It's official: 3 of the 100 best places to eat in the entire country are right here in New York State according to Yelp.

There's never been a shortage of dining options in the Hudson Valley, NY, but local diners know that a few spots are just a little more special than the rest. While some, like Rossi's Deli in Poughkeepsie, NY, has become a social media sensation, others have begun to rack up impressive award nominations (looking at you, Harana Market in Accord, NY). But who does Yelp name as the best?

Two restaurants in upstate New York made Yelp's annual list of the 100 best restaurants in the country
Two restaurants in upstate New York made Yelp's annual list of the 100 best restaurants in the country (buf_foodie_gems/Manito Taco Shop via Instagram)
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New York Restaurants on Yelp's Top 100 List

While one of the three New York restaurants listed on Yelp's "best" list is in New York City (that honor goes to Chili, a Michelin-starred Szechuan restaurant in Manhattan), the other two dining destinations are in upstate New York. Are you ready for a road trip?

Manito Taco Shop in Lockport, NY on Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants List

Manito Taco Shop, located near Niagara Falls in Lockport, NY was declared the 69th-best restaurant in the country by Yelp. Over just a few years, the business impressively grew from a mobile food truck to a permanent location at 3958 Lockport Olcott Road. They average a 4.9-star rating on Yelp and Google.

Anchi A La Carte in Amherst, NY on Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants List

Anchi A La Carte, outside Buffalo, NY in Erie county, is the only other New York restaurant to make Yelp's list. Described as a restaurant with "traditional Vietnamese dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients", diners flock to their location specifically for the authentic pho.

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New York Restaurant Snubs on Yelp's Top 100 List

Noticably absent from this Year's list was Rossi Rosticceria Deli in Poughkeepsie, NY. In 2023, the internet-famous (and locally renowned) deli was 79th on Yelp's list. If you need some more deli inspiration on the other side of the Hudson River, check out the best options in Newburgh, NY below.

10 Delicious Delis in Newburgh, New York

Gallery Credit: Conor Walsh

Try These 8 Delicious Chinese Restaurants in Middletown, NY

With the help of Yelp reviews, it has been decided that these Middletown, NY Chinese restaurants stand above the rest in taste, quality and service!

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