Took the wife and two daughters out to dinner, the place was maybe half full.But at least 75% of the people in there were obnoxiously loud. I'm talking Texas Roadhouse on a busy night loud! I understand there will be noises from people talking, but why do they have to try to talk over everyone? When I got up it looked like more than half were women and there was a party of 10 or so women having a birthday party. Rant over.
Posts: 74 | Location: Illinois | Registered: December 03, 2002
Our Texas Roadhouse (Davenport IA ) is always loud unless you're the first in when it opens. It doesn't matter if it's small groups at tables, it's always loud. Mrs. Sigmund and I go there together but prefer not to meet another couple, it's too noisy to add to the noise, er...chat.
A tip for any restaurant: Never sit for dinner in the bar area on a weekend or happy hour night, it will be LOUD.
When we first moved to Oahu, we found there was a restaurant within walking distance of our apartment that had famous Hawaiian musicians entertaining. Imagine our disappointment when their beautiful voices (it was Robert and Roland Cazamero) were drowned out by loud diners not interested in the music. We did return once and stayed late, and got practically a private concert from them.
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Kinda like a Carnival Cruise....gotta judge the place by who they're trying to attract. If its a causal, 'dress like a slob and eat a platter of cheap crap' kind of place, you're gonna get that kind of clientele. Unfortunately, there's a lot of them out there with an equal number of people with zero situational awareness.
With the restaurant/food service industry getting shafted by COVID and .gov mandates, restaurants are going to be desperate for customers and aren't going to refuse anybody. Drunk, obnoxious and unruly they can ask to leave but, a birthday party with a bunch of loud hens, they'll accept every time.
Posts: 11206 | Location: Wine Country | Registered: September 20, 2000
Had a bad experience at the local Red Robin a while ago. Crowded, noisy, meh food and this was back when all the pubescent kids had sneakers with roller skate wheels in the soles. Two of the little darlings were tearing around the dining room like it was roller derby time with nary a peep from the parents or restaurant staff. Never been back and never will.
Posts: 292 | Location: SE Michigan | Registered: June 15, 2010
I think it really can depend on the type of restaurant you choose- you can also ask to be reseated (and I have). I avoid TR type restaurants whenever I can, and yes, I saw OP just compared noise levels, maybe wasn’t actually at a TR.
Had a bad experience at the local Red Robin a while ago. Crowded, noisy, meh food and this was back when all the pubescent kids had sneakers with roller skate wheels in the soles.
"Heelies," I think they were called. Pissed me off no end. Every time one of those little punks "heeled" by me I had an urge to stick my foot out in the aisle. Thankfully it was a short-lived fad.This message has been edited. Last edited by: egregore,
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Another reason I don’t dine out anymore at restaurants. People have lost all spatial awareness, timeliness, etc. It’s total narcissism in our society now. Throw in the phones, and it’s gas on a fire. The only place I’ll hit is Benihana or a Sushi place for a special occasion. People at restaurants, theaters, just no more common courtesy in society any longer. Bunch of mindless fucking drones hooked on marketing, phones, and social media apps.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Prefontaine,
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We have a Mexican joint in town. We were having a going away party for a family with about 20 close friends attending. There were a bunch of unruly young brats running around and screaming near our table. I asked for the manager. I asked him if he was running a restaurant or a day care. He walked away saying he was sorry and never said a word to the offending brats. We've never been back.
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Originally posted by sjtill: When we first moved to Oahu, we found there was a restaurant within walking distance of our apartment that had famous Hawaiian musicians entertaining. Imagine our disappointment when their beautiful voices (it was Robert and Roland Cazamero) were drowned out by loud diners not interested in the music. We did return once and stayed late, and got practically a private concert from them.
We had a similar experience at the Surfrider when the Ink Spots played there years ago.
It was a bunch of women all trying to talk over each other. I have no idea why women do that, but you can see the same thing every day on talk shows with female hosts.