11 Best Where to Eat in Puerto Princesa

If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Puerto Princesa, you won’t be disappointed.

From family-friendly restaurants serving the best of Filipino cuisine to upscale eateries offering creative takes on classic flavors, this city has something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for the best food in town, great prices, somewhere to dine with friends and family, or just a place to grab a quick breakfast, Puerto Princesa won’t let you down.

Whether you’re in the mood for a cheap meal or an affordable night out, the city has a number of options.

From local eateries to world-famous establishments, Puerto Princesa never fails to deliver tasty dishes and an amazing atmosphere.

So, let’s take a look at some of the best restaurants in town!

Address369 Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 945 298 7215
Phone NumberMonday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, Sunday: Closed
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Based on 1370 reviews

Real Customer Reviews at Kalui Seafood Restaurant:

Nicholas Butler- 06:11 04/02/23
Great restaurant with a large range of interesting pieces to enjoy while enjoying high quality food and beverage. A lot of thought and effort has gone into the decor and ambiance for this restaurant. A surprise around every corner. Photo opportunities available throughout. Great value for money. Will definitely be coming back here again.

Russo Mutuc- 10:26 02/14/23
This was my favorite restaurant we visited while passing through Palawan for a week. Everything about this place was AMAZING! The food was the bomb, like OMG good. The drinks gave it was ultimate experience. Now the place....Yo! I took so much pictures of this place, it was like I...dang I have to capture every angle of this place. We arrived early enough that there was only a few customers. Took pics that made it more "artistic" looking. I definitely rate this restaurant 5 stars and more!!!

B. Roy- 08:57 02/12/23
This word of mouth location, established by prior guide, has taken every detail attention for a culinary experience.Take off your shoes and step into paradise. If not reserved, prepare to wait. A wait worth it.The location is adorned with local aet and food prepared with care. Our waiter worked there for more than 20 years to put quality in context.Don't hesitate; just go, eat and be merry!

Duarte Fernandes- 15:37 02/11/23
Best restaurant that we tried in the Philippines! The seafood was amazing and the space was very beautiful! It was one of the best experiences we had in the country by far.Thank you so much for being so welcoming and I can recommend this place 200% to whoever reads this review.

Sandy Yang- 06:50 01/20/23
Nice food with affordable prices.Eggplant Tempura is highly recommended! It’s tender and juicy, and it comes with a Indian styled curry sauce which makes this dish more flavorful.The fish roll is also a great dish that you must try.
AddressPurok Centro, Barangay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 917 773 5553
Phone NumberMonday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Kajoels Restaurant:

Michelle Padrelanan- 22:40 04/20/23
Barefoot while dining - that was one of the things that made dining at Kajoels special and different.The place was magnificent! Once you enter, you’ll see a well-kept garden which invited you to slow down and relax. You’ll really have to slow down your pace so that you can take in the decor of the place.Once we passed the garden, we entered their foyer where we left our shoes in little drawers. Why? Because of the shiny wooden plank floors. The whole place was made of wood which were all lovingly maintained.Then there were all those art pieces that adorned the walls! There was so much to take in that you’d almost forget about the food!We ordered:Garlic butter shrimp - it was fresh, medium sized so one shrimp was filling and the butter garlic did not overpower the freshness of the shrimp.Cococtopus - octopus in coconut cream - tender octopus meat lying in delicious coconut cream sauceSeafood sisig - also very goodLaing rolls - Laing that was wrapped like fresh spring rollsIn general, the seafood was all fresh and good quality, the servers were attentive and friendly and the ambiance was relaxing.If you’re in Puerto Princesa, you shouldn’t miss this!

Ariel Orapa- 09:01 08/29/22
The place is very picturesque and clean. I love the concept of barefoot meal too. Yup, they will ask you to leave your shoes/slippers outside. But you don't have to worry because the floor is squeky clean. Even the restroom is clean. The food is great too.

