Ever wish you could find a restaurant you know is kid-friendly? Yelp can help. The business directory service is adding a new feature — customized filters that sort restaurants and activities by lifestyle, interests and dietary restrictions. Here’s how Yelp personalization can work for you.
You can choose from lifestyle categories like Pet Owner, Auto Owner, Homeowner, and — most importantly — Parent. If your family has certain dietary needs, you can filter by Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, and more.
Then there are the activity options. Scan through the best selections of date nights, museums and kid-specific activities. You can filter by accessibility if you’re looking for options ranging from gender-neutral bathrooms to reservation times at a restaurant.
And that’s on top of Yelp’s regular sorting feature, which allows you to sort by category (restaurant, hair salon, etc.) and type (Indian food, pizza, etc.). No matter what your family’s requirements are, or how soon you need to find somewhere to go, there’s a Yelp listing for you.
Once you have the Yelp app, select your categories before you browse. The results received when searching in your given area will be completely tailored to your preferences — so no more restaurants without a kid’s menu, or places that put you on the waitlist when the whole family’s hungry.
You only have to select your personalized categories one time, but can go back and change them. No matter where you are, the app displays listings that fit your needs, which could be completely different from another user in the same location. It will put more emphasis on dietary restrictions, but still allows filtering for things like “full bar” and “outdoor seating” once you’re scrolling through options.
Yelp personalization is perfect for busy parents, whether they’re at home or on vacation with options matching what you and your family are looking for.