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“horrible food and overpriced ”

The Amazing Pizza Machine
Ranked #338 of 1,466 Restaurants in Omaha
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Enjoy UNLIMITED buffet-style dining at this award winning restaurant and family entertainment center. Admission includes unlimited pizza, pasta, salad, breads, nachos, baked potatoes, nightly entree features, desserts, ice cream, and soft drinks. Seating is in your choice of four themed dining rooms with big screen TVs showing sports, movies, and cartoons. Be sure to plan to stay and play in the Amazing Arcade too. Enjoy laser tag, go karts, bumper cars, and the Frog Hopper and Wild Ride coaster, plus over 170 of the latest arcade games. There's a section of the arcade for wee ones to play in as well. Named "Top Family Entertainment Center of the World" by IAAPA and voted "Best of Omaha" every year... The Amazing Pizza Machine is a must-see destination for any family traveling through Omaha. Remember to bring your appetite. Dining is unlimited and purchase of a buffet or a buffet & play combo pack is required for admission before 7:30 PM or Play Late admission after 7:30 PM during summer. Arcade play hours will extend longer than Restaurant Hours listed. See store or website for additional information.
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

this place hasn't changed much over the years. they have a few new games but most of them are old. the buffet is horrible. the only thing worth eating is the deserts. you have to buy buffet to be able play games. they do that because they know nobody would eat that crappy food, especially for what they charge.
the games are geared for kids under the age of 7.

this was our last vist for sure!

Thank jma12thman
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Good afternoon. We are sorry that your experience was anything less than amazing. We do believe that many families appreciate the all-inclusive benefit of unlimited buffet & beverages all day long being included with admission...vs just charging an admission to come in the facility (like a trip to the movies or the zoo, for example). We always hope that our guests consider a play package admission...wherein the buffet is essentially free in any package deal. In the arcade, we do have over 170 arcade games... more than anyone in town and we bring in 5-8 new games every year. If you have suggestions for buffet menu choices or new arcade games you would like to see, please let us know.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

First off, this is a place for the kids to have fun at a birthday party of team party. The food is average at best and very forgettable. Lots of games for the kiddos to enjoy. Service is usually pretty good.

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2  Thank AlexanderDelarge
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi Alexander. Thank you for the note about your visit. We try to a value priced buffet experience that included all-day dining during your stay, and selections that appeal to as wide an audience as possible. So that drives some of our offerings, but if you have suggestions for items you might like us to consider, please let us know.

And check back for news on additional new games arriving monthly between now and summer.

Have an AMAZING day!

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I are always looking for new and exciting things to do that the kids and adults can enjoy. This was definitely worth the travel time. We stayed all day. The packages/cards are affordable and there are a few different options to fit your interests and finances. Our packages included the go-carts, bumper cars, and the amusement rides. It also included the all you can eat buffet. The cool thing about the buffet is that you can go back if you want. In fact, when we first arrived, we stopped in to get a drink, went to play games and rides then the family returned to the buffet later and enjoyed an early dinner. Then we went back to play a bit more until we were worn out. It was a great experience for the adults and the children. The only thing I would recommend is giving group discounts when there are large groups like ours, visiting. We had 5 adults and 7 children in our group. That would be an even more pleasant reason for an earlier return visit. Nevertheless, we will never forget our experience there and will plan to go back soon. My family and I highly recommend spending a day here with your family and friends.

Thank 1Time4MyDaddy
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi! WOW! Thank you for the kind words about your recent visit! We may have to hire you as our new spokesperson!!

In all seriousness though, thank you very much for the summary of your experience and explaining so well what we do and all we offer. Regarding group sizing, if you know you will have a large group of 10 or more, give us a call in advance. We can tell you about our group rate offers available on the day of your visit.

Best wishes to all and we hope to see you again SOON!

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The food was hit or miss, definitely a kid friendly buffet with bland foods, but there was a huge selection. The staff was great and really accommodating, we had one game that didn't work correctly and they refunded us the points and let us try again. The go carts were fun, the roller coaster type ride was a huge hit for my 8 year old. Really wish we would have found this place sooner! Prize selection was huge as well.

Thank Emily B
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Hi Emily! Saw your note here. Thank you for the 4* review! We do look to provide a broad buffet menu selection each day that has a broad age appeal from kids to seniors and that is reflected in our offerings. Not sure what day you visited us but we do have daily buffet features every evening that may offer menu choices more to your interest including All American favorites on Monday, BBQ Specials on Wednesdays, and Boneless Wings on Thursdays to name a few...so keep that in mind.

Great to hear that our staff was on the ball to help out with that one game. With over 170 games, we take pride in the work our full time staff of four technicians does for us to keep up with maintenance and repairs so any glitches are kept to a minimum. We want every game to be FUN and to keep guests...be they 8 year olds or 80 year olds, smiling all day long.

Best wishes and we hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place is amazing!
The employees are fantastic. The facility is huge! There is so much to do. I dealt with one of the managers Jason and he was the best! I highly recommend booking birthday parties or just going for a day visit. All ages will enjoy this place!

Thank dazyabbey
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Wowsa! Thank you so much for your kind words. We certainly strive to offer fun for all ages...so glad to hear that you agree. And while families coming to eat and play together make up most of our guests every day, we are glad you found us to be a great place for a birthday party experience. We host dozens of parties each week and Jason is one of several event planning pros we have on staff to ensure those special days are FUN and effortless for kids and parents alike. I will be sure to share your note with him.

All the best to you and we hope you'll be able to visit us again soon!

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