Michael Maga-ao- 14:04 06/26/22
Great ambiance. It almost feels like you're inside a chalet. I think that their meat and seafood meals tastes slightly above the average quality.Great place for family and groups.By the way, you have to remove your shoes before entering the dining space.

Emeterio Ramos III (Emets)- 08:03 05/22/22
KaJoels is a must visit restaurant when you visit Puerto Princessa Palawan! I have learned this by askinv our tricycle driver and he recommended this place as most of the tourists come here because of the place and the good food. Indeed, it was truly a 5 star experience and will recommend this to my friends who'll visit PPC.The pictures of the reviews doesn't lie. Here are my food recommendations:Kajoels Fried Rice (Good for 4-5)Beef Kare Kare (Superb!!)Grilled Squied (Sulit!!)

Florina Riel-Fernandez- 12:33 03/25/22
Very beautiful restaurant - spacious, good lighting, good combination of art and nature.Great tasting food and the price is worth it. We ordered the Baby Back Ribs, Palawan Seafood Sisig, and Ensaladang Talong.Ambiance, service, food - all in all a good dining experience.
AddressPPHX+4V5, Abueg St, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 48 433 9912
Phone NumberMonday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Badjao Seafront Restaurant:

Nicholas Butler- 08:59 03/19/23
Great location, with the Restaurant built over the sea. Great entrance walkway with photo opportunities. Lovely views of the Mangroves and sea, while enjoying delicious food. Well priced comprehensive Menu. All in all a great life time experience. Would return to dine here again.

Kates Ante- 04:07 02/27/23
Worth-visiting when you visit Palawan. Highly recommended!They serve seafood, meat and vegetable dishes. Most of their food are surprisingly great most especially the SISIG!!The ambiance is SO REFRESHING! It is located by the Mangrove area so its windy, relaxing and has a great view.The staff is so hospitable and helpful. The only downside is their slow service.If you love seafood and/or Filipino cuisine, please come visit!!

Russo Mutuc- 10:03 02/14/23
We loved this place! We arrived late coming in from Manila. So we are dinner here. I was told when you see it during the day time it's totally a different experience. But the evening was also a nice experience. I love the whole concept of this restaurant from the long walkway into the place, the views from the tables looking out as the trees outside were lit. It was kind of magical seeing those lit trees. The food was absolutely delicious.On this evening, there local military was also enjoying the food. We even met the Governor of Palawan, which my family took a pic of.

Diana J. Limjoco- 17:41 11/15/22
One of my favorite places to bring visitors and eat. Walking past the mangroves, so important to the ecosystems here is very educational. The ambiance is so relaxing. The water is clean and clear it’s relaxing to watch the fish swim by. The food is also very good and they have a good variety sure to please anyone. Staff are friendly and helpful. Best to make a reservation before going and even pre-order from their menu online to be sure they will have what you want as it is indeed a very popular and iconic place to eat in Puerto Princesa.

Yoda Travels- 06:50 10/20/22
Our visit was before the pandemic, I guess we were too hungry that we forgot to even take a photo of our food. The view and ambience was awesome, it is a stress reliever and the food was really good, we ordered the seafood platter. The staffs are polite and the place is clean. We will really include this in our itinerary when we get back.
Address369, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 48 434 5194
Phone NumberMonday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Tuesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Thursday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Friday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Saturday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Kinabuchs Grill and Bar:

chinitowander- 12:38 04/26/23
Food was really good. Prices were good too. Very worth it. Serving was big. I couldnt recommend more. All in all. Very satisfied with the food and experience. I LOVE the ambiance and vibe for this restaurant. No wonder its top rated.

Mark Chester Goking- 12:34 04/26/23
Food 👌Service 👌Sad they do not serve crocodile sisig since covid. 😭Price 😍Lumpia shanghai does not have thick wrappers and costs only 120. Pretty good.Dinaing rice, kaldereta and gising gising were yummy! Sulit!

