(Closed) How much did you make waiting tables?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I worked at Ted’s Montana, I averaged $100 a night.  On weekends I would make $150 plus, and weeknights $50-60.  I always chose to close on the weekends, which was still early 10pm, and left after the dinner rush during the week.  Just by chosing to stay that extra hour on the weekends I would make an extra $40-60 dollars or more.  During the week, the difference was 2-2.5 hours and only another $10-$20.  Overall it was a great job considering I only worked 2 hours during the week and 5 maybe on the weekends nights.

Post # 5
18 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I work at a casual, family restaurant in BC, and I usually make about $120 on a Friday and Saturday night. Sometimes it’s much more, usually not less than $100 if I close. Thats the trick – you have to stay and close! If i ever go home early, after just staying for the rush I usually make about $80 in 4 hours or so. Weekdays is anywhere from $50-100. The average meal on our menu is about 12 bucks, and alcohol sales are not very strong. You can probably expect a bit more since it sounds like your restaurant is a bit more pricy than mine. Good luck!

Post # 6
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I served (and later bartended and served) at an upper-midscale Italian restaurant and made at least $100 per shift, sometimes $200 or more.  

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