Where The Locals Eat Dining Guides

It’s 6:30. You’ve had a hard day. Your hotel room is nothing fancy, but it’s clean and quiet and the mattress is comfortable. You need to review your notes for your meeting tomorrow, but first you want to eat—after a day during which you had no time for breakfast and only an airline sandwich for lunch, you’re famished. But how do you find a decent meal in a city you’ve never visited before?

In our first edition, we answered this question, and others like, "Where is the best place to go with kids?" and "What's the best place to take a business client?" Today, there are other restaurant guides, but most of them don’t take into account that people travel to cities smaller than New York and Los Angeles. Others are geared more toward the gourmet in search of the ultimate farm-to-table experience than the average traveler caught in Detroit overnight. And, whatever they say, those “crowd-sourcing” sites are no more useful than the Yellow Pages, with half the amateur critics awarding 5 stars and the other half one star…to the same restaurant. How is this helpful?

Over 20 years the publishing industry has changed, and so have we. In 2008 we launched LocalEats, a mobile version of our books. The LocalEats app for iOS and Android continues to be one of the top dining and travel apps available. We hope you find them useful, wherever you may roam.