C Joy Carmelo- 01:17 02/21/23
We arrived late due to a delayed flight but were still accommodated. It's a good thing our friend made a reservation.We decided to sit in one of those tables with nothing but the starry sky above us. There was a cool breeze too.We ordered a lot and we finished all of it. Their sizzling gambas is a good beer match, but I'd rather my gambas in oil and garlic. Their adobong pusit was cooked to perfection, the squid they used was big and soft.Sinigang na ulo ng isda had that sour flavor I was looking for. The grilled blue marlin was lightly flavored, tender, and juicy. The tofu with eggplant was cooked with (I assume) oyster sauce so it had the umami.It's my third time in this restaurant and it always brings back good memories.

Daniel “Holidayniel”- 10:30 11/25/22
We enjoyed lunch here. Beautiful atmosphere, very kindly personal and a very good mosquito protection :DOur starter, the grilled spicy tofu and the main dishes were amazing delicious!Definitely a recommendation, thanks for that tip! 🙂

Zack Simpson- 07:13 08/01/22
Really a fun, lively place with good food and an amazing cocktail menu! The food portions are quite big and perfect for sharing. The cocktail menu has almost 100 different drinks! Good, old-timey music too.
AddressRizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 929 198 0805
Phone NumberMonday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Artisans:

Pia- 01:34 02/05/23
Me and my mom were finding comfort food because we had a tiring day and found this on Google Maps. We waited outside to be seated and a very kind employee asked us if it's okay to be seated on a shared table, we agreed as we didn't mind, couple of seconds later, he suggested we seat upstairs instead. The view was great, the food was ecstatic, the service was incredible, I cannot explain how satisfied and amazed we were with everything coming off as perfect. Thank you for the great experience and would come again if we visit Puerto Princesa again.

Caitlin Donnelly- 12:54 11/08/22
Impressed by this unassuming restaurant. Atmosphere is perfect and relaxed. Staff are super attentive and nice.The food portions are so big and tasty.Tip if you're ordering a brownie for dessert ask for it warm 😉 thank me later

Daniel Rizzo- 11:24 11/07/22
I'm super critical but easy going, been in PH for 7 months, difficult to find great western options even though PH food is so awesome and abundant, but this place exceeded expectations. Right away our waiter greeted us and suggested some ideas for the meal. I ordered some wine (not bad) and the chicken dish he suggested with an order of chicken quesadilla. They have numerous sauces, lots to choose from and I think they might make their own bread/tortillas. It was really delicious. I'd go again. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere rounded out the experience. Great for dates.

John Toby Candelaria- 10:55 07/13/22
Sir Kenneth really helped us choose the best meal to order based on our preferences. He really knows the menu. Look for their birria (beef, pork, or chicken) and lamb tenderloin. All items on the menu are good for two people. Worth every peso.

scubadiver overthehill- 06:00 02/01/22
In normal times this is my favorite restaurant in Puerto Princesa. No one in town has steak this good. Some items sound strange, like the Kimchi Burger. It wasn't something I would ever order on my own, but it was recommended & I tried it & loved it. It was huge & flavorful with just a hint of Kimchi. Every dish I have had there has been a delicious work of art. If the City government ever allows them to return to normal business, I will make a beeline back here.
AddressBarangay Sta. Lourdes, VP3Q+FJQ, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 919 836 6849
Phone NumberMonday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Viet Ville Restaurant:

abigail fernandez- 01:13 02/18/23
Chao Long is authentic! 👍 I appreciate vietnamese cuisine, however not all people will enjoy it. Very rich in flavor. I love their dishes except the sweet and sour fish. It's overcooked and dry. ✌️

Blesilda Visaya- 05:47 12/05/22
Super love the food especially the Roasted Pork Banh Mi. The crunch you experience at every bite you make and the sweetness of the roast pork is heaven. The Vietnamese Iced Coffee is the best.

