Highest-rated cheap eats in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in New York City that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Wafels & Dinges

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (659 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Belgian
- Address: 15 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-8036
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#29. 99 Cent Fresh Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 473 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10017-3107
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#28. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (350 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: W 29th Street, New York City, NY 10001-4502
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#27. Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (366 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 188 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1598
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#26. The Donut Pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (234 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 203 W 14th St, New York City, NY 10011-7104
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#25. Rice to Riches

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (993 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 37 Spring St Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-5723
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#24. Schmackary's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (718 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 362 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3802
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#23. Filaga Pizzeria Siciliana

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 75 9th Ave Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#22. Hummus Place Upper West Side

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (338 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Address: 305 Amsterdam Ave THIS IS NOT A KOSHER RESTAURANT - although you list it as kosher., New York City, NY 10023-1739
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#21. Eileen's Special Cheesecake

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,087 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 17 Cleveland Pl Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4052
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#20. The Original SoupMan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (365 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 259A W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5202
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#19. Little Collins

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (473 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 708 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-3603
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#18. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (482 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 286 8th Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001-4872
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#17. Los Tacos No. 1

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,779 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 75 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#16. Johny's Luncheonette

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (418 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 124 W 25th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001-7421
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#15. Molly's Cupcakes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (681 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 228 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4420
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#14. NY Pizza Suprema

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,309 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 413 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-1804
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#13. Nish Nush

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (191 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 88 Reade St, New York City, NY 10013-3814
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#12. Taiyaki NYC

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (372 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Japanese
- Address: 119 Baxter St Between Canal Street & Hester Street, New York City, NY 10013-3621
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#11. Broadway Bagel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2658 Broadway Ny 10025, New York City, NY 10025-5023
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#10. Best Bagel and Coffee

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,643 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 225 W 35th St Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001-1904
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#9. Kuu Ramen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Asian
- Address: 20 John St near Wall Street and Fulton St subway, New York City, NY 10038-4038
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#8. Bagels & Schmear

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (251 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 116 E 28th St, New York City, NY 10016-8402
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#7. Faicco's Pork Store

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (362 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Specialty Food Market, Italian
- Address: 260 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4128
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#6. Los Tacos No. 1

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (628 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 229 W 43rd St, New York City, NY 10036-3982
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#5. Pisillo Italian Panini

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (992 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 97 Nassau St 97 Nassau Street, New York City, NY 10038-2703
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#4. Frisson Espresso

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 326 W 47th St Between 9th Avenue & 8th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, NY 10036-3115
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#3. Bleecker Street Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,602 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 69 7th Ave S at Bleecker Street Pizza, New York City, NY 10014-4043
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#2. Liberty Bagels Midtown

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (297 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 260 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2503
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#1. Levain Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5,062 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 167 W 74th St At Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY 10023-2216
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