Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

Buca di Beppo - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 8169316548x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Smith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
  • Special Events: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Near Wyandotte Street
  • Public Transit: The Max bus stop - 47th and Wyandotte stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking. Wheelchair accessibility is available from rear of the parking garage.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Kansas City
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Buca di Beppo - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (113)special occasion (89)kid-friendly (49)fit for foodies (38)romantic (37)great for lunch (35)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (16)great for brunch (15)late-night find (13)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Never coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Thw food was horrible!!! I've had better at fazoli's, 500% mark up and the food isn't seasoned. I had a small amount of egg shell in my meat balls (3 for $15)... What a joke. In all honesty I regret spending my 26th Birthday here and my money. I could of gone to olive garden for a fraction of the price. The chicken in the Alfredo appeared to be boiled. It had no seasoning at all. I cant even compare this tp a tv dinner!!! Completely outdone $182 of my families money on bland fry food
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  • first time
    1stx4
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time at buca. I will be back the salad, baked ziti was amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The hubby and I recently celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and our second trip to Buca Di Beppo and we were still amazed at how awesome the staff and food and just total feel of our experience. We were even able to sit at the same table as we did at our 1 year anniversary which made it even more amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday ever!
    mltNmth
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my daughter's birthday and everything was perfect. Our server, Melanie, was awesome. She attended to every single detail. She made sure that the table didn't collect unwanted dishes. She made sure that everyone was singing ! Happy birthday...!. We couldn't have asked for a better place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Homecoming
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went here for homecoming and it was great. It is good for really large groups. The food is super yummy! The colossal brownie ice cream dessert is huge and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were there to celebrate a good friend's birthday. It was a little loud, but we were in a corner booth which blocked some of the noise. It was my first visit to the restaurant. Everyone was very nice. We were in a bit of a rush and should have mentioned we had a show at Starlight at 8pm when we first arrived. We did mention it before our food arrived. We were 30 minutes late to the show. My suggestion is don't make other plans after eating at Buca de Beppo. Or else make earlier reservations, especially on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Melkat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated shortly after 7:00 and did not see a waiter for 45 minutes. Service was slow. We didn't get all of our food that was ordered. We were there for a 60 th Anniversary and were told they only do special deserts for birthdays. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. Have been here later at night and lunch and enjoyed it. This time was just awful. I think for almost $400 our experience should have been better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ISSUES
    paulinaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had my sons 12th there with 14 boys. Food was o.k., but they forgot the garlic bread and the cheese bread, were very picky about the coupons and/or offers they had and the salad was tiny for a family sized. Accidentally served an extra pasta bowl to the boys I didnt order, and they took it off the bill, but still charged me for all the other items they failed to bring. We needed water and I had to clean my own table at one point. Not really sure I will be back again. Plus, I made reservations over 2 weeks in advance and still had to wait for a table when I got there and felt like they squeezed us in to a tiny space. They are huge boys, who ate like men and believe me my bill was that large as well. A large table would have been apropo
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    kemosobe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Came with family for first-time. They have new fans. We will be back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad server
    DevryFoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been to Buca many times & have never had a problem with service. However, this time our server acted as though he had never waited tables before & every request was either incomprehensible or a major incovenience to him. I was there celebrating my engagement & Zach acted like he had never talked to a group of women before. Sad to say, he was very awkward & seemed extremely uncomfortable, making for a poor experience for us. The food was delicious & other staff members were very personable & helpful. Zach was just not one of these notable staff members.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Can not beat it
    Pward
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, our experience at Buca last Saturday night was fantastic. It was crazy crowded and we were way back in the corner with friends. Incredibly the food and service were terrific. The noise was at an obnoxious level however, because of all the babies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Italian Food
    Rick74
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One cannot go wrong at Buca di Beppo. The food and service are great. Portions are more than sufficient and there is always enough to take home. Prices may seem a little high but when compared to the quality and quantity on would find that they are not really high at all. As an Italian who was raised on good Italian food I would strongly recommend this restaurant to all lovers of Italian Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Kimmiekins
