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View Poll Results: Choose up to 3 that you frequent most
Fast food 11 28.95%
Cafes/takeaways/sandwich bars 8 21.05%
Low-medium end restaurants - Asian (Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese.etc) 20 52.63%
Low-medium end restaurants - European (Italian, Greek, French, German, Spanish) 15 39.47%
Low-medium end restaurants - American, Mexican.etc 16 42.11%
Expensive restaurants 8 21.05%
Food courts 1 2.63%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Living where I do, I tend to eat out a lot and eat at a lot of Asian places (especially Vietnamese because there's a large Vietnamese community here with 40-50 Vietnamese places!) but I need variety, so I go to mid-priced Indian, Chinese places, Turkish/Middle Eastern kebab shops, cafes for a foccacia or something, sometimes cheaper takeaway places. Sometimes I need more 'western' style food like a burger or something, or Italian food...always get the craving for a good pizza too. I have fast food once every few weeks. Less than once a month I'll go to a more expensive (to me where main meals are typically above $20) restaurant.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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All-you-can-eat. We're not much into atmosphere, we just want to EAT. I'm partial to the Pennsylvania Dutch buffets you find in Lancaster County (like Yoder's and Shady Maple). DH favors Chinese all-you-can-eat buffets, which is where we go most often. No waiting for his food, and he can have his second, third, (and fourth) helpings.

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Old 10-08-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well, I am sure, your living in another country does make a difference on how you rate a restaurant. I did vote low/med Mexican and American, but even that is hard to judge. To me, many of, what you might call low/med to us is still casual fast food. As for the Asian, like Chinese, some of our upscale restaurants are Asian.

We do not eat out a lot, for many reasons, number 1, I love to cook and number 2, as I have often mentioned, I can fix a much better meal at home for about 1/2 the price, but we do have a couple of places we enjoy. One is Bonefish, which is seafood and the other is: Outback steak house. When we are out shopping or running around, we generally hop into a mid priced place (to me fast food) like Ruby Tues, Chili's or something like that, sometimes using coupons.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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When I eat out, it is usually for Asian and Mexican foods. I don't eat out that often but Mexican, Italian and Asian are some of my favorites. The next time I eat it out, it will be Thai - it has been a year since I enjoyed that fare.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Mine is diners, but I checked low-medium American. Some of them are nice and very pretty, though, while others are more blue-collarish, where the waitresses call me "Hon"
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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I voted for European - Greek and Spanish are some favorites. I also tend to favor Mediterranean food. Asian and Mexican is another favorite but I don't go as often as they seem to be very heavy. Rarely do I crave American food. This is of course when we do go out to eat which isn't that often!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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With two kids, don't really eat out much, mostly get to go food (not necessarily fast food chains).

Also, paying 80 bucks for a dinner for 2 at a "regular" restaurant, I keep thinking to myself... this wasn't worth it! So I don't really miss eating out at restaurants that much.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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With two kids, don't really eat out much, mostly get to go food (not necessarily fast food chains).

Also, paying 80 bucks for a dinner for 2 at a "regular" restaurant, I keep thinking to myself... this wasn't worth it! So I don't really miss eating out at restaurants that much.
we all seem to feel the same about the price and yet, the restaurants always seem busy. I wonder who is eating out that much?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Whispering pines, cutler bay FL.
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I love to cook and love to cook from different countries so we rarely do go out. When we do it is because THEY cook a ethnic meal better then I can and I want to figure it out.

Also we will only go to a expensive restrurants if it is a self made Chef that is starting out and basically cooks most of the meals himself or at least oversees it.

Since I am something of a foodie because my love of cooking, I follow a lot of the trade in my area and jump at the chance of a new promising chef.

That being said we may be go out to eat about four to five times a year so the splurge is something we do as a treat or on my rare days off from being the family cook.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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When we go out, which isn't often because I looooove cooking at home, it's usually for Asian food. My SO is Korean so we gravitate to Japanese and Chinese cooking. It's naturally light and flavorful, we can't get enough sushi. I like mine cooked but he gets raw rolls. I'm learning to make it at home but boy it's harder than it looks.

If we do really upscale, the nicest places around us are farm-to-fork New American cuisine. We're addicted to seafood so anywhere with good fish is on our list. Occasionally we'll go to a great local Latin restaurant too. But, we tend to splurge more on getting great ingredients for me to 'play with' at home.
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