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Each year, Yelp chooses its top 100 places to eat and drink in the U.S. and Canada.

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What is Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list? How is it different this year?

Yelp’s annual Top 100 Places to Eat list covers a wide range of places to eat -- from white tablecloth to food trucks and hot dog carts. It’s more accessible than a list of all fine dining establishments and really reflects the uniqueness of the Yelp community.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the restaurant industry in unprecedented ways and the long-term impact is still yet to be seen. While we are eager to return to normal, to dining out with friends and loved ones, we recognize we’re not there yet. The restaurant industry is facing a moment unlike any before and we recognize that this year’s Top 100 Places to Eat could not be like those we’ve done previously. That is why, for the first time ever, we are turning to the Yelp community for nominations.

We want to know which restaurants you can’t wait to enjoy a night on the town at again, your favorite sandwich shops and your favorite spots to grab dinner with friends. It can be a beloved family-friendly restaurant, your new go-to takeout spot or a local-gem you’ve rediscovered in your neighborhood this year.

How will you determine this year’s list?

To determine Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021, Yelp’s data science team will start by using the data generated from our community submissions. From the candidate restaurants, we will narrow the list down with the expertise of our community managers and Trend Expert to curate a list as quirky, interesting and unique as the Yelp Community itself.

Describe the nominations process.

Nominations will open for Elites on Monday, November 30th at YelpTop100.com. Nominations will open to the entire Yelp community the following week, beginning on Monday, December 7th. The nominations period will close on Monday, December 14th.

The final list will be announced early next year - stay tuned!

Is there a limit to how many times you can submit a restaurant?

No, there is no limit to how many times you can submit a restaurant.

Does the methodology differ by country?

This year, we’re releasing lists in the US and Canada. Both methodologies are the same.

How long has Yelp been doing this list?

This is the eighth year Yelp has released a Top 100 Places to Eat list but the first that we’ve invited our community to recommend restaurants. This is the sixth year Yelp has released a Canadian edition of the list.