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Would you eat at a restaurant that was really dirty if the food was amazing?

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    Would you eat at a restaurant that was really dirty if the food was amazing?


    I had to stop and wonder how many of use would say no, but already have without realizing it. Rarely, if ever, do we see where the food is prepared.
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    It would depend on where the dirt was.

    I have eaten in some pretty scruffy places that had great food including my own kitchen!

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    I would
    go somewhere else but I would tell the manager why I was leaving.
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    No. Roaches come in with foosdtuffs and carry disease. If not cleaned they multiply. Flies lay maggots. If the coolers aren't clean you can get food poisioning, I could go on....

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    I'm sure I already have and survived but I would not knowingly do so.

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    Of course not.
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    Yeah
    Sometime in the sixties

    The Western Grill
    Houston
    Open 24/7
    I’d go there after my 2nd job
    The best chef salad…ever
    Large chunks of bacon, eggs, tomatoes, cheese
    Until one morning in the wee hours, we found it closed
    And about a gazillion dead and dying rats piled up in the parking lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Rarely, if ever, do we see where the food is prepared.
    heh heh

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    In the eighties
    Genghis Khan Mongolian BBQ
    Vancouver, WA
    My business buddy introduced me to it
    We’d stuff ourselves until we couldn’t…..deeelicious
    Took some friends to it one night
    Happened by the kitchen
    Not recommended to happen by that kitchen

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    Y2K
    Tangxia, Dongguan
    Just outa Shenzhen

    Little open air eatery
    Delicious chow Mein
    Never had chow mein like that…ever
    Never had dog before, either
    Never had to ladle flies outa my bowl with my stick, either

    I’d prolly go back, but only after another half case of Tsingtao
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    This is an easy question, ...no!

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    NO! (sorry to shout)

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    Lately we've seen some pretty bad looking floors in McDonalds, behind the register and by the fry cooker. Definitely makes me wonder about the manager.

    When we eat at Waffle House, we sometimes have to ask to have the floor below the table swept. Unlike some higher-end restaurants, where the clean-up person wipes the table off into a dirty dish bin, there are restaurants, like Waffle House, that wipe the tables off onto the floor. I can't believe that we are the only ones, that we know of, that will ask to have the floor swept under and around the table. I will sometimes look at the "waffle making area" and it can be a mess. They just don't clean it up that often.

    Now, a restaurant called Mimi's Café is a higher-end one and they REALLY keep their dining area clean. It's always a pleasure eating there, but the cost of their breakfast is also higher.

    Two things I really wonder about...…...the manager of these restaurants, like Waffle House, and some of the people that eat at them. No complaining about how the dining area looks, just sit down and eat there.
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    If I'm not comfortable with the looks of a place, I'll leave and go elsewhere. BUT ... I've had salmonella poisoning twice in my life. Both times I got it from chicken eaten at outwardly clean-looking, upscale, yuppy-ish restaurants on Florida. A dirty appearance may be a sign to go elsewhere, but clean public areas do not guarantee safety. Just sayin' ...


    ETA: I no longer eat chicken at restaurants - EVER!

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    NO, ​but thanks for asking.
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    If the restaurant was really dirty, I wouldn't eat there even if the food was good. I have eaten in some small dinky 'dives', but they didn't appear to be filthy. Like Pappy said, most of us rarely get to see the kitchen where the food is prepared. I figure I can just judge by the area where I'm served and the employees working there.

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