In theory, the restaurant tip is for the waiter and waitress, but I wonder if we follow that guideline. Last week, I went to Famous Dave's and my waitress was nice. She gave me a basket of free BBQ chips for sampling the BBQ sauces :) She probably thinks I am a first timer because I looked confused, but I have been there several times.
The barbecue, on the other hand, was not so great, worse than my average experience at Famous Dave's. At the end, I gave her a tip at 15% for my lunch, which I think is the average.
Now I wonder if I should have tipped her more because she was nice to me or should I have tipped less because my overall experience at the restaurant was not so great.
If you have one of the best tasting and best enviromental dinner with an average waitress, would you pay her a big tip?
If you have bad tasting dinner but with a good waitress, would pay her a big tip?
What do you think?