Snuffer's Greenville and the Question of Cleanliness in Dallas' Restaurant Bathrooms

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Taryn Walker
Hold your nose...
Oh, toilet humor. Though Gerard Depardieu gives Anderson Cooper the giggles, I don't find it funny to dine somewhere where I feel I need to try and -- ahem -- hold it until I get home, should I drink too much wine or iced tea during my meal.

But: I'm a bit of a germaphobe. I prefer to implore a paper towel wrapped 'round the handle when exiting the ladies room, having seen far too many women walk straight out of the stall without passing go, much less using soap and water. And having recently returned from a vacation abroad, I've seen quite a range in commode accommodations, from "outside, 'round the corner" to airport to 4-star hotel. I have been cursed with a slightly smallish bladder. But now that I'm back stateside, I'd like to warn you about a particular spot in town that might need to clean up its act a bit: Snuffer's

Its burgers have a loyal following. And those cheese fries. I KNOW. But one glance in the general direction of the bathroom there, not to mention a sniff, is anything but appetizing. Those burgers, the grilled chicken fingers, the cheese fries, and yes, even their ranch dressing cannot win out against a shitty shitter. Advice? Bring that shitter up to snuff, Snuffer's.

I'm not expecting to piss in an imperial palace every time I grab a burger. But I do believe that the bathroom at a sit-down, casual restaurant, and of course a fine-dining restaurant, is somewhat representative of a place's overall cleanliness level. And I don't think we diners should tolerate any less than basic cleanliness.

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@Jon  Where is your restaurant located? I sure would like to know what the uneducated palates of Dallas would like to eat???

Sarahblack80
Sarahblack80

I can tell you first hand that this has nothing to do with the people that actually work in the restaurant, its the owners that don't want to pay anything to upgrade their 'facilities'. Same goes for the choice of music and the saltiness of their food, it's not the people who work in the restaurant, including managers, that make that decision. The owners should take notice, no one wants to hear that shitty music anymore because people that age dont eat at Snuffer's anymore. They should also notice that NO ONE likes the amount of salt on the food, bleh. 

Kurt Haslbauer
Kurt Haslbauer

I normally just look on in bemusement at the ridiculous levels of Snuffer's-hating in comment threads such as this one, figuring "to each his own".  But for whatever it's worth (not a lot, I know, but still):  I'm someone who uses very little added salt in cooking, and almost never salts food at the table, but my wife and I both usually ask for EXTRA seasoning when we eat at Snuffer's (on both the fries and burgers).  Just saying . . . maybe try being a bit less assertive in speaking for EVERY member of the dining public at large.

Joe in Expo Park
Joe in Expo Park

As I'm reading this, there is an advertisement at the bottom banner of my browser for Salt Sports Bar.  Wonder how much salt they have in their food?  One Idiocracy for everyone.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Thanks for being  a foodbitch.I couldn't agree more. I'm amazed at the lack of concern whatsoever by most establishments to their restroom facilities. Not just Snuffer's, most restaurants have this issue. It all comes down to who they're going to get to do it. No $2.25 waiter is going to want to clean the restrooms. I don't want to see the cook back there, and yeah the busboy could do it, but when they start getting slammed, they have those guys bussing tables and washing dishes. I wouldn't be shocked to find out this was not the case with Snuffers, at least in my few visits there. I'll say no more because I'm sure some waiters give great service, I just haven't found a good one yet at 3 Snuffer's I've been to. I'd like to see you do another article on gratuity. Do you ever not tip someone? Do you ever overtip of the service is above and beyond? The wife nailed me once tipping a waitress 40%. She did a great job, I couldn't help it if she was hot as well.

bobbyv
bobbyv

If a place has a nasty bathroom, I'm not eating there.  I've been to Snuffer's several times, but I now realize I've never gone to the restroom there.  Doesn't matter, I won't be back.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

It's another reason why I dont visit the Snuffers on greenville much anymore, The wife and I became ill from eating there a few years back and havent visited since, the bathrooms are another reason to stay away...

