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SEA180 Coastal Tavern, Imperial Beach, CA

SEA180 Coastal Tavern

4.7
4.7
3017 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers Innovative Cuisine and Oceanfront Dining in Imperial Beach.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 631-4949
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paulo Mendoza
  • Catering
    In-house only
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Pier South Resort, SEA180° offers innovative cuisine and oceanfront dining in Imperial Beach.
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (619) 908-3405
  • Neighborhood
    Imperial Beach
  • Cross street
    Date Avenue
  • Parking details
    $3 valet parking with validation
  • Entertainment
    SEA180°’s Weekday Seaside Specials SEA180° presents our weekday Seaside Specials! Join us nightly Sunday through Thursday for offers such as our Tuesday Date Night Menu for just $39.95 per couple and Thirsty Thursday featuring Happy Hour specials all night. For reservations, please call 619-631-4949
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Birthday Package

    $24.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    * this package doesn't include the price of dinner 1 Chocolate cake, 1 Cheesecake, 1 Strawberry shortcake, 2 chocolate covered strawberries You May add a cocktail for an additional amount
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  • Sweetheart Package

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    * This price doesn't include dinner Half Dozen Red Roses, Bottle of Champagne , 4 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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  • Touch of Romance

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 Red Roses, 4 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. * *This package doesn't include the price for dinner
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What 3,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

3,017 Reviews
  1. NancyG

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The service was good. The ocean view was outstanding! The only room for improvement I can give is to serve entrees for different people at the table within a minute or two of each other. I received my meal, but it took at least 10 minutes more for my partner to receive his. Fortunately, we had an appetizer he could eat while he waited for his meal. Both our meals were delicious!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a milestone birthday celebration and had a large party. Michael was an excellent, friendly attentive server. We had a variety from the menu - cocktails (Prickly Pear Marg is a must try!!), steak, short ribs, halibut, wedge salad. Everyone loved all their dishes! Great experience !!

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  3. joelr

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, and the food was delicious. The setting was also very exquisite. All in all, it was a wonderful experience!!

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  4. KatherineT

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our son just moved to IB and he suggested we meet at Sea 180. What a beautiful surprise to walk into this lovely restaurant with incredible views and fabulous food!!!! Our server was Julia and she was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly! We will definitely be returning!!

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  5. NavyDoc

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience!! Setting (outdoors, 50 yd from surf, highly effective patio warmers) magical! Our shared starter (brussels sprouts) and entrees (salmon, and shrimp enchilada) perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Natasha, Christine and the entire SEA180 team are so professional and kind!! Thank you - we’ll be back!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Really good experience for Valentine’s Day, but for the value of food and such, price was way over what it should’ve , & could’ve been somewhere nicer

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was not only professional but very amigable and made our Valentine’s Day dinner enjoyable. The management staff also made sure to step in when our waiter was busy. Great team work!

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  8. JohnH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Valentine's day special. Both entrees were delicious. The service was outstanding as well

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  9. urodoc

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal. Our server, Nellie, was exceptional.

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  10. GaryG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    February 14, 2024 was the second time my wife and I chose to dine at SEA180 to have Valentine’s Day dinner. We both agree the service provided was outstanding. All boxes were checked. Food quality, food quantity, cleanliness, costumer service, attentiveness and ambiance was just superb. Thank you all for another great experience.

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  11. DavidF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aways an interesting menu, or a special for the occasion. Ate there with friends from out of town, as we know its the place to go. A bit cool outside on patio so we asked fro table inside, and got by the window for the sunset. Good food. ample portions.

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  12. NormaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view, food and service. Always enjoy having a ncie evening dinner at this place.

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  13. samethias

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for 5 at 6 pm for outdoor seating. We were seated right away. The food was good, the portions were pretty big and our waitress was very nice.

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  14. klb09

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel, our waiter, was very pleasant and responsive. Food was tasty!

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  15. ValerieSD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Biggest surprise of the night was $10 valet parking with no discount/validation for eating at the restaurant. We spent over $100 for two people and then $10 for parking ($15 with tip)… and there is very limited street parking. Food was ok. We ordered the prime rib special. The veggie was roasted Brussel sprouts, a bold choice as they are not that popular.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent environment, friendly service, great menu choices! Also our waitress was Great!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fernando was great. The oceanside views were great. Overall awesome experience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice place, with an awesome beach view. The food was not great, but maybe the chef wasn’t having a good day. There was a couple of mix ups with our food, but at the end we were taken care off. I definitely recommend this place.

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  19. TomS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate our dinner right at 5pm with the sun just setting behind the pier. The friendly waitress seated us right at the glass next to the beach and the ambiance was fantastic. My wife had the halibut and I had the double cheeseburger. Both meals were cooked to perfection and tasted great. I highly recommend this place!!

