Exploring a new city can be both exciting and frustrating, particularly when dinner time rolls around. And while chain restaurants are likely to deliver a familiar experience, it's not the same as finding a locally-owned dining establishment. The LocalEats iPhone app acts as a knowledgeable tour guide, giving you the inside skinny on the best places to eat in towns and cities across the United States.
You won't find an Applebee's or Outback Steakhouse using LocalEats -- the app doesn't index chain restaurants. But you will find authentic, locally-owned restaurants. The app uses the iPhone's GPS receiver to identify your location and pull up restaurants that are nearby. You can also search restaurants alphabetically or by category. If you're only interested in the best of the best, you can choose "Best in Category" to see the town's top restaurants for each cuisine.
The app provides links to restaurant descriptions, Web sites and directions. With one quick press on the iPhone's screen, you can call the restaurant. Users can read or leave reviews as they explore. Also, the application gives users access to dining coupons and discounts to stretch every penny. The app costs only 99 cents in the iTunes store.