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

I remember pissing in that long trough at the old Arlington Stadium. Sometimes you'd walk in there and the older men had the full moon going with trousers at knee level. The floor was was always soaked with piss and water leakage from the pipes and the stall commodes were inundated with fresh, un-flushed, kettle-corn filled, bumpy turds with used butt-wipe mixed in and around the filthy excrement. Great times.

Bing
Bing

If you long for the trough, try Lee Harvey's.

primi timpano
primi timpano

Used to drink in a bar--La Tuna--in Nuevo Laredo that had a trough along the entire front of the bar.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I shouldn't have read this before lunch.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Tell me about it. Think how I felt when I walked in there after consuming 3 $1.00 hot dogs, nachos, and the chocolate ice cream from out the miniature batting helmet.

CastanedaEvangelina
CastanedaEvangelina

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Noah W. Bailey
Noah W. Bailey

They just need to make their bathrooms bigger. Most people have bigger closets these days...

gabbahey
gabbahey

The toilets there were awful 10 years ago, the fact that they are still awful to this day surprises me. You'd think things would change for the better over the years with all the comings and goings of Greenville Ave. You'd guess wrong in this case.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Thanks for the advice.  I'll go next door to the Granada if I need to drop a Romo.

me
me

just ate at snuffer's last night. usually it's no where near as good as it used to be and i swear not to return for a loooong time, then eventually i will pop in with the hopes that it will be as good as it once was. last night was one of those nights. the burger was actually pretty good, and the fries were too, if way too salty. service was next to oblivious, not very busy but all standing around talking but not paying a bit of attention to new arrivals, people wanting to pay out, etc. but the biggest most grievous offense (didn't use the bathrooms, so don't know about them) was the apparent change from the decades old practice of playing classic rock and instead subjecting diners to slick nashville country pop. Ugh! Made me want to hurry up and eat so i could leave. always looked forward to the soundtrack of my youth - which seemed to fit so well. hope they change back. must be just the managers preference with little or no regard for tradition and consistency. Bah! Humbug!

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

At least they recognized how shitty the classic rock is.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Worse thing is when you walk into a stall and it looks like a can Wolf Brand Chili is emptied in the toilet. But I'm comfortable enough, or gross enough, to let fly in any bathroom. So comfortable in fact, that it's generally a smooth release with no pinch marks.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

That's what we refer to as..... "shit glitter".

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

If you can drop deuce in an outhouse, you can stomach a Snuffer's restroom.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

2 things a dude shouldnt be caught doing, snuffing and fluffing.  have a great day

Mike3647
Mike3647

Maybe if you put enough salt in the shitter people will like it just like their shitty burgers.

me
me

ha ha ha ha

Joe in Expo Park
Joe in Expo Park

Wouldn't this have been better just said to the manager?  I don't read the Observer to find out how the city's sanitation facilities are holding up.  In this economy, why would you purposely try to steer consumers away from a business given that their food is great?  Isn't that what this blog is supposed to be about, good food vs. bad?  You were too busy to mention how great Snuffer's is as a mainstay to the Dallas food scene.  Why don't you go sploosh some more about In and Out?  I'm sure their brand new bathrooms more than make up for their crappy Californian burgers and fries.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

@joe Snuffers hasn't been good since the Reagan administration, and it's only a mainstay as far as being one of the large set of mediocre old school Dallas places that survive on the provincial and uneducated palates of Dallas people

Joe in Expo Park
Joe in Expo Park

Your right Jon, great cheese fries with bacon really do suck.  Just like 80 degree patio weather, puppy dogs, and beer.

foodbitch
foodbitch

Those toilets at Tei An are almost too pretty to pee in.

primi timpano
primi timpano

Only been to the Greenville location.  And that was years ago because the burgers suck--way too much salt--and the fries are limp.  The best Dallas combo (food and toilet) is Tei An.  They have an out of this world bathroom with a hi tech Japanese toilet and fancy mood lighting.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Because everyone already knows the food sucks?

Joe in Expo Park
Joe in Expo Park

Anyways, your comment is kind of burying the lead a bit here.  Why is this article about the bathroom and not the food?

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Thank you for proving my point. 

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