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Urban Legends of Le Tub

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docjlo Apr 27, 2011 07:38 AM

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?

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Le Tub
1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

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  1. The Chowfather RE: docjlo Apr 27, 2011 08:16 AM

    If you tell the waitress or waiter to fck off when you order your burger is $2.00. Serious. Try it

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      docjlo RE: The Chowfather Apr 27, 2011 08:24 AM

      Haha! Sure let me put my suit of armor on and try it.

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        Blind Mind RE: The Chowfather Apr 29, 2011 07:25 AM

        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!

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          smartie RE: Blind Mind Apr 29, 2011 09:32 AM

          all right! must go back that'll make the 45 minute wait for the burger worth it. I think they only cook 2 burgers at a time, they sure know how to make you wait there.

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            southocean RE: smartie Apr 29, 2011 10:45 AM

            You shouldn't go to Le Tub if you're in a hurry. It's more a place to leave the cares of the day behind, and just enjoy the experience. Breathe in, breathe out, watch the water, enjoy the bugs and birds, and the food when it finally arrives. Don't go with a time constraint.

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        seminole phil RE: docjlo May 1, 2011 09:10 AM

        my buddy used to buy gas there when it was a sunoco gas station

        1. Icantread RE: docjlo May 2, 2011 10:37 AM

          Use one of the outside decorative toilets for a real surprise!

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            LargeLife RE: Icantread May 5, 2011 10:29 AM

            And where is the $2 F-Off Burger located?? I'll wait for a great $2 burger! And I am GREAT at telling people to 'F-Off!"

            Emac
            Ft. Pierce, FL

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              Blind Mind RE: LargeLife May 5, 2011 12:26 PM

              It's @ Le Tub! I told my sales rep next time I'm up there we're going! He loved the concept haha!

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              Le Tub
              1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

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                OysterHo RE: Blind Mind May 5, 2011 04:25 PM

                I think it's hilarious! I've got to get down there one of these days!

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            amyvc RE: docjlo May 6, 2011 08:50 PM

            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...

            1. Mauslein RE: docjlo May 9, 2011 09:33 AM

              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.
              Status: True.

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                ajunkman RE: docjlo May 10, 2011 08:49 PM

                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.

                1. Blind Mind RE: docjlo May 11, 2011 07:25 AM

                  I'm enjoying Le Tub a lot now thanks to the $2 "fuck off" burger. Had the same waitress yesterday and she recognized me and knew it was coming when I ordered a burger haha. What a great promo! Thanks to Chowfather for sharing!!!

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                  Le Tub
                  1100 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019

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                    The Chowfather RE: Blind Mind May 11, 2011 08:24 PM

                    if you add fkcu off YOU Mutha Fker you will get fries and a beer included

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                      Blind Mind RE: The Chowfather May 12, 2011 06:11 AM

                      Ok, now that's just crazy talk and definitely not part of the promotion.

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                        ajunkman RE: Blind Mind May 12, 2011 08:31 AM

                        At least the $2 represents the quality of the food and service you receive. Now I can see why the Blind Mind goes there so ofeten. Originally, it sounded like an owner or employee promoting the place.

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