(Closed) Do/would you eat at a restaurant alone?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you? Would you?


    I do sometimes

    I'd consider it

    I love doing this

  • Post # 62
    5867 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I do this, esp on business trip.  Especially in American cities, if you sit at the bar you’ll probably end up chatting the night away with the person sitting next to you.  Alternatively, bring a book and just own it! 

    Post # 63
    11528 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    As someone who was single until I was in my mid-40s and had a busy schedule, I used to dine out two-to-three times a day, five-or-six days a week. My breakfasts out were often drive-through, but lunches and dinners could be anything from fast-food drive-through to a Panera type restaurant to a mid-priced restaurant like a Red Lobster or Olive Garden to a P.F. Chang’s or to an expensive restaurant. On business trips, I often ate alone at fine restaurants. I simply read my smart phone or a magazine or book. I obviously enjoyed having opportunities to meet friends for dinner, but dining alone was never a problem for me.

    Post # 64
    16 posts

    This is something I hate but want to start doing more often… I’m totally fine with being at a cafe alone but restaurants are a lot harder. Try sitting by the window, it’s good for people watching 🙂 Enjoy your trip!

    Post # 65
    9076 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Sure. Why not?

    Post # 66
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @HisMoon:  I’ve only been to Houston to visit family on the north side… but I was totally going to suggest all of those (except the last one I havent been too) 

    Post # 67
    2946 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @Pinkmoon:  Boo, no suggestions from my Houston connections. I take that to mean there aren’t any restaurants that are specifically good for their gluten-free stuff. Well, that and they’re lazy butts!

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    @Woodstock:  I had never even heard of Flying Saucer until my last visit. I got together with some friends and their kids ([email protected] school friends with houses and toddlers?!), and one couple brought some strawberry pie. Om nom nom!

    Post # 69
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I actually used to hate having to eat alone at a restaurant and would avoid it at all costs. I view dining out as a social experience and it felt uncomfortable to be doing something alone, which is usually done with another person, or multiple people.

    Now, I really enjoy it! Delicious food, a glass of wine, time to relax and unwind, read a book or people watch – it’s fun.

    I wouldn’t want to dine alone on a regular basis if I didn’t have to, but every once in a while (if I’m away for work, or SO is busy) is nice.

    Post # 70
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I go out to eat by myself with some decent frequency and I’ve never thought anything of it.  I don’t usually take anything with me either (although sometimes the e-reader will make an appearance).  I go and enjoy the food and people watching and just relax.

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