Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S: Selected Deals from the Best 30 Restaurants and Bistros in America

Yelp released its list of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. today, with places in California featuring heavily in the top 10.

To determine Yelp's Best Places to Eat in 2020, the company's data science team pulled the top restaurants by ratings and number of reviews in 2019 across the U.S., with representation based on each place's share of top rated restaurants nationally, the company told Newsweek. The team then curated the list with the expertise of the company's community managers around the country to finalize the rankings.

"This year's "Top 100 Places to Eat" list saw breakfast and brunch as a top restaurant category, with 15 restaurants offering the cuisine and nearly all the businesses on the list are priced under $30 per person," Yelp's Trend Expert Tara Lewis told Newsweek. "Many of the businesses on this year's list are fast casual spots and many are what you might consider a hole in the wall, counter service type spots such as Healthy Substance (Chicago, IL) and Croby's Urban Viddles (Charlottesville, VA)."

The analysis done by the data science team found that nearly all the businesses on the list are priced under $30 per person. Interestingly, over 50 percent of the businesses in the top 100 opened within the last two years, with 27 of them joining Yelp in 2019.

To help readers make the most of this list, Newsweek has rounded up the best deals for places to eat in the top 30 U.S. restaurants, according to Yelp.

Yelp top 100 places to eat 2020
Stock image: Brunch places seem to be more popular that other restaurants according to Yelp's Top 100 iStock

Farmbird—Washington D.C.

According to its website, meals are made from scratch daily, using fresh ingredients and classic techniques. Farmbird uses birds are raised humanely on an all-vegetarian diet without growth hormones or antibiotics on regional farms in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Get the first delivery from this restaurant free with Cavier.

Kahuku Farms—Kahuku, Hawaii

Kahuku Farms is a result of two farming families spanning back three generations in Hawaii. It creates its meals and drinks from local and fresh ingredients. When ordering an iced drink, add a scoop of sorbet for $1.50 and all Keiki (under-12s) items include a freshly squeezed lemonade.

Shish Ke Baba—San Francisco, CA

This Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant is based in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. Get one free baklava with any plate purchase.

The Fuel Shack—San Clemente, CA

This eatery provides carefully selected breakfast and lunch items, prepared without the use of a fryer, griddle or grill, instead using slow-cooking methods. If customers write a review on the restaurant before February 1, 2020, they will be in with a chance of winning $500.

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ—Bakersfield, CA

The catering company, also a restaurant, prides itself on "down home southern food and BBQ". It describes its menu "reminiscent of Grandma's home cooking with some modern influences". Get 10 percent off the first order.

Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe—Grapevine, TX

This Tex-Mex establishment serves gourmet tamales and a diverse selection of salsa. It opened in 2009 and is considered by some to be the best Tex Mex in the Lone Star State. Get one free beverage with your order using the offer on Yelp.

KravedLas Vegas, NV

This restaurant serves modernized versions of favorite comfort foods. Customers can try the slow-cooked and expertly seasoned rotisserie meats, pairing them with any one of their unique sides or homemade sauces. Get free Hummus and Pita Chips with your order on Yelp.

Bulegreen Cafe YardOakland Park, FL

Bule is the name of the pot used to create the special way the bistro brews its coffee at the table. Get 10 percent off an order using the offer on Yelp.

The full list of Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2020 is below.

