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Urbanspoon Reveals Top 100 Cheap Eats Restaurant List

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Urbanspoon Reveals Top 100 Cheap Eats Restaurant List11:40 EDT Tuesday, October 02, 2012List Names Restaurants in 61 Metros Where Grabbing a Bite Won't Break the BankSEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: "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 Atlanta, GAVortex Bar & Grill (Midtown)Vortex Bar & Grill (Little Five Points/Candler Park)Austin, TXHopdoddy Burger Bar (South Congress)Hut's HamburgersMagnolia Cafe SouthBaltimore, MDBlue Moon CafeBellevue, NEStella's HamburgersBoston, MAMike's PastryBuford, GARico's World KitchenBurbank, CAPorto's Bakery & CafeChattanooga, TNChampy's Famous Fried ChickenChesapeake, VAThe Broken Egg BistroChicago, ILHot Doug'sPortillo's Hot Dogs Cincinnati, OHAdriatico's PizzaEli's BBQColumbus, OHAdriatico'sThurman CafeCottonwood Heights, UTLone Star TaqueriaDecatur, GABrick Store PubDenver, COCherry CricketDes Moines, IAA DongDunedin, FLDelco's Original Steaks and HoagiesEast Amherst, NYGrover's Bar & GrillEdmond, OKFlatire BurgersFayetteville, ARGeraldi'sHammontree's Grilled CheeseHugo'sFort Worth, TXFuzzy's Taco Shop (Fort Worth TCU Area)Gladstone, MOLongboards Wraps and BowlsGlendale, CAPorto's Bakery & CafeHomestead, PASMOKE barbeque taqueriaHomewood, ALSawsHouston, TXTiny Boxwood's CafeIndianapolis, INMaxine's Chicken and WafflesYats (Meridian Kessler)Jacksonville, FLPotters House Soul Food BistroJacksonville Beach, FLAngie's SubsTacoLuKansas City, MOGrindersWaldo Pizza (Waldo)Lafayette, LAOlde Tyme GroceryLake Charles, LADarrell'sLexington, KYBourbon n' ToulouseSahara Mediterranean CuisineLittle Rock, ARFlying Fish of Little RockLayla's Gyros & PizzariaLos Angeles, CADiddy Riese CookiesPhilippe, The OriginalWurstkucheLubbock, TXThai PepperMemphis, TNCentral BBQGus's World Famous Fried ChickenJerry's Sno ConeLas Delicias Mexican Bar and Grill (East Memphis)Soul Fish CafeMinneapolis, MNMatt's BarThe Anchor Fish & ChipsNashville, TNPancake PantryThe Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer GardenNew Orleans, LACafe Du MondeCamellia GrillCentral GroceryParkway Bakery & TavernNew York, NYBurger Joint at Le Parker MeridienEatalyPommes FritesS'MacShake Shack (Gramercy & Flatiron)Shake Shack (Upper West Side)Norman, OKVictoria's Pasta ShopNorth Richland Hills, TXTex's Star GrillOklahoma City, OKBig Truck TacosCafe 7 Delicatessen and PastariaNic's GrillOrlando, FLPom Pom's Teahouse and SandwicheriaPanama City Beach, FLDee's HangoutPittsburgh, PALulu's NoodlesPrimanti Brothers (Strip District)Portland, ORVoodoo DoughnutSalt Lake City, UTBruges Waffles and FritesSan Antonio, TXFlorio's PizzaMagnolia Pancake HausSan Diego, CAHodad'sSanta Monica, CABay Cities Italian Deli & BakerySeattle, WABakery NouveauPaseo (Fremont)Red Mill Burgers (Phinney Ridge)SalumiZippy's Giant BurgersSt Louis, MOTed Drewes Frozen Custard (St. Louis Hills)St Paul, MNBlue Door Pub (Merriam Park/Highland Park)St Petersburg, FLMazzaro's Italian MarketTallahassee, FLLittle Athens GyroMr. RobotoTampa, FLTaco BusVirginia Beach, VAWhitner's BBQWarr Acres, OKAbel's Mexican RestaurantWashington, DCBen's Chili BowlGood Stuff Eatery (Capitol Hill)About UrbanspoonUrbanspoon 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 (, an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Media Contact:Jenny Davis for UrbanspoonDotted Line CommunicationsPhone: SOURCE Urbanspoon