For many people, formal dining rooms are a thing of the past. 50 years ago, it was the norm for families to have dinner most nights in the dining room. Back then, evening meals were more of a formal affair, even without guests being present. Adults would be dressed up and children would be expected to exhibit model behavior at the dinner table. Family dinners have evolved into more casual dining experiences over the years, with changes in everything from attire to casual dining furniture.
Although the mood and the meals may be different now than in the past, the same spirit of togetherness is present when a family gathers for a casual meal. Check out this Infographic from Casual Dining & Bar Stools in San Diego to see how dining rooms and dinner customs have changed since the 1960s and to learn a little bit about popular meals from each decade. Please feel free to share with your friends and family!