I don’t know about you but I have definitely not made sense (or cents) of this whole inflation thing. The sticker shock I feel leaving the grocery store after doing my weekly shopping is a very real thing. So while many of us have less to spend, finding affordable places to enjoy a meal out become harder and harder.

USA Today is on the case! They just released their Top Budget Restaurant in every state – a pretty handy guide to eating well state-by-state on a tight budget.

What is a budget restaurant?

USA Today analyzed Google ratings of 28,000 budget-friendly restaurants across 50 U.S. cities. The only qualifiers were that a restaurant has to be designated as one dollar sign on Google’s cost scale and have 200+ reviews.

What is the number one budget-friendly restaurant in America?


Other findings: Charley’s Cheesesteaks and Wings in Houston is the single highest ranked fast food location in America while KFC, Krystal and Papa John’s are the lowest rated fast food chains.

What are the best budget-friendly restaurants in New England?

Let’s dive into that now. I’ll give you the Top Budget Friendly restaurant in every New England state below. I don’t know about you but I’ll be bookmarking this page so the next time I’m traveling to Vermont or Maine or I’m in New Hampshire or Rhode Island I can seek out these delicious cheap eats and see if they live up to the USA Today hype.

Oh, before we get into the budget eats I thought I’d share this with you too. A little New England pride in a sandwich RIGHT HERE. I’ll put that sandwich up against any when you have that craving – and – it’s the ULTIMATE budget-friendly sandwich too!

Ok. Here comes the best budget friendly restaurant in every New England state. And if you want to see the most budget-friendly restaurant in all 50 cities USA Today looked at, check out their full report RIGHT HERE!


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in Maine is Becky’s Diner in Portland. You can still get breakfast for under $7!


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in Vermont is Pho Hong in Burlington. Delicious homemade pho to warm you up on a brisk Vermont day.


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in Connecticut is The Traveler Restaurant in Union. This is one of the coolest places I’ve eaten. It’s a library and a delish restaurant. Take leftovers and a book home!


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in Rhode Island is Louis Family Restaurant in Providence. As the name suggests, it’s a great spot to bring the whole family and not worry about being all stuffy.


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in New Hampshire is Red Arrow Diner in Manchester. If you’re looking for a good ol’ diner serving all that good ol’ diner food you remember (and love) go here.


    The #1 budget-friendly restaurant in Massachusetts is Bab Al-Yemen Restaurant. Affordable and delicious Yemeni cuisine. Lots of rich flavors here at Boston’s very first Yemeni cuisine restaurant.
    Get familiar with their cuisine and menu at their website RIGHT HERE!

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