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