How many times have you spotted a spelling error in a restaurant or bar menu? Sometimes, these spelling errors are so obvious that they are just hilarious. Or perhaps there is a design fail that is so awkward that you are unable to understand how it happened in the first place. For instance, there are many restaurants and bars which have urinals so close to each other in the washrooms that it makes peeing quite awkward. Read on to find out all about the different fails that people have encountered in bars and restaurants over the years.
The Real Italian
Italian Affair really wants to tell people that there is nothing more Italian in town than them. However, the lights went out in half of the Affair and it was left with AF, which is a teenage slang that is quite popular these days.
They’re Not Lying
This Chinese takeaway restaurant has a rather strange name, almost as if it is warning customers that their food will make them fat. Well, if it does, the restaurant did offer a warning for the people beforehand.
Copying Gone Wrong
This sushi restaurant seems to have copied the pictures on the menu from somewhere instead of just making the sushi and putting it up for display. You can see the USB’s in the second picture and it shows that not much effort went into looking for the pictures.
Is It Mexican Or Italian?
This local Mexican restaurant had won an award for being the Best Italian Restaurant in town. It makes you wonder if the chef was unaware of the cuisine that he was serving to the people who were presenting the award.
The Irony Of Safety
This is quite ironic. The restaurant received the best grade in Health and Public Safety and there is a cockroach moving on the sign. The irony just shows us how broken the system is.
Calling To Change The Spelling
A concerned citizen had called the restaurant to tell them that there was a requirement of two o’s in the word to. The restaurant did change the spelling but in the wrong word.
When The Salad Bar Is Not Smart
This salad bar thought it would be good advertising to expand the word SMART. However, they were not quite smart about it and did not know how to expand it properly.
Fake Walls And Windows
This Indian restaurant wanted to give its customers the view of the outside. However, it was located in the basement so it was kind of hard. So, they created an entire wall full of fake windows to give the view of the outside.
The Semi-Transparent Glass
The thought behind this was brilliant because you would know if a stall was occupied by simply looking through the glass. However, it came at the expense of privacy which is just not right.
Someone accepted this bill at a bar which is clearly a fake bill. So in order to tell people about the fake bills, this bill was taped over the bar counter so no one else would try to buy beer with fake currency.
The Hilarious Trash Can
This bar had a trash can that was made out of the box of a trash can. We know that they bought a trash can and we are left wondering why they did not use it instead.
Not My Job
A staff member at this hotel was told to fill up the salt and pepper shakers with the salt and pepper from the packets. However, he just put the packets in the shakers rather than take them out first.
You Don’t Say?
This restaurant thought it would be easy to grab the attention of people with a freebie on the sign. However, the freebie that they were offering was a straw with the purchase of every drink order.
At first glance, it looks like this table is occupied but it is only later that you realize that the couple that you see is actually just a painting on the wall.
You Cook People?
The hiring pamphlet for this taco restaurant made it seem like they use people as one of the ingredients in their tacos. It was a hilarious design fail.
The Dripping Candle Wax
This bar never cleans the wax that drips from the candles in the stand. This went on for a long time and got to the point that the wax made a monument out of itself.
How About No?
This is a really wrong sign. It implies that the restaurant is serving Jessica’s family as part of its menu.
Deep Fried Baby?
This is what a local Thai restaurant thought that a kids’ menu should look like. The dish, Deep Fried Baby, just sounds wrong.
You Could Never Get Your Friends Here
If you suggest this restaurant to your friends, they will think that you are having a stroke. Also, you could not invite them by telling them the name of this place.
Best And Delicious
This sushi restaurant wanted to say that they have the best and delicious sushi but they decided to abbreviate it instead. It didn’t really go that well.
This is for all the Karens in the world who want “Diet Ice” so that they do not put on any extra calories.
A Local Mexican Toilet
This was the toilet seat in a local Mexican restaurant. You wouldn’t feel very relaxed sitting on this toilet.
Replacing The TV
This local restaurant just put up a framed picture in the same place where the television used to be. They should just have bought a new television for their customers.
The modern art in this Mexican restaurant is just breathtaking because if it falls on someone sitting under it, it would literally take their breath away.
The Good Quality Lemons
You know the lemons are of a good quality when you can still see the stickers on them. This doesn’t look very good when you are trying to have a drink.
