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Does It Annoy You When a Restaurant's Menu Is Not Online?

Does It Annoy You When a Restaurant's Menu Is Not Online?

The other day DearSugar was complaining because she couldn't find a restaurant's menu online. While I prefer not to check out a menu before eating out, sometimes it's nice to look at the price range. And if the menu is not online, it can be annoying. How do you feel about the matter?

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muse2323 muse2323 6 years
If we're traveling, and only in town for one night, I like to see restaurant menus online. But really, we rely more on Google Maps and the reviews it links to to make decisions about where to go. Also, when restaurants put their menus online, I'd prefer a flash menu instead of a PDF.
amandaaa amandaaa 6 years
yesss i love to stalk restaurant menus before i go so i have an idea of what i want. i'm very indecisive, so it shortens time.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
yes - i really hate that. i'm a vegetarian and when i go out with a group of people to a new place, i'm always wary that i'm not going to be able to find something to eat. when there's a menu online that makes things SO much easier.
marie-lee marie-lee 6 years
I do like to see a menu beforehand. I live in the country and will quite often take the chance to have a meal out when visiting friends that are quite a distance from home. Being able to look at the menu beforehand is always a deciding factor.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 6 years
I'm a foodie that loves to try new places. My boyfriend is a vegetarian. We can't very easily just pull up at any restaurant and expect them to have vegetarian options. If a place doesn't have the menu posted, I won't eat there, because I don't know if there are any options for the boyfriend.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Yes, it does annoy me. I'm a picky eater, and I would like to know beforehand if there's something I can eat. Also, knowing the price point is good, too.
wunami wunami 6 years
I don't necessarily mind if a restaurant doesn't have their menu up. It might just mean that their menu rotates and they don't update their website everytime it does, so they might as well not have it up.What does annoy me is when the menu is up, but the prices are not listed.
wunami wunami 6 years
I don't necessarily mind if a restaurant doesn't have their menu up. It might just mean that their menu rotates and they don't update their website everytime it does, so they might as well not have it up. What does annoy me is when the menu is up, but the prices are not listed.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
im big on looking up a menu online of a place i havent been to before. i hate it when its not online!! b/c i try to see if a place has seafood/vegan/ kosher options for me, or else its pointless to go there at all if i cant eat anything
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 6 years
Oh, and I always check what kind of beer they have since that is what my boyfriend likes.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 6 years
I need to know the prices before I pick it. So that is my main reason for checking. But I look at the food too because I am a pretty picky eater.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 6 years
Super annoying. If they won't have it, I call and ask them to fax me one.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Eh not so much...
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Eh not so much...
chancleta chancleta 6 years
completelyespecially when I'm trying to scope out the menu to decide what's the healthiest yet yummy thing I can order
chancleta chancleta 6 years
completely especially when I'm trying to scope out the menu to decide what's the healthiest yet yummy thing I can order
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I like it when the menu is online, but it's not absolutely critical to me. I do like to know what I'm going to order before I get there, though. And my husband likes to know the prices beforehand so he can anticipate what the bill will be.
kmckay kmckay 6 years
i always check menus before going to a restaurant and when they're not online, its such a pain. plus, i'm vegan so i need to know if i should bring in a granola bar to go along with my 'side salad' :)
Pets Pets 6 years
Hate it. And even worse: When it is online, but then a totally different menu once you get there. (I'm not talking about daily/seasonal menu-type places either.)
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 6 years
it really does not matter to me, if there is a menu online then great.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
Detailed images? really? I think that's a bit much...although Alinea has the BEST online gallery of food.Usually pictures of food on a menu is a downgrade for me; makes me think of eating at Chilis or TGIFridays or some chain restaurant.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
Detailed images? really? I think that's a bit much...although Alinea has the BEST online gallery of food. Usually pictures of food on a menu is a downgrade for me; makes me think of eating at Chilis or TGIFridays or some chain restaurant.
jhig jhig 6 years
Yes. It's totally annoying. What's more annoying is having an online menu with no detailed images of each dish, because a detailed,literary description of a meal does not do it for me. When it comes to food, I would LOVE to see an example of the dish. Another detail that is annoying are online menue with no prices. I don't, so much care for the dollar signs indicating how pricey a meal is (such as: $=inexpensive, $$=moderate, $$$=bring the Amex card for it holds an unlimited credit limit). Instead, give me an exact price for a dish or a pricing "range", so I'll know what to expect comes "check" time. I'm not one for surprises.
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