Yelp just came out with their 9th annual Top 100 US Restaurants list.

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When all the reviews were counted, three Michigan restaurants made it into the top 100 list for 2022.

HOW DID YELP COME UP WITH THE TOP 100 U.S. RESTAURANT LIST?

According to Yelp, to create the Top 100 US Restaurants list, they first reached out to Yelpers for their favorite dining spots. Then, they ranked each by the total number of submissions, ratings, reviews, and geographic representation, among other factors.

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LET'S CHECK OUT THE TOP THREE ON THE TOP 100 U.S. RESTAURANT LIST

3) Fermentation Farm in Costa Mesa, California   

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Cuisine: American (New), Health Markets

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What they’re known for: Organic dishes are available in the cafe or can be ordered to-go from the market.

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You can also buy some of their 200-year-old sourdough starters, or take classes on how to ferment and pickle your own vegetables.

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Savory Porridge

One Yelp review said:

“I absolutely LOVE and recommend this place to anyone and EVERYONE in the area. The food is bursting with incredible flavors. I highly recommend the savory porridge, I’ve never had anything like it in my life!” -Jessica G. 

 

2)  Aracosia–McLean in McLean, Virginia 

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Cuisine: Afghan, Steakhouses

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What they’re known for: A house spice blend dots many of the entrees, from braised lamb to chicken kabobs.

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The menu is extensive, so many customers choose to order dishes to share among the table. Don’t forget the pumpkin dumplings.

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One Yelp review said: 

“Aracosia isn’t your typical Afghan kabobs and rice quick cafe… it’s a total authentic Afghan eating experience. The food is rich with spices and flavor—we were blown away with the quality of the dishes and the depth of cooking.” - Amirah A.

1) Cocina Madrigal in Phoenix, Arizona

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Cuisine: Mexican

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What they’re known for: Making everything from scratch, from tacos and enchiladas to the fresh-as-can-be salsa.

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 Barbacoa Green Chili Enchiladas

One Yelp review said:

 “The star of the show… was our entrees. My wife got the Crispy Salmon and it was to die for. I can’t believe how crispy it was. Amazing! I got the Barbacoa Green Chili Enchiladas and they were top-notch! Even the rice and beans were delicious.” - Mike T.

LET'S CHECK OUT THE THREE MICHIGAN RESTAURANTS THAT MADE THE TOP 100

59) Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Italian

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What they’re known for: Favorites include homemade pasta, brick-oven pizzas,

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rotisserie-roasted meats, and freshly prepared tiramisu.

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Get cozy and try the Poulet de Provence, a half roasted chicken with browned butter, mashed potatoes, and farm-fresh vegetables.

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Seafood Spaghetti 

One Yelp review said:

“Everything I have tried has been super satisfying and delish. They have fresh homemade pasta and wood-fired pizzas among other things. My favorites are the seafood spaghetti and the chicken dinner. Their pear and prosciutto pizza is also a favorite.” - Megan H.

62) Grey Ghost Detroit in Detroit, Michigan

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Cuisine: Beer Bar, American (Traditional)

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What they’re known for: Fried bologna, featuring a potato waffle, cream cheese, and jalapeño, is an unexpected treat.

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Folks also love their cheeseburger and fries with “fancy sauce.”

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One Yelp review said:

 “This is the perfect spot for drinks with friends, small plates or a dinner dish for two. The atmosphere is artsy but modern. Clean and refined. The drink menu is creative and has something for everyone. The bartenders are knowledgeable and the bar immaculate.” - Tonee S.

92) JT’s Pizza & Spirits in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Cuisine: Sports bar

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What they’re known for: Locals rave about the Deluxe Pizza with three kinds of meat

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and the CLT topped with chicken breast and garlic aioli. Can’t decide? Build your own from 24 different toppings.

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A wide selection of draft beers includes IPAs and pale ales.

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One Yelp review said:

“JT’s, in my opinion, is a hidden gem. Nestled in the hillside of old 28th St. lies an unassuming restaurant with great ambiance, abundant drinks, and a kick-arse, gluten-free option menu.” - Sandy H.

I've only been to Bistro Bella Vita so I'll need to make plans to check out the other two Michigan restaurants that made the Top 100 list

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