How To Find the Best Local Dining

Dining out is one of the few things that my husband I do together without the kids. We don’t often get a date night, but when we do I love to find a fun new restaurant or try some new cuisine. Finding a place to dine isn’t always the easiest task, though. If we are in the mood for a certain type of food we may not always know where to go or we may be unsure about a restaurant we haven’t frequented before.

Date Night Couple

I was introduced to Groupon Pages recently, and now finding an amazing place to eat out has been so simple! I absolutely love how easy and quick it was to find a great restaurant with reviews, and sometimes even a nice deal to boot.

Pages is a directory of businesses across the country, including thousands of restaurants. Each restaurant’s page includes basic information (address, takes credit cards, etc.), tips for what to order, reviews, links to Groupon deals, and more. I was browsing around at areas we plan to visit soon and found a fun pub & grill in Green Bay, the Townline Pub & Grill, that looks like a hit, plus they have a sweet deal going on right now! 

I found another place that looks like a great place for a date. Naples 15 in Madison, WI, has glowing reviews, and the food looks amazing. I can’t wait to go here with my husband!

Naples 15
Picture from Naples 15 on Groupon Pages site

When we head north to visit friends in Duluth, MN, we love to try new places to eat. My husband and I used to live in the area, but a lot changes every year so it is fun to see what new restaurants have become popular. The Dry Dock Bar and Restaurant is listed in Groupon Pages, and even though there is no deal at this time there are tons of pictures from those who have frequented the restaurant so you can see what the atmosphere is like, and you can even request a deal.

Whether you are looking for a quick family dinner, a romantic date night, or an authentic meal while traveling, you can easily find a place to eat uses Groupon Pages, plus you might even score a fantastic deal!

Why Use Groupon Pages?

Merchants and customers have access to the following capabilities through Pages:


  • Take Ownership – Merchants can claim a page to manage the content on their listing to highlight what makes their business unique.
  • Personalize a Page – Pages are customizable with the ability to add a website link, business hours, phone number and street address. In addition, merchants can make their page visually engaging with photos and personal testimonials.
  • Publish Specials – Merchants can entice new customers and reward existing ones by adding specials, coupons and promotions to their page.
  • Receive Real-time Feedback – Groupon sends out a survey about their experience every time a customer redeems a deal or claims a merchant coupon or special, providing immediate feedback to the business.
  • Communicate with Customers – Pages will also offer merchants the ability to directly engage with customers who leave feedback to thank them for positive feedback or privately address negative feedback on the spot.


  • Connect with a Business – Customers can find contact information, directions, hours and check out tips from past verified buyers.
  • Follow a Business – Customers can now follow a specific merchant to get updates about that business and be the first to know when the business has a great offer.
  • Request a Deal – Even if a merchant is not running a deal, if enough customers request one through a merchant’s page, Groupon will reach out to the merchant to construct an offer. If the merchant decides to run a deal, the user will be notified when it goes live.
  • Recommend a Business – Pages allow customers to recommend a business and leave helpful tips for other customers.
  • Serve As a Local Expert Verified Groupon customers are able to provide feedback about a business such as the perfect wine pairing, the most delicious appetizers or best night to hear live music.

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Check it out – you are sure to find a great place to dine, and maybe even a great deal to go with it!


This post has been sponsored by Groupon, all opinions are my own.


Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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19 thoughts on “How To Find the Best Local Dining

  • December 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm
    I usually rely heavily on word of mouth. There are SOOO many small local eateries and I trust what my friends think when it comes to restaurants. Reply
    • December 12, 2015 at 4:40 pm
      Exactly! That is why I love this site, all reviews are by people who have dined there and experienced it whether or not the restaurant has utilized Groupon. And getting a deal is a bonus! Reply
  • December 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm
    Thanks for sharing your tips on how to find the best local dining. I've just got to try Groupon as I've been reading a lot of good things about it lately. Reply
  • December 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm
    I've always enjoyed getting Groupon emails, but I didn't know they have Groupon pages. This is a great way to find the best restaurants in my area. Thanks! Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 5:00 am
    I love Groupon. It's an excellent way to save money on products & services we're using anyway. I will look into Groupon deals for dining out. It sounds like an excellent way to find a cool, new place. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm
    Groupon is great for finding dining deals. I've used them for date nights and even girls night out. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm
    My husband works in the restaurant industry so he knows a lot about it, and where to go. Sadly we don't get out much but I'm glad to have him when we do. This is great too, helps us when we go to areas we don't know! I love groupon but never think of it ever. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm
    I would have never thought of using Groupon to find a restaurant! I know what we'll use the next time we are stumped as to where we should go for a meal. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm
    These are excellent ideas for venturing out and finding new dining options. My husband and I are always looking for new places to visit! Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm
    This is gonna be helpful for me because I don't know a lot of nice restaurants nearby. I live in Wisconsin too but I only go to restaurants recommended by friends. With Groupon I can do my own search and go from there. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 9:10 pm
    We love Groupon. We got some great Groupons to a nice little restaurant in Atlanta. It was a fun date night for us and we saved some money too. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 10:10 pm
    I can't believe I've never checked to see if Groupon has specials in my area. That's on my tomorrow to-do list now. I'm excited about it! Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 11:12 pm
    That looks like a delicious meal. We've used groupon a few times, but it hasn't really come to our small town yet. I took my kids to the Prescott heritage zoo it's a groupon. It was a lot of fun. Reply
  • December 13, 2015 at 11:13 pm
    Groupon specials are the best! We eat out more because of Groupon where we otherwise might not be able to afford to as much. Reply
  • December 14, 2015 at 11:50 am
    We have found some great deals on Groupon and tasted some really unique dishes and restaurants because of it! I totally forgot all about Groupon to be totally honest with you. I am going to have to see what deals they have available in the new year :) Reply
  • December 15, 2015 at 8:59 am
    i lovee Groupons. everytime i meet up with my stepmom she always have all these cool deals she got off Groupon. we have eaten at some of the best places for a little of nothing. Reply
  • December 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm
    I too love getting the Groupon emails - they have the most amazing deals! Kaz :) Reply
  • January 23, 2016 at 6:07 am
    Thanks for posting valuable info on how to find best local dining, I’m sure people would find very helpful information from this blog. Reply

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