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Magic Time Machine

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Oak Park / Northwood
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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
210-828-1470
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Maybe Worst Ever Meal

Let me start by saying I did not choose the restaurant and my expectations were super low. But I was surprised by the amount of people waiting and thought it must be improved. The place is loud, that is to be expected. I only ordered the soup and salad. I could eat neither, both horrible. The... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
nancy t
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying I did not choose the restaurant and my expectations were super low. But I was surprised by the amount of people waiting and thought it must be improved. The place is loud, that is to be expected. I only ordered the soup and salad. I could eat neither, both horrible. The lettuce was limp and... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were at Magic Time Machine on Saturday, January 24th,2015 around 2:30. I had called a few days before and was told there would be several characters to "mingle" with. We saw 4 characters and our server was the only one that ever came to our table. The kids tried to interact with one of the others and he would... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you're wanting to take children somewhere to eat for a party, I would definitely choose the Magic Time Machine! It's so much fun and the environment is wonderful. The food is good, as well!

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were a large party of 15, so perhaps the service was reflecting that... but it wasn't very good... some of our party thought maybe that was his character...? (no one any of us had recognized). The restaurant has a very cool theme but had seen better days. It was actually a little...sad. The food was very salty, the "car... More 

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brownsville,tx
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family of 5 had a great time at this restaurant. Got greated and serviced great by the "characters". Meal was awesome with fresh salad bar in a unique setting. Kids had a great time in the game room as well. Will visit again.

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New Braunfels, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

pretty expensive, but a great place for little kids parties.....they make them walk around in a line for "potty patrol"...it's cute....i remember going there as a kid when I was inducted into the brownies.....love it!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Name sounds great, but don't expect too much. Food was not anything to flip over, just average. Not quiet worth the money.

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Lake Forest, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Captain Jack Sparrow was our waiter & he was pleasant, charming, informative and witty no matter what was said or asked of him. My best friend's entire family enjoyed the evening along with the bday girl's friends & her boyfriend. I'm looking forward to all of us coming back during the summer when my husband & daughter can enjoy this... More 

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Manitowoc
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The whole place is kinda dingy and looks like they went to garage sales and said "I'll take it all and stick it on the wall". The staff was mostly fun and cool but some of the ladies who play Disney characters sound like their from Brooklyn. Captain Jack and Ace Ventura were funny. Good family fun but weird menu.

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

To summarize... Great service, average food, a bit pricey, worn and tired environment. Great, unique, fun atmosphere. A safe haven for a group of teenagers on Prom night or large birthday celebration. Food is average which is disappointing since it was one of the great destination restaurants in the 1970's and 1980's. When Mr. and Mrs. Hasslocher (the founders) were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Oak Park / Northwood
  • Neighborhood: Oak Park / Northwood
  • Phone Number: 210-828-1470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?