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50 Innovative Restaurant Apps

From Last-Minute Reservation Apps to Pre-Paid Dining Apps

— July 13, 2015 — Tech
Whether you're up for a night out or are eager to order in, these innovative dining apps make it quick and easy to enjoy a delicious meal. These apps put consumers in control by giving them the information to find and order from restaurants that will fit their schedule, budget and dietary restrictions.

One of the most exciting innovations in restaurant-based apps has been the ability to streamline the reservation process. Traditionally, going out to eat meant that you might have to face a long wait just to be seated. Now there are apps that not only help you make reservations in advance, but even let you pick your exact seat.

Beyond reservations, there are other innovative dining apps designed to improve the quality and speed of restaurant services. For example, there are pre-ordering services that let you place your order without having to wait for staff to come to you. There are also pre-payment services that allow you to settle a bill as soon as you finish your food. These clever innovations ensure that you will be able to find and enjoy the perfect meal any time of day.
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Last-Minute Reservation Apps
Last-Minute Reservation Apps
The Resy App Lets Users Pick the Best Seat in the House
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49
Oyster Bar-Locating Apps
Oyster Bar-Locating Apps
'Pearl' is a Seafood App Created Specifically to Find the Best Oysters
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48
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Apps
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Apps
This Gluten-Free Centre Directory Comes in a Handy Mobile Form
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47
Socialite Bill Splitting Apps
Socialite Bill Splitting Apps
The Cake Technologies Ltd. Cake Platform is Sourced by Foodies
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46
Professional Meal Apps
Professional Meal Apps
The DiningIn Platform Helps Users to Split Food Orders at Work
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45
Menu Translation Apps
Menu Translation Apps
This Clever App Translates Any Menu into a Traveler’s Native Language
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44
Beer-Locating Apps
Beer-Locating Apps
The BeerMenus App Alerts Users When Their Favorite Beer is on Tap Nearby
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43
Prompt Food-Placing Apps
Prompt Food-Placing Apps
The Square Pickup App Sends Your Order Straight to the Restaurant
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42
On-Demand Takeout Apps
On-Demand Takeout Apps
The Seamless App Makes Finding Restaurants and Food Orders Easy
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41
Premium Reservation Apps
Premium Reservation Apps
Killer Rezzy Partners With Luxe Restaurants for Hassle-Free Reservations
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40
Comprehensive Chinese Food Deliveries
Comprehensive Chinese Food Deliveries
Panda Express Encourages Orders For Large Groups
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39
Food-Centric Photo Apps
Food-Centric Photo Apps
The 'Wine 'N Dine' App is Exclusively for Sharing Pictures of Food
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38
Fast-Observing Delivery Apps
Fast-Observing Delivery Apps
Uber Launches in Indonesia with a Ramadan-Centric UberBuka Service
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37
Chef-Curated Food Apps
Chef-Curated Food Apps
Find. Eat. Drink. Lets Users Drink and Dine Like the Pros
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36
Mobile Restaurant Payments
Mobile Restaurant Payments
TouchBistro is Bringing Apple Pay Solutions to Restaurants
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35
Prospective Restauranteur Apps
Prospective Restauranteur Apps
Cookapp Lets Amateur Chefs Test Their Cooking Skills Professionally
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34
Restaurant-Reserving Apps
Restaurant-Reserving Apps
The Resy App Helps You Cut the Line at Popular Restaurants
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33
Restaurant Discount Apps
Restaurant Discount Apps
Ressy Searches For Last Minute Dining Deals in Pune, India
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Restaurant App Expansions
Restaurant App Expansions
A Planned Zomato Expansion is Fueled by a Successful Round of Funding
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31
Vegetarian Restaurant Locator Apps
Vegetarian Restaurant Locator Apps
This Travel Guide App Targets Vegans and Vegetarians Especially
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30
Restaurant Loyalty Apps
Restaurant Loyalty Apps
Velocity Lets Patrons Pay for Restaurant Meals & Earn Rewards on a Phone
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29
