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Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat for 2017

We L-O-V-E to eat, and we’re passionate about great food. We know you are too! That’s why, every day, we work hard to make dining easier for our millions of users – they can order food for delivery or pickup through Yelp Eat24, or grab a table in advance using Yelp Reservations. Connecting people with great local businesses is a responsibility we take very seriously, especially when it comes to finding a place to get your grub on. With the help of our Yelp community, who contributed millions of reviews over the course of the past year, we are very excited to announce this year’s Top 100 Places to Eat.

In our fourth annual list we are honoring eateries from across the US, nearly all of which have a perfect 5-star rating. You may notice that most of these businesses are pretty unassuming, offering guests a no-frills type of dining experience, and yet Yelpers go nuts for them. On our past top 100 lists, you would be likely to find some of those “famous” restaurants with thousands of reviews, over many years, holding steady at 4.5 stars. This year, those places were crowded out by other businesses that performed spectacularly in the last year. This list is proof that you can find truly amazing food and service just about anywhere, so never judge a book – er, a sandwich? – by its cover.

Interestingly, over half of the businesses on this list opened in the past two years. Many have a couple hundred reviews, but they were nearly all 5-star reviews over the course of 2016. In fact, 96 out of the 100 businesses on this year’s list boast 5-star perfection. Nearly three quarters of our top 100 are fast casual businesses or food trucks, and at most of these hidden gems, you can enjoy a meal for $10 or under. What could possibly be better than that?

Left, top to bottom: #57 Aloha Shrimp in Hauula, HI;  #39 Back Draft Pizza in Bee Cave, TX; #71 Balam Mexican Kitchen in Lynwood, CA.

Right, top to bottom: #44 La Maison de Maggie in Las Vegas, NV; #1 Tony’s Italian Delicatessen in Montgomery, TX.

It’s pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves, how online reviews have allowed small businesses that offer great value and service to compete with larger restaurants and national chains boasting bigger advertising budgets. Yelp provides a free platform on which businesses can market their offerings and collect feedback from their customers. In our recent Small Business Pulse survey, we found that 96% of U.S. businesses say they collect customer feedback in some form, and 82% of restaurants report that they use online review sites like Yelp to do it, which was more than any other business category.

You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. With our new bookmark collections feature, you can see the whole list in one place and follow it! To do so, open Top 100 Places To Eat 2017 on mobile (make sure to have the Yelp app downloaded!) and hit ‘follow’ once you’ve opened it in the app. Now you’ll always have the top 100 with you.

Did your favorite local eatery make the top 100? Share your thoughts on the list on social media using #YelpTop100 and tell us what you think. Without further ado, these are the Top 100 Places to Eat according to Yelp for 2017.

 

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2017

Hot & New businesses that were first listed on Yelp within the last year are marked with

