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Hooters: Montreal, Quebec

Ever have one of those times in your life where you think it would be hilarious to do it, and then you just do it? My whole life I had thought to myself "haha Hooters", and then I realized that it would be funny to go there to review their nachos. So I went. Almost got the Hooters shirt but decided not to. Their website can be viewed here .  How do I describe Hooters? It reminds me of Rocky's  but the waitresses are wearing a little less and there's a sign hung up on the wall saying "please do not touch the livestock." Aside from the water dripping on me from the air conditioner (we took the last available table), I had a good nacho experience.  Hooters Nachos Tex Mex - September 2023 Distribution of Toppings The distribution of toppings was perfect. There was lots of steak and delicious spicy  queso covering the chips. Quality The chips were fresh and crunchy, the queso was sprinkled everywhere, there were some good veggies and dips on the chips. I've m
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