Austin >Food & Dining > Dave & Buster's
9333 Research Blvd, #A600, Austin, TX | Directions 7875930.382843 -97.739970
Neighborhoods: North Burnet - Gateway, Gateway
great place for a night out with friends. – When I feel like going out to drink with my friends a bar can get pretty boring and too loud to even talk at. D&B has large selection of food and drinks with a pool hall and video games to keep us occupied. For me the only drawback is that unless you watch your money it can go pretty fast.
dave and busters have to many kids and a lot of drunk parents not watching them,the games are geared for adults or older kids the food is greasy and service is to slow,and the prices is outrages.
Super-sized party multiplex for casual diners and serious drinkers who like a joystick with their drumsticks and swizzle sticks. – In Short
This massive entertainment complex lures customers in with its arcade, then keeps them there by way of a spacious eatery serving pizza, pasta, burgers and finger food. Classic games like billiards, skeeball and shuffleboard are balanced by electronic counterpoints such as Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede and virtual-reality simulators that re-create an 18-wheeler ride or a Star Trek voyage. Of the two full bars, one comes with a 20-screen videodome designed for armchair quarterbacks.
Awesome place with wonderful service. Promt, friendly, great family fun – I took my children with us. I have a 10 year old who threw up at our table, our server was the best I have ever seen, he came over, helped us to move tables, cleaned up the mess for us and they gave my son a free t-shirt, with no bad looks or judgement just a "woops that happens are you ok", how many nice places do you think would have handled that well. It's fun but classy all at once, one review called it a grow up chuckie cheese...please it's classic and wonderful..Those people don't have kids and should eat somewhere that don't allow children if you don't like them...reminds me of people on planes who complain that a child has made noise, ride coach~ LOL in short this a great place for first date or a time for a family dinner...would recommmed all the way:)
Wow, when did this turn into Chuck E Cheese with drunk adults? – So the wife and I hadn't been to D&B in about 5-6 years (living in Portland where there was none). We decided on dinner and some games one Saturday.
Dinner, low end chain food. Our waitress said "the cheese soup is the best" - it was inedible. I mean horrid.
Whatever, I wanted to get my game on.
We got on the floor and man were there a lot of kids. I don't remember D&B having kids in it - or at least they had to leave at 8pm or something. Not anymore - place was packed with rude kids with no manners and no adults watching them even though signs posted say parents have to attend them.
So all the games are 1-2 like ski ball, hoops, air hockey and then 47 versions of House of the Dead and a handfull of coin games for obsessive gamblers. It sucked.
After wasting money on most the video games we played the ticket machines that worked 75% of the time at best - good luck finding someone to help you or serve you a beer. Again vision rude 13 boys running amok.
And then it got later and the night life picked up. Or I should say really undersireable people started filling in and even better brought their rude kids.
We went to cash in the tickets and the little room was a mad house. I had a little girl cut in front of me - I called her on it and she pretended not to speak English. I caled her on that too. The cashier laughed.
Poor Service – I was disapointed when I went there and it was so busy that it took the waiter over 15 minutes to bring our drinks. I had heard good things about the drinks, but to be honest, I was not impressed. We asked for a menu more than once and after 30 minutes of waiting finally got one. Then it took our dinner order a very long time to arrive. I would not reccomend going there hungry. I think I'll be avoiding that hot spot.
Fun times! – Dave and Busters is a fun place. The food is pretty good and the games are tons of fun! I've been there several times and like it a lot.
Dave's 2xCheeseburger with BBQ = Heaven on a bun – I first went to DnB for a graduation celebration, and noted the excellent quality of the billiards equipment (at a reasonable cost for the quality), and the fun arcades. The bar service was good (even my wife said it was the largest and best Shirley Temple she's had, and for only two bucks, with free refills at that). We returned later that week, only to discover the most awesome burgers we've ever had. The superb BBQ sauce only added to the experience, taking it from excellent to astronomically good. The service was some of the best we've had. Now we are practically addicted to these burgers. The rest of the place is great fun, at a price, but with a great atmosphere, but we come for the BURGERS! P.S. Try to avoid non-burger meals, as they are sub-par, just one more reason to get one of the best burgers around!
Overpriced & Greasy Food, Bad Service – I had two terrible experiences at D&B. First, a greasy spinach salad. Pools of oil in the bowl, not dressing but grease from sauteeing the spinach. Yuck! Then, terrible service with a large group in the dining room. Don't go the D&B to eat, only go there for games and drinks. Even then, it's overpriced.
Chunky Cheese for Adults – This is like an adult version of Chunky Cheese. Plenty of games to relive your childhood, good food, nice bar, friendly atmosphere, you can even bring the whole family. Bring your credit card, the food is pricy, drinks are a little more expensive then other bars, and you may find yourself short on money if you stay long.
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