There are various tropes for where characters go out to eat, anything from getting coffee to a family dinner. It could be establishing relations by giving characters a common place to gather. It could be using the place as a microcosm of the whole area (if everyone at the bar is unfriendly, so will everyone in the town). Or it could be just a place to look nice while the characters talk or set up some of the plot.
- A Round of Drinks for the House
A character orders a food item for everyone in the restaurant.
- Adjective Animal Alehouse
The standard naming style for taverns in High Fantasy settings.
- Bad-Guy Bar
Villains, thugs, and other lowlifes drink and socialize here.
- Bar Brawl
If lowlifes hang around a diner, then expect a fight at the drop of a hat.
- Bar Full of Aliens
where creatures of all sorts go.
- Bar Slide
Using the bartop, or other long tables, as a Slip n' Slide.
- Burger Fool
Places that play up the flaws in fast food places.
- Check, Please!
Something causes patrons to want to leave ASAP.
- Chez Restaurant
"Chez X" is the standard format for high class diners.
- Cosplay Café
Theme restaurants where the servers dress up appropriately.
- Dine and Dash
Characters leave without paying for their meal.
- Diner Brawl
Fights aren't on the menu, but they happen anyway.
- Dinner and a Breakup
Taking someone out to a public dinner in order to dump them.
- Dinner Order Flub
A character makes a humiliating mistake while trying to order.
- Dinner Theatre
Catch a play while you eat.
- Drive-Thru Antics
Someone messes around at a drive thru window.
- Fanservice with a Smile
This eating place hires sexy servers.
- Flair Bartending
Would you like your order with a side of theatrics?
- Foul Ball Pit
Ball pits and tube playgrounds in fast food places are seen as disgusting, dangerous, and/or deadly.
- Good-Guy Bar
Where the special is truth, justice, and the American way.
- Greasy Spoon
Your stock roadside diner.
- Kidnapper's KFC
A kidnapper pops into a fast food restaurant to get his hostage food.
- Kitchen Chase
The kitchen at a diner will do for a chase when there isn't a Fruit Cart nearby.
- Lethal Eatery
This eatery is loaded with health hazards.
- Local Hangout
The protagonists' favorite hangout will more than likely serve food.
- Malt Shop
Standard teen hangout in The '50s and other decades.
- My Local
The British pub.
- The Need for Mead
The standard fantasy taverns.
- "Nighthawks" Shot
That eatery looks just like the "Nighthawks" painting.
- No Fame, No Wealth, No Service
Fine dining, if the staff deign to serve you.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Barkeeping
If the bartender isn't serving drink glasses, he's cleaning them.
- Restaurant-Owning Episode
A character spends an episode running a restaurant.
- Service Sector Stereotypes
Stereotypes of food service staff in media.
- A Side Order of Romance
A character's trip to a restaurant begins a romance arc with a waitress.
- Suck E. Cheese's
A combination pizzeria and "family fun" center with creepy mascots and jerky animatronic musicians.
- Wrong Restaurant
When someone orders food at the wrong place.