2024 Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat celebrate local hidden gems

Bunbury in Miami, FL, Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat
Bunbury in Miami, FL, Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat / Bunbury/Yelp

Whether it is a special occasion or the weekly night out spot, a favorite restaurant is more than just a spectacular plate of food. It is the service, ambiance, and every attention to all the details that make the meal even more satisfying. As seen on the 2024 Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat, the celebrated locations should top the must eat list.  

Since 2014, the annual Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat has highlighted 750 establishments across more than 380 cities. The lists have highlighted all types of restaurants. From celebrated chefs to small mom and pop establishments, the list is a slice of where people crave that food. It is not about hype, a well-crafted message, or some other enticement. It is about a memorable meal that brings people back to the table time and again.  

As Tara Lewis, Yelp’s Trend Expert said, “From New York City to Houston, and Florida to California, Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list celebrates the must-visit local restaurants across the United States. This year’s list embraces the unique tastes of our users and spotlights the beloved hidden gems across local communities.”   

What are some of the celebrated restaurants on 2024 Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat? 

The 2024 Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat showcase some food trends that diners want. While there is great diversity on the list, a large percentage of restaurants are Asian, Asian Fusion, and Southeast Asian. Whether these findings are changing dining habits or spirited offerings that impress with bold flavors, the reality is that people are not only wanting just plain meat and potatoes on the plate.  

Topping this list is Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona. Presented by James Beard Award semi-finalist, Wendy Garcia, the vegetarian Latin food is as flavorful as it is innovative. It is a take where people get those classic flavors but have a healthy eating spin which is appreciated. 

Overall, the restaurants represent a wide range of diversity. From a casual, quick bite like Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy in San Antonio to EDOBOY, the eight-seat sushi spot in Orlando, people are passionate about these dining experiences.  

The complete list of Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat can be read online. And, remember to read all the comments on those reviews. It can be a great way to find a hidden gem at both home and while traveling.