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2018/01/25 13:22:19 (permalink)

Would You Stand In Line?

This latest slide-show presents 25 restaurants that almost always involve waiting in line. While I'm not crazy about waiting in line, I have been to a couple of places on this list: Philippe, The Original in LA (worth the wait) and Ben's Chili Bowl in Wash. DC (hint, during baseball season Ben's has a concession at Nat's Park, the lines are much smaller).
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/25 15:34:40 (permalink)
NO!    ... Not even if the food was FREE!   There are other places with GOOD Food and NO lines.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/25 16:00:12 (permalink)
Of course I would- Not for 4 hours- but if I'm traveling and I have my heart set to go some place, not only do I make sure they're open (like a normal person would) but I have no problem standing in line. In fact on both visits to Swan Oyster depot in 2007 and 2016 I (we) stood in line for nearly 90 minutes.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/25 20:21:26 (permalink)
Not me!  No restaurant is worth standing in line for any longer than 20 minutes.  Of course, if there is a bar to sit and have a drink, I might wait one hour.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/25 21:00:17 (permalink)
There used to be something called "reservations." Remember them? Whatever happened to them?
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/25 21:15:53 (permalink)
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There used to be something called "reservations." Remember them? Whatever happened to them?



 
Agreed! We always make reservations.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/26 02:04:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wanderingjew 2018/01/26 07:50:15
Depends on where it was and why I was there. Just going out for dinner? Not for more than a few minutes. Somewhere I'd traveled specifically to visit in an area I'm not likely to go again? However long it takes. But I would hope for a seated waiting option rather than having to stand the whole time.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/26 02:48:47 (permalink)
30 at the most for me.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/26 08:08:39 (permalink)
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30 at the most for me.




 
haha  ....     30 hours?  or 30 seconds?
 
I've been to many restaurants where the wait was  just a few minutes (10 to 15) while the staff got the table & area ready for the next service.   This is Ok with me.     But I have been to restaurants where I was told the wait would be about an 1 hour & 1/2 to be seated.  To these I said 'not hardly, BYe'     ... One restaurant years ago after waiting 20 minutes I told the Hostess to scratch my name off her wait list. I was leaving.   She suddenly found my date & I a table.    ... There are simply many other Good restaurants with excellent food and reasonable prices without wait line to be seated.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/26 10:42:04 (permalink)
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Of course I would- Not for 4 hours- but if I'm traveling and I have my heart set to go some place, not only do I make sure they're open (like a normal person would) but I have no problem standing in line.


 
This ^
 
I wouldn't wait 5 minutes to eat at Olive Garden but I gladly waited 45 minutes to eat at Tadich Grill and don't regret it at all.
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Re: Would You Stand In Line? 2018/01/26 11:13:43 (permalink)
About 9:15 this AM, I planned my trip to stop at Tiny Tim's, a place on Rt 20 that I have mentioned in the past. I could't get a parking spot, in the fairly small lot,  so I didn't go inside. In 5 or 10 min, I was at the Oxford, Mass McD. No line, and the lady greeted me as I came in the door. "Welcome to McDonalds!!, Can I help you?" My sausage, egg and cheese on a muffin was fresh made, but cold, and now, an hour or two later, I'm still burping up the yuckiness. I don't eat them often, but the McD product is usually pretty good. Today, I should have waited at Tiny Tims.
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