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Magic Time Machine

$$$
Oak Park / Northwood
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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
210-828-1470
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 42
    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
The atmospher is great, the food is OK. The kids will love it!

The Magic Time Machine, is a great place to take the kids or for special occasions. My daughter loved it! She had one of the special drinks they serve the kids along with a special kids selection. I have always loved the MTM atmosphere and now my daughter got to experience it too. The food is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
David L
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Warner Robins, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Brownsville, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I recommend this restaurant if you are in a goofy mood and want to have the kids entertained. The food was above average, but it is a little pricey compared to other famous franchises. The staff remain in character and are very funny and like to entertain. I recommend it for a good family time.

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Nederland, Texas
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great restaurant for food but also for fun, entertainment!!! The staff is amazing and kept us on our toes during our meal!! It made the time fly by!!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food was decent. Kids had an absolute blast. Staff was amazing. Worth the two hours we were here We will come back Thank you

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Magic Time Machine, is a great place to take the kids or for special occasions. My daughter loved it! She had one of the special drinks they serve the kids along with a special kids selection. I have always loved the MTM atmosphere and now my daughter got to experience it too. The food is OK. This is one... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

For a fun evening for a birthday or to amuse kids, this is it! We have come off and on for about 25 years. Use to be a treat for good grades or a birthday. Last night my daughter was grown and thought it would be fun to go back for her birthday. We were greeted by the first negative... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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: Families with children, Special occasions, 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?