Apr 05 AT 2:22 PM Guest Blogger 10 Comments

Urbanspoon: Eating out for the indecisive

Have you ever been in the situation where you can’t decide where to eat? Urbanspoon can solve that problem with a simple shake of your phone. Urbanspoon is essentially a ‘restaurant slot machine’ with the outcome being a restaurant choice. The app takes the information from Urbanspoon.com and places it at your fingertips.

Urbanspoon uses three categories when selecting an outcome: neighborhood, cuisine, and price. You can lock down any of the categories to narrow down the search. When there is a restaurant outcome that you are interested in you can get directions and call the restaurant right from the application. You can also access reviews for the restaurant, as well as other Urbanspoon information.

Some other nice features of the app are hidden away in the menu. Here you can pull up nearby restaurants, even change your location, and you can turn off the goofy sounds that the app makes. And you can’t forget that you can search for restaurants right at the top of the app.

I am sorry to say that the app only works on the Droid and Nexus One. It does work on other phones that have been rooted and are running 2.x.

The goods

  • Free App
  • Fast and easy to use
  • Search has voice recognition

Needs improvement

  • Supported only on the Droid and Nexus One (Android 2.x)

Final Verdict

Urbanspoon is great for those that can never decide where to eat or are always eating at the same places. It’s free, go ahead and give it a try.

Note: This review was submitted by Cole Loomis as part of our app review contest.

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  • http://Website Peter

    The title of this article is very misleading.

  • http://Website Erick

    why is this app only available to the Droid and Nexus One when it came out for the first ipod years ago? :|

  • http://Website @dariFRESH

    My rooted hero works fine with the urbanspoon app…except when i try and go to a web page from the app it never finds the page…

  • http://Website influenceuk

    I had this on iPhone, and it’s pretty much the same. Voice search made the app force close on my HTC Desire.

    It’s not bad, however the locations are limited, and some place are not correct. So much wasted potential with both versions.

  • http://Website O.B. Juan

    This app is not for anyone not in urban areas… i guess that’s why its in the name… I live in a semi-rural area of Texas with and the small cities everywhere the app puts restaurants in the wrong cities… frequently. Which is a big deal when the cities are 20 – 30 minute drives apart.

  • http://Website Taylor

    I cant find the app in the market :(

    • Cole Loomis

      Taylor the app is only available on phones running 2.x. So you either need the Droid. Nexus One, or to my knowledge any phone that has been rooted to 2.x

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