Nickel City Amusement Center

★★★★☆
  • 8990 Miramar Rd 180

    San Diego, CA 92126

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  • 858-675-9700

About Nickel City Amusement Center

Hours
Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm

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LOVED THIS PLACE!!! IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND FRIENDLY!!
LOTS OF GAMES FOR JUST 1 NICKEL. ADMISSION WAS $2.OO AND YOU COULD BUY $3-$5-$7 BAGS OF NICKELS.
yOU PLAYED FOR TICKETS AND THEN HAD A BLAST PICKING PRIZES.
IN ADDTION THEY HAD GREAT ICE CREAM, CANDY COTTON, AND MY FAVORITE CARMEL POPCORN.
WE HAD A GREAT AFTERNOON AND EVERYONE LET HAPPY!!! JUST A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND TIME!!!!

4
★★★★☆

LOVED THIS PLACE!!! IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND FRIENDLY!!
LOTS OF GAMES FOR JUST 1 NICKEL. ADMISSION WAS $2.OO AND YOU COULD BUY $3-$5-$7 BAGS OF NICKELS.
yOU PLAYED FOR TICKETS AND THEN HAD A BLAST PICKING PRIZES.
IN ADDTION THEY HAD GREAT ICE CREAM, CANDY COTTON, AND MY FAVORITE CARMEL POPCORN.
WE HAD A GREAT AFTERNOON AND EVERYONE LET HAPPY!!! JUST A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND TIME!!!!

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We had the best birthday party for pre-teens and teens that we could have imagined. Definitely better than Chuck E Cheese for this age group. They all had a great time.

5
★★★★★

We had the best birthday party for pre-teens and teens that we could have imagined. Definitely better than Chuck E Cheese for this age group. They all had a great time.

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Never setting foot into Nickel City, I wasn??t sure what to expect. I had an idea, but never took the time to find out for myself.
Well, I??m glad I finally did!
It??s not our old school arcade. Although Nickel City has the classic Ms Pacman, they also have Dance Dance Revolution, which Nickel City prides themselves in having the best unit around.
This is no scaryMouse type of fun. At Nickel City you could win an ipod nano, a Sony PSP, a Nintendo DS, or an electric Razor. They even have prizes starting at just 5 tickets, Kids as small as 3 will have games to enjoy.
You can use your admission ticket all day. Drop the kids off and do some shopping or catch a movie next door.
Want a little bonus for doing a movie and some gaming, bring your movie ticket stub in and get 10 nickles free. The owner Steve even offers free wifi.
Go and find out for yourself, just play!

2
★★★★☆

Never setting foot into Nickel City, I wasn??t sure what to expect. I had an idea, but never took the time to find out for myself.
Well, I??m glad I finally did!
It??s not our old school arcade. Although Nickel City has the classic Ms Pacman, they also have Dance Dance Revolution, which Nickel City prides themselves in having the best unit around.
This is no scaryMouse type of fun. At Nickel City you could win an ipod nano, a Sony PSP, a Nintendo DS, or an electric Razor. They even have prizes starting at just 5 tickets, Kids as small as 3 will have games to enjoy.
You can use your admission ticket all day. Drop the kids off and do some shopping or catch a movie next door.
Want a little bonus for doing a movie and some gaming, bring your movie ticket stub in and get 10 nickles free. The owner Steve even offers free wifi.
Go and find out for yourself, just play!

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We just went to a Birthday party at Nickel City in Carmel Mountain, north of San Diego. I just want to say we had a fun time. This is definately a great family entertainment center. They have tons of video games including free games. My kids loved the ticket games and the prizes. I was also surprised at all the new games they added since we were there for the last pizza party. Over all you get a lot of value for your $2 dollars.

2
★★★★★

We just went to a Birthday party at Nickel City in Carmel Mountain, north of San Diego. I just want to say we had a fun time. This is definately a great family entertainment center. They have tons of video games including free games. My kids loved the ticket games and the prizes. I was also surprised at all the new games they added since we were there for the last pizza party. Over all you get a lot of value for your $2 dollars.

