Skip the line: restaurant wait times on Search and Maps

Google Will Now Tell You How Long the Wait Is at Your Favorite Restaurant

The feature, which will also be added to Google Maps later down the line, joins the usual menu of information served up by each Google business listing, such as alongside opening times, reviews, menus, and more, and expands on existing "Popular Times" data.

The new wait time feature will be supported on almost a million sit-down restaurant listings worldwide, initially in Google Search. The box shows the live or historical data labeled as "busy", "usually busy", "usually not busy", etc., along with the wait time.

Google announced today that it will begin rolling out restaurant wait time support within Google Search soon. Now you can decide whether that cronut is really worth an hour wait or plan ahead to get your fix at a time when you can avoid a wait entirely. By scrolling, you can also see how wait times vary on a day-to-day and hour-by-hour basis. This could come in particularly handy for those bars and restaurants that don't take reservations (looking at you, Monk's). You might love Gmail, but you have to suffer through targeted ads; you may enjoy using Google Maps, but you have to give up your location privacy.

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Google says that this feature will soon launch for both Search and Maps, so it sounds like there's a little bit of a wait left (which is kind of ironic given the subject matter of this update). In addition, Google will tell you how long people typically spend at the restaurant.

Will you be booking a fancy night out using the new feature?

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