Whether it’s a hole-in-the-wall diner with a loyal following, an out-of-the-way gem yet to be discovered or a longtime favorite that locals want to keep secret, a low profile is sometimes a big part of what makes a restaurant great. Especially during an extended coronavirus lockdown that can leave small businesses short on customers and their money, it's smart to seek out under-the-radar restaurants with fantastic food and plenty of low-key charm. To help in the search, we've checked reviews on sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor along with local news reports to track down the best-kept secret in every state — just don't let the locals know we told you. (True meat lovers will also want to check out The Best Under-the-Radar Steakhouse in All 50 States.)
Note: Due to the pandemic, some restaurants may only be offering takeout or delivery options at the moment, be sure to call in advance to confirm.