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Published:July 31st, 2014 10:00 EST

Babies Effectively Banned at 'Old Fisherman's Grotto' Restaurant in Monterey

By Robert Paul Reyes

A popular restaurant on Monterey, California`s Old Fisherman`s Wharf has effectively banned babies by prohibiting use of strollers, high chairs, and booster seats, despite the fact that the wharf is a popular tourist destination for families. Local news station KSBW reports signage at Old Fisherman`s Grotto also reserves the right to remove `children crying or making loud noises` from the dining room. The result pretty much translates into a no-babies-allowed policy, without explicitly saying that babies and toddlers are banned from the restaurant. "



In a perfect world babies would be personas non grata not only in restaurants, but in every public building. In fact babies shouldn`t be allowed to go out in public, until they have learned how to control their bodily functions, simply put they are a menace to society.

Nothing ruins the ambience at a fine restaurant quite like a baby crying, uttering nonsensical words, and pooping or slobbering all over himself.

Kudos to Old Fisherman`s Grotto for prohibiting use of strollers, high chairs and booster seats, and for banning crying babies. Just in case inconsiderate parents don`t get the message that babies aren`t welcome, the restaurant should also put up signage banning anyone less than two feet tall.

If I ever visit Monterey I will make it a point to patronize this fine eating establishment.

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