Mardi Gras Fun Center
Mardi Gras Fun Center
3.5
What people are saying
Never going back! Lost a loyal local customer. Awful experience, rude staff.
1.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2021
100% disappointed and upset with this establishment! I love arcading and as one of the few coin arcades left in town I frequented the boardwalk arcade. Christmas 2019 they had a classic poster as a prize and I spent good money amassing close to 20,000 points on a big ticket to win it and was assured by the staff that it was up for grabs. On the day i went to redeem the points for the prize i was told by the grumpy looking lady behind the counter that even though it was on display it wasn't a prize...and suffered total letdown. I avoided Mardi Gras for a long while after. My family decided to hit the beach, its been since the pandemic that we have been out as a group and wound up stopping at the arcade and playing a few games. I realized I still had the big ticket in my wallet and decided to treat my kids to whatever they wanted from the prize locker. In an attempt to use up all the points we were met at the point locker by the grumpy lady, both of my kids picked high point prizes and i still had points leftover! While we made the exchange I had spotted a low point prize i liked i asked her if i could have one then after realizing I was a few points shy she grumpily told me NO that I'd have to GO play more games. I was so turned off by the way she said it that I mentioned the instance over the poster years back and how I had spent an additional $80 on top of my original big ticket which I had easily spent well over $100 earning. With a big move my kids wanted to make everyone happy so they decided to trade one of their prizes in so i could get what i wanted too! But instead that evil woman took both of their prizes, didn't give them anything in return, scribbled out the number on my big ticket handed it back and sent them away crying and thoroughly upset. We will never go back! I am a Daytona local and have always supported local businesses and suggested this place to friends and visitors alike...not anymore.

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Jim Mitzel
Hampton, FL211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This game room has awesome food fountain in it. The food is great just like back in the ole days. They have great breakfast & sandwiches & friendly service. They even serve draft beer.Right on the boardwalk by the pier.
Written July 2, 2018
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brylo2Wisconsin
wisconsin38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
An arcade that goes back a long way. One that survived the destruction that came with the Boardwalk Hotel that was never built. Huge beers for 5 bucks and decent games for prize redemption. Good food also. Right on the Boardwalk. A few steps to the pier.
Written March 7, 2017
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Gladymil V
Orlando, FL27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
I like the chicken sandwich...
The prizes their could be better...
I could go back to eat something and maybe play some games.
Written January 4, 2017
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Amanda H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
100% disappointed and upset with this establishment! I love arcading and as one of the few coin arcades left in town I frequented the boardwalk arcade. Christmas 2019 they had a classic poster as a prize and I spent good money amassing close to 20,000 points on a big ticket to win it and was assured by the staff that it was up for grabs. On the day i went to redeem the points for the prize i was told by the grumpy looking lady behind the counter that even though it was on display it wasn't a prize...and suffered total letdown. I avoided Mardi Gras for a long while after. My family decided to hit the beach, its been since the pandemic that we have been out as a group and wound up stopping at the arcade and playing a few games. I realized I still had the big ticket in my wallet and decided to treat my kids to whatever they wanted from the prize locker. In an attempt to use up all the points we were met at the point locker by the grumpy lady, both of my kids picked high point prizes and i still had points leftover! While we made the exchange I had spotted a low point prize i liked i asked her if i could have one then after realizing I was a few points shy she grumpily told me NO that I'd have to GO play more games. I was so turned off by the way she said it that I mentioned the instance over the poster years back and how I had spent an additional $80 on top of my original big ticket which I had easily spent well over $100 earning. With a big move my kids wanted to make everyone happy so they decided to trade one of their prizes in so i could get what i wanted too! But instead that evil woman took both of their prizes, didn't give them anything in return, scribbled out the number on my big ticket handed it back and sent them away crying and thoroughly upset. We will never go back! I am a Daytona local and have always supported local businesses and suggested this place to friends and visitors alike...not anymore.
Written February 23, 2021
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Cindiz34
121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Hands down one of the best breakfasts I've eaten! Such a hidden gem for breakfast on the boardwalk. So fast and easy to walk up to the counter and order. You can watch while they make your food in front of you and either eat inside or at a table outside looking at the ocean. Large portions, reasonable prices and so fast! I would definately eat here again and again.
Written June 6, 2020
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docspence925
Columbus, OH112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
It's a nice nostalgic place with a mix of old and new arcade games. The prizes their could be better, but it's a fun place to have a beer and kill an hour or two
Written March 3, 2016
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Melody
East Liverpool, OH185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This place is small but packed with fun. Old school arcade games and pinball plus a few other games. Most games give tickets you can redeem for prizes. There's also a small area for food. The back opens up directly to the beach. All games are 25 cents! Fun for all ages!
Written February 5, 2019
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jazzcancun
Rockville, MD119 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
I do not recommend this p[lace to eat/drink. The guys have very low standards in regards to food handling. Some use gloves, but receive your cash payment still wearing them. Others don’t use gloves (or at least not all the time). I had to step up once one of them handled my grilled cheese after being around and touching money. He denied it, obviously. Another employee told me this guy is the person om charge of the grill….. oh well, What can we expect? The man offered to prepare another one but it was too late. I got a refund but that doesn’t change the fact that they are not properly trained to work on this field.
Written January 6, 2017
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Holly M
Kansas City, MO1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Never been treated so poorly and rudely in my life from the guy working behind the ice cream and food stand. Hope he gets fired.
Written April 26, 2016
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Daytonalover19
Maple City, MI69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
You want a GREAT inexpensive breakfast eat here. Saddle on up to the "bar" and order what you want. Also a huge bonus when you come back to play that arcade. $5.00 32oz drafts that are COLD. We never miss hitting this place.
Written October 13, 2015
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