8 Best Restaurant Finder Apps for Android to Chow Down

A good restaurant finder app for Android not only allows you to find a new place but also gives you a solid idea of what to expect. You can’t or shouldn’t take a date to Salty Sal’s Taco Palace, boot up the restaurant finder app for Android and search for a classy place (which doesn’t charge 40 bucks for a burger). Even if you are insanely rich and need a place to enjoy small food potions at ridiculous prices, a restaurant finder app for Android will help you find it in no time. Most of the apps link with great navigation apps to get you there as quickly as possible.

Note: The apps in this list were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone running on a custom ROM based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps ran fine and no issues were found during the testing phase. Every app in this list will require an active internet connection to work. All of the apps in the list make money with advertisement, no purchase required from your side.

1. Restaurant Finder – Free

Restaurant Finder app for Android

It finds em good

The number one app on the list, Restaurant Finder is a convenient way to find new restaurants around you. The app works exactly as you suspect; it locates you via GPS and then populates the map with eating joints around you. Or you can just give an address and get the nearest places listed in no time at all.

Features:

  • A handy and great looking app.
  • Enter your address or zip code and you are done.
  • The reviews are actually helpful.

Notable Feature:

The app not only locates restaurants but also pubs, cafes, hotels, night clubs, super markets, taxies, grocery stores and gas stations. All in all it has the ability to help you out in numerous situations.


Download-on-Google-Play


2. Yelp – Free

Yelp

Yelling for help?

The Yelp app is very popular among Android users, which is probably because it can locate almost any establishment with ease. Sure you can locate restaurants and cafes, but Yelp takes it a few steps further. From great local businesses to some amazing restaurants, this restaurant finder app for Android will allow you to locate anything. The best part is, you get alerts on special deals from your favorite local businesses.

Features:

  • A streamlined experience.
  • The interface is polished and responsive.
  • Finding deals from local businesses is great.

Notable Feature:

Did you like the restaurant? Check out its photos to know exactly what it looks like and get to see the atmosphere before even going out.

Download-on-Google-Play


3. Urbanspoon Restaurant Reviews – Free

Urbanspoon Restaurant Reviews

Some harsh reviews

Urbanspoon is perhaps the best restaurant finder app for Android when it comes to reviews. The reviews featured in this app are well written and have ample content in them. You can select a restaurant by its proximity to you and after that you can actually see its pictures and what it serves. Consider uploading your own photos with your own camera app.

Features:

  • Smooth and great looking interface.
  • Map looks really nice.
  • The reviews are at a great length trustworthy.

Notable Feature:

The app has a great review system which not only allows yours to post reviews but also food critics.

Download-on-Google-Play


4. Restaurant Finder – Free

Restaurant Finder app for Android

Where is that new place?

Restaurant Finder is another app which is unimaginatively called restaurant finder. But thankfully it is great at what the name suggests it does. The gig is simple, you let the app know where you are and it will tell you where food is to be found.

Features:

  • A white and clean design.
  • Info is given really fast.
  • Only shows restaurants in your vicinity.

Notable Feature:

A clean and clear map allows you to make your selection in almost an instant.

Download-on-Google-Play


5. Maps – Free

maps

Universal tool

Maps by Google is probably the only app which you already have on your smartphone. While this app can be used for numerous reasons, thankfully finding a restaurant is among them. All you need to do is to filter the restaurants and you will have a great list to select from. The fact that Google also gives you a virtual tour of the place makes it an even amazing app. Just tap on the place and the app will tell you how long it will take for you to arrive.

Features:

  • Google made this app.
  • Maps is amazing.
  • You can get a virtual tour of select places.

Notable Feature:

Live traffic conditions can seriously hamper your hunger…so chose a place which is near and yet there is no traffic on the road. We all know that we don’t make ourselves hungry…me no likey when hungry! Other traffic apps work well for this too.

Download-on-Google-Play


6. Zomato – Free

zomato

Browse and eat

Zomato is the best restaurant finder app for Android and it combines a good interface with a great review system. The only reason it is on almost the end of the list is because it is not available in good old America. It however covers 24 big cities across UK, India, UAE, New Zealand, South Africa and many more.

Features:

  • Stunning pictures of food.
  • Handy lists which can be shared.
  • Browsing through menus is a breeze.

Notable Feature:

The best part of this restaurant finder app for Android is that it has genuinely sincere reviews of people who actually went to the place.

Download-on-Google-Play


7. Foodpanda – Free

Foodpanda

Eat like a panda

If you are lazy like me, you don’t really like to go to a place and eat. You simply like to pick up the phone without pausing Battlefield 4 and order the food. Foodpanda knows that and has made things a lot easier for us couch eaters. The app allows you to choose from many neighboring restaurants and order food directly.

Features:

  • A sleek and simple interface.
  • Many restaurants are available.
  • The delivery is fast and reliable.

Notable Feature:

The app allows you to save several addresses. You can order food in your college dorm (not recommended, friends are greedy) or at home.

Download-on-Google-Play


8. Lieferando – Free

Lieferando

Apps don’t lie

This is the best restaurant finder app for Android if you happen to live in Germany or are just visiting. This app allows you to order food from over 7500 restaurants over the country. The most important part of using the app is that it locates you and tells you which delivery services are available for your area and time. This makes ordering food a hassle free task.

Features:

  • GPS location works perfectly.
  • Time and delivery availability information.
  • Ordering burgers, pizzas and sushi was never that easy.

Notable Feature:

They give you money just for using the app. I mean its free food guys.

Download-on-Google-Play


Conclusion:

Going for the anniversary dinner or just hanging out with pals on a lazy summer night? All can be achieved with a competent restaurant finder app for Android. So take out your phone and make some exciting plans. Or better yet find the perfect restaurant and order food for yourself. All this writing about food sure has made me hungry, I’m sure you are starving too. Eat on guys! Let us know if you have any comments below.

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Comments (2)

  1. Alex Jennings on

    Awesome article, Billa! I’m going on vacation next week, and I’ll try out some of these food apps that you’ve suggested. Eating out is one of my favorite things to do, so hopefully I’ll be able to find some good restaurants. Do you happen to know of any in western China?

    Alex Jennings |

    • Sam on

      Alex, thanks for the compliments! Oh, no, I am don’t know one from West China. I wish I can take a break to visit China and the lovely great wall 🙂

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