Yelp has released its 2020 list of 100 Best Places to Eat in America and with eateries in nearly all 50 states, we can’t think of a better reason to start planning that road trip. 

To be clear, this isn’t a pure list of the 100 restaurants with the best overall Yelp ratings, but rather a curated list showcasing some of the best Yelp-reviewed joints across the country. To determine Yelp’s Best Places to Eat in 2020, a data science team first pulled the top restaurants by ratings and number of reviews in 2019 across the U.S. and then curated a list with representation based on the regions overall share of top-rated restaurants. 


The results are a dynamic and sometimes quirky snapshot of American dining with a little bit of everything, from white-tablecloth Italian in Chattanooga to a gumbo food truck in Portland, Oregon. Despite good overall diversity, a whopping 20 restaurants on the list are located in California—by far the most of any state. 

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

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