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Taste of Belgium - OTR, Cincinnati, OH

Taste of Belgium - OTR

4.5
4.5
719 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Taste of Belgium is a restaurant group of Belgian-inspired eateries. We take traditional Belgian recipes and we twist them; we take American classics and we Belgianize them. We believe elegant cuisine can be served with a down-to-earth attitude and humble foods can be served elegantly. We take the food we create and the service we provide very seriously, but not ourselves. Waffles, Chicken, Beer. Eat Like a Belgian, Drink Like a Belgian, Live Like a Belgian!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 10:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 396-5800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Weddings, corporate functions, baby showers, or even if you just want to throw a Waffle Bar party, ToB can deliver an experience you and your guests will never forget. Call us today to speak to a Catering Account Executive, or visit our website at www.authenticwaffle.com to request more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room at the back of the restaurant with a private entrance. The room has media capabilities, separate sound system.
  • Private party contact
    Davon Bareto: (865) 567-7452
  • Neighborhood
    Over the Rhine
  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Parking details
    There are surface lots, and parking garages in the area. There is also meter parking on all surrounding streets.
  • Public transit
    On the streetcar line. Stop at 12th & Vine.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 719 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for brunch

  • Cincinnati

    Great for brunch

719 Reviews
  1. PennyH

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the chicken and waffles. Other restaurants have added this dish to their menus but none is a good as Taste of Belgium. The salad garnish is tasty, too!
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks PennyH, we're thrilled you enjoyed our unique Waffle and Chicken with the tasty salad garnish. Your kind words mean a lot. We'll pass on your compliments to the team! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  2. Frisky

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I had reservations on Saturday afternoon. Restaurant very busy and obviously understaffed. We had to wait approx 15 minutes to be seated and seated high top because tables were occupied. Food was good server excellent.
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks Frisky, for sharing your experience with us. We're sorry to hear about the wait time and seating issue you encountered (we were short staffed and our team did the best they could), but we're glad you enjoyed the food and service. Your feedback is valuable as it helps us improve our operations. - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chilly day, so restaurant was a bit chilly. Nice crowd. Location is great and server was exceptional. Waffles were ok, and portions were good. Mimosas and adults beverages were good. Enjoyed our visit. But, there are many great choices in Cincy.
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 2 days ago
    We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We'll address the temperature and talk to our team about the waffles. They're the best waffles ever when properly baked. We're sorry we did not wowed you. Looking forward to your next visit! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  4. SATURDAYDINERS4

    Cincinnati

    328 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    328 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful, wine selection was good, server was excellent!
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks SATURDAYDINERS4, your appreciation for the food, wine selection, and service means a lot to us. We'll ensure your kind words reach our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  5. Brit

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tyler was our waiter and made our evening out just perfect!
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks Brit, your praise for Tyler warms our hearts! #respectthewaffle We'll ensure he knows. Crafting memorable dining experiences is our passion. Thank you for sharing your joy! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  6. StacieP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! We were in town for 3 days and had it twice.
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks StacieP, we're thrilled you enjoyed our food and visited us twice. Your kind words are appreciated! Passing your compliments to our team. Hope to see you again soon! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  7. RobinG

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just a little chilly where we sat and the door opening but overall it was great food
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks Robin, we're glad you enjoyed the food! Your feedback on the seating temperature is noted. We'll ensure a more comfortable experience next time. Looking forward to having you back soon! - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  8. Crobinson

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The recent changes to the menu have been puzzling. We were told, (though they have the ingredients) they weren’t willing to do a mushroom galette during brunch. My partner is vegetarian and basically was left with 1-2 decent brunch options. She got a salmon salad instead. We’ve been burned by TOB before and in spite of years of loyalty this may have been our last visit. Aside from food issues. The flickering rope lights wrapped around the HVAC duct made me feel ill through the whole meal.

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  9. TomF

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fair, the service poor. The restaurant was under staffed. We will not return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and knowledgeable courteous service, very attentive. Great appetizers and wonderful entrees with a very good mixologist behind the bar.
    Taste of Belgium - OTRResponded on February 10, 2024
    Thanks!! we're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding experience. Our team will be delighted to receive your compliments on our knowledgeable and courteous service. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious appetizers, entrees, and the wonderful drinks crafted by our talented mixologist. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon! #livelikeabelgian - Taste of Belgium - OTR Team

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  11. Scott

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy ToB. The atmosphere at the OTR location is great and they were one of the pioneers in revitalizing OTR. Had the chicken biscuit combo. Really excellent all around but definitely heavy. Ate half and brought the rest home. Frites never miss. Staff were super friendly and busy but welcoming.

