23 People Confess Their Worst Restaurant Experiences


Went in for lunch and 3 days later I was in the hospital for Salmonella. They had no hot water and the dishwasher was broken. A lot of people got sick. I ended up being out of work for a month.


Ordered a meal worth $20+ at a fast food restaurant, and once our order came out, another person came and took it. We showed the receipt to the manager proving it was ours and they didn’t do anything about it.


Before the smoking ban was introduced in the UK, we booked a non-smoking table for two at a local restaurant. We arrived and were shown to our table surrounded by tables of other people smoking. “We booked a non-smoking table?” says my husband to the owner. “Well don’t smoke at this table then” counters the owner. Walked straight out without another word.


TGIF literally every time I go there. The worst was when two of us ordered their fried chicken salad. Out comes one fried chicken salad and one plain salad. We’re like hey, what is this? So they take BOTH plates back which makes no sense to me, and out they come with two fried chicken salads with half the chicken missing on mine. I called them out on it and the manager comes over and tells us to leave.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.