2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
Arcade Retro Eats is located at 2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown. It is in a small strip mall, but not facing the street. It is next to a Hershey's Ice Cream store. Four accessible parking spaces are located in the center of the paved lot. The street-level, single-door entrance goes directly into the small space. Four metal tables plus two, high-tops are in the middle of the space, with 80s and 90s video games along the wall. Order at the counter and your food will be brought to your table.
The large, single occupancy restroom must be accessed through the kitchen. One may need help with the door, as it does not open all the way.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: 6 tables, 2 of which are high-tops
Location of restrooms: in read, through kitchen
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, accessible with accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly
We had read about Arcadia Retro Eats in Newsday and decided to try it when we were “in the neighborhood.” Tucked away in a strip mall, and not facing Hempstead Turnpike, it is not easy to spot. Located next to Hershey’s Ice Cream, it is a small cafe and mini-arcade, “celebrating the 80s and 90s with a menu of throwback comfort foods, and a mini retro-video arcade.” (website) This venue was a labor of love from someone who loves that era.
Four accessible parking spaces are not directly in front of the entrance. They are located in the middle of the lot.
The street-level, single door entrance brings you directly inside. Seven video games and four TV screens showing vintage shows are set along the walls. Four tables with eight chairs, plus two high-tops are located in the middle.
Order at the low counter and they will bring the food to your table. Our cheesesteak (huge) and fires (perfectly done) were delicious. It was more than enough for two to share. As we waited for our order we spoke to several of the folks coming in to pick-up orders. All said they loved the food and had been back multiple times. We also had enough time to try Miss PacMan and Donkey Kong.
Celebrating the 80s and 90s, with artwork, posters, video games, and tv screens with classic shows from that era, it’s easy to feel that you have gone back in time. It is fun for kids and adults, which we can attest to by the families we saw enjoying themselves. Although there are only seven video games and four tv screens, everything seems to work.
Delicious comfort foods combine with the games for a winning combination.
The only downside is the single-occupancy restroom, which must be accessed through the kitchen. It could be a problem for someone with a walker or a wheelchair user. Although the room is large enough, one may need help because the door does not open all the way. If you need help, there is always someone willing to help. Just let them know. Everyone we met was delightful! We wish them the best!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.arcadialevittown.com, to “know before you go,”