Jimmy's Famous Seafood

4.5
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Since 1974, Jimmy's has exhibited a commitment to excellence in the restaurant industry second to none. Although made famous for our award-winning seafood and steamed hard-shell crabs, our menu also includes various tastes from all over the world, such as grilled lamb chops, a monstrous, savory prime rib, and barbecued baby back ribs. We have two seating areas - a casual, fun lounge and a beautiful dining room which is divided for those seeking to crack open some hot steamed crabs and those seeking intimacy. Seafood is flown in daily to ensure unrivaled freshness and to allow for new specials every evening!
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MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Jimmy's, even though we are long-time locals.
Wow.
Great food, style and vibe. Great to see a restaurant that makes extra effort in all areas.
Our server was Kat and she was delightful, charming and super efficient. She knew the menu and had a 1000 watt smile at all times. She is an absolute asset to Jimmy's.
Restaurant week $35/pp - Crispy Mac n Cheese with Ecstasy sauce - yummy; Greek salad was super fresh and best ever; seafood stack with amazingly fresh shrimp and BEST MONSTER crab cake plus dessert. Never in my life have I left with a shopping bag for leftovers.
We will be back soon.
One minor nit - dining room is noisy due to all hard surfaces, consider hanging a few sound absorbing panels in the ceiling between lights and black squares.
PS - love Jimmy's social media presence too. Stay true to your values and keep drinking the PETA tears....

HD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Server Lauren was great, food was great, need more light in inside

O
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at jimmy's was outstanding, we went with the Restaurant Week Dinner specials and we were really pleased. Everyone was very pleasant and attentive. We went on Friday night with a reservation, which I would highly recommend, it was packed.

KM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Service was good until we were done and our waiter took forever to bring us the check. The chairs are way too noisy and heavy. But overall always good food.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server took good care of us. Will repeat outside of restaurant week.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us during restaurant week. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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RA
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been blue crab pickers and crab cake people for many years. We ordered both the crab cake and a dozen steamed crabs. We have had several excellent crab cakes in restaurants, but Jimmy's are the very best. Eight ounces of pure crab deliciousness. The steamed crabs were large, very heavy, and cooked perfectly. There are some excellent value combinations and nightly specials during the week as well. Not only will we make Jimmy's a regular stop when we visit Baltimore, we will be having the crab cakes shipped to our home.

DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good.
The servers appeared to be covering too much territory to notice drinks needed refilling or to pick up the payment for dinner.
The thing that I found annoying is that they automatically add an 18% service charge "because they love their employees". Dinner for 5 adults and 2 children ended up with a $48 dollar extra charge tacked onto the bill. This for glasses that weren't filled, unavailable servers, and a bill that had to be hunted down. I did not want to leave $300 cash on the table but we were unable to locate the server to hand it to her. Ended up leaving it with the hostess. I suggest if Jimmy loves his staff so much that he pay their wages from HIS pocket/profits AND have enough staff on hand to cover his customer's needs.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded a day ago

Deb, thanks for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and can't wait to see you again soon.

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F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Crabs were terrible - had zero seasoning. The crab soup and coconut shrimp were ok but clams casino was awful. Service good!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and some feedback. We apologize if you felt your meals were not prepared to our usual high standards and hope to see you soon to give us a try again! Take care.

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bartender was awesome can’t remember her name but she was so patient and polite.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Nachelle, this is so great to hear! Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was wonderful. Valerie our waitress was exceptional.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Diana, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us and received phenomenal service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Do not go to Jimmy's Famous Seafood for brunch. Disclaimer: I have not eaten from their lunch/dinner menu.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded a day ago

Eric, thanks for the review. Not sure what happened with your brunch experience, but we hope to see you soon to enjoy happy hour or dinner! Take care.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy we went! My husband is a huge WWE fan and heard about this place from that. It did not disappoint and we can not wait to go back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Jami, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you learned about us through the WWE community and you truly enjoyed yourselves. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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WC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time at Jimmy's Famous Seafood. The atmosphere was really great, our server Val was on top of things, and the food was excellent. I definetily plan on coming back here next time I am in Baltimore.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, William! It's so great you received amazing service from our team and you truly enjoyed your meal and time with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Baltimore! Take care.

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SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The fried food tasted burnt. Don’t know if they use peanut oil but they should. The crab imperial apa. Was very good. The chicken parm was good.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Sandra, thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our chicken parmigiana with us as well as the crab imperial. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food delicious. Our initial order for oysters was incorrect, but that was quickly corrected. I enjoyed dining in an environment that services all people and treats everyone with respect. We traveled from Hampton Roads VA to eat as Jimmy’s and we weren’t disappointed.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Dontrell, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to hear you truly enjoyed your experience with us and indulged in your meals. We can't wait for your next road trip to Baltimore to see you again! Take care.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything needed on a Saturday brunch, good food, good drinks, and a great staff.

