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April 7th, 2013, 11:38 PM
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What is your favorite restaurant?

How do you feel about tipping a waiter/waitress that barely did anything? Do you have a set amount you tip?
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April 8th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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Hmm favorite restaurant. . .
I would say Longhorn Steakhouse
We usually tip pretty good (i think) unless the waitress/waiter REALLY sucks.
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April 8th, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Our favorite place is a local bar and grill called Mr Bills. BF loves their cheeseballs and tenderloins. BF is a delivery driver so we know exactly how much you have to rely on tips. We always tip unless someone is truly worthless. $5 is our max.
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April 8th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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My favorite place to eat is this little Mom and Pop place here called "Little Italy" aka Mamma Rosas. I always go into a resturant with the full intention of tipping but I have to admit I have been guilty of NOT tipping. Dave and I have been out to eat where literally the waiter would take our order and not do anything else. I feel like it is their job to serve so they should do it. I hope that does not seem harsh!
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April 9th, 2013, 09:19 PM
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I love Olive Garden. I always tip though but I've never really had bad service, although we've had waiters/waitresses that put HOT food in front of Ash when she was younger and touched everything. We moved it before she touched it.
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April 10th, 2013, 11:49 PM
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We don't really get to eat out too much just because of how rural we live.... There is an area in the City about 2 hours from here that has some amazing restaurants. In the summer they all have patios, and any one of them I'd consider a favorite.

I generally tip a min. of 15-20% sometimes more for great service and sometimes less for poor service. If I feel that the service was really poor, I will not tip. Unless we are in the US. Here, servers still receive Min. Wage ($10/hr) in addition to tips, so they aren't expected to survive on the tips they earn. I know in many areas of the states though, a server may only earn a buck or two an hour and really counts on those tips to get by... I would feel really awful not leaving something... just not the full 15-20% That said I would expect that when you are counting on tips for good service the service should be pretty good!
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