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Gourmet Detective

6060 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2518
+1 866-992-5424
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Christmas Party for the office staff of 8 and spouses.

This was the 1st time anyone in our group had visited a murder mystery dinner show. So I don't... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Ethan C
Amazing

We just got home from the show. Loads of fun. It was at an old restaurant at an airport. Super easy... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Julie H
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Ontario, California
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The Gourmet Detective is southern California's classiest murder mystery dinner show. We offer a carefully crafted evening of murder, elegance and romance. Let our combination of award-winning theater and gourmet cuisine transport you to another time and place. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, date night or a party with out of town guests, we'll make your special night an Evening to Die For. We're also a great choice for your company party or reunion of up to 100 guests! We've been professionals in the food and murder business since 1990. Our talented cast of professional actors will charm and delight you with an intriguing mystery full of magic, music and murder. Our professionally scripted mysteries have won awards and rave reviews: Winner of both the Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater" and the "Best Kept Secret" Award from Orange Coast Magazine, and "Best of the West...Best Mystery Dinner Theater" from Sunset Magazine.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
“actors” (8 reviews)
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6060 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506-2518
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+1 866-992-5424
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This was the 1st time anyone in our group had visited a murder mystery dinner show. So I don't know what other places are like. But While the show was interesting, it was not as involved as I hoped. We payed a little extra to...More

Thank Ethan C
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We just got home from the show. Loads of fun. It was at an old restaurant at an airport. Super easy to find. Upon arriving, you are greeted by some of the actors. You hang out chatting for a bit, until you go in. It's...More

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We've been several times. It's always an enjoyable evening. Often you can get discounts on groupon. The food seems to be pre-prepared and my husband was not full by any means. We go anyway, it's fun

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

My sister and I went to the Gourmet Detective at the Flabob Airport. We had a very nice evening. The venue was the airport restaurant and they created a setting/backdrop of Paris. The cast was wonderful and friendly, and they even turned into waiters during...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

The acting was great. The story line was interesting and there was no way to easily figure out "who done it". These are the pluses that would warrant a ticket price of maybe $25 for the theatre experience. The food was dried chicken or tasteless...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

I had always wanted to go to a murder mystery dinner so my boyfriend took me there for my birthday. The show is no longer near the Mission Inn. It is at a little Italian restaurant next door to Goodwill. That should have been my...More

1  Thank Janette D
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Alyssa C, Owner at Gourmet Detective, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Dear Janette, I am so sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at our dinner and show on Saturday, 12/5. We strive to meet our customers' needs at every event, and are so disappointed we failed to meet your expectations. It seems that catering at...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

We had a blast. I'd never done one of these murder mystery dinner shows before. I was anticipating more audience interaction. There wasn't much. We still had fun though. The drinks were strong ;-) The food was ok. Not the best meal I've had but...More

Thank loveps
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We thought the acting was wonderful. The food was better than we had expected so that was an added plus. We were mainly there for their dinner show. I would definitely do it again. I wish that the room were a little bit bigger but...More

2  Thank Tfnybrooks
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had a great time, the show was funny and well acted! It was entertaining and well presented, perfect date night that was memorable. Couldn't ask for more, would go again in a heartbeat!

4  Thank GoshOhGolly
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

My wife (then fiancee) went here for a dinner show. Funny, good food, and great location. Would go again!

4  Thank Robert K
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