About 8407 kitchen bar

8407 Ramsey Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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8407 kitchen bar in downtown Silver Spring is a welcoming oasis of comfort and casual sophistication. From the sleek and stylish bar/lounge on the ground floor to the warm and rustic charm of the light-filled second floor dining room. 8407 offers something to please all moods and tastes.

Executive Chef Justin Bittner's artisanal American menu features house made charcuterie, fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meat and game as well as sustainable seafood. Pastry chef Rita Garruba's desserts end the meal on the perfect grace note. The dining experience is welcoming with knowledgeable service in a warm and approachable atmosphere.

Not to be missed: Sunday Brunch, and Wine Lover's Mondays (exclusive 1/2 priced wine bottle selections for diners).

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday
11:30am-10:30pm
Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner 5-9:30pm

Friday
11:30am-midnight
Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner 5-10:30pm

Saturday
5pm-midnight
Dinner 5-10:30pm

Sunday
11:00am-10pm
Brunch 11am-2:30pm
Dinner 5-9pm

Cross Street:
Wayne Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 587-8407

Website:
http://www.8407kb.com/

Parking Details:
We are conveniently located next to the Dixon Street parking garage. Free parking available after 7pm Monday - Friday. Free parking available on Saturday & Sunday.

Public Transit:
We are a one block walk from the Silver Spring Metro (Red Line).

Private Party Facilities:
Our Wine Room is available for parties and can accommodate up to 60 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Nancy Hart: 3015878407x

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Restaurant Photos

Scallops
Roasted Beef Bone Marrow
Rohan Duck Duo
Fall Beet Salad
Fries
Blue Burger
Deviled Eggs
Fried Calamari
Corn Chowder
Wild Mushroom Soup
Red Wine
Pickles
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Bread Basket
White Wine
Ginger Ale
Ginger Lime Martini
Fields Of Athenry Lamb Tacos
Duck Fat Fries
Caramelized Pineapple In Cilantro Sauce With Coconut Rum Ice Cream
Duck Confit
Crabcake With Corn Chowder And Peas
Sea Scallop Ceviche
Burger
Charcuterie plate
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi
Grilled Asparagus Salad
Pickle Bowl
Bacon-wrapped, Chorizo-stuffed Medjool Dates
House Cured Bacon
Grilled Ribeye
House Made Merguez Sausage
Heirloom Beets And Radishes
Monkfish Wrapped In Prosciutto With Lentils And Roasted Beets
Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
Halibut W/purple Potatoes, Sundried Tomatoes And A Lemon Vinaigrette
Prosciutto (Housemade) With Tomatoes And Flatbread
Crabcake W/brussel Sprouts, Duck Ham, Carrots And Microgreens
Cuban With Chimichurri And Duck Fat Fries
Dates Wrapped In Va Ham With Cherry Glen Goat Cheese
Crabcake W/ Corn Succotash And Fava Beans
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Dante
Grilled Chicken Monterey Jack Cheese Sandwich
Tuna Salad
House Made Potato Gnocchi
Duck Prosciutto, Arugula & Apple Salad
Caesar Salad
Peanut butter brittle chocolate tart with curry vanilla ice cream. One of the best desserts I've had in a while.
All The Nom Nom Nominess
Smoked salmon
Virginia Ham Wrapped Dates
Goat Cheese Peppadew Peppers
cheese & charcuterie plate
Pan Seared Flounder With Beans
Lamb Tacos
Proscuitto Wrapped Dates
Tagliatelli With Spicy Lamb Sausage Bolognese

8407 kitchen bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Fit for Foodies (36)
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Good for Groups (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Scenic View (2)
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Food was terrific! Server needs to pay m ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined 3 days ago

Food was terrific! Server needs to pay more attention to her guests!

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I ordered a veggie burger. It lacked "c ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 17, 2016

I ordered a veggie burger. It lacked "character"; i.e., taste. It was accompanied by some lettuce and sliced tomatoes but it wasn't especially good. I ordinarily love whatever comes my way at 8407, so it was disappointing. Nevertheless, I will return.

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Overall good food nice atmosphere eclect ...

