Nowait is now Yelp Waitlist! We've taken all of the features that Restaurant Operators and Guests loved about Nowait and brought them to Yelp's 50 million monthly users.

Note: this app is for restaurant waitlist management. If you are a guest, you can now join the waitlist at your favorite restaurants via the Yelp App! Just search "waitlist" on Yelp to find nearby restaurants.

Yelp Waitlist drives more diners to your restaurant by giving them the power to join your waitlist from the Yelp app. With Yelp Waitlist, you can manage your waitlist and front-of-house all in one.

Now used in over 5,500 restaurants, with over 600 million guests seated.

• Fill your tables - Yelp is the #1 review site for finding restaurants. Stand out from the crowd with live wait times and a “Join The Waitlist” button
• Manage your waitlist and floor - replace laminate floor plans with an iPad. Get rid of restaurant pagers
• Increase waitlist conversions - our quoted wait algorithm learns from your business and can predict wait times nearly 2x more accurately than most hosts
• See daily reports - daily insights help you make smarter decisions about staffing, hours and more
• Bring back repeat diners - Provide your guests a VIP experience that brings them back at 2x the normal rate

• “First off, these guys are tech-forward as they're on the Yelp Waitlist app, which is a huge deal cause apparently, they're always busy. Yelp Waitlist enables you to get in line using their app. Already a big fan right there.”
• “I'll be coming more often now that they have the Yelp Waitlist app.”

• “Yelp Waitlist helps redirect overflow from our busiest locations to some of our slower ones to drive more business. We’ve increased sales at slower locations and seen more sales across the board.” - Peter Chabot, Marketing Director, Yolk
• "Yelp Waitlist has been a game changer! It helped decrease our table turn times and created better communication within our host team and guests. More money and happier guests, it's a winner!" - Felicity Hall, Director of Management Training, Another Broken Egg of America, Inc.
• “We’re very busy and high volume. With Yelp Waitlist we don't lose as many guests as we used to. Providing the best guest experience keeps them there and brings them back.” Gabe Cogley, Operations Director, Friendly Toast

Questions or feedback?

What’s New

Version 4.15.0

We're excited to announce Yelp Waitlist now supports iOS 13! Along with the new iOS 13 support we've included bug fixes and experience improvements.

Thanks for using Yelp Waitlist, formerly Nowait!

To give you the best Yelp Waitlist experience possible, we release regular updates with minor improvements and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
928 Ratings

928 Ratings

Gibraltar Grill ,


No Wait is a tremendous asset to our business. Can't imagine going back to the old days of pencil and paper. Has allowed us to offer reservations, which has been a big hit with customers.

Otter_Bites ,

Yelp Grab for Money

Have been a faithful customer for almost 5 years. $50-60/month. Had some glitch issues and downtime but overall, it worked well enough for our pub for the price. When Yelp bought them, I knew we were in for it. This week, they revealed to all of us that it would now be $300 a month to justify the new features and stability. When I called to talk, I was patronized and brushed off. They told me I would lose customers; that Yelp/NoWait was the reason I had customers. I canceled. You aren’t going to squeeze this much money out of small businesses. Enjoy your app, but I hope a lot of accounts cancel because this price hike is outrageous. Shame on the bully that is Yelp.

Dmccrate ,


Great app thus far, but would like to see an incorporated reservations system to go along with the wait list. We take a small amount of reservations per night, usually 3-12 and only for large parties. So it would help to have integrated reservation and table management so that the reservations block off their assigned tables at a certain time


NoWait, Inc
75.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Premier $249.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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