Dining and laughter go hand in hand, but some restaurants go one step further and serve humor in addition to your food. We invite you to join us on this whimsical exploration as we delve into a selection of the most hilarious and purposefully rude restaurants to visit for a good laugh. It’s going to be a tasty and entertaining culinary journey. This guide is your pass to a hilarious evening of dining, whether you enjoy stand-up comedy or are just searching for a unique dining experience. These restaurants serve up more than just food; they serve up a side of laughter that will have you smiling from appetizer to dessert, complete with cheeky waitstaff, clever menus, and side-splitting décor.
Dick’s Last Resort
315 N. Dearborn Street Suite G Chicago, IL 60654
No list of rude restaurants is complete without Dick’s Last Resort. This classic rude restaurant is known for its obnoxious staff and wacky decor. Be prepared to wear a paper hat with your waiter’s insult of choice. As a longstanding rude restaurant, I can always trust the staff at Dick’s to be funny and entertaining while still serving delicious burgers and barbecue food. With almost 20 locations throughout the United States, this is a great spot to visit when you want to let loose. Be sure to check out their drink menu for sugary cocktails like the Sucker Punch or Lil’ Dick Margarita.
2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
If you’re looking for a late-night snack and some verbal abuse, stop by Wiener’s Circle. Wiener’s Circle is an iconic Chicago hot dog shop known for hot dogs, burgers, and nighttime rowdiness. The story goes that Wiener’s Circle was once a mainstream establishment. However, after a 1992 incident where a disrespectful customer was told off, the restaurant became notorious for hilariously hostile exchanges between diners and the staff. Visit the hot dog stand late at night if you want a nasty insult as a side to your char-grilled food, or, if you’re on the more sensitive side, go during the daytime when they operate as a typical restaurant.
41-43 Wardour St, London W1D 6PY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7437 8408
Wong Kei is located in London’s Chinatown and has become infamous as the rudest restaurant in the city. The restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine and can seat up to 500 customers. Interestingly enough, the rudeness at Wong Kei was never part of an intentional gimmick. Rather, amusing anecdotes of rude waiters drew unusually positive attention and intrigued diners. The current management asserts that there are no longer issues with rudeness, but tourists and food enthusiasts still love to try out Wong Kei with hopes of being yelled at to sit down or chased for leaving a bad tip.
159 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
For a retro twist on the rude restaurant concept, I suggest Ed Debevic’s in Chicago. Ed Debevic’s is inspired by 1950s diners, and the waiters play campy versions of 1950s archetypes. Picture Dirty Dick’s combined with the cast of Grease. I love a good restaurant theme, and Ed Debevic’s delivers on its promise of classic American diner food and obnoxious yet endearing characters. Enjoy a cheeseburger and milkshake while your goofy jock waiter forgets your name, and be on the lookout for a surprise dance routine by the soda counter!
88 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, United States
You can experience old-school New York City attitudes at Shopsin’s. Shopsin’s General Store is a decades-old diner made famous by its cranky owner and head chef, Kenny Shopsin. Before his death in 2018, Kenny Shopsin was known for his strict restaurant rules, including no parties larger than four people and no asking waiters for food recommendations. Aside from rules, Kenny Shopsin won over Greenwich Village with unusual and yummy menu items. For instance, the classic “slutty cake” (a pancake with peanut butter in the center) has been a beloved treat for as long as the restaurant has been open.