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The 2016 FSR Top 100 Indies highlights leading independent operators in state capitals throughout the U.S.

Top 100 Independent Restaurants in State Capitals

The 2016 FSR Top 100 Indies highlights leading independent operators in state capitals throughout the U.S. The chart below includes data on each restaurant’s annual sales, the year it opened, and its average dinner check per diner. When specific data was unavailable, the sales are estimated (e) or clarified as Not Available. The ranking can be sorted by any of these data points to view restaurants by sales, age, or average check. See the full story with restaurants ranked alphabetically by state.

Restaurant Location Annual Sales Opened Average Check
Albany Pump Station & C.H. Evans Brewing Albany, New York Not Available 1999 $50–$75
O'Learys Seafood Annapolis, Maryland $1 to $2 million 1983 $50–$60
Preserve Annapolis, Maryland $1 to $2 million 2015 $35
Vin 909 Winecafé Annapolis, Maryland $1 to $2 million 2011 $30
Gunshow Atlanta $2.5 million 2013 $75
Bacchanalia Atlanta Not Available 1993 $75 (e)
Sweet Chilli Thai Augusta, Maine Under $1 million 2008 $10–$15
Barley Swine Austin, Texas Over $2.5 million 2010 $72
Launderette Austin, Texas Not Available 2015 $39(e)
Olamaie Austin, Texas Not Available 2014 $50(e)
Ruffino's Baton Rouge, Louisianna $6.4 million 1998 $50
City Pork Brasserie and Bar Baton Rouge, Louisianna Not Available 2014 $38 (e)
Juban's Baton Rouge, Louisianna Not Available 1983 $49(e)
Peacock Alley Bismarck, North Dakota Over $2 million 1933 $28
Bardenay Restaurant Boise, Idaho Over $10 million 1999 $22
Chandler's Boise, Idaho $6 million 2007 $78
Berryhill & Co. Boise, Idaho $1.5 million 1998 $40 (e)
State & Lemp Boise, Idaho $500,000 2013 $75
Davio's Boston Over $10 million 1985 $100–$150
Myers + Chang Boston Not Available 2007 $33(e)
Café at Adele's Carson City, Nevada $1.5 to $2 million 1977 $40
Noah's Eclectic Bistro Charleson, West Virginia Under $1 million 2012 $50
Bluegrass Kitchen Charleston, West Virginia $1 to $2 million 2005 $24
The Albany Cheyenne, Wyoming Not Available 1942 $25–$30(e)
Mr. Friendly's New Southern Columbia, South Carolina $1 to $2 million 1995 $40–$50
Terra Columbia, South Carolina $1 to $2 million 2006 $40–$50
Refectory Columbus, Ohio $3 million 1976 $60
Barcelona Restaurant & Bar Columbus, Ohio Not Available 1996 $48(e)
The Barley House Concord, New Hampshire $2.5 million 2000 $28
Granite Restaurant & Bar Concord, New Hampshire $1.3 million 2007 $45
Vesta Dipping Grill Denver $4 million 1997 $47
Rioja Denver $3 to $5 million 2004 $69
TAG Denver $3.3 million 2009 $55
Mizuna Denver $1 to $2 million 2001 $120
Fruition Denver Over $1 million 2007 $65
Centro Des Moines, Iowa Over $2 million 2012 $40
Proof Des Moines, Iowa Under $1 million 2008 $30–$50
Restaurant 55 Dover, Delaware $1.4 million 2010 $18–$30 (e)
Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant Dover, Delaware $1.3 million 1999 $35–$45
Garcia's Frankfort, Kentucky $1.5 million 2004 $10
Staxx Frankfort, Kentucky $1.3 million 2011 $12
Mangia Qua & Suba Tapas Bar Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Approaching $2 million 2002 $55
What If Café Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Under $1 million 1999 $18–$25
Firebox Hartford, Connecticut Approaching $2 million 2007 $40–$50
Lucca's Italian Helena, Montana Under $1 million 2006 $44
