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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Address: 200 Aquarium Way, Dock #4 - Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, CA 90802-8140
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+1 866-496-0535
10:00 - 17:00
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Sat 10:00 - 13:00

The Dinner Detective is an award winning, comedic, interactive murder...

The Dinner Detective is an award winning, comedic, interactive murder mystery dinner show.

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Murder Mystery Show

The show was fun. The acting was a combination of funny, laughable and entertaining. The food was decent. the "cruise" around Long Beach Harbor was okay. Overall, good... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Simi Valley, California
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Simi Valley, California
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106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The show was fun. The acting was a combination of funny, laughable and entertaining. The food was decent. the "cruise" around Long Beach Harbor was okay. Overall, good experience, would not hesitate to recommend as a fun way for a couple to spend an evening, although I thought the price was a bit high for what we got.

Thank nickesquire
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Very Fun Evening! We were a bit apprehensive due to other reviews of the “Paddle Wheel Boat”. The boat is old and well maintained! The food was good…and well presented. If you are looking for a “10 star” meal…then the meal may not meet your expectations….However, you are not paying for a 10 star meal and remember that when reviewing... More 

4 Thank hammybopbop
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We came here to celebrate our company's Christmas party. Kudos to my coworkers for the idea. It was a great idea that just didn't pan out. I had even wanted to do this for my husband's birthday so I was interested but to tell you the truth, I would have rather been stuck on the 405 freeway a little longer... More 

4 Thank Amara R
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Decided to take my husband on his 40th birthday for some fun while cruising the Long Beach harbor. First of all, the line to register for the evening's entertainment(sad amateur actors) was way too long and moved too slowly. Several of us were stuck in the blazing sun while we waited for everyone to be checked in. The main room... More 

3 Thank gabi p
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I can tell right away who was the actor/actresses. We had this one actor sat in our table. It's so obvious since the whole table was just us! We knew right away he was a part of the show. Surely enough, after salad, he was "dead".

3 Thank PoySak
Long Beach, California
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

My husband celebrated a major b-day but did not want the usual kind of party. So I did a murder mystery lunch. It was a huge hit. most of our friends had never expected to be caught up in murder. The actor were great and the people I dealt with at the company were very helpful. It's now April and... More 

2 Thank Jacque H
Monrovia, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012

My fiancé and I totally enjoyed the show and were immediately pulled into the action! Dont go if you are shy or have no sense of humor! I actually became PART of the show! (Later I found out that my fiancé has emailed them and sent them a wonderful picture of me behind bars at Alcatraz), which they had a... More 

3 Thank Lynette T
Long Beach, CA
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

My husband and I went to check this out. We had never been to a murder mystery dinner show and wanted to see what it was like. The execution of the story was very entertaining, but the food was sub-par for the price you paid. I still haven't gotten over the platter of fried appetizers that was set down in... More 

5 Thank misspattie
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

We were so thrilled when we made the reservations and very pleased with the whole show and dinner! We sat next to really nice fun people who made the experience so worth it, we were laughing so hard that our cheeks were sore for the rest of the night! Our favorite part was choosing an alias for ourselves, so if... More 

3 Thank ladymeow87
Alhambra, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I bought these tickets to celebrate a wedding anniversary. My wife and I went with high expectations of a very good dinner cruise, and a live murder mystery show. So here is the review. • The Boat: It was not the one advertised (staff stated it was due to repairs). Advertised Boat was 3 Level enclosed Paddle wheel Boat. What... More 

9 Thank The_Flowers_Family

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