Foodies, listen up! If you love to eat out, there are a number of dining apps available for your device. Many of them are free! You can easily use the dining apps to find a favorite restaurant, calculate tips or simply check out wine ratings.
Here are some of the best dining apps which have definitely set the standard high when it comes to eating out:
Zagat is a definitive collection of reviews of a number of restaurants in different metropolitan cities. This app gives you a yearlong rating as well as reviews of every Zagat -reviewed restaurant. It even allows offline browsing, which means you don’t need an internet connection to find out your favorite restaurant. Zagat to Go offers you a clear list of nearby restaurants, Foursquare integration and reservation functionalities. But before you begin your search, make sure your city is listed in this app.
Urbanspoon is a free Apple app to download. It is a great restaurant app if you are visiting a city for the first time. The best thing about this app is that it uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to locate restaurants. To make things a lot easier, this app allows you to browse an entire list of restaurant based on price range or cuisine. After you have found out a restaurant, Urbanspoon also includes pictures, user ratings and menus. Urbanspoon is one of the most popular dining apps available now.
OpenTable is a great dining app that helps you make restaurant reservations.This app supports almost 15,000 restaurants. Not only can you check out the restaurant reviews, but OpenTable allows you to check out the real-time table availability and make reservations. It even supports various other features including email integration. This will help you send dinner invitations to friends and a list of nearby restaurants.
Foodspotting is a free to download app which works a lot like Urbanspoon. It helps you find new restaurants. But there’s something unique about this app. It allows users to submit pictures of the dishes and foods from nearby restaurants. Even though the picture quality depends on the user, but it contains a huge list of mouthwatering photos. You can look up a restaurant by name and check out the food available there. What more can you ask more? Well, expert guides are available too. Overall, Foodspotting is fresh in its approach and the user interface is simply gorgeous.
Love vegetarian or vegan food? Well, VegOut is here to help you. However, it is not among the free dining apps; you need to pay a small amount to download it. This app lists a number of vegan restaurants and includes user ratings and reviews. VegOut also includes links to the restaurant’s website with a contact number.