Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 8 ratings

700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 496-3840
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    1 ratingJune 25, 2016

    Fairly awful. The options were burgers and corn chips. Ordered a cheeseburger on gf bun. Got a sad burger missing cheese, pickles and onions. Left pretty hungry.

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2016

    No allergen menu which is crazy, but waiter knew quite a bit about what was safe. Margaritas were good 😁

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2015

    Waiter was helpful and although they didn't have a dedicated menu, they do provide GF bread and buns.

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    2 ratingFebruary 24, 2015

    No longer have expanded gf menu. Disappointing...

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    1 ratingJuly 14, 2014

    Until recent changes, this was an excellent GF restaurant. They can no longer make GF fries or nachos, also said that the grill is cross contaminated. We were offered salads and declined. The Nordstrom Cafe saved the day!

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    1 ratingMarch 28, 2014

    Closed until April!!

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2013

    We visited Navy Pier for the day and had lunch at Margaritaville. My daughter has celiac disease, so cross contamination is a big concern for me. After talking to the hostess, so gave us a gluten free menu with appetizers, sandwiches (Udi's buns), and even a dessert. It was loud and at a busy lunch hour so I was nervous. Tyrone was our waiter and everything was easy. They had GF margaritas and cider. We had chips and dip for appetizer. My daughter had a GF hamburger and I had the cheeseburger. They have a designated French frier. All was delicious. We ended the meal with a gigantic GF brownie dessert. It was fabulous. There was a mistake with my order, but Tyrone had it on the table within 5 minutes and comped it from my bill. Very lovely establishment.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2013

    Navy Pier location - Dedicated French Fry fryer. Server could answer all my questions and everything was correct for a Celiac diet. Ordered GF cheeseburgers, fries and fish sandwiches.

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    4 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    A good amount of choices for someone with Celiac. Gluten free dedicated fryer! Loved the fries and had those with a great tasting steak! Did not get sick!

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    5 ratingNovember 17, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Pleasantly surprised by the level of care taken with my food once I mentioned I have Celiac. I spoke with the manager who brought out their chef to detail how things are handled in the kitchen. Had the catch of the day (salmon), which was delicious!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Good food and a knowledgeable staff!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    We had a great experience here. Had the fish sandwich topped with coleslaw and great jalapeno tartar sauce. Typical Gluten-free bun but the fries were great. The fish was grilled but tasty and substantial! Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Would return!

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    3 ratingOctober 30, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Okay food. Okay service. Expensive.

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    The waitress, Jessie was very helpful explaining the gluten sensitive features of the menu. They have dedicated fryers and segregated prep space. The manager came to the table and explained their food preparation procedures. The food tasted great.

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    1 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    They had a great gluten-free menu and I ordered the volcano nachos. 30 minutes later I am super sick. Ruined what should have been a great day.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    We were happy to see they had a gluten free menu and had plenty of options. We got an order of the volcano nachos and I got the cheese burger in paradise on a gf bun. The nachos were HUGE and amazing! The burger was average but the fries (made in a separate fryer) were perfect! We left there so full I never wanted to eat again but I didn't get sick at all so mission accomplished!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Excellent food and celiac friendly! Know what they are doing!

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Server was very knowledgeable and outlined the steps kitchen takes to ensure GF including Separate prep area. GF marked on menu. Shared nachos with my husband and they were very good.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Our first time eating here and we really enjoyed it! The atmosphere can be a bit noisy, as a heads up... choose your seating wisely. Menu-wise, they have dedicated gluten-free AND vegetarian menus! Such a plus. The green beans (vegetarian option) impressed us the most. Not overly salty or buttery, just a refreshingly balanced seasoning.

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Very yummy! Shrimp skillet appetizer was so yummy with gluten free bread! Gluten free menu and our waitress, Tiara, was so knowledgeable and caring!

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    2 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Good GF menu- however I ordered the chicken breasts and the chicken was still raw so they made me a new one and once again the chicken was raw. It was a shame because it looked like a good place for gluten free.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    I recently visited Pigeon Forge and decided to try Margaritaville. We ended up going twice during our trip. Our waitress was very nice and seemed to know about the importance of Gluten free food. I had the cheeseburger in Paradise and never got sick. Except for eating too much. Our second visit was a little different. Our waiter was nice and seemed to know a little about gluten free but he told me that someone would come and talk to me. What I am guessing to be the kitchen manager or someone along those lines came out and said, "so we have a gluten allergy / someone with Celiac Disease over here?" I said yes. he said " well you have no need to worry, just sit back and relax and we will take care of you. I will personally bring your food to you." i said thank you and we waited for our food. the food came out great and once again I didn't get sick other than eating too much. I plan to return during my next trip.

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    4 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137

    They have a great selection! Yummy shrimp and nacho appetizers and sandwiches. and a gluten free brownie! Atmosphere is wonderful!

