Krystal. I can’t even think of the place without wanting to vomit.
Bob in Cary
There were two places to eat in Fancy Gap, Va. The place I usually ate at always had a full parking lot. The other place usually had an empty lot. I was in a hurry one day and discovered the reason why that the lot was empty.
Domenico’s (Southern California)
A chain "Italian" … "restaurant" that had some of the worst food ever.
The atmosphere is kitchy nostaligia (which I like), but everything was horrible. My daughter’s soda was watered down and flat. The salad was cut in tiny piece and drenched in cheap vinegar and oil. The pasta was forgettable and I’ve had better pizza at Chuck E. Cheese.
What a colossal waste of time and money.
A couple places:
The Carriage Stop in Drums PA, on rt 309 right off of I-81. Three strikes: The first time they were rude and slow during an unhurried lunch hour. Then they were slow and surly for a holiday meal. Then we had our daughter’s christening dinner there (party of about 15) and the service was awful, slow, and unfriendly, even though the whole meal had been arranged ahead of time.
To cap it off, about 3 years later the owners came in to MY store and were rude, arrogant, bossy, and unfriendly. I had the delicious pleasure of informing them why I would never eat at their restaurant.
And Patte’s Sports Bar in Wilkes-Barre. We ate late, with friends, total 6. I ordered my steak medium rare. It came well done. The waitress insisted that that was medium rare, "the well done is burnt on the outside". I insisted that she bring me another steak. It took half an hour, and everyone else was done. As everyone else is drinking coffee she brings me another well done steak, a bit bigger than the first one, and drops the plate on the table and says as she walks away, "WELL YOU CERTAINLY MADE OUT ON THAT ONE."
Funny thing – I ate there on a Thursday night in September, 2001 and thought it was pretty good. The place was packed and clean and neat and the food was entirely serviceable. You must have hit them at the wrong time or something….
I’ve also had GOOD BBQ at the Pig and Steak in Madison. I was passing though and hit them for a late lunch at mid-week (not the best time for a BBQ joint) and it was still some of the better pig meat I’ve had. The industrial scale smoker out back is why I stoped in the first place.
I used to order pizza on a regular basis (twice a week) from Tony Maroni’s up here in Seattle. The pie is Seattle-quality, but a tad better and acceptable, plus they used to send coupons which helped ease the pain.
The pizza had been going downhill a bit, but one day I order a pie for delivery and after numerous calls to check on status, and many broken promises, it came, ice cold, almost 2 hours later in the company of a rude driver, with no change, etc.
So, I took my collection of half used coupon sheets, stuffed them in an envelope and mailed it to the owner of this small chain with a note saying why I wouldn’t be needing them anymore.
To my astonishment, he called me on the phone, apologized and said he’d personally send me some coupons for free pizzas. "Wow!" I say to myself, "nice save" …
No coupons ever came.
That was a good 8 years ago … 2 pizzas a week … 52 weeks a year … 8 years …
I can’t imagine being hungry (or house-bound) enough to ever try them again.
I can relate to that!I ate at the Channel Bassabout that time and it was horrible.Shrimp were like Mrs.Pauls and what was suppose to be flounder was some kind of trash fish and the Owners were really ignorant.It still stands today but different owners and same bad foof.Avoid this place.
I was young at the time, but on a family vacation in Cape Hatteras, we stopped and ate at the Channel Bass restaurant (i’ll never forget the name) and it was horrible. I remember my fish was kind of burnt tasting and the blueberry pie for desert had stems all through it. I can remember all of the grownups complaining too. This was probably 25 years ago so if it still stands, it might have gotten better.
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My mom got a bad case of food poisoning from some chicken at a KFC. She was throwing up all night. Never eaten there again since that incident a few years ago. Food has gotten to be very poor quality anyhow, compared to decades ago when it opened.
Ever have one of those experiences where you walk in, take a look around and think to your self: "Ummm, no."
On a recent visit to a Northren Virginia Fuddruckers (a restaurant I used to enjoy), I took one look around the dining room and spotted a total of two tables that had been bussed. There was half-eaten food and garbage everywhere. This was at 6:00! Most of it was probably from lunch.
I made a quick u-turn and shot out the door. If you can’t keep your dining room from turning my stomach, I’m certainly not going to stick around for the food.
Our never again experience was at Sparks Steak House in NYC. Food was ok but service rude and cocky. One time of that is enough.]
Red Robin, we had such a bad experience there recently my wife now calls it "Black Robin" They could not get things right even with the manager working the table after an infinate number of mistakes by the waitress and the kitchen it was a mess.
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