Review Guidelines

Writing a User Review on HappyCow allows you to share your opinion about a restaurant or store listing with other site users. As part of the HappyCow community, your review can assist others in making more informed choices. By submitting a review, you agree to abide by our Terms of Use.

What to include:

User reviews must comply with guidelines that are outlined below:

  • Reviews should be as specific and detailed as possible
  • Reviews must be based on firsthand experience
  • Use descriptive words; be clear and concise; REFRAIN from writing in all capital letters
  • Think through the pros and the cons about the business
  • User reviews should be between 30 - 300 words

What not to include:

HappyCow reserves the right, but not the obligation, to refuse to post or to remove or filter any review if it contains or features any of the following:

  • Offensive language
  • Excessive negative comments without adding full explanation
  • Information which is no longer accurate.
  • Intentionally trying to hurt a restaurant or store reputation
  • References to illegal activity
  • Personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses, etc.
  • Personal attacks against an owner, manager, or worker
  • Messages that are clearly advertisements or commercial in nature
  • Content other than text, such as photos or sound clips
  • Content determined by HappyCow to violate any federal, state or local law or regulation, or the rights of any person or entity
  • Content that is not in English, that is encrypted or contains viruses
  • Content that violates the standards of good taste or the standards of this website, as determined by HappyCow at its sole discretion

If your review has been filtered:

Please review the guidelines above, the review FAQ, and our site Terms of Use. If you see the issue and desire to, you may edit your review, then open a ticket to ask for it to be re-reviewed.

Also see: overall rating info