A Recommended Travel and Dining App by:
The New York Times
Travel + Leisure
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 you're truly looking for a unique dining experience in a U.S. metropolitan area, you'd 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 we've named Top 10 Winners, Category Winners, and hundreds of other local favorites. Filter restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, features, price range and hours.
• 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 what's “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:
Salt Lake City-Ogden
Updated for the most recent iOS.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I picked the wrong app
I made a mistake in not understanding the app I wanted as opposed to what was on offer. This is a good app for tracking local ly owned restaurants. As they state it does not include national chains. I was disappointed because the app I really want is one that highlights local ownership of the restaurant and true cook to order (not food assembly) restaurants. Can’t hold that against them. I queried the app in my usual direct and apparently rude manner about a specific restaurant and they gave me a good explanation - with one tag about whether I should keep the app - it’s free. Well, it is apparently free but as facebook and other apps prove they have to get revenue from somewhere to run them so I assume that is the case with this app. Below is the reply I received from I assume is customer service (if so, wow, he has a way to go with that goal) with regard to the “cost” of the app:
We do tell people it’s free, because it is true ($0.00 + no ads = Free).
That you refuse to believe this, for whatever paranoid reason, is
bewildering. I get the feeling you prefer to dwell on the negative. Take
Great recommendations, terrible app
Local Eats has been my go-to for restaurant recommendations for years. They have a very well curated list of locally owned restaurants at any range and are not as overwhelming as Yelp or Zagat for choice. However, the app crashes constantly, can’t handle applying filters, and basically looks and operates like it is about 10 years out of date. Hoping for better app development eventually, but for now it’s almost unusable.
Local Eats is a simple yet effective food guide that allows you to look up and filter recommended eateries by location, price, category, award winners and more. Each listed establishment has a image, address and a brief synopsis on the positives of dining there. Users can also submit restaurants for consideration as well as share eateries with others. The application is easy to navigate and simple to use.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.