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Old 06-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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how much do you generally tip at restaurants?

How much do you generally tip at restaurants?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:16 AM   #4
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I always tip at least 15%, unless the service is crap, then it's usually more like 10. But, if the service is excellent, and food isn't cold or messed up, I've been known to go up to 30+. There was a waitress at one place nearby, I was so impressed with. I mean, everything, start to finish was so above and beyond, I went out of my way to tip her again my next trip in (handed it to her as I walked by her on my way out). For me, it all comes down to the service. "Meh" service gets you 15% at best. But go above and beyond, and I'll recognize it appropriately.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
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depends on the service. isn't that the point?

terrible/rude 0%
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routine, typical 15%
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:47 AM   #8
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Re: how much do you generally tip at restaurants?

I'll tip just enough to get to the cusp of the shaft, just to see how it feels.

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I used to double the Tax.

Do you guys tip on a % of the total amount including tax or excluding tax?
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If they charge gratuity, I'll write "I can't math" for the tip.
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Re: how much do you generally tip at restaurants?

I usually just double the tax and give them that.
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double tax + round up usually, unless it just seems too low (then I'll add a little over it).
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At the Italian restaurant where I bus tables, it is typical for people to tip 20% or more. We are known for our good service, and the food is exceptional. It is important to keep in mind when you're tipping that tips are divided up between the bartender, servers, and bus boys. If you tip $10, I only receive $1. Just my .02.
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