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About Not Your Average Joe's Westborough

From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Westborough is located right off Route 9 at the Otis Street Intersection. We're directly across the road from Herb Chambers INFINITI and Herb Chambers Ford of Westborough, the Sky Zone Trampoline Park Westborough, and Lowe's Westborough. We are right up the street from the Regal Cinemas Westborough 12 for those of you looking for a dinner and a movie night out, and are just around the corner from Teamworks if you're looking for a bite before or after the game.

291 Turnpike Road
Westborough, MA 01581
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30a 9:00p
Monday 11:30a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 10:30p
Saturday 11:30a 10:30p

Cross Street:
Otis Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 986-2350

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/massachusetts/westborough/

Entertainment:
We have two flat screen televisions in the bar area. Our bar sits up to 20 guests and also has high top tables and booths surrounding it for guests to dine if they are not looking to sit at the bar.

Catering:
We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!

Parking Details:
We have a free public lot just steps from our front door right off route 9!

Executive Chef:
Mark Hallett

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Westborough can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!

Private Party Contact:
Bryan LaBlue: (844) 892-8614

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all different events for the Westborough community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!

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Not Your Average Joe's Westborough Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
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Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Business Meals (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I always enjoy eating at Not Your Average Joe's in Westborough. The food is always fresh and delicious. We request Marlo every time we dine there. She is an exceptional server. She makes recommendations about new items on the menu, is very friendly and always goes above and beyond. We will be back for another visit very soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Family Thanksgiving

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have never been disappointed here. Only big complaint is the noise level, it gets Very loud at times.
Service was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We normally choose this restaurant 2-3 times a month because we enjoy the food and have had great service. However, I must say I was disappointed this past time with the treatment as we came into the restaurant. I made the reservation early the same morning, and when we arrived, the young man was going to seat us and asked the manager - who replied "no, tell them they have to wait 10-15 minutes for a table" ... we have NEVER had to wait like that (NO ONE WAS WAITING AT THE TIME) and even when it has been incredibly busy, we have been always treated great and seated within 5 minutes. This manager seems to have a different type of attitude and one that I don't care for. I took a "buzzer" and then went back 5 minutes later to specifically ask the manager to clarify why the young man seemed to have a table for us and yet he wanted us to wait and I explained I wanted to be sure I had accurate information for my review on Open Table - and unbelievable - we were seated within a few minutes. Everything else was great as it always is - but I will think twice about coming back any time soon. There are so many great restaurants in the area to choose from, and now with this type of treatment - we will try some of the others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Vegan
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Once again NYAJ's provides a nice meal at a reasonable price. I'm consistently pleased with the variety of the menu, the prices and the good service. I also appreciate that the make the effort to update the menu seasonally, rather than just sticking with the same old. In addition, the wine list covers a wide price range, so there's something for everyone. All in all, I always feel like a get my money's worth when I dine there!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food, outstanding bread and dipping sauce. Very, very good staff, Marla was our server. She is fantastic, so efficient and personable. Highly recommend to others.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were seated 15 minutes later than our 7:30 reservation time. The server was very nice but kept us waiting to place a drink/app order. Nachos were the smallest portion I’ve ever seen, but tasty. Our meals took so long to arrive that my daughter didn’t have time to eat her dinner before she had to leave for her soccer game. My husband’s burger was undercooked. The server did give us a gift card to apologize for the wait which was nice. We’ve been to the Acton restaurant and have had great experiences.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Birthday celebration. They have the best menu

