We have been vacationing on LBI for 10 years, and most years we stop in here for dinner. Not because it's a great version of European food. The food is usually just ok. But it is a nice break from the usual fare on the island, and we like our kids to have a variety of menus. AND we have had German au pairs with us (as we did tonight) so it's a fun family night out.
So tonight we arrived at 5:10 pm. On Monday. Seven people, 3 of us kids. Granted, we did not have a reservation. The parking lot was 3/4 empty. 5:10 pm on a Monday. The dining room was AT BEST 20% occupied. We were told it would take 15-20 minutes to seat us, and possibly a very long wait for food. On a Monday. At 5:10. Guy told us they just seated 'a very large party'..biggest table I saw walking thru the dining room was a table of 8. And the rest of the room was nearly empty. Then we were told that they expected a "large crowd" coming in soon. At 5:10. On a Monday.
We left. Went back on the island and had one of the best meals at the Blue Water Cafe.
Stupid way to run a business.
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