Dramatic Reading of Yelp Review Shows How Ridiculous Restaurant Critics Can Be (VIDEO)

crab cakesDo you Yelp? I do. I use the website for almost everything. Looking for a new nail salon? Yelp. Going on a date with a guy and he proposes a new restaurant I've never heard of? Yelp. Seriously, without the popular review website, I'd pretty much 100 percent be lost. OK, maybe that's extreme. I'd just end up in a lot more iffy places.

Which is why I can't stop laughing over one particular Yelp review hailing from the Stratford Diner in Stratford, New Jersey, as read by actor Chris Kipiniak. Apparently the reviewer went in, ordered the crab cakes (which were excellent, she says), but only gave the hot spot one star because when she called back to tell the chef how delicious they were, he made her feel "rushed."

Trust me, this one is a must-see. Check out the dramatic reading of the actual Yelp review, here:



I think no matter what the review said, Kipiniak's reading would have made it hilarious. The fact that the man looks like he's about to legitimately break down into tears ... I die!

The question here, though, is what makes someone head to Yelp? Personally, if the food at a particular restaurant is beyond amazing, then I try to give credit where it's due. If the food's crazy different and there's something I can't put my finger on, it's worth Yelping about. Of course, there are the negative experiences (like the one from Stratford Diner) that make the grade, too. I prefer it when those reviews use more expletives, though.

Do you use Yelp to find good restaurants?


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