One of my pet peeves when eating out is cheap silverware... especially when it has grime build-up. I dislike the feel of cheap (or weirdly designed) silverware and it often makes the food seem to taste less good. I really detest unclean silverware. A few water spots is annoying and I can easily polish them off with a napkin. But lipstick and chunks of baked in food absolutely turns my stomach. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. I sometimes comment on this aspect of dining in Yelp reviews and have seen others do similar. What can I do? Would it be rude and weird to start bringing my own silverware? This is only a problem at fast food and diner-type establishments generally. At fine dining I've never experienced this problem but I just can't afford to always take my family to restaurants of that caliber. Anyone else share this pet peeve? Any other solutions to consider (except eating at home more often, of course)?