Yes, you will have to wait if you go during peak times because it is a restaurant that is very popular. However, if you go when it is not peak, you get right in as we do. All it takes is maybe an hour before 5:00 pm and you can get right in. This is our favorite go-to restaurant. We go ever wedding anniversary or family celebration. My husband loves the fried clams, I am partial to the Fried Chicken Tender Chicken Cacciatore. Our usual for and appetizer is the stuffed mushrooms which I have been trying to duplicate at home without success, they are delicious! I have yet to get something there that I didn't like. Service is good and can be great if you get veteran waitresses.