Great Meals Every Time – Where The Locals Eat



Where The Locals Eat

Where The Locals Eat

There’s nothing worse than heading to a new city on business, arriving late at night and wondering where to go for a good meal. I should know. I once went on a business trip to Spain and by the time I had got my bags and found a taxi to my hotel, it was already nearly midnight. I know the Spanish eat late, but the local kitchens were closed and I found myself at the Spanish version of Mickey Ds – not what I wanted after a long trip. The next day, I was prepared and I asked the locals I met at the hotel where I could score a good meal so I could have a great dinner that night. When it comes to getting a good meal, you can’t beat local advice – and that’s the premise behind Where The Locals Eat.


Top Eateries In Each State

Where The Locals Eat gives you easy access to the top 100 restaurants in the 50 largest US cities. Since these are where you are likely to be doing business, then this is a great place to find restaurants serving your favorite dishes. The site balances ‘lengthy surveys of serious diners and hopelessly hooked restaurant habitues with the opinions and extensive research of certified foodies’ to bring you the top choices and they are constantly being updated. You can search the site by city and distance to select a restaurant within walking distance of your hotel.

Putting It To The Test

I decided to test it out by doing a search for restaurants in Indianapolis. Clicking on the Indianapolis link took me to a page with ten of the best restaurants in the city. Clicking on one of the sort icons at the top enabled me to limit my search to sushi restaurants (you can also choose burgers, deli, pizza, seafood, steak house or vegetarian or click the more link for dozens more options). I then chose a tab to give me the best in category, which left me with a single choice, Sakura Japanese restaurant. I was then able to read a review, find out the average meal price, get diner comments and see other places nearby. I could also see it on the map, get directions or send details to a mobile device.

Other Services

As if that’s not enough, the site also provides books listing the 100 best restaurants in given cities, which could be useful if you visit a particular destination often. There’s also an iPhone app called LocalEats which provides restaurant information, as well as the IEat blog, which includes restaurant and foodie news and is also available on Facebook.

Overall, Where The Locals Eat is a handy tool for any business or general traveler in the US.

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  2. Beijinger Says:

    It is a tough proble for every traveler that find a good restaurant.Nice device to help the travellers for dining,thanks for your recommendation.I love the Where the Locals Eat so much.

  3. Amy Wagner Camping Says:

    Wow I went and had a look at the site, that is really great and very useful for those traveling in and around the states, they should really come up with something like this for all travel destinations.

  4. Iris - Travel Says:

    Now that is something very useful, and I have to agree that that there is nothing worse than going to a place thats new and not been able to find something on ones late arrival to eat, there should be a site like this in every state around the world, this would help many tourists.

  5. Holly - Africa Holiday Says:

    This is great pity that not more hotel’s around the world don’t have this service there is nothing more irritating then not been able to get a decent meal when you check in late at night.

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