Searching For Some Good Eats? Google Adding Restaurant Menus To Search Results

Looking up a place to eat on your smartphone is a piece of cake -- just tell Siri or Google Now that you're hungry for seafood or Italian, or whatever you're in the mood for. What's not so easy is figuring out which restaurants will appeal to your entire group. Little Johnny only likes mac'n'cheese, while your friend Dawn from out of town is a vegetarian. You, on the other hand, love meat. What's a group planner to do?

Using Google Now, the next time you're looking to narrow down a list of places to eat, try checking out various menus. Google added a new feature that will allow you to do that without having to navigate to each restaurant's website.


"Just search Google to show you the menu for the eatery you’re considering and you can see it right on the top of your search page—complete with tabs for different parts of the menu (like appetizers, brunch or dinner) and, often, prices—before you make your reservation. Menus are available in the U.S. only for now. Bon appétit!," Google announced on its social network.

It appears this is a work in progress and that your mileage will vary, depending on where you're located and the restaurant you're looking up. For example, not all of the eateries in our area supported this function yet, and some -- like Red Lobster -- didn't list prices. When it does work, however, it's pretty nifty.