4.6 Average
     
Whites City, New Mexico

White's City RV Park

Whites City, New Mexico



Whites City, NM 88220, USA
Whites City, New Mexico 88220
Phone: (575) 785-2291

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $40 5/2016

Latitude: 32.1766803959016
Longitude: -104.380604727014

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is literally at the gateway for Carlsbad National Park == the caverns. It's easy to check in, hookup. One road in and one road out, but we had zero problems getting into/out of the park or hooking everything up. The internet worked good and the cable tv was okay and both are included. Lots of nice grassy areas if you are traveling with dogs (which we were). Very quiet park and extremely convenient if you are going to the caverns or to watch the bat flight at sunset. We would stay here again for sure. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
M3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you arrive close to sunset, drive up to the Caverns to watch the bat flight. It is free and there are signs marking the bat flight location. It is a hike down and a hike back up so dress accordingly. ;)

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

As other reviewers have noted, the sites are tight at best. We asked for a site on the far side with 50 amp service. When we checked in, there was a bit of a sigh when I said we had a 40' motorhome with four slides. The comment was, "The manufacturers have to stop building these huge units." To that end, he put us in site #1 so there was plenty of space and we just moved over to make sure there was plenty of space between us and the site next to us. The actual pad was way too small for a 40' motor home. Recommend disconnecting the toad before heading to the site. Lots of room just past the check-in area to park and disconnect.
The bathrooms were updated, but not super clean. no towels or blow dryers for you hands at the sink. Nothing special, but since we're self contained, it was an okay place to stay. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Very convenient to the caverns. We went back the second night to watch the bat departure out of the cave at sunset. Well worth the trip. The elevators are non-functional until sometime in May, so plan on hiking in through the natural entrance. Not bad going down, but a haul going back up. Lots of places to rest along the climb out and well worth the effort.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have stated, the biggest positive going for this campground is its proximity to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Negatives: The sites are very tightly packed, the RV on your utilities side will be so close that if you both have slide-outs, you may need to consider how to park to avoid contact. No map is given when you check in, and as far as I recall, no information was shown on the laminated map we were shown regarding which way to pull into each site. Every other site pulls in from opposite side (so the utilities sides of each RV are next to each other). I specifically asked which driveway to use to be able to pull into our site and we were told to use the outside driveway - which would have been correct for about half of the sites, but not for the one we were assigned to. It was too tight to pull our 43' MH into our assigned spot from the middle driveway anyway, so we had to detach the toad and back in from the outside driveway. It was really hard to see the site number on the electric box from the driveway, so one of us had to get out to verify the site. The electric box is shared between two RVs, and was not marked for which belonged to which site, so when someone came into the site next to you, it was likely they would turn off your breaker (and your electricity).

Positives: nice metal awning between the door sides of each RV with picnic table underneath - shared with the RV next to you. The tent camping area on the other side of the bathhouse was very open, spacious, and empty. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Even though the elevator was out and we didn't go into the cavern, we enjoyed the Visitor's Center. We got a map of the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive and enjoyed it (best for high clearance vehicles).

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a disgusting park, the only park close to Carlsbad Caverns. I hate it when businesses take advantage of people and this one does. It's 7 miles form the Caves, so it worked for me to leave my dogs in the motorhome, turn on the AC and go to the Caves. I was gone about 4 hours. The park has 2 levels. The upper is nicer and 50 amp only. The showers/bathrooms there are ok. The lower area had a laundry room, the most disgusting I've ever seen and the bathrooms were just gross. there is trash over flowing everywhere. The dogs hated it because of the stickers in the grass. I would try to stay in Carlsbad if you can. I regret giving money to these people. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1 lower
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

