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Magic Time Machine

$$$
Oak Park / Northwood
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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
210-828-1470
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
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Austin, TX
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Each section has a different character (waiter) and they encourage you to go around getting autographs. The kids had a blast with Nacho Libre and Lady Gaga as our waiters.

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Thank wildblu3
Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to this place for years (back when there was one in Austin) and now take my kids to the one in San Antonio for special occassions. The food isn't the greatest, but the experience is so fun. We went last night and had Thor and Buddy the Elf... they were awesome!!! So in character! Buddy's "tour" to... More 

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Thank Rachel M
El Paso, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magic Time Machine is definitely a fun, unique place to go with children. You will experience those who assist you dressed up in various costumes from cartoons or movies, and the restaurant is decorated in various and unique themes. Some tables are like small huts. The atmosphere is very good; some of those waiters or waitresses have much better personalities... More 

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Thank freedomcat22
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food really was better than the entertainment which was amusing. My wife I both had the Southwest Chicken in two visits. Was very surprised at the taste and preparation. The service was very good but the only negative of the evening was that they added an 18% tip to the bill automatically. That actually cost my server as I... More 

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Thank Jay3529
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any and every time we go to San Antonio, my kids BEGS to stop here...and they are now teenagers! It is always a good time and highly entertaining! The last time we were there we had Buddy the Elf and Thor. They are AMAZING! I can never say enough good things about this place

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1 Thank Melinda R
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time here! The servers were wonderful, the food was amazing! The drinks were yummy. The salad bar is amazing! Make sure to ask your waitstaff where the restrooms are! All the wait staff had a blast and we had a blast seeing them interacting with us. From elf to the pirate we loved them all! Can't... More 

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1 Thank Texastosha
Mission, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very entertaining, we had Lady Gaga, she was great! The food was delicious and the salad bar is very fresh.

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1 Thank rbmry
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our family met to celebrate two birthdays and a wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed! Truly a unique experience from the unusual eating nooks, entertaining character wait staff, and giant banana split dessert.....to the smoking magic potion drinks! A roving photographer even took a remarkable group picture to mark the occasion. It was a bit pricey, but "Buddy... More 

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1 Thank Barbara D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I decided to visit this restaurant again after many years of staying away. Food is reasonably priced...but mediocre. Great little cheese crackers and bread. Salad bar had wilted cucumbers, and other not so fresh veggies. Potato soup okay...not great. Ranch dressing completely tasteless. Our waiter was nice and helpful though. My ribeye was okay...just not great...They just need to up... More 

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1 Thank Diane V
New Mexico
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place requires patience if you are an adult. Think of a Dick's Resort but with juvenile, mid-school antics. The kids will love it and, believe it or not, I thought the food was real good. Had the chicken, brisket, potatoes, corn on the cob, and fruit. Very tasty. Expect to spend some time here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Oak Park / Northwood
  • Neighborhood: Oak Park / Northwood
  • Phone Number: 210-828-1470

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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?