Yelp is exactly what you want when looking for a new restaurant experience whether you’re visiting a town or a normal resident seeking something new. The site is easy to navigate, looks good, and has very useful information including maps, phone numbers, and a useful link to send the address/phone number of a business to your cell phone. Most importantly people can leave reviews and ratings on the businesses, giving you a ‘real world’ review from normal people.
I live in a town that Yelp doesn’t have much of a foothold in. Of couse, my town isn’t as internet savvy as Seattle. But hopefully more of my townsfolk will log in to Yelp and make it an invaluable tool where I live also!