Sunday, October 2, 2022


When was the last time you dined at a restaurant?

How long has it been since you dined at a restaurant? Was it back in March before restaurants started shutting down? Or was it recently, when restaurants started re-opening across the country?

What about indoor dining? Do you feel differently about dining indoors than you do dining outdoors?

Please tell us in the poll below, and leave a comment too, and tell us when you last dined out.


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Brenda Pelloni
2 years ago

We both are tired of home cooking. We do get take out once a week. When we camped we brought all the food. Most restaurants were closed . We enjoyed the water and peace and quiet.

Rory R
2 years ago

When restaurants locally were re-opened as “take-out only, we drove our rig to pickup dinner, parked on the empty parking lot and “dined-in”. I got the idea from a post where some RV’ers who were feeling trapped decided to dine out in their MH. It was actually fun and got us out of the stick and bricks…

2 years ago

Sort of “dined out”. We made sure that we had dinner on the patio and that the tables were widely spaced. We are not ready to “dine-in” at restaurants even though our state, Arizona, allows it.

dawn ellen miller
2 years ago

we dined out a few weeks ago when our state went to stage 2 (I think it is 2) but we ate outdoors on their sidewalk. We like patio dining anyhow. We are always in search of dog friendly patios. We’ve also parked our RV in the restaurants parking lot eating the piping hot take out food in our rig.

2 years ago

Dined in or had take out? We have had take out several times this past month and are supporting the restaurants as best we can.

Roger Marble
2 years ago

Today. But it is important to note that we chose restaurants that have outdoor eating which is usually some sort of patio.

Dean Yoesting
2 years ago

Last time we ate out we went with friends. That Was March 15. We ate at Wisdom’s Mexican food in Tumacacori AZ.

2 years ago

This morning. Outside on the restaurant’s patio. We still are uncomfortable dining indoors.

2 years ago

Tuesday; first time since March. Nearby restaurant has Two secluded outside tables.

2 years ago

Can’t remember when we last ate out at a dine in – covid or not. Can’t remember supper last night.

Cheryl Bacon
2 years ago

When you live in a state with a mask mandate, lower occupancy rates, bars closed, but live in a county that the city officials have said and proved numerous times that those mandates will not be enforced your choices are basically taken away from you. You still have to get groceries and other items your chance of getting it is there anyway, so going to eat in a restaurant is no different than anything else you do.

Steve Perkinsom
2 years ago

Lunch in Lealand, Michigan,while away from the RN.

2 years ago

I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve eaten in a restaurant in the past 30 years. We’re much better cooks than your typical restaurant chef and we know exactly how our food is prepared, seasoned, and handled and the cost savings is immeasurable.

Gene Bjerke
2 years ago

I am assuming that “eating out” does not include getting carry-out and eating it at home.

2 years ago

I wouldn’t eat inside no matter how far apart the tables are. For outdoors, I don’t trust restaurants to keep plates, silverware, tables, chairs, etc. virus free. The act of eating increases the danger of touching contaminated items.

Too little is known about the means of transmission. The science is far from settled.

2 years ago
Reply to  Irv

I feel sorry for you

Mark B
2 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

Why do you feel sorry for “Irv?” That’s the way he feels. That’s the way a lot of people feel. Maybe he’s extremely “high risk.” Who knows. That’s HIS opinion. If I’ve taken this the wrong way, I apologize.

2 years ago

We eat out way too much. I love to cook but there are days when I am like seriously? No way. So we order out and go to a park with the dogs, eat and walk. Sometimes eat in. But I like eating outside when I can.

Bob p
2 years ago

Wednesday is free pie day at O’Charley’s!

2 years ago

Take out was a few weeks ago. Dine in. Early March

2 years ago

Since we left home for this RV trip on 6/15, we have eaten out twice (WY and MT). Before that…I can’t remember.

2 years ago

We usually eat in restaurants 2-3 x per week. Some have implemented social distancing and others have not. We’ve been eating out since the restaurants opened up again for eat in dining. Love it! Other days I use my instant pot for meals.

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