The Best Cheap Eats in 15 U.S. Cities
Whether you're trying to save money on a vacation or you're looking for an affordable lunch in your hometown, cheap eats are never a bad thing. Four-star dining is nice, but when you're on a budget, finding meals under $10 can be a life-saver.
With that in mind, Stacker rounded up some of the best cheap eats in major U.S. cities. There's way more out there than dollar slices of pizza and five-for-one dumplings—and after reading this list, you just might be inspired to plan a vacation of your own.
To come up with the data, Stacker looked at the restaurants that were listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. From there, the site looked at the highest-rated restaurants in major cities. Here are some of the best affordable places to eat in major U.S. metropolises—you're welcome.
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ATLANTA: Aviva by Kameel
This Mediterranean restaurant has build-your-own sandwiches, platters, and salads. Think of it as the Chipotle of Mediterranean food.
BOISE: Guido's Original New York
When you can't get to the Big Apple, head to Guido's for a New York-style slice.
DALLAS: Truck Yard
This beer garden makes a picture-perfect spot for grabbing a burger.
DENVER: Sam's No. 3
Sam's No. 3 is one of Food Network's "top places to eat," and Guy Fieri visited it on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
GREEN BAY: The Pancake Place
Affordable pancakes? Sign us up!
MIAMI: Safron Grill
Yes, this is Safron with one "f"! This Mediterranean spot is perfect for grabbing roasted meat, vegetarian dishes, and baklava for dessert.
MYRTLE BEACH: Pop Pop's Pit BBQ
The South is known for its barbecue, and this South Carolina spot has all of the smoked meats you could dream of.
NASHVILLE: Joey's House of Pizza
With a 4.5-star rating on Tripadvisor, this casual pizza spot has won Nashville residents' hearts.
NEW YORK CITY: Bleecker Street Pizza
Maybe you've heard about Prince Street Pizza's thick pepperoni slices. But Bleecker Street Pizza has plenty of fans on Tripadvisor, too. The triangle slices are perfect for eating while exploring the city.
PHILADELPHIA: Hershel's East Side Deli
Craving a pastrami sandwich? Stop by this deli expeditiously.
RENO: Pho 777 Vietnamese Restaurant
If you want an affordable meal that's not pizza or a burger, this Vietnamese spot is a great option.
SAN FRANCISCO: Mo's Grill
You can't go wrong with any of the burgers on the menu at this casual eatery.
SEATTLE: Fremont Brewing
The only thing better than cheap eats is cheap eats that are accompanied by a flight of beer.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Keren Restaurant
This East African spot serves sandwiches, wine, and more. Don't miss out on the extensive breakfast selection, either.
WICHITA: Old Mill Tasty Shop
Stop into this old-fashioned shop for everything from sandwiches to salads to milkshakes to chili.