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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

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Address: 9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268-3108
Phone Number: +1 317-872-9664
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Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous...

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre. Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 150,000 theatergoers annually. Each season includes professional Broadway shows, plays and acclaimed children's theatre productions by our resident Pyramid Players. But a visit to Beef & Boards is more than just great theatre! We offer a tasty dinner buffet prepared by our in-house executive chef, plus a full-service bar and mouthwatering gourmet desserts. Be sure to stop by the Intermission gift shop for unique gift ideas, and ask about seeing more shows for less through our VIP membership program. Come see why each year more and more people discover the value and quality of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre! Beef & Boards is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the only union for professional actors in legitimate theatre.

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Wonderful theatre with dinner, too

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre is a professional theatre experience at a very reasonable price along with a buffet dinner. Every presentation has been extremely well presented... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre is a professional theatre experience at a very reasonable price along with a buffet dinner. Every presentation has been extremely well presented. The VIP membership is an excellent value and heartily recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The show there was great. My daughter and I went to see Menopause. It was funny. We really enjoyed it. It was a birthday present from her to take me there. Now, the food, the food there leaves a lot to be desired. Neither of us ate very much. And what I ate really wasn't that good. I had a... More 

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Russiaville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a Dinner Theater that provides value for the cost of the ticket. The evening begins with being escorted to our seats and being brought the cocktails that we ordered promptly. We then were able to take our turn at the buffet, I will say that the menu was very good on the night we were in attendance. Dessert... More 

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Thank Keith O
Avon, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've only been to the kids theater performances, so I've never had the buffet. The two shows were both "ok." Your snack is a commercially packaged rice Krispy treat and a juice box, so nothing fancy there. Overall the price of the kids matinees are reasonable, but I would recommend the shows at the children's museum over these,

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I can't say enough about our Beef & Boards experience! I called to make reservations for a group of 17 (veterans). The ticket coordinator asked me what the occasion was and I told her it was a Korean War veterans reunion. Prior to the show starting, they announced the group and everyone in the audience stood up and gave a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I love going to watch the shows at beef and boards. The shows are always good, great actors and actresses. The buffet before the show always has great food. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great dinner and show.

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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It was a good time. The food was good and the play was great. The Buffet was hard to get to. For my mom who has issues with stairs.

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BeefandBoards, Public Relations Manager at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Robin! So sorry to hear about any inconvenience. We're happy to accommodate all customers, and our servers go to the buffet to get the food for those who cannot negotiate the stairs. All you need to do is ask! It's also helpful if you notify us of any special needs when making your reservation so we're prepared to assist.... More 

Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went to see Menopause the Musical with dear friends. First trip here so unsure what to expect though 'dress code' was noted. Saw some folks in jeans. Doors open at 6p and in this theater style set up, the servers had to have a process to get to you. A little disappointed show didn't start until 8p, but expect that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Have been going here for over 10 years and love the plays. Cast is always professional and production is first rate. On theater alone it would be a 5. However it is more than the actual stage production. Last night we saw Menopause - the musical. Hilarious. But the sound was uneven. At one point the earth mother character's mic... More 

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BeefandBoards, Public Relations Manager at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. We're so sorry it did not meet your expectations. We would like to apologize for the sound issues. While they will happen occasionally, our full-time sound technician is currently on vacation and we have someone filling in for him, which may account for the problem... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We saw a production of "Church Basement Ladies". A very strong cast for a very weak story. The food was okay... old fashioned dinner theater fare, but as one of the youngest in the audience (in my mid 40's) I'm sure any menu more contemporary than 1983 would scare off the regulars. I've seen bigger shows here ("Cats" Believe it... More 

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