Google Maps Sort by Rating is Gone

Google, what have you done!? I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that the sort options on Google Maps have been removed, which makes that particular web app/service much less useful to me. I use the sorting options quite frequently to search for high rated restaurants, stores, etc. in my area. Of course, there are alternatives but Google pulls in reviews from several different sources, which make ratings somewhat more reliable.

I usually have a lot to write but that’s all for this entry. I can’t find any explanation on the web and I sure hope the feature comes back soon. Am I missing something?