Brigantine Del Mar
Brigantine Del Mar

Brigantine Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brigantine.com/
  • Phone: 8584811166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Champagne Sunday Brunch: 10:30-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mason Garske
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Brigantine Custom Catering offers cuisine options from our Brigantine Seafood Restaurants and Miguel's Cocina.

    From take-out hors d'oeuvres and party platters to full-service dinners with bar, Brigantine Custom Catering will tailor a menu and service package to meet your individual needs.

    With more than 15 years experience in San Diego, your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise.

    Call Gabe at 619-298-9840.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private event areas are available for weddings, receptions, and special events of all kinds.

    Dining Room - Seating for 80-100 guests
    Deck - Seating for 80-100 guests
    Garden - 160 seated; 250 standing

    Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group sales representative for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley 8582681030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via de la Valle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Del Mar Brigantine offers valet parking at lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch for a nominal fee. Limited street parking is also available.
A word from Brigantine Del Mar
A San Diego tradition since 1969, the Brigantine has received many accolades in our 40+ year history. "BEST SEAFOOD", "BEST CASUAL SEAFOOD", "BEST HAPPY HOUR", and even "BEST SWORDFISH IN THE WORLD", according to USA Today.

Well-known for our signature Clam Chowder, Grilled Swordfish, and Crème Brûlée, the Brigantine is a favorite among locals for consistently fresh seafood, succulent steaks and grilled meats.

Perched between the spectacular Pacific Ocean and the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, the Del Mar Brigantine sits high above the action of the Del Mar racetrack.

A lushly landscaped garden offers an unparalleled setting for weddings and outdoor-themed events. Indoors, a formal dining room looks out to the garden through floor-to-ceiling french doors. For more casual dining, the glass-enclosed deck is a year-round favorite.

