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“Fun, Above Average Bar Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dave & Buster's

Dave & Buster's
11775 Commons Dr, Springdale, OH 45246-2551
513-671-5501
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Ranked #7 of 24 restaurants in Springdale
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Fun, Above Average Bar Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you goto Dave & Busters its because you want to play the games which are great, and they do a really good job of continually adding or replacing games with brand new games. You can blow through a lot of money quickly so would recommend signing up for their emailing list because they send out B1G1 coupons all the time. The food is bar food, but above average. If you go before 10PM you can expect a lot of kids to be there.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Lebanon, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“A throwback to my college days!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Went with a group of friends and it was like old times (but with new games). I'm one of those old guys who grew up with the dawn of video games, back when you'd carry a couple rolls of quarters into the arcade and spend hours trying to get Space Invaders to roll over! So this was great fun, even though about the only games I'm good at any more are the racing ones.

The food is nothing special, but who cares--it's a great place to spend a few hours competing against your friends to see who buys the next round!

Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My first trip to Dave & Buster's was an unexpected delight for the whole family! We decided to sit in the restaurant first, before heading over to the play room. What a surprise on many fronts! The restaurant was not busy at all...this was Sunday evening, around 6:00pm. The atmosphere is beautiful - felt like something out of "Hello Dolly". And the best thing was, only one wall of large TVs, a little ways back in the pool table area, so that was a minimal distraction for the screen heads in the group. Also, no musack was pumped into the restaurant area; you just heard the sounds of the system from the game room floating over, so that was fairly quiet, a very nice change from the usual. Now, to the food! We started with Poppin' Potatoes, seeing that every order donates $1.00 to the Make a Wish Foundation, very cool. These were good, then we ordered pretty regular American stuff. I got the Philly Cheesesteak, which was delicious. Crispy steak, flavorful onions and mushrooms, on a fresh bun. The fries were crispy, fresh, seasoned well, yum! Husband got make-your-own tacos. The rice was flavored with cilantro and a bit spicy, ingredients were fresh and tasty. Daughter got pretzel dogs, beef dogs with a smoky flavor, very good. Son got bar burgers and wings platter, very good. Daughter saved room for dessert...fresh, warm donut holes, regular and chocolate, with two dipping sauces - chocolate syrup and a delicious raspberry sauce. Enough to share with all. Everything we ate was fresh and yummy, and we added our play money card to the order(this is the eat, play, win combo). Our server was over-the-top friendly (thanks, Kevin), and the whole night cost just over $100, by the time we played games to our hearts content. This is a bit of a splurge for one family date night, but I am about paying for quality, so it was worth it to me, and everyone loved it, so I call that a successful family date!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Expensive Food that Tastes Bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The food is expensive and none of us liked it. My son had a steak and shrimp skewer item that he barely touched because he said it tasted bad. I had a sandwich that had some type of sauce on it that also was not very good. I left half of it on the plate. My daughter had a fried shrimp dish that she said was way overcooked and also let at least half of it on the plate. For the price they charge the food was awful. The food is way overpriced for having to throw most it away because no one liked it. A total waste of money! Will never go back! In addition, they automatically added an 18% gratuity to our bill. We should have had a clue when the dining room was almost empty.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good food and entertainment. Remember to bring your wallet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

My kids like the hotdog pretzels and they always can't wait to finish eating in order to go out and play games. This is a fun place for a specialty occasion or party.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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