Maria Nona Ortiz- 17:34 11/29/22
Last time I visit Palawan was over 20yrs ago so it was both nostalgic & refreshing to dine at Viet Ville once again. Authentic vietnamese food: freshly prepared, flavorful, generous servings, good variety of food, fast service, courteous staff, affordable meals.You can choose between the vietnamese noodles OR rice porridge with innards, beef OR chicken. 🍜Highly recommend you try the ban-mi sandwiches with tuna ~ crunchy on the outside, tender & juicy inside. 🥪🍲🍜🍲🍜🍲

Yoda Travels- 06:21 10/20/22
This review is a bit of a late post, we went here before the pandemic time, my 2nd time. Our first visit in the Vietnamese Village area in Palawan was like more than 37 years ago and I cannot forget how good the food was, this structure now was not even there. Vietnamese food is really one of my favorites. Though on our 2nd visit, I can say that the food already changed but doesn't mean it went too bad. Everything we ordered was all good for me. I will still visit again when I go back to Palawan.

Sheila Betan- 05:24 09/21/22
We liked their food and drinks. We ordered the lumpia platter, beef pho and iced tea with lemongrass. I was a bit disappointed with their pho. It wasn't like the one I had tried 20 yrs ago.(First time I visited Palawan and Viet Ville).
AddressPPPW+4XH, A. Rengel Rd, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 48 434 5804
Phone NumberMonday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Balinsasayaw Chicken Grill and Restaurant:

Jel Mar- 01:23 02/11/23
Very good food and affordable. Portions good for sharing. Friendly staff and ambience is cool. Love their halo halo. Will definitely eat here again during our stay.I want to give -5Star for Price increase of Halo-halo just after a day. From 135 the day before to 155 day after. HAHAHA INFLATION!!! 😂

Michael Maga-ao- 09:23 12/21/22
I have always loved their spare ribs. One of my favorite place since the time when famous fast food chains were not around yet in Palawan.

Amihan Antipolo- 12:42 05/25/22
A good place to enjoy time with friends or family, nice for group dining. The garden gives good nature vibe, although it might need additional lighting at night, too dark. The food is nice especially if you're into seafood. This recommended, especially having to survive the impact of pandemic.

Sukram Maps- 12:34 02/26/20
Highly recommended 👍. Very good food and friendly Staff. They love their job - customer very much welcome 👍 Affordable price

Divine Quinito- 14:53 01/08/20
I like the ambiance. Very Filipino. And kuya our server tonight was great.. too bad i didn't get his name.. friendly staff.. polite and good food...I enjoyed garlic rice, the crabs and prawns and grilled squid..i was hoping to eat inasal but there was no available already..soAnd I suggest chilled buco.. Pls.. it should be serve chilled or cool....
AddressKm 4 North National Highway, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 48 434 1721
Phone NumberMonday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at Ka Inato Main Branch:

Tracey Marshall- 01:24 02/09/23
We came here following a recommendation by our homestay hosts and we're delighted.The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, the decor was pretty and the food was tasty!We had the original chicken and the pork ribs which were really tasty and very tender.If we'd have been staying longer I'm sure we would have returned.

Amihan Antipolo- 11:25 12/27/22
A very good third option in Puerto Princesa after the likes of KaLui and KaJoel. Otherwise, it's a very good place of its own where you can have delicious rendition of you all-time Pinoy dishes

Ricky “Ricky” Molera- 09:37 10/28/22
One of my first resto this day, and wow, the foods are very good speacially inasal chicken. Foods are delicious. You know the most i love in this place? The good decorations and wooden furnitures. Im very happy to the staff also, very helpful

Emeterio Ramos III (Emets)- 10:24 05/14/22
The best option in case you want to try local dishes in Palawan! This one is a must try. The place is definitely instagrammable and the food is unexpectedly delicious! You should order their Chicken Wings Combo. I've also tried their shake and it's fresh! Will definitely go back here before we go back to Manila.

