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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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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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140 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

Thank Spider1016
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Huge! It's a place to have fun and it does the trick. My son's favourite place to go. It has TONS of games to choose from and lots of staff around. Don't know how the food is as we only went to play. They have a big game selection, lots of TVs around, seating, is clean and well organized. They... More 

Thank IW25
Rochester, New York
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not my favorite type of place, but the kids loved it. Spent $100 including 2 kids meals and 1 adult meal. Kind of expensive, super noisy and a very long wait.

Thank coldinrochester
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

An alright place to hang out with friends and get some food/beer. There were definitely more kids than I expected. I was hoping for an arcade without children.

Thank Tansy C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't give this place any ratings at all if I didn't have to. My boyfriend and I took his grandparents here for dinner and everything was absolutely horrible. Being someone that is in the hospitality industry I was very disappointed with how not only our waitress handled the situation, but also the manager. We had gotten an appetizer to... More 

Thank Marissa C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to go here on a whim for a date night while we visited Providence and it was perfect. The food and service was excellent. If you are a couple I highly recommend just sitting at the bar. The tokens are decently priced and plenty of games to choose from!

Thank Baylee W

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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
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?