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“waitress so rude we walked out”

Duffy's Tavern & Family Restaurant
Ranked #144 of 312 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

We’d been customers of this place for 30 years. Til a couple of weeks ago. And now we’ll never go back. Here’s why:

We hadn’t been to Duffy’s in a while and were craving a burger, so we headed there on a recent weekend around 2 pm. When we walked in the door, the place was deserted, save for a guy at the bar and a two-top by the windows. It’s a decent-sized dining area, and when it’s deserted, there’s a lot of empty space.

The waitress told us to seat ourselves, as usual, so we grabbed a booth in order to have an intimate dining experience. There were five of us (all in the 40 - 50 age group), and we took a chair from one of the many empty tables around us. We placed the chair at the end of the booth. I sat in it.

“NO YOU DON’T!!” shouted the waitress from across the room. We all turned to look at her. “YOU’RE NOT SITTING THERE!!” She clearly meant us -- me in particular -- as there was nothing else going on in the place save emptiness and silence.

Then she loudly and rudely lumbered over and herded us to a huge table for 10, grousing about how she‘d NEVER BE ABLE TO GET AROUND ME sitting at the end of that booth.

Reminder in case you forgot: The place was empty. Additional information: I’m not fat.

Through clenched teeth, we thanked the waitress and left.

Dear reader, I strongly suggest you skip this place and go to one of the many other restaurants or taverns in Monterey. They are all much more deserving of your hard-earned money.

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Reviewed January 24, 2008

More of a military bar.

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