  1. Shawarma Guys - San Diego, California
  2. Pisces Poke & Ramen - Los Angeles, California ⧫
  3. Farmbird - Washington D.C.
  4. Burgerama - Valley Village, California
  5. Cocina Madrigal - Phoenix, Arizona ♥ ⧫
  6. Fratellino - Coral Gables, Florida
  7. Yardie Spice - Homestead, Florida
  8. Sweet Rice - Gardena, California
  9. Soichi Sushi - San Diego, California ♥
  10. Pikul Thai Bistro - Fairfield, California ⧫
  11. Kahuku Farms - Kahuku, Hawaii
  12. Shish Ke Baba - San Francisco, California
  13. The Fuel Shack - San Clemente, California
  14. PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ - Bakersfield, California
  15. Roundhouse Deli - Roseville, California
  16. Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe - Grapevine, Texas ⧫
  17. SP Brazilian Steakhouse - Lakeway, Texas
  18. Kra Z Kai's Laotian Barbeque - Corona, California ⧫
  19. Karved - Las Vegas, Nevada ⧫
  20. Southern Charm Cafe - Cape Canaveral, Florida
  21. Gino's Deli Stop N Buy - San Antonio, Texas
  22. Craft Pita - Houston, Texas
  23. Taneda Sushi in Kaiseki - Seattle, Washington ♥
  24. Mumbo Gumbo PDX - Portland, Oregon ⧫
  25. Garlic Yuzu - Las Vegas, Nevada
  26. Mr bibi - Oceanside, California
  27. Bulegreen Cafe Yard - Oakland Park, Florida
  28. Sky Rocket Burger - Dallas, Texas
  29. Scotty's Cafe - Columbus, Ohio
  30. The Aussie Grind - Frisco, Texas
  31. Greek Unique - Ashburn, Virginia
  32. Yahya's Mediterranean Grill & Pastries - Denver, Colorado
  33. Nini's Deli - Chicago, Illinois
  34. Lewis Barbecue - Charleston, South Carolina
  35. Daybreak Pleasant Street - Gainesville, Florida
  36. Otis - Brooklyn, New York
  37. ACHILLES - Santa Clara, California ⧫
  38. Gotta B Crepes - Evanston, Illinois
  39. Taqueria La Familia - Denver, Colorado ⧫
  40. Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar - Providence, Rhode Island ⧫
  41. Zaap Thai - Portland, Oregon
  42. Asiana Thai & Sushi - Cincinnati, Ohio
  43. Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine - Orlando, Florida ⧫
  44. Chellas Arepa Kitchen - Lancaster, Pennsylvania ⧫
  45. New Mexico Tamale Co - Ferndale, Washington
  46. German Knoodle - St. Petersburg, Florida ⧫
  47. Kuji Asian Grill - Woodland, California
  48. Bombay River - Red Bank, New Jersey ⧫
  49. Carmelina's - Boston, Massachusets ♥
  50. Arario Midtown - Reno, Nevada
  51. Indo - St. Louis, Missouri
  52. The Curry Pizza Company 2 - Fresno, California ⧫
  53. Barista Del Barrio - Tucson, Arizona
  54. Korai Kitchen - Jersey City, New Jersey ♥
  55. 310 Eatery - Albany, California
  56. Dia De Los Takos - Albuquerque, New Mexico
  57. Healthy Substance - Chicago, Illinois
  58. Forma Pasta Factory - Brooklyn, New York
  59. Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis, Tennesse
  60. Croby's Urban Viddles - Charlottesville, Virginia
  61. Mr. Pollo - Pensacola, Florida
  62. Yassin's Falafel House - Knoxville, Tennesse
  63. The Local Wood Fired Grill - Alpharetta, Georgia
  64. Hold Fast Kitchen and Spirits - New York, New York
  65. Tibbitts @ Fern Hill - Tacoma, Washington
  66. Acevedo's Hawaicano Cafe - Kahului, Hawaii
  67. Tuna Kahuna - Burlingame, California
  68. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que - Kansas City, Kansas
  69. Hawaii Poke Bowl - Eagan, Minnesota ⧫
  70. Trattoria 360 - Campbell, California
  71. Porque No? Tacos - Oakland, California
  72. Stella's - Richmond, Virginia
  73. Indian Gardens Cafe & Market - Sedona, Arizona
  74. Noodle Man - Virginia Beach, Virginia
  75. Peck Peck Korean Style Chicken - Teaneck, New Jersey
  76. Pruller Restaurant - Marlborough, Massachusetts
  77. Jackie M's & Son - Augusta, Georgia
  78. JJ's Caffe - Brockton, Massachusetts
  79. Odd Duck - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  80. Chez Genèse - Greensboro, North Carolina
  81. Otaru Sushi Bar - New Haven, Connecticut
  82. Fox & Fig - Savannah, Georgia
  83. The Box & Burgers Eatery - Kirkland, Washington
  84. Yummy Pollo - Louisville, Kentucky ⧫
  85. El Bocado - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  86. Inizio - Buffalo, New York
  87. MOZZ - Provo, Utah
  88. Bae Bae's Kitchen - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⧫
  89. Alleia - Chattanooga, Tennesse ♥
  90. Yannis Golden Gyros - Indianapolis, Indiana
  91. Sunny Point Café - Asheville, North Carolina
  92. Wright's Barbecue - Johnson, Arkansas
  93. Banh Mi Brothers - Charlotte, North Carolina ⧫
  94. Ten/6 - Couer d'Alene, Idaho
  95. Los Primos Tex Mex & Grill - Rockville, Maryland ♥
  96. Plank Seafood Provisions - Omaha, Nebraska
  97. Cafe Kacao - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ♥
  98. MAKS Asian Kitchen & Sushi - Fort Myers, Florida
  99. Vizo's African Bar & Restaurant - Lubbock, Texas
  100. Falafel cafe - Birmingham, Alabama

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