This page is intended to help you with many of our cool features. Just click a link above and
you will get some tips on how to use them.
If you have ANY questions regarding how to use any of these features don't hesitate to contact us
Our primary goal at TVFoodMaps is to provide a site that is your
one stop shop for finding and visiting the great restaurants you see on TV.
To improve that experience we've create our "Lists" which help you keep track of the places you've
been and more importantly the places you want to go.
On each restaurant's page you'll see the following icons:
By clicking the first image you can quickly add the restaurant to your "thumbs up list".
The second image will add the restaurant to your "thumbs down list".
Finally, the third image will add the restaurant to your Try List". The fourth icon is the "My Lists" feature which you can read more about below.
TVFoodMaps will also maintain your "Been There" list as the combination of all the places on your thumbs up and thumbs down lists.
Note: You must be registered and logged in to add places to any of the lists.
You may be asking yourself what's a Try List? Well a Try List is the list of places you
really want to try. To add places to your try list just click the the notepad button. Items on your
try list will be indicated with an icon during searches so you're reminded of places you want to go.
NEW! We've recently added the ability to add your own list. Whether its a trip you are going on, a neighborhood you
frequent or any other way you wish to group places you can create your own lists and easily add places to the list.
Viewing Your Lists
After you have logged in you can click the "My Account" and find your lists there. From each list you
can view all the places on the list as well as print or email the list.
One of the best features of our site is the Road Trip Planner
. Just enter in your starting location and your destination
and we will find places that you will pass during your trip.
You can also add how many miles you are willing to detour off your trip and also how many miles to exclude from the start and end of your trip.
On our place pages and searches you will see a medal icon next to some of our restaurants. We have introduced a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal rating system for our restaurants.
We created this rating system to help you easily identify the most visited and popular places that have been on TV.
Did you know that it is very simple to have TVFoodMaps notify you when you are close to a restaurant?
All you need to do is register and then link your account to either FourSquare or Facebook. By doing this whenever you check in near a place we will check what's nearby and notify you. From your account page (once logged in click your name at the top right), you will see a link for Connections/Notifications.
From that screen you can link to TripIt, FourSquare, Facebook and Twitter. Also on that screen you can configure your settings on how you want to be notified.
- You can enable and disable the notification feature
- Configure how you want to be contacted (SMS or Email)
- How frequently you want us to search
- How far you want us to search for you
This is another free feature that you can use on TVFoodMaps. For more details check out our blog post