"Can I get my dressing on the side?"
"No. What do you think you are? Special or something?"
While this kind of conversation between restaurant patrons and their servers would typically leave a person's blood boiling, some restaurants in Central Florida are embracing the cruder side of service.
At Dick's Last Resort, the mantra is "service with sarcasm" and customers are eating it up.
"Our servers and bartenders are pretty much entertainers and they're surly," said Michael Watson, a manager at Dick's Last Resort. "The guy that started this restaurant chain was a surly old man, so he kind of just threw some stuff together and it rubbed off on the servers."
Each customer gets a paper hat where the waiters write something they think is true about the customer. Customers could be made fun of, but shouldn't be afraid to dish it back to their waiter. Watson said that Dick's Last Resort is a great place to unwind after a long day of studying.
The Whispering Canyon Café is another one of Orlando's coarse eateries. Located inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the restaurant is meant to have a rowdy Western feel and its waiters play up to that.
Waiters get wacky names and may throw napkins and straws down on the table. If a customer tries to make a phone call from the table, the waiter just might want to talk to someone on the other end. And if someone asks for ketchup, all of the bottles in the restaurant will be brought to their table. There are also stick horse races for misbehaving adults.
Also located at Disney is the 50s Prime Time Café inside of Hollywood Studios. The entire restaurant is designed to look as if customers were enjoying a meal in their grandparent's kitchen. There's even an option for a TV dinner, where customers sit at a table that has a TV playing black-and-white clips from popular '50s TV shows.
Waiters take on the role of extended family while they serve customers. They'll ask about Aunt Sue and Cousin Ed and even bring out a photo album. But as family would do, the waiters will remind customers to keep their elbows off the table, set the table and finish their vegetables. And for customers who don't mind their manners, they may find themselves singing "I'm a Little Teapot" or something else slightly embarrassing in front of the entire restaurant.
Although these locations offer dinner and a show, Capone's Dinner & Show takes that to a new level. Set in Chicago in 1931, the dinner theater makes customers knock on the door three times and know the password before they can enter. The wait staff is meant to be composed of gangsters who serve in Al Capone's gang, and it's often sarcastic and just a little rude.
Waiters will give customers a hard time if they think a customer is being complicated and they'll yell across the room to each other to inform another waiter about how complicated a customer is being. But it's all done to make the customer feel like they're being served by Prohibition gangsters.
Dick's Last Resort
8201 Vineland Ave., Orlando
Price: $7 to $23
Whispering Canyon Café
Disney's Wilderness Lodge, 901 Timberline Drive, Lake Buena Vista
Price: Breakfast -$15 and under
Lunch and Dinner - $15 to $60
50s Prime Time Café
Disney's Hollywood Studios, Kissimmee
Price: $15 to $30
Capone's Dinner & Show
4740 W. Highway 192, Kissimmee
Price: $29 when ticket is purchased online