We've all been there, we think we ordering something healthy, make the smart choice at the table.
But some things that sound even a little bit healthy could be the complete opposite.
Order either the bistro shrimp pasta or the crispy chicken costoletta at the Cheesecake Factory, and you'll get more calories than you'd need in an entire day.
That's not all: you've also eaten four and a half days worth of saturated fat.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is handing out its annual X-Treme Eating Awards to chain restaurants, based on calorie, sodium, and fat content data from each restaurant.
The point is to try to shock people into seeing what goes into their mouths.
You'll get more than 6,000 milligrams of salt, a four day supply, when you order the full rack of baby back ribs at Chili's. The dish comes with home style fries and cinnamon apples.
Dietitians say there are ways to eat out and avoid eating too much of the wrong thing.
They recommend starting your meal with a broth-based soup or hot tea instead of the bread basket or fried appetizer.
Some studies show people who start their meals with a warm liquid consumer fewer calories.