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Magic Time Machine

902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
+1 210-828-1470
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (12 reviews)
“nacho libre” (18 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209-1401
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rapunzel got me into trouble...Ha ha. It's a fun restaurant for the kids. The food is bland and boring, but reasonably priced. The restaurant has a variety of visually stimulating seating arrangements. It's definitely worth a one time visit.

Thank Thrall77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff are in costumes. We had The Famous Cpt Hook. But we seen forest gump, Ariel from the mermaid, iron man, kylo Ren from Star wars. To many to name really. It's an old building, nothing fancy at all, but it's the experience...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for dinner twice and was pleased both times. Never before eating here we were shocked to see the employees dressed in costumes. All the tables are like private coves. Our first visit we had for our waiter Major Pain. He was...More

Thank Countingman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an absolutely amazing experience. I had never been to this place before and I had no idea what to expect as I never read any of the reviews before. Captain Jack Sparrow was our waiter and we had the most fun dining that...More

Thank DarkJaguar0709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This places has never improved it's appearance or food. You can smell the mildew and dirty carpet as you are walking to your table. The food is over priced and horrible. Three individuals in our party all purchased the Alfredo Chicken meal and we all...More

Thank Shehulk37
Reviewed 16 May 2017 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...More

Thank MrsR212
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank vvickie2000
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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...More

Thank paradiselost79
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
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I was stationed at fort Sam Houston I the early 70s. Is this the same place that had an old MG as the salad bar? Remember having a great time there Thanks
17 June 2017|
Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
Not a car guy but if an MG is a car then yes.
Kevin E
Are there gluten-free options?
18 February 2016|
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Response from Kevin E |
We dined there after asking the question. They do have a menu of gluten free items. Just ask the server.
does the restaurant take reservations?
26 September 2015|
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Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, the Magic Time machine in San Antonio only takes reservations for large parties. If I were you, I would request to sit near the salad car- there is more action and fun going on in that area. We sat... More
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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, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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