From undercooked meals to awful customer support, listed here are 30 of the worst restaurant experiences we discovered on Reddit.
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1. Have a slice day
At a pizza place with my dad, the server walks up with our meal balancing the pizza tray above her hand and the pizza slides off into my lap.
The feminine servers escort me to the women’ room and supply an ointment.
As we head to the women’ room, a busboy goes to work on the mess with a mop.
Once I return, the confusion is even worse: one of many servers is mendacity on her again on the ground. The busboy hadn’t put up a ‘moist flooring’ warning signal.
The subsequent server who left the kitchen had slid and fallen onerous. She was making an attempt to remain nonetheless, till the busboy returned, grabbed her by the arm, and tried to drive her to her toes.
At that time Dad nods on the door and we go away.
2. Please do not mess with my meals
One time I used to be consuming with buddies at an Applebee’s and the waitress thought that I stated one thing imply to her.
I do not know what she thought I stated as a result of she by no means got here again to our desk.
Another waiters got here out and stated they had been going to serve us as a result of I damage the waitress’s emotions and she or he was within the again crying.
I used to be completely confused as a result of I hadn’t stated something to or in regards to the waitress. They assured me that they weren’t going to mess with my meals (I instructed them I wasn’t positive I wished to order something since they thought I had stated one thing imply and I could not belief they would not mess with my meals).
I do not even keep in mind if I ordered or ate something however I simply keep in mind the entire state of affairs being extremely awkward.
three. This restaurant wants a gyro to reserve it
My boss and I made a decision to go to a Greek household restaurant by us. We sit down and there may be solely like 10 gadgets on the menu, not horrible, it was a small restaurant.
Waitress comes up and she or he is seemingly the cook dinner too. I requested for a Philly gyro, did not know find out how to make it. I requested for just a few different issues.
She both did not know find out how to make it, was out of stuff to make it, or she straight up instructed me that nobody has ordered that earlier than. It was all good.
Ended up getting the identical factor as my boss. I am going to the lavatory although, there’s a large gap within the flooring proper by the bathroom. I look via it and it’s there storage under it, the place they hold the meals and every part.
Nonetheless wished to offer it a shot. However the subsequent day, I ended up having unhealthy meals poisoning.
four. Slurred waitress
My vital different’s dad took us to Olive Backyard for her birthday.
Our waitress appeared very…drained. Very spacy and flighty and needed to come again and double examine our appetizer order as a result of she did not write it down.
We observed the slur in her voice when she got here again with the unsuitable drinks. She sat down on the sales space with us and instructed us about her day.
She additionally forgot to place in our entree orders, however we obtained the unsuitable meals as soon as it got here. To make up for it, she provided us a free dessert, which we politely declined. She served it anyway and was charged for it.
Then she disappeared with my vital different’s dad’s card for a great ten minutes. It was an attention-grabbing expertise.
5. The waitress wanted to clam down
Went to a restaurant on the Oregon Coast referred to as Sea Hag.
Was with my husband and one other couple. I ordered the clam chowder in a sourdough bowl and the waitress introduced out a cup of clam chowder. I instructed her I had ordered in a bowl and she or he stated, “No, you didn’t.”
All of us disagreed. She stated she could be proper again and began to stroll away and stated, “fats witch.” I used to be not fats and she or he was about 100 lb heavier than I’m.
She introduced an empty bread bowl out, then proceeded to pour the cup of soup into the bread bowl from manner up excessive so it splattered. She then walked away.
I used to be past shocked. I requested the supervisor and he introduced over a shell nightlight and apologized.
6. They need to have simply eaten on the restaurant
My girlfriend ordered meals from an Indian restaurant. The supply driver calls and tells her he is there, so she goes to satisfy him, however he isn’t there anymore.
She calls him and he says he delivered the meals. She tells him to return again and he reluctantly agrees.
He tells her that one other woman took the meals and signed for her, however we inform him he must go to the restaurant and are available again with the meals she paid for. He leaves and 30 minutes later, my girlfriend calls the restaurant to confirm that the meals is being made.
The one that picks up principally accuses my girlfriend of mendacity and says they delivered the meals to the appropriate individual.
They refuse to offer a refund or remake the meals and inform my girlfriend to name the police if she’s not comfortable about it. After arguing with them for like 10 minutes it is going nowhere, my girlfriend hangs up.
7. They will not be again anytime spoon
Ordered a lemonade at a Vietnamese restaurant, the drink got here out with a spoon for mixing it.
I pulled out the spoon to search out (what appeared to be) a child roach melted to the again of the spoon, most likely from getting steamed within the dishwasher.
I instructed the server what I noticed, he stated, “Oh,” and took it again.
When he introduced me one other one I checked the spoon once more. It was the identical spoon and he simply scraped off half the roach.
