Top 5 Menu Items Rated By Julia Tries Everything & DELISH

We welcomed Julia Smith, director of video at DELISH and star of Julia Tries Everything to try out 35 of our most popular menu items - over 20 of which are brand spankin new!! Julia took on the impossible task of attempting to narrow it down to just 5 of her favorites, her “essential must-order list”. What might seem like an easy task is actually quite difficult when there are so many good options to choose from and 35 menu items to try!
“If you thought Dave & Buster's was only for games, beer, and wings—let me be the first to tell you that is *not* the case anymore.” - Julia Smith
If you’re not up to date with what’s been going on at Dave & Buster’s, let me be the first to bring you up to speed. Earlier this year, we completely redesigned our food & cocktails menu leaving a few fan-favorites remaining. Then we added TWENTY-THREE new chef inspired menu items and 4 new drinks that will have your taste buds singing DING, DING, DING!

With the stage set, taste buds ready, and empty stomachs, let’s find out what Julia Smith has decided. Winners will be announced based on their meal category. We have the title of best appetizer, best cocktail, best entree, best burger, and best dessert up for grabs.

After careful deliberation, we have the results! Drum roll Stomach growl please…

Best Appetizer: Korean Sticky Ribs

Julia said she wanted to “weep when they were gone.”

Best Cocktail: Strawberry Watermelon Margarita 

Julia said, “I highly recommend you add a test tube shot of tequila in yours.”

Best Entree: Voodoo Pasta

Julia said, “What's great about this entree is the combination of creamy and cheesy with the spicy.”

Best Burger: Beastmode Bacon Burger

Julia said, “The Blue Moon BBQ braised pork belly, applewood smoked bacon, and Manchego cheese are the trifecta I was waiting for.”

Best Dessert:  Big Daddy Chocolate Cake

Julia said, “ Let's be honest: This was going to be my favorite simply for the name. There are six layers of warm, molten chocolate cake!”

Honorable Mentions: Literally everything else

Congratulations to the winners! Find out for yourself if Julia was on point by joining us for dinner & game night out at one of our multiple locations across the United States and Canada. Bonus points if you try 35 menu items!!

Watch the full video here!



And here is the full list of menu items Julia tried!

ROUND 1: APPETIZERS

  • Original Wings: Lemon pepper dry rub
  • Crispy Chicken Tenders: Chipotle BBQ
  • Cantina Nachos
  • Giant Bavarian Pretzel
  • Pretzel Dogs
  • Drink:  Dangerous Waters tailgate tower

ROUND 2: APPETIZERS PART 2

  • Creole Shrimp Dip
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Garlic Parm Truffle Fried
  • Fresh Burrata
  • Shrimp Scampi Flatbread
  • Drink: Blackberry Sour

ROUND 3: BURGERS/HANDHELDS

  • Philly French Dip
  • Beastmode Bacon Burger
  • Mushroom Stout Burger
  • Crispy Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
  • Chicken Avocado Club
  • Drink: Strawberry watermelon margarita

ROUND 4: ENTREES

  • IPA Fish & Chips
  • Voodoo Pasta
  • Fire-Grilled Salmon
  • Chimichurri Bowl
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • Drink: Elderflower Tonic

ROUND 5: DESSERTS

  • Big Daddy Chocolate Cake
  • Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Churros
  • Cheesecake Dip
    Strawberry Shortcake
  • Drink: Bomb Pop Rita