Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 04, 2018
Mar. 28, 2018
Jul. 30, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Feb. 04, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol PLAY    
Entity Registrant Name Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001525769    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-04    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   39,666,418  
Entity Public Float     $ 2,505,196,515