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We have so many great places to eat in SWFL and one Naples restaurant made OpenTable’s list of the most beloved restaurants in America in 2022.

I love this time of the year when all the year-end lists come out. I especially like the foodie lists because it gives me so many great ideas here in Florida and throughout the country to try. Last week, Yelp released their top 100 list featuring some Florida restaurants and now OpenTable has released theirs.

How did they come up with the list?

To create a list like this would be quite a task with SO many great places to dine around the country. OpenTable is a restaurant reservation service company. To determine the most loved restaurants in America, they looked at 13 million reviews from its verified OpenTable Diners.

What’s also interesting about this list is that it shows that over the last year, people are willing to spend money on a good meal. In fact, OpenTable data shows that meals at restaurants that cost $50+ per person saw the largest increase compared to 2019. John Tsou is the VP of Marketing at OpenTable. He said in the press release: “Despite challenging macro-economic factors, we’re seeing a renewed vigor for dining out – diners are spending more on meals and going out during the weekday more frequently too. If you need ideas for great dining experiences now or in the new year, start with this year’s Top 100 list, based entirely on verified diner reviews.”

There are places in 47 cities across 21 states on the list. It probably won’t surprise you that California had the most with 21, followed by Illinois with 17. Florida and Nevada had 10 each. In fact, a restaurant in Naples is one of OpenTable’s most beloved in America.

10 Florida Restaurants on OpenTable’s List of Most Beloved Restaurants in America:

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