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What time do you usually eat dinner?

Have you ever met up with friends for dinner and their dinner time is way, way different from yours? If you usually eat dinner at 5:30, their 8 p.m. reservation might seem extremely late, and vice versa!

On a typical day, what time do you usually eat dinner? Before 5? Around 6? 7? Does it just depend on the day?

As always, thanks for voting.

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Mitzi Agnew Giles and Ed Giles
24 days ago

Definition-for me, dinner is evening meal. I put down it varies, it is the truth. Depends on whether or when we eat lunch. For instance if I get a power breakfast- canned hash or slice of ham etc, I may work thru lunch (always worked thru lunch when I was working) and look at early dinner around 3:30 or 4. If we ate lunch at 1:30 or 2 we may start cooking around 6, eat before 7. My mother was that rare one in the 1950s, a secretary whose bus schedule got her home between 5:30 to 6. My father paid for his gasoline by driving a carpool between their homes and their office- all worked for USDA. He got home around sixish. Dinner was served at 7:30. Then my father would study in the bedroom (working on his PhD) My brother and I washed dishes as soon as we could reach the sink. If I eat too late I get heartburn all night lomg.

Wayne Caldwell
27 days ago

I’m retired but my wife still works. Although she’s actually employed at the local military installation, she teleworks from home and finishes her work day at 4pm. I make sure to have dinner ready when she finishes her work day.

Diane M
28 days ago

I’m from Tennessee – I have dinner at midday. I have supper in the evening.

Roy Davis
28 days ago

There’s a saying years ago about healthy eating habits. It went: ” Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, and supper like a pauper”. The whole concept was to avoid eating a heavy meal right before going to bed. In many European countries, the main meal of the day is at noon and they have a lower rate of obesity. We will often follow this pattern will RVing.

KellyR
28 days ago

7:30 to 8:00 PM, during Jeopardy, of course – unless one of my wife’s Cubs games is on. We live on the East Coast. I start to become anemic if it is an evening game with a team on the West Coast. If the game goes into extra innings, who knows when we will eat!

Neal Davis
28 days ago

I said between 7 and 8, which is generally true during the summer and when we are home in our sticks and bricks. When traveling the time varies, but probably is between 5 and 6, or 6 and 7. Thus, perhaps I should have said that it varies. 🙂

Martha Vredeveld
28 days ago

We eat our morning meal around 10:30am, have a snack around 1 pm and dinner around 4:30pm. We are retired and we find that eating a large meal later in the evening makes it more difficult to go to sleep.

Max Wike
29 days ago

For us in the Midwest dinner is at 12 noon and supper is in the evening.

rich
28 days ago
Reply to  Max Wike

not for this lifelong midwest couple. lunch is haphazard at best and dinner prep starts around 4:30 and on the table by 5.

Snayte
29 days ago

When I am hungry

Robert
28 days ago
Reply to  Snayte

I agree 100% (or when my wife finishes making it for me)

Richard
29 days ago

Growing up dinner was at 6pm. When I was working, and cooking(I enjoy the relaxation and creativity of cooking), it was 6pm. My wife wanted it earlier so she started cooking. We might eat as soon as I got home from work. So the “After work hobby time” was lost.
Now retired, we may eat anywhere from Noon to 6pm. Depending whether we’re out doing errands, trying new cooking/menu concepts, entertaining, or… bored.

Thomas D
29 days ago

Depends if eating in( at home) around 6. If going out then we shoot of around 3:30/ 4 o’clock
Early bird if you will.
Beat the crowd.
Texas Roadhouse opens at 3:30

Gary W.
29 days ago

We shoot for 7:15 for dinner.

Bob Palin
29 days ago

I answer these polls almost every day and usually conclude that I have little in common with the other people doing them. Today I have one where I’m with the majority and given that eating late is a pet peeve I’m glad of it! Growing up dinner was at noon and the afternoon meal between 5 and 6pm was ‘tea’ (in the UK), supper was a small meal later on but we never did that.

Thelma Thomas
29 days ago

My husband and I usually eat between 5 & 6. It’s challenging when we visit our son in another time zone. They often don’t eat before 7 which is 8 our time.

Skip
29 days ago

5-6. It was supper growing up as a kid it’s was dinner in the military and it has stuck as dinner ever since.

John
29 days ago

For me, it was first breakfast, then lunch, finally dinner (sometimes called supper).

Bob p
29 days ago
Reply to  John

Growing up on the farm it was breakfast a half hour before sunrise, dinner at noon also the largest meal, and supper after the work was done, a smaller meal that could be digested by bedtime. If we had livestock that was 7 days a week because animals don’t have weekends off. Lol

Snayte
29 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

Pretty rude of you not giving the animals the weekends off. 😀

Last edited 29 days ago by Snayte
KellyR
28 days ago
Reply to  Snayte

Oh, how I envy them (animals). They don’t have to live by the calendar and appointment books.

KellyR
28 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

Bob, same here, except we had lunch brought out to us in the field between breakfast and noon dinner – breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. We had 4 meals a day. Milked after breakfast then went about our day. Usually my little brother came in from the field to milk before supper. Four meals a day AND I WAS SKINNY THEN.

Tim
29 days ago

Where I grew up dinner was at noon, lunch at 9 and 3, supper was evening meal.

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