1. Use Google Maps.
Many restaurants list if there is a wheelchair accessible entrance, wheelchair accessible bathroom, and even an accessible parking lot.
2. Use Yelp.
You can also use street view or look at photos on Yelp to see if there are steps or a ramp at the entrance. Some restaurants will have “virtual walk-through” available, and you can use that familiar with the layout.
3. If making a reservation, be specific.
Express whether you’d like a booth or a table, and request that a chair be removed from the table before you arrive.
4. Want some time out of your chair?
Transfer into a booth and have someone store your wheelchair out of the way.
5. Be clear about your needs with the staff.
For example, if you have limited hand function, you can ask your server to have the kitchen cut up your meal before bringing it out.