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Address: 5351 Richmond Rd, Inside the Clarion Inn & Suites, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2013
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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Audience member solve a comedy murder mystery while enjoying a four course...

Audience member solve a comedy murder mystery while enjoying a four course dinner. The dinner is served by a zany cast of characters who all the while are providing clues to help you solve the crime. You guess whodunit!

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Cute, but overpriced

We have been here twice, two years ago and last week. The main course was pretty tasty. They also served salad and dessert. The show is what you make of it. It was fun for our... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2013
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atlanta, ga
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atlanta, ga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

We have been here twice, two years ago and last week. The main course was pretty tasty. They also served salad and dessert. The show is what you make of it. It was fun for our family. One of the actors was absent so the female manager read the male part. The show must go on. Not sure I think... More 

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1 Thank workingmom65
Tabernacle, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

If you are looking for a way to throw your money away, then this is the way to do it! Terrible food! They only offer tea or coffee or water with dinner. FOR $45.00 BUCKS? REALLY??? DO NOT GO TO THIS! NOT kid friendly at all!

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2 Thank Sue D
Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Man, did we get duped! Please do not go to this. We were in W'burg for a weekend away with friends. We are not hard to please--a night out sans kids, no cooking, etc...but this was hands down awful!! The food was mediocre at best, one pitcher of water for the table and no other drinks, zero ambience...a huge waste... More 

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4 Thank Sue6016
Orlando, Florida
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122 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

If you've never been to a dinner theatre and have nothing to compare to, you don't want this to set the bar for you. The show is held on a banquet room at the hotel. What saved me from giving it a 1 for value was their buy one get one at 50% off on Fridays. We saw the renaissance... More 

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3 Thank smitk037
Newport News, Virginia
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

I am surprised at the recent negative review. My wife and I went with some friends recently, we had no idea what to expect; we ended up having an enjoyable evening. Granted, there are some problems such as checking in takes way to long; we already had our tickets but we had to wait in line for those paying who... More 

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1 Thank NNWSLARRY
North Carolina
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

My family went to this and had a really good time, but you really have to relax and just let yourself enjoy it. The actors are also your servers, and they really work hard and seem to enjoy what they are doing and they try to interact with you as much as you will let them. The food is not... More 

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3 Thank JanetNC
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Script was so cheesy, it made me laugh a LOT, cute little dinner theater, it was expensive but the food was pretty good.

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Thank Hall_family2011
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

I went to this show with an open mind. This was my first and I was not sure what to expect. My first let down came at the bar. Their "selection" of both beer and liquor was weak to say the least. Having a bad taste in my mouth I proceeded into the "theater", which in all actuality was a... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

The actors were okay, I've been to high school productions better then this. The atmosphere was not all all what I expected. I expected more then home made horoscope posters hanging on the wall, which by the way by the end of the show a couple had fallen. The food was terrible! The soup tasted like cheap can soup, the... More 

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2 Thank Geanine
Williamsburg, Virginia
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

This was the 4th show my husband and I have been to. We love it. We like to really interact with the actors and it's fun to play along solving the clues and figure out "who done it". I haven't had a bad meal yet and they serve plenty of food. So we always leave with full bellies and smiles!

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