PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat this weekend or you’re a new local business owner, we all love the benefit of reading reviews from a website we trust.

Yelp is one of the most widely used and respected search and review services among consumers. Yelp’s Hilary Henning told us that people use it “to find places to eat, where to get a haircut, even beaches and parks.”

There’s no reason to feel skeptical to trust reviews, because Yelp takes that very seriously.

“The filter is there to protect the integrity of the site and businesses on there,” Henning said.

Henning brought up some local hotspots featured on Yelp, including:

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