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Yelp's Best Restaurants in America Puts California BBQ Joint at No. 1

By    |   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 03:45 PM

Yelp’s "Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015" was published Thursday, placing California’s Copper Top BBQ in the No. 1 spot.

"Unlike our inaugural list from last year, which unearthed the best places to eat on Yelp based on almost 10 years of reviews, this time Yelp’s data science team gave more weight to recent reviews, so that Yelpers’ opinions in 2014 mattered most, while older reviews had less influence on the list," the restaurant review site wrote.

"While we still see some of the great places from the 2014 Top 100 that were as good as ever last year, we've also made room for some up and comers that were off the charts in 2014. Businesses were compared on a nationwide basis."

Eater.com reported that more than 20 percent of the restaurants on the list are located in California, while New York City had only three restaurants ranked. The food website called the list "dubious," seemingly because it’s unclear how Yelp compiled the data.

The types of restaurants varied considerably, and included ones like Persimmon Café that’s located inside a South Carolina laundromat and The Cinnamon Snail, an NYC food truck.

Other popular foodie sites rank restaurants, too, and it’s unlikely theirs match up with Yelp’s findings. Bon Appetit ranked the top new restaurants of 2014, with Rose’s Luxury in Washington, D.C., coming in first with reportedly "the crunchiest, most addictive fried chicken you’ll ever eat."

Yelp users can learn more about each restaurant on the list and see reviews. Copper Top earned five stars and raves, like this one: "OMG!!! Can you say Bbq? Personally I'm not a fan on Bbq but this place is amazing! On our way up to Mammoth my husband made me stop to try a rib. Of course he had to order a pulled pork sandwich too. It was the best I've EVER had. Super lean, perfectly cooked, best tasting. My kids and I devoured. We are now on our way home and had to stop for some on the way out."

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Yelp’s "Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2015" was published Thursday, placing California’s Copper Top BBQ in the No. 1 spot.
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