Google unveiled Google Local today and it is everything I would have hoped it would be if I had remembered that they were exploring this space.
It takes Google to the streets. You enter in a location (in city, ZIP code, or address form) and then a key word. The results are displayed in distance from that location and related web pages. The big thing for me is that you can get a map with all of the results on it.
It’s like DexOnline, née QwestDex, only better, cleaner, and faster.