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The Patriot Public House, Hillsboro, OH

The Patriot Public House

4.1
4.1
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Patriot Public House is a home-town restaurant and steakhouse that features Hillsboro's largest smoker, unique shareables, draft beers, handcrafted cocktails and more in a dining experience influenced by Americana that is stylish and nostalgic.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 402-4321
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Need to host and event or request catering? Contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for reaching out to The Patriot Public House in Hillsboro, Ohio.
  • Private party facilities
    Need to host and event or request catering? Contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for reaching out to The Patriot Public House in Hillsboro, Ohio.
  • Neighborhood
    Hillsboro
  • Cross street
    S High St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

55 Reviews
  1. Holly

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was very good. We will eat there again.

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  2. Foodie

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our night was perfect. Friends, drinks, food and service. Drinks were on point, service was wonderful and our food was delicious. The seating is broken up so you had room to move. I would highly recommend the fish and chips.

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  3. ChristinaK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fun atmosphere, great service. Will be back.

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  4. DavidR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent decor and comfortable space. Food very good and imaginative. Well presented. Outstanding service by friendly staff.

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  5. KathyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow considering they were not very busy. The food was good and prices reasonable!

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  6. Sunshine

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. We had appetizers for a light lunch and shared. Deviled eggs,shrimp bang bang and pork egg rolls. The bang bang shrimp was the best of the three by far. The shrimp were large with a light panko crust on a bed of purple cabbage and the sauce was delicious. The deviled eggs tasted delicious but we felt they were over priced. Total of 4 eggs- 8 halves and it was $12. While the taste was delicious, I would not be able to justify spending $12 again for 4 eggs. Presentation was beautiful on them. The pork egg rolls to me were average. Nothing bad, just didn’t thrill either of us. We will go back again to give regular meals a try.

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  7. HeatherB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to The Patriot Public House several times and have had great service and food every time! They are always busy, but still make sure to take care of their customers and the food quality has always been great! Last night it was a packed house and we witnessed the owners restocking, checking on their staff and running food! You really don't see that in most places anymore. It's great to have a place of this quality with a great atmosphere here local!

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  8. hollyt6840

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible!!!!! To say the least. I would never step foot in this place again! The restaurant hosts are rude. Especially the shorter bleach blonde one. We had a reservation and still waited ten minutes to be seated. Then we waited another twenty to get waited on for drinks. Then after two hours we still had no dinner!!! The three tables that ordered before us didn’t either. The waitress told the one table that the kitchen staff doesn’t work well under pressure. That was our cue to leave! We drove from Cincinnati to eat there and had to drive back to have dinner. At that point it was almost 9pm. Do not go here unless you want to go into the kitchen and cook your own food lol. Or literally have all day and night to wait. They need to get it together!

    2 people found this helpful

  9. JeffN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large portions, excellent food and excellent service

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  10. RANDYM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, Great Food, Would Highly Recommend

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  11. ElizabethP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place! Loved the music playing. Was my son’s birthday. They treated him to a birthday dessert which was very thoughtful and unexpected. Highly recommend.

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  12. CandyC

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and it was excellent!! Waitress was very helpful and the food was great!! Will definitely return!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a bit slow because we were upstairs but food and atmosphere was great!

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  14. JanellM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations online for 10 people. We were seated immediately upon arrival. The restaurant was moderately busy. The server was friendly and prompt. Food came out hot and was delicious. We ordered steaks, burgers, chicken, and soup among other things. The Monte Crisco and Chicken & Waffles were definitely a favorite! The band started playing while we dined. They sounded great. We ended up staying after dinner to listen to the band. The restaurant itself is beautiful.

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  15. NitaL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food and service was great will return. Appetizers are amazing

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  16. TroyM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not good. For the price things should have been better. Disorganized kitchen, poor waiting team. This place really needs to work the kinks out. There is so much potential at the nice building.

    3 people found this helpful

  17. HEATHERC

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak we’ve had in a while. Our waitress Laura was superb! Extremely attentive to our needs…. Made sure we were comfortable. This is a great place to eat.

