Wholly Joe's

★★★★☆
  • 1182 E Powell Dr

    Lewis Center, OH 43035

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  • 614-430-9441

About Wholly Joe's

Hours
Monday Closed Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Been there 3 times, and have spent a LOT of time in the Windy City, so will most likely not to go back. First visit, we had the dogs. Not bad, but way under spiced, actually, bland. And frozen fries? Please.

2nd visit, was the deep dish

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★★★★★

Been there 3 times, and have spent a LOT of time in the Windy City, so will most likely not to go back. First visit, we had the dogs. Not bad, but way under spiced, actually, bland. And frozen fries? Please.

2nd visit, was the deep dish

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I am from Chicago when I visited Columbus I went to Wholly Joes's They have very good food Anytime I am in Columbus I will eat there again

Denise Peters

2
★★★★★

I am from Chicago when I visited Columbus I went to Wholly Joes's They have very good food Anytime I am in Columbus I will eat there again

Denise Peters

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This place is great at what they do. The dogs and Italian Beef are great and a must get. I stumbled across this place and have been a loyal customer there.

2
★★★★★

This place is great at what they do. The dogs and Italian Beef are great and a must get. I stumbled across this place and have been a loyal customer there.

Pros: Food and Service are great

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I just recently found this place and I was pleasantly surprised by the Italian beef sandwich. If you've had one in dowtown Chicago and are looking for the real deal here in Columbus, try this place. The service is good and I'll definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I just recently found this place and I was pleasantly surprised by the Italian beef sandwich. If you've had one in dowtown Chicago and are looking for the real deal here in Columbus, try this place. The service is good and I'll definitely be back.

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Ok, Here's the deal. I lived in Chicago only for a short 3 years. The biggest thing about the Chi is the food. I love a cago style dog. mmm nothing better. Wholly Joes is based off of the Chicago based Portillo's Hot Dogs However, this place can not compare. Now, Joes is a resturant but A Chicago style it is not. If you've never eaten Chicago food you wont know the difference. You'll believe it great because it is different. Dont get me wrong my first visit I met the owner, very nice man but its been about two to three years since that first visit and I have not returned. I would rather fly or drive to Chicago for the real thing and Yes, Ive dont that multible times. If maybe they would try to use what everyone uses in chicago it be a great place to eat. Like the same meat and also use only the fresh ingredients. Well, thats my view on it.

1
★★☆☆☆

Ok, Here's the deal. I lived in Chicago only for a short 3 years. The biggest thing about the Chi is the food. I love a cago style dog. mmm nothing better. Wholly Joes is based off of the Chicago based Portillo's Hot Dogs However, this place can not compare. Now, Joes is a resturant but A Chicago style it is not. If you've never eaten Chicago food you wont know the difference. You'll believe it great because it is different. Dont get me wrong my first visit I met the owner, very nice man but its been about two to three years since that first visit and I have not returned. I would rather fly or drive to Chicago for the real thing and Yes, Ive dont that multible times. If maybe they would try to use what everyone uses in chicago it be a great place to eat. Like the same meat and also use only the fresh ingredients. Well, thats my view on it.

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Wholly Joes has wonderful Italian Roast Beef sandwiches clearly these are made fresh. We'd never been to the restaurant before so our trying to make our reciept for our number had us taken aback. Clearly the number system needs to be updated.

3
★★★☆☆

Wholly Joes has wonderful Italian Roast Beef sandwiches clearly these are made fresh. We'd never been to the restaurant before so our trying to make our reciept for our number had us taken aback. Clearly the number system needs to be updated.

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This is as if you are right in da windy city eating da best dawgs in da world!!!!!! Seriously having lived in Chicago and longing for some real food after moving here, this is an oasis of great Chicago style food. They can make any style of Chicago pizza your taste buds crave. You like Connies style...der ya go!!! you like Home run inn Der Ya go!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

This is as if you are right in da windy city eating da best dawgs in da world!!!!!! Seriously having lived in Chicago and longing for some real food after moving here, this is an oasis of great Chicago style food. They can make any style of Chicago pizza your taste buds crave. You like Connies style...der ya go!!! you like Home run inn Der Ya go!!!!!!

