Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 11:19 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default Largest restaurant in the world

A friend of mine who lived in Boston in the early 70's told me yesterday that at that time the largest restaurant in the world was located in a suburb of Boston .

I tried researching this and could not find anything . Does anyone know if this is correct ?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 01:16 PM
Banned
Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry43 View Post
A friend of mine who lived in Boston in the early 70's told me yesterday that at that time the largest restaurant in the world was located in a suburb of Boston .

I tried researching this and could not find anything . Does anyone know if this is correct ?
The worlds 2nd largest restaurant is called the Red Dragon located in Thailand...it is 35,000 sq meters....a 800 sq meter kitchen....80 cooks plus asst cooks....500 waiters, in order to get to tables and back to the kitchen they wear roller skates and use zip lines and sail above tables to get where they are going. it cost in american dollars 5 million to build.

The worlds largest is in Syria called the Damascus gate has 6012 seats...
As for in the 70's not sure of what was the largest retaurant....But I know Gilley's in Texas was bigger then anything in Boston in the 70's..but that is a bar and grill....

Last edited by buttons16; May 31st, 2012 at 01:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Okay ,thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it Never heard of this factoid....
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 07:54 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz
Default

Perhaps they were thinking of this....
"Lundy's in its heyday was reported to be the largest restaurant in the United States, seating, per various reports, 2400 to 2800 patrons."
Lundy's Restaurant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 31st, 2012, 08:03 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default Trip

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it Never heard of this factoid....

I will call my friend Monday and post the name of the restaurant .We happened to be in a NY restaurant this past Sunday and my friend remarked that it was the largest restaurant he's been to in NY and it reminded him of a restaurant in a Boston suburb .I can't recall the name of the restaurant or the city .
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 06:21 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
If that was a fact, my hubby surely would have dragged me to it Never heard of this factoid....
Could it possibly have been the short lived Asian restaurant in Saugus called Weilu (sp)? I went there and it was 2 stories and very big. It was not around too long. Possibly it was a victim of the much smaller, very popular Kowloon Restaurant who has much longer roots in Saugus.
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 08:38 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Laura, big maybe, but the largest restaurant in the world? If this was here, you, and, I would have the name rolling off our tongues...
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default Saugus

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
Laura, big maybe, but the largest restaurant in the world? If this was here, you, and, I would have the name rolling off our tongues...

My friend said it was in Saugus ,I recall that now .
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:07 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

The Kowloon, in Saugus is a big Chinese restaurant..2nd biggest, no...I just can't think of anyplace that fits that bill..maybe I am just old
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:09 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Again , he said this was in the early 70's when he lived in Boston .
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:25 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Trip I didn't really think so. It was a shot in the dark. It fit the location as a Boston suburb.It was also huge but not big enough. Then again Kowloon is small in size but huge in reputation.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:33 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

I worked in Saugus in the early 70's in a steak house called Valle's it was a chain based from Maine. They had stores all over New England except NH for some reason. When I left there they were planning expansion down the east coast to Florida. Those plans died with the original founder. His son took over and a drinking problem ran that chain under. The building was fairly large but not those proportions.
Hilltop Steakhouse is another very popular restaurant in Saugus with a huge reputation but not a huge building. They are still around and now have meat markets. Those are about the biggest restaurants I can think of in the area but as I said they are not huge in size, just reputation and popularity.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:42 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

I found this in Wikipedia and this description right from the text.

Kowloon Restaurant, described as America's largest Asian dining complex, is on busy "Restaurant Row" along Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Restaurant

I can tell you from experience it is the best Asian food I have ever had.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 11:47 AM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

Now this is BIG, or JUMBO!

__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Yes ,it is
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 12:20 PM
AR AR is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,475
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
Now this is BIG, or JUMBO!

I've eaten a couple times at Jumbo, next to the hurricane shelter outside Hong Kong. It's good, but not the best ever. Dare I say it?. . .Size isn't everything.
__________________
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. -- George Bernard Shaw
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

Has anyone dined at Jean-Georges ? I've been told by many tourists that they believe it to be the best restaurant in NY . I personally have never been there .
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 01:54 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,844
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

I've only heard raves on tv about this place. Isn't it a Trump building? For the average tourist, it would seem this is too $$$, I would think.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator


Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:12 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry43 View Post
Has anyone dined at Jean-Georges ? I've been told by many tourists that they believe it to be the best restaurant in NY . I personally have never been there .
No, sadly I've been to Daniel which was fabulous. There's a JG restaurant in Vancouver that I keep meaning to try.
__________________
Upcoming:

