50 Times People’s Food Orders Were Hilariously Misunderstood

It happens to the best of us – you give your order to the waiter and they later bring you the wrong food. Then you realize that your order was clearly misunderstood by the waiter. Having the wrong plate served to your table can be frustrating, especially when you’re really starving. But sometimes, orders that are misheard or taken too literally are just too funny not to laugh at.

Everyone has experienced not getting what they ordered. Have you ever asked to add pickles into your burger and was shocked to see pecans (nuts) in between the buns? Or have you ever asked for a coffee with cream just to have a cup of coffee and a cup of whipped cream served to you separately? How badly has your order been misheard or taken too literally?


Misunderstood Food Orders That Are Too Funny Not To Laugh At

misunderstood order double espresso

Well, waiters and baristas make mistakes sometimes because no one is perfect. So, a good rule of thumb is to say your orders very clearly and be specific. If you need to tell the waiter to mix the coffee and creamer to make coffee with cream then do so. But if you love surprises then you might enjoy being served with these little mistakes from time to time.

Here are some hilarious examples of wrong orders preserved for everyone to enjoy. Bon appetit!


“Asked For ‘Nothing’ As Dessert On A Disney Cruise. Got This Masterpiece”

nothing for dessert


“After A Huge Meal (Schweinshaxe) In Berlin I Asked For Just A Small Beer. This Is What The Waiter Brought Me”

misunderstood order small beer


“So I Ordered A Lettuce Burger Thinking It Would Come On Two Pieces Of Lettuce.”

lettuce burger taken too literally


“Ordered A Coffee With Bailey’s”

misunderstood order coffee with baileys


Getting What You Asked For

bud light lime in a glass order fail


“Went To McDonald’s And Ordered An ‘Ice-Cream Sandwich’ Out Of Boredom. They Delivered”

ice cream sandwich taken too literally


Order Failed

misunderstood order extra toasted bagels


“My Husband Asked Hardee’s To Put Extra Frosting On His Cinnamon Biscuit”

extra frosting on cinnamon biscuit


“I Ordered Double Pepperoni.”

double pepperoni pizza taken too literally


“Ordered A Strawberry Pomegranate Mango Margarita. Got A Strawberry, Pomegranate, And Mango Margarita”



Be More Specific

misunderstood order ice cream in cups


“My Friend Ordered A Large Pizza With 8 Cheese Sticks. Apparently, The Lady On The Phone Heard Differently”

misunderstood order pizza with cheese sticks


“Friend Ordered An Affogato. Waiter Didn’t Know What It Was. She Said You Put A Scoop Of Ice-Cream On Top Then Pour Espresso Over It. this Is What She Got”

order fail affogato


“My Cousin’s Friend Ordered A Chicken Burger And Asked For Mayo On The Top And Bottom, This Is What She Got”

misunderstood order mayo on top


More Funny Food Orders

tomato salad in brazil food fail


“My Brothers In Nairobi Went Out For A Meal And Ordered Cheesy Onion Rings”

misunderstood order cheesy onion rings


“So My Friend Ordered A Fruit Salad In A Restaurant In Marrakesh”

order fail fruit salad


“Ordered A Pepperoni Pizza, Got A Pepperoni, With A Pizza”

misunderstood order pepperoni pizza


“I Ordered A Coke With An Extra Cup For The Kids. This Is What I Got”

coke with extra cup order fail


Be Careful What You Wish For

chips with cheese taken too literally


“When I Ordered A Small, This Is Not What I Had In Mind.”

small glass of orange juice


“Ordered Coffee With Cream In Germany And This Is What I Got”

misunderstood order coffee with cream


“So I Asked For Extra Pickles Today At Subway.”

extra pickles taken too literally


“Ordered A Cheeseburger With Only Ketchup. This Is What I Got”

cheeseburger with ketchup only


“Just Got Bella Italia Delivered. I Ordered A Side Of Chips To Come With It. What I Actually Got Was A Side Of Chocolate Chips”

side of chocolate chips taken too literally


Orders Taken Too Literally

misunderstood order side of onion rings


“She Asked For Sour Cream On The Side”

misunderstood order taco sour cream on the side


“Ordered A Blueberry Muffin. Got 1 Blueberry. I Didn’t Expect The Description To Be So Accurate”

blueberry muffin food fail


“So I Ordered An Ice Cream Sandwich In Thailand… This Is What They Gave Me”

ice cream sandwich in thailand


“Went To Wendy’s For Lunch And Asked For Extra Onion In My Chili. I Guess This Counts”

extra onion in chili order fail


Food Orders That Are Terribly Misunderstood

chili burder taken too literally


“Asked For Extra Mayo In My Sandwich, Got This”

extra mayo in sandwich


“A Little Bit Of Something”

little bit of mango salsa


“So I Asked For Cheese Fries With My Burger”

misunderstood order cheese fries


“Milkshake In A Box”

milkshake in a plastic tub


“Asked For A Side Of Cheese For My Nachos And Got This”

side of cheese for nachos


“What I Ordered: Chicken And Waffles. What I Got? Bukkaffles”

misunderstood order chicken and waffles


Coconut Water

misunderstood order coconut water


“I Ordered 5 Extra Peppers”

pizaa with extra peppers order fail


“I Ordered Four Tacos At My University Dining Hall. This Is How They Were Given To Me”

four tacos food fail


Just… Plain

misunderstood order plain burger


“I’m A Texan Living In France. I Stopped At A Café And Ordered A Taco”

french taco looks different


Totally Misunderstood…

crispy pig face taken too literally


“Should’ve Been More Specific”

meat cheese and pickles only no bun


“Don’t Make Special Orders At Taco Bell”

misunderstood order doritos taco


“Make Your Own Lemonade”

squeeze your own lemons lemonade