When you dream about a restaurant, consider the actions that you are doing, the occasion of eating out at the restaurant, the people who you are dining with, the types of restaurant, and finally your own emotions while being at the restaurants.
Generally speaking, restaurant itself is like a kitchen outside of the home. To eat at a restaurant in the dream indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your own family support system.
Dream About Actions Inside a Restaurant
To dream that you are ordering in a restaurant, and that the menu is long and hard to read, it suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions and choices that you need to make in your life. And if you are going through a drive through inside the dream, it reflects that you may be not taking enough time and thoughts to make your decisions.
Paying Restaurant Bill
To dream that you are paying a restaurant bill, suggests that you are paying back some favors that you have owed your friends. If the bill is expensive that you cannot afford, it suggests that the favor offered by friends is so huge that you are unable to return it.
Comfort Food Restaurant
Dreaming about eating at a comfort food restaurant at a time of distress, signifies that you may be looking for comfort at the wrong places. Depending on your own personal experiences, you will have to decide what kind of food is considered as comfort food for you.
Eating with Friends
Dreaming about having lunch or dinner with friends suggests the pleasure of communicating with a close friend. It can also be a reminder for you to keep in touch of lost relationship with old friends.
If in the dream you order too much food and end up wasting them, it reflects your financially irresponsible lifestyle.
The dream reflects that although you want and desire a social life, you still value your family above all else.
Dream About Different Types of Restaurants
Luxurious and Fancy Restaurant
If you dream of a very expensive restaurant with exquisite interior of halls and different unusual luxurious dishes, and you usually do not dine at such a place. The dream suggests that an important social event might happen soon.
Dreams involving a dirty restaurant, or ones with pests like Cockroach, suggest that your friends provide you with toxic thoughts and emotions. Sometimes you do not realize that their thoughts are toxic until you get sick from sharing and listening to their thoughts and ideas.
Fast Food Restaurant
Dreams about fast food restaurant suggest that perhaps you have been in a hurry with your daily life. You are not taking good care of your body. You might be looking for some quick comfort and support without building a strong foundation with your relationship, perhaps it can reflect some temporary and short term relationship.
Depending on your own personal experience, dreaming about a ethnicity restaurant that is not of your own culture, for example Chinese Restaurant, suggests that your desire to understand situation from a different point of view.
All You Can Eat Buffet Restaurant
Dreaming about eating inside a buffet restaurant suggests that you are being overly indulgent with the life choices that you have. Perhaps there are many paths that you can currently take with your life, but the dream reminds you that you will not be able to take them all. Maybe it is time to experiment a little with each of the choices before committing to one single path.