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The Italian Roast Beef is good. To me an authentic Chicago hot dog has to have fresh cut fries, not frozen crinkle cust ones. The pizza is good, but not spectacular. If you order pizza, the service is stupid. They give you a receipt with no number on it and then bring out the pizza calling a number? I think the waitress gets the number out of a random number generator and she looks confused when nobody speaks up. The men behind the counter barely speak English and they are the ones on the PA announcing orders are ready to confused customers. The last time the waitress didn't want to give us our pizza because we didn't know our number and we were the only ones in the restaurant. I don't think I have ever seen anything more ridiculous in a restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

The Italian Roast Beef is good. To me an authentic Chicago hot dog has to have fresh cut fries, not frozen crinkle cust ones. The pizza is good, but not spectacular. If you order pizza, the service is stupid. They give you a receipt with no number on it and then bring out the pizza calling a number? I think the waitress gets the number out of a random number generator and she looks confused when nobody speaks up. The men behind the counter barely speak English and they are the ones on the PA announcing orders are ready to confused customers. The last time the waitress didn't want to give us our pizza because we didn't know our number and we were the only ones in the restaurant. I don't think I have ever seen anything more ridiculous in a restaurant.

Pros: Roast Beef

Cons: Tiny TVs, poor service

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Ate there for the very first and last time today....salad and a tamale - both were presented as something I can get at any gas station that has a small eatery in it. The salad was small for $3.25 and made the salads at Wendy's and McDonald's look like gourmet salads. The tamale - I was appalled - it was served IN THE MICROWAVE WRAPPER like you buy in the store and go home to nuke! Do you think maybe they could have taken the time to UNWRAP it, nuke it and serve it in a paper container or something?

Nope - once is enough for me.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ate there for the very first and last time today....salad and a tamale - both were presented as something I can get at any gas station that has a small eatery in it. The salad was small for $3.25 and made the salads at Wendy's and McDonald's look like gourmet salads. The tamale - I was appalled - it was served IN THE MICROWAVE WRAPPER like you buy in the store and go home to nuke! Do you think maybe they could have taken the time to UNWRAP it, nuke it and serve it in a paper container or something?

Nope - once is enough for me.

Pros: None that I could see

Cons: Food from a container - cheaper at Speedway

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As a Chicago native, I can attest that this place is authentic. The deep dish pizza is mouth-watering good. I took a trip back to Chicago a few months ago and had Giordano's, and I remembered thinking I actually prefer Wholly Joe's.

The Italian Beefs are good. Not great, but good. Everyone from Chicago has their own unique concoction for Italian beef. I like my creation better than Wholly Joes, but it's still a good sandwich.

The hot dogs are authentic Chicago. Never had anything else on the menu.

2
★★★★★

As a Chicago native, I can attest that this place is authentic. The deep dish pizza is mouth-watering good. I took a trip back to Chicago a few months ago and had Giordano's, and I remembered thinking I actually prefer Wholly Joe's.

The Italian Beefs are good. Not great, but good. Everyone from Chicago has their own unique concoction for Italian beef. I like my creation better than Wholly Joes, but it's still a good sandwich.

The hot dogs are authentic Chicago. Never had anything else on the menu.

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We have lived in Chicago area our entire lives. Yes, Wholly Joes is good, but not perfect. Yes, the ingredients come from Chicago "area" but don't compare to the Chicago area local pizza places such as Home Run Inn or Giordanos. The Italian Beef definitely does not compare to places back home. Those of you who want to open up a Chicago Hot Dog/Pizza place can also do so by contacting suppliers in the Chicago area. It's the sausage and sauce that make the difference in Chi Town pizza. We need more places here in the Columbus area. We may do so ourselves.

Giordanos and Home Run Inn both can be ordered and delivered frozen. The best beef can be ordered from carms beef. They have a carms web site.
Try these before you rave about Wholly Joes!

1
★★★☆☆

We have lived in Chicago area our entire lives. Yes, Wholly Joes is good, but not perfect. Yes, the ingredients come from Chicago "area" but don't compare to the Chicago area local pizza places such as Home Run Inn or Giordanos. The Italian Beef definitely does not compare to places back home. Those of you who want to open up a Chicago Hot Dog/Pizza place can also do so by contacting suppliers in the Chicago area. It's the sausage and sauce that make the difference in Chi Town pizza. We need more places here in the Columbus area. We may do so ourselves.

Giordanos and Home Run Inn both can be ordered and delivered frozen. The best beef can be ordered from carms beef. They have a carms web site.
Try these before you rave about Wholly Joes!

