Eating out should always be a wonderful experience. It is special because someone else cooks and serves the food. Cleaning up after the meal is done by paid staff. Diners expect to have flavorful food, excellent service and a reasonable price when they begin going to local restaurants. Finding a favourite restaurants means they have found all three of these important expectations. Choosing a favourite means they have found what they consider the best restaurant for their tastes in cuisine.
Favourite restaurants are as varied as people that eat out. Many times people begin with their favorite type of food. If they love Chinese food, they are certainly going to be less happy with a restaurant that serves Italian food. The entire time they will compare the food, service and price to the Chinese restaurant they dined in last week. Unfair as it is, favorite restaurants are often judged on the type of food people have come to love.