Concept Restaurants And Their Salads
This is the Caesar salad that a concept restaurant was serving. This is not Caesar Salad. This isn’t even a salad.
The Shadow Of Cocktails
It was quite unfortunate when the shadow of the word cocktail fell on the t-shirt of the waitress.
Getting Men In The Restaurant
There is more than one way to get men into your restaurant. This can be one of them but it will surely repel women from the establishment.
The Gas Stop & The Restaurant
This establishment serves both food and gas but the way that they had the sign made, it seems like the food gives you gas.
Translation Gone Wrong
In order to explain the items on the menu in a restaurant in Paris, this restaurant just picked up a dictionary and wrote down all the meanings of the words.
Needing The Taco
This restaurant was short on staff and someone really wanted a taco. He just asked them to hire taller staff.
When The Designer Replaces R For L
This poster failed miserably when the letter R was used instead of L.
The Rolled Up Menus
This restaurant rolls up its menu around wooden sticks. There is no reason for this and they don’t have an explanation for it either.
Going To McDonald’s Is Not Fun Anymore
When you are enjoying a delicious meal at McDonald’s you do not want to see a close-up picture of a man’s nose.
Quoting The Fire Extinguisher
This fire extinguisher is quite wise since it is mentioned on a plate in this restaurant. Also, the Fire Extinguisher is quite responsible as well since it cleans the tables after you leave.
Getting Hard To Read
The lighting in this restaurant has made it hard to read the things that are written on the menu. This is not how you want to treat your customers.
Getting A Headache
If you are having a hard time reading this message, let us give you a hand. The message was supposed to say “Welcome. All who came as guests may leave as friends.”
The Dirty Plates
The designs on these plates make it seem like they are dirty. It must trouble the guests in the restaurant.
This is quite hilarious. The restaurant thought that they could get more money out of the customers by increasing the tips. One customer did the maths and wrote down what the tips should have been.
The Awkward Cutlery
The knives and the forks at this restaurant are quite awkward. The handles on the cutlery are too long and make it difficult to eat the food.
The Vegetarian Chicken
This restaurant does not seem to understand the meaning of the word “Vegetarian”. They have put it in front of everything, whether it is chicken or beef.
Forgetting The Programming
This restaurant bought an LED sign to keep up with the times but they just hung it up before programming it. Now it just says “LED Sign”.
The Confusing Beer Coaster
The plant is interrupting the flow of words on the beer coaster and the design has failed miserably. Imagine reading the coaster when you are drunk.
Not American Food
Even though the name of the restaurant is American Delight, it does not serve American food. It serves African food as well as Mexican food, which are far from American.
Making Friends In A Restaurant
These are toilets in a restaurant. You might have this in your home if you are quite open with the members of your family but to have it in a restaurant is just wrong.
Life Long Partners
The pig was a mascot of this restaurant in Tampa, but the way that they made the mascot appear made it seem like the man is having a weird relationship with the pig.
Logo Over Everything
This restaurant was concerned about copyrights so they had their logo printed over everything. They printed it on the menu as well but in a way that made the menu hard to read.
The French Menu
This is a menu from a French restaurant but the way that they have printed it is just strange.
Having A Digital Menu
This restaurant got a digital menu system but they ended up uploading the images from their normal menu, making the digital menu totally useless.
The Pirate Restaurant
This restaurant thought it would be a good idea to use a pirate ship as a logo for their branding.
Instead of draining the urine away in the drainage system, this restaurant just put a bucket underneath to collect the urine.
Nice Piece Of Steak
A guy ordered steak at this restaurant and received this on his plate. What part of the cow did they convert into the steak?
The Free Steak Salad
This restaurant needs to know the meaning of the word free. The free steak salad that this customer ordered cost more than a thousand dollars which is definitely not free.
The Braille Sign
This restaurant put up a braille sign so that blind people could read it. However, they did something wrong when the braille sign could only be read by the light that it allowed in.
Serving Babies Are We?
This was a sign at Ulster Hospital and it was quite the talk around the hospital. The sign made it seemed like the restaurant was in the Gynaecology department.
Sitting On The Pots
This cafe wanted things to be a bit different from the norm so they decided to go with a toilet theme for the restaurant. It doesn’t really work.
Serving Tacos With Farts
This font was an unfortunate choice for Fast Taco. It made it look like Fart taco and that’s not appealing at all.
