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Mixed reveiws. Good tip 20% or 15% ? What is the 'rule'?

I used to leave 15 because that is what my Mom taught me. A friend told me a few years back that 20 was the norm now. Most people seem to go by 20 but I still know a few who do 15. Which is it IYO?


Asked by But_Mommie at 5:36 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • 20%...15%maybe for so/so service and 30% for exceptional. Thats what I do.

    Answer by Steph319 at 5:40 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • 20%

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:37 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I will give a tip based on service alone. If I didn't get good service I don't tip. Yes, I've heard that servers don't make as much because employers are expecting tips to make up the rest. If this is the kind of job you have, you should be aware that you are supposed to give service. I don't expect too much, but I don't want my drink to set empty or my food to be cold when it is brought out. To me 20% is all well and good if you have money to spare, but 10% for me is average service and 15% for good. It takes a lot for me to go for the 20%.


    Answer by scout_mom at 5:49 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I usually do 20 if they are good. If not, then I do somewhere between 10 and 15. I take in consideration if it's the cooks or if the waiter/waitress is just flat out bad. I understand that they are trying to pay bills also so I take everything into consideration :o)


    Answer by alyssamal at 7:33 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • It's still 15%.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 11:46 AM on Nov. 30, 2010