Why would you ever eat at one of these weird restaurants? Well, sometimes you're hungry, and all you want to do is go out and eat a hamburger. But other times you're up for something... different. What are some of the weirdest restaurants in America? What are the weirdest restaurants in the whole world? Boy are you in for a treat - a very strange treat.
From gourmet, science-themed concept restaurants, to remote tree house restaurants, to urban dining in pitch darkness, there are plenty of bizarre places all over the US, and all over the globe, for you to stop and refuel. Some of these places are intentional tourist traps; others appeal to the daring by offering strange or gross food items (one restaurant in Taiwan deals exclusively in food resembling human waste, served in dishes shaped like toilets). Others just want to create a unique experience that their patrons can't find anywhere else.
Is there a completely bizarre restaurant in your city, just waiting for your patronage? Scroll down to find out, and be sure to vote up the craziest places to grab a bite below.
Disaster CafePhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Located in Spain, Disaster Cafe lets you know what it feels like to be going about your day and suddenly experience an earthquake. At random times throughout the day, the whole restaurant and all its inhabitants are subjected to an artificial earthquake that shakes the walls, usually causing everyone to spill their drinks in unison. They must have the most annoyed cleanup crew in the world.Is this bizarre?
's BaggersPhoto: flickr / CC0
's Baggers, a restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany, has kind of a confusing name, but what's really weird and confusing about it is the interior set-up, which is like a giant Rube Goldberg contraption. Nicknamed "the roller coaster restaurant," 's Baggers delivers food to customers' tables via a crazy network of interlocking metal track systems, like little railroad cars filled with tasty goodness.Is this bizarre?
Modern ToiletPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Based in Taiwan, Modern Toilet is a restaurant with the somewhat nauseating premise of being excreta-themed. All of the dishes on the menu are designed to resemble typical bathroom output (curries, sausages, etc.) and are served from bowls and platters that resemble toilets. Even the restaurant itself is bathroom-themed - diners sit on toilets and eat off metal slabs that resemble a changing station.Is this bizarre?
Dinner In The SkyPhoto: flickr / CC0Dinner in the Sky is based in Belgium, but they provide service in many different locations. Diners are strapped into their chairs and levitated up to 180 feet in a "skybox" equipped with a dining table. There, they can look down on the city while enjoying their food - if the view doesn't make them too queasy, that is.Is this bizarre?