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The Absolutely Essential Restaurants in 24 Eater Cities

From West African cuisine in Houston to Filipino fine dining in Seattle

A platter of smoked short ribs in the center of several vegetables dishes
Montreal-style smoked short ribs at Abe Fisher in Philadelphia
Alexandra Hawkins

Slurp-worthy ramen in Atlanta. Destination-worthy barbecue in Austin. Filipino food additions in Boston. And that’s just the beginning.

Those are just a few of the newest additions to the Eater 38 across 24 different cities. The Eater 38 serves as the answer to the age-old question, “Where should we eat for dinner tonight?” Each city’s individual map works to incorporate a range of neighborhoods, cuisines, and price ranges, presenting a mini-snapshot of the state of dining in that particular city. Restaurants must be open at least six months to be eligible for the list (newer destinations are highlighted on the various Eater Heatmaps). Use each map as an incentive to pick up standout dumplings in Los Angeles, a modern-day Brooklyn diner in New York, the best boudin in New Orleans and so much more.

A platter of stuffed lamb and rice from Al Ameer in Detroit.
Stuffed lamb at Al Ameer in Detroit
Bill Addison/Eater
A delicate plate of fried oysters from Maypop in New Orleans
Fried oysters from Maypop in New Orleans
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

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