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Junction, Paso Robles, CA

Junction

4.5
4.5
124 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Junction's Dinner, Brunch & Happy Hour menus are unique to our combined Spanish, Cuban & Mexican family heritage, blending childhood favorites with the flavors & ingredients discovered while travelling the Spanish-speaking world. Junction is a place for friends, old & new, to spend time & enjoy our Spanish-inspired menu, all lovingly infused with Mediterranean flavors & Latin-American flare.

Join us for Happy Hour Thursday - Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Stay for Dinner Thursday - Monday 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Come for Brunch Friday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


¡Gracias! Thank You!
Nick & Ingrid Holguin, Owners
Executive Chef & General Manager

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Latin American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 221-5865
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Nick Holguin
  • Neighborhood
    Paso Robles
  • Cross street
    Paso Robles Train Station Historical Depot Pine St. between 7th & 8th S
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Amtrack train & bus; Paso Robles Dial-a-Ride and Bus (Route A: Mon-Fri / Route B: Mon-Sat); RTA Route 9 Paso Robles - San Luis Obispo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for business meals

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for fine wines

124 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tastefully prepared tapas and excellent service.

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  2. LindaE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this quaint restaurant, it was amazing. Service, food and wine selection was great. Some of the best tapas we’ve had. We will definitely come back next time we are in the Paso area.

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  3. FeedingSideways

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ingrid Nick and team serve up a unique cuisine of Cuban and Argentine influence in an intimate environment. Great service very welcoming. Try the Junction paella! Gracias amigos y abrazos!

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  4. LoloL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They were short staffed, but served us best they could. Food was great and it wasn’t too loud.

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  5. NicoleL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and staff were amazing. Lamb lollipops were the highlight of the night.

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  6. MichaelP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, nice people. Good food. Not spot on authentic Spanish cuisine. Good though. I’ve lived in Spain for a couple of years. Tapas were weak in variety and overall number. Trying to be high end. Not trying to be negative but if you’re looking for a bit authentic Spain this is a nice try. Mildly disappointed.

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  7. LeslieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent wine pairing recommendations.

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  8. MarkB

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a cannot miss place. Enough said. Except Open Table requires 50 words

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  9. ShaunaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! We will be back for sure!!

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  10. BethR

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Empanadas made fresh that change daily as to what is in them (had the mushroom and it was fantastic!). Perfect small bites to eat so you can savor a few items off of the menu. The paella was amazing! Service was friendly and prompt. Great atmosphere. Love this place!!

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  11. LisaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Junction has great food and drinks. We especially enjoyed the beet salad and patatas bravas. The staff was attentive and helped us figure out what to order. We’ll be back next time we’re in Paso.

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  12. EmilyM

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVED Junction!!! My husband and I immediately felt like we were old friends of Ingrid and Nick, the owners. We were warmly greeted and invited to choose a table of our liking. The service was excellent but the food was AMAZING!!!! Everything was so delicious and full of flavor! We had the beef empanadas as an appetizer with our sangria and then shared the paella and added shrimp. It was so beautifully presented and the flavors were incredible! We will for sure be making Junctions a stop whenever we are in Paso. And to make it even more special, Ingrid gave us some sparkling wine and homemade cookies in celebration of our anniversary! It was so sweet!! Thank you both for an anniversary evening to remember 🤗🫶🏼

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  13. Foodeats

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fine selection of tapas and dinner items on the menu, reminiscent of my visit to España, with a chef twist on a few items. The paella was absolutely fabulous, but please be aware as with all paellas done right, it does take extra time. Our choices of the lamb lollipops and chick were tender and delicious. The wedge salad huge and tortilla very generous. The house sangrias are delicious and local wine selections met expectations. But there is also a great selection of delicious Spanish wines to try, with draft and craft beers. A very delicious evening!

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  14. Krissy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beef Empanadas were amazing! Clams were delicious. Service was great. Paella was good but very small portion for $40

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was contacted by Open Table informing me that Junction restaurant had space for dinner tonight. I read the positive reviews on Open Table and thought that this might be a good experience. I also reviewed the menu and saw that Seafood Pieala was on the menu as a Shareable item. I based my decision to go to Junction because they had Seafood Pieala. Prior to arrival I received a text stating that if I canceled there would be a $25.00 dollar fee. When we arrived we were greeted by the hostess and seated immediately. The ambiance was good, soft music playing in the background, good decor and clean dining area. Our waitress was very good and attentive. We ordered the Empanadas as an appetizer. I reviewed the menu and didn’t see the Seafood Pieala on the menu. The waitress stated that it was not being offered but had a Chicken Pieala as a substitute. If I had known that my original choice was not offered prior to my arrival I would not have gone to this restaurant. Since we had arrived and had a looming $25.00 cancellation fee we went with another seafood item based on the suggestion of the waitress. The substitute meal was “okay” but not great for the price that was charged. I must say that the online menu should be updated so that people can make an informed decision about where to dine.

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  16. PastymeMusic

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Innovative menu inspired by Iberian and Latin American cuisines. Everything we had was very high quality. The owners circulated periodically and were delightful to talk with. The prices were very reasonable for Paso.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the junction. The octopus 3 ways plus the empanadas were superb

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  18. KevinH

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal service! We were celebrating a birthday and our server went above and beyond to make the birthday girl feel special. Great food. Great wine. Great service.

