Only one Hawaii restaurant among the nation's most-scenic
According to diners who use OpenTable.com, Mama’s Fish House in Paia, Maui, is the only restaurant in Hawaii that deserves to be listed among the 100 most-scenic U.S. restaurants.
OpenTable.com released its annual list today, compiled from some five million reviews submitted by what OpenTable calls verified users of the site. The reviews covered more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The big winner among the states was California with nearly one quarter of all the listed restaurants, followed by Washington state with 11, and Florida with seven.
States with four restaurants each include Michigan, Nevada and New York, while Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia each have three.
Other states that beat Hawaii, according to OpenTable.com users, were Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah, with two scenic restaurants apiece.
Alongside Hawaii, other states with one restaurant each on the list are Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
The full list, as posted online, http://www.opentable.com/m/most-scenic-restaurants-2016/ includes the tricky addition of the Chart House's national locations, that are not individually cited on the overall list. The locations listed do not include the similarly named Waikiki restaurant.