Urbanspoon Reveals Top 100 Cheap Eats Restaurant List

Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application and reservation management system, today released its list of America’s Most Popular Cheap Eats, spotlighting 100 restaurants across the U.S. where diners can get the tastiest bang for their buck. The list is based on a deep dive of Urbanspoon’s database of more than 1 million restaurants for those eateries that received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the Urbanspoon community, and diners.

“Urbanspoon users know that a great meal doesn’t have to end with an exorbitant check,” said Kara Nortman, SVP of Consumer Businesses, CityGrid Media. “From breakfast burritos to late night pizza, this list has something to satisfy every craving without breaking the bank.”

The Urbanspoon list of America’s Most Popular Cheap Eats covers 27 states and 61 metropolitan areas.  It comes as no surprise that states known for their expansive cuisine options have a solid presence on the list, with both New York and California boasting seven restaurants each, but strong numbers point to an array of delicious cost-conscious options peppering states across the Midwest and South as well.  Florida topped the list with ten restaurants appearing in the Top 100, Texas boasted nine, eight cheap eateries in Tennessee earned nods (five in Memphis alone), and Louisiana and Oklahoma each had six restaurants on the list.

Popping up on the list are a plethora of delis and cafes with mouth-watering offerings, with highlights including a Fayetteville grilled cheese joint, St. Louis’ frozen custard, and Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnut, all sure to inspire both local pride and hunger pangs.

Restaurants on the Urbanspoon’s 2012 America’s Most Popular Cheap Eats list were selected based on a rating algorithm that includes: blog posts on Urbanspoon; diner voting behavior; consumer reviews; critic reviews; and page views.

The complete list is included below and is available online at http://www.urbanspoon.com/blog/107/Americas-Most-Popular-Cheap-Eats.html.

Atlanta, GA
Vortex Bar & Grill (Midtown)
Vortex Bar & Grill (Little Five Points/Candler Park)

Austin, TX
Hopdoddy Burger Bar (South Congress)
Hut’s Hamburgers
Magnolia Cafe South

Baltimore, MD
Blue Moon Cafe

Bellevue, NE
Stella’s Hamburgers

Boston, MA
Mike’s Pastry

Buford, GA
Rico’s World Kitchen

Burbank, CA
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

Chattanooga, TN
Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken

Chesapeake, VA
The Broken Egg Bistro

Chicago, IL
Hot Doug’s
Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Cincinnati, OH
Adriatico’s Pizza
Eli’s BBQ

Columbus, OH
Thurman Cafe

Cottonwood Heights, UT
Lone Star Taqueria

Decatur, GA
Brick Store Pub

Denver, CO
Cherry Cricket

Des Moines, IA
A Dong

Dunedin, FL
Delco’s Original Steaks and Hoagies

East Amherst, NY
Grover’s Bar & Grill

Edmond, OK
Flatire Burgers

Fayetteville, AR
Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese

Fort Worth, TX
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (Fort Worth TCU Area)

Gladstone, MO
Longboards Wraps and Bowls

Glendale, CA
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe

Homestead, PA
SMOKE barbeque taqueria

Homewood, AL

Houston, TX
Tiny Boxwood’s Cafe

Indianapolis, IN
Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles
Yats (Meridian Kessler)

Jacksonville, FL
Potters House Soul Food Bistro

Jacksonville Beach, FL
Angie’s Subs

Kansas City, MO
Waldo Pizza (Waldo)

Lafayette, LA
Olde Tyme Grocery

Lake Charles, LA

Lexington, KY
Bourbon n’ Toulouse
Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

Little Rock, AR
Flying Fish of Little Rock
Layla’s Gyros & Pizzaria

Los Angeles, CA
Diddy Riese Cookies
Philippe, The Original

Lubbock, TX
Thai Pepper

Memphis, TN
Central BBQ
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Jerry’s Sno Cone
Las Delicias Mexican Bar and Grill (East Memphis)
Soul Fish Cafe

Minneapolis, MN
Matt’s Bar
The Anchor Fish & Chips

Nashville, TN
Pancake Pantry
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden

New Orleans, LA
Cafe Du Monde
Camellia Grill
Central Grocery
Parkway Bakery & Tavern

New York, NY
Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien
Pommes Frites
Shake Shack (Gramercy & Flatiron)
Shake Shack (Upper West Side)

Norman, OK
Victoria’s Pasta Shop

North Richland Hills, TX
Tex’s Star Grill

Oklahoma City, OK
Big Truck Tacos
Cafe 7 Delicatessen and Pastaria
Nic’s Grill

Orlando, FL
Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria

Panama City Beach, FL
Dee’s Hangout

Pittsburgh, PA
Lulu’s Noodles
Primanti Brothers (Strip District)

Portland, OR
Voodoo Doughnut

Salt Lake City, UT
Bruges Waffles and Frites

San Antonio, TX
Florio’s Pizza
Magnolia Pancake Haus

San Diego, CA

Santa Monica, CA
Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

Seattle, WA
Bakery Nouveau
Paseo (Fremont)
Red Mill Burgers (Phinney Ridge)
Zippy’s Giant Burgers

St Louis, MO
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (St. Louis Hills)

St Paul, MN
Blue Door Pub (Merriam Park/Highland Park)

St Petersburg, FL
Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Tallahassee, FL
Little Athens Gyro
Mr. Roboto

Tampa, FL
Taco Bus

Virginia Beach, VA
Whitner’s BBQ

Warr Acres, OK
Abel’s Mexican Restaurant

Washington, DC
Ben’s Chili Bowl
Good Stuff Eatery (Capitol Hill)

Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant content from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, both on the Web and mobile. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants Urbanspoon Rezbook – a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media, LLC (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.