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Boatyard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Boatyard

4.6
4.6
5650 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
With its prime location in the epicenter of the Yachting Capital of the world, Boatyard is Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront dining destination, offering an upscale, nautical-chic vibe in a sophisticated, laid-back atmosphere. With an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy, the restaurant features an eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches with the highest-quality raw bar and shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Vibrant and sophisticated, where marina views abound, Boatyard’s dockside patio lounge provides a prime view of the Intracoastal and the perfect setting to grab a bite or drinks in the company of friends while enjoying an afternoon or evening watching the boats cruise by. Add to that an open kitchen, private event spaces, and the ultimate waterside dining experience is complete.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (954) 525-7400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Richard Harris
  • Private party facilities
    The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.
  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Parking details
    Self parking or valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677
  • Public transit
    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Entertainment
    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale

    Most Booked

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Seafood

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Most Booked

5,650 Reviews
  1. GaryS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon undercooked raw in middle. Potatoes were not fresh.

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  2. ajas

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not bad for a first time experience. Great service and patient server

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the Boatyard was fabulous! Service was next level and the food was delicious. Will definitely be visiting here again when we return to Fort Lauderdale!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. I haven't been since the renovation. Was an amazing transition to a much more modern feel and the change menu was absolutely perfect

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  5. ElizabethG

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Seafood Tower was AMAZING! Makayla our server was great! Everyone who works there is friendly and works as a team. The Sun Kissed and Nauti-Rita drinks were awesome! We will definitely be going back!

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  6. KellyG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mussels and frites were very fresh and presentation was impressive. Petit Fliet Mignon was tasty, but slightly on the tougher side. Ceaser salad was unexpectedly tasty and fresh. Just the right amount of dressing and cheese. Would have preferred to have sat outdoors, much better vibe out back, but was unfortunately not available. Service was good.

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  7. Mary

    Tampa

    130 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    130 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was extremely slow. Not sure why. We had two servers that supposedly were sharing our table. Although they were very nice. Calamari was chewy and not crisp although looked like it would be! We were excited to dig in until we tasted it. Mahi was good but cous cous under it was cold. A beautiful restaurant with outside seating and glad we went to try it. But probably would not return. 

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  8. ClaraP

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chilean Sea Bass was delicious, recommended by our waiter, Dave. He was awesome!! Definitely coming back!!

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  9. MMOURE

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Boatyard. The food was amazing, service was excellent, and we had a great time with friends.

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  10. LindaTom

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was totally not engaged in proving us service. She forgot to bring us requested items twice. She disappeared for long periods of time which resulted in a less than pleasant lunch for our family.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The boatyard never disappoints. Great ambience. Amazing location. Food was delicious and Flora was attentive and friendly. We always come when we are in Lauderdale. Just need to get outside once! But love this place.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing dinner we’ve had in Fort Lauderdale. Every meal was a wonderful experience. And the BREAD!!!!

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  13. SCreeker

    Phoenix

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped here before going to our cruise. A PERFECT location on the intercoastal with delicious food. Highly recommend!!

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  14. LindseyD

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got there a little earlier than our reservation so we had happy hour at the outdoor bar. The service, drinks and appetizers were great! My husband loved the shrimp cocktail! When seated for dinner, we had the Bimini Bread, Filet and Mahi Mahi which were all delicious! The atmosphere and service were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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  15. Brian

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michaela was perfect; attentive, genuine, fun and sincerely cared about our having a great time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost everything was perfect. My only complain is about the hostess. We had our reservation at 5 for an outside table and arrived 5 minutes before and checked in. She told us to please wait a few minutes so we stepped aside. As we waited a couple arrived said they had a reservation at 5 also for a outside table. They were taken directly to it. I was not 100% sure if I had heard correctly so I decided not to say something to her. Then another couple arrived and this time a paid more attention to what they said, to my surprise the also had a reservation at 5 for outside table an were taken directly to it. I then approch her but she said i was mistaken until the manager interceed. I think it was really rude .

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  17. AnilN

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    To noisy . Music way too loud. Can’t hear each other talk. Takes away the fun of being there.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to go with friends or couple! I love it

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess was a bit rude at first but changed her tone prior to sitting us. All in all, great experience as always.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Experience you will not regret it! Love the grouper and salmon. Definitely have to get the s’mores dessert !

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  21. karenska

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had yet another wonderful time, sitting outside by the dock, enjoying beautiful Miami afternoon, and delicious food and service at Boatyars. 