Looking forward to next time!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded a day ago

Steve, thank you for the awesome review! It's so great you thoroughly indulged in a Sunday brunch with us and we can't wait for your next visit. Take care.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jimmy’s is a legendary operation in the Chesapeake seafood industry for several reasons, and they live up to their storied reputation through their food and hospitality.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Devin, thank you for the amazing review and recommendation. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent as always. Bar staff ok drinks weren’t the best. Quick seating for reservation (after our entire party arrived). Good time

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Charisse, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time and meals with us! Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to your next visit.

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AS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server John was amazing, prompt and available to us. We were warmly greeted by a gentleman who opened the door for us as well as the hostess who promptly showed us to our table without a wait. Our guests were impressed by the food and service and gave their accolades to the chef upon leaving. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and highly recommend Jimmy's if you love fresh seafood!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Anne, thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! It's so great to hear of the amazing service you received from everyone on our team and that you and your guests truly enjoyed and indulged in your meals. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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M
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and we decided to try it out because it was Baltimore Restaurant week. During Restaurant week you can get a three course meal for $35.00 a person. It was a very good decision. The food was excellent and they didn’t skimp on the portions. The service was amazing even though it was a busy Friday evening. We will be returning and will recommend Jimmy’s Seafood very highly to our friends and family.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Moose, thank you so much for the amazing review and recommendations! We are thrilled you joined us for restaurant week and took advantage of the 3 course meals for your first experience with us. It's so great you truly enjoyed everything as we look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care.

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BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Started with a fresh & colorful salad, homemade dressing, caramelized scallops with mushroom & pea risotto, coconut key lime pie - MIKE DROP🎤

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Brian, thank you for the awesome review! We are thrilled you truly enjoyed your meal with us from start to finish. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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CN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as always delicious and the cheesecake was fabulous.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Carol, we are happy to hear you enjoyed another visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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H
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of seafood and meats.
Service was very attentive and Restaurant Week was a wonderful menu and value. The local rockfish was tasty and a generous serving.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Harry, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled you joined us during restaurant week and decided to indulge in the rockfish. We can't wait to see you again as you continue to try more things from our menu!

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CW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing (grilled oysters and soft crab poboy).
Kaitlyn was a fantastic server.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Cheryl, thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you received such amazing service from Kaitlyn and you enjoyed the grilled oysters and soft crab poboy. We can't wait to see you again soon.

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CV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Our waitress was awesome. Wish I remembered her name (Valerie?) Great personality, very attentive and great dining suggestions! A bit too noisy for conversation, though. Perhaps noise absorbing ceiling tiles!? Crab cakes to die for.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded 5 days ago

Christine, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you received such wonderful service from our team and truly indulged in our crab cakes. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful gem .... not to be missed on a trip to Baltimore

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review and recommendation. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went during restaurant week. My wife got the Rockfish stuffed with crab imperial. She loved it. Said it might have been one of the best seafood dishes she has had in recent memory. I had the seafood paella which was so delicious I ordered one to go. We both the the crab soup, it was so good. The caramel cheesecake is to die for. You should definitely go if your in that neck of the woods.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are thrilled you joined us for restaurant week and indulged in all things seafood with us. It's so great you ordered a seafood paella to go to enjoy at home and had room for our delicious caramel cheesecake. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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RC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

jimmys is an amazing spot to go for a great seafood dinner. If you haven't tried their crab cakes, you simply are missing out. The atmosphere is great and there is an excellent bar on both levels of the restaurant. Its also a great spot to watch the game and have some great bar like food if you aren't in the mood for a larger entree oriented dinner. We have never waited long for our food no matter how busy they got or how much we ordered. Ive been going to jimmys for the last 25 years and it went from an average local spot to "the place to be and eat!"

