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Dave & Buster’s

Tulsa

$$ (Average entree $11-$15)
6812 S. 105th E. Ave.
Tulsa
918-449-3100

You already know Dave & Buster’s is a great place for games and fun with friends. You already know you can grab a burger and a beer while you’re there. You might not know just how delicious that burger, or steak, or salmon will be. Dave & Buster’s is more than a place for games; it’s a family-friendly sports bar with a lot more to offer than Galaga and skee ball. Dave & Buster’s is a blocky building with that orange logo inviting you in to eat, drink, and play. Inside, there’s a spacious high-ceilinged dining area. A big bar lined with stools and booths has plenty of TVs for sports. And then there’s the gaming area. Lights, bells, music, and shouts of glee beckon you to pick up a guitar for Guitar Hero, a plastic rifle for some shooter fun, or a joystick for some old school arcade fun. There are games of skill, games of chance, and games of just plain good times. The menu starts with options you’d expect from a sports bar with popular choices like pretzel dogs, a dip trio, or loaded tots. Dave & Buster’s burger menu is loaded with delicious burgers, sliders, ribs slow-cooked in-house, and more. You can finish up with a bananas Foster pie or a decadent chocolate fondue, but if you want something special to share, you have got to see the Brookie Sundae Tower.

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July 2018

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You already know Dave & Buster’s is a great place for games and fun with friends. You already know you can grab a burger and a beer while you’re there. You might not know just how delicious that burger, or steak, or salmon will be. Dave & Buster’s is more than a place for games; it’s a family-friendly sports bar with a lot more to offer than Galaga and skee ball.

Dave & Buster’s is a blocky building with that orange logo inviting you in to eat, drink, and play. Inside, there’s a spacious high-ceilinged dining area. A big bar lined with stools and booths has plenty of TVs for sports. And then there’s the gaming area. Lights, bells, music, and shouts of glee beckon you to pick up a guitar for Guitar Hero, a plastic rifle for some shooter fun, or a joystick for some old school arcade fun. There are games of skill, games of chance, and games of just plain good times.

When your fun is done, you can take your tickets to the big glittery sign that says “WIN!” for your loot. The prizes run the gamut from bouncy balls to Avenger bobble-heads, wineglasses, and plushies. Big winners can score high-end prizes like a PlayStation, Xbox, or Wii U.

Fire-Grilled Salmon (Photo: Marc Rains)
Fire-Grilled Salmon (Photo: Marc Rains)

There are all kinds of fun and games to be had at Dave & Buster’s, but make sure you find your way to your table to enjoy their unique drinks and great food.

“Dave & Buster’s does a good job of getting traditional and new Americana and Tex-Mex refreshment,” says Eric Raible, general manager of the Tulsa location. “We refresh the menu twice a year. My favorite part of the menu is how updated it is.”

The menu starts with options you’d expect from a sports bar with popular choices like pretzel dogs, a dip trio, or loaded tots. The dip trio is a new addition to the menu, a platter with rich and spicy slow-smoked brisket jalapeno white queso, flavorful guacamole made from scratch, and a tasty vegetarian black bean dip, all served with fresh tortilla chips. It’s a great, sharable way to start off an evening of fun and food. Or try the ancho Caesar lettuce wraps, a fresh take on an old favorite, with sliced chicken breast, Parmesan, bacon, and generous slices of avocado on romaine leaves.

Dave & Buster’s burger menu is loaded with delicious burgers, sliders, ribs slow-cooked in-house, and more. The Buster’s Cheeseburger is a thick, flame grilled burger of 100 percent Angus beef, topped with cheese and served on a brioche bun will all the trimmings. It’s a solid burger, but you’re at Dave & Buster’s for a good time, right? Go a little wild and try the Triple Bacon Burger. The seared Angus patty is topped with applewood smoked bacon, peppered bacon pork belly, and topped with a rich bacon and smoked Gouda sauce. If that’s not decadent enough for you, it also comes with manchego and cheddar cheese and a zesty garlic aioli.

Brookie Sundae Tower (Photo: Marc Rains)
Brookie Sundae Tower (Photo: Marc Rains)

Another of the new menu items is the chicken and waffles sliders. Mini Belgian waffles serve as the buns for hand-breaded chicken and applewood smoked bacon. The classic southern treat goes handheld and bite-sized, and you have got to see these little treats to believe them.

When Pigs Fly is more than an expression of disbelief; at Dave and Buster’s, it’s a yummy combo plate. Crispy chicken tenders share the spotlight with slow-roasted pulled pork sliders topped with bacon and smoked Gouda cheese sauce and a smoked chile and tomato aioli.

The entrees look more like a steakhouse and less like a sports bar. Dave & Buster’s steaks are 100 percent USDA Choice beef. You can enjoy steak, ribs, pasta, shrimp, chicken, or salmon. All the steaks are beautifully cooked and seasoned to order and after one bite you may forget you’re in a restaurant with arcade games. The New York strip is a favorite, a 12-ounce steak lovingly hand-seasoned, fire-grilled, and topped with tasty frazzle onions.

Give some consideration to the fire-grilled salmon. Dave & Buster’s does right by this center-cut Atlantic salmon. It’s rubbed with Louisiana spices and perfectly grilled. It’s served with a dollop of peppercorn garlic butter that makes the meal. This is a meal you’ll want to come back for again and again.

If you’re looking for a little lighter fare, there are salads, sandwiches, and more. Be sure to check out the cheese-crusted street tacos, a very Dave & Buster’s take on traditional street food. You can get them with pulled green chile chicken or slow-roasted ancho pork.

You can finish up with a bananas Foster pie or a decadent chocolate fondue, but if you want something special to share, you have got to see the Brookie Sundae Tower. This confectionary architectural marvel is a sweet stack of ice cream with brookies — a chocolate brownie mixed with Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookie. The whole thing towers over the plate with a crown of whipped cream and a cherry.

Dave & Buster’s adult drinks are quirky and fun, with clever novelty touches like glowing “ice cubes,” sea monsters perched on the edge of your glass, or miniature red plastic cups perched on the edge of your glass. You can get adult snow cones made with Smirnoff flavored vodkas, Midori, Cruzan flavored rum and more.

For some great eat, drink, and play values, check out the Eat and Play combos, available Sunday through Thursday and during the day Friday and Saturday. These are special deals that get you a meal and a Power Card for games at one special price. You can choose from three levels depending on your appetite and budgets.

Be sure to check out $2 tacos Tuesday, and half-price games Wednesday. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday 9-11 p.m. Happy Hour specials include half price on select appetizers and special prices on certain drinks.

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