There are a lot of reasons to go out to eat. Cooking is hard, there's no food in the house, you just plain like the place, or it's so close to your house that you barely have to make an effort to even get there. Of course, all of these reasons and more can become instantly irrelevant the first time you bite into a burger and a colony of roaches pours out. Here are few stomach-churning stories that made customers pack up and never come back.


1. This is why soda is unhealthy, shesbearlylegal.

The nozzle fell off the soda fountain and bug parts fell out into my cup. (Roaches and other bugs in the soda fountain are a common problem if you don't clean it properly.) I told a worker and they just screwed the nozzle back on when they thought I wasn't looking. Who knows what else they weren't cleaning.

2. GooberMcNutly got majorly boned.

Found a bunch of eaten chicken wing bones in my appetizer basket. They just dropped a new piece of paper over them and filled it up with onion rings. Pointed it out to the manager, declined to get my app for free and walked out.


3. Eating at this place was just like home for quigglebaby, if his family was also casually racist.

The waiter/cook made a dumb racist joke to me.

It was a crummy diner type place and this guy kept making dumb jokes. We politely laugh but he's being super annoying and keeps swearing and trying to be edgy.

He gives us our food and silverware and asks me if I need a knife. I got a sandwich so I said I didn't need a knife. Then he says, "Good, because you look Mexican and I'm worried you might stab me!"

We just stared at him and he left. He came back over and apologized and said it was just a dumb joke. Yeah, it was. Still never going back.


4. Waste not, want not, chubby_hamster.

Was eating at a Chinese restaurant where you order rice by the bowl. From the angle I was sitting I saw the waiters taking half uneaten bowls of rice and dumping them back into the rice cooker.

5. The eggs that titangrove ordered were extra protein-packed.

There was a small fly (a fruit fly I think) in my fried egg. It was all fried and crispy. I wasn't even that bothered, I'm not a confrontational person. I didn't even want a whole new meal, I just wanted a new egg. The waitress came back from the kitchen and said that the chef was insisting it was a bit of "herb" that he uses in his cooking. You could see the legs and wings. They were so insistent that I could see it wasn't worth arguing. They were a new business as well so you would have thought they would want to establish a customer base.


6. BlueSignRedLight with more proof that brunch is the biggest scam ever unleashed on humanity.

Super hipster pancake place in Portland. Long waits for brunch, was dragged there on a date. 2 hour wait for fucking pancakes, and when we finally got in, after getting a single mimosa the power goes down. Their response? Make everyone pay for what they had ordered, not even got, and give 'jump the line' tickets to people still in line, but nothing but a hearty 'fuck you' to the diners. Never again.


7. This is just another one of their experiments in pizza-stuffing, Commodore_Wiley.

Went to a Pizza Hut in my town for a school trip when I was 13. A friend thought he was being funny and put a slice of pizza under one of those rubberized table cloths they used at the time. About a month later his grandma took us for his birthday. The pizza was still there. I don't go to that Pizza Hut anymore.

8. At this place BeautyCream went to, the legs are fake and the nastiness is real.

One of my relatives has a prosthetic leg, and it's uncomfortable for him to stand for a long time, so he asked for a chair to sit in while waiting for a table. 10 minutes later, a waitress came over and said she needed the chair back. He explained his situation, but she snapped "well, I'm sorry, I need it. You'll have to get up." He shouted "FUCK THIS PLACE!" and stormed out.


9. CorahIlCappo was basically Sherlock Holmes, unlocking the devious kitchen's devious tricks.

Local breakfast place in my hometown that I went to as a kid. Ordered a Belgian Waffle, and it comes out dark brown and crunchy. I complained that it was burned, and they sent it back to make a new one. About 5 minutes later, they returned with a new waffle.

Except it wasn't new. It had bite marks. Right where I had bitten it... And hey, the section I bit out of had butter on it...

They walked in back and turned the waffle over, thinking no one would notice.


10. You've had enough, nottaphysicist.

They said no when I asked for a glass of water, please.

11. The thing about highly_caffinated is that they're allergic to shrimp, and restaurants shouldn't give them shrimp.

Told the guy, no shrimp. I turn into an itchy flaming hot cheeto as I'm eating. Waiter tells me the cook doesn't "do alterations". Could have said something to be before dumbass


12. TheHealadin found at least the second-worst kind of hair in their food.

I found what appeared to be a pubic hair in my potatoes. The server assured me it was probably just a chest hair as "the chef's a very hairy guy". I think the server honestly felt that was better.


13. This story from dannyi1 is pho real gross.

I still remember clearly when I went to a restaurant called Bamboo House. I was just enjoying my pho when I felt something hard on my tongue. I pulled it out of my mouth and it was a fuckin bitten off toenail. Never fucked with that place again. They literally asked if I wanted another bowl, Bitch you think I want another bowl after that?!


14. It's a Grand Slam for KOTORdisbo!

I was at a Denny's in VA beach, as we were being seated a woman was dragging her little boy to the bathroom and he puked in the lobby waiting area. The woman got frustrated and just took the kid back to their table then didn't tell anyone that happened. While we were seated the staff noticed and just put a chair over it. We ordered drinks, puke still there. We ordered food, puke still there. Food came out, puke still there. We couldn't eat. We paid, left and haven't been back to a Denny's since.


15. The rest of the time at the place buckfutt2 went to, they just stay in the chips.

A cockroach ran out of the basket of tortilla chips and the waitress' response was, "Oh, that happens sometimes."


16. ArkwynLightstrider ordered raw beef, gosh.

Raw chicken in my taco. My beef and cheese taco.

17. You gotta specifically tell them to not to, LilacPlains.


Answer me this:



18. Suck a lemon, Lieutenant_Hawk.

I had a lemon thrown at me.

Well the lemon was thrown by a server at another server - his aim was off so it hit me instead.