You know those bells people sometimes have at counters at stores so if no one is at the counter, you can alert them that you need assistance? Our family went to the Good Harvest Cafe this last week after visiting the Redwoods, and each waitress/waiter had a different # of "rings" in a certain pattern on that bell. When an order was up, the cook would loudly - and I mean LOUDLY - tap the bell with the correct # of rings. It was SO LOUD! You could hear the bell all the way through the restaurant, and it hurt our ears - several of us. It was the most annoying thing I've ever experienced in a restaurant. One waitress had a 13-bell call in a repeated pattern, kind of like Morse code. I must say that the Good Harvest Cafe in Crescent City, CA had amazing food! But the bell was "over the top" annoying. They really need to find another technique to notify wait staff that an order is ready.
Also, if you'll be there in the evening on a weekend, especially in the summer, you'll do better to make a reservation. We waited about 25 minutes for a table, then waited 10-15 minutes to get water to drink. Waited another 10-15 minutes to get our order taken. Food came in about 20 minutes and was absolutely wonderful! But the waitress never checked back with us after she brought us our food. We eventually went up to the counter and asked for our check so we could pay and leave for our long drive home. This is obviously a popular restaurant, and rightly so due to the impressive food. But the bell? That was the most annoying thing our party of 5 had ever experienced at a restaurant. Please change the way you notify your wait staff.
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