Review: Dave & Buster’s Summer Games 2012



Whenever my family wants to go to a place where both adults and kids can have fun, the answer is always Dave & Buster’s! I love the variety of food that is offered and there are games for all of us to play! Right now, Dave & Buster’s has launched the Summer of Games 2012 for even MORE fun!



We recently had the chance to go to Dave & Buster’s for a fun-filled night. Hayden wasn’t feeling the best so we left him at home. While I was disappointed because I knew how much fun he would have, I was a little giddy that my husband and I were going to get the chance to go and act like kids ourselves!

Josh, our waiter, was wonderful and he was great in suggesting what appetizers, entrees and drinks we should try. Dave & Buster’s has several new items on the menu like Pretzel Dogs, a Lawnmower Salad and the South Philly Burger –  a 100% Angus burger piled high with cheese steak “imported” from Philadelphia. Can you say YUM?!

We decided to go with the Pretzel Dogs as an appetizer and they came with a spicy habenero dipping sauce. For an entree, Heath decided to try the new South Philly Burger. I’m a big lover of pasta so Josh suggested I try the Baked Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo, one of his favorites.

Everything was incredibly delicious but Heath’s South Philly Burger was SO good! He let me have just a bite and I wanted more! My pasta was delicious though also, I loved the mix of shrimp and chicken with the three-cheese Alfredo sauce.

We were already full from our entrees, but we just HAD to try the desserts! It all looked so good and I was tempted to order the cheesecake, but we decided to try the Bananas Foster Pie and the Ginormous Brownie Sundae. They weren’t lying when they called it GINORMOUS! It consists of two chocolate chip pecan brownies and two scoops of hand-dipped vanilla bean ice cream covered with three classic sauces: chocolate, caramel and raspberry with fresh strawberries. Topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, this is the ultimate dessert to share. But I have to admit, it had nothing on the Bananas Foster Pie. This was by far one of my favorite desserts EVER! It was just chilled banana pudding and vanilla sponge cake layered with a cinnamon-graham pastry and topped with rum sauce and warm caramel but it was so decadent. Heath and I both agreed it was our favorite of the desserts!

While Heath stuck to beer during our meal, I got to try a few different alcoholic snow-cone drinks. So good and perfect for a hot summer day!

After all of that food, we were really too full and tired to move but it was time to get out and play games! Dave & Buster’s calls it the Million Dollar Midway because they have a million dollars worth of games – and I believe it! This summer, they are introducing 10 new summer games and I was excited to get out there and play them. The best thing about these new games is the promotion where if you buy a Powercard, guests will get two free plays on three of the newest games. Those three games are Dirty Drivin’ (a combat racing game), Speed of Light (a game that tests player’s speed and reflexes), and Quad Air Hockey (a four person version of the classic game).

The first game Heath had to play was the new Dirty Drivin’ game and he loved it. He looked like he was having so much fun, that I had to try it too! I was excited because I came in first place – I never come in first place for racing games!

We played the Quad Air Hockey game even though there were just two of us, but it still was a lot of fun! I can’t imagine the frantic pace if there were four of us playing! Some of the other games we liked were Speed of Light and Monster Drop. Who am I kidding, we loved them all!

You can check out the large selection of games offered at Dave & Buster’s, but make sure to check out their 10 NEW games! You’ll get those free plays through July 1st also!  To kick off the summer, every Friday and Saturday night through July 1 (THIS WEEKEND!) , the girls from the Dave & Buster’s Game Crew will be at every location to treat guests to free games, and hand out promotional prizes.

Dave & Buster’s is definitely one of the best places to be this summer – head there and have some fun!

Disclosure: We received dinner and game time from Dave & Buster’s to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. says

    You know, we actually have one here in town and we have never been!! Their food looks delicious though. I think we need a date night soon 😉

  2. says

    Dave & Buster’s is one of our favorite “date night” spots! The food is always fantastic and I love beating my husband at the racecar games! Ha! :)

    That pasta you had looks delicious! May have to try it the next time we go!

  3. says

    Dave and Busters is on my list for something to do with the children I nanny for during a summer storm kind of day. I know they will love it!

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