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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.

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