Originally Posted by MuirWannabe
Nothing to add on the tipping subject. But in terms of Joe's Crab Shack their biggest problem IMO is the noisy restaurants. They play music on their speakers very loud and just seem to generally go out of their way to make it so noisy you cannot talk with your table mates. I don't get it. This has always been a problem at Joe's. But it actually seems to be getting worse at many restaurants.
Now, get off my lawn.
Noisy restaurants are an ongoing problem, IMHO. Some manage to be noisy even without music and sports on TV. For some reason they think we want to here what the people four tables away are saying. And the espresso machine going full tilt. They don't know about using fabrics, wood etc. to absorb noise.
Put me down on the side of higher stated prices and no tipping.
The worst decisions are made when angry or impatient.