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Awesome selection and knowledgeable staff

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    4 ratingSeptember 01, 2016

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Drunken shrimp skillet was very good! It came with gf bread and being able to dip it in the garlic butter sauce made me feel like a real person (I hope that makes sense) I also had the burger and fries, very good and even a gf dessert option that I'm currently too full to try but is a brownie and ice cream.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Fries are prepared in a dedicated fryer. Son didn't get sick. He had the burger with a gluten free bun & he said the bun was "decent" but was thrilled to be able to have fries!

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    I had the chicken sandwich and French fries. They use Udi's buns for the bread and they also have a dedicated fryer. They also said they have a separate kitchen area where they prep all of the gluten free food. The waitress was very knowledgable and very kind in answering in questions I had! The food was wonderful and I no sickness 😍😍

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    4 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Had the grilled chicken sandwich. Best GF bun I've ever tasted, my partner was worried it wasn't GF it was that good. Our waiter Chris was very knowledgable and attentive, reassured me that he will have a word with the chef as I'm celiac. Loses one star as he came out and told me there was an issue with the fries and I couldn't have them, but I'm glad he let me know!

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Enjoyed the GF grouper sandwich on a flavorful bun. Avocado and bacon accompanies the sandwich. gF fries too! I believe our server 'took care of me'.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    the safest place to eat at Mohegan Sun. Separate prep area, dedicated fryer. Had the grilled chicken sandwich with fries and it was really good but best of all, did not get sick!! Highly recommend.

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    3 ratingAugust 07, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    good place for a burger or nachos. Has dedicated fryer for fries. Staff is very well trained. Loses a star for having an amazing dessert on the menu but not carried anymore. Talk to Wyndham scammers enough to get free drink ticket with 25 purchase Update: 2 out of 3 good experiences. third we got onion petal fragments all over food. Nobody knew how it happened but we got a comp meal...

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Waitress was very helpful and understanding regarding my Celiac's disease. I ordered the Cheeseburger in Paradise on GF bun and fries. They use a dedicated fryer for the fries and they're always GF! It was very good and I felt "normal" being able to eat a bun with my burger!!! Recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Stopped by for a bite before leaving town. Still serving breakfast. The waitress Jessica was understanding and check with the kitchen before I put in my ordered . The kitchen even heated me a GF bun since bread wasn't a option.

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    3 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Two members of our party have Celiac. One ordered a gluten-free hamburger with fries and the other ordered a chicken Caesar salad. The gluten-free burger was prepared correctly however the salad came with croutons on it. The croutons were not gluten-free. The manager was sincere in his apology, however the damage was done. The manager did comp us a gluten-free brownie for the mistake. Aside from the croutons, the gf burger was good and so was the service.

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    1 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Food was marginal. Our waitress knew about the gluten free menu, but didn't know anything else. We had the nachos, a cheeseburger, a chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries between us and we both got glutened. :(

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Delicious grouper sandwich and fries from a dedicated fryer that didn't make me sick! It was such a great meal!

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    4 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Good selection on the GF menu including entrees, burger, fish sandwich, and some salads. Food is decent, I enjoyed the NY strip much more than the grouper which didn't taste fresh. I was disappointed with the margarita though!

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    1 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I would give 0 stars if I could! I was so excited to get the GF nachos. They tasted great, but I haven't gotten this sick in YEARS. Something was way off!

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    They had a lot of options and the fries were delicious! I am very sensitive and had no problems.

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    4 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Very good food. Staff was attentive to my wife's celiac. Nice atmosphere.

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    3 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    meh... it was ok. overpriced but they did have a gluten free menu. but the food was just ok. $15 for a gluten free cheeseburger in paradise or chicken sandwich. i probably wont be back with all the other choices around.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Awesome meal. Very knowledgeable staff

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    They didn't have a gluten free menu available, but the waitress was able to tell me what was gluten free, including drinks. I had the Volcano Nachos and they were super tasty. And I didn't get sick so that's a bonus! I was told their fries are gluten free too as they have a separate fryer.

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    1 ratingJuly 06, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    Saw online that they have a gluten free menu, which was the reason my family decided to come here. Got to the restaurant and found out that they do not have a printed out version. Spent 20 minutes on my phone to pull up the menu online only to find out that I originally saw the menu for the NASHVILLE location. They have different menus for each restaurant. We payed for our drinks and left. Felt like a bait and switch. Probably could have eaten but I don't like giving my money to a restaurant that makes me feel like I've been tricked. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. gluten free or not. (only gave one star because I had to)

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I ordered a cheese burger for my daughter and the bartender was very kind asking if she was celiac or just allergic because of the side dish, he gave us all the explanation, very kind

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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Had the taco salad from the gf menu and got sick. Don't think the chips are gluten free. I felt my stomach swell up immediately.