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  18. DedeS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and portions were good size. Service was just ok, she not familiar with the menu or options. The ambience was nice but it was very cold in the main room and the table was pretty small even with only 3 of the 4 seats filled.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. DannyM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The server was great the food was very good . The restaurant very nice and clean . The only thing I had a problem with is it took a hour to get the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Merleenv

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant but the wait staff was very slow and the food was just OK. We sat for more than 10 minutes before anyone stopped to see if we’d been waited on. We were there an hour before we had food. I really wanted to love this place but didn’t have the experience we had hoped for.

    2 people found this helpful

  21. Bowlby33

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying The Patriot and had a mixed experience. We are from Circleville so we drove over an hour to try something new since we had seen it over the summer when they were still preparing to open and thought it looked awesome. We showed up just before our reservation and we’re sat immediately which was nice. We tried to order drinks but they were out of both beers that we tried to order so we had to settle for something else. They have an impressive selection of bourbons but have no mixed drink menu at all which for someone like me who wants to see what sounds the best on the menu was a little disappointing but not a big deal. We ordered the brisket nachos as an appetizer which were delicious but didn’t come out until right before our main meals which was frustrating. My wife ordered the ribeye and I ordered the porterhouse. We both had salads and baked potatoes. The salads were delicious and came out early as expected. The steaks were cooked really well and the butter they use on top of them is amazing but I still think the steaks were overpriced by around $10 each compared to most other comparable restaurants. Our service was not good at all. The waitress wasn’t knowledgeable and was set up for failure from the restaurant because there is no computer or anything upstairs so she was making non-stop trips up and down the stairs to serve all of her tables instead of being able to enter orders or print checks from the second floor where half of the seating is. I understand this is a new restaurant and is still working out some kinks so we will probably still try it again. I will say I absolutely love the layout of the building and the place has major potential to be a great restaurant. Hopefully they make some needed changes so they can be successful.

    3 people found this helpful

  22. SuzanneE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Seating on time. Pretty place. Good atmosphere. Ordered food took over an hour to receive our meal. When it was delivered to the table it was cold. Talked to the waitress and she said, “well maybe you’ll have a better experience next time”.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. They really know how to cook a pork chop. Service was also great. The only negative for the evening was the so loud we weren’t able to have any conversation at the table. We will definitely be back however we will not sit on the patio.

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  24. KellieK

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious but they have yet to figure out logistics for table service. 4 in our party and 2 of us received 1/2 hour dinner, then random one plate at a time for the remainder of our meal. Literally one plate, small plate with mashed, plate with steak etc..because of that food wasn't more than warm..rolls came mid-meal and a salad after dinner. We didn't really have a "waitress" for our table as we were helped by probably 4 different people. Food is very good, staff is very friendly, but they have got to find someone to manage the logistics. Once they get that, this place will will be a great.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. DavidB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit and my wife and I both tried something different. Chicken wings were really good and we had plenty of BBQ sauce. Brisket was good but not hot. Sausages were to die for as were the baked beans. The mac & cheese was room temperature. Thanks to appetizers and large portions we had leftovers which gave me a chance to sample the mac & cheese hot. So good! The kitchen staff need to get their act together. Delivering a meal with some things piping hot, some warm, and some cold can’t be blamed on slow wait staff. This could be the go to spot for Highland County but not with this kind of shoddy service

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On our third visit, we continue to be impressed by the selection and quality of the food served. I have tried something different every visit, and it has all been excellent! The restaurant is a little bit on the expensive side for retired people like my wife and i, but what we get for the money paid is as I said, excellent! We look forward to our next visit!

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  27. TammyD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My ribeye was delicious! Cooked to medium with perfection. Green beans were literally cold, baked potato was steaming hot and very good. Our server was terrible! Drinks never refilled, she was not even trying to be nice, took 15 minutes to receive a box for my leftover steak. My husband ordered a salad and it took 45 minutes to come to the table after ordering. A friend with us ordered her steak med-well came about med-rare, asked to have it thrown back on the grill and came back exactly same way sent this first time. She could not eat her steak at all. Again the green beans were very cold. The venue is beautiful!

