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Do you complain at resturant when you get dirty dishes or bad food.

My daughter order a desert and got it on a dirty skillet that had steak on it before. YuK!! The manager did ask her what would you want?? my daughter said nothing thanks, we are never coming back again.

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Asked by gammie at 12:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • No...don't mess with people making your food : )

    Answer by Farrahann at 12:35 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • If it is really bad I do. I have worked in a restaurant and I have realized there is nothing wrong with complaining when it is legit. Just be tasteful when you complain and realize it is NOT the servers fault :)

    Answer by krazyash023 at 12:37 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Thats gross. Yes I complain tactfully. My husband was a waiter so we know its usually not there fault at all. When that happens I expect a replacement at the very least.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 12:57 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • It depends on what type of restaurant I am at. If I am at a really nice, fancier restaurant then yes I would politely ask for it to be replaced. They truly care about the diners experience so they will replace it with no problem. However I have heard about some really gross things that other waiters and cooks do to food that someone complains about lol!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:04 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • I complain politely to the server who has always taken it away. I also leave a generous tip.

    Answer by Bmat at 1:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • yes I do. We pay for a service and should expect nothing less than good service, clean dining area and certainly clean plates and utensils with which to eat.

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • if it was dirty plates or utensils.. yes, I would complain.. thats how people get sick! But.. you ahve to be careful messing with people who make your food, lol. Most places I wouldnt worry.. but there are some places you would be liable to get a spit sandwich back in return..

    Answer by LuminousMom at 2:01 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Yes, I would say something. A person can get food poisoning from food that goes bad and food that is left on plates is just gross!!!

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • If we are talking about dirty or undercooked I do complain, nicely mind you. It isn't the server's fault. I don't want to get sick & I don't want my family sick. I was at a restaurant a little while ago and the spoon & dish for my son's mac & cheese was dirty so back it went


    Answer by chrissmom734 at 2:57 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Speaking as a chef's wife,I would complain...tactfully,of course....the dish machines are not the isn't the server's fault,it is the fault of the person who plates the food!

    Answer by starrsun at 4:41 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

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