Yelp Unveils 'Top 50 Places to Eat in Indiana'

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Goose the Market in Indianapolis ranks 4th on the list. Goose the Market in Indianapolis ranks 4th on the list.

Indiana's growing and diverse restaurant scene is taking center stage as popular customer review site Yelp releases its "Top 50 Places to Eat in Indiana in 2017" list. The rankings are based on Hoosier reviews of businesses in the site's Food or Restaurant category. The owner of Goose The Market in Indianapolis, which ranks fourth on the list, says Indiana has been a good place to enter the often-risky restaurant business. Chris Eley says Hoosiers are a customer base that embrace "unique concepts, restaurants and breweries."

Indianapolis restaurants took the top five spots, and nine of the top 10. Bosphorus Cafe, Thai Recipies Restaurant, Vida, Goose The Market and Tinker Street topped the list. Stacks Bar and Grill in Valparaiso is the only non-Indianapolis restaurant to make the top 10.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Eley says Visit Indy's work continues to be a valuable asset for his and other Indianapolis restaurants. He says the organization's work to attract conventions brings in an important customer base. Eley says the restaurant community repays that favor by making the city more attractive to site selectors.

Yelp listed the following methodology for the rankings:

This is a list of the best places to eat in Indiana according to Yelp based on reviews written by Hoosiers (people who have a city in Indiana listed as their primary location on their Yelp profile). All the businesses on this list are in the Food or Restaurant category on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal. "Best" was determined by an algorithm that considered review trends in the last year and overall restaurant ratings in Indiana.

The Top 10 are:

1. Bosphorus Cafe, Indianapolis
2. Thai Recipes Restaurant, Indianapolis
3. Vida, Indianapolis
4. Goose The Market, Indianapolis
5. Tinker Street, Indianapolis
6. The Eagle, Indianapolis
7. Porter Books & Bread, Indianapolis
8. Stacks Bar & Grill, Valaparaiso
9. Chapati, Indianapolis
10. Taste of Havana Cuban Sandwiches, Indianapolis

You can see the full list by clicking here.

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