Best 5 Restaurant Locator Apps

by Guest on March 29, 2012 · 12 comments · Mobile Apps

What’s a techie to do when he’s running errands and suddenly feels hunger pangs? Find food with these top restaurant locating apps, of course!

Urban Spoon

There is perhaps no food finding app more ubiquitous than UrbanSpoon, a website powered buy user reviews that is also available as an iPhone app. This app uses a randomizer to help users find food within specific cuisines, locales and even price points. When the user isn’t in the mood for a surprise, a standard search feature offers a more straight-forward approach to finding some tasty grub.

Open Table

OpenTable is a free app that is available to hungry mobile users on a variety of operating systems. Windows, BlackBerry, Apple and Android owners are all in luck with this one, which allows them to not only locate nearby restaurants but to find those that are accepting reservations and make those reservations directly from their phones. Reservation service is not available during BlackBerry outages, but this is a good app nonetheless. Only restaurants that are enrolled into the app’s program allow people to make reservations; however, many of them offer complete menus.

Zagat

Another app that allows mobile users to make reservations it Zagat. However, it’s the review feature that gives this app a leg up, at least when it comes to restaurants in populated areas. Zagat’s app offers a wealth of information about restaurants in the area, and it even recommends eateries based on occasions. It’s never been easier to find a place to host a birthday dinner or to have a first date. This app by Handmark Inc. does have a steep price tag of $9.99, however.

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Yelp

Wit so many new apps, it can be easy to forget that Yelp was among the first to help smartphone users find all sorts of local businesses. The website and app are populated with reviews from real people, giving the down-low on all sorts of restaurants and cafes. The ability to write reviews directly from the app adds to this app’s universal appeal, and users can even interact with other friends via Yelp. Unfortunately, some businesses have been suspected of padding their pages with false positive reviews, so users should take overly optimistic restaurant reviews with a grain of salt.

FastFood

Finally, this app shows reviews, menus, locations and even deals for local restaurants all in once place. FastFood even offers recipes, drinks and nutritional information for over 100,000 grocery items. When making a fancy dinner at home or wanting to grab a quick dinner before a night on the town, FastFood is the app to use. There’s even an HD version for iPad users that makes better use of the large screen.

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Jessica from Overnight Business Cards April 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

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Hey, Thanks for sharing these apps. It’s a big help for me to find restaurants.

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Dreama April 12, 2012 at 3:17 am

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Very helpful, thanks :-)

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Larae April 17, 2012 at 2:28 am

Though the number of applications available for Apple’s iPhone is daunting, all iPhone apps are sold exclusively through the iTunes store..
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Charlenevans April 19, 2012 at 8:19 am

These are cool applications! You can easily choose some restaurants or fast foods you want to visit. Thanks for sharing this!
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Heidi19 April 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

This is the first time i heard about this apps and i know a lot of people will benefit from this. That is why i’m so excited to download this to see what this new apps can offer us.
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John from PS3 Move Games April 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

These apps look good.. But seriously, do you think they are really better than simply using Google Maps?

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Laura May 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

The Map application uses GPS signals to locate the user’s specific location, making it simple to get driving directions to nearby businesses while on the go.
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jennifer May 8, 2012 at 12:14 am

Great application, it’s a complete application… Thanks for sharing all of these with us…
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Ashley May 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

The ability to write reviews directly from the app adds to this app’s universal appeal, and users can even interact with other friends via Yelp. Unfortunately, some businesses have been suspected of padding their pages with false positive reviews, so users should take overly optimistic restaurant reviews with a grain of salt.
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Gracie May 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

The best, and possibly my favorite iPhone apps that are available now, for a fee, or for free, and are some of the most downloaded apps for the iPhone include games, finance, and news. This is no particular order as to which one I like the best, as each app offers me the entertainment, information, and knowledge that I am seeking in an app.
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Jennifer June 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Great post. You can easily choose some restaurants or fast foods you want to visit. Thanks for sharing this!
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rickey from best restaurant in montrea June 18, 2012 at 6:25 am

This is really going to help me find good resaurant in the area. more over we can use the right keywords to get more optimized results.

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