 
 (Amarillo)
·Dined on August 4, 2016

Overall good food nice atmosphere eclectic vibe

The service was really slow - it seemed too many tables per server

No street parking but public parking around the corner (have your quarters ready as the app and qrtag registration process did not work)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Of the few bars I've been to in Silver S ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 1, 2016

Of the few bars I've been to in Silver Spring - I liked this one the best. I liked their menu of drinks and it was good for a work happy hour. It was really simple, straight-forward bar food, but we liked the couple items we chose. The Georgia Peach Tea Whiskey Cocktail was really good, just slightly too sweet for me, but good! It's a cute building and spacious, with different types of ambiance depending on which area of the restaurant you sit in.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food was good and service was okay. The ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Food was good and service was okay. The salad came out incorrectly and was fixed when notified.

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Scallops were served poorly seared and s ...

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Scallops were served poorly seared and so undercooked that they were cold inside. A companion's pork belly was so salty that it was inedible. The pasta that accompanied the very expensive scallops was a congealed mess, a big lump of pasta firmly stuck together. One of the wines on the list was unavailable. Overall a poor experience.

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We really loved the atmosphere. The ambi ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 28, 2016

We really loved the atmosphere. The ambiance was great. The selection of food items was impressive. We were surprised to find a fairly empty restaurant at peak time on a Thursday night. Though after we got our food, we understood better. Our meals were just okay. I needed salt for my rice/beans under the eggplant - they were bland. My husband's tuna salad was hearty (lots of tuna) but he said the taste was nothing special. We think they ought to offer a more limited number of entrees but make them mouth-watering, crazy delicious to keep people coming in. It's a great spot and great deco - hope they stay open and do well!

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We enjoyed our meal greatly at The Kitch ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on July 24, 2016

We enjoyed our meal greatly at The Kitchen Bar would definitely recommend all to come out top notch A-1 service and menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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What happened to the 8407 menu? At one ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 10, 2016

What happened to the 8407 menu? At one time, they had great fresh healthy food - like a wonderful piece of fish with refined vegetables. This week-end, my fish dish arrived and looked like a mess -- too many different food items running together without refined flavor and too much starch. I hope that this was an individual instance, however I am concerned because the menu seems to have many more items than before without distinct refined flavors.

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Slipped a bit; used to be better (food a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 8, 2016

Slipped a bit; used to be better (food and service)

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I find this place to have a great cockta ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 7, 2016

I find this place to have a great cocktail list. The appetizers are interesting, and the entrees are straightforward and nicely prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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8407 is a valued resource in downtown Si ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 26, 2016

8407 is a valued resource in downtown Silver Spring despite the unimaginative name. The menu grew a great deal since we last visited, to 24-hours-a-day diner levels. The pricing increased too, unfortunately. Service was acceptable but not without several notable imperfections. What triggers this review is the shockingly unkempt state of the men's restroom. If we hadn't already eaten, we'd have left the building immediately fearing that 8407's approach to kitchen hygiene was equally sloppy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Went to celebrate my husband's birthday ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 25, 2016

Went to celebrate my husband's birthday with our 15 month old daughter. Meals were decently priced. Although our waitress was really friendly, the service was disappointingly slow :( the only kid friendly aspects are high chairs and kid's menu, but there are no changing tables in the restroom (plan ahead!).

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I love 8407 Kitchen Bar! The food is al ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 25, 2016

I love 8407 Kitchen Bar! The food is always delicious, and I love that they've now expanded the number of non-entree options (e.g., sandwiches, fish tacos). The drink selection is wonderful, the atmosphere is always festive, and I've always enjoyed great service. I love the energy there, whether sitting downstairs in the lounge, at the upstairs bar, or at one of the dinner service tables. We're lucky to have this in Silver Spring!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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The food was delicious, although some me ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was delicious, although some menu items were a bit pricey. My mother and grandparents loved their cocktails. The only issue we ran into was that we didn't realize that the restaurant was not handicap-friendly. We were seated on the second floor, and my grandparents have trouble with stairs. The restaurant was kind enough to let us leave through a door on the second floor, though, which my grandparents sincerely appreciated.

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8407 Kitchen Bar has what it takes for a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 19, 2016

8407 Kitchen Bar has what it takes for a great dining experience: a very good chef. We've been to

the restaurant for dinner and brunch and were very pleased each time. The ambiance is great and the lay out very functional. The wait staff works hard to keep customers satisfied. We highly recommend the restaurant.

