Here's The One Restaurant To Try In Every State In 2018, According To Yelp
Did your favorite new spot make the list?
Do you love eating amazing food? Are you constantly on the lookout for the most delicious new restaurants around?
Us too. So we asked Yelp for the top new restaurant that opened this past year in every single state — which they measured using an algorithm that takes into account the number of reviews and star ratings for every new restaurant on the site.
So here are the 51 best new places in the country to chow down in 2018 — straight from Yelp users who love food and dining out as much as you do.
1. The Forge Pizzeria, Foley, Alabama
2. Froth & Forage Coffeehouse and Eatery, Anchorage, Alaska
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"One the best, if not the best place to eat in Anchorage! As soon as you take a bite of anything from the menu you'll be hooked. Everything is local (farm to table) and homemade from scratch." —Yelper Jeanee V.
"I cannot recommend this hidden gem enough! Farm-to-table approach dining with an Alaskan twist. I've enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner there and never been disappointed." —Yelper Lee H.
3. Lola Empanada, San Tan Valley, Arizona
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"A pearl in the desert is this place! The food is out of this world!! Light, flaky empanadas are to die for!! Well worth going out of your way for." —Yelper David F.
"The outside of these empanadas are so flaky and crispy. Lots of meat on the inside; flavors were on point. Great service, friendly, fast, clean. Will definitely come back." —Yelper Tina N.
4. Ozark Mountain Bagel, Bentonville, Arkansas
5. Strada Eateria & Coffee, Los Angeles, California
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"I love this place. I'm almost hesitant to mention it because it's getting more and more crowded. The food is amazing; the owners go above and beyond." —Yelper Jenny G.
"Definitely one of the best eateries in downtown LA. The menu is bold, purposeful, and excites the palate. Delicious vegetarian & vegan options and amazing sandwiches for my "cheat days" keep me coming back for more." —Yelper Hassan D.
10. Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill, Sarasota, Florida
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"If you love delicious seafood prepared flawlessly, this is the place for you. Everything is cooked to highlight the high quality, pulled fresh from the gulf." —Yelper Scott B.
"Our favorite!! Best fresh fish and crab claws!!! The fish list is changing daily. The Key lime pie is the best there is." —Yelper George C.
11. The Local Wood Fired Grill, Alpharetta, Georgia
12. Tonkatsu Tamafuji, Honolulu, Hawaii
13. Sushi Sushi, Nampa, Idaho
14. La Nonna, Chicago, Illinois
15. CoreLife Eatery, Indianapolis, Indiana
16. St. Kilda Cafe and Bakery, Des Moines, Iowa
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"This may be my new favorite place in all of Des Moines. The menu is a variety of nice, fresh, healthy options. Not only is the food colorful and beautiful — its delicious. The space itself is just beautiful. I cannot wait to come by again to try some other things on the menu and the cocktails. Highly recommend this place." —Yelper Jewel P.
17. Hong Kong Star Restaurant, Olathe, Kansas
18. Kathmandu Kitchen & Bar, Louisville, Kentucky
19. Zorbas, Lafayette, Louisiana
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"Hands down: best gyros ever! Their salads also looked wonderful! Service was excellent and we felt welcomed from the moment we hit the door!" —Yelper Laura S.
"This place is a hidden gem. Nice menu, and all of the ingredients are super fresh. Very friendly staff as well. The portion sizes are enough to feed two and each item on the menu is reasonably priced." —Yelper Cajun K.
20. Coffee ME Up, Portland, Maine
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"Coffee ME Up is the type of neighborhood place everyone should aspire to have and is it is certainly one we will be adopting as our own breakfast and lunch spot whenever we are staying in Portland." —Yelper Lindsay D.
I just moved to Portland and can't get enough of this place! The staff are friendly, the shop itself is cozy, and the coffee is some of the best I've ever had! They also have an amazing selection of pastries, breakfast sandwiches and lunch options. Highly recommend. —Yelper Morgan P.
21. Pho Bac, Baltimore, Maryland
22. Roadworthy, Dedham, Massachusetts
23. Tracey's, Munising, Michigan
24. Brunson's Pub, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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"SO happy to see a place like this open up in this neighborhood." —Yelper Angela J.
"This place is SOLID. The food was amazing. I generally don't love pub food, but everything I tasted was so high-quality. We will be back. I've been telling everyone I know about the place." —Yelper Jesse G.
25. Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi, Pearl, Mississippi
26. Gettin' Basted, Branson, Missouri
27. Horn & Cantle, Big Sky, Montana
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"Absolutely wonderful! Best of the best! Such a hidden gem. Three years in Big Sky and I had never been here. We will definitely be back. Awesome Montana atmosphere, perfect dishes, perfect service." —Yelper Jessica B.
"We had a great experience at Horn & Cantle! The menu was very rustic and Montana, and the atmosphere was western and romantic. I enjoyed the fondue, the steak tartare and the prosciutto-wrapped pork chop. All cooked to perfection!" —Yelper Summer J.
28. Saddle Creek Breakfast Club, Omaha, Nebraska
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"Wow, this is by far my new favorite brunch spot in Omaha. The food was absolutely to die for. The atmosphere is super cute and homey. Also, the service is outstanding! I'll definitely be back." —Yelper Samar E.
"Amazing, inventive food! The eggs benny was the best I've ever had, as well as the French toast! The atmosphere was clean, minimal, yet fun. Super-cool little spot. I can't recommend it enough!" —Yelper Caitlin C.
29. Hummus, Henderson, Nevada
30. Daw Kun Thai, Manchester, New Hampshire
31. Chanos Latin Kitchen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
32. Fresh Bistro, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
33. Sushi by Bou, New York, New York
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"This is THE BEST OMAKASE in NYC for the price where you'll actually be able to get a seat. The food is absolutely phenomenal, the drinks are phenomenal (like actually amazing), and the atmosphere is super chill. The price is super cheap too for an omakase of this quality." —Yelper Jillian B.
"I never had sushi like this before. Staff was great and our sushi chef was awesome. This was one of the best sushi experiences I've ever had. Everything was very flavorful and done with intention; they really take the time to create an amazing selection." —Yelper Victor S.
34. Savorez, Wilmington, North Carolina
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"Absolutely amazing. First time in Wilmington, came here for Sunday brunch, and it was SO DELICIOUS!! Ordered the biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, and a side of chorizo. Not a single negative thing to say here; all of it was incredible, especially the huevos rancheros. Will be dreaming of this dish and this place till the next time!" —Yelper Rachael I.
"Finally had dinner at Savorez and I'm angry with myself for not going sooner! Get there early, as it is a small spot and fills up quickly. The food is absolutely outstanding. Your tastebuds and belly will thank you!!!" —Yelper Byon S.
35. Noodlezip, Bismarck, North Dakota
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"Awesome food, awesome prices, awesome restaurant. Awesome value. We ordered the ribs, ramen, and pho. All the ingredients were fresh and cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back." —Yelper Peter M.
"This restaurant makes you forget you're in North Dakota — it's actually quality food, reasonably priced, and has awesome service. The atmosphere here is very trendy, yet still friendly. Loved it." —Yelper Madeleine D.
36. Boaz Cafe, Cleveland, Ohio
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"We got a gyro and a chicken shawarma. They are very generous on their portions! The meats are tender, juicy, and have so much flavor! All the added veggies and sauces are what push these over the edge. They feel so fresh and don't make you feel heavy or weighed down after eating it." —Yelper Letoya M.
37. Rolling Fork Takery, Hochatown, Oklahoma
38. Bos Taurus, Bend, Oregon
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"I've traveled the world and lived in NY, Chicago, London, and San Francisco and experienced amazing cuisine, Michelin stars. However, this is by FAR one of my very favorite meals of all time! Bravo — from app to desert — can't wait to come back." —Yelper Rhonda M.
"Bravo, Bos Taurus! You've exceeded my expectations in every way, which isn't an easy feat. This is the restaurant that Bend has needed. Try the Wagyu, it's mind-blowing." —Yelper Brian O.
"I was in Charleston visiting from Atlanta last weekend and was lucky enough to have both lunch and dinner here. This is the most authentic Greek food I've ever had outside of yiayia's kitchen!" —Yelper Alexia N.
"Wow! Stella's never fails to deliver. The staff is friendly, the space is gorgeous, the menu accommodates all eating styles, and the food is AMAZING (and the portions are extremely generous)." —Yelper Aynne H.
42. Dakota BBQ, Custer, South Dakota
43. Pop Cup, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
44. Viet Restaurant, El Paso, Texas
45. Chopfuku Sushi Bar and Asian Cuisine, Taylorsville, Utah
46. North Country General, Jamaica, Vermont
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"Happened upon this place on our drive home from Manchester. Thank God we did! Everything there was local. We had the cheeseburger with this amazing chipotle sauce. We also had the baked fries, which were cooked perfectly. All the beer was local and delicious." —Yelper Nikki W.
What a find! Great and creative menu with some very healthy choices (and a few not so). Well worth a stop!! —Yelper Darrin N.
47. Tortino Mare, Manassas Park, Virginia
48. FOB Poke Bar, Seattle, Washington
49. Ali's Mediterranean Cuisine, Bridgeport, West Virginia
50. Santino's Little Italy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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"This is one hell of a pizza joint. Between the classy atmosphere and the great service, it's a solid spot." —Yelper Chadrick J.
"Wonderful experience, wonderful environment, wonderful pasta and pizza. I'm so glad a place as good as Santinos has opened up so near to my home." —Yelper Dan B.
51. Glorietta Trattoria, Jackson, Wyoming
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"Whether you live in Jackson or are here to visit, don't miss this gem!" —Yelper Katie N.
"Food was on point — we were blown away by the house-made agnolotti and grilled mushrooms. Most of the food was served "family style," which was fun and allowed us to taste more." —Yelper Mike P.
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