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 8, 2019

Roy, thank you so much for the amazing review and recommendation! We are thrilled you have been joining us for so long and supported Jimmy's every step along the way to get where we are now! It's so great you enjoy everything we have to offer and join us on many different occasions. We look forward to the many more visits to come! Take care.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If you are going to call your seafood “famous” it stands to reason that your seafood will be outstanding. Unfortunately for Jimmy’s, the seafood is famous in name only. There were some positives. The service was quick, friendly, helpful and accommodating. The cream of crab and half and half crab soup was very good. Things were downhill after the soup. The crab imperial which appears in many dishes does not belong on something being billed as a sushi roll. I know. If you want sushi, don’t go to a Greek seafood restaurant. My mistake. The seafood popcorn appetizer was all over cooked, over breaded and largely tasteless. The same can be said for all items on the seafood combination platter. All over cooked. The butterfly shrimp and halibut the worst culprits. They were rubbery and bland. The scallops were cooked properly. The crab cake, steamed shrimp and oysters were also over cooked. For the reputation and the price, it was disappointing. It also seems like bad form for the dining room manager to discipline a wait staff member in the middle of the dining room, loudly enough for guests to hear. It happened. Jimmy”s advertises the fact that it has been features 4 times on the Food Network. If they are not careful they may get a fifth appearance, this time on Restaurant Impossible. It’s a neat place. It’s just too bad that the food was less than “famous”.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback. We apologize if you feel that your meals were not fully prepared to our high standards, but it's still great you able to indulge in our half and half soup & scallops. Many people thoroughly enjoy our spin on classic sushi rolls, which may not be for everyone, but there is something for everyone on our vast, delicious menu. We look forward to seeing you again soon as you continue to try the dishes that landed us on The Food Network.

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m
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was very disappointed. Usually Jimmy’s is fabulous. Place was mobbed, service marginal, at best.

Food was terrible- sides were forgotten, softshells over cooked.

Ladies room was a disaster- trashcans full and overflowing on the floor.

We will be back, but am wary.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 9, 2019

Maggie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to learn of your most recent experience with us but do appreciate the feedback that we will discuss with our team. We look forward to your next visit to indulge in the Jimmy's you have come to enjoy. Take care.

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the meals were very good as was our server. One problem - I ordered the fried soft crabs that were listed a WHALES on the menu - NOT EVEN CLOSE.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 8, 2019

Jim, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and received wonderful service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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c
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was the absolute worst experience my family and I have ever had dining. We were a party on 11 and had a 3:30 pm reservation. The restaurant was not very busy at The time when we were there, yet I’ll food took nearly an hour to arrive! The quality of the food is not worth the money that they charge and overall out of 11 people and our table only three were satisfied with their meals (and those three were children)! I ordered the seafood combination platter which had rock fish, oysters fried shrimp a crabcake and spiced shrimp. The fish was not fresh and tasted like it was baked straight from the freezer- it was very mushy and over seasoned. I ate one bite of fish and one scallop and was highly unsatisfied with the taste and the quality of the food. I asked to speak to a manager who finally came out about 15 minutes later; in the meantime I sat there hungry and my grandson offered me his french fries. When the manager came out I explained to him the situation and let him know that the food was highly salty and did not taste well his response to me was that “he has never gotten a complaint on any food at his restaurant and that his restaurant makes the best crabcakes in the world.” I explained to him that that was his opinion and I am entitled to my opinion if I’m paying $50 for mail I should be satisfied he then told me that he would not take the food back and if I want to something else to eat then he would bring me another meal but I would be responsible for paying for both! My entire party was shocked and sat there speechless. He refused to remove the food that I had barely touched and allow me to choose something else in lieu, and I ended up leaving hungry, after paying the entire bill plus an 18% tip, which totalled about $300. I am positive that we were treated this way merely because we are an African American family. I observed how others patrons with white skin were treated and even greeted more pleasantly. Indeed the worst experience we’ve ever had!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Well worth the the hour and a half drive. And the PETA Tears were glorious!!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and indulged in some PETA tears. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BF
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 8 for brunch at noon on a Sunday in the bar area, but next time I think I may opt for the dining room. There were only 3 bartenders so they had their hands full, which is not a reflection of them. I think we may have been better off with a server in the dining room since the bar area did fill up rather quickly and the bartenders did the best that they could. The meals were delicious, but took a bit to come out which was hard because we didn’t order appetizers - maybe we will do that next time to hold our appetites over. When the food did arrive at the table, everything came out together so no complaints there. I do see what the hype is about because the food is so delicious: large portions, full of flavor, and I love the creativity to include seafood in different dishes. We certainly plan to return, thanks for a great experience.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you joined us for Sunday Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes. We look forward to seeing you again soon- and if you plan on dining in our dining room, make sure to call ahead for reservations! Take care.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was wonderful! Great food, great experience.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the great review, we are happy you truly enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, would definitely go back.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

This is so great to hear, thank you for the awesome review. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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L
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food and great service. Rene is the best server there and always takes great care of us!

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review, we are happy you enjoyed another experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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EP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the server was top-notch! Would definitely go back again

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Erin, thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you truly enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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s
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for restaurant week. Initial welcome and person who seated us weren’t especially friendly but our server more then made up for them. She smiled and was very friendly. She clearly wanted us to have a positive experience. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Pleasantly surprised by how pretty the restaurant was inside. Food was well prepared. The manager or owner, don’t know because he didn’t introduce himself, came to our table at the end of the meal to ask how everything was.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear of the excellent service our team provided to you and that you truly enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon to keep exploring and indulging in our menu!

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