Dave and Buster’s Nutrition Info (Calories, Fat, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Dave and Buster's Menu Nutrition

Dave and Buster’s nutrition is not the best. This is a place you go when you’re looking to treat yourself and your family. It’s a place to indulge in fat, greasy and sugary food and then to try and burn it off playing the many games they have to offer.

Still, it’s not all bad. As we shall see on our Dave and Buster’s Nutrition table below, there are lower calorie and lower fat choices. What’s more, there are also options for those on a vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diet. Just keep reading to see these for yourself.

Dave and Buster’s Nutrition Info

Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Black Jack Bbq Chicken35711107
Atlantic Salmon With Vegetable Medley As Both Sides1400000
Chargrilled Sirloin1300000
Philly Steak Roll301001
Teriyaki Sirloin With Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans41090011
Southwestern Salad With Honey Chipolte Salmon33593027
Parmesan Chicken Alfredo16074012
Appetizer Trio - Potato Skins, Buffalo Wings, Queso & Chips00000
Toasted Ravioli210117021
Over the Wedge Cheese Fries3960000
Cheesesticks W/ Marinara Sauce704232011
Philly Steak Rolls W/ Sweet & Sour Ketchup, Cheese Sauce8802915020
Queso, Guacamole, Salsa & Chips1100000
Spinach Dip (W/ Tortilla Chips & Salsa)2200000
Edamame W/ Kosher Salt1447534053
Bar Burgers & Wings Platter, 4 Mini Cheeseburgers, Buffalo Wings, Season Fries30013302
Buffalo Wings (Regular) - Seasoned Fries & Dressing21368416027
Buffalo Wings (Boneless) W/ Seasoned Fries & Dressing23010403
Potato Skins - Melted Cheese, Bacon, Green Onions & Sour Cream9710000
Grilled Chicken Nachos - Jalapenos, Black Beans, Cheese, Sour Cream & Salsa22014103
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
House Salad - Greens, Grape Tomoatoes, Cheese & Tortilla Strips (No Dressing)2108100
Caesar Salad - W/ Garlic Cheese Croutons, Parm Cheese & Roasted Garlic Caesar Dressing1600000
Greek Salad - Feta Chs, Olives, Cucumber, Tomato, Radishes, Onion, Ban Pep & Medit. Dress2572106
Double Stacked Chicken Parm Sandwich2500000
Southwestern Salad With Grilled Honey-Chipotle Chicken530000
Grilled Chipotle Chicken802005
Broccoli Cheddar Soup846671000
Black Jack Bbq Chicken & Ribs701233010
Island Grilled Trifecta6173010023
600 Calorie Menu - Cajun Sirloin5000000
Turkey Blt on Wheat864262241
Jack Chicken Bbq (No Mashed Potatoes)1101001
Teriyaki Grilled Sirloin3600000
Cabo-Style Chicken33515502
Kids (From Ny Menu Website) - Linguine Pasta With Butter2596119100231
Kids' Menu (From Ny Menu Website) - Linguine Pasta With Marinara Sauce200010050030
Kids' Menu (From Ny Menu Website) - Grilled Chicken [Meal W/ Rice]2801610023
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich & Fries2006631908
Red Bull & Vodka, Made With Sugar-Free Red Bull47931403
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Sw Grilled Chicken Salad W/O Dressing4002008
Buster's Cheeseburger (Calories Only)711003
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas - Cheese, Flour Tortilla, Sour Cream & Salsa1602000
Ginormous Brownie Sundae161002
Vegetable Medely1000000
Walk the Plank Cocktail1800000
Spicy Rice Medley61420605
600 Calorie Shrimp Meal17341294821
Blackened Chicken Pasta2768110270228
the Shizzle (Cocktail)31542012
1/2 Serving Chicken and Shrimp Pasta13135226012
Big Salad- Sweet Apple Pecan Salad- Without Chicken65732007
Roasted Turkey Avocado Blt23956621071
the Boss Chicken Club1704001
Cajun Sirloin With Rice and Vegetables1764107
Peppercorn Sirloin Steak2094853012
Shrimp Chicken and Steak Skewers One Each No Rice70000
Turkey Blt With Vegetables541001
Bananas Fosters Pie1939301
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
Chicken Tacos1058497012
Loaded Mashed Potatoes7000015
Veggie Pasta302002
Triple Chocolate Cake1306000
Turkey Burger W/O Sweet Potato Fries121831707
Goldfingers and Fries-Kid's Menu3500000
Baked Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo120000
Goldfingers and Fries3269113180359
Teriyaki Sirloin Steak (8 oz.), Loaded Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Crispy Frazzled Onions1320599030
Southwestern Salad With Grilled Chicken and Salad Dresing120000
Roasted Turkey Avocado Blt (No Fries)654304040
Mini Cheeseburger (No Bun)1203201
Grilled Balsamic Chicken950000
French Fries17577530020
Teriyaki Steak, Loaded Potatoes and Crispy Onions550203022
Double Cheese Burger W/fries (Estimate)846189021
Philly Steak and Cheese Sandwich50000
Dave's Double Cheeseburger (With Fries)20020000
Grilled Steak Salad (From Menu)2206000
Chicken Tortilla Soup2150000
Item NameCalories (kcal)Fat (g)Saturated Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Sugars (g)
weet Apple Pecan Salad - Baby Greens, Apple Slices, Pecans, Bleu Cheese & Rasp Vinaigrette2065125492010
Bar Burgers2100000
Fire Grilled Salmon W/ Sauteed Spinach and Spicy Rice18110000
Skinny Margarita1500000
Parmesan-crusted Chicken Caesar Salad312239012
Tomato Feta Soup20015302
the Lawnmower - Chopped Salad No Dressing68119705
alsamic Chicken & Vegetable Medley1200000
Thai Chicken Chop Salad500728000
Cabo Style Chicken1508000
Donut Holes1800000
French Fries - Sides3003005
Pretzel Dogs Appetizer - 5 Dogs + Dip15141019
Parmesan-crusted Chicken Caesar3080000
Mango Shrimp Skewer42030048
Bistro Steak & Shrimp Lobster Alfredo1505000

