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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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Southington, Connecticut
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 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 

Thank Spider1016
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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220 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 1 August 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
Cumberland, Ri, USA
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Ok to obviously the have bar food. Apps, burgers, fried stuff, and libations. But there is a more serious side too and you can go for a nice meal with a good selection of Entre salads, or fish, chicken, ribs and pasta. Portions are a good size and if you sit near the bar, there is a nice selection to... More 

Thank JHaakRI
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Bartender right on !!! Thursday night coming from out of town my family and crew arrived after the kitchen closed I was suffering from a headache and came straight from work so I had to avoid taking my whole Tylenol pill on an empty stomach Justin showed an true act of kindness went above and beyond my drink came with... 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
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, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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?