So you are looking for restaurants near me, food places near me or maybe just restaurants near me that are open now. Whatever your restaurant or food related search, ZapNear will help you find the best restaurants near to you quickly.

ZapNear is dedicated to providing you with the best restaurants near to you, we will show you the answer to your query: restaurants near me or places to eat near me. It does not matter whether you want a quick bite to eat and are looking for a fast food place, or even if you want to find the best sit down, classy restaurant in the nearby area.

To begin your search of local restaurants and places to eat, you can search our restaurant listings by clicking the “Explore” link in the navigation above, or from the main ZapNear home page or simply by clicking here.

To give you yet another option for finding restaurants near to you, we have provided a web search below, you can use this search feature with queries such as restaurants near me, food near me .etc. You will then be shown listings of different restaurants businesses which operate near to you.

You also have another option for finding restaurants near me and that is to use the map below. This map will include restaurants that may not be listed on ZapNear yet, so this gives you yet more options for finding the perfect restaurant nearby.

The map below includes the address, reviews from customers which have already eaten there and also directions on how to get to the restaurant, either by walking, driving or taking public transport.

Restaurants Near Me Map

You can search our listings and use the map above to find all kinds of places to eat, for instance if you are looking for a specific style of food such as Italian, Indian or Mexican.

Which Restaurants Near Me Are The Best?

At ZapNear we help locate restaurants from all over the world, for this reason it would be extremely difficult for us to tell you which is the best restaurant in your exact location, because there are literally thousands of restaurants all around the world, from New York to London, from Dubai to Monaco.

However, there are ways for you to find out which is the best restaurant in your area, but first of all you should find out what restaurants actually exist in your nearby location. Once you know which restaurants there are to choose from, you can then begin to research which of these are the best.


Using our listings search you can locate restaurants nearby, from there you can click on the different restaurant listings operating in your area. You will then be able to read reviews from previous customers, find out their opening hours, their contact details, their location on the map, social mdeia links, photo gallery and more.

What To Look For When Choosing a Restaurant Near Me

Sometimes it is hard to know which restaurant to choose, so we have put together this guide to help you when choosing a restaurant to eat at. This is particularly helpful for those of you who are in a new location that you do not know that well, for instance you might be out of town on work, passing through a new place or even simply on holiday.

It is good to read this guide so that you do not get frustrated, out of pocket and even in some cases ill or ripped off by a poor restaurant. This quick guide on choosing the correct restaurant will give you all the necessary important things to look out for when choosing a restaurant near me.

To give you a quick introduction some of the most important things to look out for when choosing a restaurant are:

  • Customer Service
  • Booking Time
  • Waiting Time
  • Food Standards Rating
  • Online Reviews

Restaurant Customer Service

To briefly break these points down and expand on them, firstly let’s discuss customer service. Customer service will be experienced, online, by phone and in person. When contacting the restaurant take note of the employees demeanor, are they happy, outgoing, friendly and confident? Or do they sound ignorant, rude or stressed?

A stressed employee usually means an over worked or pressured staff member, while this can sometimes indicate a popular restaurant and therefore this staff member is working hard, it is usually a negative sign that the employee is allowing their stress to be conveyed in their tone.

Once you actually go into the restaurant, look for important customer service indicators such as how quickly do they greet you and then take you to your table, once there do they offer you drinks and politely offer you the menu? If you are left waiting at the front door this is a bad sign, even if you have not already booked a table, this is a sign of rude staff and poor customer service to keep a potential customer waiting.

Restaurant Booking Time

Booking time is an important indicator of a quality restaurant, what do we mean by booking time? This simply means when you contact the restaurant to book a table, how long will you have to wait in order to get one. For instance some of the world’s best restaurant have a waiting list which is months, even years in advance.

Now obviously you should not expect your local independent restaurant to make you wait years for a table, but do keep in mind how long you have to wait as this is a good sign of how popular the restaurant is. Now, this is not always the case for instance the restaurant may be new and not built up a reputation and a local well known brand yet, or there are countless other possibilities of why a short waiting time does not equate to a poor restaurant.

Having said that, if you contact a restaurant and are told you will have to wait a few days or even a week or more, do not treat this as poor customer service or be annoyed, this simply means the restaurant is incredibly popular among the local people, so therefore this is a good sign you should maybe try this restaurant.

Restaurant Waiting Time

As we have already briefly mentioned waiting time is an important factor in customer service. This includes how long you wait before being seated at a table when first arriving at a restaurant. Once sat down however, make a note of how long you have to wait between drinks and courses.

If the restaurant is very busy this obviously will affect how long it takes for food to be prepared, cooked and presented to you. However, even in busy situations there is a case of waiting too long to be served. Waiting over an hour between courses is too long and would be a just time for you to make a complaint or at the least show you’re unhappiness to waiting staff.

Restaurant Food Standards Rating / Health & Safety

We will not discuss individual governing bodies for food standards, awarding bodies or health and safety bodies in this post as we cater to a worldwide audience and there are many different organizations all over the world. Having said this, it is important for you to recognize the governing bodies or organizations in charge of food standards, health and safety and or restaurant awards in your country or area.

Obviously this goes without saying but restaurants which have a higher food standard rating, a good or better health and safety record and have been recognized and awarded for their service, are probably a better choice than restaurants which have poor health and safety records, below average food standards and have not been recognized and awarded with an award for great food.

Restaurants Online Reviews

One of the absolute best ways for you to gauge and get an insight into which restaurant you should choose to visit next is by taking notice of online reviews. By using our restaurant finder and exploring our listings you will be able to view reviews of the many restaurants listed on ZapNear, but there are other alternative methods of finding restaurant reviews.

For instance you can also use the map on this very page when you would like to read reviews by real customers, who have previously visited and tried the food of the restaurant you are interested in visiting.

Please note however, these reviews are not always 100% correct, as some restaurants either get better as time goes on or their service and popularity may have since changed, there is always the possibility of the restaurant coming under new management .etc.

It is also worth pointing out that more people are inclined to leave feedback or a review when they feel like they have sometimes negative to say, as opposed to people who go away from a restaurant happy and feeling like they have received great service and eaten great food.

List Of Restaurants Near Me

It is always really nice when you find an independent restaurant (not a restaurant which belongs to a large chain). But sometimes you may just want to visit a well known brand of restaurants, because it is always nice to be able to visit a restaurant and know what to expect and already know beforehand what the food tastes like, and even possibly already know what is included on the menu.

So this list of popular restaurants is for those of you who want to search for restaurants near me, but would like to visit popular, well known restaurant brands. You can use this list to search for restaurants which are in your area.

  • Burger King
  • Mcdonalds
  • KFC
  • Taco Bell
  • Chic-fil-A
  • Subway
  • Pizza Hut
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Papa John’s
  • Dairy Queen

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