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January 07, 2014

Yelp’s Year in Review(s)

By now you’re day seven into your new workout regimen and are counting the minutes since your last [fill in vice here], but before you dive too deep into the new year, let’s take a quick look back at the local businesses and Yelpers that topped the Yelp charts in 2013.

Without further ado, the most reviewed local business in 2013 is Bottega Louie. People voiced their opinions about this LA eatery in 2,193 recommended reviews over the course of the year, boosting Bottega Louie’s overall review count to more than 7,000 while maintaining an impressive 4-star rating. Though the portobello fries are clear crowd pleasers, Bottega Louie’s famous macarons take the cake, with mentions in 1,230 reviews!

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While Bottega Louie topped the chart, they’re in good company. Here’s the full list of top 10 most reviewed local businesses in 2013:

  1. Bottega Louie, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Phil's BBQ, San Diego, CA
  3. Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco, CA
  4. Wurstküche, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Pink's Hot Dogs, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Katz's Delicatessen, New York, NY
  7. Ippudo NY, New York, NY
  8. Brenda's French Soul Food, San Francisco, CA
  9. The Halal Guys, New York, NY
  10. Founding Farmers, Washington, DC

But let’s not lose sight of the people writing these fabulous reviews: the vibrant community of Yelpers across 24 countries who have contributed over 47 million reviews to date. The Yelper with the most review contributions in 2013 is Oakland, CA’s Victor G. who penned 1,712 in 2013 alone (that’s nearly five a day!), bringing his grand total to over 7,000 reviews. A Yelper since December 2007 and a member of the Elite Squad six years running, Victor G. has reviewed everything from gelaterias to thrift stores. But he’s not the only one contributing heaps of useful, funny and cool reviews; below are the top 3 Yelpers with the most review contributions in 2013:

  1. Victor G., Oakland, CA
  2. Kim N., Mountain View, CA
  3. Kenneth N., Vancouver, BC

And with that, let’s get on with bringing in the new! Thank you all for making 2013 such an amazing year - we can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.