I have never felt so out of place in my life. I live in Paducah, and my family has eaten at d. Starnes once a week almost since they opened downtown. We love the food, and it is reasonably priced. This is why I chose this restaurant to take a group of teenagers to on a day trip. We had someone local come and speak to them about positive attitudes and building the self esteem of others as we ordered and ate. The owner came and asked us that we go ahead and eat because the "regulars" would be coming in and they don't schedule "meetings." In other words, she was telling us to hurry up and eat and leave. We were paying customers! I have never been asked to hurry up and eat at ANY restaurant I've been to. The only difference was that we had someone speaking (a total of 15 minutes) to the kids as we waited on our food. I doubt that the owner would have asked any of the local "suit and tie" customers to hurry up and eat. I thank God that the kids did not hear what this woman said to us...her or the man that also came and spoke to another adult who was chaperoning. This would have crushed them. I have never felt more disrespected in my life, and I will not give my money to someone who feels that their restaurant is too good for a group of very well-mannered teenagers. I will NEVER return to this restaurant. EVER.
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