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BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....

Bobert 06 Oct 11 - 08:47 PM
Rapparee 06 Oct 11 - 09:14 PM
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Don Firth 06 Oct 11 - 09:23 PM
GUEST,999 06 Oct 11 - 09:44 PM
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MarkS 06 Oct 11 - 11:48 PM
kendall 07 Oct 11 - 01:41 AM
Paul Burke 07 Oct 11 - 01:54 AM
VirginiaTam 07 Oct 11 - 02:23 AM
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Will Fly 07 Oct 11 - 04:22 AM
Nigel Parsons 07 Oct 11 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,OldNicKilby 07 Oct 11 - 04:28 AM
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Allan C. 07 Oct 11 - 06:07 AM
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Subject: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 08:47 PM

Well, the P-Vine and I were riding around a couple days ago and drove by a restaurant that, by the looks of it, had been closed for several years...

The Name???

"The Titanic"???

So, have at it folks... It doesn't matter if the joint is still open (or not) lets hear some of ya'll's "bad names for restaurants"....

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 09:14 PM

Next to the Gross Motel in Timewell, IL was the "Gross Restaurant."

Gertie's Grub 'n' Gas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 09:15 PM

Ouch, Rap...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 09:23 PM

General store, lunch counter and gas station. The sign out front said "Eat Here and Get Gas."

Okay. . . .

Don Firth

P. S. Here's a suggestion for a combination gas station and restaurant:    The Stomach Pump.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 09:44 PM

I'm guessing the Roadkill Cafe on Route 66 does ok for itself.

Don, that place would probably make a mint.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 09:51 PM

...in gas...not grub... LOL...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 10:21 PM

My youngest brother wanted to open a place catering to the muzzleloader shooting crowd and call it "The Cock and Balls". If there was objection he'd go for "The Lock 'n' Balls."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 10:43 PM

Ouch, Part B, rap...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: frogprince
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 10:55 PM

I know this isn't exactly "on point", but I've said over the years that one of my life's ambitions is to open a restaurant with "topless waitresses" on the signage, and staff it with fully dressed flat-chested women.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: JennieG
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 11:23 PM

I always thought a good name for a Thai restaurant would be "Thai Wun On".......

Chers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: MarkS
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 11:48 PM

Tom Rush, in one of his songs, refers to a place in Montana called "The Squat and Gobble."
Dont know if this is real or just artistic creativity, but it does have a certain cachet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: kendall
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:41 AM

There is a place in Cape Elizabeth Maine that caters to elderly people. I call it "The Rubber Stocking".
Ptomaine Tillie's.

Those trucks that cater to mechanics are called the Roach Coach, or The Maggot Wagon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Paul Burke
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:54 AM

Sam and Ella's, formerly in Sheffield.


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From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 02:23 AM

The Slug and Lettuce (restaurant chain in the UK)

Fubar Brasserie and Lounge in Bath

The Tailhunter Restaurant and Fubar Cantina in Mexico


google found this


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 02:24 AM

Think I like McWanks best


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 04:22 AM

There used to be a popular wine bar in Brighton in the '70s called "Pip's Wine Bar". When Pip sold it, the new owner changed the name to "Valmonella's".

It didn't last long...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 04:27 AM

There was a local take-away selling donner kebabs called "Bella Donner".
A catchy name, until you realise that belladonna is one of the most toxic plants in the Western hemisphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 04:28 AM

There used to be a Japanese Restaurant quite near to Cecil Sharpe House called"Idofuku"


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 04:42 AM

I think the thread name is a bad name for a thread ~~ what, pray, is a 'restrurant'?

Just a typo, I appreciate ~ but jarring. Any chance of this being emended by a clone or mod?

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: Allan C.
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 06:07 AM

CarolC, Jack the Sailor and I dined once in an oriental restaurant near Lake City, Florida. It was a "must" once we saw the sign, the first line of which was: FU KU


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: melodeonboy
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 06:43 AM

Many years ago there was a restaurant in Canterbury called Get Stuffed! A number of locals complained about the name, apparently!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restrurants....
From: TheSnail
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 06:47 AM

Sorry, not a restaurant, but theres a hotel in Eastbourne UK called The Big Sleep.

"You can check out but you can never leave"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 09:25 AM

There used to be a place in Hell, ID (now a ghost town) called "Hell's Kitchen." The church was known affectionately as "Hell's Bells."

In Pobwan-ni, Korea there was a place called "The Mickey Mouse Tailor Shop."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:14 AM

There is a Chinese Takeaway in Farsley near Leeds called ' Yuk House '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:34 AM

"Big Peckers" I think is in Ocean City, Md.... I've seen the tee-shirts, anyway...

I used to frequent "The Ugly Mother" in Virginia Beach, Va... Don't know if it's still there, or not...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:37 AM

what, pray, is a 'restrurant'?