Palawan Van Rental & Tours- 05:00 12/29/21
They have limited staffs since the pandemic, thats why it took a while for them to serve the food. But nevertheless, its worth the wait. They have deaf employees so prepare to use hand signals. Dont worry, they have signage hanging on the walls on how to properly address them, kudos to the owner for giving them the chance to work. Portraits can be found on all the walls. The owner loves to play with all sort of colors, giving the place a vibrant glow. Their toilets are clean and well kept. Chicken is their signature dish.
AddressMANALO EXT. ROAD 295, BGY BANCAO-BANCAO, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 926 712 1244
Phone NumberMonday: Closed, Tuesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Wednesday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Thursday: 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday: 5:30 – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at CAPTAIN RIBS:

Katrina Yap- 22:23 02/10/23
We love everything we ordered. Ribs were meaty, very tender and flavorful. The cordon blue is was not dry, unlike others we've tried before. The outside was crispy and white sauce was really good. Serving size is good.

Dennis De Vera- 15:57 12/18/22
My date and I ordered nicoise salad and mushroom soup for starters and we didnt expect their servings were good for sharing. Not to mention the salad was delicious and fresh. Soup was thick and had a lot of real mushroom bits, a tasty soup indeed.We both had the bbq pork ribs for our main course because it was their specialty. Meat was so tender and almost falling off from the bone. Bbq sauce was equally delicious. Just what I prefer for bbq sauce, a little sweet and salty.Ambiance was cozy and relaxing with soft music - just perfect for a dinner date. Waiters were very attentive.This restaurant is a MUST-try when you come to Puerto Prinsesa.

Jeza Neth- 12:39 12/02/20
I ordered Pork ribs and i was shock of how big the serving is, it's delicious and soft, the meat can be easily remove from the bone. I will definitely recommend this place.They are also dog lover, they allow my dog inside, unlike other places and restaurants.

Gracelle Ann Lopez- 19:58 12/30/19
Food is a bit pricey due to the fact that most diners are foreign nationals. Amount of serving and taste are quite right for the value you paid for. Great place to chill with couches undernath the open night sky. 👍 Customer service is excellent by the way. Overall, one of my favorite place here in Puerto Princesa.

Troy H- 14:47 12/20/19
Ribs were very good—the most important part. The ribs were tender, yet still clung to the bone. The sauce was pretty good. The ambience is quite nice and the servers were very attentive. I would avoid the sausage—stick to the ribs.
AddressRizal Avenue, Extension, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 927 299 3718
Phone NumberMonday: Closed, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
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Real Customer Reviews at NomNom Comfort Food:

Johnny TheWhite- 06:39 05/03/23
Wow, NomNom! 👌 The best burgers from PPC and even Canada ( hehe ) ! You have nothing to envy from the biggest. I picked the Hawaiian hamburger, the mix with the sauce: salty & sweet.. so delicious, it was literally melting in my mouth. The fries were good too, not too salty, almost no oil, great job! Everything looked fantastic on the menu! We will definitely come back for a shake or another delicous meal! NomNom yummmmmy 🤤

Greg Y- 04:40 04/02/23
A very tasty burger and fries served in a clean environment. Friendly and attentive staff. Great for a burger fix before exploring the island. Prices are in line with quality. Go here!

Per lundström- 11:53 02/22/23
Probably still tasty, but they changed the menu a lot compared to the menu pictures I saw here in the reviews. For example no vegetarian food at all. Seems to be only hamburgers now. We had to go to another place as they didn't have the dishes we wanted from the old menu.

Mohammad Yashar- 05:47 12/27/22
Simply wow!This has to be the best burger in Palawan, just has to be!Looking at their prices, i expected the portions to be small, but i was surprised to find that the portions were decent, and the taste is simple amazing.I had the nom-nom juicy burger, and it was juicy indeed. Would 100% recommend

Jeff Dizon- 09:26 10/06/22
Friendly and very accommodating staff! Melty Way, served with cheese fondue, is quite good! A must try!
Address355 Dagomboy Village, Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Opening Hours+63 921 612 3778
Phone NumberMonday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Thursday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Friday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Saturday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Sunday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
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