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LocalEats app for iPhone and iPad


4.0 ( 5600 ratings )
Travel Food & Drink
Developer: Magellan Press Inc.
0.99 USD
Current version: 4.6.3, last update: 11 months ago
First release : 15 Jul 2008
App size: 33.59 Mb

A Recommended Travel and Dining App by:
The New York Times
USA TODAY
Travel + Leisure
TIME
Forbes
Macworld
TechCrunch
Mashable

Macworld: **** (4 mice)
“A tool that can remind me where to find great crab cakes and help me avoid another bland meal at an interchangeable chain restaurant? Yeah, that’s earned a place on my iPhone.”

CNet: **** (4 stars, editor review)
“If youre truly looking for a unique dining experience in a U.S. metropolitan area, youd do well to try LocalEats.”

LocalEats is a curated dining guide created for travelers and local diners who prefer local businesses, rather than chain restaurants. We’ll point you to the best steak houses, the best sushi spots, and the best burger joints, plus all the other “bests,” all over the country. We are not a comprehensive guide and do not list every restaurant – we prefer to list ONLY the best restaurants, chosen by our editorial and research staff.

The team at LocalEats considers ratings from magazines, newspapers, and dining sites along with suggestions from locals, top food bloggers, and their own personal dining experiences to pick and choose the restaurants travelers should know about. The result is the best curated lists containing the best restaurants, including the best offbeat local finds, wherever you are in the U.S.

In the largest American cities weve named Top 10 Winners, Category Winners, and hundreds of other local favorites. Filter restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, features, price range and hours.

Application features:

• LocalEats features the best independently owned restaurants across the U.S.
• Top 10 Winners & Category Winners in the largest 51 American cities.
• A selection of great restaurants in 50 international cities.
• NO NATIONAL CHAIN RESTAURANTS — Local places only!
• Quickly see whats “near me” via GPS and customize your own search radius
• Find restaurants near a particular address, city or even landmarks.
• Make reservations
• Book a taxi instantly
• Filter restaurants by Top 10, Category Winners, All Picks, Cuisine, Neighborhood, Feature, Savings, Price Range, Hours, Bar Information, Patio Seating, Vegetarian Friendly, and more.
• Driving directions
• Integrated mapping (view results via list or map with pop-up dialogue)
• Detailed descriptions
• Save your "Favorite" restaurants and cities
• Share your favorite restaurants with friends

Please note: coverage outside the following metro areas may be limited:
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Buffalo
Charleston
Charlotte
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Worth
Hong Kong
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Las Vegas
London (UK)
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Miami
Milwaukee
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nashville
New Orleans
New York
Oakland
Oklahoma City
Orlando
Paris, France
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland
Raleigh-Durham
Rochester
Rome (Italy)
Sacramento
Salt Lake City-Ogden
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington D.C.

Pros and cons of LocalEats app for iPhone and iPad

LocalEats app good for

I dont know about you, but sometimes I unexpectedly have to find a place to eat before the next meeting or the next airplane. LocalEats has been a lifesaver. It pinpoints the places you can drive to, cab to, or walk to. The information about the restaurants has been very good (not as good as yelp or tripadviser, but still good) and so locale specific that it lets you not waste time finding a place and instead spend time in the place.
Compares well to Zagat, slightly less choices, but they do have unique restaurants and are always spot on.
Not much to offer in smaller cities, but in a medium to large city, its great. I have found more great restaurants with this app in the last year than any other single source. Highly recommended.
In an unfamiliar city, this app gives you a good idea of whats available
Wish it was a touch more robust and had items to order as well. Also integration with open table would be nice. Still, good brainstorming app for places to go.
Using yelp and other restaurant apps give u all the options around u, this gives only the best. It needs more restaurants in its data base because it narrows down a bit too much in my opinion. But its still better to know instantly, without weeding thru lots of results, who has the best food nearby. And they include restaurants that are not necessarily high priced.

Some bad moments

U.S. cities only - how bloody typical. Theres a world beyond your borders. Wake up!
Pathetic. Shows me less than a dozen restaurants and I live in a metro area of 500,000!
All my other apps work great, but this app does not work. I have server issues, freezing, loading and crashing with this app and have tested that my phone works fine Internet by my own network and tested on wifi yet I only have problems with this app. If you plan to pay for this app wait till it is updated!
If you are in a big city and city still this app might be okay. Unfortunately I have needed it most while driving and in more remote areas, example, upper Michigan. I would get no results each time. :( In the city I would get results but we would be way past most spots while driving.
Dont understand why only restraurants from main cities come up under search. Live 52 miles from Cincinnati, closest place is 22 miles away (only 1 listed), the balance are all in Cincinnati. What good is the app unless you are traveling to major metro locations?
I got this app because my sister-in-law raved about it. And once we used it when out in the next borough over from mine, it seemed to be really helpful and listed a ton of restaurants in very close proximity and in the area. But after I purchased it and went to use it in my neighborhood, it really lacked, I set it by my location (have even set it by zip) and very few restaurants came up (like less than 10), even though there are several in the area, and it suggested restaurants 15 min. away, in the city. So I assume this could be the same in other neighborhoods too. I was really disappointed, because I also wanted to be able to use this locally in my own neighborhood, and want to know that if Im using it in a new city that the search is accurate. Im not confident it is. Hope they can expand their local search results.

Usually LocalEats iOS app used & searched for

dine restaurant, dine.restaurant.com, and other. So, download free LocalEats .ipa to run this nice iOS application on iPhone and iPad.