Uniquely Fun Restaurants

 

I started a POI file that is linked below of some uniquely fun restaurants that have more than just fun decor. This is a list of restaurants that are fun, interactive, and sometimes on the bizarre side. I want to avoid the restaurant chains, however, I did include Dixie Stampede and Medieval Times only because these do offer interaction and fun. If anyone has others that they would like to add, do tell!

POI Files

Unable to access

Hi, I was unable to access the page -

Access denied

You are not authorized to access this page.

Is anybody else having this problem, unless it's my accnt

Thanks

Just Posted

I just posted this. It may need to be cleared by Miss POI.

Sounds Interesting

Sounds Interesting, I will have to check this POI out. By the way the first restaurant that came to my mind was Medieval Times.

Another one

The one that came to my mind was Dave & Buster's. It is a chain but can be fun.

Frank

For some odd reason, I thought

fesinmd wrote:

The one that came to my mind was Dave & Buster's. It is a chain but can be fun.

Frank

after seeing your avitar that you'd be suggesting Potbelly Sandwich Works:) but that file already exists:)

--
You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

What can I say

Rayzers wrote:

after seeing your avitar that you'd be suggesting Potbelly Sandwich Works:) but that file already exists:)

Hmmmm, Maybe I should check out that file

I like pigs smile

Interesting

Looks very interesting. I'll have to give these a try if I'm in the area. And keep a look out for more. Great idea.

--
vshigeru

.

Here's an addition for the file.

Trailer Park Lounge
271 W 23rd St
New York, NY‎
212-463-8000
N40.74507 W73.99790

Sorry about the email Spiffy

I didn't see this thread until after it was sent. Anyway, you might want to go back and edit the POI page to put a link to this thread on that page.

Just a suggestion.

CN Tower Toronto

CN Tower
-79.387207,43.642225
301 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada
(416) 868-6937

Reservations get you to the front of the line to go up. After your meal you can stay up and visit the other observation decks.

The 360 makes its rotating room overlooking the city a dignified dining experience. The CN Tower restaurant received a major facelift in 1995 making the transition from tourist hotbed to an upscale dining experience. The gorgeous view goes without saying, if you try to pick a cloudless evening and if you have a stomach for heights. With executive chef Peter George at the helm, the restaurant has become a place people come to eat as well as check out the view. The restaurant offers market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients and also offers an award-winning wine selection of more than 550 international and Canadian wines from its cellar in the sky.

Thanks.

alokasi wrote:

I didn't see this thread until after it was sent. Anyway, you might want to go back and edit the POI page to put a link to this thread on that page.

Just a suggestion.

Thanks for the suggestion. I added the link to this thread on the POI page.

How about dinner theater?

Interactive dinner theater like http://www.stardome.com/mystery_theatre.php ? If so I will get the coordinates etc.

Great additions

Panache wrote:

Interactive dinner theater like http://www.stardome.com/mystery_theatre.php ? If so I will get the coordinates etc.

I think that dinner theaters are a perfect fit for this project. Thanks!

I will also add the others one suggested as I think that they are appropriate, too. I wasn't too sure of the Trailer Park Lounge at first, but after some looking into, I think that it's enough off-the-wall to be included. Thanks for sharing!

Do you have Ed DeBevik's in Chicago in there yet?

Every year, when we go to Chicago, this is a must stop for us. The waiters and waitresses, a lot of whom are college students, insult you, and make dining there a lot more fun.

-87.634249,41.893597,Ed Debevik’s,"640 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-1707
Diner"

--
"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Flash back! I remember a

Flash back!

I remember a place in Austin named "The Magic Time Machine"

I doubt it is still there after 30 years but.

--
Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Here is the Stardome

-86.799551 33.376968

The Stardome
1818 Data Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244

(205)444-0008

Interactive Dinner Theater and Stand-up comedians

Im with alleghany, this really IS a fun place.

alleghany wrote:

Every year, when we go to Chicago, this is a must stop for us. The waiters and waitresses, a lot of whom are college students, insult you, and make dining there a lot more fun.

-87.634249,41.893597,Ed Debevik’s,"640 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-1707
Diner"

Also know if you'd like to avoid the downtown area, they now have another location in the burbs..

Ed Debevic's
157 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone 630-495-1700
-88.008383 41.839916 (these are the coordinates of the parking lot directly in front of the entrance door, not to one of the entrances to the Yorktown Shopping Mall.

--
You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Casa Bonita Lakewood, CO.

39.741613,-105.070796

Food blows, the show is ok

6715 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO.
303-232-5115

http://www.casabonitadenver.com/

--
Lifetime NRA & USPSA member

Location for Magic Time Machine

onestep wrote:

Flash back!

I remember a place in Austin named "The Magic Time Machine"

I doubt it is still there after 30 years but.

Actually, it is in San Antonio. At least it was when we lived in Austin, some years ago.

EDIT____

Just did a Google search:

The Magic Time Machine
902 N.E. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78209-1401
210-828-1470

The Magic Time Machine
5003 Beltline Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75254-7536
972-980-1903

VERY unique place.

Already There

NeoTexan wrote:
onestep wrote:

Flash back!

I remember a place in Austin named "The Magic Time Machine"

I doubt it is still there after 30 years but.

