Whether you are away on business, on holiday or just looking for a nice place to eat after work, the choice on offer can be sometimes overwhelming. This is where restaurant finding and review apps come in. They try to provide you with information on your nearest places to eat and feedback on what other customers think of them. Of course, now there is an abundance of these apps to go through too. Well, to make the process a little easier, here are ten restaurant review and finding apps that you might want to try.
What better way to start off a restaurant finding list, then with an app called 'Restaurant Finder'. In terms of the app, this one will let you find all restaurants that are currently near your location. If you don't want your location turned on, then you can just search by zip or postcode. Results are expandable so that you can see opening times, reviews and other tidbits of information.
Yelp will need little to no introduction. For those looking for anything at all, then Yelp has been a constant mainstay app. Designed primarily around its reviewing feature, this is a great app to find which restaurants near you have the best ratings and reviews.
Urbanspoon Restaurant Reviews
Urbanspoon is certainly one of the most popular restaurant finding/review apps out there and with good reason. This app does not just highlight what restaurants are near you but breaks searching for your next restaurant down into all sorts of categories. Not to mention, you can add restaurants to your wish list.
Zomato - Food Menu & Reviews
Similar to Urbanspoon, Zomato is a dedicated foodie app and allows you to do much of the same features including search for restaurants, call from within the app, read and leave reviews and so on.
Place Finder might not win any design awards for the app, but sometimes the simpler the better. If you are just searching for a quick place to eat nearby, then Place Finder will do that (as well as let you find the nearest ATM or Gas station too). This app does not come with all the bells and whistles of the others, but if you want a quick, easy and lightweight solution, then this might be the one.
TripAdvisor is another app which will not need much introduction. That said, most probably more associate this one with hotels or finding a restaurant when on holiday or away from home. But does not mean that it will not give you great information on restaurants close to where you are. In fact, as a lot of travellers use this app to grade places, you can always count on fresh eye reviews for your local restaurants and eateries.
Fast Food Locator / Finder
This one is another app which gets straight to the point and forgoes on adding additional features and extras within the app. If you are just looking for the nearest food location to where you are or your home, then open the app and see whats nearby.
EAT24 Food Delivery & Takeout
EAT24 is another very well known app and chances are, one you have already used. This is another feature-heavy app which offers rich descriptions of nearby places to eat, as well as opening hours and reviews. For anyone who has already used this app, then they will also know that this is very much a delivery focused app too. So no need to head down to your restaurant and instead, let them deliver to you.
Amazon Local: Offers near you
Amazon Local may not seem like a prime candidate to be on a top restaurant finder list, but that said, this is one which will let you know when there are amazing deals to be had at restaurants near your location. So, although, maybe not for an everyday use of restaurant finding, certainly one to keep an eye on.
Foodspotting takes a slightly different approach to the local restaurant app. Instead of counting on the restaurants themselves, this app places its emphasis on local dishes. Therefore, if you want to find what is the best local dish near you, then this app will be worth trying. Definitely a foodie take on nearby restaurant finding.
Of course, if all other restaurant apps fail then there is still tried and tested Google Maps. As most android owners will be well aware already, Maps will help you find just about anything that is nearby, including restaurants. Not to mention, the changes it has been seeing of late are making the results of these searches more attractive and informative. As such, Maps is always a good option for those looking for a restaurant finding/review app.