Restaurant.com Reveals Top Dining Trends and Top 25 Most Popular Restaurants Across the Country

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Company Asks, "What Is America Hungry For?"

With millions of customers and 18,000 restaurant partners nationwide, Restaurant.com is the ultimate resource when it comes to determining what average Americans crave. From comfort food and quick-service bites to an ongoing fondness for steak and pizza, 2012 saw Restaurant.com customers steer away from gourmet offerings in favor of familiar eats. The findings are a compilation of data from the popular Restaurant.com site, as well as feedback from diners through Restaurant.com’s Verified Diner Ratings and Reviews.

Top Dining Trends

  •     Craving Comfort Food: American cuisine was the most searched for option this year, followed by Italian, steak and Mexican. Diners looked for comfort food above gourmet meals this year: Sushi was the 9th most popular cuisine, while French fell to 13th and contemporary cuisine ranked 15th.
  •     Quick-Serve Spots on the Rise: Busy diners enjoyed using Restaurant.com certificates at quick-serve spots in 2012. Restaurants listed under Dessert, Deli/Sandwich/Soup/Salad, Coffee/Tea/Bakery and Pizza all spiked in popularity.
  •     Top-Rated Restaurants Are Not Just on the Coasts

Though it’s often said that the best dining in the U.S. is on the coasts, the 25 most popular Restaurant.com restaurants in 2012 came from 15 different states. In fact, no New York restaurants made the top 25 list. From a Utah steak house to a Greek restaurant in the Chicago suburbs and Mexican spots in Texas and Arizona, tastes cover a wide range.

The 25 Most Popular Restaurant.com Restaurants of 2012* are:

1.    Biggie's- Carlstadt, NJ – 4.5 out of 5 stars
2.    Palermo's 95th Italian Cuisine - Oak Lawn, IL – 4.4 out of 5 stars
3.    Filippa’s Wine Barrel – Shelby Township, MI – 4.4 out of 5 stars
4.    Alondra Hot Wings – Alhambra, CA – 4.2 out of 5 stars
5.    Harley-Davidson Café – Las Vegas, NV – 4.2 out of 5
6.    Pat’s Pizza of Windham –Windham, ME – 4.6 out of 5 stars
7.    Riverwinds - West DeptFord, NJ – 4.5 out of 5 stars
8.    Kobe Steaks Japanese Restaurant – Nashville, TN – 4.3 out of 5 stars
9.    Giordano's - Lake Buena Vista, FL – 4.2 out of 5 stars
10.    Studio Diner - San Diego, CA – 4.5 out of 5 stars
11.    Jimmy's Charhouse – Elgin, IL – 4.3 out of 5 stars
12.    Carver's Steak & Seafood – Sandy, UT – 4.5 out of 5 stars
13.    DiNero's – Cohasset, MA - 4.4 out of 5 stars
14.    Valle Luna Mexican Food & Cantina – Phoenix, AZ – 4.5 out of 5 stars
15.    Los Toros Mexican Restaurant – Chatsworth, CA – 4.2 out of 5 stars
16.    1149 Bar And Grill – Seekonk, MA – 4.4 out of 5 stars
17.    Black Cow Kitchen And Bar - Mount Prospect, IL – 4.2 out of 5 stars
18.    Top of the World - Las Vegas, NV – 4.6 out of 5 stars
19.    Harvest Grill - Coon Rapids, MN – 4.2 out of 5 stars
20.    Fontaine’s Oyster House – Atlanta, GA – 4.5 out of 5 stars
21.    Basil Greek Dining – Aurora, IL – 4.5 out of 5 stars
22.    Alicia’s Mexican Grille – Cypress, TX – 4.4 out of 5 stars
23.    Squeeze Inn – Sacramento, CA – 4.2 out of 5 stars
24.    Pier House Restaurant at 2nd Avenue Pier – Myrtle Beach, SC – 4.7 out of 5 stars
25.    Rita’s On The River – San Antonio, TX – 3.8 out of 5 stars

About Restaurant.com
Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 45,000 gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings people together to enjoy well-prepared and served meals at affordable prices. To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $1 billion through the gift certificate program. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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*Editor’s Note
The top 25 Restaurant.com restaurant list was calculated based upon search data, certificates purchased, tenure on the program and Restaurant.com’s Verified Diner Ratings and Reviews.

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