A local bar had this as their logo. It shows that no effort went into it and it also looks like a kid just wrote the words and offered it up as a logo.
High In A Chinese Restaurant
You could expect a lot of things in a restaurant but you would never expect a Chinese restaurant to have a bong in the washroom. The staff seems to be having some trouble dealing with the stress of the job.
Getting Intimate At The Urinal
Having multiple urinals in a restaurant is a good thing but please do not have them so close to each other that the guys would have to touch bodies if they had to pee at the same time.
Salt And Eppe
Someone did not think this through when they were printing the word pepper on the packet. They did not account for the number of letters in the word.
Saying Mean Things
We know the word was meant to say Eat but the way that it was written and the font that was used made it seem like the word Fat instead.
Identifying Customers At A Hookah Bar
This is the way that hookah bar would identify their customers which is really racist.
Making The Small Mistakes
This restaurant wanted to have something clever written on the board that promoted desserts. However, they missed the letter S, so the entire quote was then messed up.
The Edge Of The Bar
The bar top in this bar has a beveled edge and it causes drinks to spill almost every day. Glasses also tend to break on a daily basis and it causes a lot of problems.
Getting People In The Grocery Store
This grocery store has a bar inside it and, as you can imagine, more people come in for the bar than for the groceries.
Leg Of Lamp
When you are enjoying a buffet, there are often many dishes that you might not have even heard of. However, how does this restaurant expect someone to eat the roast leg of lamp?
What’s Under There?
This restaurant seems to have a designated area where people could get up to no good. It’s actually meant to be the sign for the restrooms.
Cereal Killer Cafe, London
You know you are in the lair of a serial killer when you see the walls covered in letters like this. However, this is a pun on the name of the cafe, cereal killer.
Phrasing Gone Wrong
The way that this sentence was phrased, it seems like the tables are meant to be the place where people could eat the customers.
Couldn’t Have Chosen Something Else?
This was quite the mishap when it came to naming the restaurant. Surely, certain factions of the world would not come here to eat?
To get into these booths, you have to climb up and then sit down, which is quite the hassle for every customer who comes in here.
Putting The Chairs In There
Why would you put chairs inside the toilet? Who would want an audience when they are on the can?
The King Of Pho
It is quite unfortunate the way they have named this restaurant. Just saying the name would make you say a bad word.
On A Diet? We Got You!
This was the menu at the fair. You can see that there is no item on the menu designed for anyone that is on a diet, except for the Slimfast bar.
The Menu In Four Languages
This restaurant claimed to have its menu available in four languages and, ironically, there is a mistake in each of the four phrases.
When Your OCD Kicks In
The sign on this restaurant is a little off center and it is just tingling everyone’s OCD. Denny’s, please shift the sign to the center.
No More Fake IDs Required
You must be at least 21 years old in order to purchase liquor in the United States of America. Back in 2014, a liquor store had the clock set up and a sign above it which said that you must be born on or before this date. The date that was below the sign was the date of the day.
Reading From The Right
You will get a headache if you try to read this sign drunk. The letters of the name are to be read from right to left and then the reading has to be continued from left to right as normally.
The President’s Favorite Watering Hole
You know the bar is going to be good when it has the approval of Barack Obama on the board. It should not have been in Vietnam though.
So You Don’t Miss The Game
Many people hold in their pee when they are watching the game because they don’t want to miss a moment. This restaurant ensures that you are comfortable while you are watching the game.
This little Swastika was hiding away inside a lamp. This makes sure that you are sitting in the light of the Swastika while you are having lunch or dinner at this restaurant.
Serving Child Ribs
We know that the menu meant child portions but the way that they have written it on their menu seems like they are serving the ribs of children.
We Will Need A Moment Here
This menu is quite hard to understand if you are someone who likes to compare prices of the food items before ordering.
Lady Chinky Eyes
Restaurant staff have been known for giving nicknames to their customers but it is a whole other thing to print out the nickname on the receipt.
The Weird Menu At Popeyes
Popeyes has apparently changed their menu to include weird body parts of the chicken. We know it is a typing error but it is just wrong to have poopers.
Why Is It Mounted?
What kind of entertainment is this Cocktail Lounge serving in their restroom that they need to have the soap mounted like that onto the wall?
