For most guys, when we’re eating with friends or need a quick bite, most bars, fast-food joints, and pizzerias will do the trick. But when it’s time to change things up and go somewhere unique or that doesn’t have colonies of gum stuck under the tables, we’re short on ideas. And while we’re not sure we’d recommend eating at every one of the bizarre restaurants we found — we prefer our food to be served on plates, not in toilet bowls — the ideas behind them would certainly make for an interesting dining experience. And if you take our advice and branch out and it totally blows, well, there’s always the option to drink the bar dry.
The Haunted House Restaurant | Oklahoma City
The restaurant got its name because of a — dun dun dun — muuuuurder … and a death … and a suicide. In 1963, a retired car dealer was shot in the back of his head with a .22-caliber rifle while in his home. Later that year the guy’s ex-wife died in the same house. Then the dead dude’s stepdaughter, after a jury found her innocent of his murder, snapped and allegedly committed suicide shortly after she learned the verdict. With the property vacant, someone had the brilliant idea of turning Death Manor into a restaurant. And it’s been a success. It even got some publicity in 2008 after a group of Peter Venkmens studied the restaurant with their ghost buster’s gear and reportedly recorded three instances of someone or something whispering. One of the words that was allegedly captured was “bad.” If we were the owners, we’d tell people it was “bon appetit.”