Find the restaurants seen on TV.

TVFoodMaps was actually an offshoot of a more complex app that tried to provide personalized restaurant suggestions. A gimmick to draw some attention we realized that our list of restaurants featured on popular food TV shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was really a hit, so we doubled down and created TVFoodMaps. This was way back in 2011 and the site has been going strong ever since.


  • Over 5000 Restaurants featured on TV from over 50 shows.
  • Search by location or name
  • Filter by shows, costs and other attributes
  • Search via maps
  • Track restaurants you want to go to and have tried

Some Stats

  • Over 140,000,000 page views since its start.
  • $500,000 in revenue generated (mostly Ads and app sales)

Tech Stack

  • Running on AWS/ECS
  • SpringBoot based Java services
  • ElasticSearch for Search
  • OpenAI for data cleanup
  • MongoDB


  • Ad based monetization via Ezoic (previously Adsense)