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Ever since my last trip to Chicago I have been longing for an authentic Chicago-Style hot dogs. Ever since my recent change of jobs I have driven past Wholly Joe's but never thought about it until doing a search for cheap eats on Citysearch and read about it. Went there for the first time and plan on going back soon. The employees were friendly and the service was fast. The only complaint I have is that the relish is not neon green, anyone who has been to Chicago knows what I mean. If you are looking for good food, fast service and a friendly environment then Wholly Joe's is the place for you.

2
★★★★★

Ever since my last trip to Chicago I have been longing for an authentic Chicago-Style hot dogs. Ever since my recent change of jobs I have driven past Wholly Joe's but never thought about it until doing a search for cheap eats on Citysearch and read about it. Went there for the first time and plan on going back soon. The employees were friendly and the service was fast. The only complaint I have is that the relish is not neon green, anyone who has been to Chicago knows what I mean. If you are looking for good food, fast service and a friendly environment then Wholly Joe's is the place for you.

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This place is awesome I've been there a few times now, and I must say the food is great. They have something for everyone. Sandwiches, Pizza ,Cakes and more.. Kids love it and that is WONDERFUL!!
If you want pizza ORDER AHEAD!!!

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome I've been there a few times now, and I must say the food is great. They have something for everyone. Sandwiches, Pizza ,Cakes and more.. Kids love it and that is WONDERFUL!!
If you want pizza ORDER AHEAD!!!

Pros: Two Thumbs up!! Excellent enviorment

Cons: alittle wait time to order

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I have tried the burgers, the dogs, the fires and the rings. The only thing that tastes even remotely fresh is the Chicago style pizza, which takes them 45 minutes to make. The fries and the rings !! Forget about them, they pour them out of a huge plastic bag frozen and quick fry them. Tastes like Mom's Or-Ida's off the cookie sheet ... You all know what I'm talking about.... I'm sure your mom made them too. Uuuch....Burgers... Uuuch..not their area of expertise... Dogs... well.. the're beef dogs so better than some, but you can get these at Giant Eagle and cook them on the grill better.

But the deep dish Pizza... now that's a good one... Try it with pep and sausage and a bottle of Chianti to match the spice... Umm wonderful.. and the cheese is the real deal... Real mozza !!! And some of the best I've tried in Columbus. So.. that's the only thing I can recommend...

1
★★★☆☆

I have tried the burgers, the dogs, the fires and the rings. The only thing that tastes even remotely fresh is the Chicago style pizza, which takes them 45 minutes to make. The fries and the rings !! Forget about them, they pour them out of a huge plastic bag frozen and quick fry them. Tastes like Mom's Or-Ida's off the cookie sheet ... You all know what I'm talking about.... I'm sure your mom made them too. Uuuch....Burgers... Uuuch..not their area of expertise... Dogs... well.. the're beef dogs so better than some, but you can get these at Giant Eagle and cook them on the grill better.

But the deep dish Pizza... now that's a good one... Try it with pep and sausage and a bottle of Chianti to match the spice... Umm wonderful.. and the cheese is the real deal... Real mozza !!! And some of the best I've tried in Columbus. So.. that's the only thing I can recommend...

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Good grub!! That simple, very decent meal for the dollar. Why not support a local family business instead of McPuke or another chain. The food is excellent and they have a diverse menu that you don't see anywhere else! The kids love it and so do I. They could use more locations,

2
★★★★★

Good grub!! That simple, very decent meal for the dollar. Why not support a local family business instead of McPuke or another chain. The food is excellent and they have a diverse menu that you don't see anywhere else! The kids love it and so do I. They could use more locations,

Pros: plenty of parking, available seating, prompt service

Cons: only one location

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We lived outside Chicago for years and love Chicago Style Hot Dogs. They are really different at first bite... we had no basis for this experience! We missed them until we found Wholly Joes! Now we go a distance to enjoy them. If you've never had one, try it with or without Sport Peppers. DO NOT TRY TO RE-DRESS THESE DOGS WITH CONEY SAUCE OR YOU'LL SCREW UP THE TASTE. Do keep an open mind because it is not what you expect. If you don't like the first one, give it another try... some kids hate pizza the first time too. You could acquire a taste for them. The fries are great!. I'm told the Italian Beef is the same, but I love the dogs and have not stuffed myself with one yet. If the rest of the menu is as good the dogs and fries, you can't go wrong!