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  22. BarbaraM

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostesses first inclination always is to seat you next to the kitchen or near the busboy station, away from the windows. They do little to accommodate guests to sit at a good table , even if you have a reservation. If you ask to be changed, it does not happen with a smile, or even a good attitude. The seafood towers are magnificently delicious and the grouper piccata is second to none. My husband had a fabulous lamb chop last night that he still raving about. The ambience is very lively and upbeat.

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  23. SusanB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Server Dee was outstanding and very professionally friendly provided fabulous service. The cocktail/wine waiter also as extremely fast and friendly too. All our food choice were presented nicely and very delicious 😋. We had the Captains Seafood Tower, Ceasar Salad and my main was Lobster Ravoli & hubby's was Yellowfin Tuna

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  24. MichaelD

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Too loud. Couldn't hear others at the table. Had to yell to be heard. Food was not as warm as it should be.

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  25. CidMc

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed it very much. But Hostess was not compassionate enough to listen to a very easy request. We asked to be put a a table away from the bar as it was Ladies night and crazy. We had no idea. Don't go on Thursday night unless you want to drink free. It was extremely crazy great energy. Well doesn't She proceed to put us at a table right next to the bar for spite. We could not hear ourselves or could the waitress. Very disappointed we asked our server if we could be moved. There were 5 empty tables on the other side of the restaurant. We were moved and had a great meal. I would recommend to sit outside much better experience. Hoping the hostess will be much better. Not sure if we would go back. There are so many other wonderful restaurant's in the area with better customer service

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  26. Genni

    Naples

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around excellent experience. Good, service and ambience were the best!

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  27. K3kid

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside seating along the water was gorgeous. Food was delicious; I enjoyed the fresh fish sandwich and Cole slaw. Waitress was informative, friendly , responsive and allowed us to talk without interruption. Very pleasant afternoon at Boatyard. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  28. Beantowngal

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seafood tower absolutely phenomenal. Wait staff outstanding. A good variety of menu options for the many in my group of 10. Will certainly be back!!!

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  29. Foodies

    Sacramento

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Shamar is amazing. The food is fresh and the ambience is full of energy

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  30. RobertP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We cruise a lot and stay near by the night before our departure. First going 3 yrs. ago to the Boatyard having a great time and fabulous dinner we cannot start our vacation without being there.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meal was very good and our server was FANTASTIC!

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  32. lisab

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boatyard delivers again!! Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal! Grill Trout and Salmon, Center Cut Filet and the Fresh Fish Sandwich all good choices! I have been dreaming about the Fresh Fish Sandwich since I left. Went for early morning Brunch and sat outside on a fabulous day. The service is great. I love how they work with each.

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  33. RoovieT

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked this reservation to celebrate my friend's birthday. The waiter walked up and didn't even introduce himself but asked us if we had any questions, awkward. He did tell my friend Happy Birthday, so I tried to not hold it against him. The first runner that brought our food said nothing to us, she just deposited our food and left. The vibe felt off from there. The last runner definitely was much better and he brought out a birthday cake which somewhat redeemed the night. The food was good but overall it was the experience that took away from it. What we had: bimini bread, octopus, nauti-rita, grouper with lemon butter sauce and lobster ravioli.

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  34. GoGo

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostesses were very arrogant. Had a reservation and could have cared less

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Very busy, but service was good and specials excellent. Garlic fries overcooked.

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  36. CyndiF

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. The ambience is great as well as the outside view.

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  37. CarrieD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! Service was excellent Stephanie and ok the staff were excellent . The food was great . We sat outside very nice !

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  38. PamB

    Key West

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites in the Ft. Lauderdale area, never disappoints!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time here and i thoroughly enjoyed myself. Flora was my waitress and she was very attentive. The food was great. If you don’t like noise when you dine then this isn’t the place for you. If I’m ever in town again I will definitely visit again.

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  40. Traveldiner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Thursday is ladies night! The restaurant was loud and lively.

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FAQs

Boatyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 525-7400.

Boatyard is rated 4.6 stars by 5650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 108 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boatyard

1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Harbordale
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Self parking or valet parking available. Want to come by boat? -- free dockage available for boats up 75' for restaurant customers. Or come by Water Taxi, call 954-467-6677
  • Public transit
    Water taxi service available from all major hotels and downtown. Broward County Bus Service Drop off at 17th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Harris
  • Entertainment
    LIVE MUSIC Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday, 7pm-11pm. Sunday DJ & live musician 12pm – 4PM during Brunch.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (954) 525-7400
  • Private party facilities
    The Boatyard is an ideal location to host your next event, Corporate gathering, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or a Birthday Party. We have 3 private rooms and an outdoor patio that can accommodate 10 to 500 guests. Our event planner will personally assist you in planning every detail.
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