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jordana Jun 29, 2006 09:07 PM

I feel like there are so many dining guides on the inernet.
What do u think the top 5 are?
I am trying to do somsort of compialtion online of all of the guides for myself to compare.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Darren72 RE: jordana Jun 29, 2006 09:12 PM

    Could you be more specific about what you mean by dining guide? Restaurant reviews?

    For Chicago restaurants the best are the local papers (metromix.com, chicagoreader.com).

    Or do you mean places for discussion about restaurants, like chowhound, lthforum, egullet, etc?

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      gladysglover RE: jordana Jun 29, 2006 11:28 PM

      PA has dineindie.com, mom and pop international, no chains.

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: jordana Jun 30, 2006 12:21 AM

        I generally find them useless unless I know who the reviewers are.

        menupages.com is cool.

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          jordana RE: jordana Jun 30, 2006 01:42 AM

          I was thinking about menupages, and citysearch etc. Sites that have listings and some reviews.
          I feel like whenever i look i only see menupages and citysearch, so i want to see what else is out there.

          I love menupage, it is for me the most helpful site online. Everytime i go out for dinner or order in i always look up the restaurant. also I no longer have an overflowing messy menu drawer. :)

          1. Katie Nell RE: jordana Jun 30, 2006 08:19 PM

            I've used Gayot.com before, and really like it. I trust it because I like the restaurants that they have reviewed favorably in my area. http://gayot.com/

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              Kuisine RE: jordana Jun 30, 2006 10:38 PM

              I've found yelp.com reviews to be helpful - not just for dining either, but pretty much any business nearby. I wish they'd improve their geographical search abilities, but I still use it pretty frequently. It feels a lot less commercially influenced to me than citysearch (though that could be a mistaken impression, I really don't know).

              Kathy/Kuisine (formerly KathySK)

              1. Katie Nell RE: jordana Jul 5, 2006 08:39 PM

                I haven't looked at all of these, but here's a bunch! http://www.food411.com/restaurant_lis...

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                  jordana RE: jordana Jul 7, 2006 04:14 PM

                  wow!!! Thanks for the link.

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                    calypsogirl RE: jordana Jul 7, 2006 09:52 PM

                    for nyc, www.savoryny.com is a fun, new web site. they have videos and links to reviews.

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