These Are the Best Dollar Stores in the 10 Biggest US Cities, According to Yelp

Los Angeles, MAY 25: Exterior view of the budget store - Dollar Tree on MAY 25, 2017 at Los Angeles, California, U.
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Dollar stores can be a treasure trove for the frugal shopper, but as anyone who’s ever shopped at these stores knows, different locations can vary widely in terms of the quality and variety of the products offered.

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To help you find the best dollar store near you, GOBankingRates identified the top-rated dollar store on Yelp in the 10 most populous U.S. cities. Head to one of these locations to do your bargain shopping.

New York: 99 Cent Dreams

  • 2 W 46th St., New York, NY 10036

Located in Midtown, this 99 Cent Dreams store has landed some rave reviews.

“Amazing selection,” one Yelper wrote. “An over-the-top, varied selection of colorful everything. The buyers have great taste, stocking the store with beautiful and useful items. I love the office supplies section the best — a treasure trove of every kind of notebook, folder and pen you can imagine. Downstairs, you’ll find anything you’d ever need for [your] house — full-length mirrors, attractive bins, laundry bags and all sizes of patterned bags for shopping.”

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Los Angeles: Daiso Japan

  • 621 S. Western Ave., Ste. 107, Los Angeles, CA 90005

This discount store in the Koreatown neighborhood has over 250 Yelp reviews. It’s worth noting that this is not a true dollar store as most items cost $1.50, but Yelpers still say you can get a lot of bang for your buck.

“I love coming here to get office or kitchen supplies,” one reviewer said. “Things you can buy here include snacks, drinks, makeup, trashcans, post-its, pens, notepads, gift bags, Christmas [decorations], face masks, erasers in very fun shapes, phone accessories and more.”

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Chicago: Dollar Tree

  • 2252 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

The Logan Square Dollar Tree location is the top-rated dollar store in Chicago. One reviewer notes that this location is “large, well organized and stocked,” and has easy street parking as well.

Houston: Dollar Tree

  • 7560 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77063

Dollar Tree has several locations throughout Houston, but this one is the Yelp favorite.

“Spacious and plenty in stock each time I visit here,” one reviewer wrote. “Very organized and clean. One of my favorite Dollar Tree locations by far.”

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Phoenix: Dollar Tree

  • 818 E. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024

Multiple Yelp reviewers note that this Phoenix Dollar Tree location tends to be well stocked, and many also complimented this location for having friendly staff.

“The associates are always friendly, and keep the store looking very clean,” one Yelper said. “Other locations nearby seem to be lacking one or both of these things, and that’s why I love coming here.”

Philadelphia: Dollar Tree

  • 1601 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Located in Logan Square, this Dollar Tree scored high ratings for the variety of products it sells.

“I love the consistency and ease of shopping in this great store,” one Yelper wrote.

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San Antonio: Dollar Tree

  • 7723 Guilbeau Rd., Ste. 115, San Antonio, TX 78250

This Dollar Tree location has a perfect five-star rating on Yelp.

“I have been in multiple Dollar Trees and I must say, this is absolutely one of the nicest Dollar Tree stores I’ve ever been in,” one reviewer wrote. “This store is really large [with a] huge array of items to choose from. It’s really clean, organized and easy to maneuver.”

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San Diego: Dollar Tree

  • 4240 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111

Yelp reviewers praised this location for its wide variety of products.

“They literally have EVERYTHING and it’s all pretty much a steal,” one reviewer wrote. “They always have seasonal items too. So many cute knick-knacks and workers are very polite there.”

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Dallas: 99 Cents Only Stores

  • 13444 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240

Several reviewers commented on the grocery selection at this 99 Cents Only Stores location.

“I buy name-brand groceries, fresh produce and cheap school supplies here weekly,” one Yelper wrote. “They have name-brand cereal bars for only 99 cents per box, [Yoplait] Thick & Creamy yogurt for 49 cents, bananas for 99 cents, Pillsbury and [Nestlé] Toll House cookies for baking, Oscar Mayer bologna, the grown-up Lunchables, and those microwavable flatbread pizzas by Healthy Choice — all for 99 cents. You can even find discounted DiGiorno pizzas, Pop-Tarts and General Mills cereals. I never go grocery shopping at Walmart or any other place until I check the 99 Cents Only store first.”

San Jose, California: Dollar Tree

  • 150 N. San Tomas Aquino Rd., Campbell, CA 95008

Dollar Tree enthusiasts say this San Jose-area location is the best.

“By far one of the best Dollar Trees I have been to,” one Yelper wrote. “Well stocked, big well organized and clean. If you are a Dollar Tree addict, this is where you can
find those hard-to-find items.”

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