Play

4.8
69 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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PLAY ARCADE
A retro 80’s style video arcade offering 40+ games with local craft brews, full bar and scratch made food!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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PaulP
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hard not to give this place 5 stars across the board because it exceeds all expectations. The food is delicious and cocktails both creative and delightful. The only areas where I see an inch of room for improvement are in the size of the menu and availability of some basic options behind the bar. But I'll keep coming back to enjoy this very new place and to see what the owners come up with next.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place great service fun to bring kids. Maybe a bigger food menu? Thank you.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring your family for some lunch fun. Prices were very reasonable and the old school games were a lot of fun!

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AmyL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Yummy food, good drinks, great atmosphere!

JP
JulieP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Fair prices! Friendly staff and a family friendly atmosphere!

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Nicole
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place downtown to get together with friends or family and enjoy playing a few arcade games. Had the nacho special and luigi pizza and both were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly amazing, decently priced and plenty to do. You’ll never want to leave!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and games and the crew.was.great. was not happy with the skeleton bar, lots of beer but very very limited liquor and house mixed.drinks wernt not that good.

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was good but I will say for the arcade it’s a bit pricy on some of the games like guitar hero for 4 tokens for one song and some machines were down when one I wanted to play so bad. Food was good a bit pricey but understandable the waiter was nice love the environment.

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PhilipA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great games. Highly recommend. Great place for kids.

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RidenWithBiden
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my second visit to PLAY and my guests were first timers; they really enjoyed the experience as well. Food was excellent and 99% of the games were working so thats a plus.

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JoeO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. My grandson and I enjoyed it very much. We would return again, Recommend to all. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best time so far. The drinks and food were amazing! I've come to expect nothing less of this amazing place. The games just make it so much better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will definitely be returning.

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vipAlyson
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and unique addition to downtown New Bedford! Food is great and service is awesome!

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ReviewGuy69
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing, the staff is friendly, the game are fun, the food is great and it really is just an amazing spot to hang out at.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Good drinks
Good games

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although we enjoyed our food, the menu is very limited. Some of the games didn't function properly, which was a bummer especially since we had already put tokens in before we figured it out. Not sure if I would go back. Everyone should try it at least once. The concept is great, just needs tweaking.

Play
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hi Lisa. Thank you for visiting and for your honest review. We're doing our best to navigate these difficult times with a new business, but we're working on expanding our menu soon (as soon as we're financially able). The games are vintage and unfortunately have their issues, but we're always happy to replace/refund any tokens if the machine didn't work. We hope you'll come back and visit again, and we'll keep working on improving everything to be sure you and your family enjoy it. Thanks!

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DebraC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was excellent. They made sure all our needs were met. We were celebrating a birthday and they we're accommodating with cake and balloons that we had brought in. I would highly recommend it for a fun night out.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! 3rd time there & looking forward to going back again.

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AcushnetAmy
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a flash from the past - made me feel like I was in high school again. We were promptly seated upon arrival and the table was right in the middle of the arcade side - loved it.

Fantastic food and service was on point.

Loved experiencing the retro games with my younger son.

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BrianofNazareth
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with awesome staff. The food is amazing, especially the loaded tetras tots and all their drinks are video game themed. The games are so much fun. Some are having some problems which is to be expected but overall I will definitely be coming back.

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Howardk
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great blast to the past. Had the best service ever and the atmosphere is the coolest ever.
The food is incredible and I have never left Play hungry. Played some of the games after we ate. Boy am I rusty. LOL
So I would have to say Play is a 10, lots of fun for all ages. Love to see the faces as people walk into Play. They all look like they went back in time.

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Good food, love the vibe. I'm addicted to the garlic knots. Fun for kids and us grown-ups too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s amazing and the food is delicious!

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AlyssaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super fun atmosphere and the people are so friendly. The buffalo chicken Mac and cheese pizza has my heart.

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CinthyaJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love my experience there and the food was delicious it was so easy to book also

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TerryD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but wish their menu had more choices . Also wish they had more games. Maybe in the future since they are new they will expand both. Worth a visit, it has potential.

Play
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi Terry, Thanks so much for visiting and for your review! We are still new and hoping to expand our menu soon. So glad to hear you enjoyed what you tried. We also have a secondary arcade room that should be opening in the next week or two with lots more games. We hope you'll come back to try it! Thanks again and hope to see you again soon! - Lauren (co-owner)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Play has a great drink selection and the games are a ton of fun! Try the garlic knots they’re delicious. It was a perfect night out with friends. We will definitely be going back soon.

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RickS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is awesome. The food was great as well as the beer selection.

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yuck
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Tried it but will not go back. People playing games or just watching their kids play ice hockey with NO MASK. I was there 1 1/2 hours and people sitting on tables near the bar just drinking no food for the entire 1 1/2 hours I was there! .The food was served in a bread basket (plastic, and the appetizers , mac and cheese in a cardboard cup, but we were sharing all our food and they didnt bring plates? And when they did it was a small, slice of cake size dixie paper plate?? So with that said, I tried it, and I won't try again.

Play
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thanks so much for visiting and for your honest review. We're truly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We have been trying our absolute best during these unprecedented times to keep everyone feeling comfortable and safe while still enjoying what we have to offer. We are still brand new, and hoping to improve upon things as soon as we are able. We do require masks for anyone up from their table, but anyone seated at their table can remove masks per state guidelines.

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SHAKES
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here food was great games r fun staff is awesome

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DeniseB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was hopping - food is consistently good as is the service. It was busy in a Saturday night with people wearing masks and enjoying the arcade games.

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SarahD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan options and lovely staff. Games were fun. Safety and cleanliness were a priority!

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Skratapi
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friendly accommodating, all while respecting the COVID protocols. We had two tables and everyone said they would go back. Drinks and food were great. Service was prompt and courteous.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great place! Do feel like should be more cleaning of the games after being played!

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KeithR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

Very nice people. The food was marginal.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Play using the Order Online button. Play also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (774) 202-7358.

Play is rated 4.8 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.