Complained to the supervisor and all they did was supply a free soda.
eight. Not even an inexpensive meal could make up for this
I went for lunch with some buddies to a Chinese language buffet I hadn’t been to earlier than. My buddies had warned me beforehand that the perfect factor in regards to the place was that it was low cost.
The water glasses and utensils had been greasy, like somebody had messily eaten an entire bag of chips earlier than setting the desk.
Go as much as the buffet and there is the supply of the grease. Every tray of various scorching meals was like a grease bucket with some food-like gadgets floating round.
I went over to the small American-style salad bar to get lunch. The lettuce bin was squirming with cockroaches! Like 15 or 20 of ’em milling round in there.
Went again to the desk and stated, “No manner!” and I used to be out the door on a magic carpet of queasy.
9. They actually took the cake
It was my 13th birthday and I wished to go to Pink Lobster.
My uncle introduced a cake from a bakery that stated, “Blissful Birthday (my title),” and the workers took it and held it within the again till it was time for cake.
So, cake time comes, and about 15 minutes move till our waitress comes again and explains to us that they’d given my cake with my title on it away to a different household celebrating a birthday.
There have been actually no phrases.
All they provided was a free dessert for everybody on the desk, which was pie or one thing.
I am nonetheless pissed.
10. That supervisor wasn’t a fun-guy
Went to Macaroni Grill with a pal. I ordered mushroom ravioli, however acquired mushroom cannelloni.
When the supervisor stopped by the desk and requested if every part is sweet, I instructed him that I ordered mushroom ravioli, however I preferred what they introduced me. He laughed at me and instructed me that they do not even have mushroom ravioli.
I stated, “In fact they do, I picked it off the menu.”
He grabbed a menu and slapped it down on the desk. I instantly pointed to it and was like, “Hey, it is proper there.” He simply scoffed, walked away from the desk and did not come again.
The server was completely mortified after I instructed him about it and comped my complete meal. I tipped him rather well since he has to place up with that jerk as a boss.
11. A unique kind of eating and dashing
They seated us and took our drink orders promptly. We had been solely one in every of three tables and the opposite two had appeared to be completed consuming.
The opposite patrons left and the waiter got here and took our meals orders, solely to return again 15 minutes later and inform us the cooks left as a result of they’d be closing an hour early.
That sucks, however we want our invoice for the drinks. 10 minutes go by. Then, 10 extra when the lights began turning off. We yell, “Hey!” and a waiter (not ours) caught his head round a nook and stated sorry we’re closed.
We stated however we’ve not paid our invoice… “Oh the waiter from that part went house, don’t fret about it.”
12. They could not see the tissue with it
Ordered enchiladas at a Mexican restaurant. It is a pretty secure factor to get, because it’s virtually unimaginable to mess them up.
I get the plate, have a look at it and I discover a wadded up tissue caught within the rice. I ask the server to “come examine my plate and see if you happen to discover something odd.”
He is stumped, so he calls his supervisor, who does not see it both. I’ve to level to the literal rubbish that’s on my plate. All I obtained was an audible, “hmmmmm.”
I walked out and the waiter chases me out to my automobile demanding that I pay for the entree. “Certain, go inside and name the police, I am going to wait,” he backed down.
13. She simply wished cooked hen
I obtained uncooked hen at McDonalds as soon as. I used to be consuming the hen and one in every of my children had been consuming fries.
I introduced the entire tray as much as present the supervisor. She rolled her eyes, took the hen and fries and threw them within the trash.
I stated to the worker, “Nothing was unsuitable with the fries.” The worker handed me a full new order of fries.
The supervisor was irritated. I instructed her to take them again. Eye-roll once more. She instructed me to only hold them.
I instructed her to not fear in regards to the hen after which she grew to become indignant. Requested me why I even bothered bringing it as much as her then.
I figured she may wish to know a few of their hen could also be uncooked. Foolish me.
I sat again down with my children whereas I waited for them to complete. She introduced me over a hen sandwich and slammed it down.
14. She did not glove the state of affairs
I went to a elaborate restaurant in D.C. with my household, my sister’s pal and her household.
My sister’s pal orders beef stroganoff. She takes a pair bites and one thing appeared off. Then she slowly pulls a rubber glove out of her meal. A complete rubber glove.
We obtained our meals at no cost, acquired profuse apologies from all of the workers, even the top chef. We additionally obtained a $100 reward card.
In response to the chef, the rubber glove was set on the counter and the pot lid was set on prime of it. The glove will need to have caught to it, after which unstuck, when it was put again on the pot.
15. Third time’s not the appeal
My spouse and I made a decision to check out a brand new hamburger place close to our native movie show. My spouse ordered a cheeseburger with simply ketchup and mustard.
