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Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Fresno, CA



Buffalo popcorn cauliflower at Heirloom by Yelper John D.

Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like El Patio tucked away in the Tower District and serving the tastiest shrimp cocktail in town. From hearty breakfast joints to boba bars — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Most Photographed Businesses in Fresno.

Did your favorite business make it into the top 25? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if you take the time to review it – or in this case, photograph it. So share your thoughts and photos on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list! 

Topping this year’s Top Photographed Businesses list is Heirloom, a firm Fresno favorite! They are famed for their farm to table food, served at an affordable price in a modern yet casual setting. Their most popular dishes include their tri-tip sandwich, surf and turf appetizer, and their wedge salad.

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Broccoli salad dish at Heirloom by Yelper John D.
  1. Heirloom

Cuisine:  California casual

What they’re known for: Farm to table favorites, including their tri-tip and wedge salad.

Yelpers say: “Despite a huge line outside of the building, things really progressed at a great pace. We were inside in no time and ordering, the menu selection was impressive! Once we ordered and we were sat, we took in the atmosphere; very natural and cozy feeling. I had a Brazilian Sunset: blood orange vodka, pomegranate passion fruit, fresh lemon. Perfectly balanced and so refreshing! For lunch I had the tri tip and a peach salad. My partner had the ribeye and the wedge. The quality of food was amazing, perfectly seasoned meat cooked to perfection. I loved the peach salad, super crisp and an explosion of fresh ingredients. My partner said his salad was the best wedge he’s been had! We can’t wait to return.” – Randy B.

Crab cakes at Pismo’s Coastal Grill, by Yelper Rasec B.

2. Pismo’s Coastal Grill

Cuisine: Seafood

What they’re known for: Their extensive menu including their clam chowder trio, louie salads, and fresh fish entrées. Make your reservation on Yelp.

Yelpers say: “Great food, wonderful service and fun atmosphere. We had the stuffed bread and the crab cocktail appetizer and both were absolute game changers. I had a bowl of clam chowder and crab cakes as my entrée. Both were excellent. Great flavors. Unfortunately, I was way too stuffed to try the desserts, but I am sure they are good. I definitely will be back.” – Ryan G.

Family watches the rhinos at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, by Yelper Tujim V.

3. Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Speciality: Fresno’s world-class zoo, featuring exhibits like Sea Lion Cove, African Adventure, Stingray Bay, and Wilderness Fall.

What they’re known for: You can feed giraffes, explore the reptile house, and have lunch overlooking the savanna where you’ll see rhinos, elephants, and lions.

Yelpers say: “I’ve been going to the zoo for over 30 years, and each time is more magical, more educational and inspiring. The keepers take such great care of the animals, big and small. Seeing little kids filled with wonder and excitement when they get to each exhibit makes me feel like a kid again, too. My favorite are the elephants and tigers but man, the giraffes up close is such a crazy experience. It’s amazing!” – Ashley V.

Tri-tip dip at Westwoods BBQ & Spice, by Yelper VeeVee N.

4. Westwoods BBQ & Spice

Cuisine: California barbecue

What they’re known for: Tri tip plates, homemade sides, burgers, and their chopped salad.

Yelpers say: “I had an excellent experience at Westwoods for lunch today. We sat in the bar area, and the service was excellent. I ordered a burger with no bun, and I subbed a house salad. The burger was juicy and flavorful, and the red-wine vinaigrette on the salad was killer. I love that the salad comes with slices of hard-boiled egg. As usual, the ambience was fun and lively. This is one of the great local lunch spots. I’ll be back soon.” – David G.

Breakfast at Batter Up Pancakes, by Yelper Mari D.

5. Batter Up Pancakes

Cuisine: Pancakes and breakfast dishes

What they’re known for: Fresh, handmade pancakes.

Yelpers say: “I had the s’mores pancake and a side of chicken fried steak. The pancake was just what you think it would be…. sweet and delicious. The chicken fried steak was cooked perfectly and the gravy was seasoned just right. My dining guest had the linguica and eggs with a pancake. She added strawberries to it. She said the strawberries were very sweet. And everything was very good. Talk about fresh squeezed orange juice, they have a machine squeezing oranges. Can’t get any fresher than that! Great place to grab breakfast or lunch. I’ll definitely be back to try some of the other things on their menu.” – Midori M.

6. Red Apple Cafe

7. The Annex Kitchen

8. Hino Oishi

9. Benaddiction

10. Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew

11. 1920 Tea Club

12. J Pot Mini Hot Pot & Bar

13. Dog House Grill

14. KuniSama

15. The Curry Pizza Company

16. El Patio Restaurant

17. Noodle Q Home Style Fresh Noodles

18. Elbow Room

19. SabaiDee Thai Lao Cuisine

20. Taipei 101

21. Sakura Chaya Fresno

22. Celsius Poke Bowl & Boba Bar

23. Sweet Lyfe Boba Bar

24. Sakanaya Japanese Restaurant

25. Chef Paul’s Cafe

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Most Photographed Businesses in the Fresno area according to Yelp. To come up with this list, we identified businesses on Yelp, then ranked them based on how frequently users submit photos. This list looked at businesses in and around the Fresno area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 28, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 28, 2022.

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