Of course, you already know all the best spots for eating and drinking in your city (*wink* you're welcome! *wink*), but if you're willing to break out of your local bodega bacon-egg-and-cheese bubble and set out on an eating adventure across the country, Yelp's here to help with its new list of the best restaurants in America.
Released on Wednesday, the new Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2016 features highly rated restaurants and eateries that Yelp's notoriously opinionated users say everyone "must try within this lifetime," according to the site. And if you've ever spent much time on Yelp, well, we're sorry. Most reviews are borderline nonsense. While the list is sprinkled with many of the nation's most acclaimed fine-dining restaurants like The French Laundry, Alinea, and Per Se, many more local favorites dominate the top 100 -- from barbecue to baked goods.
Interestingly, restaurants located on the West Coast own most of the top 10 spots, and even make up about half of the top 25. The No. 1 eatery, Porto's Bakery & Cafe, is located in Burbank, CA, followed by Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley, CA, and Paseo in Seattle. OK, OK, maybe it really is the "best coast," but the East Coast, the Southwest, and the Midwest are also represented in the ranking. You can check out the full list of all 100 of the restaurants over at Yelp, but we've pulled the top 15 for you, right here: