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Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews for iPhone

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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
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    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review


Curious diners have a new friend in Urbanspoon, a practical dining discovery app that shows a playful side when you let it. Otherwise, it gets to the serious business of finding you food. GPS or various forms of manual input shine a light on the restaurants nearby. While there's also browsing by popularity or neighborhood or searching by name, the most interesting and invigorating feature is the slot machine on the main screen. Enthusiastically shake the iPhone (or press "shake") to set individual wheels in motion. They'll randomly land on a nearby neighborhood, cuisine, and price range. Padlocks just below each column let you secure a requirement--shaking again honors your assigned constants and spins the other variables.

Maps, click-to-call, critic reviews, and Urbanspoon-user ratings are available for each selection. We can't stress how nice the internal browser is for reading reviews and directions without needing to restart the app, though on some occasions they were extremely slow to load. We'd also like to see links to restaurant Web sites, while Urbanspoon is at it.

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3 stars

"Does what it needs to"

June 14, 2011  |  By terrabyter

2011-06-14 14:02:09  |  By terrabyter

 |  Version: Urbanspoon 1.17


Finds a good amount of restaurants


Could use more functionality

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2 stars

"Urbanspoon is fine, but check out GoodFood"

February 24, 2009  |  By MikeGoodrec

2009-02-24 14:24:40  |  By MikeGoodrec

 |  Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.06


Shake feature.


No interactive maps of nearby restaurants; shake feature is clever but totally random; focus on external reviews rather than user contributions


Urbanspoon was a good start, but GoodFood (by Goodrec) is a newer and better alternative to finding local restaurants.

It has a fully interactive map view like Google Maps, as well as fun and useful ways to filter content and an easy way to make your own short recs. It's a bit like the twitter of restaurant reviews.

GoodFood is available in the iTunes store at

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3 stars

"Not Quite perfect"

October 28, 2008  |  By HarveNYC

2008-10-28 08:20:58  |  By HarveNYC

 |  Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.0


Finds plenty of restaurants quickly and accurately.
Uses the iPhone's GPS to find Restaurants Near you.


Does Not give you a list of a particular Cusine using the GPS (For Instance: French Restaurants Near Me)
For me, that's the one thing it's missing.


Can be very helpful if you don't know what's around you, but really didn't do what I needed.

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4 stars

"Urbanspoon app in the iPhone"

August 21, 2008  |  By agsGeoff

2008-08-21 08:01:52  |  By agsGeoff

 |  Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.0


Great app, finds more restaurants that I knew existed in my area


If only it would link to the restaurant website, if it exists, so that you could see menu or at least the restaurant hours. We find ourselves having to call the restaurant to see if they are open late or on Sundays

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.422
* Bug fixes and performace improvements
Publisher Urbanspoon
Publisher web site
Release Date July 11, 2008
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 3.5.422
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone3gs, iphone3gs, iphone4, iphone4, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
Download Information
File Size 8.6MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 5,160
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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