Device: iPhone or via mobile site
If you're on the road or just looking for a new eatery in your town, Urbanspoon offers reviews organized by cities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. You can also check out reviews from your friends to see what they thought before you head to dinner.
But what makes this free app unique is the nifty slot machine interface. Allow Urbanspoon to use your current location and choose a restaurant based on neighborhood, type of food, and price. Hit the "shake" button or shake your phone, and it will pick a random restaurant nearby for you. This "roll the dice" approach is perfect for courageous foodies who feel it's worth possibly trying out a dud for the chance to discover a hole-in-the-wall that's a hidden gem. For regular diners, it's a great way to learn about new eateries in your area or find a restaurant when you're on the road.
Eating out can be tricky if you're vegan or vegetarian, especially on the go. Luckily, there's an app built on a popular veggie social network that makes finding a veg-friendly restaurant a breeze.