The Most Yelp-Reviewed Restaurant in the Biggest City of Every State

Restaurants reviewed well by 1,000's of people are worth a try!

Written by Carly Hallman

What is the best restaurant in every state, according to Yelp reviews? Since 2004, the Yelp website has been receiving five-star reviews from restaurant enthusiasts in every major US city. What does their data show us? It shows the most-reviewed restaurant on Yelp in each major city of every state. So where are the most reviewed, top-rated restaurants in the US according to Yelp?

The most-reviewed restaurant on Yelp among those in the largest cities is Bottega Louie in Los Angeles, but topping the site’s list of the best places to eat in the country is TKB Bakery & Deli in Indio, CA. According to the Yelp top 100 list, many of the highest-rated Yelp restaurants are actually in smaller municipalities like Hialeah, FL, Chelsea, MA, and Waukegan, IL.

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The Most Yelp-Reviewed Restaurant in the Biggest City of Every State

City + State Restaurant + Price Reviews + Restaurant Type
Birmingham, AL Saw’s Soul Kitchen, $$ 507 reviews, 4.5 stars, Barbecue
Anchorage, AK Moose’s Tooth, $$ 1,551 reviews, 4.5 stars, Pizza
Phoenix, AZ The Arrogant Butcher, $$ 1,632 reviews, 4 stars, American
Little Rock, AR Flying Fish, $$ 427 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood
Los Angeles, CA Bottega Louie, $$ 14,342 reviews, 4 stars, Italian
Denver, CO Snooze: An A.M. Bakery, $$ 3,168 reviews, 4.5 stars, Breakfast & Brunch
Bridgeport, CT Mecha Noodle Bar, $$ 479 reviews, 4 stars, Ramen
Wilmington, DE Border Cafe, $$ 419 reviews, 4 stars, Cajun
Jacksonville, FL Hawkers Asian Street Fare, $$ 916 reviews, 4 stars, Asian
Atlanta, GA Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, $$ 2,749 reviews, 4 stars, Barbecue
Honolulu, HI Marukame Udon, $ 6,730 reviews, 4.5 stars, Japanese
Boise, ID Fork, $$ 993 reviews, 4 stars, American
Chicago, IL Girl & the Goat, $$$ 6,902 reviews, 4.5 stars, American
Indianapolis, IN St. Elmo Steak House, $$$ 1,387 reviews, 4 stars, Steakhouse
Des Moines, IA Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, $$ 884 reviews, 4 stars, Burgers
Wichita, KS Doo-Dah Diner, $$ 483 reviews, 4.5 stars, Diner
Louisville, KY Doc Crow’s, $$ 901 reviews, 4 stars, Southern
New Orleans, LA Acme Oyster House, $$ 5,014 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood
Portland, ME Eventide Oyster Company, $$ 2,041 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood
Balitmore, MD Woodberry Kitchen, $$$ 1,916 reviews, 4 stars, American
Boston, MA Neptune Oyster, $$$ 3,991 reviews, 4.5 stars, Seafood
Detroit, MI Slows Bar BQ, $$ 1,774 reviews, 4 stars, Barbecue
Minneapolis, MN Butcher & the Boar, $$$ 1,287 reviews, 4.5 stars, American
Jackson, MS The Pig & Pint, $$ 461 reviews, 4.5 stars, Barbecue
Kansas City, MO Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, $$ 2,727 reviews, 4.5 stars, Barbecue
Billings, MT The Fieldhouse, $$ 250 reviews, 4.5 stars, American
Omaha, NE Plank Seafood Provisions, $$ 663 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood
Las Vegas, NV Mon Ami Gabi, $$ 7,586 reviews, 4 stars, French
Manchester, NH Republic Cafe & Bistro, $$ 498 reviews, 4.5 stars, Mediterranean
Newark, NJ Tops Diner, $$ 1,682 reviews, 4.5 stars, Diner
Albuquerque, NM Frontier Restaurant, $ 1,353 reviews, 4 stars, Mexican
New York, NY Ippudo East Village, $$ 9,173 reviews, 4 stars, Ramen
Charlotte, NC Haberdish, $$ 355 reviews, 4.5 stars, Southern
Fargo, ND Würst Bier Hall, $$ 216 reviews, 4.5 stars, German
Columbus, OH Hot Chicken Takeover, $$ 1,008 reviews, 4.5 stars, Chicken Shop
Oklahoma City, OK Kitchen No. 324, $$ 763 reviews, 4.5 stars, American
Portland, Oregon Screen Door, $$ 5,216 reviews, 4.5 stars, Cajun
Philadelphia, PA Barbuzzo, $$ 2,087 reviews, 4.5 stars, Mediterranean
Providence, RI Los Andes Restaurant, $$ 1,590 reviews, 4.5 stars, Peruvian
Charleston, SC Hominy Grill, $$ 1,971 reviews, 4 stars, Southern
Sioux Falls, SD Phillips Avenue Diner, $$ 214 reviews, 4 stars, Diner
Nashville, TN Hattie B’s Chicken, $$ 3,388 reviews, 4.5 stars, Southern
Houston, TX The Breakfast Klub, $$ 3,095 reviews, Southern
Salt Lake City, UT Red Iguana, $$ 2,684 reviews, 4.5 stars, Mexican
Burlington, VT The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, $$ 1,163 reviews, 4 stars, Burgers
Virginia Beach, VA Waterman’s Surfside Grille, $$ 1,164 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood
Seattle, WA Pike Place Chowder, $$ 5,443 reviews, 4.5 stars, Seafood
Charleston, WV Pies & Pints, $$ 475 reviews, 4.5 stars, Pizza
Milwaukee, WI Blue’s Egg, $$ 1,106 reviews, 4.5 stars, Breakfast
Cheyenne, WY Wyoming’s Rib & Chop House, $$ 320 reviews, 4 stars, Seafood & Steakhouse

But when you’re looking for the best place to eat where you live, keep in mind that there’s a secret to looking up businesses on Yelp: “Best restaurants near me” usually returns results based on keywords and other factors. If you sort restaurants by the most reviewed on Yelp, restaurants that have been reviewed by thousands will show up. You’ll have a better indication of that business’s quality than when you simply look up, “highest-rated restaurants near me.” If you want to find the best restaurants in the United States, looking up the places to eat with thousands upon thousands of reviews is a smart way to go: These businesses have more competition and need to rise above to get noticed!

Yelp reviews have been collected here from some of the most populated areas in the US: the largest cities in every state. We’ve found good places to eat in cities from Portland, ME, to Portland, OR, and from New Orleans to Chicago to Anchorage. These are, in essence, the top 50 places to eat in America, so what do they have to offer?

Among the best restaurants in NYC is Ippudo East Village, with more than 9,000 reviews, which offers ramen, pork buns, and other Asian treats. On the west coast, LA local favorite Bottega Louie is an Italian bakery and breakfast joint famous for macaroons and pizza. Look up the most-reviewed restaurants near you and see if you agree with what you see. In tourist towns like New Orleans or Honolulu, is it only the tourist traps that are getting the most reviews, or did your favorite spot make the list?

Note that when you search for the most reviewed rather than “best places to eat near me,” whether you’re in Idaho or Hawaii, you’ll likely not get the extremely expensive restaurants (with the “$$$$” symbol on Yelp). That’s simply because this level is well outside of the normal price range of the average person. Most people can afford restaurants in the “$$” or “$$$” categories, which is why they get many more reviews. So if you’re looking to spend thousands of dollars in one night at the best restaurant in town, this list may not be the way to go. But you could have a road trip across America to try these more affordable places and experience some of the best restaurants in each state that many thousands of people have enjoyed!


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