On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with this Groupon.
- $88 for a murder-mystery dinner package for two, including a four-course dinner and two souvenir mugs ($161.60 value)
The Dinner Detective’s cast of sleuths and servers dish up a four-course meal alongside a helping of mystery spiced with impromptu humor at the DoubleTree hotel. Guests arrive to mingle, sample hors d’oeuvres, and begin questioning their fellow diners as the dressed-down cast circulates freely in the crowd. A mixed green salad and a shocking murder send people scrambling to tables where they work to uncover the killer, who could be any one of the guests or a sentient saltshaker. The story unfolds between courses. For the entree, diners choose from chipotle-marinated chicken, soy-glazed salmon, or mushroom ravioli (which can also be made vegan). Chocolate cake rewards the night’s trials as the crook is revealed and the guest with the best guess takes home a prize package. See the schedule for available shows.
Guests should plan to stay on the dressier side of casual attire—T-shirts, shorts, baseball caps, and torn clothes are all off limits.
The Dinner Detective
The Dinner Detective's renowned troupe of talented actors engages audiences with an evening of laughs, intrigue, and suspense as mock murder accompanies a four-course meal where everyone in attendance is a suspect. A dressed-down cast of professional Hollywood- and Chicago-trained sleuths circulates through the crowd, sniffing out phony alibis and asking the hard questions to solve the mystery of each whodunit. Before the night is over, the fictional criminal is cuffed and the most accurately detecting diner takes home a prize package. The Dinner Detective leases out its gumshoes to clean up crime during private events such as fundraisers, family reunions, or embezzlement hearings. The thespians have sharpened their entertaining chops by performing for such Fortune 500 companies as Universal Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, California 91764