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  28. GregG

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere, good food and many choices. My steak was very good. I wish they would take plates off the table as we finished the food. Overall would go back and recommend

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  29. MARYH

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting and I intentionally waited to try the establishment after they had been open for a little bit to work the kinks out for being a new restaurant. Both times there were menu items not available and it was early for dinner. Although it appeared well staffed, service was slow and bar drink’s extremely slow. It is my opinion priced a little high for the quality and type of food. Some of our items had good flavor but was cold . The Mac and Cheese, coke slaw and bbq pork egg rolls are good.

    2 people found this helpful

  30. RufusTBass

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best steak I've had in quite a long time. Place very busy but waitress did good job tending to the table. A bit too noisy for my tastes (large, open space that tends to echo sounds). Overall great food & will be returning in the future.

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  31. MeliaJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. But unfortunately, half of our order was barely warm. The atmosphere is good, the service was less than desirable.

    2 people found this helpful

  32. MaryP

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good, service is great. We sat out on the patio, there were 2 fire pits lit but only at one end of the patio. Not on the end my party was on, so a little chilly. All in All, I'll be back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went over for birthday dinner. First time there and everyone was great. Wait staff was great but they must have been short but they did so good Food was great. It’s wonderful to have a great restaurant option in Hillsboro.

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  34. DonB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at the Patriot numerous times , love the food , the atmosphere and ya gotta try those egg rolls for an appetizer, nice to have a restaurant like this in my home town .. love it

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was nice - the food was only fair. The dressing on my salad was good.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. LewisB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the starter with nachos and brisket and it was great. Main course was ok, had got the 10 ounce sirloin medium well but it was under cooked and bleeding, but I didn't mind, I thought I'd get some A1 sauce but it didn't need it, my other guest got a1 but it was in a little side container, wasn't much there. Daughter got the chicken and waffles and it was fantastic, just the right amount of sweet. Wife had a salad with grilled chicken, a couple pieces of her chicken might have been questionable if cooked throughout but she said it was still a good salad with comparable to other places. It was the towns Halloween party and streets lined with people, really enjoyable and fun. The prices seemed a bit steep but really not far off for other restaurants. Our waitress was short, didn't refill our drinks and never checked on us and right after the food was brought out she gave us the bill. She might have been a first time server but the place wasn't busy at all. Don't remember her name.

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  37. Macmcneil

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,great drinks,and it’s an absolute beautiful place to eat,especially the balcony outside in the evening,great place for romantic dinner or for a meet up with good friends,definitely will be going back!

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  38. JenniferB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to reorder twice due to running out of food. Took 50 minutes to finally get our food. Our last selection was shrimp skewers and we got peel and eat shrimp on a plate. Hopefully their kitchen will get things turned around. It really is an impressive building.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. HB64

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got an appetizer (pork egg rolls) and the smoker sampler dinner with 3 meats and two sides. For the price we got enough for dinner and lunch the next day. We will definitely visit again!

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  40. TBoro

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered 3 different steaks, ribeye, filet and sirloin. All steaks were extremely dry with little flavor. Mac and cheese was very good. All other sides including appetizer (deviled eggs) were also not good. Service was not good as well. Orders were mis plated. Second beer never came before we were finished. With that being said, the waitress did remove it from bill and brought it out for me to enjoy before leaving. Waitress was kind, just not trained or lack of experience. We ordered multiple items that were out of stock: ribs, Caesar salad, green beans. I have high hopes they figure it out because it is a nice option to have in town! Note, there were only around 5-7 tables during our time around 5:45 on a Sunday.

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

The Patriot Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 402-4321.

The Patriot Public House is rated 4.1 stars by 55 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Patriot Public House

115 W Main St, Hillsboro, OH 45133-1452

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S High St.
  • Neighborhood
    Hillsboro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (937) 402-4321
  • Catering
    Need to host and event or request catering? Contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for reaching out to The Patriot Public House in Hillsboro, Ohio.
  • Private party facilities
    Need to host and event or request catering? Contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to accommodate. Thank you for reaching out to The Patriot Public House in Hillsboro, Ohio.
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