Hello all, I had an unpleasant experience in the dining car. I rode coach (first and only ride) from Cleveland to Denver three years ago. The first day I ate at the snack bar. The second day I thought I would try lunch in the dining car. I was assigned a number, and waited around to be called. I was placed at a table with three others from various sleeper cars. They filled out/handed in some forms that specified what meals they had pre-ordered. Then, the waiter handed me a menu. I turned to look at the drinks, and he forcibly turned the menu back around to the entrees. He told me that I could only buy things from the entrees section, and that those entrees didn't come with any of the sides that the menu claimed they did. However the $16 price on each entree was the same, he said. I tried to look at the drinks anyway, because I was thirsty. He turned the menu back again, and again. I said, "okay, so I want something to drink". He told me that I couldn't order any of the drinks, I could only order the entrees. I said, "you won't let me have a drink if I pay for it?". Apparently not. After this extremely unpleasant experience -- in which I was not able to get something to drink in the dining car, in which I could not order more than a $16 dollar plate of a few noodles with some sauce with no sides, I asked the waiter who the menu was for -- as the people from the sleeping car had not used the menus, and they didn't pay the prices listed -- the meals are included in their fare, and they had already selected their meals. The waiter walked away while I was talking. He did this a couple times, I don't remember the exact sequence of events, but everytime I tried to ask a question (because I was in disbelief, what kind of crap was this guy trying to pull? Did he just hate me?) he looked away and went over to talk to someone else. Needless to say, I left, and didn't come back. He turned away so quickly I didn't even get a chance to tell him he was acting kind of rude. After that, I remembered that a friend had warned me to stay away from the dining car and pack my own meals. I'm thinking about taking another trip because it happens to be cheaper, and will probably bring my own food. I wonder if I should try the dining car again, or not. Please give me reactions to this. It really upset me, and nearly ruined what would've otherwise been a pretty good experience. My body quivers just recalling this.