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Top 100 Places to Eat in Texas, According to Yelp

Ask any Texan and you’ll not only hear that things are bigger in Texas – they’re also far more delicious. The Lone Star State spans 268,000 square miles and is home to more than 27 million people, so with all that land and all those folks, naturally the fare goes far beyond smoked barbecue, queso and frozen margs (although, we are fully okay with that diet). Bavarian options abound in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Asian eats are plenty in Houston’s sprawling Chinatown. Want a vast selection of East African eats? Detour over to Dallas. And from Padre to Port Arthur, the coastal cuisine is as fresh as it gets. When it comes to food, Texas has it all.

So with much state pride pumping through Texans’ veins this week – ahem, March 2nd marks a perfect storm of Texas Independence Day, Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day – we want to celebrate the melting pot of mouthwatering morsels that Texan Yelpers are proud to call their own. From small towns to major metros, our *data scientists compiled a list of the all-time top 100 restaurants that shine big and bright deep in the heart of Texas – and Yelp!

Top 100 Restaurants in Texas, according to Yelp

1. Tony’s Italian Delicatessen – Montgomery
2. Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy – San Antonio
3. Kurry Takos – Austin
4. Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe – Grapevine
5. Frank – Dallas
6. It’s a Punjabi Affair – Amarillo
7. Hatsuyuki Handroll Bar – Fort Worth
8. Nancy’s Sky Garden – Austin
9. Las Tortas Perronas – Houston
10. DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ – Terlingua
11. Boteco – Austin
12. Jewboy Burgers – Austin
13. Granny’s Tacos – Austin
14. Hugs Cafe – McKinney
15. Nelson’s BBQ – San Antonio
16. Fu Manchung – Spring
17. Aladdin Cafe – Crowley
18. Kat’s Barbecue – Santa Fe
19. Munchiez – Carrollton
20. Vietwich – Sugar Land
21. Abo Youssef – Austin
22. Casa Mia Latin Cuisine – Lewisville
23. Tranky’s Tacos – Garland
24. Ceviche Ceviche – South Padre Island
25. Yia Yia’s House of Gyros Mesquite – Mesquite
26. Thyme For Lunch – San Antonio
27. Taste Community Restaurant – Fort Worth
28. Boca 31 – Denton
29. T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs – Austin
30. Le’ Pam’s House of Creole – Houston
31. Ceviche7 – Austin
32. Fuego Latino Gastropub – Round Rock
33. Van’s Banh Mi – Austin
34. Leon Valley Cafe – San Antonio
35.  The Pita Shop – San Marcos
36. Diced Poke – Houston
37. El Taquito – El Paso
38. Empa Mundo – Irving
39. Pappa Gyros – Katy
40. Mama Frances Soul Kitchen – La Marque
41. Slider Provider – Helotes
42. Butcher Block Food & Drinks – Dallas
43. Moi Vietnamese Grill – Pflugerville
44. Bowl Mami – Carrollton
45. Taqueria El Crucero – Waco
46. Cafe Homestead – Waco
47. Papa’s Burgers – San Antonio
48. Whiskers Fish & Burgers – Dallas
49. Tiba Grill – Arlington
50. Quixote Bakery Cafe – Richland Hills
51. Coco Shrimp – Fort Worth
52. Yoyo’s Hot Dog – Houston
53. Hoody’s Sub Shop – Round Rock
54. Santorini Cafe – Austin
55. DEE DEE – Austin
56. The Shed Market – Abilene
57. Banh Mi Houston – Spring
58. E B Latin Bistro – Plano
59. Railway Cafe – Athens
60. Truth BBQ – Brenham
61. The Big Kahuna – Austin
62. Titas Taco House – Humble
63. Lula Jane’s – Waco
64. Casa Jacaranda – Venus
65. Ephesus Mediterranean Grill – Dallas
66. Pollos Asados Los Norteños – San Antonio
67. Irie’s Island Food – Port Aransas
68. The Flying Carpet – Austin
69. Crepe Crazy – Dripping Springs
70. Banh Mi Ngon – Austin
71. Comfort Cafe – Smithville
72. CorkScrew BBQ – Spring
73. Outlaw Kitchens – San Antonio
74. Spicy Mikes Bar-B-Q Haven – Amarillo
75. Local Poke – Houston
76. BackDraft Pizzeria – Bee Cave
77. Alamo Hot Dog – San Antonio
78. Sky Rocket Burger – Dallas
79. The B’s Kitchen – Austin
80. Spice Station – Kingsville
81. Iron Fish Sushi & Grill – Pflugerville
82. Taco y Vino – Dallas
83. Not Just Q – Dallas
84. Steves’ Market & Deli – Brownwood
85. Papi’s Pies – Round Rock
86. Avesta Persian Grill – Houston
87. Lebowski’s Grill – Austin
88. Tyler’s Barbeque – Amarillo
89. Up Inspired Kitchen – Frisco
90. Tender Smokehouse – Celina
91. Sharks Burger – Leander
92. Eggsquisite Cafe – Allen
93. 5 Ate Cafe – Spring
94. Sushi Kadan – Carrollton
95. Nyam Nyam Cafe – Cypress
96. Sikhay Thai Lao Cuisine – Fort Worth
97. The Red Vault Bistro – Flatonia
98. Okome Don – Houston
99. La Cocina de Roberto – The Woodlands
100. Arepitas – Harker Heights

Did we miss one of your favorites? Did our data* nail it? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #YelpTop100Texas. Download the free Yelp App and follow our newly created Top 100 Places to Eat in Texas bookmark collection to have this entire list available at your fingertips. And if you plan to hit the road this spring break to cross some of these resto off your bucket list, don’t forget to add your own Yelp photos and reviews so your voice is counted in the next roundup.

*Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best places to eat in Texas according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews.