SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 SCHEDULE 14D-9 SOLICITATION /RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT UNDER SECTION 14(d)(4) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO. 4) DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. (Name of Subject Company) DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. (Name of Person(s) Filing Statement) COMMON STOCK, $0.01 PAR VALUE PER SHARE (Title of Class of Securities) 23833N104 (CUSIP Number of Class of Securities) JOHN S. DAVIS VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. 2481 MANANA DRIVE DALLAS, TEXAS 75220 (214) 357-9588 (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications on behalf of the Person(s) Filing Statement) [ ] Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer

This Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 14D-9 amends and supplements the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 originally filed by Dave & Buster's, Inc. on June 4, 2002, as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto filed on June 6, 2002, Amendment No. 2 filed on June 14, 2002 and Amendment No. 3 filed on June 27, 2002. Except as otherwise indicated, the information set forth in the original Schedule 14D-9 remains unchanged. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Schedule 14D-9. ITEM 9. EXHIBITS. Item 9 is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following thereto: Exhibit No. (a)(7) Press Release issued by Dave & Buster's, Inc. on July 3, 2002. SIGNATURE After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct. DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. By: /s/ DAVID O. CORRIVEAU ----------------------------- David O. Corriveau, President July 3, 2002


EXHIBIT NUMBER DESCRIPTION - ------ ----------- (a)(7) Press Release issued by Dave & Buster's, Inc. on July 3, 2002.

EXHIBIT (a)(7) [DAVE AND BUSTER'S LOGO] NEWS RELEASE TENDER OFFER FOR DAVE & BUSTER'S SHARES EXTENDED BY MANAGEMENT- LED INVESTMENT GROUP DALLAS - JULY 3, 2002 - Dave & Buster's, Inc. (NYSE: DAB), a leading operator of upscale restaurant/entertainment complexes, announced today that D&B Acquisition Sub, Inc., a group led by its founders and certain members of Dave & Buster's senior executive management, together with Investcorp, a global investment group, and international investors organized by Investcorp, has extended the expiration of its pending cash offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Dave & Buster's, Inc. at a price of $12.00 per share, net to the seller in cash, to Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 5:00 P. M., New York City time. Approximately 5.9 million shares (approximately 44% of the outstanding shares) have been tendered to date. The shares tendered to date plus the shares held by senior management of Dave & Buster's which are committed to support the transaction together represent approximately 51.5% of the total outstanding shares. The complete terms and conditions of the offer are set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated June 4, 2002, and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal, copies of which are available by contacting the information agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., at 800-549-6697. These offering documents were mailed to shareholders of record as of May 31, 2002. The cash tender offer is subject to the tender of at least 80 percent of Dave & Buster's shares, exclusive of approximately one million shares held by founders and certain members of senior management, which will be exchanged for equity securities of the new parent holding company. As announced on May 30, 2002, Dave & Buster's entered into a definitive agreement with D&B Acquisition Sub, Inc., under which the management-led investment group will acquire the company in a cash tender offer for $12.00 per Dave & Buster's share, or approximately $255 million, including the assumption of Dave & Buster's debt. Upon completion of the transaction, which was unanimously approved by the company's Board of Directors, acting in part upon the recommendation of a special committee of three independent, non-employee directors, Dave & Buster's will become a private company operating under the same name and with its headquarters remaining in Dallas, Texas. The Bank of New York is serving as the depositary for the offer.

ABOUT DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's operates 31 large format, high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout the United States. The Company additionally has international licensing agreements for the Dave & Buster's concept for the Pacific Rim, Canada, the Middle East, Mexico and Korea. Dave & Buster's had total revenues of $358.0 million for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2002. SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This release contains forward-looking statements that involve assumptions regarding the operations and future prospects of Dave & Buster's. Although Dave & Buster's believes these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to risk and uncertainty, including, among other things, certain economic conditions and the ability to successfully complete the referenced tender offer. Caution should be taken that these factors could cause the actual results to differ from those stated or implied in this and other communications. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO PURCHASE NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL SHARES OF DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. D&B ACQUISITION SUB, INC. HAS FILED AN OFFER TO PURCHASE AND A LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ("SEC") RELATING TO THEIR OFFER TO PURCHASE ALL OUTSTANDING SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OF DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFER, ALL STOCKHOLDERS OF DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO READ THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND THE RELATED SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT FILED WITH THE SEC BY DAVE & BUSTER'S, INC. BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO THE OFFER. THESE DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE ON THE SEC'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV AND MAY BE OBTAINED FOR FREE FROM D.F. KING & CO., INC. BY CALLING 1-800-628-8528. Contacts: DAVE & BUSTER'S INVESTCORP Investor Relations Todd Fogarty /Jim Fingeroth 214.904.2288 Kekst and Company 212.521.4800 # # #