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The conversion of the 1902 ferryboat “Elizabeth” brought the “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined” nationally-known Hooters restaurant to north of Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge in 1994. The antique ship provided a suitable setting for a dining concept that began on the sunny shores of Florida. Patrons were treated to a spectacular view and the bridge and the Delaware River’s ship traffic.

The project was an immediate success due in part to an early opening made possible by the cooperation and hard work of all involved. Design and construction were completed in a record forty-eight days!

This is one of four Hooter’s Restaurants designed by Dever Architects and the only one that is now an artificial reef off the coast of New Jersey!

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