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Water Cooler – How Often Do You Eat Out?


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QUESTION: How often do you eat breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at a restaurant?


Talk about it.


Jeff (the other one) August 12, 2022 - 12:14 PM - 12:14 PM

We eat out at a restaurant maybe once every 2-3 weeks, but we order from restaurants and pick up and eat at home maybe 1-2 times per week.

Paul August 12, 2022 - 12:23 PM - 12:23 PM

I have dinner every weekend at different restaurants.

FPN August 12, 2022 - 12:29 PM - 12:29 PM

2 times a week on average.

Did I Say That Out Loud August 12, 2022 - 12:44 PM - 12:44 PM

Zero restaurants and zero take-out since March 2020. Have saved a ton of money. Bank account is really healthy and so am I.

April August 12, 2022 - 12:49 PM - 12:49 PM

Maybe once every week or two. We just tried The Kebab Shop off Ygnacio the other day. Wasn’t bad, just a little expensive. We definitely do not go out much with the costs of food going up

Badge1104 August 12, 2022 - 1:21 PM - 1:21 PM

Not hardly anymore! Can’t afford it! We almost went out for lunch today when we smelled something really nice at the Veranda shopping center. But when we looked at the prices we realized we could stop by Trader Joe’s instead and buy a couple of days worth of yummy food instead.

Jeff (the other one) August 12, 2022 - 4:47 PM - 4:47 PM

@Badge Yep, agree, the restaurants there at the Veranda are a tad pricey, and not really worth the cost (to me, anyway). Amazing how much the cost went up for 4 people, roughly 25% in the past year. We used to eat out 3-4 times a week to support our favorite restaurants, and even leaving a generous tip, still quite a bit less than what it is today.

Chicken Little August 12, 2022 - 1:44 PM - 1:44 PM

Maybe once a month. And that includes stuff like pizza. Not just fancy sit-down dinners.

Captain Bebops August 12, 2022 - 1:46 PM - 1:46 PM

Once a year for several days when friends visit. They are “foodies” and love to sample different restaurants in the area. I go along for the ride and eats. 😉

S August 12, 2022 - 2:02 PM - 2:02 PM

We had Nation’s Burgers last night…. Had a BOGO for $1…..

maybe we go out 3 to 4 times a month……. for breakfast is our fav………………..

Dawg August 12, 2022 - 2:25 PM - 2:25 PM

Every time I visit with my daughter, sometimes she picks up the tab, and sometimes I do. I usually let her decide where we go to eat, last week she picked out a Peruvian restaurant, and the food was wonderful.

ClayDen August 12, 2022 - 2:38 PM - 2:38 PM

Not nearly as often since COVID, a little more often than once a week now and that includes take-out. Our average is way up for the year though, since we ate every meal out for 33 days while we were in Europe recently. One of our dinners was at La Veranda, but not the one in Clayton; this one was in Moltrasio on Lake Como in Italy.

Roz August 12, 2022 - 2:38 PM - 2:38 PM

If, and I mean ‘If’, we go out to eat a meal, about once a month, we normally order one meal and spilt and get a second plate. Like a 3-egg omelet or sandwich, I eat less than half and Hubby has the rest. But once a week we pick up something to bring home, like a snack-treat.

JoJo The Circus Clown August 12, 2022 - 3:08 PM - 3:08 PM

Whenever she wants … lol

BOOYAH! August 12, 2022 - 7:19 PM - 7:19 PM

… was waiting for that

Coco August 12, 2022 - 3:31 PM - 3:31 PM

Once or twice a week we eat out. Taco Tuesday is dinner and movie night at the Veranda and Friday is takeout or dinner.

Randy August 12, 2022 - 4:52 PM - 4:52 PM

… nice sit down restaurants? once every couple months … since covid we get take outs 2-3 times a month

LocalAntiLib August 12, 2022 - 5:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Depends if my wife is in the mood…haha man that was a gimme..
But we dine out everyday, light breakfast at home but lunches and dinners are out or take home.
We don’t look at the costs never have it’s of no concern at all for us.

Hanne Jeppesen August 12, 2022 - 7:49 PM - 7:49 PM

It depends, l love to cook and I’m a pretty good cook, l like to try new recipes. I eat out when l have lunch with my girlfriends, usually in Petaluma or Sonoma, we usually chose medium prices restaurants, so sometimes a few times a month. When l visit my daughter in Pasadena, when l drive home l stop at Denny’s for a substantial breakfast, so l don’t have to stop again for a meal just a snack. I rarely eat out in this area. Have had breakfast at Sugar Plum, much better than Denny’s or IHOP.

S August 14, 2022 - 3:38 PM - 3:38 PM

Do love the Sugar Plum, but…. It has been a while…

I hear Ray retired and sold the business. New owner running it into the ground.

Can anyone (not a friend of the new owner) confirm or deny?

Simonpure August 12, 2022 - 8:18 PM - 8:18 PM

With a wife like mine you wouldn’t want to go out

Dr. Jellyfinger August 12, 2022 - 9:09 PM - 9:09 PM

@ Simonpure….. why not? Is she like the world’s best cook or is it something else?

Old-school guy August 15, 2022 - 12:54 PM - 12:54 PM

Pretty often, the husbands says. About 3 times a week. Not very often, the wife says. About 3 times a week.

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