Best Restaurants across the United States – Favorite Restaurants as Recommended by our Readers

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In a recent contest, Life Love Beauty readers shared their favorite restaurants, cafes, and eateries across the United States. Here is a list of our readers’ favorite restaurants – the best restaurants in the United States as recommended by people just like you.

Read on for the best restaurants in various states such as California, Florida, New York, and Illinois, to name a few.

Favorite California Restaurants
“Favorite restaurant:  East of India — because it has vegetarian choices and the dishes are seasoned perfectly!”
– Doreen Kuneck, CA

“My favorite local restaurant is definitely Schooner’s. Their mac and cheese is the greatest, and the live music always rocks.”
– Kayleigh Ann Farris, CA

Favorite Florida Restaurants
“Luna Italian Restaurant in Stuart, Florida.  Authentic cuisine with flare. The Pasta Puttanesca is to die for.”

“Too Jays in Stuart Florida.  Authentic New York deli-type restaurant.  The chicken livers and gravy are outstanding.  The chicken noodle soup is made with real stock and is heavenly.  I’d tell you more about the menu selections but I always order the chicken livers.”
– Pat Krueger, FL

Favorite Georgia Restaurants
“Café Tu Tu Tango is a cool restaurant in Atlanta, GA.  It is very artsy and you usually go with a group and share a bunch of appetizers.  They have paint brushes at the table and paint pallets.  There are local artists’ paintings on display. The food is good and unique.  It is a fun, relaxed atmosphere.”
– Heather Simone, GA

Favorite Idaho Restaurants
“Zoe 75 – The have the best sushi.”
– Kathy Scott

Dengeos has two locations in Illinois. (Photo from Dengeos site)Favorite Illinois Restaurants
“P.S. Bangkok on North Clark Street in Chicago. This restaurant is relatively inexpensive for a big city like Chicago. The entrees start at $6.95.  The Panang Curry is the best I’ve ever had.  The curry sauce is velvety smooth and spicy piquant.  Busy but never crowded.  I usually take my friends from out of town here.  Never a bad meal.”

“I like the soups and vegetarian stack at Mary’s Market in Rockford.”
– Rosanne Morrison, IL

– Ed Nemmers, IL

Favorite Indiana Restaurants
“Village Inn because it is the only place we can easily get to and eat at with the kids (we don’t get out much).”
– Katharine Davis, IA

Favorite Maryland Restaurants
“My favorite restaurant is El Churrista – It is a small Mexican restaurant that is family owned – The service is fast and pleasant and they remember us – the food is wonderful and never disappoints – we eat there at least three or four times per month and also use it for carry out – my husband and I can eat dinner for under $20.00 – what’s not to love!!!”
– Carol Drury, MD

Favorite Massachusetts Restaurants
“My favorite local restaurant is Cafe Polonia on Dorchester ave in south boston.  It features homemade polish food at great prices.  The staff is wonderful, and the decor is ‘polish chic’!”
– Debra Dewald, MA

“My favorite restaurant in Beacon Hill of Boston is Grotto. It is a really cute and cozy restaurant that has an excellent menu which changes with seasons. It is a wonderful date place. It is tiny and hidden, a true beacon hill treasure.”
– Taj Kattapuram, MA

Favorite Michigan Restaurants
“Matter of Taste in Commerce, MI – It’s my fave, because it is cozy , located on a lake and has a wonderful array of food selections.  Some of my favorite are the House Salad (fresh veggie, fruits and nuts) heaped high on your plate, their homemade olive bread and their pasta dishes.  It is not unusual in the summer to have to wait until 10:00 pm to get a table. They also have a cute little catering store that also sells wine.”
– Diane Baum, MI

Favorite Minnesota Restaurants
“My favorite restaurant would be Rudy’s Red Eye Grill in Rosemount, MN.  Two reasons – 1. Popovers – 2. Flirty Martini’s with Champagne Chasers!”
– Deb Berg, MN

Favorite Mississippi Restaurants
“Penn’s Fish House, love the chicken on a stick.”
– Aprill Marie Coleman, MS

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