Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kincaids.com/page/home
  • Phone: 5108358600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-2pm
    Try our Bloody Mary Bar & Champagne Specials!
    Lunch: Daily 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 3pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 3pm-10pm, Sun 3pm-9pm
    Lounge: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Raul Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accommodate parties of 100 people or more. Please call a manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Palmer 5108358600x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embacadero West
  • Public Transit: Bus #58, 59, 72, 73
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Located on the waterfront in historic Jack London Square, lies Kincaid's Bayhouse. Truly, today's interpretation of a traditional Fish, Chop and Steakhouse. One will find the food and beverage to be the finest available and where possible, prepared and served in the tradition of an old-time Fish and Steakhouse. Fresh fish flown in daily, prime select cuts of beef, along with signature dessert items are just a few reasons that set Kincaid's apart from other restaurants.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (110)special occasion (77)romantic (51)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (37)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (16)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (12)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • Good food, as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I took my husband & mother-in-law there for dinner recently to celebrate both their birthdays (2 days apart). The food was excellent, as always, but the service this time was lacking, unfortunately. My husband & I were done with our dinners well before Mom was, but our waiter never came to ask if we wanted a doggie bag. Even after Mom finished her meal, he didn't return to our table for at least 10 minutes or more. We also waited a while to get our check after dessert. So, while I love the food & will go back again for a special occasion, I'll be sure not to get the same server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    They went out of their way to accommodate special dietary requirements. Had a wonderful evening. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bar experience was horrible. It took 10mins for them to take our drink order. They had items on their "Libations" menu that weren't available. They ran out of pretty much everything (empty bottles all over the back bar) and had to go to their "stock room" to get my drink, which came out AFTER we were seated for dinner. Food & service was mediocre. We ordered the Fresh Oysters and were brought back baked oysters, 20mins later they corrected their mistake w/ oysters that were raw but not fresh, gross. We had what seemed to be a tag team waiter-ing system and left sitting for ages w/ no service. It took longer than needed between apps & entrees & then final bill (they even gave us the wrong credit card charges/receipts).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    LandDVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a great experience with wonderful friends, wonderful ambiance so we could talk and be heard, food that was artfully served and delicious, and excellent service. The only thing belowe par was the dessert. Expected spectacular bananas foster but it was only a caramel Sunday with bananas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good. The service was however, less than stellar. We waited 45 minutes for the waiter to take our order. Then we waited longer than one hour for the food to be served. There was only one person tending the bar who served the entire restaurant and the bar. Both areas were extremely full. Everyone who ordered wine had to wait a very long time for the wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Salmon I ordered was perfect.
    nida
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Salad was ample and it was delicious. The Salmon was perfect although I would have loved more of the garlic sauce that the vegetables came with for it went so well with the Salmon. The desert Key Lime Pie perfected the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Backyard gem
    DaniD
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our family has been going to Kincaid's for over 25+ years and each time they treat you as if it's your first time there. The price point for the food is right on target and the service is great - the wait staff is always attentive. The kids menu is a bargain for the amount of food they give. Going there and having dinner or drinks right at sunset is the best. Watching the boats on the water and the sunset at the same time - breath taking! I highly recommend Kincaid's for ALL occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for Nice Dinner
    TravelingSoutherner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    While visiting, we had a chance to dine at Kincaid's. A truly satisfying experience. Fish and shell fish were great. Service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kincaid's still a fav
    TCZDiningTips
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Kincaid's has always been a go-to for great food and service. The view is wonderful. We had a taste for steak. Prime rib and filet mignon were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance
    Drowned
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It looked like the inside of the restaurant and bar area were recently renovated. It was very nice and gave a good since of openness. The staff were excellent; friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We chose this restaurant for a periodic meeting with friends to catch up with what has been happening since we last met but the background music was far more than simply BACKGROUND it tended to drown out or over power the conversations. Management needs to reconsider how load the music is broadcasted. It may be that we were just in a particularly load place right under a speaker but then again that should be factored in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seaside Dining
    gorgiousgeorge
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Typically brilliant service, great food and very tasty food. I usually go for lunch but this last time went for dinner. The service was less than stellar but I didn't recognize the gal from before, so she might have been new (i.e. green) otherwise count on this place for great views/food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food bad service
    Imngn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love the food but had very bad service. I ordered ice tea and waited more than 10 minutes to get sugar. The waitress never checked back with our table to even ask if we needed anything else. Another waiter even ask if we wanted dessert. I had to flag down our waitress to get the check and once she brought the check, I had to flag her down to get a pen so I can sign my receipt. It will be a long time before I return back to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I treated my daughter and boyfriend to dinner. We took a seat at in the bar while waiting for a window seat. We ordered drinks and before our drinks arrived we were taken into the dinning room, told that our drinks would follow shortly. Our drinks took 30 minutes to arrive at our table. It then took another 30 minutes before our orders were taken. We all ordered the NY steak and we were all very happy with the food. All in all we had a good experience, and luckily, we were not in a hurry. That being said, I believe their wait staff should be faster to service the patrons.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly Memorable
