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Legally scrape GrubHub data from the Official Website without violating its Terms of Service using HAR Files.

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Steve Spagnola
Written by Steve Spagnola
Last updated May 7, 2024

Scraping the GrubHub API

GrubHub offers a wealth of information regarding local restaurants, menu items, prices & reviews - displaying all of this publicly on its mobile app & website! However, GrubHub does not offer an official API to access this data from, making it tricky to collect this public food delivery service & restaurant industry data if you’re looking to download a GrubHub dataset.

Scraped GrubHub Dataset

However, there is a 100% legal way we can scrape GrubHub without violating its Terms of Service using a little-known technique involving HAR files. We’ll walk through the process below; feel free to follow along or check out the video tutorial on this page!

1. Browse GrubHub Restaurants

To get started, simply head to the GrubHub Website and run a search for whatever restaurants you’re interested in. You can use whatever filters you’d like as well as you’d normally do on the website.

Record Your Web Traffic While Browsing GrubHub

Once you see the data you want to scrape, right click on the screen and hit “Inspect” to open up developer tools and begin recording your web traffic. Now refresh the page (to get GrubHub to send a new batch of data to your browser) and simply scroll down through all of the results.

2. Export a HAR File

Once you’ve scrolled through the results, go to the “Network” tab under developer tools and click the down arrow labeled “Export HAR…” to download a HAR file containing the raw GrubHub network data we recorded in the previous step.

Click Parse Group

You’ll then want to upload that file to the HAR File Web Scraper so we can extract out the data into downloadable files. Look for the group labeled /restaurants/search as in the screenshot above and click “Parse Group” to extract the data from the file.

3. Download GrubHub Data

You’ll then see downloadable collections on the next screen. Click “Download CSV” on the collection labeled search_result > results to download the restaurant data.

Download GrubHub Restaurant Data

Inside the restaurant CSV file, you’ll find basic fields about each restaurant like name, address, location, reviews, phone number, photo URLs and a few more basic fields. This can be very helpful for performing your own market research or even optimizing your GrubHub marketplace account.

Unfortunately, the menu data is not returned with each restaurant in the search results (which makes sense, since the menu isn’t presented until you click in to each restaurant). The HAR scraping approach outlined above will work with individual restaurants though to download their menus, but you’ll need to visit each restaurant individually.

Just repeat the steps as above, but this time open the network tab (to record your traffic) on an individual restaurant’s page and then refresh the page to get it to load while you’re recording. Upload the HAR file to the HAR File Web Scraper and you should see a list of all the menu items for the restaurant.

GrubHub most likely does not want you to download its entire database of restaurants & menus, nor wants you re-distributing its content without consent. These are very bad things that have legal consequences.

However, if you were to manually access GrubHub and copy bits and pieces of information that interest you (e.g. through the method outlined above), perhaps for a research project, etc… this is most likely fine - but you should refer to GrubHub’s Terms of Service before doing anything with data you’ve collected.

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⚖️ Disclaimer: These endpoints are not part of an official API endorsed by and were found while using's official website and/or mobile app. They may stop working at any time! They are documented here for informational purposes, such as to cross reference with HAR Files after using's official website and/or mobile app in accordance with's Terms of Service. Stevesie has no affiliation with

If you access any of these endpoints with Stevesie or any other tool outside of an official client, you must check's Terms of Service to ensure said access is not prohibited. If you are not sure whether or not your use of Stevesie or any other tool in a specific instance violates's Terms of Service or applicable law, you should consult with competent legal counsel before proceeding. Learn more here: Is Data Scraping Legal?

⚡️ Unofficial GrubHub Data API Endpoints

Menu Item Details
/restaurants/{{ restaurant_id }}/menu_items/{{ menu_item_id }}
Restaurant Menu
Restaurant Reviews
Restaurant Search

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