The Del Mar Brigantine serves dinner 7 nights a week, lunch Monday-Saturday, and brunch each Sunday.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Brigantine Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (113)great for outdoor dining (92)vibrant bar scene (62)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (46)great for lunch (44)good for groups (42)romantic (41)great for brunch (39)hot spot (31)kid-friendly (26)fit for foodies (23)notable wine list (16)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Room divider needed
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Unfortunately the fine dining experience in the MAIN DINING ROOM is hampered by the loud noise coming from the customers enjoying the SPORTS BAR atmosphere on the other side of the welcoming check in counter. A room divider would be very much appreciated so we in the Dining Room area do not have to listen to the Sports Maniacs screaming when there is a touchdown, etc. Also the drinking atmosphere in Sports Bar is not helpful to the fine dining experience in the main dining area. We do not want to return in evening……...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • watch for Fly Zone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The Brig looked inviting and had a beautiful view. So far so good- happy with our choice. There was a fly or two but we shooed them away. They came back. They left again but lingered nearby. The bread came- we were swatting the flies away.We asked someone to shut the side door but were told it wouldn't help. That's when we were informed "every year for two weeks after horseracing season we have flies and there's nothing we can do about it." We began with the shrimp cocktail. Ok this is nuts- do we really want to spend $150 on dinner with flies. We canceled our order-Nicole explained also " for 2 weeks..." the mgr came out-(very nice sorry forgot his name) again- "for 2 wks..." How about CLOSING for two weeks???? Flies are for picnics...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was Outstanding, the service was average probably because they were packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, avg food
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a beautiful table outside, but that was the best part about the meal. The food is average, you are paying for the location. I had the crab stuffed shrimp, there were four very small shrimp that mostly tasted of the bacon they were wrapped in. The special of the day, salmon, was mediocre. This is a place we go to because of the location and not the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    Thurza
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner - the lobster was excellent. Andrew our waiter was very attentive with a super personality. The bar area was a little noisy as there was a celebration birthday party but it didn't bother us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great setting
    ResearchGeek
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner at The Brig! The scallops were terrific, and the banana cheesecake was really lovely. My server (Andrew, I think) was wonderful as well. And I loved the view of the Track. The only issue I had was being just a bit too close to the bar. There was a loud group there that evening, and the "F-bomb" was being dropped regularly and loudly. I'd definitely eat at The Brig again, but I'd ask for a table far from the bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Forgotten treasure!
    mamatVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Brigantine is a spot we drive by often but rarely think of for a meal. It took receiving a gift card to give it another look. We had a nice appetizer, ahi poke wonton tacos, that were delicious but came as 3 making it tricky to share. The margarita was tasty but a bit weak for my $10. Our entrees were quite tasty. Shrimp and grits were much more exciting than their ordinary name. Melt in your mouth delicious is what they were!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We enjoyed our romantic lunch at the Brig! Very nice view of the racetrack.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 1st anniversary
    GBluvTB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service was great - thank you Todd. The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was delicious. What a nice brunch to start our 1st Anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not again
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been to all the other Brigantine locations and this one is by far the worst of the bunch. Understaffed and clearlly unprepoared for Saturday crowds. Rewervations are usually seated within 15 minutes or so even at a busy restaurant but not here - 30 minutes at least. Valet parking is really the only choice unless you get lucky and find something on the street but you can't even pull into the valet line and get off the road. The food just wasnt as good as the other locations either. I don't know if it was a result of the crowd or if being there at 9pm was the problem. Too many other good Brigantine locations to give this one any more business.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • disappointing restsurant
    conqeso
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We decided to tell her for the first time on our way back from the races and the food really was bad. We won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Summer Lunch
    PatC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, great food, what could be better?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Fast......
    teri
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The location was great and the hostesses were very helpful. Our meal was very good. We had a fondue appetizer, the cups of clam chowder. My main course was stuffed shrimp. All excellent. The only complaint, it was all too fast! I think we had our appetizer in 3 minutes. Then the cup of soup 2 minutes after that and then the main course. I am not kidding, it was all within 10 minutes. So, one thing was not completed and we had a table full of food. It gets cold when you can't eat it that fast. I like to enjoy my meal. If I was to go back I would specify to not bring the next food item until the prior "dish" was off the table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeansabs
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Would normally give a higher review score but we were seated outdoors in the area usually used for events. I felt like I was attending a wedding, sitting at temporary tables. Loses something.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for a weekend dinner
    librachloe
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great time at this spot. Food was great and the service was quick.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun last minute dinner
    ecooksmart
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had arrived late to our hotel and were trying to find a place to eat. Not being familiar with the area we asked our hotel staff and they recommended several, one being Brigantine. We were able to get a table inspite of it being race season and were so grateful. The food was delicious, the view so fun, wish we had had a window table, but were still able to see the track (a novelity for us). Even though our server was busy he still tried to meet our needs. We would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite summer places!
    GoToMauiVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great service, from the very courteous valet, to the smiley hostesses, to the extremely cool server Jarren. Fantastic 180 degree view of ocean to racetrack. Full bar, and the best Mahi Mahi I've ever had. Go early so you can catch the sunset. During race season, grab a seat at the outdoor counter facing the racetrack. Fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was nice. Wait staff was less than attentive. Did not check on us after our dishes arrived until dessert. We were second fiddle to the tables surrounding us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit it before the Pacific Classic
