Am Foodie, Will Travel: The Best Restaurants in Each State

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If you love food and you love to travel, chances are you’re always looking for delicious destinations – restaurants you must try as you go from place to place. And while recommendations from Facebook and friends are definitely helpful, why not crowdsource the best spots?

According to Yelp users – and there are a lot of them – these are the restaurants you just can’t miss.


The Forge Pizzeria in Foley, Alabama gets super high marks from users on Yelp!

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Froth & Forage Coffeehouse and Eatery’s farm-to-table approach is wowing both locals and visitors in Anchorage, Alaska, so drop in next time you’re in the neighborhood.


The empanadas at Lola Empanada in San Tan Valley, Arizona, are a sight to behold. And supposedly they taste okay, too.


You might be skeptical about Yelp! recommending a bagel shop outside of NYC, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried Ozark Mountain Bagel in Bentonville, AR.


Yelpers report that they’re hesitant to keep rating Strada Eateria & Coffee in Los Angeles so high on the app because they’re afraid it’s going to become super crowded. But they just love the fresh ingredients, the fun take on classic dishes, and how invested the owners are in their business.


Users claim this poke stand compares to the very best ones in Japan and Hawaii, so it definitely sounds as though Turtle Boat in Denver is worth checking out.


Greek food is always a crowd pleaser, and Crazy Greek in Plantsville, CT, is no different!


Authentic Mediterranean fare is all the rage at Marlena’s Mediterranean Deli in Middletown, DE.


Florida is the place to get great seafood, but Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill is a standout in Sarasota.


Grab some soul food with a modern twist at the Local Wood Fired Grill in Alpharetta.


The wait can be long at Tonkatsu Tamafuji in Honolulu, but according to Yelpers, totally worth it.


Sushi in Idaho? Apparently – if it’s Sushi Sushi in Nampa!


Midwestern burgers and comfort food abound at La Nonna in Chicago.

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Don’t think healthy can still be delicious? Stop at CoreLife Eatery in Indianapolis and prepare to be wowed!


The gorgeous plates at St. Kilda Cafe and Bakery are wooing diners in Des Moines.


Chinese food is actually a staple in the Midwest, but the Hong Kong Star Restaurant in Olathe, KS, stands out from the crowd.


Louisville is an up-and-coming hotspot for movers and shakers, and they’re all loving Kathmandu Kitchen & Bar!


Shocker! Zorbas isn’t in New Orleans – it’s in Lafayette – but you don’t want to miss these gyros!


Everyone needs that great local coffee shop that gives you warm, community fuzzies and for Portland, that place is Coffee ME Up.

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Our first Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Bac, enters the list in Baltimore.


If you’re looking for a food truck-style lunch spot with a creative menu in Dedham, Yelp! users recommend Roadworthy.


In Michigan, the app recommends Tracey’s in Munising.


Sure, you can get pub food anywhere, but what about good pub food? Answer: Brunson’s Pub in Saint Paul!


If you’re ever in Pearl, MS, make sure you pop into Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi!


Missouri is famous for its BBQ, and Gettin’ Basted in Branson has a fresh take and a sweet sauce you’re going to love.

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With local users touting their “Montana” atmosphere and menu, don’t skip Horn & Cantle in Big Sky!


Never underestimate a good brunch spot – like Omaha’s Saddle Creek Breakfast Club.


One user called Hummus the “Mediterranean version of Chipotle except with fresher ingredients.” If that’s not a reason to visit Henderson then I don’t know what is.

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New Hampshire

Made-to-order Thai food is never a bad idea – and neither is Daw Kun Thai in Manchester.

New Jersey

Chanos Latin Kitchen in Pompton Lakes is more than just tacos (but we know you love tacos)!

New Mexico

Can’t decide whether you’re in the mood for French or Italian-inspired cuisine? Fresh Bistro in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque has you covered either way.

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New York

Finding a reasonably priced sushi restaurant in NYC where you can actually get a table – and the food is delicious and creative? Sushi by Bou is basically a unicorn.

North Carolina

Wilmington itself is something of a hidden gem, and so is Savorez – I highly recommend both!

North Dakota

Noodles are all the rage, and a visit to Noodlezip in Bismarck is sure to keep you warm.


Boaz Cafe is another Mediterranean restaurant capitalizing on the Chipotle model and knocking it out of the park in Cleveland.


There are so many amazing menu options at the Rolling Fork Takery in Hochatown that you just might have to roll yourself home.


Fresh menu options and killer execution make Bos Taurus a Bend can’t miss.

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If you’ve been to Trinidad and have been dying to get back, you’ll love the food and the atmosphere at Lancaster’s Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen.

Rhode Island

Pizza is always a winner, and that goes double for The District in Providence.

South Carolina

There is no lack of amazing restaurants in Charleston, and Stella’s fits right into the mix.

South Dakota

Dakota BBQ: BBQ and Custer, SD. Literally nothing can go wrong.


Yelp! users say the Asian-inspired cuisine at Pop Cup in Murfreesboro reminds them of the street food in Taipei – which I think is a compliment!


If you’re surprised that Yelp! users in El Paso voted for a Vietnamese restaurant instead of Tex Mex, well…so are the owners of Viet Restaurant, probably.


Fresh sushi galore at the Chopfuku Sushi Bar and Asian Cuisine in Taylorsville.


At North Country General in Jamaica, you’ll find comfort food with great attention to detail.


If you’re looking for a little romantic ambiance, you can’t beat Tortino Mare in Manassas Park.


Being the top rated poke bar in Seattle is a great honor for FOB Poke Bar.

West Virginia

If Mediterranean fare is right up your alley, make a pitstop at Ali’s Mediterranean Cuisine in Bridgeport.


When people put “classy” and “pizza joint” together in a review, you know that Milwaukee’s Santino’s Little Italy is a can’t miss dinner destination.


Jackson, Wyoming offers high-end fare at Glorietta Trattoria.

Happy travels!

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