Pros: Ceap to get in and play free games

Cons: Can get busy on holidays

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I took my kids to Nickel City in Carmel Mountain for a birthday party. I was amazed at how may new games they have recently added since I was last there. They are constantly upgrading. Way to go! They have recently upgraded their website too. NickelCitySanDiego.com

5
★★★★★

I took my kids to Nickel City in Carmel Mountain for a birthday party. I was amazed at how may new games they have recently added since I was last there. They are constantly upgrading. Way to go! They have recently upgraded their website too. NickelCitySanDiego.com

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for just 2 dollars to enter, this place has it all. they have all of the best games and some of the old classic games there. This place is great i reccomend coming here if you want to have a great day.

5
★★★★★

for just 2 dollars to enter, this place has it all. they have all of the best games and some of the old classic games there. This place is great i reccomend coming here if you want to have a great day.

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If you want to play some games then this is the best and only place to kick it. Everyone else went out of business including the Mira Mesa nickel city that was superior to this one. Oh well. Anyway, enjoy this last arcade while it's still around. They have a pretty good selection of games for a few nickles each and some free games too. Check out Rampart, that game roxors for free!! Like $2 admission so don't only go there for a few minutes or something. Stay all day.

PROS: rocks
CONS: nothing

5
★★★★★

If you want to play some games then this is the best and only place to kick it. Everyone else went out of business including the Mira Mesa nickel city that was superior to this one. Oh well. Anyway, enjoy this last arcade while it's still around. They have a pretty good selection of games for a few nickles each and some free games too. Check out Rampart, that game roxors for free!! Like $2 admission so don't only go there for a few minutes or something. Stay all day.

PROS: rocks
CONS: nothing

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I dont care how old you are, there is a good time for everyone. Especially since most games are not over 30 cents. And a few for less, considerably less. The admission is $2, and there are several free play games which you can play once you have paid admission. Located next to Pacific Theaters in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Make a night of it. Watch a movie at Pacific, Go to dinner at CPK, and play some games at Nickel City.

4
★★★★☆

I dont care how old you are, there is a good time for everyone. Especially since most games are not over 30 cents. And a few for less, considerably less. The admission is $2, and there are several free play games which you can play once you have paid admission. Located next to Pacific Theaters in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Make a night of it. Watch a movie at Pacific, Go to dinner at CPK, and play some games at Nickel City.

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Nickel City is a fun place for kids of any age. When I was younger I went there a lot to play its variety of games. The older games they have are free, but still fun. They also have most of the new and hip games that only cost a few nickels. You can also play games that give you tickets for prizes. The admission is about two dollars and all the games are nickels or free.

4
★★★★☆

Nickel City is a fun place for kids of any age. When I was younger I went there a lot to play its variety of games. The older games they have are free, but still fun. They also have most of the new and hip games that only cost a few nickels. You can also play games that give you tickets for prizes. The admission is about two dollars and all the games are nickels or free.

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I love Nickel City! I've been going there since highschool and even now after I've graduated college. A flat admission fee (it used to be $3) will get you into a giant room of almost all arcade games you can remember. All the games cost either a nickel (as the store name implies) or are free! The most fun are the games you remember playing when you are little. Who passes up a free game of the original Mortal Kombat game? There's also a photobooth in the corner, which will give you a polaroid of your fun times!

PROS: Cheap, fun, nostalgia
CONS: None!

5
★★★★★

I love Nickel City! I've been going there since highschool and even now after I've graduated college. A flat admission fee (it used to be $3) will get you into a giant room of almost all arcade games you can remember. All the games cost either a nickel (as the store name implies) or are free! The most fun are the games you remember playing when you are little. Who passes up a free game of the original Mortal Kombat game? There's also a photobooth in the corner, which will give you a polaroid of your fun times!

PROS: Cheap, fun, nostalgia
CONS: None!

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Minimal entry fee and tons of fun for the game-obsessed brother, boyfriend or husband. Can win prizes like stuffed animals, swords, etc and there are plenty of free games for those who do not want to buy tokens to play games. Particularly, I am fond of a three-D tetris like game. They have competitive games like car racing and Dance Dance Revolution as well; good place to take the kids and/or family.

