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Rosebud American Kitchen, Somerville, MA
Rosebud American Kitchen, Somerville, MA
Rosebud American Kitchen, Somerville, MA
Rosebud American Kitchen, Somerville, MA
Rosebud American Kitchen, Somerville, MA

Rosebud American Kitchen

4.5
4.5
389 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar is a down-to-earth restaurant serving regional comfort food from across the US. A definitive neighborhood joint in Davis Square, Rosebud offers a laid-back dining experience in a casual setting to guests from all walks of life. Honest food and honest drinks set the foundation of Rosebud’s menu. While dishes have roots from all four corners of the country, Chef/Partner John Delpha, carefully integrates a range of far-flung flavors from across the globe to keep palates guessing.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Phone number
    (617) 629-9500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Delpha
  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Parking details
    Metered parking parking is available in front of the restaurant as well as a public lot directly behind the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Closest T stop is the Davis Square Red Line T stop.
  • Entertainment
    Rosebud offers live music every Wednesday beginning at 10:00pm. For full schedule of bands playing, go to our website.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

389 Reviews
  1. Freckledsmile99

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    LOVED the food and the service!! The chairs at the tables near the bar though are very uncomfortable

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  2. Bigeeats

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rosebud is a beautifully designed space offering a wide variety of food and an extensive beer list. The atmosphere is festive and cozy and the same time. The food was excellent. The bar space was also well designed and would be a fun place to hang out for drinks.

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  3. cmundane

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome cockail (Chili Bird), lively atmosphere, decent food.

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  4. Nightowlbrandy

    Greater Boston

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu is eclectic, and generally quite tasty and out of the ordinary. Love the booth seating and that they have kept the historic diner intact and preserved the ambiance in certain sections. Staff always friendly and service was outstanding as we needed to make it quick to make a film nearby. Often bring out of town guests here for something different.

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  5. EdW1

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff that served us very robotic; impersonal. Wouldn't seat us because we were early. Sent us to the bar then never came to get us. Never felt welcomed or appreciated as a paying guest.

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  6. Fitz

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an excellent brunch while visiting our son in Somerville. Classic diner look on the outside but much larger when you walk inside. Service was great and French toast was delicious. Highly recommend trying the donuts.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Rosebud's. Made a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes within the scheduled time (a one hour wait for a table without a reservation). The food was awesome; chicken and waffles, mushroom and gruyere omelet, brisket benedict and the drinks truly notable. Four of us for Sunday brunch, great vibe, easy and relaxed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome and delicious food and cocktails, love the decor

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  9. AlisonW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I've had good experiences at Rosebud, but several things were off today. The waitstaff then removed it without comment. My friend is gluten free, but there were no options for her to eat and the waitstaff seemed unwilling to assist or facilitate any menu alterations. She ended up eating a burger on a few leaves of salad, which made her ill for several hours after. My friend also asked for a side of bacon, it arrived burned. The kitchen staff who delivered it said, "This is fine, right?" The bacon was nearly inedible. She was also brought the wrong drink. My french toast was just ok--huge blackberries in a watery, thin sauce. I don't think I'll be back unless I have a very large group looking to eat brunch.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server ignored us for 15 minutes before taking our drink orders. The Moroccan stew was really bland and too expensive for what it's worth.

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  11. ElizabethL

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Great spot for an impromptu Friday date. Looking forward to going back and trying more off their inventive menu. Do not skip dessert!

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  12. Sara

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have mixed feelings about my overall experience. The food was pretty good and the staff accommodated checking the food for allergies. Our waiter was great and had fantastic recommendations. However, the evening ended on a sour note. I made reservations for five with my out of town guests to eat, drink, and enjoy each other's company on a Thursday evening. We were still ordering drinks and eating dessert when we were told to hurry up so the next reservation could sit down. It was embarrassing for me as the host and organizer of the outing and disappointing to be treated so poorly considering we ordered appetizers, dinner, and desserts with constant drinks. My sister asked the hostess after we left why we were pushed out of the restaurant and was given the excuse that the next reservation was for a table in the bar for trivia. Please note that the trivia was finishing up the third of four rounds of questions and none of the other tables appeared to be still ordering drinks or snacks as we passed on our way out of the restaurant. Lastly, we were not offered any additional accommodations. Sadly, I'm not sure I would recommend this restaurant after being treated like this or personally make a return visit to the restaurant. UPDATE: The general manager reached out to me to find out more information about the incident. She profusely apologized and ensured me that the policies have been changed to address some of my concerns. She was extremely helpful, considerate, and open to suggestions. Her excellent customer service made me change my mind and plan to give this or one of the restaurants from this group another go.

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  13. DonnaD

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here several times and are always happy with the food. But the NOISE LEVEL is just a bit over the top. Of course, we were there on Saturday night......

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant in the street side diner part was far too loud

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  15. Weenes

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From start to finish we were disappointed. I was glad I tried it out before bringing friends to this restaurant as now I will not return.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible service that took forever.

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  17. JLF3

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our meal at Rosebud! The dining car is somewhat deceptive -- it's a huge restaurant but with nice seating areas. Food is great - we had Benedict Florentine, Smoked Chicken and Poblano Hash, and a Veggie Frittata. Mimosa and coffee were also great. Try it!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met a friend from out of town for dinner a few night's ago, and had a great time. Our daughters loved sitting in the dining car! Our waiter was friendly and full of suggestions about what we should order. The food was terrific - and we really enjoyed the pie, too.

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  19. Laura

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch! Have been here for dinner a few times and have always loved it, brunch is just as good! Upscale American type fare.

