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Players Sports Grill & Arcade

3.9
3.9
100 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A bright and energetic restaurant with 35+ HDTVs that broadcast 200+ sports channels, Players also serves up scrumptious Contemporary American fare and fresh seafood. Come for happy hour and cheer on your favorite teams while sipping one of the 15 brews on tap, or engage in friendly competition on the dozens of games at the arcade.

For a change of pace, make your way to the new Luau Lounge for breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay, including Alcatraz Island and the numerous sail boats. Luau Lounge is the city's only waterfront Tiki Bar, and serves a full menu along with fruity and refreshing Tiki-inspired cocktails! Aloha a la San Francisco!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 981-6300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Willison
  • Private party facilities
    Make your next corporate or private event a big win for your whole team! Our Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event. Email: amarlow@playerssf.com
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Willison: (415) 981-6300
  • Neighborhood
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • Cross street
    Beach St. & The Embarcadero
  • Parking details
    The Pier 39 Garage is directly across the street from Pier 39. We offer a parking validation to anyone who purchases 2 entrees or more.<br />
  • Public transit
    Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
  • Entertainment
    Join your fellow sports fans and watch your favorite team play for the win on 35 HDTVs or private tableside TVs at Players Sports Grill & Arcade! Now boasting the Pac-12 Network, Players offers the complete game-day package! Relax in San Francisco’s only Waterfront Tiki Bar, with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and sip on one of our 15 beers on tap, classic Tiki cocktails and savor the California cuisine. With more than 75 thrilling arcade games, including some classics like Air Hockey, Skeeball, NBA Hoops and more, Players Sports Grill & Arcade is your #1 destination for sports fun!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

100 Reviews
  1. StevenL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made reservations, paid $15 for parking & they were closed on a Saturday at 5pm!! We called, left messages to confirm they were open & never got a call back. Recording states they are open!! Need to update your website & recording!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Son’s HS Graduation celebration

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  3. Tone

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, drinks, ambiance, total package.

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  4. YolandaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a nice place to take the kids. Food was definitely not the best but it comes from an arcade.

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  5. CurtisM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Well first of all I had reserved multiple tables and requested too be sitting next too the big screen TVS. So I guest the dude I talked too forgot about it

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  6. Cameron

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to watch a sporting event. Good food, great staff.

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  7. ChristyM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Only if my friend has children or likes arcade games.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, good was OK. The fish tacos were so bland.

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  9. SheilaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a terrific view of the bay. Very nice atmosphere!

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  10. CindyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great night, I was just sad that the Warriors lost

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  11. simonw

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and staff was very nice and helpful. Food was nice and at a good price.

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  12. TerryL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Noisy with mediocre food. Views obscured by filthy windows. While leaving we saw rodents crawling across empty chairs in the front enclosed patio adjacent to entry.

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  13. CarlW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Watched champions league semi final. Screens were awesome. Service and food were excellent. Great atmosphere for the game.

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  14. SummerW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is WAAAAAYYYY overpriced! The bowl of scampi didn’t fill me up for the price of 18$ when I could go upstairs to Bubba Gumps for the same price for a larger portion and it would fill me up quickly. The waiter we had seemed like he hated his job and didn’t want to serve us. He was kind of snappy and rushed us a bunch. The arcade was probably the best part because it didn’t involve food or service. In all honesty, I would only return if the prices dropped lower.

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  15. LCMTY

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Great place to watch the NFL games.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Family night. Food was good. Service was pleasant but slow. View of the bay. Arcade. Drinks. Definitely will return.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here last week. Was sat in the Luau Lounge section of the restaurant. Lyndsee was our waitress and did an amazing job! Beautiful views, amazing tiki cocktails, delicious food (get the Kobe burger!), and an all around great time!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer and baka fish tacos. So good! Our server was a little weird, but overall a good meal. The place is dirty. It needs a really good cleaning and some love.

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  19. AndrewH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to watch Warriors game. Super friendly staff and fun arcade for after game.

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  20. jimcurtintennis

    Greater Boston

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sports Bar, TVs viewable from almost any angle by the arcade; great for groups to get together to watch the game and have drinks and appetizers. Service was great, we were cetainly taken care of by the staff. For those with gluten allergies; the chef here knows how to take care of you; simply ask and you will be assured of a gluten free meal. Our party of 7 enjoyed our time there watching the NBA playoffs; this place must be rocking come football season. Definitely worth a return trip. Have fun

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  21. DaniG

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Took our 11yr old visitor here for dinner and some fun. Food was much better than I had anticipated. I had a bison burger that was juicy and flavorful. My husband had a beef burger with all the trimmings and our guest chose the pulled pork sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Not what I expected at this "touristy" bar food local. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive. The bonus of hanging out at the table while the boys played video and arcade games made for a relaxed easy first night of entertaining our young guest. And the stroll down the Pier to get to Players added to the night out.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely slow service. It was a Monday night but it wasn’t busy at all. Food was good and they were timely with the preparation. Menu had plenty of options for all. But it was pretty high priced for what we got. They do take reservations so that was helpful with our planning and schedule!

