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General Tipping Guidelines

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203 W 15th Ave Suite 107
Anchorage, AK 99501
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General Tipping Guidelines

When and Where and How Much

How do you know when and whom to tip? How much is the appropriate amount? Tipping expectations vary according to the service performed. Some businesses, such as food and beverage service, personal grooming, bellhops and taxi drivers expect a tip every time a transaction is conducted. Other businesses are more flexible with their tipping standards.


Wait service (sit down)
15-20%, pre-tax

Wait service (buffet)
10%, pre-tax

Host or Maitre d'
No obligation for greeting you and showing you to your table.
$10-$20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night or on occasion, if you are a regular patron

Take Out
No obligation
10% for extra service (curb delivery) or a large, complicated order

Home Delivery
10-15% of the bill, $2-5 for pizza delivery depending on the size of the order and difficulty of delivery

$1-2 per drink or 15-20% of the tab

Tipping jars
No obligation
Tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra or if you are a regular customer.

Restroom Attendant
$0.50-$3, depending on the level of service

Tip when the car is returned to you.


$2 first bag, $1 per additional bag

A smile and a "thanks" when he opens the door
$1-$4 for carrying luggage
$1-$2 for hailing cab (add an extra $1 if it's raining)
$1-$4 beyond the call of duty

$2 first bag, $1 per additional bag
$2-3 for each additional service, such as room delivery

$2-$5 per day, left daily with a note marked "Housekeeping - Thank you"

No obligation for answering questions
$5-10 for tickets or restaurant reservations
$15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations, or 10-20% of the ticket price

Taxi driver
15-20% of the fare, but minimally $1
$2 for the first bag, $1 for the second


Hair Salon
15-20%, ask to be split among those who served you


Facial, waxing, massage

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