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Dave & Buster's - Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Dave & Buster's - Bakersfield

4.2
4.2
126 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

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–5:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (661) 282-9800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Bakersfield
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Innovative

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Hot spot

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Lively

  • Bakersfield

    Most Booked

126 Reviews
  1. RamonaL

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Wait time for food was ridiculous. Waiter didn’t put in my order so my kids had to wait double the time for their kid cheeseburgers and fries and by the time they brought the food out they didn’t even want to eat. I ordered a beer and same thing happened, was never put in. Worse experience this visit. Not sure if I’d go back

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  2. dmoore

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, atmosphere, and games were all really good. But the service was rude, and our order came out wrong. We had ordered a steak salad with no tomatoes and blue cheese and it came out with both. They also didn’t seem to be super attentive when we made our server aware of an orange allergy. Not saying I wouldn’t go back, but the staff definitely needs to be more attentive to their tables as opposed to standing in the corner booth watching the basketball game.

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  3. JourneyM21

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though I’ve been there twice I enjoyed it both times I was there the service was outstanding the food was good the servers are great and there nice I can’t wait to go back again and try more of the food options.

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  4. JavierR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience great night very special evincing with my friend

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  5. leticial

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there. It was a very fun and exciting place to go to an all the employees Where very nice and detective. Thank you for everything plus it was my birthday so I made it extra special

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  6. Mac420

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have fun and forget about everything ! Just play games win the chips and use chips to buy your food or items ! Why I always go back is because the staff that works at Bakersfield Dave and Buster’s are the best I know ! I been to every game or sports place from Blvd, Camelot , chucky cheese , johns incredible pizza in town and nothing beats Dave and busters it’s all thanks to the hard working staff from the bottom all the way to the top! Sky, Courtney , Nancy supervisors that all brings me a smile and knowing that I would be taken care of even with the smallest issues they will make it right ! And Miguel and Jose the waiters/host are on top of it on your orders ! They are the best in what they due ! Also the workers in the rewards are are always helping me out in my items or if I have an issue with returning they are quick and little to nothing about why you returning it ! I do have good reasons to return the items and it’s in the time frame that’s why they are the best especially in helping me claim my rewards online they get it done and fast so you can enjoy playing the games ! And the floor workers always helping me out when a machine is down I forgot his name but I always see him there and always looking for something to do and when I have a issue he fixes it and also offers me extra games for the troubles ! Thanks and don’t leave out the security guards that keeps me and my mind cool and helps me enjoy with knowing they are around especially when you have alcohol/ open bar you beat there on your side when a drunk guy gets to crazy ! Thanks you all for all the fun and I will be back soon with friends and family and family friends ! So I can spread how awesome the place is and even better the people that make it happen the staff members ! Thanks and appreciate your hard work and positive attitude towards work ! If I was the owner of the store you will all get promoted hahah! See you guy soon! Thanks again !!!!!!

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  7. TyleneS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed because I received an email for all you can eat wings. Waitress informed me they don’t honor it in Bakersfield, Ca

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  8. NicoleJ

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good. Food was average, like what you’d get at Denny’s.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My overall experience was good but Imy server was rude.

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  10. Mac420

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to the workers at Bakersfield Dave and busters ! Always helping out and when something is not right they get the job done to fix it ! Thanks sky what a nice lady and the workers in the toys department I forgot there names ! They always help me out appreciate it and hope you get a shout out for your excellent job performance ! I’ll will be coming back and I will bring friends and family ! Thank you

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for both food and drinks! I am definitely coming back for happy hour + games!

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  12. AmandaM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My kids and I and my family loved it. We were seated right away and our server was very polite and helpful. Over all it was great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager was awesome and our server Robert was phenomenal. I will return. We were a party of 20

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  14. DanielleW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I had reservations for my son's 10th birthday, party of 9, it took forever for us to get drinks ordered or even get noticed, then once we ordered drinks, most of them water, it took forever to get them served. My son's (Birthday Boy) drink, a sprite came after the food, my parents ordered food first and were served their food when the rest of us were done eating. I went online and got the rewards on my phone for games, and no games would scan my google pay wallet on my phone, we ended up having to speak to a manger who then had to convert my balance on to a physical card, which I didn't want because I wanted my balance on my phone and planned on buying a physical card to let my son play games on his own. I ended up not getting a second card and had to go with him while he played on everything. We weren't even able to play our first game for 45 minutes after we arrived. It was not cool! We loved the games, food was good, but not sure if we'll be back again. It was all of my parties first visit, service was poor and getting to a manager for help with the play card took way too long.

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  15. GloriaP

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. They forgot to give us a pizza that took 2Hours to come out. Our waiter was so good and attentive.