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Excellent food and service. This was a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 15, 2016

Excellent food and service. This was a dinner meeting so the atmosphere was very appropriate. Quiet without a lot of overwhelming interruptions by the server.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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The start of the evening was uncomfortab ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on June 13, 2016

The start of the evening was uncomfortable; there appears to be no close parking. Around the block, there is parking, and it turns out that there is a "secret" path almost directly to the 8407, which I used when I left.

The Hostess was amiable and smiling. She told me about the path to parking. Once seated, the waitress appeared almost instantly, and she, too, was amiable and smiling. Water and bread were served quickly. After a few minutes to read the menu, the waitress re-appeared, and I placed my orders for dinner and my drink. The drink was served quickly, and it turned out to be one of the best I have had in a long time. I discussed it with the waitress, who also prepared the drink, and she expressed herself clearly and appreciatively.

The food was trout prepared in a way I had not seen, which was excellent. The vegetables were fresh and well prepared; the fish was very slightly over-cooked, but tasty; the presentation was well done.

I ordered dessert, bread pudding, which was a bit too sweet for my taste, but it wasa well prepared.

The meal was well done and memorable.

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Something's changed

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 11, 2016

This restaurant was a personal favorite of mine for a long time however on this occasion, i was left disappointed. I had raved about this place to friends as the quality of the food and the ambiance were just exquisite. On arriving, they let us know that upstairs was closed but that we could expect the exact same menu as upstairs. I opened the menu and was really confused. The menu has changed and had seemed to have expanded somewhat. My girlfriend's meal was barely edible and she had also liked this place on the numerous previous occasions we'd been there. Something definitely has changed - either the chef, ownership or both.

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It was OKAY

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 5, 2016

We went for brunch. There was no kid's menu. They offered to bring a half a portion, but we still paid full price. The shrimp and grits was VERY greasy, like a big vat of grease was poured atop the grits, and the sausage wasn't very good either, but the shrimp was cooked well. I will say that the calamari was good and the mimosa was also good. I would probably go back for a drink, but would not eat there again.

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Try it!

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 3, 2016

Great tuck-away location. Plenty of parking in the local public garage. This is one block from Silver Spring metro. The menu is seasonal. The service is great/friendly and the price point is about average of most places in the region. For two no wine or bar drinks, the bill was under $50. This place can get busy after 5p for happy hour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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I do not remember the name of our server ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 2, 2016

I do not remember the name of our server, but she was simply outstanding. She made suggestions, explained how items were prepared, but most of all she did not rush us. Her warm smile just made it a delight to be serviced by her.

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Great space for a business lunch

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on June 1, 2016

Great food, quiet area upstairs to be able to talk and not scream at your client

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Great as always

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 28, 2016

My wife and I always enjoy 8407 for special occasions and they recently expanded their menu. This time we took our son, his buddy and my visiting mom for a family dinner out. The hostess graciously moved us to a different table since we preferred a window, the waiter was friendly and attentive but not overbearing, the food was excellent, and the dinner conversation was easily heard without competition from other nearby diners. Thanks!

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Must be new owners. This place is a sh ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 27, 2016

Must be new owners. This place is a shadow of what it once was. Used to be a small menu, but almost everything was good. Now it has part of the old menu pasted on to the new menu. The new menu is extensive, but almost everything our party of 10 ordered was substandard. We used to go there once a month. I do not plan ever to return.

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Still nice, but not as before

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on May 15, 2016

Nice for the neighborhood; but somehow not a great as it used to be. The duck was mediocre, used to be a signature dish. And they were out of our first 2 choices of wine. Still nice vibe and good service, but needs a renewed focus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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Best restaurant in Silver Spring!

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 15, 2016

We love, love, love 8407 Kitchen Bar. Whether it's happy hour at the bar downstairs with friends, or a date night upstairs in their dining room, it never fails to meet/exceed our expectations. The additions to the menu have been great over the past couple of months. We're sad that we're moving soon and won't have this place around the corner to go to anymore!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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The service was extremely slow. We were ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 13, 2016

The service was extremely slow. We were never checked on and felt as though we had to ask for the condiments, for our drinks to be refreshed. Also we were in a group of 9 and one person did not receive their meal until everyone else had already finished eating. We informed the restaurant prior to our arrival 1 week in advance that we were celebrating 3 birthdays and they were never acknowledged. Just wasn't a good experience. I will say that the hostess was very friendly and accommodating and the restaurant's ambiance was very nice.

