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(Metro)   The 10 weirdest restaurants in the world. If you've ever wanted to eat a meal in a mine, a prison or an active volcano, you're in luck (not a slideshow)   (metro.co.uk) divider line 51
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2014-06-17 12:24:17 PM
The Icehotel in Sweden was too mainstream for the list?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-17 01:24:28 PM
The prison in Concord, Massachusetts has a restaurant. NPR reports.
 
2014-06-17 01:31:51 PM
At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?
 
2014-06-17 01:32:26 PM
You need to be quite a bit off the road to be that close to a telephone pole.
 
2014-06-17 01:38:01 PM
I remember visiting a fresh lava flow on the Big island as a toddler and having my mom pull me away from picking up the orange "rock" shining on the ground.

/good call mom
 
2014-06-17 01:39:03 PM
 
2014-06-17 01:40:23 PM
Define 'weird'.

Paying more to eat a mediocre cheeseburger inside of a gigantic wood brontosaurus does not make it taste better. 

A normal hole in the wall with 4 walls in a city or suburb that serves genuinely weird chow is what tickles my food boner.
 
2014-06-17 01:40:30 PM
If you want to find a weird restaurant, go here.
 
2014-06-17 01:41:25 PM
Simpsons did it!

img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-17 01:42:27 PM
Here's a gimmick for you.
Reasonable prices, excellent hygiene, damned tasty food.
Any of those places bragging that up?
 
2014-06-17 01:43:06 PM
How about dining in complete darkness?
blogs.browardpalmbeach.com
 
2014-06-17 01:43:31 PM
Toilet restaurant?
 
kth
2014-06-17 01:45:09 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


anywhere from one to four years.
 
2014-06-17 01:46:23 PM

NeuroticRocker: Define 'weird'.

Paying more to eat a mediocre cheeseburger inside of a gigantic wood brontosaurus does not make it taste better.


No, but it would be weird. Nobody said anything about the quality of the food served.
 
2014-06-17 01:48:57 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: NeuroticRocker: Define 'weird'.

Paying more to eat a mediocre cheeseburger inside of a gigantic wood brontosaurus does not make it taste better.

No, but it would be weird. Nobody said anything about the quality of the food served.


Yeah, but a food that has weird cuisine - like Shopsins in NYC. The documentary (on Netflix Instant if you fancy) "I Like Killing Flies" is about him. He has really really bizzare foods. Hell, Bizzare Foods the show - I like it because the food is weird. 

A normal restaurant with weird food would be a weird restaurant for me. There is a thrill of eating something unusual that you don't get from eating out of a gimmick
 
2014-06-17 01:49:09 PM

Russ1642: You need to be quite a bit off the road to be that close to a telephone pole.


I waited to whole article to find out which restaurant incorporated a telephone pole.

/Then I went back to the main page and it all made sense
 
2014-06-17 01:50:29 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: NeuroticRocker: Define 'weird'.

Paying more to eat a mediocre cheeseburger inside of a gigantic wood brontosaurus does not make it taste better.

No, but it would be weird. Nobody said anything about the quality of the food served.


That's usually the dig.  Go find some hole in the wall for lunch and visit Disneyland later.
 
2014-06-17 01:50:48 PM
media.salon.com
 
2014-06-17 01:51:02 PM
The strangest I've ever been to was the Safe House in Milwaukee.
I need to get out more...
 
2014-06-17 01:51:18 PM
I'm tired of these mother farkin McShakes on this mother farkin plane!
 
2014-06-17 01:56:40 PM
Charles Street Jail in Boston is now the Liberty House hotel and restaurant

media.npr.org
 
2014-06-17 01:58:38 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


Or #3, the former prison
 
2014-06-17 02:09:11 PM

Prey4reign: If you want to find a weird restaurant, go here.


I'm not so sure about that site.  It's full of national chains like Dick's Last Resort or Medieval Times, but misses lots of local weird restaurants.
 
2014-06-17 02:12:40 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


Any man drops his fork gets a night in the box.
 
2014-06-17 02:16:48 PM
I read 2 as serving traditional Canadian cuisine and had to do a double take.

And while 1 is interesting it's supposed to what, implode, in a few years? I wouldn't step foot in it.
 
2014-06-17 02:18:43 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


As the article points out, I'd be more concerned about not having access to a restroom.
 
