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Address: 754 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-5208
Phone Number:
+1 253-627-4156
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00

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Truly Dorky

Kind of a labor of love for us who grew up on quarter vids. Kids are allowed, food is served, retro is current. Pretty good selection of old stand-up, console, bowling alley... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of a labor of love for us who grew up on quarter vids. Kids are allowed, food is served, retro is current. Pretty good selection of old stand-up, console, bowling alley - type video games.

Thank David S
Englewood, Florida
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We shared a pizza, ciders and a variety of drinks and played some games. Like all arcades, it's noisy, but we had a good time socializing, eating and playing games. The pizza was tasty and the drinks were good.

Thank candidhoney
Tacoma, Washington
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542 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We're so lucky to have Dorky's in Tacoma. They have an excellent selection of pinball machines of all vintages and tons of video games. Find all your favourites: Galaga, Burger Time, all the Mario and Pac-Man games, Battle Zone, Tempest, etc etc... My favourite pinball machine is Elvira. I love that all the games are priced like they were back... More 

Thank jay s
Tacoma, Washington
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great arcade, no matter what time of day that you go -- but after 9pm, it is 21+, as they do offer an awesome selection of beer. Take the kids during the day and show them what video games were like when we were their age.

Thank teknodave
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great place to take the kiddos, or to hang with friends after 9pm. The selection of games is pretty impressive as is the beer!

Thank Ilovegr8Htls
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86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is really cool. I'm sad to say I've been ignoring Tacoma for years. I thought Seattle was the place to be, but lately Seattle offers a dirty and unpleasant experience. Traffic, parking, crowded sidewalks and out of control homelessness and pan handling have turned me off. Tacoma was a breath of fresh air. Going to Dorky's on a... More 

Thank Melanieames
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When I got out of the car this past Saturday night I chuckled when I saw this arcade. It was not our point of destination. However; after we ate our meal at The Office Pub & Grill we popped into Dorky's Arcade to check it out. We both started laughing and felt like we had just returned to our childhood... More 

Thank KimB007
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196 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Really wanted to like this arcade because of the vast array of games. We were excited to discover so many choices in one place; however, we were disappointed to see "out of order" signs on several of the pinball machines. On the plus side, forewarning is better than our experience that 2 of the 3 pinball machines we tried jammed... More 

Thank narfishi
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've been to Dorky's a few times for birthdays and it is a great place. Very family friendly. I go there with my 10 and 13 year old and they have a blast playing the "old school" video games that I played when I was a kid. They really like the air hockey and pin ball machines. Good time for... More 

Thank P7585EJbrianc
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Dorky's is a fun depending on the time of day you go. Afternoon hours are less crowded/noisy. They have a good selection of games, but some don't work and the staff don't reimburse your quarters if you report a broken machine, so choose your games wisely (the newer ones seem to work better). This is an all ages venue but... More 

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