Actually, it's a very peaceful food bar which travels around country areas. Never seen one, Michael? I'm suprised...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Becca72
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 11:59 AM

Portland, Maine also had (or has - not sure if they are still around) a Sam & Ella's Deli. The Muddy Rudder isn't the best choice as far as I'm concerned - doesn't make me want to eat there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 12:19 PM

I used to cook at a place called Li'l Nips.
The owners last name was Nipper. It was really more of a bar with a kitchen than a proper restaurant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 12:32 PM

Grew up across the street from a kid named Nipper... His brother was named Tuck... True story... Nip & Tuck...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 12:35 PM

There was a burger joint on the highway south of here called "Shambles". I gather that it was the name of the owner, but it did not inspire confidence. ;-)

I never ate there. The place closed down eventually and was replaced by "The Boathouse Grill" or something like that...they had about 25 old boats on trailers sitting all around it. That place has closed down too. I think it's basically just a bad location...or bad karma.

It would be cool if Shane and Don bought the place and turned it into a depraved haunt for local hosers, bikers, and drunks, but I doubt that they will. Too much work!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:42 PM

Not a restaurant name, but a Thai restaurant in Norwich had 'Dung Roll' on its menu. Never tried it though...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:50 PM

Oh dear...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Don Firth
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:56 PM

Small hole-in-the-wall burger place called "Chuck's." It got known locally as "Up-Chuck's."

Didn't last long.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 02:02 PM

MarkS, not in Montana, from what I could find, but a franchise in San Francisco: Squat & Gobble! Who knew!LOL

Not a restaurant, but we have a chain of convenience stores called the "Kum & Go" I kid you not. (That's a short "u".)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: gnu
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 02:05 PM

When I worked in **** ****, NF I used to go to The Slop House fer munchies and ale but I had to stop as their are some Newfoundlanders that just don't like mainlanders and, when they get some ales in, a place called The Slop House just ain't the place to be. I never did get roughed up, mind you, but it was only because I could make em laugh and there are far more nice people than assholes wherever you go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 03:04 PM

Halfway between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska, there really is a place called "Skinny Dick's Halfway Inn."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 03:05 PM

The Murderers pub/cafe in Norwich. Shades of Sweeny Todd?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: gnu
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 05:39 PM

My second camp in the backwoods was called The Stagger Inn but that's off topic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 06:50 PM

I have eaten at a Squat and Gobble in Topeka, Kansas.

Bill D


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: GUEST,E. Murphy
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:01 PM

Beaufort South Carolina had a place called "The Terminal Grill."

It was located where the old Greyhound bus terminal used to be; the bus station moved, but the grill stayed where it was with the same name, and after a while not many knew the reason for its name. It just seemed like a place where you might truly get your last meal!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: GUEST,E. Murphy
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:03 PM

Jesup, Georgia used to have a place called "Eat Now, Home of the Food."


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 01:59 AM

There's one in Orillia called "Theo's Eatery". Seems like an awfully prosaic name for a restaurant to me, but they do have good food.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 05:27 PM

There is a place in Connecticut -- I go by it on the train from time to time -- that labels itself with the worst attempt at a portmanteau word that I have ever seen: DINERAUNT.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: gnu
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 06:23 PM

Dineraunt... great name!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Tangledwood
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 06:50 PM

Don't know if it's still there but there was a Chinese restaurant in Launceston, Tasmania - Hung Fat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 07:08 PM

I made reference in the past to the "Lick A Chick" fried chicken chain in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, (not that that's a bad idea:)

Then, there is "Critter Burger" near New Germany, Nova Scotia.

A favourite sign in a restraurant the I heard of was "Eat here, Diet Home"

Birds often come up in restraurant names. In Prince Edward Island, there is a "Red Rooster", just a few miles down the highway from the "Blue Goose".


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: gnu
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 07:49 PM

Ed... "Eat here, Diet Home"

That's great too... especially if ya say it fast. Double whammy. Hehehe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: bubblyrat
Date: 09 Oct 11 - 05:45 AM

There was a cafe at Changi , Singapore , called "Two Sly Toes" ; the proprietor ' s English was less than fluent ,and he was wont to enquire of one , when one ordered breakfast , "Two sly toes ?" , meaning "Two slices of toast ?" , and the name stuck .


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Oct 11 - 06:07 AM

Not badly named, but the contrary, were those high-street cafés which rivalled those of Joe Lyons here in UK from 1910s-60s, run by the Aerated Bread Company, and known, easy to remember, as ABCs. They are mentioned in T S Eliot's poem A Cooking Egg [1919].

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bad Names for Restaurants....
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Oct 11 - 06:30 AM

ABCs are also ref'd by Bram Stoker in Dracula {1890s, so they were even earlier than I thought: in fact, checking in Wikipedia, 1864!}, Baroness Orczy, Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf...


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