I got my usual but...

@celticeagle (160144)
Boise, Idaho
June 2, 2012 3:54pm CST
Wish I had gotten what my daughter ordered. We went to Sizzler lastnight for my grandson's graduation dinner. I got my usual Salmon, baked potato and sauteed mushrooms. My daughter got the Fisherman's Plattter. It looked so good when it was served. About seven or eight screwered buttered shrimp, seven lightly breaded butterflied shrimp, and a huge piece of lightly breaded fish. Not sure what kind. I wish I had ordered that. It sure looked good. I am a big fan of shrimp. So, have you ever ordered something and then wished you had gotten something else?
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@ladygator (3465)
• United States
3 Jun 12
Hi Celtic, There is only one time that I can remember this happening. A friend and I went out to eat at OliveGarden and I ordered this chicken parmesean. This meal was not worth the 16.00 that it was priced. She ordered this steak pasta thing with spinach and mushrooms onions steak, a white sause and linguine noodles. It was soooo much better than mine.!!
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
I have heard Olve Garden is like eating airplane food. Bland and tasteless.
@MandaLee (3758)
• United States
2 Jun 12
Yes, sometimes I've done that. That is how I learn what to order in the future. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. We took my stepsister out to lunch today to celebrate her recent high school graduation. I hope you are having a great weekend.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
That sounds like a nice lunch... they deserve a little celebration. He's such a poop most of the time we have to take the good where we can.
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@GardenGerty (157946)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I do that all the time, because I really want it all. Yours sounds really good to me, though.
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@GardenGerty (157946)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I will have salmon almost any place I go. It is so good. I have not had it in a while though.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jun 12
It was good too. Grilled and none of those weird sauces they put on them sometimes. I like mustard on mine.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
Salmon? About the only time I get it.
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@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
2 Jun 12
yup a few times or I have saw some one elses and wonder what it is but never ask lolollol
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
Only way you are going to find out!
@Lakota12 (42600)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I know
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
I get used to ordering one thing and never will order anything else. My fault!
@ryanong (9665)
• Vietnam
3 Jun 12
I did many times like that when i have meals with friends. After ordering, i see my friends' order look better than mine and i desire their order...but i have no choice, just have to eat my order... However, my friends are very nice, they often share me a bit their menu...
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
Friends that share are nice indeed.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jun 12
I will bet that is it.
@ryanong (9665)
• Vietnam
5 Jun 12
ya, they do..since they see my face..that shows how i desire their order...
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@NailTech (6874)
• United States
2 Jun 12
Sure, more than likely I have. I like Salmon OK, but would have ordered the Fisherman's Platter too if I had known what it all entailed. I am a big shrimp lover at times, I couldn't eat it more than 2 x a month if that but I do like it. I haven't had it in so long though. Maybe I should order it the next time I get Chinese food. Congrats to your Grandson by the way and his graduation!
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
Another shrimp lover, eh? We used to get some jumbo shrimp, crab legs and a lobster if we had the $$$$ bring it home and steam it all. Make up some garlic buter and cut some french bread and make a salad and we were in Hog Heaven. So good! I can usually try some of my kids too like you said.
@NailTech (6874)
• United States
2 Jun 12
Also when my relatives in FL eat out, they always try something of each other's food to get a taste of what everything is like, in case they want to order it the next time.
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
yes lots of times, but my man and I will sample each others dishes so it is not so bad I do get a taste anyhow.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
I did get a shrimp. Love 'em!
@AmbiePam (86075)
• United States
3 Jun 12
When we lived in California we'd go to the Sizzler. But in Oklahoma we don't have a Sizzler, we have something like it, called Western Sizzlin. I love Western Sizzlin. I haven't been to a state with a Sizzler in forever.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
You're obviously not from the mountains then. hehe
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
we seldom go out to eat so i generally get what i have ordered in the past. last sunday, my inlaws took us out to eat and i have to say, i do with i had ordered something with shrimp in it (pasta and shrimp is the best!) but i got my usual (not complaining, it was really good!)
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
Glad what you usually get was good.
@SomeCowgirl (32191)
• United States
3 Jun 12
All the time, and it's usually when I order my regular. Someone order's something else then what they usually get, and I look at it going "man I wish I had some of that!". Next time I usaully try to get the other thing, but I usually end up getting my usual yet again!
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
My daughter is always trying something new. I do the same as you. Get the same as I usually do. How boring!
@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
22 Sep 12
Food-trip - Eating this food for the first time ever.
Yes that happened to me. But now I know how to avoid that. My son knows how to get the best order. He knows the best food in town. He is actually fond of food-tripping so whenever we go out to try restaurants for the first time I would ask him for suggestions to avoid regretting.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Sep 12
That sounds like a good idea.
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
3 Jun 12
Oh yes...many times..lol. I usually stick to what I know and love when I go to a restaurant and that has kind of worked both ways for me. Now and again I'll venture away from my beloved Ribeye..lol. I have wished that I have gotten something else sometimes once I see it come out to the table though.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 12
Same here. And then after it is served I wish I had tried something else. I love ribeye too. But love fish more.
@jaimz19 (236)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
Yup. Sometimes I think that it normally happens. That's why sometimes it's good to be good friends or family with the one you're dining out with so that you can share a piece or so. Or maybe you can also ask the waiter on what's the best-sellers of the house before ordering.
@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Sep 12
Well, it was my daughter so I did have a bite. I just always get the same thing and then wish I had tried something different.
@KOSTAS499 (1624)
• Greece
2 Jun 12
Sometimes I can't dedide. I want two or three. I usually change my mind when I get something I don't like.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
Ya, I hear ya there. I need to get past the salmon and try new things. I always get the same thing. Love my salmon!
• United States
2 Jun 12
Yes I have....often...but then I know what to order next time I go to that restuarant.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
That sounds like a good idea!
• United States
2 Jun 12
Hi Celticeagle! I hear ya. I love Red Lobster but haven't been since my vacation in Lake George, NY last August at my brother's. I ordered a combination chicken pilaf and sea food. My brother got a steak and seafood platter with fried shrimp and crab legs. I had wished that I had that one. The food was to die for! It was expensive but well worth it. It's been over a decade since I've been at a Sizzler. We used to go to Dillard Georgia to the Western Sizzler there. You always had to be seated by the hostess. I loved the whole ambiance.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
Hi PQ! Can't afford Red Lobster very often. When I go there we get the Fish Platter. Has crab, shrimp and lobster. Yum! Sometimes its too salty but usual is to die for! We used to have some very nice restaurants here and when my ex made some good money he would take me to one. Those were the days!
• United States
2 Jun 12
I normally end up wishing I had gotten what someone else at my table ordered. Either my fiance or my daughter. I know what you mean.
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@celticeagle (160144)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 12
Atleast I talked her out of a shrimp.