15 Most Photographed Businesses in the Midwest, According to Yelp

In celebration of fifteen years of Yelp, we tapped on the shoulder of our data scientists to find Yelp’s 15 most photographed businesses in the Midwest. These drool-worthy spots range from an art museum in Detroit to a famous horse track in Louisville.

This is an all-time list of the 15 most photographed businesses in the Midwest, according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses across all categories, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. We included only two businesses per state for geographic diversity.

1: Girl & The Goat, Chicago, IL

Goat empanadas at Girl & The Goat (Photo by Yelper Tiffany W)

2: The Purple Pig, Chicago, IL

Cannolis with squash and pistachio (Photo by Yelper Alman L)

3: Q39 – Midtown, Kansas City, MO

BBQ sliders of chicken, brisket and pulled pork (Photo by Yelper Ron N)

4: Pappy’s Smokehouse, St. Louis, MO

Half slab of ribs and sides (Photo by Yelper John K)

5: Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, Kansas City, KS

You can’t go wrong with the pulled pork and full slab of ribs! (Photo by Yelper Sunny K)

6: Milktooth, Indianapolis, IN

“The best bacon I’ve ever had.” (Photo by Yelper Shawn T)

7: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

“No big deal, just a theme park in the middle of a mall.” (Photo by Yelper Jessica S)

8: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

” A Cleveland staple, the center of the rock universe – the exhibits are amazing. The video of the inductees year by year is fascinating.” -Yelper Olivia A (Photo by Yelper Harley C)

9: Nada, Indianapolis, IN

Yelp tip: order the crispy pork belly tacos and churros. (Photo by Yelper Mike F)

10: Spoon & Stable, Minneapolis, MN

Tamarind Pork Chop (Photo by Lisa I)

11: Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

“There is also a beautiful place to eat called the Kresge Court that will make you believe that you are sitting in alley cafe between old London churches.” -Yelper Denny P (Photo by Yelper Alfred B)

12: Maplewood Kitchen & Bar, Cincinnati, OH

Yelpers recommend the chicken tinga and lemon ricotta pancakes. Photo by Yelper Britta S.

13: Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH

“Tip: if you want to see Fiona the Hippo more active instead of just sleeping, go more in the afternoon!” -Yelper Brianna B. (Photo by Yelper Grace S.)

14: The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

“Greenfield Village is just as iconic as the museum and the pair of them make for a pretty fun weekend excursion.” – Yelper Scott S (Photo by Yelper John K.)

15: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

“Between the beautiful building and the rich history, being at Churchill Downs makes you feel like part of something very special.” – Yelper Amy B. (Photo by Yelper Mohib Q.)