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Eating Out

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Consider the following tips to eating out less expensively:

Consider the following websites:

  • offsite link- listings of restaurant specials and daily meals by searching other sites such as Citysearch and Groupon
  • offsite link includes discounts from national and regional chains

Do not be afraid to order the cheapest wine on a restaurant's list. If the wine was not up to the restaurant's standards, it would not be on the list.

Choose the bar menu.  The portions are generally smaller, but so is the price.

Use the lunch menu instead of the dinner menu. Portions are smaller, but so is the price.

Look at the prix-fixe (price fixed) offering. Ordering prix-fixe is usually less expensive than a la carte

If you have children, look for a restaurant that lets kids eat for free. You can find a restaurant that serves children for free (generally on particular nights) at offsite link

If you are a senior: ask if a senior discount is available. A 15% discount saves $7.50 on a $50 charge.

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