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Dorky's Arcade, Tacoma

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  • Kind of a labor of love for us who grew up on quarter vids. Kids are allowed, food is served, retro is current. Pretty good selection of old stand-up, console, bowling alley - type video games.  more »
  • We shared a pizza, ciders and a variety of drinks and played some games. Like all arcades, it's noisy, but we had a good time socializing, eating and playing games. The pizza was tasty and the drinks ...  more »
  • We're so lucky to have Dorky's in Tacoma. They have an excellent selection of pinball machines of all vintages and tons of video games. Find all your favourites: Galaga, Burger Time, all the Mario and...  more »
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  • Great place to hang out and play games. My family really loves to go there....the food is good and there is a great selection of games. Please don't ever get rid of the Guns 'N Roses pinball....definitely one of the all time best pinball machines! I really wish they would get the Nintendo "Popeye" arcade game....it's one of the few classics they are missing. Hopefully it'll make an appearance soon. Visit this place!
  • Loved this place featuring retro to new arcade games. So many of all your favorite games. Loved the selection of pinball machines. Place had some really great smelling pizza and food but we didn't eat. Also there is a side of the building to have beer in but only went there to get change. Stays open super late for night owls. Enjoy yourself!
  • Fun shop for retro gaming, pizza is good and drinks are bountiful. They have something for just about any generation, but I'd personally keep my youngest at home... 21+ environment that is open to families... It gets loud and the pitchers of beer made it seem like an arcade/tavern. Politics aside, I could see myself here often, they just need to ensure the owner never gets his hands on another bullhorn 😐
  • We went one afternoon during Spring Break. It didn't open until 2. There was a pretty good crowd but still plenty of video games and pinball machines open. It was a little hard to get around- a few aisles are pretty narrow so if someone is standing at one machine it can be tough to get past them. The pinball machines could use an extra couple of inches between them as well- you end up bumping fingers with someone playing next to you. All of that was pretty ok until you realize there is nowhere to sit. There are maybe 4 booth tables in the whole place that are only for people ordering food. I think I counted 3 stools in random places in the rest of the building. So while I would have been happy to hang out for several hours while my kids had fun- there was nowhere to hang out! They also still had St Patrick's decorations and lights up in April- also not a big deal but kind of gives you an idea about what it's like.
  • it is definitely FUN place to go either you r big fan of game or not, besides, you can buy drinks for the adults/alcohol n kids/sodas, snacks. you can have hole pizza. there r 5 tables n seats. old school games remind your childhood n fun to play. the huge screen playing Pac man... fun! there r exchange machines n ATM. I did not see a diaper change table, but there was table? chair so you might be able to use them indeed. the street parking always sucks in anywhere.
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