Subscribe to the Restaurant Business newsletter
Search Restaurant Business
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.
New York looks at capping commissions, while a federal agency is asked to investigate certain fees.
The company is kicking off “Baconfest” with numerous promotions.
The burrito chain hit an all-time high of $759 as its shares recover from the aftermath of 2015 foodborne illness outbreaks.
The industry’s performance on Wall Street has lagged overall, but fast-casual and QSR stocks have done well, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
These 50 ideas go beyond what’s “cool” to deliver smart, trend-forward solutions that might just serve as an inspiration for others.