2
★★★★★

We lived outside Chicago for years and love Chicago Style Hot Dogs. They are really different at first bite... we had no basis for this experience! We missed them until we found Wholly Joes! Now we go a distance to enjoy them. If you've never had one, try it with or without Sport Peppers. DO NOT TRY TO RE-DRESS THESE DOGS WITH CONEY SAUCE OR YOU'LL SCREW UP THE TASTE. Do keep an open mind because it is not what you expect. If you don't like the first one, give it another try... some kids hate pizza the first time too. You could acquire a taste for them. The fries are great!. I'm told the Italian Beef is the same, but I love the dogs and have not stuffed myself with one yet. If the rest of the menu is as good the dogs and fries, you can't go wrong!

Pros: AUTHENTIC Chicago Dog, Great Fries, Great Italian Beef

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I've been here a few times now and really can't complain too much. They do sometimes take a little too long to get your order done though. I've tried several items and nothing jumps out as to-die-for. The chili dogs are pretty average. The burger's taste equals that of a Burger King at best. However, the fries were decent. Would I recommend this place? Only if you're tired of eating at the same handful of restaurants.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been here a few times now and really can't complain too much. They do sometimes take a little too long to get your order done though. I've tried several items and nothing jumps out as to-die-for. The chili dogs are pretty average. The burger's taste equals that of a Burger King at best. However, the fries were decent. Would I recommend this place? Only if you're tired of eating at the same handful of restaurants.

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This was the worst burger I've had the displeasure of eating in some time. The fries and rings were frozen and tasted as if they'd been fried in grease way past its best days. Iced tea was the "bagged" kind so popular in cafeterias now.

I was with friends who had a polish and a beef sandwich which they claimed to have liked. Regardless, avoid the awful burger.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst burger I've had the displeasure of eating in some time. The fries and rings were frozen and tasted as if they'd been fried in grease way past its best days. Iced tea was the "bagged" kind so popular in cafeterias now.

I was with friends who had a polish and a beef sandwich which they claimed to have liked. Regardless, avoid the awful burger.

Pros: fast

Cons: small tables, expensive, poor quality food

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i love having a real hot dog or beef im from chicago so this is a real treat its a long drive from whitehall but definitly worth it

2
★★★★★

i love having a real hot dog or beef im from chicago so this is a real treat its a long drive from whitehall but definitly worth it

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We love Wholly Joe's! Even though I prefer them sans cucumber, the hot dogs are fantastic (I especially like the kosher beef dogs) The beef sandwiches are delicious too, and the au jus tastes home-made, unlike that at other places we've been to. They also have an extensive range of sodas - Coke and Pepsi and loads more. I agree that it would be great if there were other locations. It's a bit of a drive from here in Hilliard, but it's guarenteed to be a great meal that's easy on the wallet.

2
★★★★★

We love Wholly Joe's! Even though I prefer them sans cucumber, the hot dogs are fantastic (I especially like the kosher beef dogs) The beef sandwiches are delicious too, and the au jus tastes home-made, unlike that at other places we've been to. They also have an extensive range of sodas - Coke and Pepsi and loads more. I agree that it would be great if there were other locations. It's a bit of a drive from here in Hilliard, but it's guarenteed to be a great meal that's easy on the wallet.

Pros: Clean, nice atmos., Great food 7 service, Superb value

Cons: Location

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This was a great lunch and would make a good dinner. The 1950's style it was totally fun. Be careful because the pizza is only serived in the evening and on weekends but everything I have had on the menu was great. Besides that anytime to dine for 15.00 and leave full I am having a great day.

2
★★★★☆

This was a great lunch and would make a good dinner. The 1950's style it was totally fun. Be careful because the pizza is only serived in the evening and on weekends but everything I have had on the menu was great. Besides that anytime to dine for 15.00 and leave full I am having a great day.

Pros: Price, Taste, Feel

Cons: Hard to fine, Funny Ordering Set Up

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I've been a Columbus resident all my life but have found the food here to be a little bland. I spent a few months in Chicago for business and fell in love with the great food there. When I returned to Columbus I was sad that there wouldn't be any good food, but a friend told me about Wholly Joes. Let me say it is exactly like Chicago and is delicious. I go there atleast once a week. I would reccomend you go there too!

2
★★★★★

I've been a Columbus resident all my life but have found the food here to be a little bland. I spent a few months in Chicago for business and fell in love with the great food there. When I returned to Columbus I was sad that there wouldn't be any good food, but a friend told me about Wholly Joes. Let me say it is exactly like Chicago and is delicious. I go there atleast once a week. I would reccomend you go there too!

