Take advantage of advanced sorting options
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of nearby eateries that populate the app in any given area, so it's essential to know how to winnow things down into a more manageable selection. You've probably toyed around with filtering by cuisine, price, or rating -- however, you can filter these subsets even further. For instance, say you're looking for a moderately priced, four-star Chinese place, but can't decide on which one is the best of the bunch. Next time, tap the "Sort By" tab at the top of the Filters page and select "Rating"; this will arrange restaurants that meet your criteria so that those with the very best rating are at the top of the list. You can also use it to find which places can bring you some piping-hot pizza the quickest (Delivery Estimate) or which is going to have the cheapest lunch option (Price Descending).
Cross-check reviews online
Although Seamless helpfully provides user reviews, there have been rampant issues with fake and fraudulent ones cropping up. So if you're at all suspicious (i.e., they're skewed super positive or super negative), it's worth quickly checking Thrillist or Yelp to see if they match, since Yelp's ratings system is closely monitored and has safeguards in place to root out any fakes.
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer at Thrillist, and would prefer not to know how much he's spent on Seamless.