How Do You Divide a Restaurant Bill?

Last week we traveled with 5 couples and found ourselves having to deal with paying the restaurant bill more than 5 times.

How do you deal with a restaurant bill in a large group?

5 comments:

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

we ususally try to get them to do each order separate so we end up with only one check

Ali said...

Most places will divide the orders up separately on one bill now, so then we just each pay what we owe.

Jay said...

Just ask the server to make out five separate checks. Make them earn that tip. ;-)

MELackey said...

Elect one member of the group as the "banker". Each couple then deposits $100 (or some arbitrary amount) with the banker. Order what you want, drink what you want, and the banker pays the bill. When funds are running low, everyone makes another equal deposit.

If these people are good enough friends to share your island paradise with, then you likely won't get any crap from someone about how their portion would have been $5 less. If they complain, then they stay home next time.

Separate checks and bothering with splitting bills while you are on vacation takes too much time and hassle.

terri said...

We usually just divide up the cost evenly between all the couples, unless of course, someone orders something way more expensive than everyone else.