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Magic Time Machine

Oak Park / Northwood
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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday celebrations

The food is awful. Tastes frozen... But the entertainment! A must visit. Capitan Jack. Indiana Jones. Spiderman. The entrainment is the best! At least it distracts from the food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Houston, Texas
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its all about fun at TMTM. Every table is different. Wait staff are playacting various storybook parts. Artwork for sale on the walls. And instead of a salad bar they have a salad car. How can you go wrong? Nice food selection (for meat eaters, hint hint). Fun drinks. Practical jokes. General mayhem. Dry ice effects. The kids I saw... More 

Thank 49Stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to bring your family. It is so fun! The food is good, not the best. People come here for the waiters and waitresses that are dressed up like characters. our waiter was a ninja and he was really funny. He entertained us the entire meal. I loved him. He was very friendly and joked a... More 

Thank jessica h
Abilene, Texas
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tinkerbell was our server and makes you believe in fairies. She was an engaging character and provided us with a great review of the menu and showed us the great Car Salad Bar. The menu has a great selection of diverse food offerings. There is also a great kid's menu. The food is is great and is served in a... More 

Thank Richard S
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been about 20+ years since I have been to Magic Time Machine (in a different town). I had my nieces (12 & 9) along with my friend & her granddaughter (14). They all loved the place. My friend never even heard of this place. GI-Joe Waiter was attentive & funny. His helper, Shaggy (Scooby- Doo) was a great... More 

Thank Carlos_Texas
Majuro, Marshall Islands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to go to the Magic Time Machine for every special occasion as a kid. The last time I was there, a mouse ran out near the hostess stand. I thought maybe this was just a fluke. Nope, I was disappointed with the food and the service from beginning to end. The food did not look appealing and was... More 

Thank Tina L
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here since our customer had said it was a great place. Quite different to say the least. Just not a comfortable visit for either one of us. Food was some of the least favorite that I have had in San Antonio. The restaurant was not only quite different it swung more to a bit weird. It was an experience... More 

Thank Bruce G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant about 10 years ago when I was visiting a friend in the Air Force, and it breaks my heart to see that it is rated so far down the list of restaurants. I think this place is absolutely amazing! The atmosphere is like no other, the staff is all dressed in costumes and remain in character... More 

Thank Shannon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had an absolute blast at this restaurant with our server being Catness from the Hunger Games movie. She was light and funny and not only and excellent performer but an excellent server as well. The food was delicious and timely for our party of 10. Jokes throughout our meal kept us laughing and bean-boozled played at the end of... More 

Thank Lovinglifesadventures
Orange, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Our family of 5 had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at the Magic Time Machine. Staff - Friendly and helpful. I had no problem when i called to push our reservation back an hour ( even though it was the same day).. and was even able to request a waiter from the characters they had on staff. All of the... More 

Thank Sheheira S
Houston, Texas
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415 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is awful. Tastes frozen... But the entertainment! A must visit. Capitan Jack. Indiana Jones. Spiderman. The entrainment is the best! At least it distracts from the food!

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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