Daves Diner losing customers

Daves Diner losing customers

Posted in the Utica Forum

a taxpaper

Utica, NY

#1 Sep 14, 2013
After a very bad meal at Daves Diner about 5 weeks ago, I decided to give it another try. Same terrible food!!!!!

I can remember when this place had lines standing outside waiting to get in for the good food and reasonable prices Dave was asking.

The night (Thursday) I went, there were only about 4 customers in the entire place and our Waitress was horrible. I order a Chef's salad - it came back with wilted lettuce and I only ended up eating about 1/2 of the items that this salad contained. It was definitely NOT worth the money!!!!!

The person I was with, could NOT even eat her diner.

Anyone want to buy a Diner? Make sure you have a good cook to go along with your sale
Ian Hob

United States

#2 Sep 15, 2013
I blew Dave in the diner. It was fun.
Patty

Utica, NY

#3 Sep 15, 2013
I heard this, too. He fires wait staff left & right. He is definitely NOT cheap. He's got one waitress that is half-baked. So, check your order good. Especially take-outs. You may pay for food you don't get!
Jimbo

New York, NY

#4 Sep 16, 2013
Oh be quiet, Scander. You always want something for nothing you old cheapskate.
my two scents

Poland, NY

#5 Sep 16, 2013
in the past six months we have ordered four friday fish fries. three out of four were very good (side portions not really huge but adequate) and one tasted like the frying oil was not changed in a while. but hey three out of four ain't too bad.
my two cents

Utica, NY

#6 Sep 16, 2013
my two scents wrote:
in the past six months we have ordered four friday fish fries. three out of four were very good (side portions not really huge but adequate) and one tasted like the frying oil was not changed in a while. but hey three out of four ain't too bad.
Duh, that's 75%. But, it will be adequate for someone who uses scents for cents and ain't for isn't. Enjoy!
Tubby Labella

Utica, NY

#7 Sep 16, 2013
I suggest changing the name to "Davie Doodles", have the waitresses go topless and put in a VIP room. Business will quadruple and nobody will care how shitty the food is. Just a thought.
my two scents

Poland, NY

#8 Sep 16, 2013
my two cents wrote:
<quoted text>
Duh, that's 75%. But, it will be adequate for someone who uses scents for cents and ain't for isn't. Enjoy!
it was a joke, it went way, way over your head. I know how to spell better than the average bare
Fish Fries

Utica, NY

#9 Sep 16, 2013
I always thought his fish fries tasted bland.
My two cents

Utica, NY

#10 Sep 16, 2013
my two scents wrote:
<quoted text>
it was a joke, it went way, way over your head. I know how to spell better than the average bare
You just stink, there did that go over YOUR head?
my two scents

Poland, NY

#11 Sep 17, 2013
My two cents wrote:
<quoted text>
You just stink, there did that go over YOUR head?
"now your thinkin' smart"
True

New Hartford, NY

#12 Sep 17, 2013
I have been to Dave's Diner lately several times and I do agree that the food is not as great as it should be. I was never a steady customer there, but after going there now I find it not to be that good. Also, I think the place should be cleaned up a bit more? Seems there are flies all over the place, dead bees on the window sills etc... Now come on, when you own a restaurant you need to check stuff like that out before your customers sit there and see that. I was not fond of the waitresses either. They did not appear that clean also. So, I will definitely think twice before I go there again sorry to say.
Brave New World

Utica, NY

#13 Sep 17, 2013
I have never had a bad meal or problem at Daves. Very nice place and have always enjoyed the car/bike nites too.

Keep up the good work you provide to the community Dave.
not good

Mexico, NY

#14 Sep 18, 2013
Unless you want runny eggs,soggy toast and burnt homefries do not go there
trouble maker

Utica, NY

#15 Sep 18, 2013
Scander u suc man

Level 1

Since: Sep 13

New Hartford, NY

#16 Sep 24, 2013
I've been to Dave's several times. The food is nothing extraordinary but its not horrible either. It's average for the area. It's not that far from my house so it was basically convenience that I went there. Moved out of the area and haven't been there since...
Main St

Utica, NY

#17 Sep 24, 2013
Was there w/family tonight. They had all the car peeps there. Diner was full and Dave only had on TWO waitresses!!! They looked frazzled as did the many hungry customers waiting to be attended to. The kicker: dave's wife sat in a booth with other family members watching all this!
Brave New World

Utica, NY

#18 Sep 24, 2013
Main St wrote:
Was there w/family tonight. They had all the car peeps there. Diner was full and Dave only had on TWO waitresses!!! They looked frazzled as did the many hungry customers waiting to be attended to. The kicker: dave's wife sat in a booth with other family members watching all this!
So what did you have and how was your meal?
Don

Clinton, NY

#19 Sep 25, 2013
Sharyns Dine is 10 times better.
joe

Utica, NY

#20 Sep 25, 2013
Had lunch there last week. Meal was great.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Utica Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
True love 6 min nelson 3
Why/How do threads get deleted 14 min Thread deleter 1
Should I list home with a realtor or sell myself? 30 min Brittany 2
Name a business that's not around anymore. (Oct '13) 34 min Reality Check 225
Charter School expanding 34 min babe 8
Who remembers the Solid Oak Band? Moss Back Mu... (Oct '08) 1 hr Frogfan 43
ask your legislator why he votes the sales tax ... 2 hr Blame politicians 7
area to get new hospital 2 hr My way 17
More from around the web

Utica People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]