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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401 (Oak Park / Northwood)
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Ranked #561 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Neighborhood: Oak Park / Northwood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cibolo, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 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
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great place to go for a kids special occasion, fun costumed waitstaff stay in character, bring silly named bubbling drinks that make them laugh and have about a million ways to sing happy birthday! It's been around for a long long long time, it has fun themed booths you can sit in and a vintage car that... More 

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Additional Information about Magic Time Machine

Address: 902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
Phone Number: 210-828-1470
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Oak Park / Northwood
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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