Hey, When I go out to eat at restaraunts, I usually tip about 20% of the bill (before taxes). I think thats fair IF THE SERVICE IS GOOD. If the service sucks, eg: the server doesn't ask how everything is, or if I have to ask for refills on coffee or pop, then I'll tip a smaller amount. I don't like the idea of "auto grats". A restaraunt in Texas recently locked a family inside a restaraunt for skimping on a tip: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/05/10...estaurant-for-skimping-on-mandatory-gratuity/ What 's your policy on tips? What happens when to go to a buffet where you get the food and the server brings you the drinks??? Do you still give a 20% tip?