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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Had the taco salad and felt sick afterwards. Don't think it was gluten free. The chips made me feel very bloated. Don't think they are gluten free.

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    4 ratingJune 28, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    This was my first time at Margaritaville. We came for the gluten-free menu. I was only disappointed that the brownie sundae on the gluten-free menu is no longer available--we were really looking forward to it. We got the volcano nachos to share (must be a shared item because it is HUGE). I was disappointed that there is a bit a gluten-free kids menu, I was going to ask for the Jr cheeseburger sans buns and pick apples or carrots for the side, but we decided to share instead (she's 7). We maybe ate half of the volcano, but I'm satisfied. The nachos were $15.99 and i know would have spent a lot more for less food elsewhere. I got the blended Who's to Blame margarita. $9.75 Not the place is done at regularly, but on vacation with few other gluten-free choices, absolutely.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Excellent experience here, twice. Separate prep area for gluten free foods, and follows proper prep protocol (fresh gloves, utensils, etc.). Drinks are pricey - they trade off Buffett's name obviously - but you're in the tourist section of the harbor, so I lived with it. Fun fact: Jimmy's sister Lucy Buffett owns Lulu's in Destin. Check them out too.

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    3 ratingJune 24, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    Nothing spectacular here. Same old, same Old fast food fare and gift shops. Not really much to eat. Burgers without buns and potato chips. Don't eat their nachos. They are not celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Fantastic chicken sandwich and fries! Great staff. Didn't get sick.

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    3 ratingJune 17, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Food was reasonable and my celiac girlfriend didn't have any after affects from eating here, but we found the staff to be quite rude. We first ordered drinks at the bar, but after the bar staff couldn't understand 'coke' 3 times, he just didn't serve us the drink. When I went over after we ordered food (and forgetting to order the drink) I was told I'd have to ask the waitress and waited another 15 minutes or order it.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    We tried Margaritaville on the Vegas Strip last night. There is a good selection on the gf menu. Our waitress, Tess, caught my mistake of trying to order from the vegetarian side instead of the gf side. This small act saved me from a world of hurt. I'm so grateful for that. i ordered the volcano nachos. Do not order this if you are by yourself, you will never finish it. the portion is HUGE! And delicious. They have a dedicated fryer and are very careful & conscious when prepping food. I am so happy I have options when traveling. I am highly sensitive intolerant to gluten.

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    On holiday from the UK, the server had knowledge of gluten free items (I'm celiac) so have to be completely gluten free, great menu choice, gluten fee bun and nachos.

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    1 ratingJune 11, 2016

    1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    We went here for our last night of our family vacation....Huge mistake! They had a 2hr wait but we were willing to wait due to the fact that my sister and two yr old daughter both have celiac disease and had heard this place was good about cross contamination. We had a large group of 16. 6 of those being children. When they took us to our table they split us up (which was fine) but both tables were dirty. When we asked if they needed to be cleaned a passing waiter said "That's as good as it gets." Really??? Ok so we cleaned the table and sat down. My sister and I made sure we sat at the same table to make things easier about the gluten free order. Unfortunately it took them 15 mins to take our drink orders. The other half of our group had their drinks before we could order ours. The waiter did seem knowledgable about gluten free options and was able to assure us that the food was prepared in a separate area. We didn't get our food until 45 mins later! When the food was brought out my sisters nachos were wrong and had to be fixed. My daughter's hamburger was also wrong but by this point she was half starved and I didn't want to mess with it. The waiter explained to the other table that he was normally a bartender but they were short staffed which may have been the problem that the service was slow and food was wrong but still when you worry that things have to be done right so your not horribly sick later than this service is not what you want. I don't recommend this place! To expensive for the taste of the food and the type of service! I can't recommend that this place is celiac friendly when I'm scared in the horribly prepared food and the shortness of staff that they didn't screw up our food and contaminate it.

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Stopped here for lunch a few days ago. Had a great experience. Staff was knowledgeable about gf and were very accommodating - no eye rolls or acting like it was a burden. Had the Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries. It was pretty decent - not the best burger I've ever had, but it was a good solid, SAFE gluten free meal. Would recommend.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    My family and I went here for dinner despite another person saying they were contaminated. We did Not share his experience. We had a wonderful meal! I had the fish sandwich on a gluten-free bun and the French fries. ( Yes they have a dedicated fryer) We ended up eating there twice while in Gatlinburg and both times had a great experience with knowledge staff who were very attentive to our gf needs.

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Very accommodating to our food allergies. Out server was nice and checked on several items for my boys. They are gluten, dairy, and soy free and I am gluten free. They each had a child's hamburger plain with no cheese. One had lettuce on his. The had apple slices for sides. I had the chicken with mango salsa. They loved the burgers and my food was excellent.

Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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