They not only let you know on your receipt that your tip isn’t included, they’re even so nice as to do the math for you and show you what the tip is for 18% and 20% before the sales tax is added.
Right now, I’ve been doing the math comparing OOP with the 20% TIW discount versus the deluxe dining plan, and based on 13 meals with a shared appetizer and 2 mid range priced entrees and the cost is almost the same. If we would be able to use the two remaining meals and max things out a little more, the deluxe dining plan would win, even considering as much as $50 for additional tips.
So, right now, based on DW’s not wanting to gorge on food, OOP is our choice. I’ve got until Monday to change my mind.
(For those who don’t know, Tables In Wonderland is a membership program for passholders and Florida residents that gives a 20% discount on the total bill (alcohol included) for you and your party of up to 10. Against this, you have a mandatory 18% tip (before tax) so your net savings is 2% and you don’t have to worry about the tip. TIW membership also brings with it complimentary valet parking and admission to Atlantic Dance Hall and Jellyrolls (if they are even charging a cover charge anymore))