restaurants

The 14 Best Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling

Great food is one of the best parts of vacation but the cost adds up. Try a few of these tricks to save some cash on your next travel adventure!

7 Foods That Are Actually Better Buys at a Restaurant

Dining out is not great for budgets or waistlines. But for certain dishes and ingredients, the restaurant is often your best — or only — choice.

8 Terrible Restaurant Values You Should Avoid

Everyone knows dining out is rarely frugal, but some dishes take the cake. If you value value, choose something else from the menu.

7 Tricks for Enjoying Fine Dining on a Budget

While Spago doesn't offer a Blue Plate Special, you can dine there and still make your rent. You just need to know when to go and where to sit.

The 7 Best Cities for Frugal Foodies

Budget minded foodies don't have to trek to New York, Chicago, or San Francisco to find a great, affordable bite.

8 Unexpected Ways Cheaper Gas Is Boosting Your Pocketbook

Gas prices are at their lowest levels in years. Are you taking advantage?

6 Painless Ways to Split the Check

Whether you split the bill evenly or item by item, easily find out who owes how much — saving you a headache and your server some hassle.

Are You Eating the 10 Most Over-Priced Restaurant Menu Items?

It's no secret that dining out costs more than dining in. A Wise Bread writer runs the numbers on her local grubberies and to find out how much more.

12 New Ways Restaurants Trick You to Spend More

From anchoring to the Midas Touch, learn how restaurateurs and their employees exploit consumer psychology to get you to spend more.

40 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts

What a drag it is getting old — except for the discounts. Bookmark this list and never forget where seniors can eat for cheaper.

Do You Agree With the New Standards of Restaurant Tipping?

The standard restaurant tip has steadily climbed from 10% to 15% to 20%, with some swanky places suggesting 25%. Has tipping gone too far?

13 Overpriced Restaurant Items That Waste Your Money

It's always a pleasure to dine out, but it can also be a drain on your finances. Here are some menu items to avoid if you're looking to get the best value at a restaurant.

Best Money Tips: Restaurants and Retailers Offering Free Gift Cards for Givers

Today we found some awesome articles on restaurants and retailers offering free gift cards for givers, the best life hacks of 2013, and teaching children frugality.

“Avoid These Fast Food Items,” Say Fast Food Employees

A collection of former and current fast food employees recently shared their "do not eats" — here are some of the highlights.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money When Dining Out?

Tell us how you save money when dining out and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Why You Shouldn't Eat at Chain Restaurants

The portions are big, and the food is reliably the same...but is it worth it to eat at chain restaurants? One writer says no.

Paying for a Piece of the Pizza: Techniques for Splitting the Bill

Sick of being the person to count everyone's cash or cover for a mooching friend? Next time you're splitting the check, try one of these techniques.

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Eat Out?

Tell us how often you eat out and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Big List of Birthday Freebies

It's your birthday, time to take advantage of the one day of the year that people have to be nice to you. Take a look at all the things companies are willing to give you for free!

How Water Can Save You $977 a Year

According to recent data, American eat out roughly 3 times every week. And water could play a big part in making the whole thing less expensive, and healthier.