It's official. Miamians dine out in restaurants more often than our neighbors in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
According to a survey on Bundle.com, a website that tracks consumer spending by analyzing credit card data, Miami residents eat at restaurants 21 percent more often than the U.S. average.
The data was complied from "billions of anonymous, aggregated credit card transactions" from households with at least five restaurant receipts in the past three years, excluding fast food outlets and bars. Cities were then ranked based on the average restaurant check.
While Miami ranked in at 21 percent above the national average, Boca Raton was
hot on our heels at 19 percent. Our friends in Fort Lauderdale
came in below the national average at -4, and Hollywood
averaged -17 percent.
Alexandria, Virginia, came in at just the national average, with Dallas
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residents topping the list by dining out 91 percent more on average than any
other city in the U.S.
A few more fun facts from the website shows the highest average restaurant check in Miami is Romeo's Cafe, with an average credit card check of $278, followed closely by Nobu Miami Beach with an average check of $244. On the flip side, Carrals on Biscayne was ranked as one of the lowest priced restaurants in Miami, with an average of $5.