Banning Kids In Restaurants...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HarlansHollowFarms, Jul 13, 2011.

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  1. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    I just heard on the news that a restaurant in Pennsylvania is banning children under the age of 6 from their establishment. All I can say is , I wish more places would do that.

    Last night my DH and I went out for a quiet meal at a sit down restaurant. It was anything but quiet! People allow their children to run between tables, talk very loud and scream, they send 6 yros to catch the 2 yros, then send the 8 yro to catch the other 2. At what point did we have to start tolerating everyone's unruly children? When I was a child and when I had a child, and now that I have grandchildren.....this type of behaviour was and is never tolerated.

    I feel, if you want your kids to run rampant, keep them at home, take them to Chuck E Cheese or McDs where they have activities for all their energy. Please do not bring them to a restaurant were adults are not interested in listening to your ill mannered children.

    Kudos to the proprietors that are limiting children in their establishments! There is a time and a place for children to burn off pent up energy and it is not in a restaurant where people are dining!
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  2. Hear Hear!!!

    There are some restaurants where children, misbehaved children, should not be allowed.

    I took my wife to a very nice restaurant for a special occassion, the bill was well over $200.00, but the entire experience was ruined by a crying baby and a child running around the restaurant.

    We told the manager our displeasure, his reaction was "What can we do?" It seems the restaurant in the OP's message found out what they could do.

  3. I agree 100%

  4. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    I agree that parents who let their children run wild while we are spending our hard earned dollars eating out is just the worst. We took our children out to eat with us from day one. I always had small (quiet) toys in my bag and a pad and crayons. I con't tell you how many people came over to our table and said what a good job we were doing with our children. Most of them said they didn't even realize children were sitting by them until they turned around to leave. I do wonder how a restaurant can ban certain people though, doesn't it have something to do with familial status. Maybe familial just covers fair housing discrimination.
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Amen! PLEASE more places do this.

    Not that I don't love the screaming, foot banging, child throwing tantrum because he's sugar-loaded off the coffee drink you let him have...
    I won't even BEGIN to bring up the IHop experience we had. I'll just say that every single person within a 50 foot radius refused to pay and instead handed our bills to the man whose children squirted ketchup onto every single table while his daughter threw silverware at all of us.

  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I TOTALLY agree!!!!!
  7. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Songster

    May 13, 2011
    New Jersey
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    It's not the kids that need to be banned, it is the parents. The kids act up or not depending on how the parents choose to discipline them.
  9. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Quote:I think most restaurants have the right to refuse service to anyone, it is up to their discretion.

  10. herfrds

    herfrds Songster

    Jan 11, 2010
    I don't blame him. I was in a movie theater and this kid had to yell every single question about the movie. Several of us turned around and gave the parents a hard look, they left about 30 minutes into the movie and we got to watch it with out questions.
    My DD is 10 and has not been in a theater, she can't stay quiet during a movie at home so why would I subject others to her chatter.
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