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Dave & Buster's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Providence
American, Bar
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40 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903-1747
+1 401-270-4555
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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319 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit if you're waiting for a movie or just want to grab a couple of drinks with friends and play some arcade games. Their drinks are delicious and the food is really good too. They have arcade and carnival type games and you can buy a card that's refillable to use for multiple visits.... More 

Thank Heather R
Harwich, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, we did not eat here, we just came to play some games. This is the first time we've ever visited a Dave & Buster's and our 7-year old daughter LOVES arcade games. When we first entered, we waited about 10 minutes to get a game card. We spent $25 for 135 "chips." They do have a TON... More 

Thank bugrad06
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

First and foremost, it is what it is. You don't come here for the food necessarily. This place is for kids and dad day drinking. The positives are the kids enjoy the games, there are plenty of big tvs to watch sports and there are lots of options on tap. The negatives are the food is average and it seems... More 

Thank JayBea79
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We met family here for a fun day with the kids. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the Providence Mall. It was easy to find after parking in the garage. I was disappointed in the food. It was low average and service is slow. Next time we will skip the food and go to another restaurant close... More 

Thank BostonMom333
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and they were extremely busy. The waiter was very good even though he was so busy. The food came out after a longer period of waiting than usual. Everything was tasty and cooked very well. We would go back again. The wait was definitely because of how busy they were at that time.

Thank rcouitt
Level Contributor
77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Dave and busters games are fun and awesome. Food and service on the other hand needs major improving. We visited as a party of 10 ( 5 kids and 5 adults). Seating was quick. But the food they served was in editable.. Cold and Gross. . We probably won't be back for their food but Only for the games.

Thank Chrissy C
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ok so we only go there once a year for our kid's birthday. We go for the games, but have lunch first. The waitstaff has been fabulous! I mean it- we have never had a bad waiter or waitress. We have never had to wait for a table either. The food however is another story. It is awful. It wasn't... More 

Thank Dellaharry
Southington, Connecticut
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We've never had a bad experience here, but tonight was a disaster. It was clear the Waiter Sam was not qualified for this position. He messed up every order we placed. Including bringing me seafood which I am allergic too, and specifically asked for meat three times. He was so confused when I asked to speak to his manager, who... More 

Thank Kat B
Jefferson, Maine
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171 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was awesome! We had a group of 16 and the waitresses did a great job. The food was good not great but good. Lots of games to play and tickets to be won. I'd definitely go back.

Thank EFW2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Beware when booking a function here. First of all, they market their food options as "buffett style" when in all reality if the food runs out you have to pay for more. They do not refill the food. So if you book a party with some heavy hitters, be expected to pay more on top of their already high prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903-1747
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-270-4555

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