Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Strange Restaurant - Poem by Shel Silverstein

I said, 'I'll take the T-bone steak.'
A soft voice mooed, 'Oh wow.'
And I looked up and realized
The waitress was a cow.
I cried, 'Mistake--forget the the steak.
I'll take the chicken then.'
I heard a cluck--'twas just my luck
The busboy was a hen.
I said, 'Okay no, fowl today.
I'll have the seafood dish.'
Then I saw through the kitchen door
The cook--he was a fish.
I screamed, 'Is there anyone workin' here
Who's an onion or a beet?
No? Your're sure? Okay then friends,
A salad's what I'll eat.'
They looked at me. 'Oh,no,' they said,
'The owner is a cabbage head.'


Comments about Strange Restaurant by Shel Silverstein

  • (5/28/2019 8:20:00 PM)

    This poem is hilarious! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2019 1:53:00 PM)

    Me and my friend are using this for a project, and it saved us! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    Beginning reminded me of the ads for Chick Filet. Would make a great cartoon (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    would make a great cartoon beginning reminded me of chic filet (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2019 9:45:00 AM)

    Weird👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2019 11:44:00 PM)

    actually this poem is funny thus restaurant also happy place therefore, a nice poem thanks (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2019 4:39:00 PM)

    so hilarious! ! ! ! ! ❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️😅😅😅😅😆😆😆😆😲 (Report)Reply

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  • (12/19/2018 2:03:00 PM)

    everyone was a dish not human (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2018 5:33:00 PM)

    I couldn't go to a strange restaurant because you never know what they use in there food (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    I don't understand what a restaurant have to do with children. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/27/2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Seems like they went into a restaurant with nothing but animals and veggies are the cooks and the owner is a cabbage. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2018 5:03:00 PM)

    interesting weird funny strange (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2018 5:01:00 PM)

    help me please, im confused on what to do (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2018 5:00:00 PM)

    istill dont understand what this has to do with children (Report)Reply

    (2/16/2019 4:41:00 PM)

    What are you talking about? ? ?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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