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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 #448 of 4,089 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
San Antonio Texas USA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

It's been a long time since I ate there, but I do recall the food as being top-notch! The service, whether being waited on by Merlin, Zorro, or Little Mary Sunshine, was great.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is a place that has been here for many years and caters to families with kids. The food is good, but the place is a bit tired. Not for business or adults without kids.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

If you want to be entertained, this is the place to go. If you want a good meal, don't waste your time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Our grand-daughters really enjoyed all the servers dressed up as various characters and all the special rooms. The food was average.

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San Antonio
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The food was just OK but the service was horrible. Can I get some more water or iced tea? It was all about throwing your food at you and then hope you enjoy the show. Which I didn't. Hokey show meant for childen 9 and under. My steak was well cooked and seasoned. The rest of the night was horrible.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is a fun and festive place. It would be good for a birthday party. The food is just okay.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

It's a fun and crazy place to go with your kids that will surely be entertained by the waitstaff dressed in costumes and acting in their zany characters. The decor is wild - yes, I felt like we ate the mushroom along with Alice (in Wonderland). Our waiter was Harry Potter and was fun, although he mumbled a lot and... More

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Vestal, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The atmosphere was just ok. Food was terrible and overpriced. Wait staff was slow but pleasant and good to the kids. Don't go here if you want to eat good food. It's more for the entertainment value.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The decor is fantastic, the staff are in costumes, the staff are fun and quirky, the adult diners like it, the children LOVE the Magic Time Machine. The food and beverages are great too. Children's Bubbly Magic Time Machine POTIONS are fun and volcanic. Friday night margaritas $3.50. Our waiter then walked us to the Salad Car. Lots of salad... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This place is really horrible (food)  but really great (atmosphere) all t the same time.  Order a soup and salad bar only, and you should be OK.

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