Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 14 ratings

2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 415-1200
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2017

    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will come here again.

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    4 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    LSF was recommended on a travel Website and was a quick 2 min walk from the Hilton. The server, Meredith, was bright and bubbly, and very passionate about the food and restaurant, especially the Gluten-Free options. On her recommendation I ordered the GF Fish and Chips and their GF beer. Being from NZ, I am always a starter for good F&C. Their attention to the many GF options and to food handling is outstanding. F&C looked great. But lacked flavour (needed salt and 'something' in the batter). Onion straws were dry. Chips the stringy McDonald type and a bit cool. GF beer was great. I will go back, but probably opt for the Snapper, which looked great at next table.

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2016

    Absolutely fantastic! Everything from the GF buns to the GF fried fish to the GF crispy risotto cake and GF braised greens with bacon was superb. Manager personally checked the food and delivered it to me. Can't wait to eat here again!!

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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2016

    Nice selection of GF. Manager reviews all orders. The GF buns are amazing!

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2016

    Gluten free options AMAZING! I had fried fish and chips too with fried onion strings and I almost cried! It was really good even for my non gf husband. He said the batter was perfect. 👍🏻. The salad was fresh and tasty and the GM brought over hot gluten free rolls with butter which were the best gf rolls I've ever had. Still a little drier than regular, but with butter on the top you barely notice. He explained that from their point of view many are trying to avoid gluten and desire more healthy eating, so they are doing their best to meet the need. The gf options on the menu were extensive. Each item that could be made gf had a little icon beside it making it very easy to scan the options. My husband said the clam chowder was really good too. The fish and chips were $20 which is a bit high, but when I tasted it, it was amazing. The price might limit me from visiting as often as I'd like, but I'll be back!

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2016

    One of the best GF restaurant experiences I have ever had. GF rolls were brought out for me and the manager brought out each portion of my meal. They also have separate oil and GF breading if you want anything fried!

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    The staff was extremely knowledgable. The menu indicated what could be made gluten free which was the majority of the menu. We had the crab cakes, risotto cakes, and French fries.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    Best gf safe meal in long time. Fried seafood platter was great. Manager explained the oil and breading and brought everything out himself.

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    5 ratingNovember 09, 2014

    Great gluten free spot. GF menu; GF bread; GF-trained staff.

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    Wow!!! I cleaned my plate for the first time in years while out to eat!!!! GF fried scallops, jasmine rice, garlic/onion cauliflower..... Delicious! Also had a "lite clam chowder" that is gf; it was good as well but scallops come first! :) GF beer as well as cider. Highly recommend. Was worth the extra $$

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    Really enjoy all the gluten free options and love the fact they bring out gf bread!

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2013

    Huge GF menu. They really do an amazing job! The manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was perfect. Always a favorite spot!

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    5 ratingSeptember 10, 2012

    Very good food. Very good service. They really understand how to be gluten free.

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    2 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Gluten free rolls were great, and the fried shrimp appetizer was good, but they ran out of half the stuff on the menu on a holiday weekend and the seafood casserole was pretty much tasteless. Probably won't come again.

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2017

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Always a favorite, never disappointed!

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    4 ratingFebruary 02, 2017

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Happy with my visit. I had a crabmeat sandwich (because it was $10 cheaper than a lobster sandwich). It came on a soft, warm, flaky GF bun. I'm told the fries are safe, but I think they serve some other breaded and fried things. Regular menu is clearly marked with things that are or can be made GF. Much appreciated! Many options. Sandwiches are reasonably priced . (Most are $15-25). Some reviewer said the whole kitchen is GF. That's not true.

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2017

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    Their fried seafood platter is such a treat and they have amazing gf rolls. You may have to ask for them up front. Love Legal!

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    2 ratingJanuary 28, 2017

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    Menu lists gf sandwiches without any reference to no gluten free buns or rolls. So basically it's a pile of food on a plate. The manager, Juan, was cordial in telling us we should have known. Again, they are sold as gluten free Sandwiches but the menu says nothing about no gluten free bread or rolls for the sandwich to come on. What a shitty experience, LS used to be outstanding with gf.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    They have great gluten free options here. The staff is very knowledgeable about avoiding gluten and celiac disease, at least our waitress was. They even have gluten free dinner rolls! Which are delicious.

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Son loves the GF bread served with other breads before the meal. He said, "it's amazing!" Waiter VERY knowledgeable of ingredients, and asked questions about other food allergies.

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Helpful with avoiding cross contamination and involving chefs/managers if you bring up concerns to the server!

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    950 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026

    Was really wowed by attention to detail on cross contamination. Server asked if the grill was ok or if I needed a clean skillet. Despite being quite busy, the manager was alerted and delivered my meal personally. Delicious food and great cocktail menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2017

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Knowledgeable staff, great service (gf food served separately) and a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Most important to me, no symptoms. Truly gluten free dining. I highly recommend this restaurant and location.

