A Former Restaurant Critic Shares Her 11 Best Tips for Dining Out Cheaply but Well

2. Check reviews and online menus

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It’s so easy to know what you’re getting into before you pull up to a new-to-you restaurant. Don’t fly blind.

Before you go, check your local paper and scan Yelp and other apps for reviews. At the least, this can help you decide what dishes you shouldn’t miss, and identify which to skip.

When reviewing menus — whether online or at the restaurant — also watch out for the red flags we detail in “8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You Into Overspending.”

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