    pmcrick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After more than 20 years, Kincaid's continues to be our "go to" restaurant in the Oakland area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I love bringing people here after I pick then up at the OAK airport. We got there at a bad time because the waiter was busy but the hostess was wonderful. I really just wanted wine and water - I can wait for food. She was great - Thank you! Once our waiter was available he was great too. Really fun evening, good food, good wine, view of the water. Yay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kincaids is great
    paulette2000s
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Kincaids is my mother's favorite restaurant. We celebrated her 72 birthday this weekend. We had an excellent dinner and received quality service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service and staff was nice.. but the food was under cooked and went cold very quickly
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went for a date night and felt very relaxed. Our waiter ( David... I think) was great! I have a gluten allergy and he knew exactly what I could have and what we could modify simply to make sharing easy. We will come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish it were better
    Simone
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Kincaids has been a go-to for our family for decades. I ordered the Halibut special and it was so dry and over-cooked I barely at it. I didn't want to make a stink as this was a nice event, but the waiter didn't ask why I left my plate full. At $32 it was very disappointing. The wings and crab dip were good as usual! With all of the new competing restaurants in the area, a bathroom renovation is really necessary it really drags this restaurant down and feels unclean.
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  • Could be better...
    JVega
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Kincaid's is a beautiful restaurant with a decent wine list, friendly (albeit can be slow) service, and food that is hit-and-miss. Almost as though the kitchen slacks off a bit on a night like a Monday. That's too bad because with a little more attention to plating and making sure all the food is all hot, etc, it would be really, really great...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dishwasher needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Although I like this place and will return, you have to check the glassware set on the table. One of the two empty wineglasses had a visible lip smudge. Both filled water glasses had lip smudges, too, and had to be returned. I could see across to another table that an empty wineglass also had a lip smudge. If servers are not checking for this, you need to check. Hopefully, it will not be as bad next time, and I had not noticed it in previous dining experiences there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good potential but not realized
    AlamedaChris
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I took a group of my employees we were honoring to dinner. I made the reservation weeks in advance, requesting a window table. Not only was our table not ready at the designated time, but it was not a window table despite the restaurant's being half-empty. Service was good throughout the meal and most of my guests enjoyed their orders. Mine was not so good - a dried out piece of rock fish with a crab topping that was mostly breadcrumbs. The broccoli rabe was dry beyond belief and inedible. Potatoes overwhelmed by an excess of butter and garlic. There is a reason I prefer my own home cooking and it's an experience like this that confirms my opinion. Stick to the basics; Kincaid's does not do fine cuisine very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food and view made it a great quiet night out for us. Service was very good. Would recommend for romantic evening or family celebration. Warm, friendly and good food. Love the view at sunset,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At least a four star experience
    Usa123rc
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It has always been a first class experience for many years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Nice welcome, good service, pleasant view, perfectly cooked salmon, very nice!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It remind me of a restaurant@a mall
    Badfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    To get to your seat you had to walk thou kitchen, while cooking going on. Even when the recp. Saw me blowing and whipping my nose. 1st sign of what to expect. Cold food. Having to ask over and over for water,napkins,soup spoons, not teaspoons, ordered lobster-ask for butter-not. Drinks sweating on glasses, from sitting@ bar to long and then asking again, where are the drinks, silverware....I had appetizers, went to use bathroom, came back, everything was gone. Waiter/wAiteress was fast removing plate with food, but slow on bringing it to the table. Pry of 10, half received hot food, 1/2 got lukewarm.....VERY BAD Experiance for 500.00 dollars
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  • view not enough
    serve2allVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lovely bay views but a cocktail took 30 mins to get at the bar (only one bartender working the whole place) and my martini drink glass was half full. The total horror was the Kincaid Cut 1lb prime rib...it was NOT TENDER!!!And they charged $40 for that. Expensive meal with poor bar service and not very PRIME rib. The prime rib at Townhouse, Emeryville, is better and less expensive.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • back after a while
    EATS4BB3VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had two steak dishes GRILLED SMOKED SIRLOIN & CHAR-GRILLED FILET both were tasty, tender and cooked as ordered. My dining companion felt the CHOWDER had too much going on, but the GRILLED JUMBO TIGER PRAWNS made up for that. MAYTAG BLUE CHEESE SALAD is still great as is the OVEN ROASTED CRAB AND ARTICHOKE DIP. Made for another good meal the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We arrived to celebrate an adult's birthday, a party of 8 with 3 children, 1 a busy 17 month old. Our waiter--Carlos--was exceptional--attentive and patient! He made changes to the menu offerings when we asked for both adults and kids, arrived quickly with food for the kids so they didn't have to wait, brought a delicious free dessert to the birthday girl, checked on us frequently, and put up with the children coming and going to and from the table frequently. Our dinners were good--not outstanding, but enjoyable. Children's dinners were reasonable, tasty, and ample. And of course, the view is outstanding. A great place for a family celebration. We lingered quite a while after dinner and never felt pressured to free the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service!
