What are the best apps to find places to eat near me?

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    #1TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor is a travel and restaurant website which allows you to book hotels, restaurants or even flights. You can even read the opinions of other users to know more about the place you want to visit. 

    Websites

    Free

    Joe Holmes
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "At my age I much prefer to use my laptop for most things since the larger screen really does make it easier on my eyes. However, it is not always easy to pull out a laptop and there are time having quick access to hotel and trip information in priceless. I had downloaded the Trip Advisor app a while ago but hadn’t really used it. However, all of sudden during these recent hurricanes it became an invaluable tool for making hotel and travel arrangement on the fly. I definitely recommend it for all except the proverbial couch potato."
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    #2Foursquare City Guide

    Foursquare City Guide
    With Foursquare City Guide you can discover restaurants, bars and new places in the city you are. You can read tips and recommendations by real people, make lists, rate places and leave your comments.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Félix Molina
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Whenever I visit a new place,I never struggle to find the nearest restaurants and bars.Foursquare City Guide has never disappointed me and I always find places to eat near me."
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    #3LocalEats

    LocalEats
    LocalEats is an app for Android that lets you find the best independently owned restaurants across America. Users can browse by category or by city Top 100 lists.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $0.99

    Jerry McDonald
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This app works well when I want to eat out casually or if I want to try out a small mom and pop shop when I am out travelling. It lists everything succinctly, with a clean map layout that is simple to follow."
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    #4Lyra

    Lyra

    Lyra is a personal artificial assistant app for both Android and iOS devices. It can set alarms, find restaurants, translate words, save notes and even tell jokes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Larry Mendoza
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "I often wondered why it was so hard to find eateries near me--then I installed the Lyra Virtual Assistant on the Play Store. A gamble, for sure- the app only has around 27,000 users- but the gamble paid off. Sure enough, it found places near me. 3.5 stars."
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    #5Zagat

    Zagat
    Zagat is an app that guides you through the best restaurants across the US. Users can write their reviews and helpful articles and reservations can be made through OpenTable.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jack Patel
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I know most people swear by Zagat, but I have to admit I was really disappointed with this app. First of all this app is extremely limited. There is no diversity of restaurants available through this app and in some areas it just doesn't work. To be honest you are better just using Google search."
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    #6Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Christine Snyder
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "By far the best maps app out there, and even better it's free. It provides info on routes, traffic, places to stop nearby in case you need gas or a quick bite, and it also provides turn by turn directions as well as street views of places. Really what more can be said of it, it's immensely useful."
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    #7Posse

    Posse
    Use the power of the Posse apps network of users and shops to find restaurants and places recommended by your friends and people you follow. Search for nearby locations, read reviews and leave your opinions for others.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amber Delgado
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "Great concept, but hard to put into execution properly. There aren't enough people using this and it needs an update. There are plenty of restaurants on it that aren't in business anymore or just are not there. I feel like I'm the only one in my city using it."
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    #8RestaurantFinder

    RestaurantFinder
    Restaurant Finder provides an easy way to find the best food offers and places to eat near you. If you allow it, the app can find the nearest restaurants just by using your location.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Charles Torres
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This is a much better restaurant app than some of the others out. I especially like how there are easy to find links to the restaurants menu and web site. Great if you are in an unfamiliar area and don't know the zip code or neighborhood name."
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    #9Zomato

    Zomato

    Zomato is mobile restaurant search discovery service providing in-depth information for over 1.4mn restaurants in 23 countries. You can order food online and make reservations.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jesse Myers
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I can definitely find better solutions than Zomato for finding places near me to eat. Zomato forces you to download an app, which might not be something i want to do or is convenient. I can use Google search and quickly find restaurants near me without having to download and install anything, worry about crashes, signing up, etc. Many better options available. "
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    #10Urbanspoon

    Urbanspoon
    Urbanspoon is an information platform allowing users to find local restaurants and submit recommendations and reviews.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Douglas Perkins
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "Urbanspoon is such a great app to search while on the go for finding local restaurants you may want to patronize and to read reviews from others who have eaten there before. I used to just do a general web search to try and find new restaurants to eat at when I wanted something different than places I usually go, but by having Urbanspoon and everything contained in one single app, it makes everything so much easier. "
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    #11HappyCow FREE

    HappyCow FREE

    HappyCow FREE is a free app that lets you discover restaurants with vegan options. You, also, can write a review of restaurants. There are filters by location, health food store, vegan, vegetarian...  

    Apps

    Android

    Free- In app products

    Olivia Little
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I am vegan and it is sometimes hard to find a place to eat. This helps me find great restaurants. I found a lot of wonderful places through this app. Now I can eat out too."
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    #12Google

    Google

    Google is considered to be one of the multinational technology companies that cater to all internet-related needs of users. It also offers digital services and products ranging from search engines, e-mail clients, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Jose Gonzalez
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Google gives the best and most current information on places to eat. You can get menu, location, and reviews all here."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to find places to eat near me
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TripAdvisorWebsites 20 Free
2Foursquare City GuideApps 15 Free
3LocalEatsApps 13 Paid
4LyraApps 11 Free
5ZagatApps 11 Free
6Google MapsApps 11 Free
7PosseApps 7 Free
8RestaurantFinderApps 7 Free
9ZomatoApps 4 Free
10UrbanspoonApps 2 Free
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