Date Night: The Dinner Detective

I am so excited to share a new date night idea for Central Iowa! I was invited out by the wonderful Dinner Detective group to check out their dinner and show. We had a blast!

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I took my dad out for this great evening. This was right up his alley!


From the very moment you check-in until the very end, you have a blast. When you check in you are able to pick out a name to put on your name tag. Dad chose Socrates and I chose Columbo 🙂

The room is filled with large tables, that seat 10-12 people and set-up for your three course meal. To set the scene, there is an outline of a body! Who could have killed them?! It’s our job to figure it out!

Everyone in the room, with a name tag is a suspect! To make it more fun, there are interrogation sheets on the table. You want to make sure you are asking questions to EVERYONE! The suspect may be sitting at your own table!


The detectives make it super fun and the entire night is hilarious. There is singing, dancing, jokes and more. Watch out, because you may be asked to help the detectives out!


During the show all the food is served to you. They serve appetizers before the show begins, with a salad. About an hour into the show, you are served your main dish, which you can select when you register for the show! You have the option of chicken, pork, or vegetarian dishes. I chose the vegetarian dish and it was delicious! I didn’t get a picture of dessert, but it was a-mazing too! Check out the menu choices here.


Wine and beer are cash bar only. Make sure you bring cash!

At the end of the show, you are given about 20 minutes to write down who you think the killers are! If you have the most details and killer correct, you can win a prize worth $100! You want to make sure you are taking plenty of notes and looking VERY closely at all the clues during the show.

The Dinner Detective is held every weekend at the Embassy Suites downtown and they sell out quickly! They offer private and group events where they can set it up as someone you know, personally, is killed!!

 I highly recommend this as a date night!

Reserve your seats now!



  1. Kaci

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