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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.

1. Seattle: Dinette

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1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2282
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2. PDX: St. Jack

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2039 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 360-1281
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3. San Francisco: La Ciccia

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291 30th St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 550-8114
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4. San Francisco: The House

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1230 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-8612
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5. Los Angeles: Musha

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424 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-6330
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6. Los Angeles: Pizzeria il Fico

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310 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 271-3426
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7. San Diego: A.R. Valentien

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11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92137
(858) 777-6635
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8. Las Vegas: Kabuto

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40 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 676-1044
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9. Denver: Spuntino

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2639 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-0949
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10. Dallas/Fort Worth: Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

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3405 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 850-9996
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11. Austin: Amaya's Taco Village

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5804 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 458-2531
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12. Houston: Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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13. New Orleans: Rue 127

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127 North Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-1571
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14. Minneapolis: Piccolo

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4300 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 827-8111
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15. Chicago: Nightwood Restaurant

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2119 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3385
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16. Chicago: NEAR Restaurant

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108 Barrington Commons Ct.
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-1919
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17. Louisville: Mayan Café

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813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 566-0651
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18. Atlanta: Bacchanalia

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1198 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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19. Miami: NAOE

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661 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 947-6263
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20. Charleston: Wild Olive

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2867 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 737-4177
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21. Washington, DC: Estadio

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1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 319-1404
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22. Philadelphia: Fond

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1537 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19148
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23. New York City: Hearth

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403 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10009
(646) 602-1300
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24. New York: Tocqueville Restaurant

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1 E 15th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-1515
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25. Boston: Rendezvous Central Square

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502 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
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1. Seattle: Dinette

1514 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
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1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

2. PDX: St. Jack

2039 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
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2039 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

3. San Francisco: La Ciccia

291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131
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291 30th St
San Francisco, CA 94131

4. San Francisco: The House

1230 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
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1230 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

5. Los Angeles: Musha

424 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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424 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

6. Los Angeles: Pizzeria il Fico

310 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
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310 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. San Diego: A.R. Valentien

11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92137
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11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92137

8. Las Vegas: Kabuto

40 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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40 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Denver: Spuntino

2639 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
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2639 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

10. Dallas/Fort Worth: Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

3405 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
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3405 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

11. Austin: Amaya's Taco Village

5804 N. I-35, Austin, TX 78751
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5804 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78751

12. Houston: Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

13. New Orleans: Rue 127

127 North Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119
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127 North Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

14. Minneapolis: Piccolo

4300 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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4300 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

15. Chicago: Nightwood Restaurant

2119 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608
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2119 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

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16. Chicago: NEAR Restaurant

108 Barrington Commons Ct., Barrington, IL 60010
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108 Barrington Commons Ct.
Barrington, IL 60010

17. Louisville: Mayan Café

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
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813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

18. Atlanta: Bacchanalia

1198 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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1198 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

19. Miami: NAOE

661 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL 33131
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661 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131

20. Charleston: Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
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2867 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455

21. Washington, DC: Estadio

1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

22. Philadelphia: Fond

1537 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19148