How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants?

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mochamike
Junior Burger
2012/07/11 14:10:32
Hey All!
I just joined, and this is my first post :)
 
My list of favorite restaurants is always growing, but I haven't found a great way to keep track of all of them.  My paper lists are inconvenient (and more often then not, I lose them), so I'm looking for an easy and reliable online/mobile tool.  I've checked out a few, but haven't found one I really like :/
 
Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to hear how you all are managing it, thanks! 
Birdhunter
Hamburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 16:57:36
I keep a book and have 6 or 8 pages seperating each state.
I watch a lot of food channel's.
Then when I travel I plan my routes to a few of these eating places.
Works great.
post edited by Birdhunter - 2012/07/11 16:59:00
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 17:01:17
In my head........LOL!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 17:56:35
I create files using my computer in "Documents". I have a file with sub headings for Recipes and one for Restaurants.
For restaurants, each state has a file and then sub files by food type- Breakfast, Mexican, Chinese etc. You can break it down even further - State, City, food type.
I also keep restaurant web sites in my "Favorites" by city.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 17:58:52
ann peeples
In my head........LOL!

Must be a very short list!!!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 18:02:36
Some of us keep track in this thread.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 18:12:42
The BadMan turned me on to Google Maps.  Create a map and keep adding your restaurants.  
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/11 18:27:53
buffetbuster
Some of us keep track in this thread.

I'm Confused----(Again)
How does one go about finding Buffetbusters list on that thread without going thru 8 pages of posts?
post edited by Foodbme - 2012/07/11 18:31:57
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/12 08:41:24
Foodbme-
I wasn't necessarily linking to my list, but it is on page 3 of that thread if you wanted to see it.  A few of us also mark our favorites, which ones we didn't care for, ones that are closed, etc.
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/12 08:47:07
You can search each page individually (Alt-E or Edit > Find on this page) for his name.  You still have to hit each page but at least you don't have to check every post.  He's about 1/4 of the way down page 3, BTW. 
kaszeta
Double Cheeseburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/12 09:51:53
Places I've been I track on my website (offbeateats.org)
Places I want to try, I track via Google Maps (I keep a "Hit List" map)
mochamike
Junior Burger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/20 14:28:22
Hey Everyone,
Thanks for responding; at the suggestion of a few friends I'm going to use urbantag (urbantag.com)  at least for a while to keep track of favorite restaurants.  I really like how visual their site/app is, but it's pretty new so we'll see how it goes.
 
Thanks again! 
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/26 22:13:54
In order:
 
A) I take menus and/or cards from each restaurant you visit or plan to visit. Put them in a folder (stapling cards to menus).
 
B) I look at Yelp.
 
C) I look here. The easiest way to find a restaurant review here is to go to Google, and type out the city name, the word "restaurant" (without quotes) and (also without quotes), "site:roadfood.com". This helped me a BUNCH on an unplanned drive from Cape Canaveral to northern New Jersey.
 
Bart
 
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/07/27 01:50:23
Send yourself a text message. You can include the address & phone number from the back of the menu & what you ate there that was awesome.
 
When you receive the text, lock it so it doesn't get deleted.
 
 
(but mostly they are in my head)

Cosmos
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/08/07 21:41:23
I post on UrbanSpoon so I have a defacto list...but I never really had a need to keep track of them..
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:How do you keep track of your favorite restaurants? 2012/08/08 07:45:59
Back in the early 90's when I first learned to use a spreadsheet for work I started making a list of places (including restaurants) in New Jersey that I wanted to go to. At the time it was primarily intended to keep track of places to take my kids. Over the years it's evolved into mostly a restaurant list (the kids are grown now) with over 1200 places, about 800 of which are restaurants. I've been to about 80% of the places, the others are on my perpetual "to do" list. I'm still adding to it, and also making a note when I hear of a place closing, and occasionally dropping a place when I see bad reviews.
 
Over the years I also expanded it with tabs for PA, Philadelphia, NY City, Upstate NY, Long Island, and CT. In other words, anywhere I'm likely to make a day or overnight trip.
 
So, I'm always set. It's been my go-to guide for about 20 years, I refer to it almost daily.