Actually, it is in San Antonio. At least it was when we lived in Austin, some years ago.

EDIT____

Just did a Google search:

The Magic Time Machine
902 N.E. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78209-1401
210-828-1470

The Magic Time Machine
5003 Beltline Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75254-7536
972-980-1903

VERY unique place.

I saw the earlier post and did find them on Google, as well. They are already in there. However, I did notice that the phone number was different on one of them which turn out to be my mistake. Thanks.

Wow they are still

Wow they are still around???

I will see if I can take the kids if we are ever back in TX.

--
Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Dolly Parton

Her Dixie Stampede shows are great. A wonderfully unique meal and a horse show to boot.

--
1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

nice..

nice work. keep up the good job.

An addition to the file

Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse
35W337 Riverside Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
1-888-722-7322

-88.30726 41.96790

For great steaks, wines, microbrews, spirits, premium cigars and more, Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse is a real taste of the Roaring 20's! Stop on in and re-live the days of Prohibition in the atmosphere of an authentic 1920's Speakeasy. Once inside the atmosphere is as roaring as the 20's with music by Dixieland stars like saxophonist Franz Jackson, Johnny Waters and Glenn Koch.

For a truly UNTOUCHABLE dinning experience call toll-free 1-888-SCARFACE for reservations & directions to Al Capone's Hideaway.

--
You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Nice One!

Rayzers wrote:

Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse
35W337 Riverside Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
1-888-722-7322

-88.30726 41.96790

What a nice addition. Thanks.

JAILHOUSE RESTAURANT

Former authentic jailhouse kinda weird sitting in a cell eating dinner. Kids think it's is a riot.

101 N Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098

--
Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

Good one.

FLIP wrote:

Former authentic jailhouse kinda weird sitting in a cell eating dinner. Kids think it's is a riot.

101 N Johnson St
Woodstock, IL 60098

Thanks!

If you find anymore great spots, be sure to include the coordinates if possible.

weird restaurant

Billy Goat Tavern and Grill

Inspiration for Saturday night live skit
cheeseburger cheeseburger cheeseburger the place is a riot.

Just make sure you go to the lower level of Michigan ave.
lat. 41.890454
lot. -87.624264

430 N. Michigan Ave at Lower Level

--
Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

you might want to check out

you might want to check out LAMBERT'S CAFE in sikeston, mo. very unique and a lot of fun. food is really good. besides, they throw your rolls to you.

address and coords are needed to add this.

jndsilver31 wrote:

you might want to check out LAMBERT'S CAFE in sikeston, mo. very unique and a lot of fun. food is really good. besides, they throw your rolls to you.

Coords -89.54698 36.88855

Sikeston, MO

Located in Sikeston, Missouri, LAMBERT'S CAFE I is the oldest of the three cafes. The cafe standing right now is the fourth one to be located there. Each move from the original LAMBERT'S came as popularity of the cafe increased and more space was needed. The first roll was thrown in 1976 by Norman Lambert. At the original location, he would walk around and hand out the rolls.. One day it was really busy when Norman couldn't get through the crowd....one of the customers yelled to him " Throw the D*** thing!". And with that The ONLY HOME OF THROWED ROLLS was born.

Location Information

Lambert's Cafe I
2305 E. Malone
Sikeston, MO 63801
Hours
10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. or so
ATM available in our lobby.Payment Options
No Credit Cards, but Checks are welcome!
Phone (573) 471-4261
Fax (573) 471-7563
Manager Jerry Johnson

--
You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Lamberts

Thanks for another fine addition. I will get this updated this weekend.

Penny Bar

Bar Covered with Pennies might be good for this POI.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/23543

--
Vince Nuvi 350

SA Too

onestep wrote:

Flash back!

I remember a place in Austin named "The Magic Time Machine"

I doubt it is still there after 30 years but.

They still have them, they are a chain. Here's the address for the one in San Antonio that I ate at many years ago. The servers dress in various costumes and then act the part throughout the evening. It was a lot of fun.

The Magic Time Machine
902 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-1470
.

--
Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

MAGIC TIME MACHINE

Shooter wrote:
onestep wrote:

Flash back!

I remember a place in Austin named "The Magic Time Machine"

I doubt it is still there after 30 years but.

There used to be one in San Antonio also, on Loop 410 near the airport.

The Magic Time Machine which was located on Riverside Dr is no longer there. Love to eat at that place.

--
3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Darn shame I live on the other side of the "lake"

But next time my boss asks me to visit the office in Chicago... I think I know a few places to visit now ! I've sent the link to my colleagues, am awaiting their feedback (and additions ? Even as members of the Great and Fantastic POI Factory Community ?)

--
Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

I will have to check this

I will have to check this POI out

Unique and fun

Sneaky Pete's Cowboy Steaks
207 North Cody Road, Le Claire, IA 52753-9219
-90.34360 41.59883
Wear a tie and the waitress will cut it off and hang it from the ceiling. Great salad bar.

--
1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Updated

I have updated this POI file by removing closed locations and added a few new ones.

http://www.tomandbettys.com/

http://www.tomandbettys.com/

Tom & Betty's in Jacksonville, FL. Deli quality sandwiches names after cars!

--
Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S