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When you go out to eat and are getting split checks do you tip the same as you would with a single check?<br><br>
I went out with some of my girlfriends on Saturday and we each got a separate check. I had a friend in CA who always wanted to go out to eat, and not only was she always rude to the server, she was a HORRIBLE tipper. So I got in the habbit it tipping like 40% when I went out with her (and eventually stopped going out to eat with her all together because it was embarrassing) Anyhow I realized that I've gotten in the habbit of always tipping extra for split checks and I'm curious if others do this as well. I feel like I don't know if the other people are good tippers or not, so I need to leave extra just in case.
 

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Many many years ago I remember going out to eat with a group of friends. The entire check was split at the end. Alcohol and all. I didn't drink but ended up paying my equal share anyway. I prefer separate checks.<br><br>
I'm also a good tipper. I don't eat out much anymore though.
 

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I'm an average tipper, but will liberally increase my tip for exceptional service. I also take into consideration how busy the place is. If the food or water comes slow because restaurant management has put one server in charge of an unrealistically high number of customers, I may take that into consideration when later deciding whether or not to come to that restaurant again, but I'm not going to reduce the tip for something that wasn't really the server's fault. I typically pay only my share of the tip, and I consider 15% to 20% to be my base for average service. Above that for good service. I'm pretty easy going, and you'd have to be a really, really, really bad server to get below 15%. I don't typically hang around rude people, because even besides the tipping at the end, it would completely spoil the meal for me. I go out to eat to have a good meal and relax, not to assert my dominance over some random person who happens to be in a service position.
 

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When you go out to eat and are getting split checks do you tip the same as you would with a single check?<br><br>
I went out with some of my girlfriends on Saturday and we each got a separate check. I had a friend in CA who always wanted to go out to eat, and not only was she always rude to the server, she was a HORRIBLE tipper. So I got in the habbit it tipping like 40% when I went out with her (and eventually stopped going out to eat with her all together because it was embarrassing) Anyhow I realized that I've gotten in the habbit of always tipping extra for split checks and I'm curious if others do this as well. I feel like I don't know if the other people are good tippers or not, so I need to leave extra just in case.</div>
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I do, but thats just because i like tipping really well.
 

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If I can't find out how much my friends left as a tip without making it obvious why I'm checking/that I'm suspicious of their tipping ability (lol), then I will automatically leave extra.
 

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I tip solely based on my share of the bill.
 

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I tend to tip based on my check only.<br>
but if the checks are not separate and it's just one check then I tend to throw a little extra in because my experience is that at least one person forgets to add tax and tip to their portion.
 
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