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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...


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.

    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%

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

  • Yes because we have good service.

    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.

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