Top-rated restaurant chains in US listed by TripAdvisor | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Image: Helios8/ via AFP Relaxnews
Image: Helios8/ via AFP Relaxnews

TripAdvisor has revealed a new ranking of the United States’ top restaurant chains for 2019, with Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Capital Grille and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood topping the bill as the best-reviewed small, medium and large chains.

Forget burgers, America seems to have a taste for steakhouses, with chains serving meaty morsels appearing as a firm favorite in TripAdvisor’s latest rundown of the top restaurant chains in the U.S., based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners.

The 30 restaurants are split into three categories: the top 10 large chains with 101+ locations, the top 10 medium-sized chains with 51-100 locations, and the top 10 small chains with 10-50 locations. Ruth’s Chris Steak House takes the top spot in the large chains category. This well-known U.S. chain has been around since the 1960s and is famous for serving prime cuts of beef on sizzling-hot plates

Another steakhouse, The Capital Grille, tops the bill of medium-sized chains (51-100 locations). In the small chains category, U.S. diners go crazy for seafood, it seems, with Eddie V’s Prime Seafood topping the list.

The top 10 small chain restaurants (10 to 50 locations):

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Seasons 52
Ocean Prime
J. Alexander’s
Fogo de Chão
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Half Shell Oyster House
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
Maggiano’s Little Italy

The top 10 medium chain restaurants (51 to 100 locations):

The Capital Grille
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Texas de Brazil
Yard House
BRIO Tuscan Grille
Morton’s The Steakhouse
The Melting Pot
Sweet Tomatoes
Another Broken Egg Cafe

The top 10 large chains (101+ locations):

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Cheesecake Factory
Bonefish Grill
Texas Roadhouse
Mellow Mushroom
In-N-Out Burger
First Watch The Daytime Cafe
Jason’s Deli
Corner Bakery Cafe
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