We very rarely eat out anymore. Ever since we bought our Smoker/Grill, Deborah says that no resturant can cook a steak as well as we can. In fact we use it as an oven, baking bread, smoking Ribs, Brisket, Bison burgers, Cedar Plank Salmon, Chicken, Potato's, Pizza and so on.
If we have a special ocassion, we will select a nice cozy place to dine out, and polish off the evening with a movie, but we really perfer a nice candle lit private dinner at home.
We have a lot of friends and entertain them quite a bit at the house as well. Many of them will bring a side dish and we never tell them what to bring. I just tell them to suprise us, and they never let us down.
I agree with many here in that it is just way too expensive to dine out these days, and with the cost of med's and co/pay's it seems smarter to eat at home.