Yelp Released Their Top 100 Restaurants For 2016 And Now I’m Starving

Yelp Released Their Top 100 Restaurants For 2016 And Now I’m Starving

Whenever I travel to a new city, my go-to to find out where to eat is Yelp. I don’t trust restaurant websites; I trust random strangers writing reviews on the Internet. And now the folks at Yelp have made it even easier for me to expand my culinary palette when I visit a new locale, by compiling a list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.

So how did they do it? Well, according to the folks at Yelp, “To determine Yelp’s Best Places to Eat in 2016, we analyzed which places were the all-time most popular and well reviewed on Yelp. Businesses from across the country were compared using a ranking that looks at both the ratings and the number of reviews while accounting for quality, popularity, and statistical fluctuations. To localize the list, only reviews written by users whose profiles list their home location as within the reviewed businesses’ country were factored into the ranking. Businesses must be primarily a restaurant or place to eat a meal to be included on the list and must abide by Yelp’s Terms of Service and Content guidelines.”

Without further ado, here’s the list:

1. Porto’s Bakery & Cafe, Burbank, CA
2. Cheese Board Pizza, Berkeley, CA
3. Paseo, Seattle, WA
4. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, Kansas City, KS
5. TKB Bakery & Deli, Indio, CA
6. Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA
7. The Morrison, Los Angeles, CA
8. Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Newport Beach, CA
9. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX
10. Marukame Udon, Honolulu, HI
11. Cream Pan, Tustin, CA
12. Dametra Cafe, Carmel, CA
13. Little Miss BBQ, Phoenix, AZ
14. Ono Seafood, Honolulu, HI
15. Da Poke Shack, Kailua-Kona, HI
16. Los Agaves, Santa Barbara, CA
17. Tacos El Gordo, Chula Vista, CA
18. Bogart’s Smokehouse, Saint Louis, MO
19. Alinea, Chicago, IL
20. Joe’s Falafel, Los Angeles, CA
21. Baguette Cafe, Las Vegas, NV
22. Halls Chophouse, Charleston, SC
23. Aviva by Kameel, Atlanta, GA
24. Ike’s Place, San Francisco, CA
25. Adobo Taco Grill, Lakewood, CA
26. Kokkari Estiatorio, San Francisco, CA
27. Mr BBQ, Fullerton, CA
28. El Dorado Cantina, Las Vegas, NV *Yelp Eat24 Order/Delivery
29. Pappy’s Smokehouse, Saint Louis, MO
30. T Deli, San Diego, CA *Yelp Eat24 Order/Delivery
31. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood, San Diego, CA
32. Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY
33. Screen Door, Portland, OR
34. Le Bernardin, New York, NY
35. Mama’s Fish House Restaurant, Paia, HI
36. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, Pittsburgh, PA
37. Gen Korean BBQ House, Cerritos, CA
38. Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
39. Langer’s, Los Angeles, CA
40. Los Tacos No.1, New York, NY
41. Bakery Nouveau, Seattle, WA
42. Sushi Ota, San Diego, CA
43. Istanbul Grill California, Fountain Valley, CA
44. Mr. Mamas, Las Vegas, NV
45. Arun’s Indian Kichen, Coral Springs, FL
46. Cochon Butcher, New Orleans, LA
47. Coop’s West Texas Barbeque, Lemon Grove, CA
48. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Dallas, TX
49. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Miami Beach, FL
50. Beach Break Cafe, Oceanside, CA
51. Johnny Pacific, Winnetka, CA
52. Outlaws Cafe, Van Nuys, CA
53. Lou’s Cafe, San Francisco, CA
54. Los Andes Restaurant, Providence, RI
55. Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco, CA
56. Lahaina Grill, Lahaina, HI
57. The French Laundry, Yountville, CA
58. Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken, Memphis, TN
59. Uchi, Austin, TX
60. Rockfire Grill, Mission Viejo, CA
61. El Chato Taco Truck, Los Angeles, CA
62. Zahav, Philadelphia, PA
63. Helena’s Hawaiian Food, Honolulu, HI
64. Sal, Kris, & Charlie’s Deli, Astoria, NY
65. Providence, Los Angeles, CA
66. Zacatecas Restaurant, Hawthorne, CA
67. Monell’s Dining & Catering, Nashville, TN
68. Phil’s BBQ, San Diego, CA
69. Per Se, New York, NY
70. Daniel, New York, NY
71. Yoshino Japanese Deli, Carlsbad, CA
72. Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY
73. Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, Los Angeles, CA
74. Cafe Rolle, Sacramento, CA
75. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, Houston, TX
76. Musubi Cafe Iyasume, Honolulu, HI
77. Wally’s Cafe, Emeryville, CA
78. Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA
79. Neptune Oyster, Boston, MA
80. Oyster Bar, Las Vegas, NV
81. Pike Place Chowder, Seattle, WA
82. The Halal Guys, New York, NY
83. The Codmother Fish and Chips, San Francisco, CA
84. Shark Pit Maui, Lahaina, HI
85. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Saint Helena, CA
86. Genwa Korean BBQ, Los Angeles, CA
87. Little Lucca Sandwich Shop & Deli, South San Francisco, CA
88. Bobby Q, Phoenix, AZ
89. Umeke’s, Kailua-Kona, HI
90. Root Down, Denver, CO
91. Tar & Roses, Santa Monica, CA
92. Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, Lahaina, HI
93. The Waffle Window, Portland, OR
94. Café Besalu, Seattle, WA
95. Roxie Food Center, San Francisco, CA
96. Blues City Deli, Saint Louis, MO
97. Uchiko, Austin, TX
98. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf, Chicago, IL
99. 39 Degrees, Long Beach, CA
100. DishDash, Sunnyvale, CA

In case the list didn’t make you hungry enough, here’s an Insta from the number 1, California’s Porto’s Bakery & Cafe:


Potato balls don’t do it for you? Well, I automatically don’t like you, but here’s a snap from number 2, Berkeley’s Cheese Board Pizza:

Cheese Board knows how to do pizzas. 📷 by @breadbunnie 🍴 #tasteslikesf

A photo posted by @tasteslikesf on

Is it wrong to eat my lunch at 10:30am?

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, documenting her love of all things cheese related, and hosting the new PGP podcast Don't Take It From Us. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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