Monday, May 21, 2012

How to find a restuarant near you using Yelp

The other day my brother-in-law asked me to share how to find a restaurant with a smartphone. What a great idea Ross. There are many apps but I've stayed with Yelp for about two years now.

Here are some typical questions Yelp can answer quickly and easily.

  • Where can we eat out tonight but some place different, close, and not too expensive?
  • What are the best buffets within five miles of me?
  • The food was terrific at XYZ Diner tonight. What are other people saying about XYZ Diner?

Since Yelp uses the phone's GPS, it will search for places close to you. Very convenient when traveling or just driving around. You can choose Yelp to find restaurants based on reviews or distance from you. In other words, the best places near you or simply those those nearby.

Search for more than restaurants. Many categories to choose from.

Create a Yelp account if you want to write reviews but this is not required for simply finding restaurants.

The Yelp app is available iPhone and Android smartphones, iPad and even has a web site.

Choose Nearby first
Other Categories to Find
Fine tune the search
iPad View of Yelp

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1 comment:

  1. God bless you for educating people who need to know! I will send all of my parents/grandparents to your site ASAP...they may not get what I do for a living, but at least they might improve their lives!