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The Worst Restaurant in the USA?

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The Worst Restaurant in the USA?

1) Colony Café, Miami Beach, Fla.

This restaurant, which we're pretty sure is the single worst-reviewed restaurant on Yelp, also apparently wins the prize for "shadiest restaurant in America." This restaurant has been accused of promising 50 percent discounts but overcharging anyway ("My rum and coke was $18 after the discount," said a reviewer), adding tips automatically without telling the customer, using multiple aliases for an unknown reason, and forcing customers to get cash from their overpriced ATM by telling them that the credit card terminal was down. Reviews read like a comedy of errors: wrong dishes being brought to the same table multiple times, waits exceeding two hours, a "gross" chicken sandwich costing $20, an inferior cut of meat attempting to be passed off as a rib-eye, and a manager who never seems to be there when asked for. As for the food? Burnt burgers, tiny portions, and fried calamari that "looked like leftover onion rings after someone was done with them....just a small pile of cold mush." Recent restaurant inspections (which took some digging to find because it's listed as "Chef Vincent") turned up improper toilet and hand-washing facilities, food kept at improper temperatures, improper labeling of food containers, and food contact surfaces not kept clean.

Whether it's called the Colony Café, Chef Vincent at Colony Hotel, Colony Bistro, or Colony Restaurant, it's the worst restaurant in America.

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-Dan Myers, The Daily Meal

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1. Re: The Worst Restaurant in the USA?

so, we should not put this restaurant on our list of must dine places. another mission for restaurant impossible

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It's in Miami Beach, so the warning might better be placed on that Forum.

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They always treat me well at the Colony, great ambiance!

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4. Re: The Worst Restaurant in the USA?

How does a restaurant that bad stay in business?

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