LocalEats has been named one of
Babble's 2011 Top Travel Apps for Parents! Does this mean we're
getting a little long in the tooth around here? Perhaps. Or maybe
it's just that parents have to do more legwork when determining
where to dine on vacation -- the listings on LocalEats
indicate if a restaurant is kid-friendly. Anyway, rather than
lecturing you whippersnappers about why LocalEats is a practical
and responsible choice for finding restaurants on your newfangled
smartphone, we'll just leave it to the folks at
They say that if you want to find
a good meal on vacation, you should ask a local. With LocalEats,
you don't need to let people know
you're an out-of-town family - the app serves up locals-only dining
recommendations for all 50 U.S.
states directly to your iPhone (the iPad version also includes 50
international cities). You can
search a listing of top destinations as voted on by the LocalEats
online community or search criteria such
as price, location, or menu category. Unlike other apps, however,
this one is truly local: National chain
restaurants are completely off its radar.
The only detail we'd add is that the LocalEats iPhone app now
includes international cities as well, complete with handy travel
tips (tipping etiquette, etc).