For the Caverns here's a few tips. Take a flashlight. Wear a t-shirt and a long sleeve. It's 56° and 90% humidity, so you sweat. The elevators were not working, so it was a 4.5 mile trek. Wear your most comfortable walking/hiking shoes. The path is paved and steep. There are handrails most of the way. It's dark so take photos of close up stuff, the flash won't light up the entire room. Bring water and a snack to have in the rest spot in the cave. Have fun, it's really awesome!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Location, location you can say about this campsite. If you are going to Carlsbad Caverns, and especially if you want to hike the cavern and then go back for the bat flight in the evening, then stay here. You are 7 miles from the park entrance. All the hook-ups worked, even the WiFi while we were there. The folks at registration were nice as well. The sites were super close together, literally slide to slide. I looked into the bathrooms and although very old, they appeared clean. We did not use anything else. The next closest RV Park is 30 miles, so for convenience this is the place, but that's about it. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
001
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

When going to see Carlsbad, it is nice if you are able to take one of their guided tours. We saw the King's Palace and the info that was given, was much more thorough than just hiking in and out reading the signs.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing going for this place is its proximity to the Caverns and full hookups. The laundry room had trash running over and bugs everywhere. At least the equipment worked. The men's bathroom door didn't lock, and the 'showers' were a big cement room with a shower head in one corner, a sink in in another, and a toilet in another. No shower curtain, and the men's door didn't lock. The place is poorly lit; it would be easy to turn your ankle looking for the bathroom door. It looks like mostly full-time rigs are parked here for folks working in the oil fields. But, again, it's so close to the Caverns, making it at least convenient to stay here. I'd return here for the Caverns, but it's not a destination place. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Carlsbad Caverns. It's a once in a lifetime experience.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm not sure if this campground needed some TLC or if the owner just wanted to give visitors that rustic camping experience. All hookups worked fine. There was a problem with the WiFi but they're working on fixing it. The site was easy to get into. The grass was cut and the place was clean. The campground itself was very convenient to the caverns, especially for the bat flight at night. The food in the Cactus Cafe was good and the large office/gift shop had lots to offer. In fact, the campground and facilities were the whole town of White's City (guess who discovered the caverns). Glad we stayed here. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
01
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Watch the bat flight at twilight from the amphitheater first then the picnic area the next night. The tour of the King's Palace was awesome as well as the general visitor area.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The only reason to stay at this CG is because it's close to Carlsbad Caverns NP, especially if you're staying for the Bat Flight Program. Cashier was very nice. Gas and fully-stocked store on adjacent property. FHU sites are gravel and very close. Both bathrooms were disgusting. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Especially enjoyed the Bat Flight Program at Carlsbad Caverns NP. Also enjoyed the Natural Entrance and Big Room self-guided tours.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two nights while visiting the Cavern. You have to check in at the Gift shop or after 8pm at the hotel. There are signs telling you where to check in but they are small and hard to see. There are two areas to the park, a 30amp and 50amp sections. The 30amp is very tight and I was warned that with slide outs I might not fit. I asked if I could have a spot in the 50amp and was given one. They will loan you a 50amp dog bone with a $30 cash deposit. All sites except the end sites share a common area, two picnic tables under one cover between the spaces. This park is full of mostly full timers. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The water park was fun and cost $5 if you are staying at the RV park. It is also is only 7 miles from the entrance to the cavern.

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Review Count: 157
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Checks-ins are at the gift shop if it is open, otherwise, the hotel. If you have a big rig, you can park across the street while registering and it's easy to get in and out. In previous reviews, others said they tell you to pick a spot and then let them know. It's not that way any longer. You register in the shop and they assign a site. The gentleman was very helpful telling me where to unhook (although we had done that already in the parking lot) and how to locate the site. The place is NOT good looking though. Part of this is just the desert terrain but basically, it's a giant gravel parking lot with a few amenities. We were in the 50 amp section, which is a little better and toward the back. Sites are close together but we could get our 40 ft in as there is enough turning space. The picnic table is under a roofed shelter and I had to watch to be sure our 1 slide didn't hit it. But.... the location is great for Carlsbad Caverns and that's really all we needed. We stayed 2 nights and it was fine. Full hookups and good internet was all I needed. We did need to use our portable satellite dish due to 1 badly placed tree. It's one of those make do parks. Not the best but once you're in your rig, you don't care that much because the location is good. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
N3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The ONLY thing this place has going for it is it's proximity to Carlsbad Caverns. Sites were unlevel dirt slabs with hookups; no picnic tables, firepits, or BBQs. Mostly long term residents and oil field workers with old, broken down RVs. I worried about leaving our rig unattended when we went to visit the caverns! We will definitely never stay there again! We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

