Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sweet Darlene’s Restaurant & Bakery in Quartzsite, Arizona





They claim to be the friendliest…not at all what we noticed!

We walked through the door at the same time as another couple did and we were never acknowledged, we got the idea we should seat ourselves, so we did. We sat for quite awhile without getting anybody’s attention and noticed the other couple had not received any service yet either, a group of four came in and were immediately noticed, given menus and silverware…we still waited. After awhile with even me acting like a fool and waving my arms…nothing. Finally the other couple got up and left. Jerry went up to the cashier and explained we had been waiting for awhile and asked for menus and some service. I heard a remark by somewhere along the lines that we had not been waiting too long.

Immediately a server brought us menus, she was very defensive and continued to make remarks defending herself even after we explained to her that it was alright. The attitude continued for the rest of our visit even though we tried to lighten things up. We began to notice throughout our visit that everybody else that came in had the same sort of experience…ignored. When customers came in looking lost standing at the door, the cashier continued to look the other way and several servers passed them by without even acknowledging them. It was not very busy at the time and the servers were not gathering and talking, they seemed to be busy cleaning tables and filling condiments without looking around.

It was a cute place and with the décor it seemed they were attempting to make it out as a family style restaurant…using paper cups and plates…a barn type building that they had long tables and plastic outdoor patio type chairs. The food was not good at all, it was like eating in a cafeteria…not flavorful and not presented very well. Whatever they were trying to accomplish, they were not successful and we would not recommend, nor would we ever return.

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