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Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in the Midwest

Here at Yelp, we’re obsessed with the food scene in the Midwest and beyond and love being the word-of-mouth guide for locals and visitors alike to discover the hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems. This year’s list is going to. Blow. You. Away. From a cozy cheese shop in Des Moines, Iowa to a Nepalese momo dumpling stand in Columbus, Ohio to a fresh pasta shop in Chicago— find them all (and everything in between) in Yelp’s 2018 Top Places To Eat In The Midwest.

Methodology: This is a list of the best places to eat in the Midwest according to Yelp. All the businesses on this list are in the Food or Restaurant categories on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal. “Best” was determined using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business. We defined the Midwest as Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Thai Recipes Restaurant Indianapolis
St Yared Ethiopian Restaurant Indianapolis
Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery Danville
Don Juan Sandwiches Indianapolis
Chapati Indianapolis
Taste of Havana Cuban Sandwiches Indianapolis
Subito Indianapolis
Roxana’s Restaurant Merrillville
Urban Bread Co Jeffersonville
Hank’s Smoked Briskets Indianapolis
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Cafe d’Marie Davenport
Her Soup Kitchen Iowa City
Village Corner Deli Davenport
The Cheese Shop Des Moines
392 Caffé Clinton
Brewhemia Cedar Rapids
Oasis Falafel Iowa City
Suzie-Q Cafe Mason City
Mi Patria
West Des Moines
nodo Iowa City

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Papa Marcos Grill And Kabob Waukegan
Oriole Chicago
Jerusalem Restaurant Peoria
Nini’s Deli Chicago
Loving Heart Chicago
Sushi Joon Chicago
Penumbra Chicago
Elena’s Cucina Roselle
Nature’s Best Cafe Naperville
Pasta Fresh Chicago

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Joe’s Kansas City BBQ Kansas City
Gabby’s Peruvian Restaurant Wichita
Do-B’s Emporia
Desta’s Ethiopian Cuisine Overland Park
Lonnie’s Qs BBQ Topeka
Excellent Choice Leavenworth
Oishi Japanese Cuisine and Bar Shawnee
Slap’s BBQ Kansas City
Hong Kong Star Restaurant Olathe
El Pollo Rey Kansas City

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Nonla Vietnamese Street Food Mattawan
Choupli Wood Fired Kabob Lansing
Chadd’s Bistro Rochester Hills
Ernie’s Market Oak Park
Eataliana Homemade Pasta
Shelby Charter Township
Rosy’s Diner Escanaba
House of Falafel Farmington Hills
Krystal Jo’s Diner Flint
Sushi Coup Rochester Hills
Boostan Cafe Hamtramck

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Lands End Pasty Company Minneapolis
Town Talk Diner & Gastropub Minneapolis
Catrinas Mexican Restaurant Oakdale
Cedar Coffee Company Two Harbors
Zuppa Cucina Shakopee
Travail Kitchen & Amusements Robbinsdale
Moroccan Flavors Minneapolis
My Huong Kitchen Minneapolis
Brunson’s Pub Saint Paul
Chimborazo Minneapolis

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Glorioso’s Italian Market Milwaukee
Dolce Vita Pizza Kenosha
Skaliwags Algoma
La Taguara Madison
The Fireside Restaurant Ellison Bay
FreshFin Poke Milwaukee
Ono Kine Grindz Wauwatosa
Door County Creamery Sister Bay
5th and Jefferson Coffee House Sturgeon Bay
Sieberts Pub Salem

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Black Hills Burger and Bun Co Custer
The Gyro Hub Rapid City
Everest Cuisine Rapid City
El Columpio Mitchell
Murdo Drive-In Murdo
The Custer Wolf Custer
Philly Ted’s Cheesesteaks Rapid City
Fuji Sushi & Sake Bar Rapid City
The Green Bean Coffeehouse Spearfish
Dakota BBQ Custer

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Sisters Cafe Plattsmouth
Au Courant Omaha
John’s Grecian Delight Bellevue
Block 16 Omaha
Banhwich Cafe Lincoln
Jacobo’s Grocery Omaha
Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria Omaha
For the Love of Food Truck Bellevue
Mi Rancherita South Sioux City
Tasty Pizza Omaha

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Momo Ghar Columbus
Scotty’s Cafe Columbus
Sene Grill Sidney
Guerra’s Krazy Taco Springfield
Express Deli Brook Park
Midwest Best BBQ & Creamery Camp Dennison
Tyler’s Pizzeria & Bakery Reynoldsburg
Fond: Lunch and Deli Cincinnati
Brassica Columbus
Mi Burrito Mexican Grill West Chester

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Blues City Deli Saint Louis
Kounter Kulture St. Louis
His And Hers BBQ Dardenne Prairie
Bogart’s Smokehouse Saint Louis
Corner Bistro Saint Louis
Melo’s Pizzeria Saint Louis
Medina Mediterranean Grill Saint Louis
West Bottoms Kitchen Kansas City
Thai Rama Crystal City
Willow Spring Mercantile Excelsior Springs

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Mezzaluna Fargo
Mediterranean Grill Fargo
India Palace Fargo
Nichole’s Fine Pastry Fargo
Fireflour Pizza + Coffee Bar Bismarck
Würst Bier Hall Fargo
Pirogue Grille Bismarck
Darcy’s Cafe Grand Forks
JL Beers Fargo
Red Raven Espresso Parlor Fargo

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