4
★★★★☆

Minimal entry fee and tons of fun for the game-obsessed brother, boyfriend or husband. Can win prizes like stuffed animals, swords, etc and there are plenty of free games for those who do not want to buy tokens to play games. Particularly, I am fond of a three-D tetris like game. They have competitive games like car racing and Dance Dance Revolution as well; good place to take the kids and/or family.

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Nickel City is generally cheap and the games are pretty easy to win. The prizes aren't that great though and even the large prizes arent so hot. You can have some fun for an hour or two here. It is sort of dirty though.

4
★★★★☆

Nickel City is generally cheap and the games are pretty easy to win. The prizes aren't that great though and even the large prizes arent so hot. You can have some fun for an hour or two here. It is sort of dirty though.

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Nickle City is a great place to go when you need to have fun and fast. Nickle games can really last you all day when you bring a five or ten dollar bill. Nickle city is a great place to bring the family or to have birthday parties at for your children.

4
★★★★☆

Nickle City is a great place to go when you need to have fun and fast. Nickle games can really last you all day when you bring a five or ten dollar bill. Nickle city is a great place to bring the family or to have birthday parties at for your children.

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This is a decent place to bring your kids and friends. Theres a small admission charge, 2 dollars, and the games are relatively inexpensive to play. Like most arcades, the high influx of daily customers breaks down the machines over time, making them dirty and sometimes unuseable. Nevertheless, this is a fun place.

4
★★★★☆

This is a decent place to bring your kids and friends. Theres a small admission charge, 2 dollars, and the games are relatively inexpensive to play. Like most arcades, the high influx of daily customers breaks down the machines over time, making them dirty and sometimes unuseable. Nevertheless, this is a fun place.

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Nickle City is a great place to spend time with friends. It is inexpensive and you can play all sorts of games for just a nickle. The only problem is you have to pay two dollars at the door.

4
★★★★☆

Nickle City is a great place to spend time with friends. It is inexpensive and you can play all sorts of games for just a nickle. The only problem is you have to pay two dollars at the door.

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Nickel City is one of the best places to go to hang out with your friends. It is cheap to get in and the games are also very inexpensive. Then if you run out of money you can play the free games for as long as you want!

5
★★★★★

Nickel City is one of the best places to go to hang out with your friends. It is cheap to get in and the games are also very inexpensive. Then if you run out of money you can play the free games for as long as you want!

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Nickel City is a great place to come if your running low on cash. The games are fun to play and only cost a nickel. Some games are also easy to win tickets on so children dont have to walk away empty handed.

5
★★★★★

Nickel City is a great place to come if your running low on cash. The games are fun to play and only cost a nickel. Some games are also easy to win tickets on so children dont have to walk away empty handed.

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This place has great games for low prices. The atmosphere is great and i love coming here to just have a fun time. It a great place for a family and friends or even a date. They have cool prizes if you win tickets and you can spend 30min in there or even 5 hours. If you love to game and have fun this is the place for you.

4
★★★★☆

This place has great games for low prices. The atmosphere is great and i love coming here to just have a fun time. It a great place for a family and friends or even a date. They have cool prizes if you win tickets and you can spend 30min in there or even 5 hours. If you love to game and have fun this is the place for you.

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Its awesome when you can get in for 2 dollars and play all the fun free games you can handle. I myself do that all day. Classic games. Although the prizes are kind of hard to get since they took out good machines with good payouts.

3
★★★☆☆

Its awesome when you can get in for 2 dollars and play all the fun free games you can handle. I myself do that all day. Classic games. Although the prizes are kind of hard to get since they took out good machines with good payouts.

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Nickel City is a great way to spend a saturday for very inexpensive. some of the games are out dated but that's what you get for a nickel, but i still enjoy them. There is eveen a free row of games from way back in the day but a few of all time bests are located there. If your not a true gamer and just go to get tickets to buy worthless crap there are also carnival style games for you. Nickel city is a very inexpensive way to play your favorite old video games and i reccomend it from youngsters just looking to have a good time to old guys who want to remember their childhood.

4
★★★★☆

Nickel City is a great way to spend a saturday for very inexpensive. some of the games are out dated but that's what you get for a nickel, but i still enjoy them. There is eveen a free row of games from way back in the day but a few of all time bests are located there. If your not a true gamer and just go to get tickets to buy worthless crap there are also carnival style games for you. Nickel city is a very inexpensive way to play your favorite old video games and i reccomend it from youngsters just looking to have a good time to old guys who want to remember their childhood.

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Nickel City used to be fun when I was a little kid, but now I am realizing that they just have a bunch of cheap games. I would recommend it for kids 10 and under, but any teeanger or adult will be bored.

3
★★★☆☆

Nickel City used to be fun when I was a little kid, but now I am realizing that they just have a bunch of cheap games. I would recommend it for kids 10 and under, but any teeanger or adult will be bored.

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This mini amusement park in a sense is a great place to go on a rainy day with nothing to do. With a very cheap admittance fee and excellent games, this is a great place for kids.

5
★★★★★

This mini amusement park in a sense is a great place to go on a rainy day with nothing to do. With a very cheap admittance fee and excellent games, this is a great place for kids.

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When you go to nickel city, you'll think about how much fun you can have with five cents. The two dollar entry fee and abundance of games, both old and new are great. But you'll find that your fun will run short from boredom and you might not even use all your nickels. An average place with some good deals on certain games.

3
★★★☆☆

When you go to nickel city, you'll think about how much fun you can have with five cents. The two dollar entry fee and abundance of games, both old and new are great. But you'll find that your fun will run short from boredom and you might not even use all your nickels. An average place with some good deals on certain games.

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There should be more places like nickel city. With a small entry few and games that cost only 3 nickels or less , its a great deal. They also have some free games as well.

4
★★★★☆

There should be more places like nickel city. With a small entry few and games that cost only 3 nickels or less , its a great deal. They also have some free games as well.

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As far as arcades go this place is on top. Although the games dont really out do those of other arcades it really cheap. If your going to go there on a night with nothing to do it is a great pass time. But dont get to hooked and start living there, another great thing about it is it is cheap, there is a reason they call it nickel city.

4
★★★★☆

As far as arcades go this place is on top. Although the games dont really out do those of other arcades it really cheap. If your going to go there on a night with nothing to do it is a great pass time. But dont get to hooked and start living there, another great thing about it is it is cheap, there is a reason they call it nickel city.

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nickel city is one of the cooler arcades. the downside is that you have to hop in your car (or hop in someone else's car) and go on the highway, and drive yourself on over to carmel mountain. i guess it'd be worth it if i were more into video games, but it's a not-to-expensive way to spend your free time.

4
★★★★☆

nickel city is one of the cooler arcades. the downside is that you have to hop in your car (or hop in someone else's car) and go on the highway, and drive yourself on over to carmel mountain. i guess it'd be worth it if i were more into video games, but it's a not-to-expensive way to spend your free time.

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Nickel city is a great place if you are trying to find something to do on a Saturday or Friday and dont have enough money to go to like lets say a movie where you drop 10 bucks for a ticket and 6 bucks on popcorn. Nickel City has a small enterance free and alot of fun classic free games you can play all day if you would like. The new games such as DDR are also fairely cheap for the amount of playing time you get.

5
★★★★★

Nickel city is a great place if you are trying to find something to do on a Saturday or Friday and dont have enough money to go to like lets say a movie where you drop 10 bucks for a ticket and 6 bucks on popcorn. Nickel City has a small enterance free and alot of fun classic free games you can play all day if you would like. The new games such as DDR are also fairely cheap for the amount of playing time you get.

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For a two dollar entry fee, you can play a bunch of brand new games for a fraction of normal arcade prices. I think you can play DDR for around 25 cents and hit fighter games for 15 cents. The ticket system isn't the greatest but it sure beats playing at chuck e cheese. There is also a free game section where you can find classics like centipede. All gamers much go here at least once.

4
★★★★☆

For a two dollar entry fee, you can play a bunch of brand new games for a fraction of normal arcade prices. I think you can play DDR for around 25 cents and hit fighter games for 15 cents. The ticket system isn't the greatest but it sure beats playing at chuck e cheese. There is also a free game section where you can find classics like centipede. All gamers much go here at least once.

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