When the meals arrived, my burger was high quality. However they introduced my spouse a burger with every part on it, so we despatched it again, reiterating what she had ordered.
I do not keep in mind what they introduced her the following time, but it surely was not even near her order. So we despatched it again once more, explaining to the server that she wished a cheeseburger with simply ketchup and mustard.
The third time, they obtained it virtually proper. Cheese, mustard, ketchup, bun. No burger.
16. They virtually did not eat
Ordered lunch at a diner. We waited 45 minutes after ordering and the server comes, slaps the examine on the desk and says, “Thanks a lot! Have a great day!”
I regarded on the examine and referred to as her again over. I requested, “Might we please get the meals that’s written on this?”
She regarded fully astounded. She was satisfied she introduced our meals and we ate it and that she bussed the desk already.
We lastly satisfied her that we might simply been ready the entire time and she or he went and put the ticket in.
When the order lastly got here to the desk, my spouse’s order was unsuitable. She had ordered a grilled cheese but it surely got here with a large slab of white onion on it.
By that time she simply picked it off and ate the sandwich. We gave up on any hope of first rate service.
17. Nailed it
I ordered some takeout from an area Chinese language place.
Once I obtained house, I popped a film on and dug into my noodles.
I gagged after I noticed a latex bandaid with a pretend nail connected to it. I am allergic to latex and I am undecided what would’ve occurred if I ate it.
I went again to the restaurant with it. The lady on the counter had the identical nails… with one lacking.
I confirmed her and she or he denied it was from them. She refused to offer me a refund at first, however one other worker stated one thing to her angrily and gave me my a refund.
18. Self-serve drinks
I used to be at a Pizza Hut in Tennessee again in 1999 with three different buddies. We caught the top of the dinner hour. We’re seated, order taken all in good time, and obtained the primary spherical of drinks.
Completed these, no meals out, had been ready for refills. And ready. And ready. It was our desk, possibly one different, at that time.
We rotated to had been the staff are lounging in one of many cubicles close by, wave our empty glasses. They wave again. We are saying oh properly, one in every of our group goes behind the counter and will get our drinks. Workers don’t care.
Meals finally arrives, no issues with it, and we eat, pay, go away.
19. Left a foul style in his mouth
At Bahama Breeze, we ordered the onion ring appetizer. They arrive out on a vertical skewer.
Mates and I proceed to eat the vast majority of the plate. Get right down to the ultimate two, elevate them up off the skewer, and the plate is roofed in tiny, black ants, hiding beneath the rings.
Totally disgusted, name the server over who simply nonchalantly apologizes, and takes the plate.
My pal is shedding his thoughts and asks for the supervisor. Mainly get instructed, “Sorry, not sorry,” and so they take the app off of our invoice.
We had been most likely 20 years previous, I am 37 now, and have not been again since. Would not return if you happen to paid me.
20. Horrible expertise from begin to end
Went to this “fancy” burger place and there was a 30 minute wait to be seated.
We lastly get our desk (simply two of us), waitress reveals up 15 minutes after to take our orders. Comes again 10 minutes later with a unclean wine bottle stuffed with heat water and two glasses, one in every of which has lipstick on it.
Burgers lastly come, she by no means brings napkins or silverware. My fiance will get fed up and finds somebody to ask for napkins. She by no means involves examine on us for drinks or if the meals is okay (it was not).
My burger was purported to have “blackened” onions on it. My considering was this meant cajun seasoning and cooked until black-brown. As an alternative, I obtained a full slice of onion, burnt on either side till it was charcoal. It was so disgusting.
They did not season the meat in any respect on both of our burgers. It was a horrible, overpriced expertise and we’ll by no means return.
21. A bloody burger
I went to a quick meals restaurant sooner or later on my lunch break.
I solely had 30 minutes for lunch, so quick meals was actually my solely possibility.
I used to be ready and ready for my meals – it was taking perpetually, so I requested if it might be prepared quickly. They stated sure and shortly obtained me my meals.
I took one chunk and instantly spit it out. It was uncooked. I spit out a mouthful of blood. That they had forgotten to make the burger, so after I requested, they simply browned it on either side and gave it to me.
It was on objective too as a result of as soon as the grill is closed it stays locked for a preset period of time so somebody needed to manually press the cancel button.
They requested me if I wished one other burger. Ummm…no thanks.
22. She tried many times and once more
For work, we ordered a gaggle lunch from 5 Guys.
I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions and mushrooms. Acquired the burger, no bacon. No large deal. I referred to as them and I used to be given a free burger on my subsequent order.
A few month later, I ordered my free burger. Acquired it. I took a chunk of it and it was lacking the precise hamburger patty. It was simply bacon, onion, mushroom and ketchup. I referred to as them and once more was was provided one other freebie.