Liposuction In A Restaurant
Nothing gets your appetite back like watching someone getting a liposuction on the big screen at a restaurant.
Looking Into The Kitchen
This is why you should never look into the kitchen of a restaurant. You might just catch a glimpse of the waiter ironing his shirt.
Shampoo Containing Eggs
This was on a shampoo bottle that contained eggs. However, the translation was just all wrong.
Concept Dishes Getting Out Of Hand
Just look at the way this restaurant is serving dishes in wine glasses. This is just wrong and the rosemary doesn’t even fit inside the glass.
At The Yellow Basket
When you are at the Yellow Basket, you expect your food to be served in a yellow basket. However, it seems like this outlet is not following its own rules.
Writing Around The Star
When you are writing letters around a star, you have to take care of the flow of the letters. You don’t want to spell Texas as Tesax.
Not So Close Together
If you are going to have a dartboard in a bar, make sure that it is not so close to the television since people might hit the TV instead when they are drunk.
They Serve Cocktails
The sign had divided up the word Cocktail right down the middle and it looked weird.
Hard Times Restaurant
This is especially funny since the restaurant was living up to its name because it was going out of business.
Palt And Pepper
One of these shakers has salt in it and the other has pepper. However, someone at the restaurant put both of them in the shaker for pepper.
Oh, The Many Choices
This was the menu at a fine dining restaurant. What is the point of having a menu if you are not going to have anything written in it?
Flowing Like Water
This is quite a confusing menu at a bar in Slovakia. Everything is flowing like water and there is no way to determine how much each dish costs.
The Burned Out Lights
This bar had some problems; some of the lights in the lighting had burned out and half of the word cocktails did not light up.
Huge Fan Of Hitler
The owner of this restaurant in Mumbai, India seems to be quite the fan of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. He has the Swastika glowing red on the board.
Printing On The New Machine
This restaurant got a new machine to print out the receipts but they forgot to program the machine to print out their store information. Instead, it is still printing out the default text that asks you to enter the store information.
Having To Sit Sideways
When you are at this bar, you will have to sit with your knees bent sideways. This is because the bar is not extended and the stools are kept quite near to the bar.
Fried Things In Thailand
Thailand is famous for its flesh trade. So, you would naturally see a lot of favors being exchanged for money. However, you do not expect to be served this in a restaurant.
We know that this restaurant meant to write Pork Dumpling but the spelling error makes it seem like the restaurant has just sold the pork that they were supposed to dump out in the trash, to the customer.
Your Highly Satisfied
When you read this sign, you will get confused the first time you read it. However, once you understand that they are asking for the “Highly Satisfied” option in the feedback, it will make more sense.
Too Many Pictures
When you are designing a menu, you should include a few pictures so that your customers have an idea about the food that they are ordering. However, there is such a thing as too many pictures.
Making The Spelling Error
You certainly do not want creeps in your restaurant since they might scare the other customers away. However, if you are serving crepes, you should know how to spell the word.
The Door For Smurfettes
This is quite a hilarious little door but the little door is essentially useless which makes you wonder, why spend money on it in the first place?
How Much For The Milkshakes?
How much do the milkshakes cost? We know that the milkshakes either cost $3 or $5 for 2 milkshakes but how much?
Sushi Flipping You Off
This was quite the surprise for the person who ordered the sushi in this restaurant. He might have expected bad sushi but he certainly did not expect rude sushi.
If you are new to this town, you might read the C as a different word from the Canal. That would make it an entirely different kind of bar.
When You Eat At A Military Restaurant
This is a military-themed restaurant and while the idea was quite good, it is not at all appetizing to have your food presented in military-style dishes. They serve water out of a decommissioned AK.
They Wrote Down Their Source
This is a bar in Lappeenranta, Finland and when you visit here, you just have to hope that your drinks do not come from the same place that is mentioned on the board outside.
The Tile Design
This is from the inside of King’s Restaurant. There was a slight oversight when it came to the placement of the tiles. The end result was KKK instead of a single K.
Going For The Shorter Words
Someone was picking up Turducken Ravioli from a local restaurant when they noticed that the staff had shortened the words to write on the take away box. They really shouldn’t have.
Considering that this is a dish that contains chilli, the bowel part is not entirely wrong. However, when you are writing on signs, you should avoid such hilarious spelling errors.
