Server Stories

Many years ago I worked as an assistant manager for a well known chain of restaurants located in the Washington, DC area. The chain was owned by Mormons who were very generous in helping handicapped and mentally challenged individuals by providing them jobs in the kitchen, and as bus boys and girls. The particular Shoppe […]

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I used to work a Saturday job at a local restaurant when I was at college to earn some extra cash. We were quite popular, so we had several dozen new staff members coming in all the time. Most of them stayed only temporarily. But there was a new girl that I and quite frankly […]

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I had a reservation March 4th @ 7pm – party of 6, at “M’s” in Miami. Overall, our experience at M’s was very costly and painfully sub-par. I read their website’s bios etc. and all of their press, especially from NYC critics, including the NY Times and James Beard pieces. M’s should NOT believe everything […]

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Forgetful Waitress

January 14, 2010

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Me and my girlfriend love to eat Asian cuisine. We decided to go to a new Asian restaurant near where I live because we have both heard good news about it, and so we both assumed it was good… boy, were we wrong though. It all started when we came through the front doors of […]

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This happened to me a long time ago when I was a little boy but I remember it well. My mother and I went out to eat at a restaurant in our local shopping centre. The restaurant looked nice and we were taken to our seat. It was only when a waitress arrived that the […]

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One night my boyfriend, my roommate and I decided to go out to dinner to a local steak and buffet restaurant. We each ordered entrées and sodas, placed the tickets on our table, and then went to the buffet line for some salads. When we returned, our tickets were still on the table. No big […]

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I must admit that after a number of years in the “food service” industry, inevitably there are some “Dinners from Hell” I have been responsible for. Whether it be an accident or not, I’ve always owned up to the mistake, made it right and continued on with life. However, there is on “Dinner from Hell” […]

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A couple of months ago my husband and I were out running errands and decide to meet up with some friends at a local “Mom & Pop” restaurant. These friends of ours had just ordered their lunches with their 9 month old daughter when we arrived. My husband and I decided to just order a […]

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This was a good ten years ago, but I remember it well. Up front, I want to say that I tip based on service. Give me great service, you get more than 20%. Lesser service, and the percentage goes down. Only one time have I left no tip – and this is why. Me and […]

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A short time back my grandparents took my mother, my fiancé and my sister and myself out to breakfast a chain restaurant that specializes in breakfast food. We arrived to see that this restaurant was packed as usual, but we were all seated promptly. Our waitress took our drink orders, brought them back and proceeded […]

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Prissy Waiter

May 30, 2009

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My parents liked taking my fiancé and me out to a local chain restaurant that prides itself on authentic Italian food. We went to this place about twice a month and usually had great service and heavenly food. One time, however, the waiter was so rude and prissy that it made me consider switching to […]

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Our recent experience at this Jamaican themed restaurant in North Pinellas County Florida right off the Pinellas Trail was like a scene out of Abbott and Costello’s classic clip – “who’s on first” …but with waitstaff instead. We had visited a new beer bar next door, and decided to catch a bite to eat at […]

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