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Red’s Kitchen and Tavern
131 Newbury St
Peabody, MA 01960
4.5 Star

4.5 Average Star Rating

For wheelchair users Reds meets almost all Mass Accessibility Codes, from parking to bathrooms and interior seating. The accessible path of travel to the different parts of the restaurant is fine. The food is great with a good variety and reasonable pricing.

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amcgee reviewed Waffallonia
Pittsburgh, PA
4.5 Star

4.5 Average Star Rating

Waffallonia is not necessarily a sit down eatery, but more of an authentic waffle bar. The company describes themselves as a place that serves a perfect walking snack that can be eaten any time of the day. The location has an intimate feel. The cozy atmosphere has the place smelling like delicious sugar waffles from wall to wall!

It is long and narrow and includes small shelves along the walls in the back for customers who wish to stand or sit on stools and eat their waffles while they are there. There is also space and a place to set your waffle on the counter or on your lap for wheelchair users. All in all, the shop could comfortably accommodate about 4 eat-in customers including a wheelchair user. This is due to the fact that the space is created more for ordering and pick-up to take outside and experience the area of Squirrel Hill with your waffle.

Waffallonia is not a freestanding establishment. It is located off of a main street with limited street parking available close to the building, however sidewalks and curb access in the area meets ADA standards. A slip resistant ramp is provided to the entrance. The entrance is accessible to individuals who have mobility devices measuring 30in wide or less. The door has a handle that can be pulled using a fist; however, some assistance may be needed in order to maneuver both the door and a mobility device. Once inside, a straight pathway leads to the waffle counter and menu. Customers are able to view items with ease from the ordering counter. The menu is on a large black board with white lettering, providing good contrast at the appropriate height. Transactions can be made at a low set counter. An iPad can be removed from the counter and placed at a more comfortable location for the customer to purchase their waffle. Waffallonia does not have a public restroom.

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Amalia B. reviewed Make Your Mark
Pittsburgh, PA
3 Star

3 Average Star Rating

Parking/Entrance: No handicap parking, entrance was on uneven surface, four steps to get in with no alternative entrance
Path of Travel (internal): half of seating not wheelchair accessible
Directional Signage: only one bathroom sign on the door
Path to Entrances (external): four steps to get inside coffee house with no alternative entrance
Multi-floor access: three steps to get to lower level of seating, one step to get to the outdoor patio seating
Evacuation Information: None visible
Hearing Signage: None available
Captioning on TVs: No TVs
VideoPhone or TTY: Not applicable
ASL Interpreter/CART: None
Vibrating/Flashing Pagers: Not applicable
Assistive Listening System: None available
Strobe-fire Alarms: None
Public Transportation: Not applicable
Website Accessibility: Facebook page available
Braille Information: No braille
Vision Signage: Limited. Had one bathroom sign on door.
Easy Path of Travel: Limited seating options, there are steps to access more seating
Illustrative Communication: food was labeled, but no picture illustrations of menu options
Spaces Clearly Marked: areas were not marked for being wheelchair accessible
Evacuation Policies: not available

Make Your Mark staff was incredibly welcoming and friendly. Due to the building being very old, it was difficult to make the entrance accessible. However, once inside, most of the building was accessible.

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chathamOT2016 reviewed Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream
Pittsburgh, PA
3.5 Star

3.5 Average Star Rating

There is only one space for handicap parking which is not in front of the shop. The entrance to the building requires the use of stairs. There is no alternate route for wheelchair access.

Once inside the bathroom, a person in a wheelchair would not have enough room to turn around and close the door. The handles on the doors were knobs and not accessible without use of entire hand.

The counter for ordering ice cream was high up blocking vision to the person behind the counter (if in wheelchair) and it would be hard when asking for a sample. The register was easy to pull up to but was the same height as the counter which did not comply with ADA standards.

There was no sign for the restroom and no indication of handicap accessibility.

There was no sign indicating an emergency exit path to get out of the building.

The doors where heavy and the handle design made it hard to grip.

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PapsJr reviewed Charlie Card
Boston, MA
4.5 Star

4.5 Average Star Rating

completely accessible!! signs everywhere very friendly staff!! wide enough for chairs!!!once u get outside the cobble stones sidewalks SUCK!!! please replace im not drunk those sidewalk are built so uneven u get FREEWHEEL in wheelchairs!! i crash into people thinking im on something!! not me old engineeringing!! get rid of it like unfriendly fenway go in a chair your all over the place!!!

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MaxT reviewed Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream
Cambridge, MA
3.5 Star

3.5 Average Star Rating

Part of the Porter Square Mall, accessibility at this ice cream shop is good overall. There is accessible parking in the mall parking lot, including van-accessible parking. There is a step-free accessible entrance (although adding an automatic door opener would make it better), and good circulation inside. The serving counter is a bit on the high side.

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annebrady reviewed Gran Canal Caffe
Sharpsburg, PA
4.5 Star

4.5 Average Star Rating

The Gran Canal Caffe is very ADA friendly and accessible in all aspect assessed. The front entry way is accessible with a small ramp leading into the door. There is a parking lot behind the restaurant as well as on-street parking in front. There is handicap parking on the public street in front of the restaurant with curbside cutouts. All doorways are easily accessible with appropriate widths and handles. The doors are lightweight and open wide enough to easily maneuver through in a wheelchair. Once you enter the restaurant, it is clear that all aisles are appropriate widths and easily maneuverable. The carpet is thin, and there are no thresholds between rooms which makes it easy to travel within the restaurant without needing any additional assistance. The restaurant is one floor, without any ramps or stairs needed for the customers to access the bar, seating area, or restrooms. Every table in the restaurant is of appropriate height and can seat an individual in a wheelchair. In addition, both restrooms are accessible and meet ADA requirements. Individuals have enough room to maneuver within the restroom and can access the stalls, toilet paper, sink, soap, and paper towels. Each stall has appropriately installed grab bars as well. Overall, Gran Canal Caffe is a very accessible facility and welcoming to all customers. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Delicious Italian food! We would highly recommend trying this restaurant!

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