    Dining4Fun03
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came here for lunch and made a reservation. We came a bit early and were directed to the bar. It took a while to get seated despite many empty tables and our reservation. When we were finally seated no server came by. We had to ask a busboy to see if he could track down someone to help us. At this point we had already been at the restaurant for at least an hour! After finally taking our order we again had to wait and again had to ask for somone to check on it.No one asked us if we wanted water and again we had to track down our server(who we found chatting in the service station) to pay our check. Awful experience. Do not come here over your lunch break unless you have 2.5 hours and don't mind having to ask for everything. What a shame.
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  • Mom' Bday
    JuliaChildFan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Celebrated my mother's 65th birthday here. Kincaid's is a beautiful restaurant by the water with an A+ view. Our waiter, Jacob was charming, helpful and relaxed. He could have used a little more urgency. The appetizers and bread are very good: oysters, calamari and lobster bisque. The majority of the party ordered the scallops, which were excellent. The side of kale, however was not very good. It was a bit under. The birthday girl had the halibut but the corn succotash was OK. Overall, the seafood was delicous but the sides were underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nice restaurant. Menu is a little limited but the food was good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan/plant based options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Limited to salads minus cheese and dressing. Minimimum effort by restaurant staff to accommodate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    ReneeSVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our visit did not get off to a great start this time. Due to miscommunication, we were left without a server until we brought it to the restaurant's attention. They did then correct the error and our server took over. I have been here many times, but his time was not outstanding. The food was okay, but not exceptional, and the service was also not exceptional. The view of the water is good, and the ambience of the overall setting is good. If I am in the area, I would return, but this was not their best offering.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have been to Kincaid many times and in general it was good. We feel that both the service and quality of food is degrading, The main course was delivered late. More concerning is the Halibut was very dry and somewhat cold.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • AUD1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very enjoyable evening"" Food was Great as ALWAYS'' Waiter was very courteous and efficient . Will definitely return real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Paulablu
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Arrived 30 minutes early for my husbands 65th birthday. Was seated right away. I requested a window table with a great view in my reservations which was honored even though we were early. Totally great experience from the time we arrived to the time we left
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Unfortunately, this was a "Birthday" dinner for a very good, close, co-worker of mine. When the dinner was delivered it was not piping HOT, in fact it was "luke" warm.
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    scenic view
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  • excellent dining experience
    Pablo
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was graciously welcomed by attentive staff, then ushered to a table with spectacular waterfront views, with nearby sailboats and gulls adding to the restaurant's already elegant ambiance, including its light, rhythmic music in the background. Wait staff Todd and manager Tim were super cordial, providing upbeat, efficient, and caring service throughout my more-than-pleasant stay. After a healthy serving of the Organic Mixed Greens (with just the right amount of fennel), the main course of Rock Bass with rice kept me increasingly intrigued as I savored every taste. Green beans al dente complemented the undeniably satisfying dinner. Definitely returning with friends, and I'll be sure to treat them and myself to dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menu
    Southerne36
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The menu had some great choices; however, I think T - bone steaks should be added to the menu. Southerners love T bones and this would have made the experience more enjoyable. The kitchens fan system was quite dirty as well. You may want to have it cleaned. Other than this, it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.