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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

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July 2016 Research

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.

RestaurantLocationsort descendingAnnual SalesOpenedAverage Check
Albany Pump Station & C.H. Evans BrewingAlbany, New YorkNot Available1999$50–$75
Vin 909 WinecaféAnnapolis, Maryland$1 to $2 million2011$30
PreserveAnnapolis, Maryland$1 to $2 million2015$35
O'Learys SeafoodAnnapolis, Maryland$1 to $2 million1983$50–$60
BacchanaliaAtlantaNot Available1993$75 (e)
GunshowAtlanta$2.5 million2013$75
Sweet Chilli ThaiAugusta, MaineUnder $1 million2008$10–$15
LaunderetteAustin, TexasNot Available2015$39(e)
OlamaieAustin, TexasNot Available2014$50(e)
Barley SwineAustin, TexasOver $2.5 million2010$72
Ruffino'sBaton Rouge, Louisianna$6.4 million1998$50
Juban'sBaton Rouge, LouisiannaNot Available1983$49(e)
City Pork Brasserie and BarBaton Rouge, LouisiannaNot Available2014$38 (e)
Peacock AlleyBismarck, North DakotaOver $2 million1933$28
Bardenay RestaurantBoise, IdahoOver $10 million1999$22
Berryhill & Co.Boise, Idaho$1.5 million1998$40 (e)
State & LempBoise, Idaho$500,0002013$75
Chandler'sBoise, Idaho$6 million2007$78
Myers + ChangBostonNot Available2007$33(e)
Davio'sBostonOver $10 million1985$100–$150
Café at Adele'sCarson City, Nevada$1.5 to $2 million1977$40
Noah's Eclectic BistroCharleson, West VirginiaUnder $1 million2012$50
Bluegrass KitchenCharleston, West Virginia$1 to $2 million2005$24
The AlbanyCheyenne, WyomingNot Available1942$25–$30(e)
Mr. Friendly's New SouthernColumbia, South Carolina$1 to $2 million1995$40–$50
TerraColumbia, South Carolina$1 to $2 million2006$40–$50
Barcelona Restaurant & BarColumbus, OhioNot Available1996$48(e)
RefectoryColumbus, Ohio$3 million1976$60
The Barley HouseConcord, New Hampshire$2.5 million2000$28
Granite Restaurant & BarConcord, New Hampshire$1.3 million2007$45
RiojaDenver$3 to $5 million2004$69
MizunaDenver$1 to $2 million2001$120
TAGDenver$3.3 million2009$55
FruitionDenverOver $1 million2007$65
Vesta Dipping GrillDenver$4 million1997$47
ProofDes Moines, IowaUnder $1 million2008$30–$50
CentroDes Moines, IowaOver $2 million2012$40
Restaurant 55Dover, Delaware$1.4 million2010$18–$30 (e)
Cool Springs Fish Bar & RestaurantDover, Delaware$1.3 million1999$35–$45
StaxxFrankfort, Kentucky$1.3 million2011$12
Garcia'sFrankfort, Kentucky$1.5 million2004$10
What If CaféHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaUnder $1 million1999$18–$25
Mangia Qua & Suba Tapas BarHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaApproaching $2 million2002$55
FireboxHartford, ConnecticutApproaching $2 million2007$40–$50
Lucca's ItalianHelena, MontanaUnder $1 million2006$44
Helena's Hawaiian FoodHonoluluUnder $1 million1946$15–$20
MW RestaurantHonoluluOver $3 million2013$55
St. Elmo Steak HouseIndianapolis$17.7 million1902$88
DeliciaIndianapolisOver $2 million2013$42
MilktoothIndianapolis$1 million (e)2014$19
Harry & Izzy'sIndianapolisAlmost $11 million2007$40
Bully's RestaurantJackson, Mississippi$400,0001982$9
Madison's CaféJefferson City, MissouriNot Available1982$30
SaltJuneau, Alaska$1 to $2 million2014$40
The Rookery CaféJuneau, Alaska$1 to $1.5 million2010$21
The CreoleLansing, Michigan$2 million2015$65
Vincenzo'sLincoln, NebraskaNot Available1994$28
One Eleven at the CapitalLittle Rock, ArkansasNot Available2014$75
Big OrangeLittle Rock, Arkansas$3.9 million2013$22.50
South on MainLittle Rock, Arkansas$1.2 million2013$28
HarvestMadison, Wisconsin$1 to $1.5 million2000$45–$55
L'EtoileMadison, Wisconsin$1 to $2 million1976$150
Eastside GrilleMontgomery, Alabama$1 to $2 million2003$15
J Morgan's SteakhouseMontpelier, Vermont$2 to $3 million1995$30–$40
EtchNashville, Tennessee$4.2 million2012$65
City HouseNashville, TennesseeNot Available2007$50(e)
The 404 KitchenNashville, Tennessee$1.2 to $1.5 million2013$80
Cheever's CaféOklahoma City$3.5 million2000$35
Cattlemen's SteakhouseOklahoma CityApproaching $10 million1910$26
Iron RabbitOlympia, WashingtonNot Available2005$42
Ocotillo Restaurant & BarPhoenix$4.5 to $5 million2015$28
TenPhoenix$750,0002014$40
La MinestraPierre, South DakotaNot Available1998$25
Myril Arch's Cattleman's Club SteakhousePierre, South Dakota$1 million1986$20–$25
SienaProvidence, Rhode IslandOver $2.5 million2005$40
Cook & Brown Public HouseProvidence, Rhode Island$800,0002010$40–$45
42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood GrillRaleigh, North CarolinaNot Available1987$30
18 SeaboardRaleigh, North Carolina$2.9 million2006$25
Angus BarnRaleigh, North CarolinaOver $15 million1960$60
Death & TaxesRaleigh, North CarolinaNot Available2015$65(e)
Rappahannock RestaurantRichmond, Virginia$2.5 million2012$45.50
GraffiatoRichmond, Virginia$2.5 to $3 million2014$40
L'OpossumRichmond, Virginia$1 to $2 million2014$56
Millie's DinerRichmond, Virginia$1.5 million1989$20–$30
Paragary'sSacramento, California$3 million1983$50
The Kitchen RestaurantSacramento, CaliforniaNot Available1991$135
Archive Coffee & BarSalem, Oregon$1 million2014$26
HSLSalt Lake City, UtahNot Available2016$40(e)
Log HavenSalt Lake City, Utah$3 million1994$58
The Copper OnionSalt Lake City, UtahNot Available2010$42(e)
izanami at Ten Thousand WavesSanta Fe, New Mexico$1.5 million2013$40
GeorgiaSanta Fe, New Mexico$1.5 million2014$28
Restaurant MartinSanta Fe, New Mexico$1 to $2 million2009$55
American Harvest EaterySpringfield, Illinois$1 to $2 million2011$35
Heartland Restaurant & Farm DirectSt. Paul, Minnesota$2.5 million2002$65
Bella BellaTallahassee, Florida$1.5 million2001$17
The EdisonTallahassee, FloridaNot Available2015$30 (e)
Row House RestaurantTopeka, KansasUnder $1 million2007$60
Homestead InnTrenton, New JerseyNot Available1939$30(e)
Grants Restaurant & BarWest Hartford, Connecticut$4 to $5 million2001$40–$45