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Solo Dining - cuisines

Old Jun 28, 16, 8:01 am
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Solo Dining - cuisines

I ended up going out for Indian food yesterday. Something I have noticed - Indian restaurants are often filled with solo diners. Even I find it somehow more comfortable eating alone in an Indian restaurant versus, say an Italian one.

Which got me thinking - which cuisines/restaurant styles are more comfortable for solo diners (besides say Diners and lunch counters which are pretty much designed for solo dining)?

In addition to Indian, I often find the hole in the wall Chinese restaurants (as opposed to fancier ones) tend to be solo diner friendly.
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Old Jun 28, 16, 9:28 am
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I think this topic came up in another thread recently. I probably eat 90% of my restaurant meals solo and I don't even think about it anymore, nor notice any difference in service. That's the whole range, three star to fast food. Maybe there is a gender difference? I have an acquaintance who says she always receives bad service, so YMMV
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Old Jun 28, 16, 10:16 am
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My meals are now 100% solo. I do notice that I'm more frequently "overlooked" in terms of getting a menu, ordering, being checked- upon. But I do prefer to be left alone to the greatest extent possible. So if I am overlooked a bit, I'm happy about it and, by my behavior, may be a contributor to that outcome.
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Old Jun 28, 16, 12:38 pm
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... which cuisines/restaurant styles are more comfortable for solo diners (besides say Diners and lunch counters which are pretty much designed for solo dining)?
Restaurants with an attached bar. That's where I end up eating most meals out when I'm traveling on business.
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