St. Louis Is the No. 2 Food City in the U.S., Yelp Says

by

comment
Olive + Oak is among the St. Louis restaurants earning raves from Yelp. - MABEL SUEN
  • MABEL SUEN
  • Olive + Oak is among the St. Louis restaurants earning raves from Yelp.

It's not just the national press eating up what St. Louis is serving: Yelp gives us five stars.

The crowd-sourced review site released a list this morning of its top ten destinations for food lovers — "food cities," in its shorthand. St. Louis placed No. 2 nationwide, just behind San Francisco and just ahead of Honolulu.



Per Yelp, the ranking examines new restaurants in each city, "looking at ratings, reviews, cuisine diversity and percentage of food photos, to reveal where Yelpers love to eat right now."

Here's what it had to say about St. Louis: "This Midwest hot spot holds a wealth of to-die-for eateries. From the s’mores French toast at Half and Half and the gaucho steak at Olive + Oak, the Gateway City’s food scene has something to offer for every meal." We couldn't agree more.



For those making travel plans, here's the complete list:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Honolulu, HI
4. Plano, TX
5. San Diego, CA
6. Las Vegas, NV
7. Richmond, VA
8. Pittsburgh, PA
9. Baltimore, MD
10. Austin, TX

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at sarah.fenske@riverfronttimes.com

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.