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2016

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    All GF foods are clearly marked and the server was very knowledgeable. They have a dedicated GF fryer and warm dinner rolls before dinner. Amazing food and I did not get sick!

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    Great gluten free buns and fish and chip done in a dedicated fryer. Big portion too. I couldn't finish it!

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    3 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Had the steamed shrimp, broccoli and rice It was a lot of food. Warm GF rolls Always a safe place to eat

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    5 ratingDecember 04, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    so many GF options. their GF rolls are amazing!

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    5 ratingNovember 15, 2016

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Gluten free rolls are amazing along with anything fried in tapioca flour!!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    so happy to eat a gf fish and ship, Amazing, great restaurant

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2016

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Love love love!!! Lots of great options, me and my mom swear by this place. I am allergic to dairy and gluten so eating out at a place I can enjoy safely can be fairly daunting. I let them know and they told me if they could do certain dishes. Gluten free dishes are clearly marked with a little leaf. I cannot eat the fried foods as the batter has dairy, but i can appreciate gluten free fried food even if I can't eat it! I had the snapper verde with fries and spinach and it was AMAZING. Food is pricey so be mindful, but if you can swing it then it is very worth it!

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    So excited to have been able to eat here on my first trip to Boston. Fantastic experience and even better food. I will be returning as often as I can!

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    dedicated fryers, knowledgeable staff, gf beer, gf menu. I've eaten here tons of times and I think it's the most celiac friendly restaurant in Boston. the manager always personally brings out your food if you have celiac disease.

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    The fried items marked GF on the menu are cooked in a shared fryer. Our server made us aware of this prior to our order, so we were able to avoid these items. I wish they would mark this on the menu. Beyond this issue, my experiences at the Legal Test Kitchen in South Boston have been overwhelmingly positive. The servers are very knowledgeable, the restaurant offers good gluten free rolls, and GF items are delivered separately to the table by the manager. Lots of good menu options.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Great service. Sooo gluten free friendly. First time in over a decade that I have been able to order fried calamari. So good. Gluten free clam chowder also good, says my husband. Hassle free, delicious. Wish we had a Legal Sea Food in California.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Tons of GF options (even rolls beforehand!), the staff was friendly and accommodating, and the manager even brought out our food and made sure everything was fine. We'll definitely be back!

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2016

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    This is the only place in the Metrowest area that I know that has gluten free baked stuffed lobster and it is truly delicious!! Gluten free calamari is awesome and the sides available are excellent. This may be pricey to some but it's worth every dime if you want to really enjoy a tasty gluten free meal.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2016

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    A very nice experience. The newly remodeled interior & some interesting additions to the gluten free options makes it worth another visit. Now the regular menu is marked with an icon to help you make selections.

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    delicious food! really good with our family's gluten and dairy allergies! an amazing meal!

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2016

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Food was great (fried calamari! Fried risotto cakes!) but service was even better. Our food was brought out by the manager and she confirmed that it was all safe to eat. Expensive but worth it for peace of mind.

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    1 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    No GF buns or rolls. GF pizza crust not delicious.

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    4 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    This is the Oysteria location. The staff was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Their fryers are completely gluten free and many of their non-fried menu items are as well. They would get 5 stars from me if my pizza crust was cooked all the way. That was the only problem here. Loved the staff, the atmosphere, and the food.

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    4 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Fish was good. Fries were ok not fresh cut. No problem with gluten. Waitress aware. Overall good experience with good GF options.

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    2 ratingSeptember 08, 2016

    2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

    I have a toddler with Celiac's. When I asked our waitress if items on the children's menu could be made gluten free she looked at me as if I had 2 heads. She then huffed off to go check with the kitchen. I ended up ordering mashed potatoes with the meal and she rolled her eyes at me and asked if mashed potatoes were gluten free. I told her they should be since it's usually potatoes, milk and butter. They did bring my son out a gluten free roll and the manager brought us my son's plate and checked in with us a couple times to make sure my son liked the meal. If not for the rude waitress it would have been an enjoyable dining experience.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Many options for Celiacs, fried options too and even offer gluten free rolls.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Saturday night (September 3, 2016) we were seated at the second floor for our daughters engagement party. I have celiac disease, (autoimmune disease to gluten) I cannot eat out often because of cross contamination issues in kitchens of restaurants. I called a few days before the event and spoke to Randy the manager. He assured me he could provide me with a safe meal. I placed our order with him over the phone. When we arrived, Randy and our waiter (can't remember his name) could not have been more accommodating. They met with me prior to taking orders, reviewed everything, brought my food and drinks out separately, reassuring me throughout the evening. And they did it discreetly as none of the other guests were aware. I can not tell you how grateful I am for having this experience and that Randy went above and beyond to make my food safe. Right down to dessert! You really never know until after an hour of eating if everything has gone safely, but yes it did. To be able to enjoy my daughter and future son inlaws engagement gathering, was the biggest gift Legal Harborside Dining could have given us. Thank you Randy for all that you did. I appreciate it more than you ever know. Sincerely Maria Newman

