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Dave & Buster's - Providence, Providence, RI

Dave & Buster's - Providence

3.7
3.7
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:00–00:00 Wed–Fri 11:00–01:00 Sat 10:00–02:00 Sun 10:00–00:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–19:00
  • Phone number
    (401) 270-4555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Child-friendly

  • Rhode Island

    Lively

  • Providence County

    Child-friendly

  • Providence County

    Lively

73 Reviews
  1. lynno

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time. Reservation done on time. Server, Jen very attentive and nice. Food good. Think there should be at least 5 chicken strips though 4 small not enough.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My son had fun The games have changed Otherwise fun place to watch sports and hang out !

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  3. ArleneJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a while to receive drinks, no one cleared table as we completed food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wow we're do I start we waited over an hour for the food .when it came it was ice cold the burger looked cheaper than a McDonald's burger no exaggeration with a tiny bit of cold fries and ice cold burger .my salad had 5 chicken nuggets for a 16 dollar salad they put the dressing themselves and it had so much it was hard to eat it but after waiting over an hour for salad I wasn't gonna have them change it and wait another hour .my daughter's pizza was ok .the waiter never brought us drinks till the end and brought me the wrong soda.at the end I was so annoyed and disappointed of everything that the manager comped the whole meal.it was a horrible experience. Will never return .Beware the food is very cheap quality ..but don't take my word for it experience it yourself Nothing like the pictures and the service horrible

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  5. ChrisO

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Hostess just stared vs actually greeting me and my family. Waitress was impossible to find and had to ask the hostess simply for the check.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    While I expected less than fine dining and it to be busy, I did not expect just how bad it was going to be. Our waitress was nice but would disappear for long periods of time. I don’t blame her, they are understaffed. Both drinks I ordered were the worst version of themselves I have ever put to my lips. Thank goodness for canned seltzer. Food was cold and underwhelming. I recommend only going for the games

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  7. Joeyd

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at the bar right away. Bartenders and servers were helpful and very friendly. Food was great as well.

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  8. StephanieG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Good atmosphere. Service could have been better.

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  9. Sally

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was what was expected but the chicken potstickers were excellent! Our server Rob was the absolute best! Pleasant, attentive and really went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The young lady at the podium was outstanding. Happy informative and fun. After we were seated Rob our waiter was outstanding. He was helpful and outgoing and made my 3 nieces and nephew feel right at home and it was their first time there!!! Kudos on the people they have working there!!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was absolutely horrible, my husband and I generally visit this location a lot. Normally we sit in the arcade area but since it was Valentine Day, I wanted to sit in one of the dining rooms. The server took about 10 minutes to come over and get our drink orders. If she was busy then I would understand the delay, however, she was too busy playing on her and talking to another server. Worse part was she kept looking at my husband and I, ignoring us. I order the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and tell her that I don’t want cheese because I’m healthy lactose intolerance, so when my sandwich makes it to the table, I double check my sandwich out of habit. And the server gave me an attitude when she saw me check for the cheese. She tells me “Of course it wouldn’t have cheese” That was the final straw, she didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert, she puts the bill on the table and walked away. Worst service I’ve ever had at a Dave and Busters.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was poor, the food was not goods and it’s super loud.

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  13. RickE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, but the food was gross!! My kids didn’t eat there food. We still had to pay and it was not cheap. Very overpriced. Kids had a great time playing games but, I would recommend feeding them before visiting.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers were cold and below average, menu was limited due to kitchen remodel . Food quality below average for the price paid.

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  15. BethaniC

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was kind. Not attentive whatsoever. Never asked how the food was, which was good...bc it was terrible. Kids pizza burnt, fries were overcooked and cold. Asked for a edible pizza, the second one wasn't incredibly burnt, but it was overcooked and not good. Asked for kids drink that wasn't soda, whatever she suggested clearly had sprite in it. Could have been an understanding. Fried Pickles were good. Overall food was overpriced and sub-par. First time coming back after years, amd will definitly be the last.

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  16. CLKe

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It took about 10-15 minutes before a server came to my table to give water or take order. The server was very kind and did a great job after that checking in often and making sure we had everything we needed. The food was pretty awful. The chicken tenders seemed to be all breading and no chicken and the kids Mac and cheese tasted like frozen stouffers Mac and cheese. Portions for everything were very small. My son enjoyed the arcade area but we probably wouldn’t go back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we like about Dave&Busters as usual, another great visit.

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  18. Mandalinem

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for our daughter's birthday but chose to sit closer to the arcades. At first we sat there for a while waiting of our server to come. She did a great job and it made the waiting worth while. Food was great! Service was great! We were greeted with smiles at the front desk! Nothing to complain about. Overall excellent time!

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  19. VictoriaB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was awful, I noted that it was a birthday celebration- there was no acknowledgement of it. It seemed like we were bothering the staff by being there.

