An article in the Fort Myers paper (online also) discusses the power of Trip Advisor. It is the driving force for restaurant reviews. I do not find their reviews that useful. The #1 restaurant in my area, for instance is The Wisteria Cafe. This is a sweet little tea shop selling ok tea and mediocre sandwiches and tea cakes. Perhaps these people have never had afternoon tea, but I was underwhelmed by this 40's ranch house serving tasteless soups and sandwiches.
Chowhound seems to have less reviews these days and many don't take the time reviewing to comment on what they ate or what their tastes are.
I prefer the information here however. At least some have a little sophistication regarding food preparation, etc. LMF
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