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    1 ratingSeptember 06, 2016

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    I have gotten sick here twice. The first time, I'm not sure what happened. The second time, they used the spicy breading instead of the gluten free one. Both times were during slow times of day. The afternoon wait staff seem disinterested. I have never had a problem with the one in short hills even though they are much busier.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2016

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    A rich GF menu amd the waitress seemed very familiar with gluten issues. She was supportive when when we asked for a glove change. She took it upon herself to offer our kids GF rolls which my son enjoyed a great deal. They were willing to make items on the kids menu from scratch for the kids also. The manager delivered the GF dishes. Great experience.

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    The GF rolls were awesome! They had a GF grilled shrimp meal for kids that was not on the menu with GF fries and corn on the cob. My daughter was happy with her meal. Great choice for a celebratory meal out.

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    5 ratingSeptember 01, 2016

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Brought my kids (both have celiac) to Legal Seafoods for lunch today. They were able to make the fish sticks and the chicken tenders from the kids menu completely gluten-free and safe from cross-contamination for my kids to enjoy. French fries were also gluten-free and in a dedicated fryer so they were safe. After a few bites, both my kids jumped up in the booth and shouted we "love it here"! So excited to finally find a local place our entire family can enjoy.

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    2 ratingAugust 30, 2016

    1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

    Out of crab, no rolls, no fried options inside terminal b gate 29

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Since 2005, Legal Seafoods has been celiac friendly as they don't use flour at all. Both of our young kids have Celiac and eating at Legals was such a treat. All their seafood, french fries, chicken fingers, etc are safely gluten free! They also serve GF rolls which were delicious. No need to worry about cross contamination here. The food was all delicious, as always! Now we just need a Legals in CT!

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    4 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Amazing food, huge portions and very knowledgable of celiac. Lots of choice!

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

    They get it! Many menu choices including all the fried things! We had the fisherman's platter and chef's choice of grilled fish/seafood and then went back for lobster roll! All orders go through the manager. Excellent service. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Almost every menu item has a gluten free option!!

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    3 ratingAugust 19, 2016

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    As others note, thus location is NOT celiac friendly, although the current menu notes some fried foods as GF our waiter pointed out the coating is GF BUT only one fryer! You can get GF rolls and the grilled seafood, but disappointing when you had heart set on fried calamari. Our waiter was great and very accommodating so I give 3 stars for that but if in Seaport go to regular Legals across the street

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    4 ratingAugust 19, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    We were at the World of Coca Cola (Centennial Park and Acquarium) so lucky to find this good fish restaurant so close. We were told that the manger is very aknowledge with GF and being Celiac, so every plate will be double checked before being served. I decided to trust them and let my daughter have fish and chips. They brought her some GF rolls which she enjoyed hawith butter. For some reason she didn't like F&C, but didn't get sick, so I think it was only her personal taste.

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2016

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    I have craved fried seafood since I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year. I was so excited to see that they offered gluten free battered seafood and that they take fantastic safety precautions against cross contamination. The food was delicious, they even had gluten free rolls and croutons. It may be pricey but it was totally worth it!

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    1 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Hi I'm Morgan and like most of you I have celiac. Not to long ago we went to Legal Sea Foods for a family event. The hostess said that they were 100% gluten free and that I could even get fish and chips! I was thrilled! When everyone ordered I assured our waiter that I had a severe gluten allergy and ordered the fish and chips. They were delicious! Until on the car ride home we had to stop for you know what! I was up sick all night! When I was up to the task and called the restaurant. The manager was truly very upset about it and gave us a 75 dollar gift certificate, but I don't think I will be going back anytime soon!

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    4 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    I make sure I visit one of their locations whenever I am in town. Delicious gf fish and chips and gf dinner rolls.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Wow!! That's all I have to say. It is by far the best seafood I have ever had. I actually over ate, I liked it that much!!!!! The service was amazing our waiters were friendly and the manager brought out our gf food. What a meal by far the best gluten free food in Washington D.C. GF dinner so far!!!🍤With gluten free fried shrimp. Yum Yum!!!!🍽🍤🍤Lots of options.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Sooo good! Bring out gf rolls which are amazing! They can make almost everything without gluten! Fries have dedicated fryer! They also can make fried seafood gluten free! I wish we had one of these back where I live!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    My favorite chain on the East Coast. Fabulous fresh seafood, dedicated fryer, the only place I know of for gfree deep fried calamari, shrimp, fish, etc. Salads are wonderful variegated fresh greens, not wilted iceberg business. Fish at this location was the best ever!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Awesome and knowledgable

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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