10 Essential Tips to Dining Out on a Budget
Don't let a tight budget stop you from going out to eat!
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DO YOUR RESEARCH
Obviously if you're trying to save money you won't be treating yourself to a 5-course dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. However, just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't eat a delicious meal out from time to time. The important thing to do in this case is simply do your research! There is nothing worse than showing up to a place and not knowing what the menu prices are like beforehand. Most websites put their menus online and update them regularly, so always check them out, if possible. You can also use discount apps like Groupon or LivingSocial, which offer tons of pre-paid deals on restaurants in your area.