The Most Requested Restaurants in 2016 by State

Not every restaurant is available everywhere, so we sought to find out which restaurants were the most requested by state. We asked over 6000 people, through a series of national and state surveys, the following question: What restaurant does your city/state not have, that you wished it did?

Scroll down to see each state’s most requested restaurants! If you’re interested in the data we used, you can view the full data set below.

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The top 3 most requested restaurants for Alabama are:

  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Sonic

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Alaska are:

  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Sonic
  • Cracker Barrel

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Arizona are:

  • White Castle
  • Olive Garden
  • Red Lobster

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Arkansas are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Chick Fil-A
  • Joe’s Crab Shack

The top 3 most requested restaurants for California are:

  • White Castle
  • Golden Corral
  • Sonic

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Colorado are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Olive Garden
  • Chick Fil-A

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Connecticut are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • White Castle
  • Cracker Barrel

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Delaware are:

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Jack in the Box
  • White Castle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Florida are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Joe’s Crab Shack

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Georgia are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Whataburger
  • Cheesecake Factory

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Hawaii are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Chipotle
  • Sonic

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Idaho are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Red Lobster

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Illinois are:

  • Whataburger
  • Jack in the Box
  • In-N-Out Burger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Indiana are:

  • Whataburger
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Iowa are:

  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Whataburger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Kansas are:

  • White Castle
  • Hooters
  • Chipotle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Kentucky are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Red Lobster
  • Ruby Tuesday

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Louisiana are:

  • Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Olive Garden

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Maine are:

  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Sonic
  • Golden Corral

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Maryland are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Chick Fil-A
  • Chipotle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Massachusetts are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Whataburger
  • White Castle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Michigan are:

  • Chick Fil-A
  • Waffle House
  • Cheesecake Factory

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Minnesota are:

  • Chipotle
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Red Robin

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Mississippi are:

  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Olive Garden
  • Chipotle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Missouri are:

  • Whataburger
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cracker Barrel

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Montana are:

  • Olive Garden
  • Chick Fil-A
  • In-N-Out

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Nebraska are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Waffle House
  • Chipotle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Nevada are:

  • Chick Fil-A
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • White Castle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for New Hampshire are:

  • Chick Fil-A
  • Jack in the Box
  • Panera Bread

The top 3 most requested restaurants for New Jersey are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Panera Bread
  • Sonic

The top 3 most requested restaurants for New Mexico are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Cracker Barrel

The top 3 most requested restaurants for New York are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Golden Corral

The top 3 most requested restaurants for North Carolina are:

  • Chick Fil-A
  • White Castle
  • Cracker Barrel

The top 3 most requested restaurants for North Dakota are:

  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Olive Garden

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Ohio are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Golden Corral
  • Whataburger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Oklahoma are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • White Castle
  • Chick Fil-A

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Oregon are:

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Whataburger
  • Red Lobster

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Pennsylvania are:

  • Jack in the Box
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • In-N-Out Burger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Rhode Island are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • White Castle
  • Joe’s Crab Shack

The top 3 most requested restaurants for South Carolina are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • White Castle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for South Dakota are:

  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Golden Corral
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Tennessee are:

  • Cheesecake Factory
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Whataburger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Texas are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Tim Horton’s
  • White Castle

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Utah are:

  • Panera Bread
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Cheesecake Factory

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Vermont are:

  • Golden Corral
  • White Castle
  • Chick Fil-A

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Virginia are:

  • Cheesecake Factory
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Sonic

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Washington are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • White Castle
  • Chick Fil-A

The top 3 most requested restaurants for West Virginia are:

  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Chick Fil-A
  • In-N-Out Burger

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Wisconsin are:

  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Dairy Queen

The top 3 most requested restaurants for Wyoming are:

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Red Lobster
  • Chick Fil-A

Do you agree with your state’s #1 most requested restaurant? Do you think others would find this interesting? Feel free to share! In case you missed it, there are share buttons on the left side of each state’s graphic, above.

Maybe you’d like to contact any of these restaurants for business reasons, or simply to let them know that you’d like to see them in your area? Contact info for these restaurants can be found below.

And again, if you’re interested in data we used for this article, you can view the full data set just a bit further down.

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Bralynn B.

Bralynn B.

Director of Marketing & Sales at QSROnline.com
Director of Marketing & Sales at QSROnline.com, a software company that provides a complete back office system for restaurants that integrates with your POS, accounting, and payroll systems to save time and money. He has over a decade of Digital Marketing & SEO experience. Hobbies include being a dad and wishing he had time for other hobbies.
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