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Worst Restaurant Names in America

What's the Worst Restaurant Name You've Ever Heard?

In today's Inside Scoop column, restaurant reviewer Michael Bauer takes the stage to discuss the most awkward restaurant names in San Francisco. His picks? Bite Me Sandwiches and Squat & Gobble Cafe. I've seen my share. I always giggle like a schoolgirl when I drive by Phuket Thai, and something about the name Munch Haven just really rubs me the wrong way. But the worst name I've ever heard probably goes to Chinese Ho, an eatery in Chicago that was family-owned by a friend. Suffice it to say, the eatery got tons of crank calls.

What's the most awful restaurant name you've ever uttered?

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ErykaLee ErykaLee 6 years
C O Jones in Storrs, CT (on the UConn campus) is a Mexican restaurant... Take away the spaces, and you get a pretty graphic (and unappetizing!?) spanish word.
SaraNoH SaraNoH 6 years
Drunken Doughnuts, Rocky Point, Mexico they sold: liquor, tortillas, and pastries. sadly they closed :( oddly enough a lot of the food joints in Rocky Point are pretty sketch....
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Thang Long. Best pho EVER.
amber512 amber512 6 years
lol, Anon. we not only have Pho King in Oregon but we also have the restaurant Hung Far Low.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
zannawa, no way. That's truly bad!
pink-pirate pink-pirate 6 years
My local Indian restaurant in London is called Indiana...which as an American I think is pretty hilarious. I definitely don't associate the state of Indiana with authentic curries! I'm sure the owners didn't realize at the time.
mew226 mew226 6 years
Hot and Crusty (NYC chain)
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
nutz deep. okay, it was a bar, but still.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Bunghole Liquors had the same response. Butt is was in Bostonian.
katesl katesl 6 years
Mule Lip Pub n' Grub in McMinnville, Oregon. It's certainly different -- if the idea is to attract attention, then mission accomplished!
Pogen1 Pogen1 6 years
Young and Lazy coffee shop in Long Beach, CA Can you say lost in translation?
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Could it be that the sign says "Hay-zeus" Family Restaurant as in the Spanish pronunciation?
verily verily 6 years
There a Pho King in Austin too. They had the best sign while being built... "Pho King. Coming soon."
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Not a restaurant or a bar, but a liquor store. There are two Bunghole Liquor stores in Massachusetts. I crap you not! I have a t-shirt.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Big Dick's bar in Arlington, Texas. :D
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
There was a Wang's gourmet across from my dance studio growing up. I've also been to a bar called Hayters & Co.
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 6 years
Loving Cup.
Soulduster Soulduster 6 years
The one I always remember is "Sushi OK". Yeah, because I only want ok sushi. Surprising enough, I never ate there. :)
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 6 years
Don't know if you're watching The Next Great American Restaurant, but one of the top 10 contenders named his diner "Saucy Balls." No joke.
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