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Elephant & Castle - Seattle, Seattle, WA

Elephant & Castle - Seattle

4.1
4.1
396 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Get your Brit On at Elephant & Castle! Nothing feels as warm and inviting as sitting down at the pub and sampling a taste of Britain. The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but the mood is vibrant. Situated in the heart of the financial/shopping districts, E&C offers quick access to the freeways and bus lines. 5 blocks east of the Pike Place Market, we sit beneath the Motif Hotel. We are walking distance from many of the downtown hotels, Paramount & 5th Ave theaters and Convention Center.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th & Pike
  • Parking details
    The Motif hotel above us has a parking garage, reasonable rates
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Kid-friendly

396 Reviews
  1. Hampdenchick813

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Side of sweet potato fries was tiny for the price. Food was decent, but not a lot of options for people that do not eat egg, pork, or dairy.

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  2. ExpoSteve

    Tucson

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is a bar first and foremost. It is VERY noise. We could not hear each other across the table. The steak pie was good. My bangers and mash was OK, but nothing special. Great for a pint (or bigger).

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  3. CrystalM

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for dinner on Wednesday before a show at the 5th Avenue theatre. Enjoyed the pot pies and some of the starters, but the French onion soup stole the show, it was our favorite, and our sever Ricardo was excellent, thanks again!

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  4. LisaC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there before the theatre. We had been there before and knew what to expect (we thought). My favorite dish, Butter Chicken Poutine was no longer on the menu but the waitress assured me they could still make it. So I ordered that and my husband got the fish and chips. The waitress came back and said that the kitchen was out of cheese curds. Did I want to order something else? I said no, just bring me the fries with butter chicken. When our order came, I got a plate of fries. The waitress told the expediter to bring a side of butter chicken for the fries. The side that showed up was just the makhni sauce with no chicken. When I finally got our waitress’s attention and pointed out that there was no chicken, she assured me that she would bring me some chicken. As I sat there waiting for the chicken and nibbling on the fries, no chicken ever showed up. Finally we asked and she said that since I had finished the fries, she decided that I did not need chicken. She also said that due to the issues, the manager had taken the fries off the bill. So at least we did not have to pay for what we did not get.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love going here after ECCC. Have been many times over the years. Great location and ambiance. Drinks are good. Service is adequate. Unfortunately food quality has gone down my Shepard Pie was flavorless and bone dry. I had to put a third of a pint of Guinness into the pie to make it palatable. Not kidding. Really hope they can right the ship because we really like this place.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time to Elephant & Castle was very memorable. Miranda was a great sever. She did a great job answering all of our questions about the food and drink menu. We started with the roasted maple walnut brussel sprouts. Our entrées were the french dip, the wee pie sampler, and poutine fries. We took Miranda's recommendation on the bread pudding we were noy disappointed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Our annual dining when we head to Seattle. Extra special to be celebrating a birthday.

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  8. RichardP

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was bad and decided to stand over me as I was paying....as if to say, you better give me a good tip, I'm watching you. Brownie dessert came out with fully melted ice cream and the brownie was dry. Food also came out cold and just not great.

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  9. LeeF

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in after a ballet show - I was not a huge fan of the beer selection but husband loved his. Food was good - service was incredibly fast so we didn’t get to enjoy our app fully before dinner arrived. We will come back for sure.

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  10. PaulS

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Elephant and the Castle is good pub food. Not fantastic but reasonably priced and pretty good. I had a good chicken club sandwich with a Noble house salad that was very good. My wife had very good fish and chips.

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  11. NancyS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dining experience. Service was good and food (fish tacos, fish and chips and Rueben sandwich) was excellent.

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  12. KathrynR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Elephant and Castle was the perfect choice for lunch prior to a matinee at the 5th Avenue Theater, with our three grandkids in tow. Great children's menu (including knock knock jokes and riddle) and even our fussiest eater was happy. The pretzel bites are the best. We adults enjoyed the fish tacos (with a tasty side salad) and scrumptious shepherd's pie. We look forward to another visit to try some other entrees. Attentive, friendly service.

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  13. JohnQPublic

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and food - my wife and I enjoyed our visit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were quickly seated. Our waitress was fantastic. She gave my kids extra cherries when she heard they liked them. The food was good. I had the pot pie. The side salad that came with it was my favorite part. The seasoning was a bit bland on the pot pie. The pastry top was delicious.

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  15. CnthiaJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but it was loud and hard to have a conversation. Also there were a lot of people being served and only one server.

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  16. darqblue42

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked dinner for two before a show in Seattle...was looking forward to some good eats in a place whose general theme and atmosphere I find appealing. But the food we ordered was mediocre at best, especially in terms of value. Won't be returning unless they offer half-off pricing. ;)

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  17. KathleenT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    "I recently had the pleasure of dining at Elephant & Castle, which was an exceptional experience. The ambiance was inviting and cozy from the moment I walked in, the perfect atmosphere for a delightful meal. The staff, especially our server, went above and beyond to make our evening memorable. What truly stood out, however, was the impeccable customer service. Our server was attentive friendly, and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. They were knowledgeable about the dishes, and It's rare to find such a combination of great food and outstanding service. The overall experience at Elephant & Castle exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience. Kudos to the team for creating a fantastic atmosphere and providing top-notch service. I'll be returning for another delightful meal."

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They sent me and my partner next to a table of 10 that were very noisy. I’m not sure why. They ran out of a food ingredient, the mashed potatoes, but didn’t tell us, until they actually came to serve the food. The mashed potatoes were awful. we ended our meal early took the food in a box and left.. I would not return again.

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  19. DebiH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the service was great!

