One of the worst kept secrets in the ‘get a great deal’ on dining out has been Restaurant.com. This site has been one of my favorites for years.
With the site, you can buy a coupon that gives you a dollar amount off participating restaurants. Typically, you can get a $10 coupon for $3 or a $25 for $10, with each restaurant choosing the terms by which you can use the coupons (some won’t allow you to use them on weekend nights or on holidays or unless your party consists of a certain number of people). The great part about it is that you can typically find a coupon code for 80%, and sometimes even 90%, off the regular price of a certificate.