Local Citation Sites For Restaurants

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What are the best Restaurant citation sites?

If you’re looking for the best Restaurant citations then you’ve come to the right place.

At Brightlocal we’ve sourced a list of over 50 Restuarant citation sites to list your business on. Getting accurate & quality listings on these niche, industry relevant sites will help to improve your local SEO authority & rankings.

Why build local citations for Restaurants?

1. It’s good for Google

Google will reference Restaurant citation & directory sites in order to learn more about your business. If you have accurate details on these sites, including  a list of services, then Google gets to know more about you & thus gives you added Loal SEO authority which means you rank higher. Ultimately this means that your restaurant has a better chance of being found online!

In our recent Expert Citation Survey, 33% of local SEO experts confirmed that niche directories offer the greatest authority.

2. It’s good for Customers

Potential customers will often visit local directories to find Restaurants in their area. So if your business is then positioned in front of them with accurate information, then it can ultimately result in a lot of direct leads.

What’s more, due to the specific nature of local directory sites, these lends tend to be qualified & higher converting than other sources, as you’re reaching users who are specifically searching for restaurant services in your area.

We've been impressed with the results from CitationBurst projects, and the BrightLocal team is always willing to work with us to create custom packages that fit our needs. I highly recommend them!

Cori Graft San Diego, CA

How Many Citations Do Restaurants Need to Rank?

Want to know what works for your industry when it comes to building citations? Just click ‘Restaurants and Cafes’ in the drop-down menu below to see industry-specific data from the latest SEO Citations Study.

The SEO Citations Study

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BrightLocal’s SEO Citations Study uncovers:

  • How many citations local businesses need to outperform their competitors
  • Which citation sites are most popular among local businesses
  • The correlation between citations and local ranking positions in Google results

These findings are based on 122,125 local businesses found using 18,580 related keywords.

Average Citations

have an average of 78 citations

Median Citations

The median number of citations for is 110

Positions 1-3

ranked in positions 1-3 have an average of citations

The Correlation Between Citations and Google Local Ranking for

There is a strong correlation between the number of citations a business has, and how high it appears in Google's search results. Local businesses that rank in positions 1-3 have an average of 85 citations.

Top Citation Sites for

While many local businesses are making use of the most popular citation sites, 5% haven't claimed listings on any of the top 10 sites.

Local SEO citations for Restaurants - 80+ sites

Citation SiteD.A.CountryFree / PaidListing URL
tripadvisor.com93ALLFreeClick here
opentable.com85ALLFreeClick here
zomato.com79ALLFreeClick here
grubhub.com65USAPaidClick here
happycow.net65ALLFreeClick here
allmenus.com58USAPaidClick here
foodpages.ca56CANFreeClick here
delivery.com56USAFreeClick here
menupix.com54USA / CANPaidClick here
agfg.com.au52AUSFreeClick here
diningguide.com51USA / CAN / UKFreeClick here
foodio54.com51USAFreeClick here
bestrestaurants.com.au50AUSFreeClick here
localeats.com48USAFreeClick here
foodinc.ca46CANFreeClick here
dinehere.us46USAFreeClick here
worldtravelserver.com46ALLFreeClick here
menuclub.com46USAFreeClick here
findmeglutenfree.com43USAFreeClick here
restavista.com42USAPaidClick here
activediner.com42USAFreeClick here
fyood.com41US / CANFreeClick here
restaurants-guide4u.com41ALLFreeClick here
food.website-directory-uk.com39UKFreeClick here
thefoodplace.co.uk39UKFreeClick here
restaurantnearme.us38USAPaidClick here
foodfever.com36UKFreeClick here
chefdb.com35ALLFreeClick here
dineview.com29USAFreeClick here
ylunch.com26USAPaidClick here
restaurantsulike.co.uk23UKPaidClick here
directoryrestaurant.com20USAPaidClick here
menumap.ca17CANPaidClick here
4-restaurant.com17USAPaidClick here
guidefood.com14USAPaidClick here
dining-reservations.com14ALLFreeClick here
newhavenhappyhours.com11USAFreeClick here

See how BrightLocal can help you


Need help updating or building your Restaurant citations?

You can use the following list of sites and handle the submissions directly with them. Alternatively you can let BrightLocal do the hard work for you.

Our experienced, in-house citation team regularly update & build over 30,000 citations per month for hundreds of SEO agencies, freelancers & local businesses. Not only do we build all citations manually, but we also claim verify your listings for you – so that YOU own them forever.

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We offer the best value service

With listings from $2 per site, we’re cheaper than any other provider & there’s no recurring fees.