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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
17:00 - 22:30
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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank delmymartinez
Clarksburg, New Jersey
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited while on vacation with a group of friends. We were planned a special night and even rented a limo for my 7 year old who has ALWAYS wanted to ride in one. As we arrived at the restaurant, we jumped out and attempted to take some photos of our kids (4 to 7 years old). In comes a... More 

Thank Bugsiesmom
La Marque, United States
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My granddaughter loves this place. The food is fine. The eclectic decor and entertaining servers are the biggest attraction. It's almost like dinner and a movie.

Thank Regina C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Booked this for grandchildren who really looked forward to meeting the characters. The waiters and waitresses work hard to interact with the children. Quite frankly, kids (ages 5 & 7) loved it and loved joking with the Star Wars characters. On the downside... the food is really nasty (kids nor adults liked) and very expensive, and the interior is run... More 

Thank Mary M
Blanco, Texas
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We arrived at opening time to find a very large line ahead of us. Our wait time was underestimated by quite a bit. "Up to an hour" we felt ok with. After all, it was Spring Break. One hour and forty-five minutes later, our two young teens were less than pleasant company. We dined in the "refrigerator", served by Elsa... More 

Thank Faroe59
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I loved going to MTM as a child, and even as a young adult. I hyped it up big time for my 7 year old while we were vacationing in SA for Spring Break: the side salad car, the characters, the magic potion drinks, the potty train. I was pretty disappointed. The magic potion drinks were barely "brewing," our character... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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?