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  20. TassieP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good but I ordered the salmon which definitely needs a sauce. Fries (chips) are great. Ask for the horseradish tartar sauce that is served with the fish and chips for dipping. It’s awesome! Good atmosphere and loads of fun. Service staff is quite good. We stopped there for a beer in the afternoon and had dinner that night. Both times the staff was really good!

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  21. SarahH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My British family dined here and we all really enjoyed the food and a real English ale! Service was excellent and food quality good too.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were headed to see a show at the 5th Avenue, so it was a perfect place to catch a dinner before we headed across the street. Food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive. The only thing keeping it from a 5 was the food arrived a little last minute so we had to eat kinda quickly. The waiter knew of this and got our bill taken care of quickly. We’d definitely go back!

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  23. marks

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well served, thank you! Table ready as soon as we arrived, well taken care of.

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  24. SharonW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! Friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!!

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  25. LibertyH

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Such a disappointing experience! We (3 of us) got right in but it took 2 hours and many, many, many reminders to get anything we ordered. All tables around us who ordered after us got their food long before we did and this happened with each course. Drinks, app and dinner. Every time I had to ask several times like our order never was put in.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited an hour and 45 mins for our food. Half of the order was missing. Almost late to our show.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Stayed at Motif, in the same location. Host told two of us if we didn’t have a reservation on Friday night at 6:25 PM that they couldn’t seat us—literally turned us away. No wait list. No option to wait. Checked the website and the next reservation was at 8:30 PM. Checked OpenTable and they had multiple reservations open at 6:30 PM. Made the reservation, went inside and got seated immediately. Service was great. Food was amazing, and the prices were outstanding, especially given the location a block from 5th Avenue Theater. We stayed for more than 90 minutes, and there were at least a dozen empty tables all night. The place cleared out by 8 PM. Sunday Dinner Roast and Meat Pie Sampler were great. Will definitely return, as long as we make reservations first.

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  28. DonnaL

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We rarely eat in restaurants since the pandemic, so this was a special night out for us before going to 5th Ave Theater. We have done this three other times this year, and they were able to put us in a quieter part of the restaurant downstairs as I’m high risk. Two different staff members called to say that it’s a packed house and that this wouldn’t be possible this time. We understood and they did the best, putting us near the front door. That was all great! Bummer was our food wasn’t good. We had an extra family member with us that hasn’t gone out at all due to health reasons, and I kept telling them about some yummy dishes I’ve had this year with you. Unfortunately, everything wasn’t cooked well. The fish n’ chips had over-cooked fries, leaving them bitter in taste and hard, the fish was oil-ladened and fell completely out of the soggy breading. The burger wasn’t seasoned, and meh. None of us finished the food and my stomach was acidic all night. I’m sure having a fully booked restaurant meant the kitchen couldn’t keep up. It didn’t ruin our night, but I’m also not excited to come back nor bring guests next time. Our server was friendly, but also stretched thin as he forgot to bring my drink, a member of my family’s sauce, and another table next to ours items. Overall, nothing to write home about.

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  29. SherrilD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the cottage pie a favorite in our family. It was great and larger than I could finish. Sweet waitress!

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  30. Lovetravel

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for dinner at a busy time (6:30) and the place was jam packed and had a couple loud groups (maybe holiday parties?) so it was hard to hear my dining partner across a small table for 2 when we were trying to have a conversation. However, the service was quite good, both timely and responsive. My fish and chips were....well, the fish was really tasty as was the tartar sauce. The fries were barely warm when they arrived so I asked for hot fries. The server brought a plate of hotter fries but they were hardly just out of the fryer. They were pretty heavily seasoned so not my favorite for flavor either. Pricing seemed reasonable for the food we got and I like that tip wasn't automatically included. So, overall, it was a mixed, but mostly good dining experience.

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  31. Artman15

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    our go to place when going to the 5th Ave Theater!

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  32. RoseannM

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super nice waitstaff, food was good, drinks great. Nice casual atmosphere-

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  33. RickK

    Seattle

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We go to Elephant and Castle before Broadway Across America shows at the Paramount Theater. Usually make reservations for 6:15 and have never had problems getting in and out by 7:30 for an 8:00 show. My favorite is the butter chicken while my wife likes the Rueben or Caesar salad. Food is always good as is the service.

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  34. TimW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love eating here before going to the Paramount. Unfortunately the noise level becomes unbearable. The louder it get, the louder everyone talks. It becomes very unpleasant dining experience!

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  35. TroyG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, great atmosphere, hearty food - visited after a play at the 5th Avenue - a comfortable & festive evening.

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  36. PaukaH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place.. I had the pot pie trio. They were Luke warm and dry. Not very good. My friends had chicken pot pie and they said it was awesome. Salads, desserts, and drinks were awesome.

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  37. AnneM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent eating place with lots of choices in food. Delicious soups and salads at reasonable prices. Great service too

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  38. Mountainmarianne

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    E&C has really upped their game in the last year. Loved the falafel wrap. I requested it without the Tortilla so it made a very tasty salad. My 8 year old granddaughter is very particular about her cheeseburger (absolutely no condiments). She wolfed it down. Sitting in the back room, the noise level was perfect for a lively pre-show dinner.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was delightful and funny. Food was good... always a nice spot to stop for a bite to eat.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very convenient when seeing a show at the 5th Avenue Theater.

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You can order delivery directly from Elephant & Castle - Seattle using the Order Online button. Elephant & Castle - Seattle also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Seattle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-9977.

Elephant & Castle - Seattle is rated 4.1 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Elephant & Castle - Seattle does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elephant & Castle - Seattle

1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th & Pike
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Motif hotel above us has a parking garage, reasonable rates
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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