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I enjoyed my time here catching up with ...

vip
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on May 12, 2016

I enjoyed my time here catching up with a friend, but I'm not sold on visiting again. The food was delicious, the selection of wine/beer/liquor was solid and the staff friendly. I felt, however, that both the food and drink were very overpriced for the portions. Additionally, it rattled me that the bartenders constantly threw dishes as they were bussing the bar hastily into the bus bins. They didn't place them in there...they seriously dropped them creating very startling moments for the patrons around. I thought the first time was just an accident, but sadly, it was a common practice. Again, the food and booze were yummy and I didn't have a "bad" experience, just not one that would make me itch to return.

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Great menu - the ahi tuna salad was a de ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 10, 2016

Great menu - the ahi tuna salad was a delight. Very good selection of reasonably priced wines

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One of the best restaurants I have eaten ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 10, 2016

One of the best restaurants I have eaten at in Silver Spring, MD. Great food and ambiance! Wide selection of wines as well.

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We had not been to the restaurant in man ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 9, 2016

We had not been to the restaurant in many months. Our dinner was so enjoyable we will need to return more often. Our party of six was comfortably seated at a round table...great for conversation. Wine and drinks were very good. Dinner was outstanding. The wait staff and the manager, Katy Khodayar, were friendly and attentive. We look forward to coming back soon.

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Usually a great experience.

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 8, 2016

I really like this restaurant. The experience is often great. However, on special occasions or holidays (i.e. Mother's Day or Valentine's Day), it might be helpful to check in with the restaurant before arriving or making a reservation to see if they're offering the pre-fix menu only.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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Love this place

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 8, 2016

This was my second time coming here, first time for brunch. Took a chance with it being Mother's Day, and was not disappointed. $35 3-course meal was a great value, and good variety of options. Would love to come here for a normal brunch sometime.

Service is fairly casual, but our server definitely hit the mark and was pleasant throughout our meal.

Looking forward to dining here again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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Fair. Didn't seem to have their act together.

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 7, 2016

For a restaurant that's been in business for about 6 years they didn't seem to have their act together. The cocktail was fair. I ordered one of their specialty drinks and it didn't have a lot of flavor. Our main entrees and salads came out together which is a cardinal no-no so we told our waiter that the main course will get cold by the time we eat our salad so he took them back. When he brought them back they were lukewarm (clearly had just been put under a heat lamp). He took them back again and when they came back one order of lamb chops that was supposed to be medium rare was overcooked. The presentation of the dishes was nice but the flavor on each of the things we ordered - (oysters, lamb chops, steak diane, and cod) was fair. They were all a little bland. It was too bad because it seemed like it should have been very good. The waiter was very nice and they did take half off our entrees which was very nice.

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Good service and great food!

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 7, 2016

We came to the restaurant for my dad's birthday and had a great time! One of our guests did not like their meal, so the restaurant gave her the option of selecting another dish. Everyone else's dishes were great and we really enjoyed our time!

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Meet-Up with Friend

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 6, 2016

I had a lovely time at 8407 Kitchen Bar. I live in the Solaire and met up with my friend who grew up in Montgomery County there. She informed me it used to be a club and she participated in a modeling contest there about 20 years ago. How cool! The service and food were excellent. Next, I'll return with my husband!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Not good food anymore

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on May 4, 2016

This used to be a great place but the last two times I went, the food was horrible. I had meat that was indigestible. And both times Vrecently, the server never asked how the meal was.

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Enjoyable Sunday brunch

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on April 24, 2016

Spur of the moment choice for brunch last Sunday. We had been to 8407 before for lunch and dinner and knew the food would be reliably good, the service efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere pleasant. I had the shrimp and grits, and except for a mix-up with my order that delayed its arrival, it was a great choice--delicious. DH had at the deviled eggs and a grilled cheese, bacon and tomato sandwich. He was happy with his sandwich and had room for key lime pie for dessert. To make up for the delay with my entre, they comped a cappuccino which was appreciated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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fun, lively place

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great service and nice feel - cool space with exposed ceiling. Food was ok, not great. Stay with staples like nachos, burgers and shy away from fancy stuff. Nice diverse menu.

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