They don't take reservations for this park, it's first-come first-serve. However, we arrived late after 6pm Saturday on Memorial Day weekend (Carlsbad Caverns recorded a new record of 4,000 visitors on Sunday, so might be safe to say this is the busiest weekend of the year) and there were still a couple sites left. We were packed tight, even the picnic shelter is shared between 2 campers in a staggered pull-thru formation. At least you get FHU. The place is a mess - you can tell a few of the sites are long-term residents from the junk piled around their campers. There is no monthly rate here, only weekly ($190). The bathroom is a single-person room where you bolt the door and get a sink, toilet, and open shower area. I personally didn't mind that - it was the best privacy I could get compared to many places. Used their laundry facility, 3 of the 4 washers worked (avoid the one on the far right, agitator is too weak) and 2 of the 3 dryers worked. Wash is $1.50 (2nd one is only $1.00 for some reason) and drying is $1.00. We work online so our Verizon LTE signal is most important - extremely strong 4G LTE! Mifi signal picked up at 90% strength. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
pull-thru in front
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you are in Carlsbad to see the Caverns, this is the only reason you would choose to stay here. It's literally next to the front gate of the park entrance, and driving to the caverns is a quick 10 min drive. We were able to run back to our RV for short breaks to grab a bite to eat or rest up, then return to the caves for a tour or the sunset bat flight show (must see!). If I had to do it again, I still might choose this park, except not during a holiday weekend.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed since all others were full and arrived late, after 5pm. The park looks a mess as does the buildings associated with it but was good for a short stay visiting the caverns. This is not a destination park. Facilities worked but sites were very close. We were assigned one site but used another as they do not track usage very well.

They do not take credit cards for camping but do in the gift shop for other purchases. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
K-1
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad caverns were very close and that is the best feature of the park.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a resort RV by any stretch of the imagination but....it's SO close to the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns, we find it worth it. We've stayed here three times with our 40' motorhome and like the quirkiness of the place. Yes, it crowded. Yes, it's kinda rural. Yes, the bathrooms suck (we're self contained). BUT, the views at night and in the morning are wonderful....vistas everywhere. The staff is a bit odd but helpful.

A bit of advice: when you arrive, go find your spot, THEN go in and register. Secondly, drive into the entrance of the "park", stop and walk to find your spot. Try for an end spot...more room. We're going to come here again this spring. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns entrance is very close. Great vistas.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Wanted a site close to Carlsbad Caverns so chose this park. It is unkept and a general messy feel. If you arrive before the gift shop closes that is where you register. The sign in the park says to pick whatever spot you want and then go up to the registration. We did not see that and registered first. Although there was many sites open they slid us right in the middle of others. It was tight. To end on a good note - they honor Good Sam discounts even though they are not a Good Sam park and their cable and Wi-fi are both very good! We camped at White's City RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
N3
Tips for other Campers:

Tried the restaurant across the road from the Gift Shop. Don't remember the name but it was a Mexican restaurant. Don't bother. We ordered their "special" 2 chimichangas and fries and also the taco plater. The chimichangas were cold on the inside so obviously where taken out of refrigerator or freezer and plopped in hot oil so the outside was warm. As for the tacos the meat was old and burnt. They only had 3 other customers while we were there during the supper hour.

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