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Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015

Yelp is a hotbed of user-generated information. From lengthy reviews to photos and searches, there’s a lot that our data can tell us about small businesses and consumer preferences. From this data we know that one of the main questions people across the world come to Yelp to answer is, “Where should I eat?”

Well have no fear, Yelp’s Top 100 List for 2015 is here, revealing the hottest 100 places to eat in the United States based on Yelp data. How did we compile a list so thorough? To determine Yelp’s top places to eat for 2015, our data science team analyzed which places were the most popular and well reviewed over the course of 2014. Unlike our inaugural list from last year, which unearthed the best places to eat on Yelp based on almost 10 years of reviews, this time Yelp’s data science team gave more weight to recent reviews, so that Yelpers’ opinions in 2014 mattered most, while older reviews had less influence on the list. While we still see some of the great places from the 2014 Top 100 that were as good as ever last year, we've also made room for some up and comers that were off the charts in 2014. Businesses were compared on a nationwide basis.

Top 100 2015 collage

Clockwise from top: Owner Hank grilling up some barbecue at #1 spot Copper Top BBQ, oysters at #3 spot Soho Japanese Restaurant in Las Vegas, and a grilled panini at #45 Persimmon Cafe (located inside a laundromat!).

From food trucks to fine dining and even a cafe located in a laundromat, there are hidden gems galore and something for every taste and budget on this list.

Do you disagree with the data or think our list rules? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #YelpTop100, and be sure to write a review if you check out any of these spots in 2015. Here’s to the most delicious year yet!

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015

1. Copper Top BBQ – Big Pine, CA
2. Art of Flavors – Las Vegas, NV
3. Soho Japanese Restaurant – Las Vegas, NV
4. TKB Bakery and Deli – Indio, CA
5. Ono Seafood – Honolulu, HI
6. Shark Pit Maui – Lahaina, HI
7. Gaucho Parilla Argentina – Pittsburgh, PA
8. Bobboi Natural Gelato – La Jolla, CA
9. Golden Bear Trading Company – San Francisco, CA
10. Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix, AZ
11. Dat Cajun Guy – Haleiwa, HI
12. Sweet Dogs – Miami, FL
13. Aviva by Kameel – Atlanta, GA
14. Sweet Spice – Savannah, GA
15. Royal Taj – Columbia, MD
16. Arun's Indian Kichen – Coral Spring, FL
17. Hall's Chophouse – Charleston, SC
18. Bronze Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
19. Saffron and Rose Ice Cream – Los Angeles, CA
20. Buddha Thai Bistro – Vacaville, CA
21. Yoshino Japanese Deli – Carlsbad, CA
22. Big Al's Pizzeria – Maywood, CA
23. Andytown Coffee Roasters – San Francisco, CA
24. Kech Cafe – Fountain Valley, CA
25. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que – Kansas City, KS
26. Los Andes Restaurant – Providence, RI
27. Lahaina Luna Cafe – Lahaina, HI
28. Bell Street Farm – Los Alamos, CA
29. Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana BC – Chula Vista, CA
30. Detroit Coney Grill – Tempe, AZ
31. Sessions West Coast Deli – Newport Beach, CA
32. Baguette Cafe – Las Vegas, NV
33. Carrara Pastries – Moorpark, CA
34. Bogart's Smokehouse – Saint Louis, MO
35. Reading Terminal Market – Philadelphia, PA
36. Piperi Mediterranean Grill – Boston, MA
37. Kitchen Table Cafe – Denver, CO
38. Mood Cafe – Philadelphia, PA
39. Santos Lucha Libre – Phoenix, AZ
40. Porto's Bakery – Burbank, CA
41. El Dorado Cantina – Las Vegas, NV
42. Jougert Bar – Burlingame, CA
43. Araya's Place Thai Vegan Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA
44. Joe's Falafel – Los Angeles, CA
45. Persimmon Cafe – Charleston, SC
46. Beiler's Bakery – Philadelphia, PA
47. Starbread – Sacramento, CA
48. Kersmon Caribbean Restaurant – Greenacres, FL
49. Vitality Tap – San Diego, CA
50. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, IL
51. Da Poke Shack – Kailua Kona, HI
52. Poke Express – Las Vegas, NV
53. Marukame Udon – Honolulu, HI
54. Bronzed Aussie – Los Angeles, CA
55. Bite Into Maine – Cape Elizabeth, ME
56. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
57. Eddie V's Prime Seafood – San Diego, CA
58. Hey!… You Gonna Eat or What? – Austin, TX
59. Mama D's Italian Kitchen – Newport Beach, CA
60. Outlaws Cafe – Van Nuys, CA
61. Subculture Extraordinary Sandwiches – Huntington Beach, CA
62. Go Greek Yogurt – Beverly Hills, CA
63. Ninja Sushi and Teriyaki – Roseville, CA
64. Los Agaves – Santa Barbara, CA
65. Sal, Kris, & Charlie's Deli – Astoria, NY
66. Genie Den – Garden Grove, CA
67. Garbo's Grill – Key West, FL
68. T-Deli – San Diego, CA
69. Rose's Luxury – Washington, DC
70. Embargo Grill – San Diego, CA
71. Your Kitchen – Honolulu, HI
72. LouEddie's Pizza – Skyforest, CA
73. Blues City Deli – Saint Louis, MO
74. Dametra Cafe – Carmel, CA
75. Nick's Next Door – Los Gatos, CA
76. Don Julio's Rincon Latin Grill and Pupusas – Rohnert Park, CA
77. Mr. Mama's – Las Vegas, NV
78. Los Tacos No. 1 – New York, NY
79. Beyer Deli – San Diego, CA
80. Mojo Donuts – Pembroke Pines, FL
81. Peter's Kettle Corn – Oakland, CA
82. The Pocket Burger Shack – Sunset Beach, CA
83. Mouthful Eatery – Thousand Oaks, CA
84. Playground 2.0 – Santa Ana, CA
85. Monell's Dining & Catering – Nashville, TN
86. Zenwich – Elmhurst, IL
87. Commonwealth Restaurant – Burbank, CA
88. Istanbul Grill California – Fountain Valley, CA
89. Mister Falafel – San Diego, CA
90. Vietnam Poblano – Houston, TX
91. Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering – Waipahu, HI
92. Yak's On The 5 – Dunsmuir, CA
93. Titas Taco House – Humble, TX
94. Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana – Phoenix, AZ
95. Eli's BBQ – Cincinnati, OH
96. Johnny Pacific – Winnetka, CA
97. The Cinnamon Snail – New York, NY
98. Cafe la Maude – Philadelphia, PA
99. Cream Pan – Tustin, CA
100. Pi-Hi Cafe – Chicago, IL