The leading use of dining apps, by far, is finding a spot to eat. But these apps can also recommend a wine to go with your meal, tell you the nutritional value of your dinner, and help split the check when dining in a group.
Many foodies start with the free Yelp YELP -1.95% app, which compiles restaurant reviews from users. If you're really hungry, Yelp's "Nearby" feature, which works with GPS, will reveal the best-liked restaurants close to you. Or use the free TruxMap app, by developer F.I. Pardo, available in many big cities, to see which food trucks are parked nearby. For more-personalized recommendations, try Alfred—a clever app from Google Inc. GOOG -1.26% that gradually learns about your tastes by asking about your favorite (and least favorite) dining spots. Alfred, free for Apple and Android devices, offers local recommendations based on your answers.
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