There's a fine line between being creative and ridiculous, and even some of the best restaurants have passed it. I get it, competition in the food service is high. You need to think outside the box to attract more customers than that Turkish Kebab joint with questionable sanitary conditions around the corner. But that doesn't mean you have to embellish your dining sets with cocktails served in an actual umbrella. Or fried chicken on a sunbathing chair with kitchenware sticking out. Bored Panda has already shown you the 10+ Times Restaurants Went Too Far With Food Serving, but we've found so many more absurdly funny fails encountered while eating out, we just couldn't resist from making a successor list. Continue scrolling, check out the most hipster things that food has ever been served on, and upvote your favorites!

#1

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

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Pandykinz
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is kind of cute, actually

layne
Community Member
3 years ago

Give you that, indeed it does look just adorable. Though would actually care to try to eat at while you're out a fancy dinner party? If so, how would you go about it? - just too curious, layne

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Courtney Graham
Community Member
3 years ago

Placemat looks like a bunch of bacon.

Shawna Symington
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL I was literally thinking the same thing...like a weaved bacon tablecloth...sounds DELICIOUS!!!!!!

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Claire
Community Member
3 years ago

I really like this one!

Jen Hunt
Community Member
3 years ago

I've had something like this before, and it had a little meringue toadstool growing in it, it was both cute and yummy

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is fine. I used to get a "dirt" pudding at a restaurant with a gummy worm in it.

Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

I kind of like this one!

Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

This is sweet.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
3 years ago

Here in the Philippines we have this cafe that serves milk tea potted plant it has the same concept.

layne
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting then perhaps please you could describe this a little further or even include an image? thanks*

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Christina Sersif
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting concept, but it really does look like dirt mud. It would be a good idea for a prank

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Especially if you started eating it in front of your friend! Lol

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Moustache Caterpillar
Community Member
3 years ago

The mud pie is adorable!

mhubert10
Community Member
3 years ago

I disagree with you here - pure awesome!

Lu
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this done really well by a Japanese master chef...

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
3 years ago

This reminds me of dirt n worms... Gummy worms in chocolate pudding with Oreo crumbs on top. Yummy and cute!

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I'm hungry. Sounds great.

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Andrea Timmer
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this one!

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

Gimmicky & who want's to eat dirt?

layne
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not that this idea of dessert doesn't deserve a slight bit of whimsy. But come on now, just how is one to go about delicately & politely eating it when dining out at a very nice & expensive restaurant? Though i wouldn't quite mind watching someone give it go actually!

Elfmonkey
Community Member
3 years ago

Is the pot edible too? The surface doesn't look smooth, and I'm cringing at the thought of the spoon dragging against unglazed pottery...

Sanne H.
Community Member
3 years ago

I've had something similar in Kyiv (Ukrain). The pot was edible (chocolate) and the cute yellow flower that they put in it was real and edible as well.

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Allison G.
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the only way I've ever seen it served. We used to get silk plants to put in it.

layne
Community Member
3 years ago

Silk plants, silk plants! That takes this entire thing to whole new level of absurdity without any of the cuteness & missing out entirely on how great chocolate & mint compliment each other in taste. Guess i just don't dig it!

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Ally Singleton
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute. NEXT.

未周 陸
Community Member
2 years ago

LIKE!

Owl Payson
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww

Annasue Marczynski
Community Member
3 years ago

I like it

moonsong23
Community Member
3 years ago

This is actually really cute!

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute , yes but the pot looks dirty to me. I am not sure I would want to eat this .

Pat Hege
Community Member
3 years ago

Really, really great idea

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
3 years ago

Is the pot edible?

Beth McFadden
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't see anything wrong with this one. They used a non-traditional container to bake it and threw a sprig of mint on top. Creative, but not excessive.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
3 years ago

We used to make something similar for the kids called Cup o' Mud. A cup of chocolate pudding, with crushed oreos on top and a gummy worm.

claudia kiss
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd try it.

Aidan Tubb
Community Member
3 years ago

Is the plant edible??

Dog Lover
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this!

Ryan-Michele Eagleton
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww. I'd totally love this.

Joann Barry
Community Member
3 years ago

I would love to have this. Cute and yummy.

Cherrypakiller
Community Member
3 years ago

Id eat it

Charity Kioko
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually like this one.

Skure
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this

Azziza
Community Member
3 years ago

I dig it!

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't see what's so gross about it.

Lira Mai
Community Member
3 years ago

imagine if you are mickey mouse and they served you this.

kalle1724
Community Member
3 years ago

this is actually clever.. i like it

Saffron Jazz
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this! There was tiramisu like the pot plant but with a strawberry in the middle!

Zer~
Community Member
3 years ago

ate it befoer

Mark Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

That'd be funny at a party. Walk over and take a plant off your windowsill and eat it.

Furious_Lover
Community Member
3 years ago

Good ole wholesome soil! (Great for the heart)

Starrytae
Community Member
3 years ago

tbh this is quite cute!

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen many restaurants do that actually.

Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Chocolate pot, too?

Lello Panzieri
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this.

HeatherJ
Community Member
3 years ago

that is actually super cute

C Hypercube
Community Member
3 years ago

It feels like eating baby Groot. No thanks.

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it chocolate mint there? It is bit unusual but it looks quite good

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
3 years ago

Well no it's normal mint...

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Andycat >_<
Community Member
3 years ago

Eat your vegetables kids. Okay 😈

Vintagekween
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this one. It's cute.

Aleksandra Kozłowska
Community Member
3 years ago

This is pretty cool, imho

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it! Can I eat the pot too?

