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The Union Public House, Pensacola, FL

The Union Public House

4.7
4.7
1528 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
UPH is a crafty southern pub where it all comes together. 36 East Garden St.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 607-6320
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Blake Rushing
  • Catering
    We are available for catering. Please email office@unionpensacola.com with questions.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Chef’s Table is a private dining space with a unique view of the open kitchen concept allowing you and your guests a front-row seat to the culinary artistry that Union Public House has to offer. The Chef's Table can accommodate up to 16 guests. Please email office@unionpensacola.com for reservation inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    office@unionfl.com; Carey Stabenau: (850) 607-6320
  • Neighborhood
    Pensacola
  • Cross street
    Garden and Jefferson
  • Parking details
    There is a private parking lot for guests, plenty of street parking, and additional parking in the grassy lot in the back.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,528 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northwest Florida

    Best Value

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    Innovative

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    Hot spot

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    Most Booked

  • Pensacola

    Best Overall

  • Pensacola

    Best Food

  • Pensacola

    Best Service

  • Pensacola

    Best Ambiance

  • Pensacola

    Best Value

  • Pensacola

    Good for business meals

  • Pensacola

    Innovative

  • Pensacola

    Good for groups

  • Pensacola

    Healthy

  • Pensacola

    Neighborhood gem

  • Pensacola

    Great for fine wines

  • Pensacola

    Romantic

  • Pensacola

    Lively

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1,528 Reviews
  1. NancyE

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the new and improved location. The dining room was well appointed with calming colors and lovely booths. The bar was hopping and I really loved the lighting and backdrop behind the bar. The food overall was great. I had the salmon and my husband had the brisket. My only concern is the price point - seemed a little high for Pensacola. The entree prices were more in line with a larger city. Anyway, it was good but not sure if we'll be back.

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  2. AzlinaH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recommend the Caribbean red fish. We are coming back when visiting Pensacola.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great! The pricing of their dishes could use some revision, mid-quality food for premium price. Not much selection in terms of menu items unless you really like heart disease and tequila. Nothing on their menu is incredible except the boiled peanuts. The past location was superior in vibes, but this one does provide a cleaner feel.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious experience - we had heard it was good, but exceeded our expectations.

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  5. EricS

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    UPH is one of our favorite restaurants in Pensacola as both the food and service are always top notch!

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  6. CrystalC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for a birthday dinner. The menu had something for everyone. The pimento puffs and smoked fish dip apps were awesome. The Scottish salmon was cook as requested and some of the best I’ve had. Service was attentive and professional. Highly recommend.

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  7. FloridaTourist

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Food and Service are great. The only problem is the parking behind restaurant. Old bolts, screws and nails from torn down building. When you have a 200k auto with $500.00 tires each . A flat tire ruins great food. Please use a roofer magnet and run it across the parking.

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  8. Linnea

    Tallahassee

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, fabulous, innovative food. We've been fans since UPH was in the small building near the baseball stadium. The new, larger location is terrific. Offerings always exceed expectations.

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  9. noleman

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fabulous. We recommend the Triple Tail steak, the pork shank and the sloppy joe. Drinks were fantastic and it is they have the best old fashion in Pensacola. Service from Caroline was outstanding and this is our new favorite in town.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails Bramble and Spicy Margarita was a favorite. Service was wonderful!

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  11. Alabama1

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday brunch, interesting menu. I had the special (Cinco de Mayo), two had the Salmon and Bacon quiche and two had hoevros rancheros. All enjoyed. We also shared the Pimento Pups as an appetizer so so good. Shared cornbread, it was like cake, for dessert. Cocktails were refreshing- watermelon martinis and a Bramble. Four glasses of wine. Service by Elisha was excellent. Nice meal all around. And entire bill was $214, left good tip for the great experience. Going back.

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  12. SusanM

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was disappointed with the food after hearing how great it was. The pimento cheese pups would have been better with some green onion and if they weren’t fried so dark. I had mussels that were overcooked and rubbery, but the preparation concept was a good one. Husband had fried chicken and said it was so so. Will return am and try different dishes.

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  13. AlanA

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, Awesome food and the best service. When in Pensacola you need to visit the Union Public Hours(UPH} … it should be your number one spot to go for dinner!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service! Get the Brisket Patty-melt!

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  15. FloridaTourist

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely great food. Ate here twice. Uph burger yummy also jerk Red fish. Server's are great. This is our goto Restaurant now

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  16. Coppertop

    Houston

    80 reviews

    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Screaming brat child inside this echo chamber was intolerable, so we ate outside, which was nice. Server was very nice and helpful. The pimiento hushpuppies were EXCELLENT. Salads were good but not great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I am a local from Pensacola Beach, I love the food and now I do love the new location, but hostess lie to your face over and over again. There isn’t a restaurant around here that every table is reserved and everyone using open table either reserved a both or by the windows. I have been here since before 6 pm and even now at 8:15, the tables I requested haven’t had a person sitting . To me it is very ugly , bad management skislls and lying

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent selection and taste. Our family was very impressed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Pensacola. The food is amazing, the staff is great, the portions are huge, and the general atmosphere is just perfect. I've been to all the big name places around here where you're going to pay $100+ per person and can say that UPH blows them all out of the water. Absolutely 10/10 place; highly recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Anna, was outstanding. We had the tartar, tri-tip, and pork shank. Everything was mouth watering.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience is always great! This is my favorite place to eat in Pensacola! Jake and Popi are my absolute favorite bartenders! They’re amazing, they every experience I’ve had sitting at the bar amazing! It’s a must to go to and enjoy! Find out for yourself!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute favorite restaurant! Food and service is always incredible. UPH is the restaurant I always recommend to people.

