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Do you leave a tip at buffet restaurants?

I never do, never knew I should, until I saw somebody leave a couple bucks. I wonder if the waitresses at Soup Plantation hate me...

 
Orionsgirl

Asked by Orionsgirl at 4:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Traditionally, if you're serving yourself at a buffet, they say you should be leaving 50 cents per person at your table. That's for plates, etc that they bring you as well as for clearing.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:58 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • If I am served drinks or something like that and it has been good service I do. I leave 10%
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:49 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I do if they bring out new plates, cups, etc and are polite :)
    BraythansMom

    Answer by BraythansMom at 4:50 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I do if they are on top of clean plates, cup ext. and are friendly. But otherwise no I dont.
    browningmom

    Answer by browningmom at 4:51 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • See, I've always been confused about that too. My MIL & FIL say no, but then I've seen people leave tips, so I try to leave a tip too. Don't go to buffets much anymore however.

    Now if I'm getting takeout, I don't leave a tip. I wasn't waited on, so no tip.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • YES- i always leave a tip at Buffets- atleast a few dollars-
    daisyb

    Answer by daisyb at 4:53 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Eh, a couple bucks if we have a good person clearing our table/refilling our drinks - but if we're sitting among filth with empty cups no way.
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 4:56 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • In a sense the only people who deserve tips are those cleaning up my plates. Seeing as I do everything else myself.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:57 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Yes because we have good service.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 5:01 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I leave a couple of dollars. I feel guilty leaving less than 20% since I am a server but I can not see leaving that much for as little as they do and they do get paid more per hour than a typical server.
    AmyLynn5398

    Answer by AmyLynn5398 at 5:09 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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