2014-06-17 02:19:02 PM
Hot Dogs that are literally as good as a steak.. http://www.hillbillyhotdogs.com/
(or better than some "5 Star" restaurants' steaks that I have had, and refused to pay for!)
Have to scroll to bottom to see how 'hillbilly' the place is.. old school bus is a dining hall (or was) haven't been back for a few years.  Use to take this route to Louisville, even though it cost me more gas, just to stop and eat at this place; something as small as 1 or 2 dogs and drink was worth it.
Has been on a few TV shows now.

/as for a weird one I did NOT try.. stayed in a hotel on business trip and immediately identified it as once being a hospital. Heavily advertised in-house fine dining ads around the room/place.  Then while out, get repeatedly asked if ever ate in the morgue yet?!?!?  "Yeah, liver and onions, hold the formaldehyde, please.."
 
2014-06-17 02:19:04 PM
The trail leading up to the Mount Hua Tea house - Shaanxi, China

www.uqpu.net

I won't be sipping tea at the Mount Hua Tea house - Shaanxi, China, any time soon.
 
2014-06-17 02:33:23 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Prey4reign: If you want to find a weird restaurant, go here.

I'm not so sure about that site.  It's full of national chains like Dick's Last Resort or Medieval Times, but misses lots of local weird restaurants.


yeah, you would think that if you are listing chains it would be fairly simple to at least get the locations right and if you are listing something as stupid as 'Serves peanuts, shells are thrown on the floor' you could list more than on farking place
 
2014-06-17 02:34:42 PM

Unoriginal_Username: How about dining in complete darkness?
[blogs.browardpalmbeach.com image 430x322]


I've sort of done it. My wife and I went to one of those movie theater bistros that has recliners, waiters, food and alcoholic beverages, etc. We ordered food before the movie started. The place didn't keep any house lights on during the show, so the only light we had was from the screen, which really did little to illuminate the plates or the food.

It is surprisingly difficult to eat in the dark. What's weirder is how eating in the dark affects the sensation of eating. Things just don't taste quite as good when you can't see them.

The place had some issues, to be sure, but it beat the heck out of paying the same thing for crappy popcorn, uncomfortable seats, and stale sweat-scented theaters.
 
2014-06-17 02:43:01 PM
"Forget the mile high club, at this kiwi McDonald's in Taupo, North Island you can join the mile fry club."

...OMG...

HAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLO111!!!111!LOLlolHAhahHAHA *SNORT*
 
2014-06-17 02:43:11 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


I'm more concerned about taking a piss...

Guess I need one of these:


www.stadiumpal.com


http://www.stadiumpal.com/what-works.html
 
2014-06-17 02:48:50 PM

Satanus Maximus: "Forget the mile high club, at this kiwi McDonald's in Taupo, North Island you can join the mile fry club."

...OMG...

HAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLO111!!!111!LOLlolHAhahHAHA *SNORT*


Yo momma is like a Subway in a Wal-Mart. Big box, everyone gets to eat for free...or at least a fiscally reasonable price point, matched to the market to help drive in customers with living-wage incomes.

/Or something.
 
2014-06-17 02:50:02 PM
Quite a lot of old jails have been turned into restaurants.

Olde Jaol Steakhouse, Wooster, OH
 
2014-06-17 03:11:21 PM
There is/was a place in Madison, WI on Washington north of the capital that was in an old church.  Can't remember the name though.  It was pretty cool.
 
2014-06-17 03:11:47 PM

TheMega: Hot Dogs that are literally as good as a steak.. http://www.hillbillyhotdogs.com/
(or better than some "5 Star" restaurants' steaks that I have had, and refused to pay for!)
Have to scroll to bottom to see how 'hillbilly' the place is.. old school bus is a dining hall (or was) haven't been back for a few years.  Use to take this route to Louisville, even though it cost me more gas, just to stop and eat at


Uh, dude. . . there's a roll of toilet paper on the main page. So. . . I'll pass. .. Themes for eateries should be based on intake, not exhaust.
 
2014-06-17 03:12:39 PM
The Melting Pot in Larkspur, California is inside of a 19th century kiln used to fire bricks to build San Francisco.  Nice place if you want fondue.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:02 PM

bikerbob59: There is/was a place in Madison, WI on Washington north of the capital that was in an old church.  Can't remember the name though.  It was pretty cool.


They're doing that in the closest city to where I live, it's a massive old church built in the 1890s and they are converting it to a microbrewery/restaurant.  They had renderings of what it would look like when complete and it looks pretty kicka*s.
 
