I asked this question before purchasing Google Maps and George responded that there was this feature in the plugin:
"...what can the Wordpress Google Maps plugin do with Places (as in activate Google Places support)? I need to be able to show nearby 'types' like restaurants, gas_stations, banks, etc. I cannot find any examples or more information about this feature which is crucial to my project."
However I cannot find where to add Google Places Types: ['restaurants'] around my location when creating a map. I have enabled Google Place support in the addons. Can you send me specific instructions as I do not see a control panel item, nor a list of shortcode items?