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Find the best places to eat and drink with the help of Yelp

Trying to find places to eat or grab a coffee has just been made easier. Yelp offers a huge database of places with reviews from real people, and the app can help you when you’re out and about on the streets, whether it’s your home city or one you’re visiting.

The star ratings are instantly clear when looking at results

The star ratings are instantly clear when looking at results

When you fire the app up, it offers a list of nearby places, or you can choose from the categories at the top. Each listing has a clear out-of-five star rating based on other Yelp user’s reviews. Once you tap on a result you’re taken to a well-ordered list showing location, phone number, opening times, and more. There’s also usually a few photos as well so you can decide if you like the look of the place. 

Use the results page to view photos, get directions, and find a phone number

Use the results page to view photos, get directions, and find a phone number

Apart from the Nearby tab, there’s also the search option if you want to look for a specific style of food or restaurant. The results are then shown by distance or you can tap the Map option to see how far away they are.

Once you’ve made your way to a location, it’s a good idea to add a review of your own or check-in by tapping the button in the middle of the toolbar. By checking-in the app can give you better recommendations from the Nearby tab over time. If you add a review then it will help other Yelp users decide where to head in the future. Without Reviews Yelp wouldn’t be so useful, but it has an active community and keeps all of its listings up-to-date. 

Other features are available from the More tab, including the Monocle option. This presents an Augmented Reality view of locations nearby and you can get an idea of which direction to head in. It’s also possible to find places that you’ve recently viewed here if you want to get back to the information about them quickly.

Use the central option to quickly access the Check In, Review, and Photo options

Use the central option to quickly access the Check In, Review, and Photo options

Yelp is a great addition to your iPhone and one of the best ways to find somewhere interesting or exciting to eat or drink, in whatever city you happen to currently be in. A must-have for travelers!

Price: Free

Size: 29.8 MB

Version: 7.7.2

Platform: iOS Universal

Developer: Yelp

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Yelp Review: Simple, Useful Restaurant/Coffee shop finder
Yelp is a simple, easy-to-use app that deserves a spot on everyone's iPhone.
For
  • Easy to navigate menus and maps mean it's easy to find restaurants and cafes recommended by other users
  • Up to date listings and reviews from real people make this a trustworthy resource to find local gems
Against
  • If you think having too much choice is bad thing
4.0Overall Score