Need more comfort food in your life?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots serving such fare in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
April is one of the top months of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Irvine area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more customers. Estimated daily customers at Irvine-area restaurants rose to 55 per business in April of last year, second only to March with an average of 56, and 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Topping the list is a location of the Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que chain. Located at 13122 Jamboree Road, the traditional American spot, which specializes in barbecue, is also the highest-rated comfort food spot in Irvine, boasting four stars out of 638 reviews on Yelp.
2. The Kebab Shop
Next up is the Irvine Health and Science Complex's The Kebab Shop, an outpost of the California chain, at 8687 Irvine Center Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 517 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean spot, which offers comfort food and kebabs, has proved to be a local favorite.
3. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
A location of the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar chain at 13290 Jamboree Road is another top choice. Yelpers give the New American spot, which offers comfort food and burgers, four stars out of 1,643 reviews.
4. Urban Seoul
Finally, there's Urban Seoul, a tapas bar and Asian fusion spot that offers comfort food and more in the Business District. It's another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,524 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2750 Alton Parkway, Suite 131 to see for yourself.