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  19. MichaelM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and the owners are the nicest couple. They have a large bar so there is usually space available and parking is easy. A few blocks from City Park but an easy walk. Definitely a find in Paso Robles.

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  20. smsm

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly place with exquisite cuisine. Had a wonderful time

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  21. CynthiaC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place one of our favorites. The food amazing the atmosphere was positive and was very clean. Staff outstanding.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and a friendly owner who took time to chat with us. Highly recommend!

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  23. JuliaD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. Waiter barely attended to us, food was just ok and the whole thing was a let down.
    JunctionResponded on January 8, 2024
    Hi, sorry about the service. Also sorry about your food being a letdown, would love for you to try again and have the same experience as all the other reviewers have had.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Lots of vegetarian options and very accommodating service! The empanadas are amazing!
    JunctionResponded on January 8, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed it, please come again.

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  25. Cookie

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at this unique restaurant. The food was some of the best food we have eaten in a long time. Wish we lived closer we would be back every week.

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  26. MichelleC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner although the Hangar steak was underseasoned and undercooked, and the chimichurri sauce was all oil. Octopus would have been better served only as grilled. Overall would recommend.

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  27. KeithK

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Very convenient location

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  28. SimonW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A superb dinner. Both the wine list and tapas dishes are excellent. Highly recommended

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  29. JMay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Junction. 'We highly recommend the excellent food, wine, ambiance and service.

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  30. KatandRich

    Central Coast

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Empanadas are wonderful, the Paella valenciana was so delicious, Lamb lollipops so tender!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the service! So friendly and quick! Food is phenomenal. I will definitely return and tell friends about Junction.

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  32. AlayneS

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love eating at Junction for so many reasons. The food, the service, the owners' personal attention to details. We highly recommend you try it.

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  33. GeorgeH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience. The food, people and atmosphere were so so good. Going back this weekend!

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  34. TeresaB

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Spanish-inspired cuisine! The empanadas are amazing with perfectly seasoned filling. Great salad and Camarones Borracha are delicious, seasoned perfectly with smoked paprika. You will want to order bread to soak up the sauce, trust me! Excellent wine list, attentive service and don’t miss the churros for dessert!

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  35. BusinessTraveler

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible experience. Four of us walked into this nice but fairly standard looking restaurant. Sat down, took a look at the menu and realized we could have ordered a great many things. After a recommendation from the executive chef, we settled on the paella, shrimp casserole, mushroom appetizer, pan con tomate, and meat & cheese charcuterie plate. And a couple of glasses of the red sangria. It was one of the most delicious meals we’ve had recently. The paella and shrimp were particularly, off-the-charts wonderful. We’ll definitely go back!

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  36. IndiaR

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had great expectations for this little Tapas spot after seeing good reviews and it did not meet them. We were seated immediately and our server who ended up being the manager was standard in greeting but not welcoming. After ordering, we were brought our drinks of Red and White sangria, both of which were watered down. We ordered the fiery shrimp which were decent. Shrimp cooked well, lots of sauce nothing for dipping to enjoy it. The oxtails were delicious, well executed and flavorful and sizable. No issue there. The shareable items of the hanger steak and paella is where our dinner service went down hill. The hanger steak was over cooked and tough. When bringing it to the attention of the manager, he informed us when asked that medium is the automatic cooking level. The hanger steak was well done or worse. He apologized and removed it from the bill. Once our paella came out, we ran into the same issue, the execution was poor. The rice was hard and looked as much which meant it was under cooked. It was crunchy and not fluffy or flavorful. When bringing this to the manager’s attention, there was irritation stating “There’s nothing wrong with it. I cant Keep taking things off your bill.” In turn we decided to leave the situation be because we didn’t want our night to be ruined any further. We asked for the bill, the manager kept trying to go toe to toe with us. We calmly requested the bill. Paid for our unfinished meal and left. The kitchen staff and the manager decided to converse about us, myself noticing when one of the kitchen staff peeked out the window of the kitchen door directly into my face where we were seated, the manager at the front conversing in Spanish with them as though we are unable to understand other languages than English. Poor experience for a first time visitor to the city and restaurant. We will not patron this establishment again when visiting Paso Robles.

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  37. RicardoU

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have some delicious Spanish tapas and wine... and yes they also have Paso wines of course. The tortilla was amazing and I will come back for the octopus as well.

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  38. StevenH

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inventive Tapas to share. Cozy dining room. Efficient service.

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  39. MarkA

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    we had an early reservation and the restaurant was empty we were seated next to the front door. we asked to be moved and ended up in a much better area. The white wine was warm and the chicken thigh was undercooked and bloody. I showed it to the server and she did not seem to care.

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  40. KatandRich

    Central Coast

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great service. The Chef will often come out and chat with guests. And the wines are amazing Spanish varietals. We also love the sangrias and tapas

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FAQs

Junction offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 221-5865.

Junction is rated 4.5 stars by 124 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Junction

710 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2858

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Paso Robles Train Station Historical Depot Pine St. between 7th & 8th S
  • Neighborhood
    Paso Robles
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Latin / Spanish, Latin American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Amtrack train & bus; Paso Robles Dial-a-Ride and Bus (Route A: Mon-Fri / Route B: Mon-Sat); RTA Route 9 Paso Robles - San Luis Obispo
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Nick Holguin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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