While dining out has changed since the pandemic began, one thing hasn’t changed – Yelpers love to eat! This year, we tapped the Yelp community for nominations of their favorite restaurants and today we are thrilled to announce the Top 100 Places to Eat in 2022 in the U.S.
Topping this year’s list is Cocina Madrigal, a Latinx father and son-owned Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. Yelpers love their chicken enchiladas, oaxaca fundido and beef birria enchiladas. Cocina Madrigal made their Top 100 debut in 2019 but this year marks their first time topping the list.
Other returning favorites this year include Santo Bruklin, (no. 13 in Brooklyn, NY), Cafe Kacao (no. 17 in Oklahoma City, OK) and Skull’s Rainbow Room (no. 14 in Nashville, TN). New this year, you’ll find The Sleepy Rooster (no. 41), an Ohio breakfast spot restaurant that opened in January 2021, and Ruthie’s All Day (no. 26), a D.C. area restaurant that serves deviled eggs and brisket bennie loved by Yelpers.
Nearly all of our Top 100 restaurants in the U.S. are affordable spots where you can enjoy a meal for $30 or under. In our ninth annual list, you’ll also find a variety of cuisines reflecting the diverse tastes of the Yelp community. From Afghan cuisine, like Aracosia (no. 2 in McLean, VA), to Japanese to Honduran, there’s something for everyone!
Did your favorite restaurant make this year’s list? Let us know on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok with #YelpTop100. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if people take the time to review it, so share your thoughts on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list! Heading to Canada? Check out our Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada for 2022!
Methodology: To determine Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in 2022, Yelp reached out to the user community first, requesting individuals to submit restaurants that they can’t wait to return to in 2022 in the U.S. Yelp’s data science team analyzed the submissions from the community to determine the top restaurants by ratings, number of reviews, and volume of submissions, with geographic representation based on equal share of submissions of top-rated restaurants nationally. Yelp further curated the list with the expertise of our Community Managers around the country to finalize the rankings. The resulting list is collaborative and passion driven – an accurate reflection of the Yelp Community itself.