Just moving to Tampa we went to Cody's in Clearwater mid-week and loved it. We ended up eating at the bar since the wait was longer for a table. We found out that drinks were 2 for 1 all night in the bar. Saturday came and my husband called Cody's to find out if there were specials in the bar. He was put on hold and informed that apps were half off and drinks 2 for 1. He was told that the bar was first come fist serve when it came to sitting at the tables. We then decided to go there, we sit in a booth (there were 2 in the bar along with several tables). We order, get our bill and see the high amount. We call our waitress over and tell her we called about the specials and we didn't receive any credit for them on our bill. I had ordered one marg and since it was two for one, had another when I finished the first. My husband did the same with his beer and then decided to order another since it was 2 for 1 and only rec'd one, he never got the second one. We also had a shrimp app that was supposed to be half off. Anyway, the waitress informs us that the 2 booths are part of the dining area even though they are in the bar. She told the manager how we called and wanted to get our bill changed. The manager told her no.....we told her we wanted to speak to this manager then. The very nasty female manager appears and tells us no again after we even show her we called on our cell phone and what we were told. She tells us that we sat at a booth and it's not a table. I tell her it doesn't matter what you call it ......a table is a table and we told we could set at any table in the bar. Our booth mind you was 2 inches from the table behind us that was empty and still was. The female manager told us we needed to sit there to get the specials.....we tell her again we would have if we were told that the booths inside the bar were not included. But that isn't what we were told. I mean, we argued with her for a good ten mins, we ended up getting two drinks taken off and that was it. We were charged for the 3rd beer (he never got his free second one) and the app she said wasn't included in the half off (in which case had we been told we would have ordered a diff one). How can you argue with someone who was told by your employee that as long as you sat at a table the specials were included? What kind of restaurant places two booths inside the bar and then says they are not part of the bar? Not to mention, she kept arguing that the employee would have told us that the booths were not included......because according to this twit, booths are not tables. I worked as a waitress for almost ten years during college and my early marriage and that was the first time I heard that a booth wasn't a table. She was just a nasty person and cost her company business. We will not step inside a Cody's again as there are million other restaurants in the area we love.
NOTE: The waitress was kind.......she was sympathetic to our plight but unfortunately couldn't do anything to help us.
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