Talula's Table comes in at #3.
3. Talula's Table, Kennett Square, PennsylvaniaAbout that bit of encouragement: On their website, Talula's Table has posted that they currently have cancellations for July 25, August 9, September 5, and September 16.
Something of a cult hero on the reservation-hunter circuit, Talula's serves one single table of eight to twelve diners a night and releases said table 365 days out, every day at 7 a.m. They give the whole table to the first person to nab it, and that one individual is responsible for filling the rest of the table’s seats. Capitalistic instinct would suggest that some of these seats might pop up on eBay or elsewhere, but they don't.
One bit of encouragement: While the restaurant doesn't maintain a public waiting list (there are rumors of such a list existing for VIPs), they do sometimes (and at random hours) post cancellations on their website.
So you might want to think about going ahead and scooping up one of those dates with the quickness.
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