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Burt's Place in Morton Grove


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Burt's Place in Morton Grove

jrdoa | | May 3, 2008 06:40 PM

Alright, we finally made it out there and it was quite an experience. First, when walking in, you see a not so decorative restaurant. We were greeted by a lady who asked us right away if we pre-ordered. We didn't as this was a new place to us. When we said no, she kinda gave us an attitude and walked away while checking her order book. We were then seated a few minutes later at one of the 11 or so tables in which 3 were taken. We ordered our pizza and pop for the 4 of us. The pop arrived in a disgusting (dirty) pitcher. We started to look around and noticed how filthy the place was. The kids (young) even made fun of the "dust" and "torn curtain". While waiting, we noticed another couple come in without the pre-order, was seated, and left 2 minutes later. Not sure what the deal was there. Then a group of 6 came in without the preorder as well and stood at the door 10 minutes or so. The waitress said she can split the group up since it would take time to put a table together. Again, there were 9 open tables. Then the best part of all. The owner, Burt, came out from the back and asked the waitress loudly why we were sitting where we were since they were expecting a larger party later on and said we would need to move. That was our breaking point. We ended up waiting another 2 minutes or so and took the order to go. By the way, the group of 6 that were still not seated walked out with us.

Overall, pizza was very good but WOULD NEVER, EVER stay to eat there. Only take-outs for us. Really don't understand how Burt's Place stays in business based on the restaurant itself. Pizza good, but that is all.

If you plan on going, make sure you pre-order or you may experience what we did today.

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