questionswhat is your favorite "secret" item to order at a…

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I'm not sure about location, but anywhere in this area(western Arkansas) at any Mexican/Tex Mex restaurant you can order a Stevens/Stephen's special and get chicken and fajita veggies on a bed of rice. I know of the In-N-Out secret menu, but never been close enough to try it out.

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Hot french fries, you never get them unless you ask.

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The only two "secret" menus I know of are at Jamba Juice and In-N-Out.

From Jamba Juice, I usually get the low cal "diet" smoothies. But I've tried White Gummi Bear and it tastes exactly like gummy bears.

My In-N-Out order is insanely complicated, but just the way I like them:
Double-Double, Animal Style, Extra Raw Onion, Light Spread, No Salt.

Looking forward to reading about other secret menus on this thread!

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If a resturant sells country fried steak sammichs and they also sell wings, ask them to dip the sammich in the wing sauce. I've never had them say no, and it's oh so worth asking. yummy

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Hope I am spelling this right, but I absolutely love Migas at Trudy's in Austin, TX.

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By the time I find out about a secret item it hits the menu.

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Chili's seems to change up their menu every time I go (doesn't help that I don't go very often). But I always manage to order a bacon cheese burger with barbecue sauce and ranch dressing on the side (for the fries).

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Three items:
Chai at Dunkin Donuts. Not on the menu here in Bklyn for some reason.
London Fog at Starbucks, which is an Earl Grey latte.
Simple syrup at any restaurant. As a matter of fact, I gauge the quality of a restaurant on whether or not they have SS for your iced tea. I've only found one that does.

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I can't say I do much in the way of secret items at restaurants, but for the few bars I tend to go to, I like to order the 'under the shelf' liquor that you only seem to find out about by talking to the bartenders.

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There's a diner that I like to frequent that always makes me a mean Reuben when I ask for it :)

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There was a sushi place on York Rd. in Maryland that a few friends used to go to often enough that they were chummy with the owner. They had a few items coded into the computer that weren't on the menu for them. The "Recession Roll" (asparagus and peanuts drizzled in a brown sauce) was particularly delicious.

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Not really a secret menu item but the next time you're in Starbucks, ask for a Happy Ending and see what they do.

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You can get a beefy tostada at Taco Bell, or loaded cheese fries from Ruby Tuesdays (though the portion is barely half what it used to be). Not on the menu anymore.

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Carrabba's has a secret menu. I was there two days ago and got a freduchini, which was chicken marsala on top of fettuchni alfredo.

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This isn't really "secret"--more like a guilty pleasure. There is a local pizza place that serves what they call Peabody fries. It's a huge plate of hot fries covered with cheese sauce, ranch dressing, bacon bits, and chives. It's the bomb.

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@fenriq: I don't frequent SB, but what do they do?

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At Mcdonalds, Big mac with angus burgers used and extra big mac sauce

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I get lettuce wrap burgers at Smashburger even though they don't advertise them (like, say, Carls Jr.). Order bunless with extra lettuce. Oh so worth it for the bread-challenged folk among us. (And more fun than "burger salad.")

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Dairy Queen- Marshmallow milkshake.

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Cracker Barrel- The Grandma's Pancake Breakfast
Comes with 2 pancakes, 2 or 3 eggs, 2 or 3 pieces of meat (bacon/sausage/ham), a choice of a side (hashbrown casserole by default), & biscuits. Yum yum yummy!

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@kellydelong: Marshmallow malt with extra of both. Too good.

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Some Olive Garden bartenders still know how to make a Tuscan Breeze. It used to be on the drinks menu, and got removed for some reason. Just one will get you relaxed enough and it goes great with most meals there.

http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/olive-gardens-tuscan-breeze-drink-discontinued

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At Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, I always order twin lobster tails. It used to be on the menu about 10 years ago but they took it off (it may be back now). surprisingly, their lobster is delicious and relatively inexpensive.

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White Gummi and Jama Juice.

Animal Style Fries and Neopalitan at In-N-Out.

I've asked a classmate that works at McDonalds if they had a secret menu, nope.. didn't have any. lol.

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For a while Taco bell didn't have the chillito on the menu, but I could still order it and was never turned down. It's now on the menu as the chili cheese burrito.

At In-n-out, I go for 3x3, animal style with no sauce and cheese fries.

At a local italian place, they have wonderful tortellini with grilled chicken. I asked once to sub the chicken they use for their chicken parm. They did it and it was amazing. It's all I get there now.

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I don't eat ground beef, so I often substitute chicken for GB at various restaurants, both sit-down and fast food. I have to say that fast food places are oddly more flexible than sit-down ones. I'm allergic to eggplant and the only place around here that makes thai chicken curry uses eggplant, so I always have to substitute another veggie. I know it won't phase the kitchen staff, one stir fried veggie is pretty much like another, but it always confounds the waiter, who starts listing veggies for me to pick from. Eggplant is the only veggie I can't eat, but they won't accept "whatever", so I generally default to broccoli. I'm also allergic to red chili and live in a border town, so I eat Mexican food more than half the time. I end up substituting green sauce for red on pretty much a daily basis. "Can I get the comida corrida (daily special) enchiladas rojo con carne with chicken instead of ground beef and with salsa verde instead of rojo?". No problemo.