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  23. JDSx2

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived over an hour early to try the bar. Greeting with hostess was less than friendly. Managed to get seated at the bar within 10 minutes and bar service, for both food and drink was great. Drinks were a 10/10. Food was very creative. Getting the bill was weird because the bar service was excellent and it took a while. Will go back for Rd 2.

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  24. JuliaC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server! Very Attentive! Delicious food! Will definitely be back!

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  25. PaulaL

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mariah gave us PERFECT service outside. Beautiful day, wonderful food enhanced by our AperolSpritz. A great way to celebrate summer weather!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menus and food does not equal the previous location

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  27. PensacolaDiner

    Tallahassee

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time to the new location. It was odd because we had a reservation, there were people waiting and yet only about 50-60% of inside dining was full. It seemed as if they were short handed. Waitress was really pushing an up sale for wine and desert and the service was incredibly slow. The charcuterie was great but all the fruit/veggies were pickled which one person in my party does not like. The order of lamb curry came out well done and cold, when the diner specifically requested med rare, so we had to wait while another entree was prepared. Maybe they were having an off day, but I think I'm going to give this one a pass for a couple months to see if this is a temporary thing. One thing to note, the decor is very similar to IRON so it does not feel like a unique environment.

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  28. KariF

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We selected appetizers and drinks before a 730 show. Waiter was serving inside & outside tables so it took a bit of time to get drink refills. Drinks were $15-18 each and very small portions. Open industrial space so very loud as restaurant filled up.

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  29. JohnF

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love UPH! Great appetizers and mains! Atmosphere is awesome and the seating options add more variety to the experience.

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  30. Birthdaygirl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent We ordered a brisket patty melt..super fatty and tasteless The salad was blah… arugula and Parmesan and vinegar Let’s say, we were terribly disappointed

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pimento cheese hush puppies, lamb curry, and the pork shank. Everything was delicious! The portions are huge! The service was excellent and the restaurant is stunning. We will definitely be back!

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  32. WandaD

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an early reservation at 4:45… The restaurant was not busy, and we placed her drink orders, which were slow to come, and then we ordered appetizers… We asked for a few more breadsticks, since we only got three with our muscles which never came… The food was Good… Not great but we had a great time with our friends so all in all, it was an average meal 

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food always! Never disapoints. Could do something about acoustics, it gets loud due to no insulation?

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing which makes up for the service. Our server was great but the bar staff is lacking in personality, attentiveness, cleanliness, and attention to detail. We sat for about 5 minutes before being acknowledged and there were dirty glasses everywhere. We eat here all the time so we know the food is good but they should really train their bartenders on the basics of customer service. It’s always below average, especially compared to neighboring bars/restaurants. More potential if they can get this aspect figured out. We love the food and vibe though. So glad they moved to a bigger space.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the portions were huge!

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  36. John

    Tallahassee

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to revisit the Union Public House when we arrived on Monday night. We had visited it a few years before and had really enjoyed it. They moved to a new, larger location since our last visit. We ordered the tuna tartare to start. It is served with a truffle soy vinaigrette. It was the best tuna we have had since we lived in the Keys. We decided to try the slow as molasses cured and smoked pork butt for our main. This was served with creamed corn, spinach, pickled red onion, and fried jalapeño. It pork was perfectly cooked and the rest of the dish really complemented it. The corn was especially good. The two dishes were so filling, we had to skip dessert even though we had really enjoyed their buttermilk pie on our first visit and had been looking forward to having it again. We both gave the Union Public House a solid thumbs up if you are in the mood for a delicious, hearty Southern-style meal.

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  37. Indy

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food; great service. We could talk but it was loud. Lovely night and celebration.

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  38. PaulM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good energy, great food, waitress was very good. Only critique would be a wall needed to separate serving area from main dining

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  39. RobY

    Mobile

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great evening. I can not recall our servers name, but she was perfect. This was our first visit at the new location and they’ve done a super job creating a more “upscale” environment while keeping the community pub feel. The Noise level is a bit high, but that’s nothin new, and is part of the ambiance. A lovely meal and wonderful start to our evening.

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  40. ErinW

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and did not disappoint! Delicious food and drinks, highly recommended!

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FAQs

The Union Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 1528 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 38 times today
Google Map for The Union Public House

36 E Garden St, Pensacola, FL 32052

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Garden and Jefferson
  • Neighborhood
    Pensacola
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is a private parking lot for guests, plenty of street parking, and additional parking in the grassy lot in the back.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Blake Rushing
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 607-6320
  • Catering
    We are available for catering. Please email office@unionpensacola.com with questions.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Chef’s Table is a private dining space with a unique view of the open kitchen concept allowing you and your guests a front-row seat to the culinary artistry that Union Public House has to offer. The Chef's Table can accommodate up to 16 guests. Please email office@unionpensacola.com for reservation inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    office@unionfl.com; Carey Stabenau: (850) 607-6320
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