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  20. AndrewC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was probably the 6th time I had been to Rosebud and this time was the worst in terms of food and ambiance. The smoked wings which are usually awesome were dry and not flavorful at all and the ribs were chewy like they needed a few more hours in the smoker to make them tender and to let the fat breakdown. All in all, I am willing to go back because of previous experience, but this was not very good.

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  21. AngelicaB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Definitely recommend brunch here.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and ambiance

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  23. JeffS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, fun vibe, always enjoy the Rosebud for any occassion.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as per usual. But the waiter was kind of short/rude. The desert and food is still incredible.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great evening. We arrived on-time for our reservation, and were promptly seated. The appetizers, entrees an desserts were all great, as were the new Fall cocktails.

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  26. Manifold

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome menu and excellent staff. I'm looking forward to coming back!

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  27. Debbie

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anyone not going to Rosebud for brunch is seriously missing out. Great drinks, awesome food choices that aren't just your average brunch dishes. Their smoke agave chicken wings were to die for(sounds weird for brunch but these are fantastic. Great service, great ambiance.

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  28. PaulT

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Rosebud is always a great spot for a small brunch group or date. Their pricepoint is a little high for the area and product but the food is great. Service is a hit or miss during their busy brunch time but if you're not in a rush I highly recommend it.

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  29. MarissaP

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was food but is delivered in gluttonous portions. Everything is just too much. Sat at the bar on a different visit and were wondering if the bartender would ever ask what we wanted. Terrible service. Food could be food but it’s just over the top. Vibe is too kitschy.

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  30. jerknugget

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    went to rosebud with my partner and my parents for a very belated father's day dinner. i've always known davis to be a pain for parking but we went right when they opened for dinner at 5pm on a saturday and had no issues finding street parking around the corner. (just be aware the max is 2hrs on the meters.) one slight negative was that i had called earlier to confirm the reservation and asked that we get one of the booths in the diner car, and was told that was fine & they'd make a note, but they sat us in the regular restaurant part. also, for some reason they were doing oktoberfest in september? not a big fan of the silly german music playing the whole time but not a huge deal. our waitress was awesome - some of us are very indecisive and she was so patient and never seemed annoyed, and she offered help deciding without being pushy or making us feel rushed at all. and every recommendation she made was totally on point. the portions might seem small but they are more than enough, and delicious too - everyone loved their meal (ribs, fried chicken, hangar steak, fish & chips) and my dad was the only one able to clean his plate. if i had one complaint, the 'creamy coleslaw' was just dry cabbage that didn't taste like anything, but i didn't order my meal for the coleslaw so it wasn't a big deal. we closed the meal with a couple slices of pie - my mom wasn't crazy about the blueberry crumb, but i got strawberry rhubarb and really enjoyed it. lots of great beers to choose from (my dad liked the one he got so much he stuck with it and had three) and their cocktails are outstanding - everything sounded amazing but i narrowed it down and tried both the "where there's smoke" and the "lunch car #773". others that caught my eye were one with bourbon and strawberry puree, and another with grilled pineapple mezcal. we lingered awhile after paying the bill and never felt rushed out. my parents even called later that night to say what a good time they had. we'll be back!

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  31. Jeffrey

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Dried out ribs. Inattentive service. No steak knife. Front (former diner) noise level is deafening. Bill dropped off before even asked if we wanted dessert.

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  32. BostonBets

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A friend and I met for dinner. I had requested a quiet table when I booked, not having been to Rosebud before, but I'm not sure there is a quiet table here on a Friday night. The whole place is very lively and I needed to lip-read eventually. The service was friendly, the menu had lots of good choices and our dinners arrived very quickly. I'd definitely go back again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch. One of the best burgers in the Boston area.

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  34. Somervilleoldtimer

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, I don't normally order sandwiches but I keep going back for the Texas Rachel in a Skirt. Smoked brisket with a skirt of toasty cheese, coleslaw, horseradish dressing and carmelized onions. Probably the best sandwich I've ever had! No need to try anything else in my book. Drinks are quite good, pricey, so three Manhattans and a glass of wine set us back $50, but that's what you get in the big city, I guess.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was underwhelming from bored hostess who greeted us to waitress giving us a tiny table and bartender not listening to our request and instead assuming there was apple sauce when there was none. Overall bad experience.

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  36. NoName

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. The table -- a set of three 2-tops pushed together -- was much less so. For parties of 5 or more it would be preferable to have no more than two people on a side. The person in the middle of the bench was stuck, and also had a hard time talking with people on either side without getting neck strain. The people at the ends of the 3-sided bench had a hard time talking with those diagonally opposite. A MUCH better configuration would have either a circle, or else two people on each side of the table and one at one of the ends. Ambience was fine, though not exceptional. Food was great if you like the distinctive flavors of the American south.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Rosebud, but on this particular day we were disappointed, the kitchen was really slow and the waiter distracted. Part of our meal was at no charge because there were so many issues. Hope that was an anomaly. We will try again another time

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  38. KatherineK

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and good service! We were a bigger group and they were able to accommodate us on a busy night .

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  39. AndrewC

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Told them it was our anniversary and they brought us a champagne toast to start off the meal. Food is always good there no matter what.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars at Rosebud because it is exceptional. The food and drinks are outstanding and it's a fun place to be. However, tonight our service was terrible.

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Rosebud American Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

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381 Summer Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Somerville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered parking parking is available in front of the restaurant as well as a public lot directly behind the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Closest T stop is the Davis Square Red Line T stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Delpha
  • Entertainment
    Rosebud offers live music every Wednesday beginning at 10:00pm. For full schedule of bands playing, go to our website.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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