From Vibrant Organic Taquerias to Elegant Aristocratic Gastropubs

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 17, 2015
These casual dining restaurants are known for serving moderately priced food in an informal atmosphere, typically with table service, but will some sort of unique twist.

For many, this involves not just focusing on a particular kind of cuisine, but a specific dish. This might include pasta, or even more specifically, variations on macaroni and cheese. In a similar vein, some casual dining restaurants might cater to dietary restrictions or those with allergies.

In other establishments, the differentiating factor is how the food is served. While the buffet-style restaurant is popular within this format, others allow you to pay per minute if you see yourself hanging out for a while, introduce a pop-up element or even cultivate a family-friendly vibe by incorporating appropriate entertainment.