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Cast Seaside Bar & Bites in Marion, Ma. is the go-to destination for anyone in search of fresh, Latin-inspired cuisine. From our crudo and ceviche plates to our tapas-style dishes, we are dedicated to bringing you the most authentic and bold flavors. Our dedication to customer satisfaction is unparalleled, and we pride ourselves on creating unforgettable dining experiences that keep our guests coming back for more.


Simply, an administrative fee is an additional charge added to the pre-taxed bill that directly supplements the wages of non-tipped employees.

We are a small locally owned and owner-operated business. All owners and management have vast experience in the industry for over seven decades combined in both FOH and BOH positions. We, at Cast, work closely as a team. We know that the kitchen staff is the backbone of every restaurant;  from our line cooks and oyster shuckers, to our prep cooks and dishwashers. They deserve to be recognized for their hard work in addition to  their hourly wage. 


Currently, Massachusetts is one of only two states in the nation, where kitchen staff may not be included in the tip pool. The labor laws only allow employees who regularly receive tips to be part of the tip pool. 


The  1.5 % fee will be applied to each in-house dining bill.  It allows our kitchen staff to share in the restaurant’s success. The fee goes straight to the kitchen staff rewarding  them for their significant work in providing the very best food for our guests. This appreciation fee does not represent a tip, gratuity, or service charge for our front of house staff, which includes servers, runners, bussers, and bartenders. 

In short, we appreciate your support in recognizing our back of house employees’ hard work, and their commitment to quality every day, every shift. And certainly, we hope you will feel the positive impact.

Above all, the fee is voluntary. If you wish to not pay it, please let your server or bartender know and we will be happy to remove it for you.


Thank you for your continued patronage and supporting Cast Seaside Bites & Bar

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