Are you a snobby diner or do you just kind of go with the flow?
Either way, I bet that there are at least a few things that are dealbreakers for you when you go out to eat, right?
While you think about your dealbreakers, check out what folks had to say about this on AskReddit.
1. That’s…not good…
“If the table is sticky…
And it gets stickier after they wipe it…”
2. I’m with you!
I’ve been in restaurants before where I can’t hear myself think, let alone hear people opposite me talk.”
3. A bit much…
“An overabundance of televisions.
Sports bars are fine, but there should be some separation between them and restaurants.”
4. Nice to meet you.
“Tables packed closely together to the point where you might as well just be sitting with the strangers next to you.”
5. Turn around and leave.
“The smell when you walk in.
If you can smell sewage, mold or excessive bleach or ammonia when you walk in over the food, turn around.”
6. The guessing game.
“No prices on the menu.
If I’m going to spend money, I want to know how much I’m going to spend.
Just tell me the steak is $40.”
7. Sticky floors.
“Ever walk on a floor mopped with sugary water?
Yeah, that stickiness will have me turn around instantly.”
8. A little help?
Once showed up to an IHOP at around 1am with my brother (he works nights), and we were told by the host to seat ourselves, so we picked a booth within sight of the host stand. The host was talking with someone (I think a customer?) for easily 15, maybe 20 minutes. No one came by to give us menus or anything. We ended up walking out and weren’t even acknowledged by any staff as we left.
Even though it was about 1:30am at that point, my brother and I were like “well, we’re already out; let’s find another IHOP” and drove to the next-nearest one, which ended up being a full 20 minutes away.
So we get to the other IHOP at 2am, and on our way to the front, we get stopped by a random couple already walking in… They recognized us because they also got ignored by the first IHOP.”
“A HUGE menu with loads of variety.
If they can just master 5 or 6 dishes they will taste far better that the 50 different options that the kitchen has to offer.”
10. Big time.
If they can’t be bothered to wipe the menu then what else are they not cleaning?”
11. Uh uh.
“No hand soap in the restroom.
Unless staff have their own restroom no one’s washing hands after doing their business into urinal or toilet.”
“I went to a brand new restaurant last summer that had those neat roll-up walls and windows.
Except that the flies were so thick we were grabbing menus to fan them away.
Never going back.”
13. Come on!
“Taking forever to get the check grinds my gears.
I’m less likely to return if I had to wait a long time to leave.
I don’t want to be held hostage after my meal.”
What’s your restaurant dealbreaker?
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