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Best Dinner Theater In OC

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These Orange County dinner theaters will entertain you while pleasing your palate. The live performances range from action adventures, mysteries, magic and comedy, and many of the shows are interactive, so you will feel like you are part of the adventure.

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Pirate's Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 690-1497

Come aboard one of the six ships and experience thrilling action and tasty cuisine. Each ship will be assigned a "pirate mascot" to cheer on as the pirates combat on a 46-foot-long ship in the center. The dynamic cast of stunt performers, actors and singers will provide an impressive show sure to captivate guests young and old. Click here for upcoming performance dates.

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Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 521-4740

Journey back in time at the Medieval Times' castle in Buena Park. The high-energy fighting sequences on horses will have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation. Not only will your eyes be engrossed by the exciting show, but your taste buds will be satisfied with a menu suitable for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. There is also a full bar with non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to enjoy.

Gourmet Detective

Gourmet Detective
The Tee Room
3100 Irvine Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 423-5311

Apply your investigation skills during an evening of murder mystery and gourmet dining. Suitable for all ages, audience members will get to help the cast crack the case in this fun, interactive show. To get in the spirit, guests are encouraged to dress up with a "vintage tux," "feather boa" or "that Jackie-O dress." The dress code is business casual, so make sure to prepare to dine in style.

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Encore Dinner Theatre
690 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(855) 545-5400

Reminiscent of the time period when supper clubs were prominent, the Encore Dinner Theatre architecture will take you back to the 1940s with fancy chandeliers and white tablecloths. One can expect to see Broadway shows and other professional performing arts showcases while savoring commendable food. From pasta to soup, surf and turf, salads and cakes, the menu can appeal to those who want to go all in for dinner and those who want to eat on the healthier side. The drink menu has more than 40 different adult beverages to choose from so you won't leave thirsty.

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Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre
The Rib Trader
2710 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 744-9288

Mix up your weekly routine with a visit to Merlin's Magic & Comedy Dinner Theatre. In addition to some entertaining magic and fun comedy, guests can enjoy a considerable menu consisting of BBQ goodies including pork ribs, shrimp and chicken, as well as vegetarian and diabetic food options. Several side items are also served such as waffle fries, fresh fruit, hot wings, veggies and spinach and artichoke dip, just to name a few. A wide range of libations including wine, beer, cocktails, soda, hot chocolate and coffee can also be ordered to enjoy throughout the showcase. If you have a sweet tooth, you can order dessert such as brownies, cake and ice cream.  

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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