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  12. KellyH

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch at Taste of Belgium-OTR. Our server, Ben was very friendly and attentive. Our food and drinks were excellent!

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  13. EdnaK

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there. Loved the food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was great as usual!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful server and excellent eggs, waffles, and exceptionally good hash browns. Always come here when I can. Cannot do better IMHO for breakfast.

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  16. MaryB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress very nice but new to the business. They were out of the dish I ordered. For a place that specializes in Belgium beers no one knew the correct way to pour, mostly foam and wrong glass to serve it in. No one knew how to make a dry martini so stick to breakfast and avoid dinner!

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  17. MikeL

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Slooooowwww service, which quite frankly I should have remembered. Sat for over 15min wait for someone to take a drink order, then another 15min for it to be delivered. The place isn’t that frickin big. It was over an hour to get food!!!! Almost missed the play… BTW food was funky.

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  18. JerryP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken was tough the last two times we were there...over all we enjoy our experience there

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  19. ElizabethP

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there on a Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. It was very quiet. We sat at the bar and all of the staff was very friendly. Food was amazing and came out fast.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good. Food was amazing! Drinks were also good. Would definitely go back the next time I visit Ohio.

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  21. DrewR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste of Belgium never fails, as usual. Can't beat the Chicken and Waffles...the best.

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  22. TedN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and it won’t be our LAST!!! Outstanding food and desserts….

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  23. DanM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the people were amazing. I highly recommend Taste of Belgium.

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  24. GeneW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the staff attentive to our needs.

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  25. SamanthaL

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, the server was extremely rude. Then by the time my latte got to me, it was lukewarm. Disappointing that it's not what it use to be.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great but the service was incredibly poor.

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  27. KevinW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there before an afternoon show of the Nutcracker. It looked like the rest of the patrons were going to the Nutcracker as well. We loved everything about Taste of Belgium. The server was really good as was the food. It's a great place to go in OTR.

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  28. KatlynN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were running late due to heavy traffic and the staff was extremely accommodating and made sure we received quick service. Our food was delicious and everyone was so helpful. Always our choice before performances downtown, for good reason!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was attentive and prompt, friendly too. Our food was all cold. Portion sizes were small compared to the price. Will likely try again but not very impressed as a first time visitor.

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  30. MrsT

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious (especially chicken & waffle), even though our friend tried to order a drink or wine 3 different times before finding one in stock. My daughter loved the ham & gruyere crepe (very salty though). We've been here several times, and for the first time it was extremely cold at the back table. (Maybe too close to a drafty door?) Our server was very friendly and worked hard.

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  31. JimmieC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, waiter was very helpful with food questions. Got right in with our reservation. It was busy and still very little wait time and fresh food.

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  32. service

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the food and service were very good. It was a bit noisy.

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  33. MichaelannK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great

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  34. LindaS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken and waffles was absolutely outstanding! Would suggest it over and over again! Lovely, ambience, and very well staffed!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was very attentive, food great! Good staff!

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  36. CharityC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was fabulous. We really enjoyed the brunch burger and my savory crepe was wonderful! Our server was great - he was funny and accommodating and had great knowledge of the food. Will definitely visit again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and wait staff was very attentive. Brunch and mimosas were delicious. An all around excellent experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great. Service was ok. The bartender was our server and was not very attentive. Also we were seated right by the door and the ceiling fans were going so we were freezing!

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  39. SATURDAYDINERS4

    Cincinnati

    328 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    328 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a problem....not enough staff. Food was so so! staff was friendly but hD TOO MUCH TO ATTEND TO. We were Ensemble patrons and when I mentioned the discount the server was not aware of it and never referred to it again!

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  40. Adventure0077

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good but food was just OK. I had the mussel gratin which was good but a very skimpy portion and I had a side of broccolini which was steamed but had absolutely no seasoning on it. More side options needed and a bit more variety on the menu in general.

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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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taste of Belgium - OTR using the Order Online button. Taste of Belgium - OTR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 396-5800.

Taste of Belgium - OTR is rated 4.5 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taste of Belgium - OTR

1135 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Over the Rhine
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 10:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There are surface lots, and parking garages in the area. There is also meter parking on all surrounding streets.
  • Public transit
    On the streetcar line. Stop at 12th & Vine.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 396-5800
  • Catering
    Weddings, corporate functions, baby showers, or even if you just want to throw a Waffle Bar party, ToB can deliver an experience you and your guests will never forget. Call us today to speak to a Catering Account Executive, or visit our website at www.authenticwaffle.com to request more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room at the back of the restaurant with a private entrance. The room has media capabilities, separate sound system.
  • Private party contact
    Davon Bareto: (865) 567-7452
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