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've eaten at 3 different Buca di Beppo's. Generally I do not care for Itallian chains, but prefer more home grown places. This is certainly the exception. While their red sauce is a little boring, get into their whites and they are to die for. The family dining experience is great, and it is certainly for groups. You can do it with a couple, but you'll have leftovers, even with the small plates and two large, hungry people. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always satisfying
    JoMama
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ambiance is great. The pics and posters on the wall can keep you entertained for hours. Service could have quicker but the food is always satisfying and delicious. We had my 85 year old mother in law with us. Although there was an elevator, getting in to the restaurant took us through a very twisted route.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • budgie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    What a great place to eat with friends. The family style dining brings all close together and adds to the warm family atmosphere. Having visited the one in Michigan numerous times, finding one in Kansas City was a true find. Our group of four shared two appetizers, a large spaghetti and meatballs and the spicy chicken. Additionally, we had both the garlic bread and cheese bread. Everything was fantastic and you have to have a meatball--one half pound of pure Italian delight. We ordered the desert platter and shared it with the table next to us as it was more than we could eat. The Italian cream cake is the best desert ever made. If you are traveling and see a Buca di Bepo--- stop for a fantastic meal. You wont be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buca di Beppo Review
    TheMAC
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I have been here a couple of times, so this time we brought the kids and some out-of-town friends. We had a 2:00pm reservation, but we got there early. They happily sat us early; that was nice. The food was good, as usual - spaghetti and pizza. The friends really liked the atmosphere and the kids were very interested in the fact that it's "under ground." There was a very large group (30+) sitting near us so it made the noise level very high. And there was a crying baby near us, which didn't help. But, the parents DID take the baby out. I think the large group ordered before us, so it felt like it took our food a while to arrive. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Decor
    FamousAmous
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was good (and affordable); service was ok. Waiter seemed very busy with multiple tables so we didn't get the best service, but not the worst either. The pictures and other decor on the walls was eclectic and very interesting, not necessarily for young eyes though. The room that we sat in was very loud, so difficult to carry on an intimate coversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Radiation
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My son chose Buca for his birthday dinner. We planned for at least a month and finally all our schedules coincided for a Friday night treat to Buca. We have loved Buca for special occasions and just for fun for years. Way to go Buca!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food Interesting Atmosphere
    SaltySalReview2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Me and my daughter arrived for dinner for her 15th birthday. The wait staff was prompt, courteous, attentive, and efficient. The Italian food was outstanding. I had the Chicken Stuffed w/ Proscuitto with a side of broccoli. It was amazing. The linguine was amazing as well. Would definitely return and enjoy the curiously entertaining decor, great Italian music and great food. Could be pricey for some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food horrible service
    yellowcat00
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the food was great, but the waiter was horrible. haven't had that bad of service from a waiter ever. We had to ask the other server twice to track him down just to order another drink. He only came to the table 1 time and that was when the food came out. Hard to come back to a place that has service like that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    birthdaycelebrations
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my husband there for his birthday with his family. The portion sizes are great for groups and the customer service is wonderful! I love coming here for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chaotic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had chosen this restaurant to start the night for my sister's bachelorette party because she has loved past meals there. Unfortunately it must have been a busy night because they weren't prepared for our reservation and did not have a table big enough for us, even though we had 3 less people than our reservation was for. We were originally led to a larger area but it hadn't been cleared yet so we waited in the aisles. Another party was then brought to the same area so they pulled the tables apart and we were a seat short so one person in our party sat in the corner. The food was great and our waiter tried hard, but the meal got off to a bad start, was uncomfortable due to lack of space, and had our evening running late from the start.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Second time we have been there and it's been amazing both times. We will most definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great service
    mkediner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great place for a family outing. As usual, the food was great and the service outstanding. The server did an awesome job of taking great care of us and providing great recommendations for entrees and dessert. Just wish they had a location up north.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Place
    gr8t4adte
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to Bucca di Beppo several times. I think it is a wonderful place for a date night or special occasion. I have to say this last time I went wasn't my favorites experience. We were sat in the lower level and it had a strange smell. The food was wonderful as usual and the service was good as well. I will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aniversary mistake!!