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were seated on time. The beer and wine lists were good. We were a party of 5. 2 of us had the pork chop which was undercooked. It was sent back and instead of sending new ones, the same pieces came out , delivered by the manager, and were completely dried out. I had the mustard chicken which was flavorless and greasy. The steak tips were good as was the pizza.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went with a birthday coupon. I had herb crusted haddock. It was perfect. The bread to start, has my daughter at college coming home on the weekends. A sangria, was perfect. My date had a salad and was happy (diet). We skipped dessert, but left with Happy Birthday wishes from at least 3 staff members that went out of their way. Thank you NYAJ!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good value and service. NYAJ’s is the only chain restaurant I frequent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a delicious dinner here this week. It started with the fabulous bread and oil, moved on to delicious scallops and ended with a flourless chocolate cake to die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The turnaround time from when we ordered to when we received our food was unacceptable. This is the second time in 3 visits we had this problem. Our waitress was good as it wasn't her fault the kitchen was so slow (it wasn't that crowded). Won't be in a hurry to go back. One other note, the staff shouldn't be so quick to say "your food should be up in a minute" when they probably do not have any facts to support the statement if the food comes out 15 minutes later.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Stopped in to celebrate my wife's Birthday. Great food and great atmosphere. Nice clean restaurant. One of the cleanest NYAJ's we've visited. Service provided by Leira was awesome. Will definitely return for dinners out and special occasions. Thanks for the special memory.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Organic, Casual, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Enjoyable experience. Attentive staff. I've never had a bad experience at NYAJ.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I enjoy dining at Not Your Average Joe's in Westborough. We always request Marlo as our server. She is extremely good at her job and always goes above and beyond to make us feel special. The menu offers many choices including seasonal offerings. The food is always high quality and very consistent. We're already looking forward to going back to NYAJ's.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Steak was under done and completely unseasoned. It is always hit or miss but the bread and oil is almost always good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I made reservations through OpenTable for dinner on a Saturday night, and it was a good thing because the place was packed. The bad thing was, we requested a high-top table (i.e. in the bar) and there were no reserved tables in the bar for us. We had the option of waiting but we took a table in the main dining room - squeezed into a table for 2 between two large groups. The table barely fit our 2 plates, not to mention wine glasses, wine bottle, salt & pepper shakers, etc. I worried that something would get knocked off but luckily that never happened.

I had a cup of tomato basil soup (excellent), and the marinated steak tips with crunchy potatoes and grilled asparagus. It was good but I'd say "average". I couldn't really taste the marinade on the meat. The potatoes were very good with a garlic aioli drizzled on, though they weren't crunchy at all. We split a dessert from the seasonal menu: hot apple-stuffed cinnamon sticks, which were large (we got 3) and delicious.

The wine list was decent, and the inexpensive Banfi Centine Super Tuscan was very good.

Service was excellent (our waitress Alexandria was delightful), although during our meal I got an email from OpenTable saying we never showed up for our reservation. So I rate the reservation system at Not Your Average Joe's via OpenTable a D- since it was totally screwed up.

There was one awkward moment when the manager stopped by our table and proceeded to fix/play with my husband's shirt collar. He said the collar was folded under and that I should have noticed and fixed it. Being pawed by the manager during dinner wasn't appreciated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The miso salmon was very good. The sauerbraten was not. Very little meat and half of the meat was fatty. I should have complained but didn't. Glass of poor wine way over-priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Seasonal soup was delicious; the bread & dipping oil alone are worth visiting.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were celebrating our 39th anniversary with our sons and had a very nice evening. Only the slowness of the food preparation/service detracted from the occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was a very quiet night at this location which was great but my food came out cold. When they brought it back they warmed it up to barely room temperature. The plate was burning hot but the food was not. They were gracious enough to take it off the bill. Also, the first round of bread was cold and hard as a rock, luckily the second basket was fresh and warm.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We used to love NYAJ's and have eaten there many times. The food was good and the prices reasonable. However, we've noticed the prices have gone up considerably, so no longer a great value. That would be OK, but recent visits to NYAJ's in Westborough have been disappointing. The food just hasn't been up to par.
In our recent visit, even though the place was not busy, the food came out cold - both of our entrees. The beef in the sauerbraten was pretty tough and the mashed potatoes lumpy. In addition, they delivered the tomato soup starter very late - only two minutes before the entrees came - when it should have been brought out immediately after ordering. In view of the recent disappointments (there were others previously) and inconsistent food preparation, we are likely to look for other options.
Generally, management will offer a refund or the option to select a different dish, which they did in this case. However, when visiting a restaurant you want the meal you ordered prepared properly the first time. The goal is get it right. We're not interested in playing roulette with our food selections.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a very nice time.. although our waiter was a bit strange...

