Waiter Rant - Steve Dublanica

Waiter Rant

By Steve Dublanica

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 293 Ratings


According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the most unlikely places. Through outrageous stories, The Waiter reveals the secrets to getting good service, proper tipping etiquette, and how to keep him from spitting in your food. The Waiter also shares his ongoing struggle, at age thirty-eight, to figure out if he can finally leave the first job at which he's truly thrived.


  • Fun read

    By Kat1959 22
    I never waited tables, always felt like I missed out on something. Guess I didn't. I am glad I learned to cook and eat out only for special occasions. A fun read.
  • Waiter Rant

    By Hillgirlhere
    I enjoyed this book, learned some things I didn't know that just reinforces my decision to eat out rarely! It really does disappoint to hear about so many disgusting things that go on in the food service industry. As a reasonable thinking person I have always known that a waiter/waitress's "workday" on a scale of one to ten probably is mostly a two. It makes me sick to think of all the total jerks out there who make everyone's day miserable, not just service people. Interesting "coming of age" aspect to the story line, think lots of people can identify with.
  • Mr. Dublanica is a decent writer

    By Billy_T_K
    This book is well written, I like Dublanica’s approach but unfortunately the story is lacking substance and really doesn’t go anywhere.
  • Loved it

    By Tina9969
    Luvd the book.
  • An eye opener!

    By Don Andrews
    I loved this book! What an entertaining read...and very eye opening. I must admit, when I first considered this book, I wondered if it would hold my interest. I was pleasantly surprised to find I was having a hard time putting it down. Its that good! And my attitude toward gratuities has been forever changed. This is not to say I was ever a cheap tipper. In fact, my wife has always said I leave too much. But now I can truly appreciate the need to reward good service and hard work by people who are getting a disgraceful wage. And my respect and good manners toward the wait-staff has been reinforced as well. They deserve our respect and consideration as much as anyone who makes it their vocation to serve people. (BTW, I have never been a waiter, so no personal axe to grind.) Thank you so much "Mr Waiter" for this great, enlightening, entertaining read!
  • Good read!

    By za55y
    Good to know the insights of waitstaff world. Quite funny and easy read
  • Very entertaining....fast read!

    By Yvonne CB
    Going to check out his blog next.
  • Amazing!

    By Chloe111111111111
    Perfect for waiters and non waiters alike! Awesome, entertaining style of writing!
  • Love it!

    By Apotheker81
    I've worked in the service industry For years. This book was just FUN to read and relate to. If you haven't worked in the service industry, get it and take a walk in our shoes!
  • No words can describe it

    By AiLaBri
    Having been and still am a waitress I can truly relate to Dublanica. This book is so hilarious! I bought this book over a year ago and I've read it twice and am now reading it for the third time. If your searching for a book that will literally make you laugh out loud from deep within this is it! So worth it!