The Dinner Detective - Birmingham, AL

The Dinner Detective - Birmingham, AL

The Dinner Detective - Birmingham, AL
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America's Largest, Interactive, Murder Mystery Dinner Show! At this exclusive murder mystery event, you'll solve a hilarious crime that will involve the entire audience. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Annie K
Philadelphia, PA70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The show was great. When I looked at my notes for who I suspected after the night was over, I actually had a lot of good reasons deduced. The food was delicious and the bar easy to access. It was a grand time! The only trouble was that my phone could not scan QR codes, and so I did not get all the clues and could not submit my guesses.
Written 19 August 2022
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Leigh-Traveler2015
Birmingham, AL1,256 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Wanted something different. This was! The program is this- there’s been a murder and through the course of the night you’ll get clues to figure out who the murderer is. During the program you have dinner.
To start with we booked online. The direction was to start at 6pm, but to be there 15 minutes prior to start for registration. We followed directions as did many. No one arrived until 6 so we stood in line just waiting. The registration process was to check you off the list, make an alias name tag and take photos. Way too slow. There was an appetizer bar, but no one told us until everyone was in the room. It would have made the wait more tolerable. 40 couples having photos... Then the program started. The explanation of the evening was extremely poor. We were to question people in the room for 10 minutes. The questions suggested were things like “why did your parents name you that” “ is that your original hair color” “have you ever been arrested”. No guide or explanations other than the suspect is in the room. Every single person I talked to appeared to be quite confused. Some di don’t participate because they didn’t understand. We could’ve dont this while taking photos??? Then the story started.
Dinner was served. It was either chicken or tilapia- very average meal. The actors were funny and silly. We had some laughs. Clues were uncovered and some put on our table. Some in the audience were chosen to participate. By the end of the night, most seemed to have the correct suspect. You had a quick moment to write how you got to the conclusion and a prize was given to the winner. Suspicious that the winner was a participant and his answers were not read outloud.
Hopefully the team will get more efficient in explaining so the audience will better understand...and more streamlined at registration so you won’t wait in line for half hour or longer.
But all in all, if you want something different give it a try.
Written 18 January 2019
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Olivia M
Alabaster, AL34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We loved it! It was a unique and good experience. The only negative notes we had about it was that they needed a bigger room and it was a bit too warm in there. But the show was great and the food was delicious!
Written 2 July 2018
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Laci
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We chose the Dinner Detective for my husbands birthday and were super excited for a night of fun with friends. The show was overpriced to say the least. The food was mediocre. The actors were fun and silly, but the story line was not great. I definitely would not recommend for the price.
To top it off, everyone in our party came home to hacked credit cards from this event!
Written 10 November 2020
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kade435
Murfreesboro, TN120 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
I am sorry to say that this event was just ok. The food was most uncommon... the appetizers were ok...but dinner was a piece of chicken on top of turnip greens on top of acorn squash puree! Odd combination. The detective play was also odd. It consisted of two actors leading a discussion about a "murder"...some impossible "clues" that ultimately contributed nothing were scattered about. It was very disjointed, confusing and too expensive. My daughter and I enjoy these type of murder dinner theaters...but I can not recommend this one to anyone....unless you have absolutely nothing else to do with your time.
Written 1 April 2018
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Mark L
155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a fun, unique experience for Birmingham. The comedic actors provided lots of great laughs, and the food was very nice. The plot of the show was a bit difficult for me to follow in the social chaos, but who cares? I met some interesting people and had a good time!
Written 2 February 2018
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Mark, Thank you so much for sharing your review. We love your last line "I met some interesting people and had a good time!" That's what we are shooting for. Thanks again!
Written 3 February 2018
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