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Magic Time Machine

$$ - $$$
Oak Park / Northwood
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902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
+1 210-828-1470
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Lampasas, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I met friends here for supper... it was very enjoyable. All the staff were dressed as different characters, some old, some new... and acted the parts as well. This would be great for children... but we also had a blast. The food was good, the shrimp picayune for an appetizer was amazing, and our waitress, Wednesday (from... More 

Thank MrsR212
Kingsville, Texas
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food it's well done but the cheesecake with chocolate toping it's like the restaurant... Excellent! The service it's the same best asset of this wonderful place. Highly recommended! It should be a must seen in SA!

Thank 1969ViajeroFrecuente
Nacogdoches, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there despite some reviews, as too many children, DUH!!!! Went on Saturday night, no wait, but was early. Great service by Lilo. Many of characters came by. Food was some of the best. I had seafood stuffed prime rib without it being blackened and the special order was no problem. Best seafood stuffing Ive ever had. Friend had Salmon,... More 

Thank vvickie2000
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the one in Dallas and were not impressed at all. But this one had some amazingly good food (the hilariously named Roman Orgy). Our waiter was King Julian from Madagascar, and did a great job. Deadpool was pretty damn funny, and we saw Thor towards the end who did his part well. Food was even decently priced.... More 

Thank paradiselost79
Fort Worth, United States
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food in this restaurant, but the magic is in the atmosphere. Each table is in its own little world of fun. Wait staff are helpful and full of magic, too. Want to go every time we visit San Antonio.

Thank Jan C
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

When my husband pulled up to this place I immediately gave it the side eye. It looked sort of old but colorful on the outside and when I saw the name, Magic Time Machine, I thought "Oh no...". Basically, this place is a restaurant that offers an experience. The servers are all characters from popular movies or books for kids... More 

Thank ceecee36
Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Honestly have not had such an amazing time with friends and family like the night we had dinner at The Magic Time Machine all the characters are super funny entertaining and just friendly oh and great servers too! Food is great too! Just an overall great service. If you are ever in San Antonio make time to visit this restaurant.

1 Thank delmymartinez
Clarksburg, New Jersey
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were in town with a large group for a competition and went here. I guess the easiest way to describe this place is a cross between chuckie cheese and Dicks last resort. It is not for someone looking for a quiet place with great food. It is loud old and dated. Not going back here anytime soon

Thank kbomb811
New Braunfels, Texas
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is our 3rd visit to MTM. We went on a Friday night without Reservations for 6 of us to celebrate our nieces birthdays. We new we would have to wait, so when tinkerbell told us 30-45 mins we were not surprised. We were surprised 20 minutes later when they seated us. The first time we were here, we had... More 

Thank Trent H
New Braunfels, Texas
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Poorly prepared food, waitstaff too busy trying to be "cool", and just an old, tired interior. Frankly, there's NOTHING we found about this dive to bring us back.

Thank George M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Oak Park / Northwood
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Park / Northwood
  • Phone Number: +1 210-828-1470

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