    WolfManor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We brought another couple with us who was also celebrating an anniversary. Our waitress forgot our appetizer and then they served it to the table next to ours. Gabe (head chef) came out and explained what had happened after about an hour...but still no appetizer. 1-1/2 hours later still no appetizers he brings us out 2 salads that we didn't really want but by now we where pretty hungry. Then as he is setting the salads down the food shows up...There's no room on the table. 1/2 way through the meal our appetizer finally shows up. That night Buca pretty much managed to screw up what I thought was going to be the high light of our trip to the plaza. Instead it was The melting pot. So disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good place, bad service
    Buca
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nice place in a great area. Had a drink that had something floating in it so I had to send it back. Food was okay at best (but this was my first time eating there), at best the level you would get at Olive Garden. Our server kept forgetting things (straws, to bring our check, and to bring to go boxes multiple times). I believe the issue that we had with the server was due to him being over booked with tables, maybe better scheduling would have helped.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • themarblelady
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There were 14 of us and we were celebrating 4 children's birthdays! The waitress was wonderful and the staff was very accommodating when our party grew from 12-14! We had very little food leftover to take home...which means it was very good and everyone got their fill! I would suggest they have something for birthday people...even if there is a charge for it...especially for children....but we were told they had nothing. I think that would be a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty great!
    Hungrysoccergirl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went here for our final get together and it was absolutely awesome. Great service and even better food. Best to share with big groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbearably Noisy With No Relief
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food is good but over priced. The atmosphere would be the draw of this place but on our trip they sat one party of 20 young girls and another party of 10 girls in the same small room as our party of 5. We could not hear each other even when we yelled. I feel for a 200 dinner tab they should have compensated us or moved us. I am not picky but being shoved into the corner of a 12 x 12 basement with 30 screaming girls? We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Accomodating
    QOFE
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The staff at Buca di Beppo went out of their way to make my mother-in-law's 85th birthday dinner very special. There were 22 of us, and I warned the manager ahead of time that we have a tendency to be a bit loud. They put us in a very nice area away from the other diners, so we didn't need to be self conscious about our noise level. We were waited on by the nicest waiter and waitress we could have asked for. They were incredibly patient and very attentive without hovering. We couldn't have asked for a nicer evening. The food was good and more than plentiful. We all walked out with enough for lunch the next day. They also have a gluten-free menu which I don't find at very many Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    KCanniversayeating
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent service. We were seated as soon as we arrived and food arrived in a timely manner and was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grand food; busy, noisy evening
    MartinS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Busy Saturday evening. We were seated in a room with a lot of groups and noisy kids. The food was great. The service was excellent. The noise level was a little bit too much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richard
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food and service were excellent! This was the first visit for my guests. They were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff made us feel very welcome
    bornafoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    There is great food everywhere but it isn't complete without a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were running late for our reservation and the host was understanding in regard to find parking. We were greeted warmly and immediately taken to our table. Our server was fun, energetic, but not to the point of dominating the meal...she was a pleasant contribution to a wonderful evening. The food was served quickly and nicely presented. We never felt rushed and upon paying the check we were thanked by all staff as we were leaving the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good.
    paublina
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Buca di Beppo is always our safe place to go on special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, and get-together's. Their Spicy Chicken Rigatoni is my all-time favorite and it's pretty much what I order now that I've tried everything on the menu. They have a pretty good wine list and their lemon cake desert is SUPER good, do recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad time
    jeff
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    If your running a special you should have enough food for service. I expected better will never eat there again.
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  • would not eat here again
    CasualDiner816
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was very plentiful, but tasteless. The server was nice and attentive. Everything placed on the table was hot and fresh. Reservations were for 7:30pm I wasn't shown to a table until 8:20pm. Very fine restaurant but food was bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed our visit !. Servers were great ! The food was excellent. Service was fast and they continued to check back with us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time
    Lawrence
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great time with a group of 7 ranging in age from 7 to nearly 70.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.