10 most Instagrammed U.S. restaurants

Dec. 5, 2017

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Instagram has released data on the most 'grammed restaurants of 2017, but there's a twist: Food is rarely the star of these photos.

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It seems like that’s by design, since these aren’t Michelin-star restaurants — they’re music venues, clubs and tourist traps.

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10

Stubb’s Austin in Austin, Texas

This music venue and barbecue joint doesn’t get a lot of barbecue love on the ‘gram.

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9

Hard Rock Cafe New York in New York City

Perhaps the ultimate tourist trap, Hard Rock Cafe serves up live tunes with a side of well-done hamburgers.

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8

Mr. Purple in New York City

This rooftop bar is a picturesque spot to grab a beverage. But you’ll find most people pointing their phones at the horizon, not at expertly crafted cocktails.

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7

San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant in Los Angeles

Photos of food actually grace the San Pedro Fish Market’s geolocation on Instagram, and for that we give props to California tourists and locals.

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6

Cindy’s Rooftop in Chicago

Cindy’s Rooftop offers views of Chicago’s Millennium Park. Get the views without the Chicago chill by heading to the geolocation tag on Instagram.

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5

TAO Downtown in New York City

TAO is known for over-the-top decor and dark wooden walls. If you’re thinking this is perhaps the worst spot to take a photo of your sushi, you’re right.

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4

Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City

The good people of Instagram regularly do justice to the achingly beautiful piles of pastrami at Katz’s, a New York City deli institution.

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3

Catch LA in Los Angeles

Pretty vines? Check. Romantic mood lighting? Check. Photos of food? Nada.

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2

Nobu Malibu in Los Angeles

This sushi restaurant has become a global empire, but you won’t see many rolls if you try to look them up on Instagram.

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1

230 Fifth in New York City

The views from the rooftop look like a postcard, and it seems like that’s enough to keep crowds flocking to this Midtown bar — never mind the $18 burger.

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