2014-06-17 03:14:13 PM
Pfft, bloody journalists. Who can't tell the difference between an ECW bodied Bristol VR and Routemaster?
 
2014-06-17 03:20:39 PM
 
2014-06-17 03:36:01 PM

NeuroticRocker: Satanus Maximus: "Forget the mile high club, at this kiwi McDonald's in Taupo, North Island you can join the mile fry club."

...OMG...

HAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOLO111!!!111!LOLlolHAhahHAHA *SNORT*

Yo momma is like a Subway in a Wal-Mart. Big box, everyone gets to eat for free...or at least a fiscally reasonable price point, matched to the market to help drive in customers with living-wage incomes.

/Or something.


Well, that stab at my mother was uncalled for. What's wrong? You mad that I laughed about your place of employment?
 
2014-06-17 03:46:24 PM
I've seen things about the one in the Maldives a few times. IIRC the resort it is at will turn it into a hotel room now and then. That would e weird having scuba divers watch ya do it.
 
2014-06-17 03:56:59 PM
McD's in a plane. I'm guessing they have a full restaurant next to it because there's no room in there for the kitchen or walk-in freezer much less the soda machines, dishwasher, restroom, and cash registers. And since they have a full restaurant why exactly would I spend the time to walk next door to that crappy plane to eat? Only to have to lug my tray back after I'm done? Bueller?

1) Underwater restaurant: when was that thing last inspected and what's their exit plan in case of emergency? Also, do they ever get mermaids swimming by? That would be cool. They should totally do that.

2) El Diablo: Cooking food over a volcanic vent much less staying there to eat doesn't strike me as entirely safe. The volcano could fart and kill everyone. Exit plan? No plan. In case of emergency you can kiss your ass goodbye.

3) The Bad House...sorry Malmaison Hotel. A converted prison. How quaint. The US prison industry laughs at your attempts to provide better food and amenities however they would like to subscribe to your newsletter with regards to having the occupants pay for their stay.

4) Dinner in the sky: Nope! Nope. Still nope. Besides...what if I have to pee?

5) A converted library. Ok. Do they employ any hot librarians to take my order?

6) An upside down replica of the White House. Apparently the toilets are on the...ceiling? wtf? Hopefully the food is better than the design. I have my doubts.

7) A bar in a keg. And there are kegs in the bar! Mind blown. Also, it looks like some cheapo plastic toy you'd get from some playschool set.

8) Mount Hua Tea house: After reviewing the picture of the path leading to said Tea House that was so helpfully posted earlier in the thread I'm gonna have to go with NOPE! All the nopes. Every single one.

9) The Big Red One: Who cares about the bus. Is their pizza any good?

10) Muru Pop Down restaurant: It's a converted mine. Watch your head and if the canaries fall over head for the exits. Absolutely no digging at the walls allowed!
 
2014-06-17 03:59:35 PM
Subby, you had me at "not a slideshow"
 
2014-06-17 04:06:43 PM

Unoriginal_Username: How about dining in complete darkness?
[blogs.browardpalmbeach.com image 430x322]


If the room is completely dark why did they bother to hang a picture on the wall?
 
2014-06-17 04:10:08 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Quite a lot of old jails have been turned into restaurants.

Olde Jaol Steakhouse, Wooster, OH


Maybe they hope they'll get a captive clientele.
 
2014-06-17 04:27:22 PM
Strangest dining experience I've had by far was when myself and a dozen other burly motorcyclists crammed into Sam Wo's in Chinatown in San Francisco  It was the first time I'd ever been to the place, and it was straight out of Blade Runner.  I half expected to see Harrison Ford sitting at what passed for a bar drinking whiskey with a split lip.

Excellent food, claustrophobic, psychopathic waitress and cooks.

Shame it's gone...
 
2014-06-17 04:28:36 PM
The restaurant on the top of a volcano in Lanzarote isn't very impressive - it's sitting on the edge of a coach park and it's clientele are mostly excursion tourists. Yeah the food is cooked over a hot pit (not molten magma) so its basically expensive grilled food. The volcano fields are very impressive though.
 
2014-06-17 04:28:44 PM
No love for the Disaster Cafe?
 
2014-06-17 05:26:24 PM

Raoul Eaton: At #4, what happens if you accidentally drop your fork?


Hopefully they have extras, but the best part is, no one cares if you drop or spill onto the floor.

Now I wouldn't ask about the tossed salad at #3.
 
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