Your Guide to the Restaurant Tipping Debate

Tipping is optional, but opponents of this deeply embedded American practice say it shouldn't be. Some of the country's top restaurateurs are exploring new tipping and payment structures...

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Should you tip the owner?

by Raffles 6 years ago

With the discussion about tipping going on as far as a living wage is concerned.... We frequent a local bar/restaurant and often times the owner is both bartender and waitress. Other times there...

Billing issue... what would you do?

by rmanrman 7 years ago

I dined at a restaurant last Wednesday with a few friends and ordered a couple of entrees and a bottle of wine (which was 1/2 off due to a promotion). Throughout the meal, the manager of the resta...

Home Delivery - what do you tip$? (moved from Ontario board)

dinin and dishin
by dinin and dishin 13 years ago

As someone who used to work in the restaurant biz, I tend to be a generous tipper. But I always struggle with what to give the guy at the door. Especially since I don't find out that the order is s...

Tip On Expensive Meal

by JayDK 6 years ago

If a tip for very good food and service deserves 20% (table of 3 including a few drinks) a $150 check would result in a $30 tip. But what if the check was $450? Everything the same except more ...

Tipping a Caterer?

by marycarol 12 years ago

A neighbor/friend loves to cook and caters parties occasionally for friends, etc. We had her help with a party for us. Do we add a tip on to the bill?

Room Service Tipping Question

by jrvedivici 8 years ago

Seeing the tipping on delivery or take out thread made me think about an experience I had over this past weekend. We were away visiting my daughter in college and stayed in a Marriott Hotel. (I’m s...

How much do you tip when at a buffet?

by sarahbeth 14 years ago

We had a great buffet brunch at the Joseph Ambler Inn outside of Philadelphia. It was a little pricey at $35 per person which includes all of what you would expect on an Easter Sunday meal includi...

Should I Tip on bill amount without tax or total inclusive of tax?

by creamy 13 years ago

A friend of mine only tips on the full amount for food and beverages. He says the "tip" is for services rendered and should not cover what goes to Uncle Sam. Still, several times when leaving a res...

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