Are you a Yelpie? I think I just made up that word, but I would consider myself one. I am defining a “Yelpie” as someone who defaults to Yelp when in a new city to find the best restaurants to try. With that being said, I have never left a Yelp review, but I utilize Yelp and the reviews of others every time I travel. And right here in the state of Pennsylvania we have five restaurants that made the top Yelp 100 restaurant list for 2022. Four of them are basically in our backyard.
A recent Yelp article revealed the Top 100 Restaurants in America. In the Yelp list of restaurants, five total from Pennsylvania appeared as numbers 20, 29, 48, 60, and 98. Number one on this year’s list is Cocina Madrigal in Phoenix, Arizona, who is serving us made from scratch Mexican cuisine, sign me up! Note to self if ever in Phoenix stop here for lunch ( I am looking at a picture of these churros and my mouth is watering).
But enough about Phoenix, because right here in Philly 3 of the 5 top restaurants ranked in the top 100. The other 2 are found in KOP and Pittsburgh. What I found slightly surprising was there wasn’t that much variation when it came to the types of cuisine that Pennsylvania ranked for, Vietnamese, sushi, and pastries, took the cake here (no pun intended).
To create the list Yelp reached out to Yelpers for their favorite dining spots. Then, each spot was ranked by total number of submissions, ratings, reviews, and geographic representation, among other factors. If you’ve ever been to one of these Pennsylvania restaurants on the Yelp top 100 let us know!