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Old 10-08-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
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Have you ever been to Dick's Last Resort...

I've never been. My daughter was invited to a birthday party for a friend. These girls are 12 and 13.

My DH and I looked at the website and feel like the play on words is a bit much for this age group. We are going to decline the invite.

I know at King's Bowling Alley they don't allow any one under 18 in after 6pm. I also wonder if this place has the same policy. Either way, its a no!
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #2
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We have taken our kids when they were younger, and the waiter toned down their "bit" because of the kids. Not really an appropriate place for a birthday party for kids that age though.

That being said, we used to eat their every summer while on vacation but are so over that now. If you know anything about Dick's, the theme is the rudeness of the wait staff. After our last visit, I see it is also a good way to masquerade bad service. Food is overpriced as well.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
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I haven't been. I have heard enough to know its not a place for me or my family.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:03 AM   #4
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It's been 10+ years, but I don't really recall much of a kid-friendly menu. Ribs, wings, fancy burgers. Can't recall if it was too crude for that age though.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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They built one in Baltimore not too long ago, and it seems to be pretty popular with the young teens. Believe me, it's nothing compared to what they hear in middle school.

I personally went to the one in Myrtle Beach years ago and thought the food was terrible, so I haven't tried it again since.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:13 AM   #6
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I haven't seen one in years - I thought they had gone out of business. I recall, like others, the food not being very good, but the schtick of the rude service didn't go beyond PG stuff, as far as I remember.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:14 AM   #7
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I went to one in Cleveland years and years ago. I don't recall anything over the top.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:30 AM   #8
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There is a newer-ish one at MOA. We typically hit Hooters with our kids (just last night, AAMOF), so, I am probably not a good judge of what people think is appropriate. However, I would let my kids go there...and I know quite a few who have been there.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:34 AM   #9
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We have done the MOA one twice as the kids wanted to try it.
The first time the food was good and the kids loved it. They had to wear silly hats and stuff.

The second time I found some of the humor was a big much for young kids. My kids didn't seem to enjoy it nearly as much.

Food was ok but not as good as the other time.

Doubt we would go back. I really wouldn't take other people's kids there for a birthday party.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #10
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DH and I went to the one in Gatlinburg last winter. I had read reviews on Trip Advisor and people either loved it or hated it. Some were surprised as they didn't know what it was all about. We just had an appetizer and drinks, and sat outside on the patio and really enjoyed it. I can only imagine what a fun job it would be as a server, to be able to tell off the customers. It's all in fun, and we weren't offended in the least. Our server threw menus and straws at us, came out to the patio through the window, was generally rude and we gave it right back to him so that made it even more fun.

One of their "things" is to make tall paper hats for people to wear and they write something rude/funny on them. Mine said "I lost my virginity in a covered wagon." He enjoyed bringing up our "old age" quite a bit. It was fun to watch people walk by and read our hats and chuckle.

It's not one of our favorite places in Gatlinburg so probably wouldn't go back, but it was fun to do once.

There were several families with kids in the main dining area.

Not sure I'd want to have my kid's birthday party there, but as a PP said kids have heard worse in school so if my kid was invited to a party there I would let them go.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #11
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Wandered in here when we were on vacation in Gatlinburg and I don't remember much about the food. The kids thought it was too funny. I would give it a rating on the soft side of PG. There was nothing said or done that a 12 year old couldn't easily handle. Maybe it was toned down because there were children at the table which is probably what will happen at the party. The best part was watching other customers who didn't know the service was supposed to be rude.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:11 AM   #12
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Been to one in Chicago or boston cant remember. Seemed tame enough. nothing really stood out though.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:24 AM   #13
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We went to the one in Panama City this past summer and loved it.

DD and friend are 16. The table closest to us had a couple of pre-teen kids. The jokes that were done were kept age appropriate at each of the tables. There was a table a bit further away that was full of 20 somethings and you could tell that the jokes were a little more non-kid friendly.

Everything that was said or done that was within the hearing of the entire restaurant was family friendly.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:28 AM   #14
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I've never been. My daughter was invited to a birthday party for a friend. These girls are 12 and 13.

My DH and I looked at the website and feel like the play on words is a bit much for this age group. We are going to decline the invite.

I know at King's Bowling Alley they don't allow any one under 18 in after 6pm. I also wonder if this place has the same policy. Either way, its a no!
Yep, sure have. Many times. They don't do anything inappropriate with kids, just silly stuff. Our kids love it and we always have a great time. Food is awesome, too!
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:41 AM   #15
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We went once in San Antonio and it was OK. I remember that I was a little disappointed that no one said anything rude to us but then we knew what to expect.
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