Tourists had to wait up to 10 hours to taste a spicy crayfish dish from a popular shop in Hunan, China, during the Labour Day holiday, Sin Chew Daily reported.
A diner related her experience of taking a number at 2pm but was told that there were 4,000 reservations ahead of her.
This long queue meant that her number would only be called at 12.46am the next day.
The shop owner then apologised, saying that there were too many customers during over holidays.
Travel agency Ctrip estimated that around 160 million domestic tourists were travelling during the four-day break in China.