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“Wonderful intertainment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
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Owner description: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment for everyone since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by Louisville contractor J. Scott Talbott. It was called "Beef" because of the delicious hand carved roast beef served before the performances, and "Boards" referring to the boards or stage of a theatre. Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 150,000 theatergoers annually. Each season includes professional Broadway shows, plays and acclaimed children's theatre productions by our resident Pyramid Players. But a visit to Beef & Boards is more than just great theatre! We offer a tasty dinner buffet prepared by our in-house executive chef, plus a full-service bar and mouthwatering gourmet desserts. Be sure to stop by the Intermission gift shop for unique gift ideas, and ask about seeing more shows for less through our VIP membership program. Come see why each year more and more people discover the value and quality of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre! Beef & Boards is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the only union for professional actors in legitimate theatre.
Richmond, Indiana
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful intertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

We have bought the VIP membership which is a great thing to do. We are senior citizens and this helps the budget. You can buy one ticket get one free. The food is good but the show is wonderful. Need to book as soon as possible if you want good seats,center is the best! Great place to go to!

Visited August 2014
2 Thank Brenda W
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Avon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Loved the show, and the food was wonderful. However, felt very chilly under air vent. Had a sweater on, and asked for maybe an additional apron, etc., to place over my shoulders. I was handed two napkins to place over my shoulders. Would have appreciated maybe an extra apron or tablecloth to wrap around my shoulders, as I have a serious illness. Think maybe there was a communication problem with the server. All in all a great place to spend an evening.

Visited August 2014
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Middlebury, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best of food & shows”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The food is nothing to get excited about; however; it is good and presented nicely. The shows are great and very professionally presented. Seating can be difficult so make reservations. They will help you with good seating (if possible). We go there as often as we can.

Visited June 2014
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“Wonderful meal and laugh a minute show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Beef and Boards combines a wonderful meal with well-performed play or musical comedy for a wonderful afternoon or evening outing. Meals are served smorgasboard style and are very tasty with 3 or 4 meat selections, various salads,and vegetables to choose from. A cake dessert and drinks are served at your table or you may order a special dessert which will be served during the intermission. The wait staff is very efficient and have a huge crowd served in a record amount of time. We saw the musical comedy: Church Basement Ladies IV- A Mighty Fortress is our Basement. This is a musical comedy with original music about the church ladies groups who prepare the various meals, receptions, etc. in the Minnesota Lutheran Churches, get the children's programs rehearsed and performed, etc. Of course the women have to gossip a little about the various goings on in town and within the church and they get themselves into some pretty hilarious predicaments. It was absolutely a laugh a minute production.

Visited July 2014
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Chalmers, Indiana
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“Greatest Birthday Dinner Ever!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

That is what she said about her birthday dinner this year. We went to Beef and Boards in March for her birthday. We were fortunate to have awesome seats. Planning does help a lot with placement of your seating. Purchase your tickets online or over the phone like I did well in advance.

The food was good. Nothing to rave about but edible. It is served buffet style. The offerings are meant to appeal to everyone. The plates that you get your food on seem very small for a buffet. It is chore to get your food back without a little spillage. You can go back for more, but that seemed more of a chore than it was worth. Drinks are served in small glasses also. The problem is servers have a lot of tables to cover. My tea glass was almost always empty.

The performance however was prenominal. The performance we had the good fortune to see was "Cats". Being a cat lover my wife's expectations were high and they were met. This was well performed by very talented people. We could not have been more thrilled with the show.

This was a great night overall. I highly recommend you give it a try, especially for a special occasion.

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