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Nouns:

beanery
Chink joint (Cheap Oriental restaurant)
chophouse
dive
draggings (diners who linger)
greasy spoon
hash house
hashery
honky-tonk
joint
Mulligan joint (cheap restaurant)
nigger joint, nigger jook, nigger juke (low class restaurant or bar)
shebeen (Irish, Scots)
shoemaker (rookie cook)
VSOP (very selectively opinionated customer, i.e. tough-reservation code)

FAST FOOD RESTAURANT
Golden Arches
Macdooledandys
Maccas (Australian)
Mackey-D's (British)
MacDo (Filipino)
MacDoh (French Canadian)
McDoof (German)
McD's (Scottish)
Meki (Hungarian)
Donkey (Swedish)
Mickey D's
Turo-turo (Filipino)

RESTAURANT SHILL:
Spruiker (Australian)

Verbs:

Fluff and fold (handle with care/VIP)
Eighty-six (remove a dish from menu)
put wheels on it (order to go)

Adjectives:

in the weeds (kitchen running way behind)
full house (with lettuce tomato and mayo)

Adverbs/Phrases:

Going for a MacShit: entering fast food restaurant with no intention of eating
Pull a mable: spill food on yourself at a high-class restaurant
Mole-er than thou - too expensive mexican restaurant
86ed - out of a particular dish
Garbage - usable leftovers
Get stiffed - waiter not getting a tip

DINER FOOD:
Adam and Eve - two eggs
Adam and Eve with their eyes open - two eggs, sunny side up
Adam and Eve on a raft - two eggs on toast
Adam and Eve on a raft, wrecked: Two scrambled eggs on toast
Adam's ale - plain water
Axle grease, skid grease - butter
Baby, moo juice, Sweet Alice or cow juice - Milk
Belch water - Seltzer or soda water
Birdseed - Cereal
Blue-plate special - A dish of meat, potato, and vegetable
Bossy in a bowl - Beef stew
Bowl of red - A bowl of chili con carne
Bowwow - hot dog
Breath - An onion
Bridge or bridge party - Four of anything
Bullets - baked beans
Bun pup - hot dog
Burn one - Put a hamburger on the grill
Burn the British - A toasted English muffin
China - Rice pudding
Chopper - A table knife
City juice - Water
Coney Island chicken or Coney Island - A hot dog
Cowboy - A western omelet or sandwich
Cow feed - A salad
Creep - Draft beer
Crowd - Three of anything
Deadeye - Poached egg
Dog and maggot -
Cracker and cheese
Dog biscuit - Cracker
Dog's body - A pudding of pea soup and flour
Dough well done with cow to cover - Buttered toast
Draw one - Coffee
Eve with a lid on - Apple pie
Fifty-five - A glass of root beer
First lady - Spareribs
Fly cake or roach cake - A raisin cake or huckleberry pie
Frenchman's delight - Pea soup
GAC - Grilled American cheese sandwich
Gentleman will take a chance - Hash
Go for a walk - An order to be packed and taken out
Gravel train - Sugar bowl
Graveyard stew - Milk toast
Groundhog - Hot dog
Hemorrhage - Ketchup
High and dry - A plain sandwich without butter, mayonnaise, or lettuce
Houseboat - A banana split
In the alley - Serve as a side dish
Irish turkey - Corned beef and cabbage
Java or Joe - Coffee
Looseners - Prunes
Lumber - A toothpick
Maiden's delight - Cherries
Mike and Ike or the twins - Salt and pepper shakers
Mud or Omurk - Black coffee
Murphy - Potatoes
Noah's boy - A slice of ham
On the hoof - Meat done rare
On wheels -takeaway order
Pair of drawers - Two cups of coffee
Pittsburgh - Toast or something burning
Put out the lights and cry - Liver and onions
Radio - A tuna-fish-salad sandwich on toast
Sand - Sugar
Sea dust - Salt
Sinkers and suds - Doughnuts and coffee
Vermont - Maple syrup
Warts - Olives
Whistle berries - baked beans
Wreath - Cabbage
Wreck 'em - Scramble the eggs
Yum-yum - Sugar
Zeppelins in a fog - Sausages in mashed potatoes

 

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