15 Things You Should Never Order at a Restaurant (1/15)

We asked restaurant industry insiders which foods you should skip, whether it's to avoid outrageous markups, food poisoning, or germ minefields.

Meat With the Bone in

1. Meat With the Bone in

Small cuts of meat, like bone-in pork or chicken breasts, are harder to cook thoroughly because their outsides easily char. This often translates to crispy on the outside and raw on the inside. Unlike undercooked beef—say, a rare burger or a steak tartare—undercooked pork and chicken are highly dangerous and could causes food-borne illnesses. Plus, bone-in means less meat.

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