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Mystery Cafe

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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WILDLY ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCES for FRIENDS, FAMILY and CORPORATE EVENTS It all started when we created America's very first murder mystery dinner theater 29 years ago. It was a major hit (and still is). Ever since Mystery Café has been dreaming up...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
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+1 617-426-1999
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All reviews murder mystery dinner elephant and castle a lot of fun scavenger hunt beautiful mansion total blast actors actresses audience interaction great fun escape room small group bought tickets faneuil hall clues characters dedham mit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my dad's birthday here with the whole family and we loved it. The cast were fun and energetic. Harry was the best.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the worst money and time spent food was cold and awful.. stay away from this event if you like to give 55 dollars for the actors to sever your food and a play at the same time and the food was not fresh...More

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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We have been doing this type of dinner theater for over 30 years and as you may see, others enjoy it quite a bit - sorry it wasn't your cup of tea. The food is fresh and prepared by the Elephant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cast was awesome! They got the whole room involved in the performance. Definitely a good time. The food wasn’t very good but the show made up for it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a friend's Bachelorette party and we had so much fun. It was something different than just going out to dinner and yet we still had time to laugh and joke all while trying to figure out the story. I would recommend it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my mother’s birthday and the actors made it fun! They interacted with everyone and I was chosen to participate as “Sammy One Time”which I enjoyed very much It was awesome! I would love to get involved with acting (like this) ie plays, theatre,...More

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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad she had a happy birthday! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The acting was great and the amount of interaction was perfect: not too much and not too little! The food was good too!

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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for our last night out for our honeymoon. We went to “Hell of a Kitchen” or whatever it was called. When booking the event it asked if there were any food allergies. I made sure I included my allergy since...More

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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jessica, Congrats on your honeymoon. The Mystery Cafe in Salem is a collaboration with the Ledger Restaurant which provides the food as you said, family-style. The restaurant did make you a veggie plate that you chose not to eat so I am not sure what...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was cold. Canned veggies shoe leather steak and rubbery pasta. Dont waste 52 a ticket!!! SO DISAPOINTED....WONT EVER BE BACKMore

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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well Dragonfly, we will share with the restaurant which provides the meals for our productions and normally does an excellent job. Others guests have us 5 stars for that same show, the same night. I am sure we could have done something to make it...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a delicious meal and a beautiful building, but I was a bit under impressed. I thought the costumes were cheap looking, the acting so-so and it was too many people running around at once. You were expected to work with your table, but...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was so funny! Rooms were great at the mansion and the show was a blast! Would recommend this to anyone looking for some great food and game:)

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sweeneymd
February 15, 2018|
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Response from xray1313 | Reviewed this property |
Buffet style services, carving station, salads, sides, and desserts. 3 of are GF and didn’t have any major issues. No dessert for us. A walk up Bar with good options.
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bibliophile1941
November 2, 2017|
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Response from alicd81 | Reviewed this property |
some dressed up some down. I wore jeans and a nice top
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