How to save money when dining out.  

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created by chriscb 2009-07-22 03:41:10 pm

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Check out discounts at specialzed web sites which deal only with all sorts of 50-90% discounts.

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submitted by cronealis 2010-11-21 03:55:56 pm    


Dining out for lunch is much cheaper than dinner. It is also healthier to eat earlier in the day.

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submitted by Rosemary 2010-02-16 06:21:32 pm    

get someone else to pay for it best way i have found

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submitted by mattyc24uk 2009-09-19 09:34:32 am    

We sometimes order one meal with two plates. We're more interested in saving calories than money.

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submitted by Commercial Realtor 2009-11-16 04:34:28 pm    

In hotels, eat in the bar section rather than the restaurant section. The food is normally cooked in the same kitchen and prices in the bar are usually much cheaper.

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submitted by Impact Productions 2009-09-16 09:27:38 pm    

Save some money with the early bird menu, usually between 3 and 6pm. Less than the dinner menu.

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submitted by FGual 2009-09-12 12:47:50 pm    


Try a non-AC part of restaurant - it's normally cheaper than the AC hall!

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submitted by michelle 2009-09-14 05:58:21 am    

Share a drink with your spouse, especially drinks with free refills.

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submitted by AprilSullivan 2009-09-12 01:23:06 pm    

Ask to order from the kids' menu. Several restaurants allow you to do this. Not only do you save money, but you also get a more reasonable portion. Besides, the toys aren't bad either!

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submitted by JeanetteCates 2009-08-29 02:29:18 am    

Something really interesting. :-)

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submitted by growtharc 2010-08-07 01:51:31 am    

Food Courts in Malls are cheaper and better solution.

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submitted by growtharc 2010-08-07 01:52:36 am    


Visit during Happy Hours.

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submitted by growtharc 2010-08-07 01:53:40 am    

If you like to eat out at nice restaurants you know how expensive it can become. I found a way to get a $25 gift certificate from Restaurant dot com and pay only $5.00. Just goto http ingoodhands dot com and click on their restaurant. com special offer.

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submitted by chriscb 2009-07-22 03:41:10 pm    

bring your own wine during corkage free evenings (usually a tuesday or wednesday).

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submitted by realself 2009-11-06 05:30:22 pm    

Have water with your meal rather than tea or sodas. Its free and better for you.

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submitted by MaryAustin 2010-02-15 09:56:47 pm    

Drink water first before you order it takes our your cravings for those expensive menu. You can now think twice of a more reasonable price.

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submitted by apierce 2010-05-21 11:03:55 pm    

I think you should try to cook at home more. Too many people waste money on items they could easily cook at home. Think how easy it is to make pasta dishes, for example!

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submitted by devon 2010-07-16 12:33:01 pm    

Drink a lot of water during your meal. It will help fill you up and make you eat less (thus spending less)

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submitted by attractionmaster 2011-06-15 12:39:46 pm    

You can always avoid drinking wine and order tap water with your dinner. Considering prices of wine, you can reduce your dinner bill by 50% if you drink only tap water. It can also be much healthier than alcohol or soda...

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submitted by DrDarko 2011-06-17 04:47:51 am    

If you find portions are too large, order entree size. If you're having entree and mains, order two entrees - just remember to tell the waiter to serve them separately. If I have entree size for mains, I have enough room left for dessert. Way to go!

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submitted by JudyE 2011-06-29 09:28:53 pm

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submitted by gkamau 2009-11-04 11:20:06 am    

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