Hawaii By land x 2
Paris and German Christmas Markets
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:17 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,894
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buttons16 View Post
The worlds 2nd largest restaurant is called the Red Dragon located in Thailand...it is 35,000 sq meters....a 800 sq meter kitchen....80 cooks plus asst cooks....500 waiters, in order to get to tables and back to the kitchen they wear roller skates and use zip lines and sail above tables to get where they are going. it cost in american dollars 5 million to build.
I love this depiction - it almost sounds like a lampoon. "And the maitre D' has a jet pack to fly over the tables to see what's available, and the food is delivered in buckets on conveyor belts with a system that tips a portion onto your plate when the right bucket reaches your table...."
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:18 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,894
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trackypup View Post
No, sadly I've been to Daniel which was fabulous. There's a JG restaurant in Vancouver that I keep meaning to try.
I wish someone would take me to Daniel. Here on the West Coast we are more limited in 3-star restaurants.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:23 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
I wish someone would take me to Daniel. Here on the West Coast we are more limited in 3-star restaurants.
I can relate to that! Although Vancouver does have a very good selection of restaurants, it's nothing like NY. Holy Grail of Restaurants
__________________
Upcoming:

Hawaii By land x 2
Paris and German Christmas Markets
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:25 PM
Banned
Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 519
Default

How can anyone say a certain restaurant is the best restaurant in an area...Does'nt it all depend on a persons own taste. I know some people who swear Olive Garden is the greatest place they ever been to. I went once and you could'nt pay me $1000 to eat in there again.

In Pennsylvania I feel that a little hole in the wall bar and grill serves the most fabulous steaks in the east, Its called "The Stone Bar Inn" the Chef is the owner...Im sure other dislike it.

I feel for a CHAIN RESTAURANT "Texas Road House" is the best steak house in the country, others might not think so. One thing I never rely on is reviews from others, what is a good movie for one person is a disaster for another the same holds true for restaurants.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 02:30 PM
Banned
Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 519
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
I love this depiction - it almost sounds like a lampoon. "And the maitre D' has a jet pack to fly over the tables to see what's available, and the food is delivered in buckets on conveyor belts with a system that tips a portion onto your plate when the right bucket reaches your table...."
If anyone has doubts...Log onto "You Tube" and type in "Red Dragon restaurant in Thailand" and see how funny and weird it is to watch waiters on zip lines.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 03:12 PM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

I recently went to a Texas Road House. My steak was cooked to perfection.
rood and service were very good. The problem was the place was way too loud for me. Country music........ugh!
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 03:42 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,894
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruznut2 View Post
I recently went to a Texas Road House. My steak was cooked to perfection.
rood and service were very good. The problem was the place was way too loud for me. Country music........ugh!
I hope it was chicken fried steak, with a side salad with ranch dressing, fried okra and an iced tea.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 03:48 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,894
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buttons16 View Post
If anyone has doubts...Log onto "You Tube" and type in "Red Dragon restaurant in Thailand" and see how funny and weird it is to watch waiters on zip lines.
Just so you know - it's the "Royal Dragon" - Red dragon doesn't bring up any restaurants.

Those ziplines are pretty noisy - and they even use them to deliver the food. (one handed!)
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 04:14 PM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 4,009
Default

For great Chinese food while in New York go to Joe's Shanghai. Don’t let the name fool you, the food is excellent! I was skeptical at first but it was the best meal we had while in NY and we ate at some nice places. I will go back again next time I’m in town for sure.
Located at 9 Pell Street in Chinatown.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2012, 06:21 PM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
I hope it was chicken fried steak, with a side salad with ranch dressing, fried okra and an iced tea.
The steak was beef, medium rare. The salad was Caesar. I also had corn. I drank water with lemon.
I can't make myself eat okra, I tried it twice and it was slimey and gross. I have never been a tea drinker neither hot nor cold.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
biggest, kitchen, largest, lu, lundys, restaurant, saugus, states, united, wei, world

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
World's Largest? MercedMike Chit - Chat for Cruisers 30 February 26th, 2011 09:34 PM
Sky World Restaurant - Tortola, VVI brneyes Carnival Cruise Lines 0 August 23rd, 2007 11:23 AM
Victoria and Albert Restaurant Disney World rayb Chit - Chat for Cruisers 9 March 26th, 2007 08:20 PM
Largest ship? Salem5050 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 1 October 3rd, 2002 07:32 PM
Busch Gardens and Sea World or Disney World?? Brittany Carnival Cruise Lines 6 January 24th, 2001 05:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1