Dave and Buster’s Calories

As you can see from the Dave and Buster’s Nutrition Info table above, there a lot of calories in popular Dave and Buster’s menu items. It’s not all bad, of course, but how do these big calorific meals compare to what you would find in other chains?

We always like to make comparisons here on Secret Menus. It’s a great way to get a idea of what you’re eating here and what it would look like elsewhere. This time we’re focusing on the Buffalo Wings, which pack a very mean punch at around 850 calories for a relatively small portion. Add some fries to that and you have around 1200 calories.

That means that one small order of these is the same calories as each of these menu options elsewhere:

Dave and Buster’s Healthy Options

Dave and Buster's Nutrition Info

If the options mentioned above are too calorific for you, then look for the lower calorie options on the Dave and Buster’sNutrition Info table. There is a small orange icon next to all options that come in at under 600 calories. Some of these are obvious, some less some. In fact, you may be surprised that some of them come anywhere near 600 calories. Such is the case with the Fresh Garden Salad, which isn’t too far from that milestone.

Other healthier Dave and Buster’s mention options include:

  • Tomato Feta Soup: Here they have taken a classic comfort food and have added a Mediterranean twist. Tomatoes and feta are often used together in Greece and they can be found together here as well. A beautifully spicy, warming soup with a salty kick. And all for less than 600 calories.
  • Southwestern Tortilla Soup: Not unlike the soups you will find at Mexican chains like Chevy’s and Chili’s, this is a spicy, hot and delicious menu item with a very low calorie count. What more could you ask for?
  • Crisp Apple Pecan Salad: It’s fresh, it’s crunchy and it’s sweet. It’s a salad that doesn’t taste like rabbit food, which means it might even be a way to get your kid away from the cheesy nachos and greasy burgers.

Dave and Buster’s Vegetarian

There are many vegetarian options on the Dave and Buster’s menu. It’s true that their menu is heavy on the seafood and the meat, but if you avoid the obvious items then there is still a lot to eat here. That includes cheesy nachos, side dishes of fries, rice and more, and a choice of desserts as well.

You’re okay with most of the drinks as well. If you’re not sure about anything, just let your server know you are a vegetarian and they will advise accordingly.

Dave and Buster’s Vegan

Dave and Buster's Nutrition Info

As you might expect, Dave and Buster’s vegan options are few and far between. Take away the meat and the seafood, take away the sour cream, the cheese, the eggs and the milk, and there aren’t many items left on this menu.

Still, there are a few options, so don’t despair just yet. We have heard from vegan adults who have been forced to pick from a very small menu as the kids around them tuck into all kinds of meat and cheese feasts. The problem is that it seems there are many hidden dairy ingredients in dishes that would otherwise not include any. Add to this an unwillingness to include a vegan main or entree, and you have something that just isn’t very vegan.

Such is the case with their French fries, which we have heard are baked with parmesan cheese. Not only is this not vegan, but because hard cheeses are made using animal rennet, they are not even vegetarian. So, be selective, ask your server and don’t just assume. That even applies to the following ingredients, because while we think they are vegan we can’t be sure:

  • Most Salad: Just make sure you order them without cheese and croutons.
  • Pretzel Bites: Order without the cheese sauce
  • Veggie Burger: Ask about this. Many veggie burgers contain dairy, typically in the form of eggs to bind. That’s not always the case, and the garden burger from the Red Robin Menu is vegan. But it’s worth asking to make sure.
  • Edamame: Simple, fresh, vegan.
  • Potato Skins: Order without the meat and cheese. Ask for guacamole and salsa instead.

Dave and Buster’s Gluten-Free

There is an “Allergy Menu” on Dave and Buster’s. This contains all information that you need regarding what your food contains and whether it is safe for diners with gluten intolerance, nut intolerance, etc., Just click on Dave and Buster’s Allergy Menu to see this for yourself.

As with most fast food and casual dining chains, you are not always guaranteed that the foods will be free of certain ingredients. Contamination is difficult to avoid, as most of the foods are cooked in the same kitchen, they are prepared alongside each other and they are handled by chefs and servers who handle many dishes. As a result, you should always make an effort to let your server know about your sensitivities and intolerances. That way they can make an effort to ensure that the thing you are allergic to does not touch the food you order.