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Philadelphians are Among the Nation’s Highest Tippers According to Latest Survey
November 18, 2014
The votes have been tallied! Today we are releasing the results of Zagat’s Philadelphia Restaurants Survey, covering more than 650 restaurants based on the combined opinions of 5,000 local diners. Ratings and reviews are available today on Zagat.com and across Google products, including Search and Maps.
Philadelphians dine out 3.7 times per week and are among the most generous tippers in the country, leaving a reported 19.8%, second only to Austin diners, who leave 20%. The average spend on dinner out in Philly is $37.07 per person, which is below the national average of $39.40.
This year’s crop of Zagat-rated restaurants include a mix of classic favorites and exciting newcomers at every price point. Big winners are Vedge (Top Food), XIX Nineteen (Top Decor), Fountain Restaurant (Top Service) and Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Most Popular). Good food doesn’t have to break the bank as evidenced in this year’s list of Best Buys ($25 & Under): 1. Dinic’s 2. Capogiro 3. Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse 4. Honest Tom’s Taco Shop and 5. Cafe Lift.
According to 26% of diners, Italian is their favorite cuisine. Check out the city’s
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Eight-five percent of respondents say they seek out online menus before choosing a restaurant, and 67% report making their restaurant reservations online. 84% admit to having eavesdropped on a conversation at the next table, and 67% of them say they “love” farm-to-table dining.
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Posted by Yoji Yamaguchi, Zagat Senior Editor
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