Ok, we covered the fast food options available, time for the sit down options for when you have a little more time. One of the easiest ways I can think of for sit down meal savings is with gift cards. You can purchase them at a discount at a variety of places and if you find a coupon to use at the restaurant you can save even more. Here are some site that have cards with examples of the savings:
Plastic Jungle has Applebees cards at up to 11% off face value.
Ebay has a whole category dedicated to Gift certificates, narrow your search to restaurants and you can find some good deals, a Ruth Chris $100 card just sold for $90.01 with free shipping, that's 10% off. Make sure to watch the shipping charges at eBay though, they can be very high with some sellers.
Gift Cards Again has a $100.00 Outback Steak House card available for $91.00, a 9% savings.
ABC Gift Cards currently has Baja Fresh certificates for 10% off and Planet Hollywood certificates for 12& off and free shipping on all orders.
Of course there is always the popular Restaurant.com where you can find discount certificates for pennies on the dollar. These are an awesome value. They have a promotion going until 1/12/10 11:59pm, if you enter coupon code CHOW you will get an additional 50% off.
There are a lot of printable coupons available now for area restaurants;
Boston Market has $3.00 off when you sign up for their email news letter.
California Kitchen is offering a free kids meal on their birthday month just for registering with them.
Chili's has a coupon for a free chips and queso when you join their email list.
Chuck E. Cheese's has a few coupons available through February 3rd for those nights out with the kids, deals include 1 large pizza, 4 soft drinks and 25 game tokens for $18.99 and buy 60 tokens get 40 free.
Godfathers Pizza has 5 current coupons including one for a buy one get one medium pizza.
The Melting Pot will give you a free chocolate fondue for joining their mailing list (This would be great for valentines day!!)
Be sure to check all your local papers as well, they usually have some great deals as well. Have a great start to the week everyone.