Dining Apps to Find Nearby Restaurants

Whether you’re in the familiar environs of your city or in a completely strange new city, one of the pleasures of life is to explore the area, the food and all the good restaurants nearby. 

This is where dining apps come in very handy. Whether it is exoticJapanese cuisinethat you crave for, or just simple straight forward street food, these dining apps will help you find nearby restaurants and indulge whatever your taste buds fancy on this day. 

1. Zomato.

Zomato is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for good places to dine out. It is a user-friendly and well-designed social restaurant finder with millions of options across countless global locations, and a map feature to guide you to the spot you are searching for.  

Sift through the dynamically updated menus, pictures, and user reviews and decide on where you want to eat this day. 

Available for Android, iOS, and Windows.

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2. Dineout.

The Dineout App serves the purpose of not just finding a restaurant but also reserve your table, get cash-back offers, discounts, rewards, and more. Currently, Dineout is used by over 400,000 satisfied diners every month across 8 Indian cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. 

The Dineout App boasts of additional features such as: 

  • “Smartpay”: Go digital and pay through the App and earn cashback points you can redeem the next time you eat out.

  • Bill uploading: In Restaurant which does not support “Smartpay”, you can upload the restaurant’s bill to get the cashback.

  • Map feature:  To help you get turn by turn directions.

  • Party Bookings: Get customised offers for your bookings.

  • Dining History: Keep a tab on your bookings, payments, rewards, and cash-back. 

Can be installed on Android and iOS.

3. Burrp.

Burrpis a pioneer in the Indian restaurant and food recommendation space, covering the 14 cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad,  Chandigarh, Indore, Jaipur, and Nagpur, and plans in the works to expand to 35 cities in the near future. 

Burrp allows you to: 

  • Search your restaurant by area.

  • Search according to your taste. Dish based search.

  • Access reviews by country’s best food experts.

  • Scan the easy to navigate digital menus.

  • Spot popular restaurants using their “Trending” feature. 

Can be installed on iOS, Android, and Windows.

4. Eattr.

Eattris a free restaurant finding app covering over 32,000 restaurants across 10 Indian cities. This app not only finds you the eat out spots, but also helps you save up to 90% off of your bill in various participating restaurants in your city. 

  • You can search for either nearby restaurants or by specified location.

  • You can search by cuisine.

  • You can tag dishes along with tips to share your experience with your friends.

  • Uses Zomato API to get restaurant and review details. 

Can be installed on Android.


5. Where To Eat? GPS Food Finder.

Thisapphas a very simple interface, but a powerful engine that searches a large restaurant database on a global map. It lets you choose the kind of food and restaurant you seek, no matter where you are located around the globe. 

Features include: 

  • 100+ built-in searches which include 30 food types and over 45 cuisines.

  • No need for any cumbersome typing. Search with just a few taps.

  • Add, remove, sort and rename items to suit your profile.

  • Search History. Review your most used and recent searches.

  • “Shake to Suggest” feature. Get recommendations with just a shake.

  • Reviews and Ratings. Leave your footprints by sharing your experience. 

Can be installed on Android.


6. nearbuy.

The nearbuy app helps you discover not just the fine dining spot you are looking for, but also discover and buy offers on spas, movies, events and activities, salons, hotels, health and fitness, shopping, hobbies, and home and auto.

Present in over 35 cities, over 18 categories and with over 50,000 members covering over 100,000 locations catering to over 2.5 million users, everything you try on nearbuy is backed by their promise of value for money.

The value adding features this app offers include:

  • Choice of a wide range of discounts, deals, and offers. Exclusive coupons.

  • Select the best deals by filtering results by location, category and sorting by price, popularity, and distance.

  • Narrow your search based on most-searched places or repeat your recent search for swift results.

  • One touch purchase within 60 seconds.

  • A wide range of Payment Gateways like credit/debit cards, net banking, PayTM, PayU Money etc.

  • Cashback on every purchase. 

Can be installed on Android.

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7. Little.

Littleis another all in one dining app with more than 100 exclusive partnerships with popular chains and brands, and 20,000 member merchants spread across the major cities of India. Little helps you find the best deals on everything from restaurants and spas to gaming, bowling, water parks, and theme parks, and is also helpful for simply exploring and discovering the city you are in. 

Little allows you to choose and close deals effortlessly by: 

  • Offering over 50,000 deals.

  • Deals filtered and categorised under separate headings such as “Fab Deals”, “Food & Drinks”.

  • Search and select your deal for your choice outlet.

  • Buy the deal and pay electronically through debit/credit card, PayTM, Net Banking.

  • Show the deal voucher code under “My Order” and redeem your deal. 

Can be installed on Android and iOS.

8. Townista.

The Townista app developed by two IIT-B alumni is not only a restaurant finder, but also enables users to find a variety of amazing experiences peppered throughout every nook and cranny of the city, be it the parties, events, or exhibitions. 

The best thing about this App is how popular street food vendors and hole in the wall joints get their due mentions. The “Share with Friends” feature allows users to share discoveries across multiple platforms. Townista covers Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and NCR region, but they are expanding to more cities. 

Can be installed onAndroidand iOS.

9. Restaurant Finder.

The Restaurant Finder app is another easy way to find eating out options anywhere in the world. Doesn’t matter whether you are in USA, UK, Ireland, India, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Spain, Brazil, Malaysia, or Thailand, this app will do the trick for you. With the help of a powerful search function, you can: 

  • Find places near you by allowing the app to access your location;

  • Or search for places using multiple factors including PIN/ZIP codes. 

The app’s search is powered by Google, with the added benefit of Google reviews showing up whenever you are looking at a restaurant page found by the app. 

Can be installed on Android.

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