Businesses that take reservations through Yelp are marked with

Businesses that offer pickup or delivery on Yelp are marked with

Businesses that appeared on our 2016 list are marked with

  1. Tony’s Italian Delicatessen – Montgomery, TX
  2. Franky’s Deli Warehouse – Hialeah, FL
  3. Afghan Bistro – Springfield, VA
  4. AJ’s Press – Tampa, FL
  5. TKB Bakery & Deli – Indio, CA
  6. Bell Street Farm – Los Alamos, CA
  7. Sammy D’s Cafe – Lake George, NY
  8. Ciao! Pizza And Pasta – Chelsea, MA
  9. Fratellino – Coral Gables, FL
  10. Fox Smokehouse Bbq – Boulder City, NV
  11. Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix, AZ
  12. Frenchman’s Cafe – Kailua-Kona, HI
  13. Yo-Way – Gardena, CA
  14. The Shawarma Factory – Gardena, CA
  15. Corner Grille – Panorama City, CA
  16. Prunedale Market – Salinas, CA
  17. Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana – Massapequa, NY
  18. Boteco – Austin, TX
  19. The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen – Frazier Park, CA
  20. Tacos Manuel – Santa Ana, CA
  21. Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe – Grapevine, TX
  22. Nonla Vietnamese Street Food – Mattawan, MI
  23. Arun’s Indian Kitchen – Coral Springs, FL
  24. Bangers & Brews – Bend, OR
  25. Barracuda Deli Cafe – St. Pete Beach, FL
  26. Rodini Park – Los Angeles, CA
  27. Maple Street Biscuit Company – Saint Augustine, FL*
  28. Blues City Deli – Saint Louis, MO
  29. Blue Seafood & Spirits – Virginia Beach, VA
  30. Kaaloa’s Super J’s – Captain Cook, HI
  31. International House of Hot Dogs – Anchorage, AK
  32. JJ’s Caffe – Brockton, MA
  33. Locomotive Cafe – Canoga Park, CA
  34. Neighborhood Eats – Atlanta, GA
  35. Juana La Cubana Cafe – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  36. Thai Mee Up – Kahului, HI
  37. 167 Raw – Charleston, SC
  38. Momo Ghar – Columbus, OH
  39. Back Draft Pizzeria – Bee Cave, TX
  40. Taqueria Mi Ranchito – Sylmar, CA
  41. Mazaa Kabob House – Tracy, CA
  42. King Mediterrano – Torrance, CA
  43. United Rose Deli & Pho – Orange, CA
  44. La Maison de Maggie – Las Vegas, NV
  45. Chirashi Sushi Don by Jiro – Kailua-Kona, HI
  46. Smiling With Hope Pizza – Reno, NV
  47. Daddy O’s Rockin Cafe – Upland, CA
  48. Falafelle – Belmont, CA
  49. The House of Gyros – Mesquite, TX
  50. Tasty Food To Go – Long Beach, CA
  51. Sunny Side Kitchen – Escondido, CA
  52. Sa Bai Thai Cuisine – Portland, OR
  53. Irie’s Island Food – Port Aransas, TX
  54. Island Bree’z – Kahuku, HI
  55. Trigo Cafe – Hialeah, FL
  56. Worth Takeaway – Mesa, AZ
  57. Aloha Shrimp – Hauula, HI
  58. Mr & Mrs Bun – Miami, FL
  59. El Frescos Cocina Mexicana – Las Vegas, NV
  60. Le’ Pam’s House of Creole – Houston, TX
  61. Sultan Bakery and Grill – Murrieta, CA
  62. Kenko Sushi – Lincoln Park, NJ
  63. Appu’s Cafe – Long Beach, CA
  64. Papa Marcos Grill And Kabob – Waukegan, IL
  65. Crazy Hot Wings – Tujunga, CA
  66. Tizon Bistro – El Monte, CA
  67. Dar Essalam – Wilsonville, OR
  68. SKADI – Mammoth Lake, CA
  69. Saigon Beach – Newport Beach, CA
  70. Super Subs – Banning, CA
  71. Balam Mexican Kitchen – Lynwood, CA
  72. Halls Chophouse – Charleston, SC
  73. NOM Kauai – Kapaa, HI
  74. Delauders Smoky Mountain BBQ – Gatlinburg, TN
  75. Carnitas El Rey – Oxnard, CA
  76. Kobee Factory – Van Nuys, CA
  77. Mr Kebap – Fountain Valley, CA
  78. Shabu Shabu Zen and Sake Bar – Rancho Mirage, CA
  79. Makai Sushi – Koloa, HI
  80. Dizin Persian Cuisine – Los Angeles, CA
  81. Pickles & Swiss – Santa Barbara, CA
  82. Loli’s Mexican Cravings – Tampa, FL
  83. Yoyo’s Hot Dog – Houston, TX
  84. Cuisine of Nepal – San Francisco, CA
  85. Choupli Wood Fired Kabob – Lansing, MI
  86. KoKyu Na’Mean – Durham, NC
  87. PDX Sliders – Portland, OR
  88. NoHo Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
  89. Las Tortas Perronas – Houston, TX
  90. Yolk, White & Associates – Tampa, FL
  91. Blunozer Cafe – Denver, CO
  92. Juice Joint Deli – San Juan Capistrano, CA
  93. Sierra Subs and Salads – Three Rivers, CA
  94. Playground 2.0 – Santa Ana, CA
  95. Porky’s – Waimea, HI
  96. Carlitos Cocina Mexican Restaurant – Sparks, NV
  97. Chadd’s Bistro – Rochester Hills, MI
  98. Mediterranean Grill – Fargo, ND
  99. L’industrie Pizzeria – Williamsburg, NY
  100. Classics Malt Shop – San Diego, CA

* One other Maple Street Biscuit Company made the Top 100: Maple Street Biscuit Company in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Methodology:

To determine Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2017, we looked at the reviews received by businesses in the restaurant and food truck categories, considering both the rating and volume of reviews. Unlike our list from last year, which looked at business performance since the founding of Yelp in 2004, this year we weighed more recent reviews more heavily and reduced the advantage that a business gains by having more reviews. This gives our overall list more of an “up-and-coming” feel, with fewer “famous” restaurants with thousands of reviews, and more hidden gems. We only considered the reviews by the users who are from the same country as the business. Businesses must be primarily a restaurant or place to eat a meal to be included on the list. If a business with multiple locations appears more than once on the list, we keep the highest ranked location and mention the others in a footnote.