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View Poll Results: Choose up to 3 that you frequent most
Fast food 10 27.03%
Cafes/takeaways/sandwich bars 7 18.92%
Low-medium end restaurants - Asian (Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese.etc) 20 54.05%
Low-medium end restaurants - European (Italian, Greek, French, German, Spanish) 15 40.54%
Low-medium end restaurants - American, Mexican.etc 15 40.54%
Expensive restaurants 8 21.62%
Food courts 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-08-2013, 03:03 PM
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We go out to lunch or dinner several times a week. Our choice of where to go is often limited by what others select, but when we select it's nearly always something that I cannot cook at home. In no particular order:

Asian especially Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese (Japanese and Korean occasionally)
Wood oven cooked pizza
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Mexican (though I do cook that at home quite well)

Out of town or when we are traveling, we eat at what is good locally. NOT in the tourist places.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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My parents were all about home-cooking and healthful cooking, so our family only ever ate out on special occasions. That was typically at medium to high end places or occasionally, like when returning from a trip, a variety of low-medium end sit-down restaurants. We also tried to eat at local restaurants as much as possible, not chains. But some chains are pretty impressive, like Bonefish Grill.

Now that I live alone I still try to stick to home-cooking, but I'll occasionally stop by a local cafe or a casual fast food place, like Chipotle.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Location: Islip,NY
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I don't frequent expensive restaurants as much as the others, I would say once a year for the expensive ones and maybe twice a month for others. We used to frequent the expensive ones once a month when we were in a different financial state.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Location: Philaburbia
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I see no entry for "bowling alley bar".
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:54 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My wife and I enjoy all types of restaurants. We love moderate places and inexpensive local "Mom and Pop" places. Fast food only when it's absolutely necessary!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:48 PM
Location: New York City
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I live in NYC and I eat out fairly frequently. I most often go to Chopt, Just Salad, or Sweet Greens (which are salad places, salad is my favorite food) or to Chipotle. I go to restaurants sometimes but mostly stick to places where I can quickly get my food and eat it outside.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:56 PM
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I rarely eat anything out that I can make as well, as easily, or better at home.
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