Top Citation Sites for Restaurants

Top Citation Sites for Restaurants

The restaurant industry can be seriously competitive, so you’ll need to stand out if you want to attract new customers and keep them coming back for more.

Ranking highly in relevant local search results is one of the most reliable ways to bring in a steady stream of customers — and this requires having a powerful search engine optimization (SEO) strategy in place.

One of the first steps in your SEO plan should be getting your business listed on the best directories for restaurants. This helps to establish your online presence and demonstrates your authenticity to search engines.

In the table below, you’ll find the best citation sites for creating restaurant listings. By developing your presence on these sites, you can easily build your online reputation and enhance your search engine visibility.

As you’ll see, there’s a column to highlight which countries each citation site is for and to show which ones are free to use.

Below the niche list, we’ve also gathered the top general citation sites that most businesses should try to get listed on.

Please note: Local citation sites listed here aren’t necessarily ones we can submit to using Citation Builder. Click here for more information.

Top Business Listing Sites for Restaurants

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityCountryFree / Paid
tripadvisor.com93ALLFree
opentable.com86ALLFree / Paid
zomato.com84ALLFree
grubhub.com72USAPaid
happycow.net68ALLFree
delivery.com62USAPaid
allmenus.com59USAPaid
foodpages.ca58CANFree
menupix.com52USA, CANFree
findmeglutenfree.com51USAFree / Paid
agfg.com.au50AUSFree
bestrestaurants.com.au47AUSPaid
foodio54.com46USA, CANFree
diningguide.com45USA, CAN, UKFree
dinehere.us44USAFree
chefdb.com42ALLFree
activediner.com39USA, CANFree
worldtravelserver.com36ALLFree
foodinc.ca30CANFree
ylunch.com25USAPaid
restaurants-guide4u.com23ALLFree / Paid
foodfever.com19ALLFree
dineview.com17ALLFree
restavista.com17USAPaid
menumap.ca14CANPaid

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Top General Citation Sites

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityFree / Paid
Apple Maps100Free
Google Business Profile100Free
Facebook96Free
Bing93Free
Yelp93Free
Foursquare92Free / Paid
Waze91Paid
Snapchat91Free / Paid
Here Maps86Free
TomTom78Free
Nextdoor (country variants)77Free
JustLanded77Free
Ailoq68Free
Kompass (country variants)67Free / Paid
AboutUs65Free
Lacartes61Free
Brownbook61Free
Spoke60Free
StoreBoard60Free / Paid
Infobel59Free
HotFrog (country variants)58Free
Techdirectory56Free
Tupalo56Free
TrepUp55Free
Cybo54Free
Yellow.Place53Free
Navmii53Paid
Startus52Free
ShowMeLocal52Free / Paid
Callupcontact51Free
iBegin50Free
iGlobal.co49Paid
ExpressBusinessDirectory49Free
EnrollBusiness (country variants)48Free
Unltd.directory48Free
Unltd.directory47Free / Reciprocal
AskMap46Free
Place12345Free
GlobalCatalog44Free
WhoDoYou44Free
Yalwa (country variants)42Free / Paid
Fyple42Free
Businesslistingplus40Free
Teleadreson39Free
Travelful38Free
Cgmimm38Free
Bizexposed33Free

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Rada Daktina
About the author
Rada works tirelessly to manage BrightLocal's Citation Builder product. She oversees the processes and queries related to the campaigns, works closely with the Research team on the continuous upkeep of our citations database, and with our Product team on the improvements and fixes to the Citation Builder tool itself.