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The 10 California restaurants on this year's list are clustered primarily around Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here are the top-grossing restaurants in the state.
Top 100 Rank: 22
Annual Sales: $20.7M
Average Check: $45.67
The Buzz: The restaurant and the Cafe & Patisserie are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Top 100 Rank: 56
Annual Sales: $16.5M
Average Check: $27.79
The Buzz: Diners can choose from among the Ranch Kitchen, the Steakhouse or the Horseshoe Bar.
Top 100 Rank: 72
Annual Sales: $14.9M
Average Check: $59.00
The Buzz: Built in the late 1950s and recently remodeled, the Franciscan is an iconic part of San Francisco seafood dining.
Top 100 Rank: 73
Annual Sales: $14.8M
Average Check: $43.00
The Buzz: Family-style shared items such as a Malibu Paddler's Breakfast and Barcelona Seafood Grill were popular 2017 additions.
Top 100 Rank: 78
Annual Sales: $14.5M
Average Check: $96.00
The Buzz: Jose Andres and his ThinkFoodGroup have taken control of future expansion of the brand from SBE.
Top 100 Rank: 80
Annual Sales: $14.3M
Average Check: $60.00
The Buzz: Famed for its "pier to plate" menu and classic service for more than a half-century.
Top 100 Rank: 83
Annual Sales: $14.1M
Average Check: $48.00
The Buzz: Sutro's is the upscale dining experience; The Bistro is more casual and serves breakfast through dinner.
Top 100 Rank: 95
Annual Sales: $12.9M
Average Check: $85.00
The Buzz: Three levels—California Modern, Level2 and the Ocean Terrace—all offer sweeping views of the Pacific.
Top 100 Rank: 96
Annual Sales: $12.7M
Average Check: $106.09
The Buzz: In the Year of the Steakhouse, BOA added larger steaks—tomahawk cuts and porterhouse—to its menu.
Top 100 Rank: 98
Annual Sales: $12.5M
Average Check: $100.00
The Buzz: The 2012 winner of the James Beard Best Restaurant award is still considered one of the best restaurants in San Francisco.
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