The Pitcher In The Japanese Restaurant
When you are going out to a fancy Japanese restaurant, you expect everything to be posh and clean. However, this plastic pitcher of water is just out of place for the theme of the restaurant.
Breaking The Rules Of Time
While we all enjoy 24 hours in our days, this sushi restaurant has gone a step further and brought in at least 26 hours in their day.
The Cutlery For The Kids
This table was set up by someone who has never had kids. You would never place this type of cutlery in front of a kid.
The Bathroom Mirror Fail
The person who fixed this mirror on the wall did not take into consideration that short people might have to go to the bathroom too and may need to use the mirror.
Saltgrass Steak House
Someone forgot to fix the neon signs on the outside which made the entire establishment quite rude.
When You Forget To Edit
This Chinese restaurant forgot to take out the sample text on the Photo Editor and just printed out their design as it was with the sample text.
The Hoast Will Guide You
This is exactly what happens when you don’t pay attention in your English classes and end up becoming a host in a restaurant.
What Do You Have?
This restaurant is out of a lot of stuff and all we can do is wonder what they do have in the restaurant.
This restaurant was so lazy with its service that when someone ordered tea, they did not even give them a teabag.
When The Regular Stuff Is Not Enough
This is the toothpaste that you pick up when you know that the regular stuff is not going to whiten your teeth to the point that you want it to.
Why Do They Have That Sink?
A sink is the last thing that you want to see behind a bar. You would think that the bartender is trying to water your beer down.
They Have Root Beer And Hi-C
What is the point of having a seven-flavor fountain dispenser if you are going to be out of five of the drinks?
The Container Bar
The person who designed this doormat messed up big time when they messed up the name of the bar.
Tilt This Way
In an effort to be unique, this restaurant has tilted its menu. All customers leave with a pain in their necks.
When you’re serving Fresh Italian food, make sure that you have the flag of Italy on your board.
How Hard Is It?
It is not that hard to differentiate salt from pepper and yet this restaurant did exactly that. They messed up between the two most common condiments you can find on Earth.
The Difference Between The Picture And The Reality
When you order a drink from the pictures at California Kitchen, you are not going to get what you ordered. The reality is that the drink will not look anywhere remotely as pristine as the one they have in their menu.
The owner of this cafe is a hard-core fan of Donald Trump and we can clearly see that from his choice of name of the cafe. This cafe is located in Bellville, Texas.
When You Say One Thing And Do Another
Even though they promised to be there for us every day, they went ahead and closed the branch. Why don’t you deliver on your promises and keep true to your word?
Forgetting To Change The Water
How can you expect good service from a restaurant when they can’t even keep a single flower alive?
The Discount Store
Are they selling the food at a discount or are they selling the restaurant at a discount?
There are quite a lot of spelling errors on this menu, Chease and Three Wieners being two of them.
Chandelier In The Latvian Club
We all know that the Nazi Party captured quite a lot of countries during the Second World War. However, if you are going to open up a nightclub in a once-occupied land, at least change the chandelier.
Unicorn What Now?
This bar in San Francisco is giving a whole new meaning to the term “Cocktails” but we do not understand why they had to bring Unicorns into it?
Oh, Those Are Pecans?
If you are going to use a label maker, make sure you use it correctly and label the things the right way. Those are not delicious looking at all.
You Need A Dictionary
The person who put up the letters on this board needs to get a dictionary or change it if he already has one. There are just so many spelling errors here.
Aka La Pizza
This was supposed to be a Spanish sign and it should have read ACÁ La Pizza. Instead, they just put up a sign that said also known as pizza.
It is Crepes. Not Crapes. Crapes is the wrong spelling for the plural of Turds.
Eating The English Menu
The way that this sign has been written makes it seem like the English Menu is a dish that they serve.
Oh The Spelling Errors
It is “Onion” and “Chinese” and you have to write “Noodles” and “Olives”. The last two things cannot be singular.
Luring Them In With Intimate Wear
Eat Me is a legit invitation and the way that it is built over the intimate garment store is just ingenious.
The Sueetened Tea
Even when they already had the word sweetened in front of them, the staff at this restaurant still managed to spell the word incorrectly.
‘Never Friends’ Instead Of ‘Friends Forever’
The restaurant was supposed to be named ‘Friends Forever’ but instead, they named it Amici Mai which translates to ‘Never Friends’