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  20. BarbL

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I knew what to expect as I have been to D and B before, but I think I forgot how truly chaotic it is. We brought our grandchildren because I knew they like to play the games. I know the noise is what it is. I wasn’t expecting the food portion to be so challenging. No one waited on us until I literally got up and grabbed a server after 15 minutes. He was so busy that it took another 20 minutes to get our sodas. The food arrived fairly quickly but the runner told us we had to wait for our server for silverware. I got up and went to the waiter stand to get it myself as I knew it would be another 15 minutes. My burger was actually delicious-veggie version. I expect to have the deafening noise. I expect to have the kids blow through $75 in 15 minutes. I did not expect to have such poor service. Not the waiter’s fault btw, clearly needed more help and no one seemed to be assigned to specific tables.

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  21. CecileS

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Already called and spoke to a good manager who took my concern very serious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great staff, positive atmosphere!!

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  23. LISAD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fries and crispy chicken on the VooDoo Chicken were extremely salty. (plus the chicken piece was very small) The fish from the fish and chips was pretty good. I was surprised that Dave N Busters does not validate parking anymore, even to give an hour discount would have been nice

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  24. Doug

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the young lady who seated us, to Channel, our server, to the food, everything was great. A minor mix-up in the order was immediately addressed and resolved. Great place!!!!

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  25. MissyD

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My waiter was excellent my service was excellent my food was amazing overall my experience was amazing would recommend to anyone

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  26. RichardL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was terrible, appetizers were brought with dinner not before and everything was cold. Sat at bar for 15 minutes and No one even acknowledged us. Will never go back again

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  27. BriannaG

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My child fell because the floor was wet and the workers just looked at her . But she fell an smacked her head on the floor !! On her Birthday

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good. Drinks are very good selection. Service is terrible.

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  29. Meghan

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible. Our waitress was rude from the start, our friends got the same alcoholic beverage and they were completely different. One tasted terrible the other good. She didn’t care and said well it’s two different bartenders. The chicken that 5 out 10 of us got was completely dry. The server was annoyed that we weren’t buying game cards to play afterwards. The bill was high for the poor quality of food. The hostess and food runners were very nice and friendly.

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  30. LauraR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jake did an excellent job waiting on all our members from our organization, including members that were delayed due to the weather. Thank you so much!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Two and a half hours to get some salads and burgers. We ordered drinks that never came, yet we were charged for them. The place was not busy but it took over an hour and a half to get our meals, which came out cold. Very poor experience!

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  32. PatrickD

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wasn't prepared as we asked. Reserved a booth and sat us at a table because booth wasn't available for our time we reserved for. Waited for utensils while our food was siting infront of us. Got gaming card only to find out after we could of got double of chips for the same price wasn't told. Some games did not work claw machine, are throwing game wasn't in sync. List goes on. Workers in general was nice. Cooks should always check there slips. Review what customer wants .

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  33. scottb

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a party of people and when we arrived our area wasn’t ready, that was one challenge. Service was weak and slow at best. Considering it was not very busy, I would have thought we’d get a little more attention from our waitress, but it wasn’t the case. The food was basically fast food type/level, and overall just a poor experience. It’s my own fault but after buying 4 separate game cards, I didn’t realize (nor was I told) of the $3 fee for a plastic hotel key type card. $12 wasted when the lady knew our girls were doubling up. On top of that, again more on me for not catching it, but the fact Dave & Busters rolls into the bill and recommended tip amount the expense of the game playing cards and those values speaks to everything you need to know about corporate culture. Tipping on them is absurd, yet I didn’t catch it. Kids enjoyed their time in the games, however it’s going to take a serious response from someone at D&B corporate for me to ever consider taking my softball organization (13 teams) ever again to a D&B event.

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  34. DavidR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The management of this place is abysmal. I never frequented this place much, but have visited a few times this year. The standards for the state of the food that leaves the kitchen is wildly inconsistent. I've had perfectly fine food, but also fish and chips that hadn't even been battered, or sandwiches that looked like they had been left to die under the heat lamp. The service staff is friendly, but doesn't seem to be trained in consistent follow-through or communication. Essentially, it seems like there's nobody at the wheel here. Maybe the compensation isn't high enough to draw high-quality management or kitchen staff, or perhaps not high enough for staff to stay motivated in a strenuous environment, but this definitely seems like a top-down problem.

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  35. AbbyBee

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bartender who we ordered our food with was so nice and helpful!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kids birthday party! Excellent service at dinner. Super crowded gaming, but it was a busy Saturday night.

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  37. Flazzy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Courtney was amazing as usual we appreciate her excellent service and attentiveness.

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  38. SarahB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was honestly way better than I expected and they offer gluten free bread options which I was super excited about! It was super affordable and the gaming chips go a long way, we played for hours. Overall, I was really impressed and which we had tried them out years ago. I thought it would be overpriced and it was actually a great bargain for family time!

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  39. DanielV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun food was good I must say was good just don’t go on weekends lol

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from the food, drinks, service & atmosphere.

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Dave & Buster's - Providence is rated 3.7 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Dave & Buster's - Providence

40 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Area
    Providence
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:00–00:00 Wed–Fri 11:00–01:00 Sat 10:00–02:00 Sun 10:00–00:00 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 16:00–19:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
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