Pros: just like Chicago

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Wholly Joes is really good. I've tried it all and I really can't say that there is anything bad to eat there. But I can defiantly say there is a lot of good things to eat. I would have to suggest trying the hot dog or the beef sandwich. But if you have the time, go for the Chicago style deep-dish pizza. It is truly the best pizza in town.

2
★★★★★

Wholly Joes is really good. I've tried it all and I really can't say that there is anything bad to eat there. But I can defiantly say there is a lot of good things to eat. I would have to suggest trying the hot dog or the beef sandwich. But if you have the time, go for the Chicago style deep-dish pizza. It is truly the best pizza in town.

Pros: good food, bar none

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We are from Chicago and really missed the Chicago hotdogs. A couple years ago we found Wholly Joes and have been going there a few times a month ever since even though it is quite a drive for us. If you have never tried a chicago style hots dog as for one with everything and enjoy.
Becky and Pat from Dublin

2
★★★★★

We are from Chicago and really missed the Chicago hotdogs. A couple years ago we found Wholly Joes and have been going there a few times a month ever since even though it is quite a drive for us. If you have never tried a chicago style hots dog as for one with everything and enjoy.
Becky and Pat from Dublin

Pros: Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Excellent Service

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My wife calls them "snap dogs" because the hotdog actually has a skin on them! I have the Wholly Joes beef sandwich, a good "french dip" type. Be sure to get their cheese for the fries! And the kids meals come in a cardboard car to keep..

2
★★★★☆

My wife calls them "snap dogs" because the hotdog actually has a skin on them! I have the Wholly Joes beef sandwich, a good "french dip" type. Be sure to get their cheese for the fries! And the kids meals come in a cardboard car to keep..

Pros: Good food, clean, prompt

Cons: order accuracy

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I must say I've never had a bad meal there! The hot dogs are great, the bugers are awsome, and the italian beef is the best I've ever tasted. Plus the pizza they have there is the best in columbus, maybe even Ohio! I'd go there anytime, and I do!

2
★★★★★

I must say I've never had a bad meal there! The hot dogs are great, the bugers are awsome, and the italian beef is the best I've ever tasted. Plus the pizza they have there is the best in columbus, maybe even Ohio! I'd go there anytime, and I do!

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, helpful service

Cons: a little expensive

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I LOVE WHOLLY JOE'S EAT THE FOOD ALMOST EVERYDAY. BEATS EATING BIG CHAIN FOOD. I WISH THEY HAD MORE LOCATIONS!!!

2
★★★★★

I LOVE WHOLLY JOE'S EAT THE FOOD ALMOST EVERYDAY. BEATS EATING BIG CHAIN FOOD. I WISH THEY HAD MORE LOCATIONS!!!

Pros: good parking, friendly staff, awesome food

Cons: no pizza, NEEDS MORE LOCATIONS

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Sure, Wholly Joe's hotdogs are good, but are they really that much better than a Ballpark frank that you put your own chili, cheese and chopped onions on? Maybe a little. At any rate, it blows Skyline out of the water.

Maybe I just never understood what the big deal is about "Chicago"-style pizza and hot dogs. The restaurant itself is cool, it kinid of has that Johnny Rockets 50's thing going on.

2
★★★★☆

Sure, Wholly Joe's hotdogs are good, but are they really that much better than a Ballpark frank that you put your own chili, cheese and chopped onions on? Maybe a little. At any rate, it blows Skyline out of the water.

Maybe I just never understood what the big deal is about "Chicago"-style pizza and hot dogs. The restaurant itself is cool, it kinid of has that Johnny Rockets 50's thing going on.

Cons: Expensive

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I'm from Chicago and when I discovered the this place it felt like home. Real Chicago style hotdogs, juicy beef sandwiches and excellent tamales. This is a place where you can get high quality fast food and dine in pleasant atmosphere. They even serve beer! Why would you eat at a fast food restrauant when they can get food just as quick and much better tasting at Wholly Joes? Try the home made Chocolate cake, its excellent.

2
★★★★★

I'm from Chicago and when I discovered the this place it felt like home. Real Chicago style hotdogs, juicy beef sandwiches and excellent tamales. This is a place where you can get high quality fast food and dine in pleasant atmosphere. They even serve beer! Why would you eat at a fast food restrauant when they can get food just as quick and much better tasting at Wholly Joes? Try the home made Chocolate cake, its excellent.

Pros: fast, pleasant decor, consistant quality

Cons: hard to find

 

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