    MrTrifecta
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Perfect place for brunch. Went to a lot of top restaurants around, and this more moderately priced place was my favorite. You cannot go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We liked this place so much, we ended up going here 3 nights in a row! All servers and bartenders were very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Mar Favorite!
    Oceanbear
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dining here is a very enjoyable experience with a mix of good seafood dishes, tasty cocktails and friendly service. The only drawbacks are that it can be rather loud when busy, and the valet parking which is pretty much required. Required because the only other option, on street parking, is very limited.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Great as always
    DinedWellVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You really can't go wrong with Brigantine. They are always so accommodating for requests. Food is always good (5 people ordered different things and everyone liked the food) Keep this one on your short list of fun and good places to eat in Del Mar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for out of town guests too
    jackie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Variety of items on the menu at various prices. Food was good and service was fast. It's good for a special occasion or just going out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating
    jack
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Asked for a table for two. next to a window- fine we got placed by a window but next to a table with 4 adults and four 5-7 year old children-took away the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Derbeno
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had some 3 friends over from the UK and made a late booking with a request for a good view. They were very accommodating. My guest were very complimentary of the awesome view, the food and the service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers
    ThoroWolf
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Brig is a gem. Top notch in all facets and super close to our summer home (Del Mar thoroughbred club). Grab a bite before or after a day of racing. Fabulous views, happening bar area. Winner in my book and have been here any times
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood with a view
    Poz59VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Busy place on race nights, particularly Sat. However we were seated close to our reservation time. Clam chowder not real New England quality as my Bostonian taste buds are demanding, but pretty darn good for West Coast. Split lobster was good but slightly over cooked so some of the meat stuck to the shell. Kitchen was willing to smash the claws a few extra times so I didn't have to deal with the crackers. Mac nut crusted Mahi was excellent. Mud pie desert was the ticket.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Del Mar Brig is Great!!
    Betty
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Del Mar Brigantine has always been one of my favorites. They have a great Happy Hour (all night on Monday) and a really good "First Catch" 3-course dinner until 6:30. The "icing on the cake" - we can walk there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sally crab
    SouthMission
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It is always a pleasure to have lunch. brunch. dinner at the Brig in Del Mar. We have such a nice veiw and great personal wait persons. It is such a consistently good time. The food is delicious, and the specials are just that. Time and again we pick this restaurant because we know from years of dining that this is always the best bet. Watching the Del Mar track during the season is a highlight and enjoying the ocean breeze is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after the track
    seating123
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food, great seating, great service. All the ingreadiants for a gathering after a day at the track or the beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    dkgold
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Always love to take visitors here.... The perfect place location & ambience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Kendra
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Took my mom and dad here for moms birthday. We got a table with view same day. Definitely recommend the crab salad which was delicious! Everyone enjoyed the food and the dessert my mom got was gigantic. Great place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Goodfoodismykryptonite
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I just went here for my birthday with my family and everyone had a great time. The food was delicious and our water was both attentive and friendly. The view of the racetrack was also spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu
    Chipis
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nice place, great view. Good for informal night out. Bar has delicious drinks, friendly atmosphere. Limited menu!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT UP TO PAR
    JOLO
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    They were extremely busy and seating and service suffered. Love the Brigantine but not up to par this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eatout
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a great spot with good food, worth the wait, even if you did not make reservations! Friday nite is busy but there is a great team in the kitchen that gets food out tasty and timely. The indoor dining room was a bit noisy and we moved outdoors which was perfect. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After the races!
    RaceGoer
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is a perfect spot for dinner after the horse races. We were especially pleased when we were moved after we had been at one table for a while and was getting a weird vibe, like everyone was staring at us. I had the crab stuffed shrimp with bacon. The bacon and crab filling were great, but the shrimp where a little too rubbery for my taste. My husbands seafood platter was very good! The veggies, rice, and fries were very good also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fantastic
    AtHisFeet
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I always enjoy this location. Great views from the outside seating and always a good crowd. Food was terrific and loved the half price Wine bottle Wednesdays. As always food and service were to notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better luck next time?
    NotJustAnotherJen
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I've been to The Brigantine a few times. My parents were in town and have always wanted to visit. It was a Monday night so we thought it would be no problem. To our surprise it was crazy busy at 7:30 and there weren't any seats with much of a view. Out of 6 of us, I was the only one who liked their meal (scallops). The swordfish tacos were dry, the poke tacos weren't very tasty and my Mom's lobster was dry and the corn was terribly overcooked. The kids' sliders were burnt. Not a good night for us, no view and a pricey bill (which would have been fine had the view or food been better).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed with food
    dktrjane
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We went here to celebrate birthday and were very disappointed with food, except the appetizer. Burger wasn't the best; was supposed to have caramelized onions, but they were raw; shoe string potatoes were mediocre and the coleslaw was tasteless with no dressing as if it was just dumped from the bag. Beer battered pollack wasn't as good as the frozen Alaskan beer battered cod I get from Costco; one piece was mostly just batter with a big air bubble inside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate