Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe
Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe

Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woodshole.com/shuckers
  • Phone: 5085403850x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: Clambakes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The Woosh Trolley from Falmouth.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 110 meters in area. $3.00 fee parking in dryers dock lot nights and weekends.
A word from Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe
Seen in the Boston Globe, New York Times, USA Today, Country Living, Fox News Zip Trip and Chronicle no wonder this fun and casual restaurant has been around for 31 years.
With some of the best seafood, drinks and prices you’re sure to enjoy this nothing-fancy, just fun atmosphere while you have lunch or dinner watching the boats sail by, right on the dock or on our own floating barge. So leave your worries behind sit in the sun or under our awning, crack open a lobster, slide down a few oysters, order some fresh Sushi or eat a huge healthy salad. Come at night and dine under the stars while savoring our fresh local fish, prime meats or our new lighter side menu. Fresh squeezed cocktails, cool music and ice cold beer await you if your waiting for the ferry, had a hard week of work, on vacation or coming from the island. Kids and dogs are always welcome as long as their parents behave. Come and enjoy the cape the way locals do.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (38)scenic view (33)great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (10)good for groups (9)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were very disappointed with our meal. The food was mediocre. We sat out on the barge and that was great. Our waitress was very good. We would not recommend this restaurant. We will not go again.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Over rated
    Phil
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A great location overlooking the bay with good ambiance. The starters were really good and met expectation. The house wine was reasonably priced and good quality. Our main courses were a big disappointment, both arrived with cold veg and potato.. We complained and they provided fresh sides but after we had finished the meal. It took the edge off the meal. Over rated and they need to work harder to meet customer expectations, it's not cheap.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great Meal and Fantastic service. Owners were great hosts. Food was excellent fresh and tasty. Jesse did a great job taking care of us! If he didn't know the answers to our questions he found out. Lucky to have him as our server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Very disappointing
    Melinda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I checked the menu in advance as a place to dine with family and friends and this looked like the perfect place. It would have been except for the food. My fish was tasteless, my husband's scallops mediocre and our other two guests' halibut just okay. But everything was lukewarm at best; the mashed potatoes looked and tasted like instant; the seasonal vegetables over cooked and in appealing. Out waiter, Brian, was attentive and brought hot vegetables and sweet potatoes to our guests but my husband and I declined--it wouldn't have salvaged this terrible meal. One final thing--the beer selection is limited and what there is was not great. A disappointing experience on an otherwise lovely night in Woods Hole.
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  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was delicious, the presentation extremly inviting and the ambiance truly Cape Cod
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood chowder!
    Mariel
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We sat out on the barge which was a cool experience and the view was awesome. Our waitress was attentive and friendly and the seafood chowder was delicious!! The only downside to our evening was that 6 out of 8 entrees came out with sides that were so cold they seemed to have been recently in the fridge...our waitress brought out new, hot sides for all but that kind of took away from the experience. Overall it was good but I think a smaller group may have better luck getting their food hot on the first try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cape Cod Classic
    Caper
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A great local on the docks in Woods Hole in Falmouth, make this ideal dinner experience. The food is great, and everything during the evening made for a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfectly Cape Cod
    Augustvisitor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We've been going to Shuckers for years and we've never been disappointed. The seafood chowder is the best chowder I've ever had, the portions are enough that we always bring home a doggie bag, the outside dock seating makes you feel like you're eating on a boat in the ocean and overall the staff is attentive. This outing at Shuckers our party of 5 had: chowder, oysters, lobster boil and lobster risotto, all of which was delicious!!! I love that now we can make reservations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SHUCKERS: OUTSTANDING
    uconn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Whenever we want a special treat for just us OR when family are visiting Falmouth and we want to give them a SPECIAL dining experience, SHUCKERS IN WOODS HOLE, MA is the EASY AND BEST SOLUTION. Outstanding food, great prices, wonderful and caring hosts, great dining staff, ALWAYS a welcome setting with kind and caring people. We have brought all size groups to Shuckers, always perfect. Children we bring love it. The setting is charming and the view is really special. Of all the places to dine in the Falmouth/Woods Hole area, this is our favorite!!! Thank You Dick & Marge Kochanek
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Nice restaurant
    Maria
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was amazing, and also the place with the views of the harbour.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lois
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was quite good although the dressing on the Caesar Salad tasted bottled rather than fresh. Everything else was very tasty - oysters, crab cakes, chowder, lobster risotto, lobsters, mac and cheese with lobster, etc. However the service was awful with our party of 7 with literally no one else in the restaurant for a late 9:15 reservation. Our guests were not provided with plates for their sharing of a lobster boil for two, everything including appetizers that we asked for "first" came out at once, etc. Very disappointing to us as we were entertaining guests from outside of the country and frankly, we were embarrassed.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick with what they do best
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Shuckers is what it is - a good place to get straight-forward seafood. Lobster special was great. My son had fish tacos which were just ok. Chowder is good as well. This isnt a fancy place so dont order fancy dinner items and you probably wont be disappointed. Wish their beer selection was better
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total waste of good money
    jarethan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We dined here last night and I still am annoyed; while it was not particularly expensive, the bill was still well over $200 for 4 of us, and 2 were not drinking. For that, i expect better than cafeteria food. If you are only going to have chowder, you will have a great meal. The chowder was delicious. Everything else stunk. Lobster Mac and cheese managed to overlook the pasta to the point of mush and the lobster, which was all chopped up, had no flavor. The risotto appetizer was glop, covered with breadcrumbs, which were pointless. Fish was over cooked and the asparagus with it was not trimmed...it tasted like eating wood.
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  • I love shuckers!!
    Pete
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Shuckers is my favorite seafood place on Cape Cod. Great view, great food, very friendly staff and for Cape Cod reasonable prices! to top it all off it manages to combine casual and classy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • dinner at sunset on the dock
    maly
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    fun dinner eating on the dock, great fresh squeezed juice drinks. only complaint portions could have been larger.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Memories
    Jazzyrazzy209
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I was looking for a great place to take my sister and brother-in-law visiting from New Hampshire. I found everything I was looking for and more at Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar and Café in Woods Hole. The food was fabulous, the water view was beyond gorgeous and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We will be dining at Shuckers again. Thanks for making a memory for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fenway
    fenway
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Sat on the barge, great view of boats, friendly wait staff, excellent food, definately try the suishi
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cape at its very best
    Maria
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Outside dining fantastic time! Food was very very good. Prices a good deal for portions at lunch.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • BIRTHDAY 42
    Tillman42
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Traveling from Oregon, we were looking forward to a true New England seafood experience..we got much more than that! The seafood was perfect and most surprisingly so was the prime rib. It was served without horseradish or juice because it didn't need it. Excellent bloody Mary and beer brewed by owner. We won't forget this superb meal. Our waitress, Cailyn, helped us with our choices and kept the beers flowing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr Kevin
    Biggie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The place was great! the menu had a wide selection that had something for everyone in our group. Specificly the Lobster Mac & Cheese was awesome. The cocktails (fresh squeezed) and martinis tasted great.Although it was early in the season we were still warm under the awning and had great views. We will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar & Cafe reviews archive.
  • WOW Lobstah Boil DELISH MESSY FUN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    How very cool great view of Woods Hole Bay Marina, local captains traverse the restaurant sit on a floating deck and enjoying the fall sunshine this was the only place which was casual and great food and drink if you want to sit by the water and stuff yourself on the fruits of the sea this is definitely the place We searched for a perfect Lobster Boil with this view a full size lobster, corn on the cob, mussels, claims and oysters all boiled together DELICIOUS..... MESSY..... and AWESOME FUN add a few local brews and you got the perfect Cape Cod experience. the thrillereach weekday has a special deal Friday was triple Lobster day for only $30 bucks have we gone to heaven or cape Cod ? YOU need to go to here expect to get wet....lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greg
    Biggie
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    Or food was great. The baked stuffed lobster had lobster stuffing and my wife's baked stuffed scrod was so tasty. I would highly recommend to any seafood lover (they did have non seafood dishes). The location surely pleased.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I've been to the area several times and never knew this place existed until I found it on OpenTable. If you are looking for great food at reasonable prices combined with quintessential Cape Cod scenery and dining experience, it does not get much better than Shuckers!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food holds its own, the ambience
    NYerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Food holds its own, the ambience is true Cape Cod...wait staff generally pleasant.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shuck that!!!
    Natetheskate
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Awful seafood!! salmon had no flavor at all, not even fish. Lobster was small for price and raw oysters were outrageously priced for how many you received.
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  • This place was great. A lively
    Biggie
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    This place was great. A lively spot right on the dock. The food was great,service attentive and the pricing reasonable .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a party of 11 including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We were a party of 11 including a two year old. There was something to please everyone. Food was delicious and staff were friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect spot for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Come Back!
    SkedDad
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    No complaints about our meal. Excellent service, food was very good and eating on the dock was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and specials
    foodiesnobmom
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Shuckers has a great twin lobster for $24 special on Tuesdays. There are no reservations between 5:30-8P, but if you get there before 6:30P, I didn't see anyone wait. The view is wonderful, out over Eel Pond and the boats moored there. Drinks are very fairly priced, which is unusual for the Cape. The lobster was fine, but I wouldn't go for any of the other dishes we had - lobster mac and cheese, fish tacos, cod... The mashed potatoes were overbeaten and the steamers were dry. Maybe the food is better on a non-special night, but if you do have a craving for lobster on Tuesdays, it's a good enough deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great view with Lobster
    Lobsterfan
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    This is a casual place on the water in Woods hole with great seafood. Had the fish chowder (more seafood then clam) and Lobster boil special. Have had larger lobster but the none as sweet plus it cam with steamers and mussels and corn on the cob. This a great place to relax and enjoy the view - owner brewed light beer is very good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was cold, we left
    Capegirl
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    The food was cold, we left hungry with the minimal but expensive portion sizes. Lobster bisque was cream with one teeny piece of lobster in it. Server was unsure of the type of oysters. Could be a great place if they tried.
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  • Always great
    Familyof4
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Love coming here. A very unique waterside restaurant and the food is always great. Friendly staff and owner always around. Down an alleyway but don't let that scare you. It's the best restaurant in woods Hole. It's a must for my family when we visit cape cod.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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  • Lobster lover
    Beachcomber
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We spent a few days in woods hole and the staff at the motel recommended the restaurant for its twin lobster dinner. While a good deal the lobsters were a bit over cooked Servers were very nice We sat at the bar after dinner to watch baseball. We attempted to order coffee drinks and the first bartender said there wasn't any coffee left. After sitting for a few minutes longer another bartender asked if we wanted anything and I told her we wanted coffee. She immediately had a waitress make a fresh pot and he attentiveness totally turned our whole evening around.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Satisfied
    Mick27
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Always great for outdoor dining. Feel like sitting on your boat with the improvement of deck seating. Food is average. Typical and basic menu. Miss the grill shrimp and scampi.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location for out door dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    If you love sea food this is the place for you I would Pick the lobster special over the lobster roll Lobster Was fresher
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What has happened here?
    dfochilVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We've been dining at Shuckers for years and have always enjoyed the food. This year the food -- all of it -- was terrible. The lobster in the iconic lobster roll was dry. The mac & cheese with lobster was literally inedible ... cheap pasta with some cheese sprinkled on it and pieces of dry, salty lobster.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Completely Shucked by Shuckers
    MikeBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Worse restaurant visit ever. The staff kept complaining they were busy as it was the 4th of July weekend. However, they got so many things wrong that I cannot see how they are in business. The diet coke (both glasses) was flat. The bread was stall. The staff was not very accommodating with respect to elderly patron in our group that got cold when the sun went down and would not re-seat us in open tables in shielded part of the restaurant or put on the gas heaters. It took 1+ hour to get our dinners which arrived cold including a boiled lobster dinner and barely cooked salmon. Given how bad some many things were at the place it is hard to believe any of the 5 star rating are legitimate.
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  • What a disaster
    Woodsholeresident
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    On july 4th for a 6:45 pm reservation, after ordering, we (a group of 7) had to wait for about 1 hr until food was served - when asked, the manager had the nerve to say 'it was only 57 min', he never apologized and on top we were automatically charged a gratuity for the service - the worst eating experience in a long time
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  • It was excellent. The service
    fenway
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    It was excellent. The service and food could not have been better. The outdoor seating was wonderful. I would recommend this gem to anyone who is visiting Falmouth...... The prime rib was equally as good as the twin lobsters...
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Snickers is a classic. Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Snickers is a classic. Tuesday night is lobster night--2 lobsters for price of 1. Perfect setting on the marina for a Cape Cod restaurant. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.