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Magic Time Machine

902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401 (Oak Park / Northwood)
210-828-1470
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Ranked #489 of 4,100 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Oak Park / Northwood
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English first
Dover, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved the magictime machine. The servers were in character the entire time and the meal was good with generous portions!

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Magic Time Machine is a fun place to go for an informal dinner, especially if children are involved. The wait staff dresses in-character (movie and cartoon characters) and provides an entertaining atmosphere that's fun for all but particularly for kids. Most of the food is pretty average casual fare although the Prime Rib is usually pretty good. The soup... More

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Seguin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been going to MTM since it opened in 1973. The last 3-4 years the food quality and options have declined. The service is very good and geared towards entertaining the kids, which is great since the entire theme of the restaurant is all about children. Unfortunately the cleanliness of the building is poor. The carpets need replacing, the... More

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Burnet, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Warmly greeted, we dined in the library, and our server was Pippy Longstocking. My son is somewhat shy when he meets new people and we took him here without knowing what to expect or what the restaurant had to offer. :D She was great at making him feel comfortable enough to loosen up and enjoy the atmosphere. The food like... More

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Austin, Tx.
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been to the Magic Time Machine a few times in the past 25 years (even the one that was in Austin). We've always enjoyed the atmosphere, decorations, and waitresses and waiters in costume. Kids seem to really have fun with it, and we observed that on this trip, too. Not having been there in a few years, we didn't... More

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Texas
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ok, so you are going here for the atmosphere...remember that. The food is so-so, but this place is as good as it was when I was a kid. My kids did not stop smiling the whole time and did not want to leave! Service was great!! Will come back anytime when in San Antonio!!

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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ate at the Magic Time Machine with my 8 year old daughter. What a great time we both had. The food was great. They also had some really good drinks at the bar. My daughter enjoyed meeting all the different waiters and getting there autographs. They also had face painting in the evening. Can't wait to go back again.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going to the Magic Time Machine periodically for about 20 years, off and on. Each time I have gone has been at the invitation of friends or family. Sadly, over the course of the last few years, I feel the service and food has declined. I get it … paying for the atmosphere. However, with this most... More

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pflugerville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We took our boys soccer team there and we had so much fun. Jack Sparrow was a blast, he was so entertaining! The food was good and the staff was awesome. We loved and will take another trip from Austin just to eat here again.

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Fort Worth, TX
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were hesitant to try this place because some of the reviews said the place was old and dirty. It may need to be updated, but that's part of the charm and there was no dirt to be found. The staff was excellent, King Arthur was our server and he did an excellent job - we did the Monty Python... More

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