Austin’s Bird Biscuit is on Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants list in the US

Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Bird Bird Biscuit (Courtesy Bird Bird Biscuit)

(NEXSTAR) – Cancel your dinner plans* because Yelp just released its “Top 100” list of restaurants nationwide. A local favorite also made the top 10.

The ninth annual list, released Wednesday, seeks to highlight some of Yelp’s top-rated restaurants, based on suggestions provided by Yelp users coast-to-coast. This year, restaurants from 35 different states and Washington, DC made the cut, with cuisines ranging from Afghan to Vietnamese and everything in between.

Topping the 2022 list is Cocina Madrigal, a Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Menu highlights include handmade tortillas, grilled romaine salad and “chunk birria beef enchiladas,” according to Yelp. The restaurant also boasts a 4.5-star rating on the site, based on nearly 2,400 reviews.

Aracosia-McLean, an Afghan steakhouse in McLean, Va., and Fermentation Farm, a health food market in Costa Mesa, Calif., came in second and third place, respectively. Chicago’s Michelin-starred Oriole and Austin’s Big Bird Biscuit round out the top five.

The 10 Best Country Restaurants in America, as judged by Yelp and Yelp reviews, are below.

  1. Cocina Madrigal – Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Aracosia-McLean—McLean, Virginia
  3. Fermentation Farm – Costa Mesa, California
  4. Oriole – Chicago, Illinois
  5. Bird Cookie — Austin, Texas
  6. Jackrabbit filly – Charleston, SC
  7. Junkyard Bistro—Salmon, Idaho
  8. The Goodwich – Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. OSH Restaurant & Grill — Nashville, Tennessee
  10. The Riv – The Dalles, Oregon

A full list of Yelp’s 2022 “Top 100 Restaurants” is available on the site’s blog.

Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Bird Bird Biscuit (Courtesy Bird Bird Biscuit)
Spicy Chicken Biscuit from Bird Bird Biscuit (Courtesy Bird Bird Biscuit)

In order to compile this year’s list, Yelp first solicited user suggestions. Submissions were then ranked based on their ratings, number of reviews, and number of times they were suggested by Yelp users. The rankings were further refined with the help of Yelp’s own Community Managers (i.e. Yelp team members from different parts of the country) and a “trend expert”.

“The resulting listing is collaborative and passion-driven — a true reflection of the Yelp community itself,” Yelp wrote in an emailed statement.

* Or not.

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