Yelp Data Reveals Top 100 Places to Eat
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We dug in to our wealth of rich data to see what the numbers told us about which places Yelpers really love. Engineers on Yelp’s data mining team used a technique based on the Wilson Score to compile a list of highly rated places to eat. This method takes into account both star rating and number of reviews to reveal which spots not only have top notch ratings, but also which are most popular in the Yelp community.
Without further ado, we present 100 must-try spots in the US to get your #nomnom on. And don’t think we forgot about the other 23 countries where Yelp has a presence. Community Managers abroad shared a few hand-picked suggestions of places their locals love for both the cheap and spendy price points to make this munch-fest a global experience. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if your stomach starts to growl.
Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US: A By-the-Numbers Look
1. Da Poke Shack, Kailua-Kona, HI2. Paseo, Seattle, WA3. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue, Kansas City, KS4. The Cinnamon Snail, New York, NY5. Porto's Bakery, Burbank, CA6. Dametra Cafe, Carmel by the Sea, CA7. Alinea, Chicago, IL8. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX9. Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA10. Joe’s Falafel, Los Angeles, CA11. Sushi Izakaya Gaku, Honolulu, HI12. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, Denver, CO13. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, San Diego, CA14. Coop’s West Texas Barbeque, Lemon Grove, CA15. Tacos El Gordo, Chula Vista, CA16. Cheese Board Pizza, Berkeley, CA17. Ricky’s Fish Tacos, Los Angeles, CA18. Ono Seafood, Honolulu, HI19. Bogart’s Smoke House, Saint Louis, MO20. Bakery Nouveau, Seattle, WA21. Baguette Cafe, Las Vegas, NV22. Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY23. T-Deli, San Diego, CA24. Built to Grill, Portland, OR25. Alforon, San Diego, CA26. Daniel, New York, NY27. Hot Doug’s, Chicago, IL28. Sal, Kris, & Charlie’s Deli, Astoria, NY29. Blues City Deli, Saint Louis, MO30. The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA31. Cream Pan, Tustin, CA32. Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Somerville, MA33. Café Besalu, Seattle, WA34. The French Laundry, Yountville, CA35. Turf N' Surf Po Boy, Austin, TX36. Café Rolle, Sacramento, CA37. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Downers Grove, IL38. Yoshino Japanese Deli, Carlsbad, CA39. Opal Thai Food, Haleiwa, HI40. Lou’s Cafe, San Francisco, CA41. Marukame Udon, Honolulu, HI42. Monell’s Dining & Catering, Nashville, TN43. Roxie Food Center, San Francisco, CA44. Graham Avenue Meats And Deli, Brooklyn, NY45. Le Bernardin, New York, NY46. El Chato Taco Truck, Los Angeles, CA47. Mr. Gyros, Seattle, WA48. The Waffle Window, Portland, OR49. Per Se, New York, NY50. Geste Shrimp Truck, Kahului, HI