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Would you eat at a restaurant with great food and service despite poor washroom facilities?

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So...you're hungry. You and your partner want to go out to eat.

You've heard great things about restaurant XYZ.

Great reviews, people raving on social media, neighbour's recommendations...coworkers go after work...line ups to get in....yadda yadda.

All talk about how amazing the food and service is.

However....people have also commented on the bathrooms...both the male and female bathrooms.

Outdated and not that clean.

Do you go and enjoy the food and service DESPITE the bathroom issue??
 

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Yes. Go before you leave home. There are always gas stations if you can hold it that long.
 

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Well, the staff needs to use the same bathrooms? NO, just not clean.
 

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I avoid restaurants... never did like them. However, I don't give a shiot about what the bathroom looks like.
 

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and to keep it on topic, if I go to look at a car for sale or to inspect for a client and find a dirty floors, food wrappers, shit in the trunk etc it gives me a clue to the rest of it. exhaust systems are a "tell tale", if they are hanging or a sloppy install and or crooked, I figure the rest of the mechanicals are junk....and I am usually right.
 

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I think I'd give it a shot, some of the best Thai and Chinese I ever had was in places that looked dodgy - but the food, OMG! :love: :love: :love:

And by far THE BEST Vietnamese I ever had came from a mobile kitchen trailer, which obviously didn't come with silly things like bathrooms for the customers.... Or even the chef for that matter :D
 

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So...you're hungry. You and your partner want to go out to eat
Rule number one: never dine out with your partner. Lunch and breakfast is OK, not a dinner. Work will be the first casualty.

I generally never return to places with toilets that are not commensurate with their price range
 

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Rule number one: never dine out with your partner.
The word partner was used so as not to offend anyone who didn't have a husband or wife.
 

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The word partner was used so as not to offend anyone who didn't have a husband or wife.
Raising kids today. This skit wasn’t what I’d expected, but so damn true about the world today.
 

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Yes would go, as we are going there for the food, not to visit restroom or get home improvement ideas :p

I find that many times that smaller mom and pop dining places have amazing food and service, but they do not look fancy or attract high end customers.
 

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So long as the health board hasn’t shut them down, I’d go for it. I’ve barked a loaf in some super sketchy bathrooms in various parts of the world so have greatly lowered my bar on what is acceptable.

Curiously, according to my Aussie friend who has traveled around the world more than once, the absolute most disgusting bathroom in the world is at a gas station just off the 101 in Hollywood.
 

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The concept of clean facilities is far from universal. In most of the world they are shitholes.
 
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