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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.

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