:)

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pasta dish with broccoli rabe was heavy and very chewy. Ramen flavor was mediocre, tasted like instant noodles out of a packet. Prices didn't match the quality. Disappointing since the atmosphere was modern and enjoyable but no strong reason to go back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I'm a frequent customer and this by far was the worst restaurant visit in my entire life! I don't know what happened to NYAJ!!!! The service was awful, the bread stale, the ahi tuna I ordered was lamentable: the tuna was not fresh (taste was fishy), the mashed potato was bitter and asparagus was as salty as it could be!!! What is going on? I was in a party of 4, and the other members of my family also said their food was way below par... Did you guys changed the management? It was a real disappointment.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had been there unmanly other occasions, including other busy Saturday evenings. The restaurant was very busy and louder than I would prefer. The waiter was very nice. The food was average. I had an issue with my salad in which they did take $5 off due to inconsistent goat cheese balls in which the salad is named for. One was not warmed up, one was burnt on one side and the other was good. We felt that the kitchen staff was either poorly staffed or that there was no one to monitor the quality at the pass. I would think that it is never acceptable to put poorly prepared food out unless they are in a rush just to clear tickets. It was definitely not a relaxing dinner. We did not feel like we could just sit and have good conversation. We had a reservation at 6pm and we were home close to 8pm and we live 30 minutes from the restaurant. Not Your Average Joe's seems average based on this last experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I've passed by this place countless times and never had a strong desire to check it out... but when it was suggested to me last night I thought I'd give it a try... and I'm glad I did. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was very good and we liked what we ordered.

I enjoyed my mustard chicken and my brother had the wedge steak (steak served with a wedge salad). The cheesecake was also nice. Loved our margaritas.

Prices are fair and the atmosphere is nice. When we first arrived, families with young ones were finishing up so it was a bit noisy for a while. Keep that in mind... this is not a place where you can expect a relaxing meal, Excellent for it's price point. I'll be back and will order the chicken again.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I have dined here before and enjoyed the restaurant. However, this past weekend, the food was a major disappointment. I won't be hurrying back especially as it was the place I chose to use my earned Open Table $50 gift card. I really wished I had gone to another establishment. I'll provide some details: the bread was stale; the mashed potatoes were dry; the rice pilaf had little taste. We had a great server who was attentive to our requests which is always a great plus.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We've been going here since it opened and usually had a fine meal and service. If the meal wasn't good, or overly salty they would comp it. So our server must have been new, we ordered a bottle of wine. He delivers it and asks if we like to order. No, we said, we'll enjoy a glass and then order. It was a long time before that happened, he said to us, you should have ordered when I first asked you, cuz I knew we were going to get busy. Excuse me? It's my fault you took so long? then it took a long time to get our food. We both ordered from the special seasonal menu, I had fried chicken and my husband meatloaf. Another waiter brought our meals, 2 fried chicken. We told him of the mistake and we quickly got the correct meal. Unfortunately, both were not hot, and my husband's mashed potatoes were inedible, gummy and cold. He loves mashed cuz I never make them. So we now waited for our bill to come, we knew it would take a while. Not a big deal, but when things go south they continue to do so. We were charged for 2 fried chickens. Had to wait, again for a corrected bill.Won't be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The children's pizza seemed undersauced and cooked in a hurry (doughy in the middle, crispy on the edges) and the children's pasta tasted like it had red pepper in the sauce. The pasta also came out late because our waiter got the order wrong. He then questioned us when we told him so. Not good.

The scallop plate was fine, but presentation was severely lacking. It looked like what I would serve up to my friends or family, not like something I would get from a restaurant. Lobster roll was fine but could have used a bit more creaminess to my liking.

All in all, not a good night out with the family and I probably won't be back again soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We've been to NYAJ's many many times but this was one of our best visits because of our server Cory K. Cory was very attentive but not overbearing, engaging in light conversation while ensuring our meals were to our liking. Joes recently moved a couple of our favorites from the dinner menu to the lunch menu, but Cory assured us we could order them for dinner. Food was tasty, service was superb!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Slow night at Joe's, sat at bar. Ordered Fried Chicken dinner - advertised as cooked to crisp perfection - not so. Soggy after wing was eaten and one last small piece was way overcooked (like from a previous order and cooked again). Ordered butter with bread - never came. Bartender was extremely social - to a fault, not paying attention to details.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Atmosophere was good, appropriate for business lunch. Our server was great and food was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

everything was good except the food runner who was very short and borderline rude when we asked for clarification on our order.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Good dinning experience while eating dinner with my sister. Highly recommend 😊we will be returning!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always good food, open to creative changes/substitutions and great service staff. Just wear a sweater if you sit in the booths near the bar, AC is pretty strong there

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

NYAJ's never disappoints. Good food, service and amosphere all add up to a nice evening oit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The watermelon sangria was tasty but taste more like juice than alcohol. My husband had the heritage pork chop and I had the grilled salmon. Both were very good and cooked properly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always a delicious meal and excellent wine/ beer selections! Love the high tops around the bar!!

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