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  20. GeneH

    Naples

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. The view, the service, the food, the drinks and the value! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Everything tasted great minus the miso soup. My date said it looked like “ib water” it was just overpowering with seaweed. But the poke nachos where amazing and out favorite dish of the night. We got the ribeye and was cooked perfectly. We ask for the calamari and was delicious as well. Maurice was berry attentive and informative when we had a question. Overall a great dining experience.

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  22. matthewc

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and food and cocktails were delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, delicious food and the espresso martinis were outstanding!

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  24. HeidiH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, we love it here. Only complaint is they always ask if you prefer inside or outside. My reservation showed outside, we were fine with that. Hostess asked, and I replied - oh if you have inside, we will take it. She proceeded to argue with me and try to prove the point my reservation said outside, 🤦🏼‍♀️ I know! You asked if I had a preference, if changing isn’t an option don’t offer it LOL. Hostess needs some training - but otherwise awesome.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The server and manager were so awesome

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  26. Melindam

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner we’ve always had great service, food, and a comfortable place to enjoy.

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  27. JoyceSilk

    Monaco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a favorite place for us! Cannot beat the ambience or dine closer to the sea without being on the sand and joined by sea gulls. Service is very good and friendly. Drinks and wine list are outstanding.The food is fresh, priced and presented well, but could be improved. This isn’t a foodie’s destination, but for everyone else, it’s fabulous!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and great food & drinks it’s always a great experience .

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  29. KateS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was gracious. Food delicious. Plus we had a beautiful view.

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  30. MichelleD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful views of the Imperial Beach Pier and Pacific Ocean. Lovely at sunset. Service was very good. Food was delicious.

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  31. KarenD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good service was great!! Location great!!!

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  32. AngelN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, as mentioned, excellent service

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  33. JoyceF

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at SEA180 many times on the past. The location is wonderful. It was my husband's Birthday so we came with our family. The service was great, very personal. The food is another story. My husband and son ordered the Halibut. It was extremely dry and very thin.(I felt bad) My scallops were swimming in a broth, not crisp on the outside.($42) My brothers hamburger was good along with the fries. Overall, we were very disappointed in the food and won't go back .

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  34. AldrinL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated an anniversary at this hidden gem in Imperial Beach. Good food/drinks along side great views of the beach and pier. Maurice, our top notch server, really elevated our experience. We definitely will return ti SEA180!

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  35. Annie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, very attentive server and delicious food! Can’t beat the views !

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  36. JeanetteG

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a Birthday and the restaurant was perfect for the Surprise event. We tried calamari, octopus and cheese bread for appetizers! We then went on to order festive drinks along with salmon, steaks, etc. Everything was great tasting and our awesome waiter arrived with a sweet Birthday mini cake with candle to wish our BD girl a Happy Birthday. We had a wonderful time and experience! Thank You!

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  37. Roddog

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Maurice was awesome. Great view of the ocean and pier. First time in Imperial Beach in a long time. Will be visiting again.

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  38. Luna

    San Diego

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my friends from North Carolina to dinner here. They absolutely loved sitting on the patio watching the waves and the sunset. Shout out to Maurice, our server. A wonderful and attentive young man! Definitely will return.

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  39. Enjoy2eatdowntown

    Phoenix

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location and our service was very good. Unfortunately, the beans were very blend. The restaurant charges an additional 5% service charge. Just FYI. Enjoyed seating outside and watching the waves with fire place close by.

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  40. withfriends

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have enjoyed SEA180 many times but not so much this visit. We were doing a couple of nights staycation at the hotel. Requested in the reservation notes, if possible, an outside table away from the interior windows and the service station. Upon seating I asked where the table would be - and it was exactly where we asked not to be, plus next to the indoor/outdoor exit and pathway. They said they could show us another table - sure enough it was way better, closer to the beach, and not the only empty one. The holiday prix fixe menu included a nice selection. But we inquired of our waiter whether there were any other sides/dishes available - he insisted not, but after 15 or so minutes of observation, we could see that wasn’t true. We asked our first course server, he followed up with a few questions about what we were looking for (adding on a couple of staple side dishes - that we saw at other tables) and he said he would check. They were delivered shortly thereafter. The food was fine - standout was the squash soup. There was a 5% surcharge on the bill. This surcharge practice is getting out of hand - just raise the menu prices and be done with it! We still tipped generously because of the holiday - but the hostess and waiter didn’t add anything positive to the experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

SEA180 Coastal Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 631-4949.

SEA180 Coastal Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 3017 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 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SEA180 Coastal Tavern

800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Date Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Imperial Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Unspecified, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    $3 valet parking with validation
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paulo Mendoza
  • Entertainment
    SEA180°’s Weekday Seaside Specials SEA180° presents our weekday Seaside Specials! Join us nightly Sunday through Thursday for offers such as our Tuesday Date Night Menu for just $39.95 per couple and Thirsty Thursday featuring Happy Hour specials all night. For reservations, please call 619-631-4949
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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