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10 Restaurant Mistakes Most People Make

Fish on a Monday

Ordering fish is always a gamble. A fresh catch is lovely, but old fish is thoroughly uninspiring. If you're ordering fish on Mondays

Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bacteria from the skin of the fruit can end up in the juice and multiply.

The salad bar

No restaurant monitors children's wandering fingers at the salad bar, coughing and sneezing, or whether people use the right tongs in the right bowl

Raw oysters

Ordering oysters can be a risky business, especially in the warmer months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Raw sprouts

The unsuspecting health food often found in salads is an extremely risky ingredient. While they're packed with nutrients


Many popular places, both low-end and high-end, have been found to clean their ice machines scarily infrequently.

The specials

Restaurant specials are one-off dishes a chef has created just for an evening. They're usually a way of using up leftover ingredients or produce on the turn.

The bread basket

If you thought that bread basket delivered to your table was prepared just for you, you're wrong.

Bar snacks

However hungry you’re feeling, do not touch the bar snacks. Bowls of peanuts and popcorn aren’t replaced between customers

Buffet food

Buffets are notoriously bad news. Throughout the course of an evening, think how many people have lifted the lid off dishes to have a peek.