iOS/Android: No one likes standing around to wait for a table. You’re hungry and bored, and if you head to a different place, there may be an even longer wait. This free app alleviates some of that frustration by telling you the wait times of nearby eateries.
NoWait uses your location to map out nearby establishments, then it simply tells you how long you can expect to wait for a table. The app asks for your phone number, but you can also skip this step and just look at the list or map of restaurants. If you do give your phone number, you can also use the app to communicate with a handful of restaurants to claim a place in line.
Of course, in order to work, these restaurants have to use NoWait’s service. So it can be hit or miss, but a number of big chains use them: Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s and and Friday’s to name a few. The app has thousands of other chain and independent restaurants in their directory, and they’re expanding.
I was surprised at how many restaurants were included in my area, but I should point out that not every restaurant near me was included. Again, it can be hit or miss, and your mileage may vary depending on your location. But with so many partners, it’s a useful app.
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