The Soupman, Red Bank, NJ Complaint - Ripoff Prices From The Real "Soup Nazi"
RED BANK, NEW JERSEY -- Last weekend, I was strolling around downtown Red Bank, NJ, when I spotted The Soup Man restaurant. Being a big "Seinfeld" fan, and loving the "Soup Nazi" episode, I decided to try it out. Sure enough, this place was founded by Al Yageneh, the inspiration for the Soup Nazi. Al's scowling countenance was on the window of this place. OK, let's check it out. They had crab bisque, so I ordered a cup. I was shocked at the price: $9.85, for a really little cup of soup, a lousy hunk of stale bread, a banana, and a small piece of candy.
Well, I questioned the manager about the price and was told that they used a lot of crabmeat. To make a long story short, the soup was just OK, nothing great by any means, and if I had it to do over, I would have walked right out. I'm thinking about going back next Saturday to complain in person.
The bottom line is that the Soup Man in Red Bank, NJ, is an overpriced ripoff. If the soup was exceptionally good, I wouldn't have minded so much, but to charge that much for something that was just OK is a crime.