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Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:13:31 PM »
Does anybody know of any good arcades in the JAX area that are open to the public? I've been to Adventure Landing and D&B's and wasn't too fond of their game collections. The pickings on Yelp are a little slim.

I found the small hidden gem in the small back room of a The Video Game Rescue (~8 pins and ~15 or so 80's/90's vids), but I was wondering if anyone else knew of others.
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 12:56:01 AM »
Video Game Rescue is your best bet for a group of pins.  There are a few machines around in various other places, but that is the best in one area.  If you are willing to drive a bit from JAX, you can hit up Anastasia lanes in St. Augustine, Fernadina beach pinball museum, or The Arcade Bar in Gainesville.  All are about an hour away more or less.

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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 08:14:56 AM »
Video Game Rescue is your best bet for a group of pins.  There are a few machines around in various other places, but that is the best in one area.  If you are willing to drive a bit from JAX, you can hit up Anastasia lanes in St. Augustine, Fernadina beach pinball museum, or The Arcade Bar in Gainesville.  All are about an hour away more or less.


Great tip on the Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum! Didn't know that existed.

Also just found the JAX pinball map (http://pinballmap.com/jacksonville), although I'm not sure how up-to-date it is.
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
Does anybody know of any good arcades in the JAX area that are open to the public? I've been to Adventure Landing and D&B's and wasn't too fond of their game collections. The pickings on Yelp are a little slim.

I found the small hidden gem in the small back room of a The Video Game Rescue (~8 pins and ~15 or so 80's/90's vids), but I was wondering if anyone else knew of others.

Chicago Pizza at Jacksonville Landing. MK2, both TMNT games, Tekken Tag, SSF2, Simpsons, Crazy Taxi, Marvel Vs SF, Double Donkey Kong, Popeye, Mario and Super Mario, PAC and more. There is also a game bar in the back with consoles and pcs that is really nice. SF2 and TMNT pins as well. Eat pizza and play games!
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:44:48 PM »
Last time I went to Wing It on Old St. Augustine Rd. they had a Golden Eye pin and some arcade games.

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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 03:09:14 PM »
Eat pizza and play games!

Don't undersell the pizza, my friend. The pizza is the best in town by a landslide.

Go for the pizza - play some games while you are there.

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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »
Don't undersell the pizza, my friend. The pizza is the best in town by a landslide.

Go for the pizza - play some games while you are there.

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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 06:00:32 PM »
Current pinball line-up at Video Game Rescue...


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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 06:02:55 PM »
Also just found the JAX pinball map (http://pinballmap.com/jacksonville), although I'm not sure how up-to-date it is.


It's basically as real-time up to date as I can keep it :)

Pinball Map is also a free iphone/android app.
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 08:55:29 AM »
Best deep dish? yeah!
For other styles Moonriver pizza does exist.

I'm from Chicago, so no other styles of pizza do exist. Also, we don't allow ketchup on our dogs.

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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 10:26:25 AM »
we don't allow ketchup on our dogs.

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What are the top 3 condiments that should go on a dog?
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 12:32:44 PM »
What are the top 3 condiments that should go on a dog?
Only 3? Then mustard, onions and kraut.
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Re: Any good arcades in the Jacksonville area?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 12:46:16 PM »


This is how a Chicagoan is supposed to eat a dog, but I personally prefer Chili and onions.

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