MW Restaurant Honolulu Over $3 million 2013 $55
Helena's Hawaiian Food Honolulu Under $1 million 1946 $15–$20
St. Elmo Steak House Indianapolis $17.7 million 1902 $88
Harry & Izzy's Indianapolis Almost $11 million 2007 $40
Delicia Indianapolis Over $2 million 2013 $42
Milktooth Indianapolis $1 million (e) 2014 $19
Bully's Restaurant Jackson, Mississippi $400,000 1982 $9
Madison's Café Jefferson City, Missouri Not Available 1982 $30
Salt Juneau, Alaska $1 to $2 million 2014 $40
The Rookery Café Juneau, Alaska $1 to $1.5 million 2010 $21
The Creole Lansing, Michigan $2 million 2015 $65
Vincenzo's Lincoln, Nebraska Not Available 1994 $28
Big Orange Little Rock, Arkansas $3.9 million 2013 $22.50
South on Main Little Rock, Arkansas $1.2 million 2013 $28
One Eleven at the Capital Little Rock, Arkansas Not Available 2014 $75
L'Etoile Madison, Wisconsin $1 to $2 million 1976 $150
Harvest Madison, Wisconsin $1 to $1.5 million 2000 $45–$55
Eastside Grille Montgomery, Alabama $1 to $2 million 2003 $15
J Morgan's Steakhouse Montpelier, Vermont $2 to $3 million 1995 $30–$40
Etch Nashville, Tennessee $4.2 million 2012 $65
The 404 Kitchen Nashville, Tennessee $1.2 to $1.5 million 2013 $80
City House Nashville, Tennessee Not Available 2007 $50(e)
Cattlemen's Steakhouse Oklahoma City Approaching $10 million 1910 $26
Cheever's Café Oklahoma City $3.5 million 2000 $35
Iron Rabbit Olympia, Washington Not Available 2005 $42
Ocotillo Restaurant & Bar Phoenix $4.5 to $5 million 2015 $28
Ten Phoenix $750,000 2014 $40
Myril Arch's Cattleman's Club Steakhouse Pierre, South Dakota $1 million 1986 $20–$25
La Minestra Pierre, South Dakota Not Available 1998 $25
Siena Providence, Rhode Island Over $2.5 million 2005 $40
Cook & Brown Public House Providence, Rhode Island $800,000 2010 $40–$45
Angus Barn Raleigh, North Carolina Over $15 million 1960 $60
18 Seaboard Raleigh, North Carolina $2.9 million 2006 $25
42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill Raleigh, North Carolina Not Available 1987 $30
Death & Taxes Raleigh, North Carolina Not Available 2015 $65(e)
Graffiato Richmond, Virginia $2.5 to $3 million 2014 $40
Rappahannock Restaurant Richmond, Virginia $2.5 million 2012 $45.50
L'Opossum Richmond, Virginia $1 to $2 million 2014 $56
Millie's Diner Richmond, Virginia $1.5 million 1989 $20–$30
Paragary's Sacramento, California $3 million 1983 $50
The Kitchen Restaurant Sacramento, California Not Available 1991 $135
Archive Coffee & Bar Salem, Oregon $1 million 2014 $26
Log Haven Salt Lake City, Utah $3 million 1994 $58
The Copper Onion Salt Lake City, Utah Not Available 2010 $42(e)
HSL Salt Lake City, Utah Not Available 2016 $40(e)
Restaurant Martin Santa Fe, New Mexico $1 to $2 million 2009 $55
Georgia Santa Fe, New Mexico $1.5 million 2014 $28
izanami at Ten Thousand Waves Santa Fe, New Mexico $1.5 million 2013 $40
American Harvest Eatery Springfield, Illinois $1 to $2 million 2011 $35
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct St. Paul, Minnesota $2.5 million 2002 $65
Bella Bella Tallahassee, Florida $1.5 million 2001 $17
The Edison Tallahassee, Florida Not Available 2015 $30 (e)
Row House Restaurant Topeka, Kansas Under $1 million 2007 $60
Homestead Inn Trenton, New Jersey Not Available 1939 $30(e)
Grants Restaurant & Bar West Hartford, Connecticut $4 to $5 million 2001 $40–$45

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