Third time was lacking the onions and mushrooms. Did not name them this time. Simply gave up.
23. It was nut her fault
I used to be on vacation with my household in St. Tropez and we determined to go for a meal out.
Since I’ve a deadly nut allergy, I (and several other of my relations) made positive to ask if the dish I used to be ordering had any nuts, the reply was no.
Fortunately reassured, I used to be one forkful in when my sister questioned what the pile of crumbled golden items had been on the aspect of my plate.
We requested and the reply, after all, was nuts. Once more we pressured that I had a deadly allergy to nuts, however the one rationalization we acquired was that they had been ‘for adornment.’
I had a reasonably unhealthy assault that evening and if I had any extra, I might have died, all due to the restaurant’s ignorance.
24. He obtained a lot extra pizza than anticipated
Not essentially unhealthy, however each time I am going to Pizza Hut, they find yourself doing one thing unsuitable.
One time, they dropped my pizza. They gave me a free pizza to exchange it and an order of breadsticks.
Then, after giving me the pizza, they unintentionally made two pizzas, and gave it to me at no cost.
After that, my desk decides to order some brownie dessert, and so they additionally drop that. New man working, I assume. Give that to us at no cost.
Lets recap: Go to Pizza Hut, do not feel hungry and order a private pan, get 2 free ones, free breadsticks, and a free brownie. I swear I bankrupted the entire firm that day.
25. What a pizza work
Again in school I went to an area pizza place that was pretty new, however everybody appeared to like.
The store had a reasonably open design, so I had a transparent view of the whole kitchen and the man making the pizzas.
I ordered a calzone and will see the man beginning to make it. Whereas he was making it, at one level, he reached his whole, ungloved hand down the again of his pants and scratched.
He then pulled his hand out and continued to make the calzone with out washing his palms and with out carrying gloves.
I did not even say something, I simply turned and left.
26. They do not get a thumbs up
One time I went to a restaurant with my of us and ordered an omelette.
Once I took my first chunk, there was one thing onerous and sharp in my meals. It turned out to be a thumbtack.
The waitress instructed us they used a cork board to pin orders up in entrance of the cooking space and one of many tacks will need to have fallen into my meals. No damage, however I actually wasn’t comfortable.
At one other restaurant, my husband ordered soup and found a used bandaid within the backside of the bowl after he’d eaten half of it.
They didn’t apologize, they simply provided him one other soup.
27. The place did it come from?
Was at Comedian Con and there was a bar proper throughout from our resort.
I did not prefer it, however my cousin thought they had been good and it was strolling distance, so no matter.
We went again for breakfast. I do not keep in mind what I obtained, but it surely got here with a salad and a dinner roll. I bit into it and there was one thing onerous. I spat it right into a serviette. It was a tough, dried piece of corn.
We referred to as the waitress over to point out her and she or he laughs and says, “I am sorry, I am simply shocked as a result of we do not have something in our kitchen like that!”
After she walked away, I discovered a hair in my salad. Didn’t return.
28. Historical sauce
I used to be at Bob Evans just a few years in the past and ordered a particular burger that comes with this sauce that you just add on your self.
After placing the sauce on the burger, it tasted bitter, then my abdomen began to really feel tight.
I regarded on the bottle and it was three years previous. I requested the waitress in the event that they reuse bottles and she or he instructed me no. I began to really feel actually sick quickly after.
Ended up simply comping my meal and so they instructed me to name them if I needed to go to the hospital.
I felt sick for just a few days, however nothing got here of it.
29. The hen kebab was unhealthy cluck
Throughout my college years there was this restaurant that I might go a number of instances per week as a result of their hen kebab was fairly scrumptious and the service was comparatively quick.
Simply one other day at this restaurant, I used to be having hen kebab as ordinary when a buyer abruptly screamed “Wow, what the heck?!”
He was sitting in entrance of me and proper after screaming he obtained up from his chair and was trying on the wall.
Properly, what I noticed after I regarded on the wall was two large cockroaches simply chilling there.
For sure, I left instantly with out ending my meal and by no means went again there once more.
30. That tipped over her restrict
This occurred at a Texas Roadhouse in Indiana final yr.
Once we obtained our examine, my mom put down $5.00 on the little line that claims “tip.” Every little thing goes easily and we go away.
Properly, the following day when my mom was checking her financial institution assertion, we found the server had mistaken the $5.00 for $500, so we ended up getting charged $500 for the tip.
My mom needed to sit via days and days of cellphone calls with the financial institution and Texas Roadhouse company till we lastly obtained our $500 again from the financial institution.
Texas Roadhouse didn’t apologize and solely gave us a 25% off coupon.