Social Food Ordering Apps
Social Food Ordering Apps
The Popular Foursquare App Now Lets You Order Food From Anywhere
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28
Mobile Food Payment Services
Mobile Food Payment Services
The OpenTable App Now Offers Wireless Payment for Android Users
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27
Quality-Pushing Restaurant Apps
Quality-Pushing Restaurant Apps
The Zomato App Aids Food Delivery and Encourages Good Service
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26
Restaurant Server-Rating Apps
Restaurant Server-Rating Apps
Unlike Other Restaurant Review Apps, Grate Focuses on Individuals
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25
Transformative Dining Apps
Transformative Dining Apps
The maegan App is the Most Efficient Way to Order Food In Toronto
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24
Personalized Recommendation Apps
Personalized Recommendation Apps
This App Provides Smart Recommendations Based on Expert Knowledge
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23
Pre-Planned Meal Pickup Apps
Pre-Planned Meal Pickup Apps
The 'Foodo' Food Ordering App Lets You Browse Menus and Pre-Order
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22
Restaurant Service Apps
Restaurant Service Apps
OrderEm Makes it Easy For Restaurants to Manage Their Services
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21
SMS Lunch Services
SMS Lunch Services
Toronto's Gob is a Service That Lets You Order Lunch by Text Message
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20
Social Media Restaurant Reservations
Social Media Restaurant Reservations
Facebook Restaurant Reservations Will Soon Become Possible
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19
Virtual Restaurant Queue Apps
Virtual Restaurant Queue Apps
The NoWait App Makes Waiting for a Table Painless
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18
Line-Skipping Dining Apps
Line-Skipping Dining Apps
The Chili's Waitlisting App Will Launch in Summer 2015
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17
Pre-Paid Dining Apps
Pre-Paid Dining Apps
The PayPal App Will Enable You to Pre-Order and Pre-Pay For Your Food
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16
Restaurant Pre-Order Apps
Restaurant Pre-Order Apps
The Settle Restaurant Payment App Lets You Pre-Order and Pre-Pay
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15
Convenient Ordering Apps
Convenient Ordering Apps
This Food Ritual App Will Have Your Order Waiting For You to Pick Up
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14
Restaurant Deal-Digging Apps
Restaurant Deal-Digging Apps
The SimpleDeal App Uses GPS to Inform Users About Restaurant Deals
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13
Restaurant Hummus Deliveries
Restaurant Hummus Deliveries
Uber Israel Satisfies a Specific Food on Demand Need from Abu Hassan
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12
Simplified Food-Finding Apps
Simplified Food-Finding Apps
The myfab5 App Cuts Through to Find a Good Restaurant Easier
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11
Restaurant Management Apps
Restaurant Management Apps
Yelp's SeatMe App Organizes and Manages Table Reservations
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10
Coupon Sharing Apps
Coupon Sharing Apps
The Photopon App Acts as Social Media for Coupon Sharing
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9
Simple Reservation Apps
Simple Reservation Apps
Yo Lineup Sends You a 'Yo' When Your Wait for a Restaurant Table is Over
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8
Curated Food Apps
Curated Food Apps
The Hotsauce App Spices Up Your Dining Experience
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7
Food Mapping Apps
Food Mapping Apps
The Foodmento Food Finder App Catalogs a City's Best Dishes with Photos
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6
Time-Efficient Restaurant Apps
Time-Efficient Restaurant Apps
The Kind Chef App is Revolutionizing Restaurant Ordering
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5
Restaurant-Free Delivery Apps
Restaurant-Free Delivery Apps
This New Startup is a Meal Delivery Service Backed by David Chang
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4
On-Demand Delivery Apps
On-Demand Delivery Apps
The Jinn App Allows You To Have Anything You Want Delivered in One Hour
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3
On-Demand Delivery Apps
On-Demand Delivery Apps
The WunWun Allows Consumers to get Products Delivered for Free
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2
Food-Donating Apps
Food-Donating Apps
This Food App Donates Money to Food Banks Every Time You Eat at a Restarant
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1
Dining Experience Apps
Dining Experience Apps
The Reserve App Handles Everything From Restaurant Reservations to Payment
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