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How to rate without reviewing?

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How to rate without reviewing?

I'm trying to rate a restaurant without writing a review. I'm logged in. It has 6 rataings and 3 reviews, so it should be possible.

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1. Re: How to rate without reviewing?

HI Shadow010,

I've noticed that too - where a restaurant has ratings but no reviews what-so-ever. I don't think us as TA members can contribute to those ratings. I'm not 100% sure where those numbers come from.

The only way I know of to contribute here, is to submit a review.

Maybe a more knowledgeable member or TA associate will be able to enlighten us both.

Good question,


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2. Re: How to rate without reviewing?

You must have some reasons for wanting to giving the restaurant that rating. A sentence or three of explanation would serve as a review, and would greatly add to your review's credibility.

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3. Re: How to rate without reviewing?

Hi Shadow010, PDXNoah and Country Wife,

The most useful reviews to other members are those where you actually say something about why you gave a restaurant a particular rating. So like Country Wife suggests, we do hope that you write at least a couple of sentences about your restaurant experience when rate a restaurant. In fact, when you rate a restaurant on the main TripAdvisor site, you need to provide a review along with it.

That said, we also have a restaurant review application on Facebook called Local Picks. When you review a restaurant on Local Picks we hope that you explain your rating and actually give a description of your experience there. However it is possible on Local Picks for members to simply rate a restaurant. Not a lot of people rate a restaurant without adding at least a short review, but some people do.

Since Local Picks restaurant reviews are available on the TripAdvisor site, this is why its possible to see some instances of restaurants being rated but not reviewed.

I hope this helps! By the way thanks so much both of you for submitting restaurant reviews!

Kind Regards,


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