Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
May 06, 2018
Jun. 06, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date May 06, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol PLAY  
Entity Registrant Name Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001525769  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-03  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   39,372,312