Recently, many chain restaurants have started offering "recession" meals... the normal sized portions for half the normal price! There are many deals out there, these are some that I have come across.
* TGI Fridays: all salads and sandwiches are $5 everyday for the month of May
* Chilis: menu of 10 different entrees for less then $7
* Subway: $5 foot long sub
* Quiznos: $4 foot long "torpedo" sub
Check out your local bars for drink and appetizer weekly specials to save a few bucks! The best deal I have come across is a Tuesday Night "80s Ladies Night", spend $10 on drink(s) and get a FREE 3 course meal! Can't beat that!!!! Though it may take a little time to find, there are some great meal deals out there...