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Top 10 iPhone Food Apps


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OpenTable
The OpenTable app helps you make reservations to more than 10,000 restaurants.
The OpenTable app helps you make reservations to more than 10,000 restaurants.
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If you're out on the town with a few friends and decide you want a meal, OpenTable can help you find the perfect dining destination. The free application searches for restaurants near your location. Results not only include names and locations of restaurants, but also tell you which locations have tables available.

The app has access to more than 10,000 restaurant reservation systems in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. You can either use the application to make reservations for a specific restaurant, or rely on its search feature. Just input the size of your dining party and the time you want to eat and it'll bring back search results for you.

You can narrow your search by indicating the type of cuisine you want or the price range you're willing to pay. The application also lets you get a glimpse at menus and has a rewards program for people who register as OpenTable members. Members can redeem points for gift certificates to any participating restaurant.