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!
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.