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  23. RodA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place! Fun atmosphere! And everything was just as requested.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a great time! It was "sunday funday" for us.. And we decided to take a trip to frisco (from hayward) usually we would go to the rainforest cafe..kids love it there..but they're closed now 😫 players was the perfect spot to take the kids.!!!! Very stress free! Excellent customer service! food was great! And the arcade was a majorrrr plus. Spent a good amount of time in the arcade awesome game selections..and the prizes were cool too! Such friendly customers aswell, 3 espérate couples blessed our 3 kids with there game cards as they were leaving. Giving my boys extra tickets/points for prizes. We thought that was super cool of them to do that! We'll definitely be back! Thank you for such an awesome experience.

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  25. SusanN

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overdone chicken, sweaty waiter, dirty chairs, but the hostess was helpful

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Family in town and wanted to do the tourist thing (Pier 39 and Aquarium). This place was open for a table of 7 and the arcade would be fun for the kids. The food was bland, the service was average. Big place. Good for arcade and sports.

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  27. Cesalio

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place for kids and fun and good food. Games for the kids and good drinks. Perfect place for group setting trying to catch the Bay Area Sports.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Warning - if you are seated at a table back in the bar area, be aware that the bartender is your server. He was buried filling drink orders from customers sitting at the bar.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful lunch with friends. We were sat in the Luau Lounge. Beautiful views of the bay, excellent tiki drinks, and attentive service. Will definitely return to catch a Warriors game!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for 5 people at 7pm to watch the Warriors game. Requested to be placed near the large screen television. When we arrived they said we missed our reservation at 5pm. I showed them my email from Open Table confirming my reservation at 7. They then sat us at a table, which did have a television, but was not near the large screen. Food was so so, but overpriced. If you want jalapenos on the nachos they actually charge you more. The kids enjoyed playing the arcade games, but the games were super expensive so their money didn't last long. Overall the atmosphere was ok. Bathrooms were run down and dirty. Not in a huge rush to return.

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  31. AaronB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had reservations for bay view seating in the bar, greeter refused to seat us said all open tables were reserved I advised again we had reservations for bay view seating. He sat us in arcade area

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  32. Jackie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My family and I were seated in the Tiki bar area. Took 15 minutes to be acknowledged by one of the 5 servers/bartenders/managers working. Food was mediocre. Not great, but not horrible. I could see it as a cool place for adults to hang out at the bar. I didn't get a family feel though. There were more drunk adults in the arcade than children (at 7pm on a Sunday) fyi. The kids chicken tenders taste like curry. A little suprising for a 6 year old. Food over priced $145 for 4 adult meals (2 of which were sandwiches) and 1 kids meal and 5 sodas.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was nice, it was a cool place to hang out for the super bowl I expected a bigger crowd, and towards the end we rarely saw our waiter .

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for Super Bowl with 3 other guests and was advised when making reservation there would be a $30 per person charge if we were a no show. I agreed to terms but I was never advised there was a $20 cover! I feel I was absolutely fleeced and have expressed my concerns to AMX. Spent over $300 so they should have answered my request to speak to manager. AMX to the rescue I guess! They didn't say one word to anyone in my party about a cover charge until it was just included in my bill. Sad way to make a buck!!!

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  35. eduardo

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Better than I was expecting. Good place for the New Year Eve.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best sports bars atomospheres I have ever been in. I am an avid sports fan and frequent sports bars often and this was one of the best

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff, great food and fun games. If you can sit in the new lounge, do it, the view is absolutely beautiful.

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  38. Janel

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I can't actually review it here because despite taking my reservation for a corporate group of 14 people, they decided to close for the evening without telling anyone. We showed up and it was dark and locked. I called the next day they said oops, we had some kitchen repairs. A heads up would have been nice! Not sure how a business can run like that.

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  39. JumpStreet1983

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic place for happy hour. It's right on the waterfront, lively ambiance from the tourists, and the value of the happy hour menu is great. No complaints!

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  40. MAEP

    Central Coast

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    STEAK A BIT DRY N HARD:(

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Players Sports Grill & Arcade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 981-6300.

Players Sports Grill & Arcade is rated 3.9 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Hungry now?

Hungry now? Let the restaurant know you're coming by joining their waitlist. Download the app to give it a try, or contact the restaurant.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Players Sports Grill & Arcade

Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach St. & The Embarcadero
  • Neighborhood
    Fisherman's Wharf
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Pier 39 Garage is directly across the street from Pier 39. We offer a parking validation to anyone who purchases 2 entrees or more.<br />
  • Public transit
    Located on the Historic F Line Street Car route, Pier 39 has a dedicated stop. There is also direct ferry service from Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Willison
  • Entertainment
    Join your fellow sports fans and watch your favorite team play for the win on 35 HDTVs or private tableside TVs at Players Sports Grill & Arcade! Now boasting the Pac-12 Network, Players offers the complete game-day package! Relax in San Francisco’s only Waterfront Tiki Bar, with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and sip on one of our 15 beers on tap, classic Tiki cocktails and savor the California cuisine. With more than 75 thrilling arcade games, including some classics like Air Hockey, Skeeball, NBA Hoops and more, Players Sports Grill & Arcade is your #1 destination for sports fun!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 981-6300
  • Private party facilities
    Make your next corporate or private event a big win for your whole team! Our Sports Grill, Patio, Arcade, and Luau Lounge can be rented together or separately to fit the needs of your event. Email: amarlow@playerssf.com
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Willison: (415) 981-6300
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