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Mystery Cafe

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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WILDLY ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCES for FRIENDS, FAMILY and CORPORATE EVENTS It all started when we created America's very first murder mystery dinner theater 29 years ago. It was a major hit (and still is). Ever since Mystery Café has been dreaming up...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time to a mystery dinner theater and truly enjoyed the experience.Liked the interaction of cast with the audience, even when it went beyond the script.Good table service, but unfortunately our steak tips were a little tough. Expected more from that department.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something a little different to do on a Saturday night and this fit the bill. It’s right in the heart of Boston, so easy to get to. It’s in the basement of a pub, which isn’t the most glamorous setting and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KatLion4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time, everyone was professional and constantly in character, food was great and shuttle to parking lot was greatly appreciated. Only possible complaint would be that we needed a little more time to solve the crime. Great time with family, no children(...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 15 guests for my daughters 30th birthday party. From the beginning to the end of the show the cast kept us entertained and incorporated our guests into the script...

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pioneer56255289450
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We celebrated my dad's birthday here with the whole family and we loved it. The cast were fun and energetic. Harry was the best.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 31 October 2018

By far the worst money and time spent food was cold and awful.. stay away from this event if you like to give 55 dollars for the actors to sever your food and a play at the same time and the food was not fresh...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We have been doing this type of dinner theater for over 30 years and as you may see, others enjoy it quite a bit - sorry it wasn't your cup of tea. The food is fresh and prepared by the Elephant...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

The cast was awesome! They got the whole room involved in the performance. Definitely a good time. The food wasn’t very good but the show made up for it

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Quest62744528907
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We went for a friend's Bachelorette party and we had so much fun. It was something different than just going out to dinner and yet we still had time to laugh and joke all while trying to figure out the story. I would recommend it...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

It was my mother’s birthday and the actors made it fun! They interacted with everyone and I was chosen to participate as “Sammy One Time”which I enjoyed very much It was awesome! I would love to get involved with acting (like this) ie plays, theatre,...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seaywhat36
Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Glad she had a happy birthday! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Reviewed 16 October 2018

The acting was great and the amount of interaction was perfect: not too much and not too little! The food was good too!

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidandpaulamark
Sambayty, Owner at Mystery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you. Hope to see you again!

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Response from xray1313 | Reviewed this property |
Buffet style services, carving station, salads, sides, and desserts. 3 of are GF and didn’t have any major issues. No dessert for us. A walk up Bar with good options.
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bibliophile1941
2 November 2017|
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Response from alicd81 | Reviewed this property |
some dressed up some down. I wore jeans and a nice top
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