Jessica Gunn
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd eat a spoonful of that dirt, can I keep the pot?

Potterhead Unicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

This is cool

sakora
Community Member
3 years ago

Thos one looks good.

Ella Arnold
Community Member
3 years ago

This ones cool

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this one

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

This is adorable. Kids would love this. Good idea for a kid's birthday party. Don't forget the gummy worms.

Daniel Tinelli
Community Member
3 years ago

That's neat.

Heisenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Groot...

Market Nusantara
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Groot..

3ke
Community Member
3 years ago

This is kinda cute. Be cooler if the flower was edible.

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

It is. It's just a sprig of mint.

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Molly Block
Community Member
3 years ago

What is that plant? It looks a little puny.....

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it's mint.

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t i s h
Community Member
3 years ago

They almost made that awesome but needed a bit more effort

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#2

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

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Mark Erwin
Community Member
3 years ago

If anything, this is awesome!

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#3

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

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Crazy Dog Lady
Community Member
3 years ago

That's made for toilet paper rolls!!!! I have one.

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#4

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

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Bella Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

That is actually really cool is that just me?

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#5

Potted Bread

Potted Bread

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

This is country charming

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#6

It Has A Plate... But Still

It Has A Plate... But Still

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

No. Just. No.

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#7

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes words can't convey how you feel when you see something so stupid. This is one of those times.

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#8

Eggs In Egg Carton

Eggs In Egg Carton

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

that's not so bad

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#9

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

This looks like an art piece instead of a salad. This is a Salart. This will be a thing now. I invented Salart.

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#10

Why?????

Why?????

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

I just noticed it has a head. eww.

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#11

It's Portable

It's Portable

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Anne
Community Member
3 years ago

my teeth hurt just looking at this! But it's really pretty cake

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#12

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

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Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Nop, you aren't in jail, in India most people eat in steel plates like the one in this picture even in some local restaurants they serve good in such plates, it is perfectly normal and honestly stainless steel utensils are best!

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#13

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

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Nikki
Community Member
3 years ago

This actually looks delicious!

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#14

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this one. I wonder if the box smells like cigars, that would be a plus for me.

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#15

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 years ago

The title is hilarious tho.

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#16

The Tree Of... Pizza?

The Tree Of... Pizza?

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Eli
Community Member
3 years ago

THATS NOT PIZZA

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#17

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

You can serve from my umbrella ella ella ella

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#18

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 years ago

The trolley looks so cute, someone needs to return it to the Walmice right now!

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#19

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

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Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Just, eew

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#20

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Can of Bush baked beans $1.49. This pretentious bean toast - $14.99

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#21

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

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Deena Salzman
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm 40 and I would love this one!

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#22

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

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Randy Inbred
Community Member
3 years ago

So you undress the dolls while you eat? If one was male it would be slightly less creepy. But still weird.

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#23

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

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Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

What is so bizzarre, is looking at the preivous images of a washing line of raviloli and an up-turned umbrella of cocktail, this now almost seems acceptable. What the hell is this gallery doing to me?

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#24

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
3 years ago

I really love that glass.

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#25

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

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Anne
Community Member
3 years ago

At least you know your one pound burger is exactly one pound?

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#26

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

If I had fish goo I'd put it on the floor tile too... or on any floor the restaurant had.

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#27

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

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UniversalMel
Community Member
3 years ago

How.... Would you eat that?

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#28

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

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Sally Appleton
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally, a restaurant that serves everything AND the kitchen sink!

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#29

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

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Braineating Spleen
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do u need 2L of milk for 2 tiny boxes of cereal??

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#30

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks a bit cagey to me

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#31

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not yours- this one is for that pet rock.

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#32

Justice Is Served

Justice Is Served

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athornedrose
Community Member
3 years ago

samosa justice is the best justice

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#33

Cheesy Triceratop

Cheesy Triceratop

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Mickey
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely nothing about this dish looks appealing.

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#34

Uh, Ok Then

Uh, Ok Then

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Bella Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

N O J U S T N O I A M S O S O R R Y B U T N O (does anyone know how long double spacing takes lol)

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#35

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to bad, Kinda cute

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#36

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

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Braineating Spleen
Community Member
3 years ago

What would be funnier is if u had to eat it with ur hands tied behind ur back. Get the full K9 experience.

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#37

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Where's the burger part? The hidden brown poop inside the yellow cheesy goo?

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#38

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

I can live with this.

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#39

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

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HeatherJ
Community Member
3 years ago

Cake is awesome...bring me all the cake!!

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#40

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

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jacluckycat
Community Member
3 years ago

That ice cream looks really disappointing

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#41

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

No

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#42

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like chef is a part time make-up artist as well.

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#43

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

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Aud Wey
Community Member
3 years ago

That will be a big NO for me.

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#44

A Coal Iron On Steak

A Coal Iron On Steak

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
3 years ago

WTF.

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#45

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

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birdhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

Customer: Excuse me waiter but why is there strawberry sauce in this plate? Waiter: Oh that's blood from where the broken plate cut me on the way to your table.

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#46

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

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Alex K
Community Member
3 years ago

what the hell is pizza oil anyhow?

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#47

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

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Anne
Community Member
3 years ago

and a turtle?

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#48

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

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Bella Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

what a waste of plastic!

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#49

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't want the bits of food to roll off the can and fall onto the sand(?) and waste the food.

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#50

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope they washed those and it doubles for toothpick too so win-win.

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#51

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
3 years ago

I heard the sound in my head from the caption XD

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#52

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

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Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Goddammitalltohell... don't stab the scallops!

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#53

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

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