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  16. MelanyB

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service. I can understand a busy night, but the amount of time we spent waiting was exaggerated.

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  17. CalN

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a good date night with my wife and your restaurant helped make it special

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  18. JulieO

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 10 for a birthday celebration. Food was delicious. Service was mediocre. The entrees came out a few at a time, with a fairly long wait for the remaining dishes to be served. Drinks were not refilled until requested twice. The appetizer plates were not cleared, making the table very crowded.

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  19. Kimih

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very nice to our party and making sure we all were having a great time.

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  20. Jordan

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the absolute worst server ever. Worst service I have had ever honestly. I don’t remember the servers name but she was tall with long dark hair and wore blue eye contacts. I think at one point after she disappeared for so long she had been crying. She never checked on us. I have 3 kids and I had to get up and walk around to ask for help from other servers. Her service alone made us not want to go back there again. People like that shouldn’t be servers if they don’t appreciate the job and checking on people.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my two sons and my dad there, the food was great, my dad is old school so he is not really into that atmosphere, but he really enjoyed himself, the waitress was awesome, and very informative

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They took a while to come n get our order n they never came to check on us

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  23. HelenW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was tasty, but the music was too loud.

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  24. Mac420

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience every time from the workers to the game and food it’s a good place to have fun and enjoy your hard work Thanks for making me feel like a kid ahah

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to have a date night! Me and my wife enjoyed it

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    What we ordered from the drinks to the entree….our first choice of food, none were available. Per the waiter they were out of everyone’s first option. We had to take our cups to ask for refills. And during the entire time there, not one waiter asked if we needed anything. I had to track the waiter for the check…the games were great and we had fun playing.

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  27. AnonReviewer

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was not attentive. Food was low quality and made us sick. Went to see fights but place was too loud. Couldn’t hear person next to you.

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  28. Mac420

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to get your mind off life and all of the stressful things in life! The food and games are great but the cost of the games is high and hope it stays like the Wednesday half off all week haha it will bring more people which in turns bring more money ! Thanks for the great time always I go to Dave and Buster 2 a week or more and I can say it’s my place to have fun eat and enjoy the company of older people enjoying like there kids !

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered chicken tenders thinking they would be a good size! When my food got there it was 3 very thin pieces of chicken! My finger was thicker than the pieces. I had to order wings just to fill me up

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  30. VanessaG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This visit was for graduation, and unfortunately it was a terrible experience. First off the waiters were EXTREMELY slow. Wouldn’t even come by and ask if everything’s okay, we had to attempt to flag down other bussers to find our waiter. And when she finally came, she was forgetting items in our order, and even brought our order made wrong. When we ordered drinks off the menu, she also forgot to even put in the drink orders which took over 40 minutes to even receive food or drink after ordering more. It was terrible, the manager offered to remake the food order that was messed up, but advised it was “busy” and that’s why service was slow, but as we looked around it was indeed NOT busy. There was numerous open tables, hardly any waiters servicing the people that were there. It was ridiculous, I do not recommend this place to nobody.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time there and I will absolutely most positively be back

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  32. JR12

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The time between ordering food and receiving food was well over 45 minutes. Drink orders were just as bad if not worse. Food and drink orders came out sporadically and staff had to be asked several times about remaining order.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my first time visiting this location as it is newer to the area. The staff is friendly, food was good, and games were fun to play. I’ll definitely be stopping by again.

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  34. Marce

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently had my daughter’s birthday party there and the staff provided excellent service. Our waitress Jasmine was super patient, accommodating, and polite. We definitely will be back!

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  35. ShkiraR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was horrible. The wings are packaged Tyson wings they were under cooked and not crispy. The cauliflower was soggy, fries were cold and not crispy. Over priced drinks that aren't even strong. I spent over $200 on game cards and the kids didn't even get 2 hours of play time. Overall I spent $400 was there less than 2 hours and still had to go buy pizza when I left cause nobody ate. Probably will never return.

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  36. MarkP

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was too loud to talk with others- had to yell. Food was salty. My family did enjoy the games.

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  37. MichelleH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great after I had to go find a manager Alex to let him know my table had been sitting for over 20 minutes and no service’s . Alex apologize and took care of us the rest of the night.

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  38. MeghanC

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but our tables order was coming out at different times and another large party next to us was getting food like that as well, while we were getting our order. There was only one waitress so it took awhile to get drinks from the bar or refills on sodas. If I am to return, it will not be in a big party.

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  39. LauraD

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timer at Dave & busters, we had a great time our server was very helpful! And games were fun to play! Will be coming back!

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  40. yeseniaT

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there with my family. Service was great and pricing was good.

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FAQs

Dave & Buster's - Bakersfield is rated 4.2 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Dave & Buster's - Bakersfield

2701 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bakersfield
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–5:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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