A popular California restaurant is defending a controversial policy that bans "noisy children," according to KTVU.
Many tourists complain that the policy is unfair, but the owner at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey says that’s not hurting his bottom line.
Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the Monterey Peninsula’s biggest tourist attractions, and some say the sign at the restaurant is sending the wrong message.
The sign reads, “No Strollers. No High Chairs. No Booster Chairs. Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room.”
The owner of the restaurant says he doesn’t care if people are offended, and if people don’t like it, they are welcome to eat elsewhere.
“If a place has the rules, that's what the rules are. You go in and abide by the rules, or you find a place that's more suitable to your dining," Chris Shake said.
The owner says this policy has been in place for two years, and the restaurant has had two signs up since then. The restaurant recently added the third sign.