Urban Legends of Le Tub
Whenever I have out of town guests, I take them to Le Tub. 99% of the time I have a good experience and the burger is still the best in town. Every time I go, I'm fascinated by the various urban legends/rumors I hear about that place (e.g., the owners hate being busy, they once took the burger off the menu for two years, etc.)
It got me wondering...what rumors have you heard about our celebrated dive? Do you know if they're true or not?
1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019
re: The Chowfather
Ok, I thought this was a joke but I wasn't sure so yesterday when I was there for lunch I ordered my burger and then kinda muffled my voice a little and said, "fuck off?" like a question so in case it wasn't true I could play it off. Well, it totally worked! The waitress said she didn't know anyone still knew about that cuz she had been there for 7 years and hadn't heard it in at least 5!! We laughed about my delivery for a few minutes haha. $2 for a 13oz burger! It was awesome and hilarious at the same time!
Is it an urban legend if it's true? Have definitely been to the Tub and had a server who was annoyed to bring me anything. Also, had a friend who called after the Maxim article came out and the guy who answered the phone yelled and hung up on him because he asked how to get there. It doesn't bother me because I know going in, the burger is incredible, and I expect to spend awhile there. It's relaxing, easy, on the water, and the drinks are STRONG. But, I can never bring ANYONE uptight about food...
Rumor: If you try to order water, they glare at you with hate, shake their head and point disgustedly in the direction of a giant beat up looking Coleman cooler that looks like it spent the last 10 years of its life bungeed to the back of a landscaping truck, and tell you to get it yourself.
Status: True. Evidence: Personal Experience
Rumor: If you don't finish your peel 'n eat shrimp, they give the uneaten ones, shells and all, to the neighborhood cat who hangs around there.
Status: True Evidence: Personal Experience
Rumor: The cat was kidnapped by a patron.
Status: Unknown. The cat is no longer around, though.
Rumor: Every time you go, at least one member of your party will have a palmetto bug either run up their pant leg or drop from above into their hair.
Status: True. Evidence: Personal Experience.
Rumor: Cook is a loose cannon. If a waiter orders too many cheeseburgers in a row, the cook will scream at him/her, "If you order one more f***ing burger, I'm walking out!!" Or, the cook will be in a great mood and casually chat with you hanging in the doorway of the kitchen.
I'm always amazed at how some people accept complacency in a restaurant because someone said it was Alegend" or a place you have to go to. I have yet to find any of my "local" friends that go there due to the attitude of the servers who could care less that you are there.
Then after you wait your twenty minutes for a drink order, plan on anoither two hours before you might get your food. It's not that great. There are many other small local restaurants doing a much better job with better food and a much better price and certainly, better service. Here's one you may never have heard of, Crazy Cooks Cafe on Orange drive....a dive with all fresh cooked food and a nice attitude.