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25 of the Most Underrated Restaurants Across America

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Here are twenty-five restaurants around the country that are underrated. The following map consists of places that — in the opinion of local Eater editors and friends of the site — should get more national attention. In some cases, the restaurants are beloved locally but can't quite get the buzz that similar peers do across the country (Rue 127 in New Orleans, Hearth in New York, Fond in Philadelphia, Estadio in Washington, DC). In others, as with Naoe in Miami and A.R. Valentien in San Diego, the chefs put their heads down and quietly do their thing. There also are a few established restaurants that aren't particularly hip anymore but still kill it and deserve another look (Hugo's in Houston).

There's no question there are more restaurants that fall into the underrated category, so please make your nominations in the comments. Cities outside of the Eater purview play, too. To the map:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Seattle: Dinette

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PDX: St. Jack

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San Francisco: La Ciccia

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San Francisco: The House

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Los Angeles: Musha

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Los Angeles: Pizzeria il Fico

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San Diego: A.R. Valentien

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Las Vegas: Kabuto

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Denver: Spuntino

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Dallas/Fort Worth: Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

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Austin: Amaya's Taco Village

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Houston: Hugo's

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New Orleans: Rue 127

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Minneapolis: Piccolo

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Chicago: Nightwood Restaurant

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Chicago: NEAR Restaurant

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Louisville: Mayan Café

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Atlanta: Bacchanalia

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Miami: NAOE

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Charleston: Wild Olive

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Washington, DC: Estadio

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Philadelphia: Fond

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New York City: Hearth

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New York: Tocqueville Restaurant

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Boston: Rendezvous Central Square

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Seattle: Dinette

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PDX: St. Jack

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San Francisco: La Ciccia

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San Francisco: The House

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Los Angeles: Musha

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Los Angeles: Pizzeria il Fico

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San Diego: A.R. Valentien

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Las Vegas: Kabuto

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Denver: Spuntino

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Dallas/Fort Worth: Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

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