Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Nov. 04, 2018
Dec. 04, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Nov. 04, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
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 Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   38,643,826