101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

The second hour of our countdown brings us 20 mouth-watering spots closer to our number 1 chow down joint! We head down south to meet "Big Red," a smoker the size of a bank vault churning out some of the most ...

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The Brick Pit

We check out fall-off-the-bone BBQ in Mobile, Alabama ... cooked out of the smoker, the size of a bank vault!

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, Alabama 36608

 
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The Buffet at the Bellagio

This town of excess knows a thing or 2 about buffets, and here at the Bellagio in Las Vegas we find the best of the best. From steak to sushi and pasta to pastries, this place does it all.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

 
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Camp Washington Chili

Get a taste of real Cincinnati-style chili at a favorite institution that's been serving it up "5-ways" since 1940.

3005 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225

 
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Chaps Charcoal Restaurant

Sink your teeth into Baltimore's own take on BBQ - the pit beef sandwich: a juicy, beef sandwich piled high and topped with onions and "tiger sauce."

5801 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD 21205

 
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The Cherry Cricket

We head to Denver to check out a juicy burger piled high with a dizzying array of topping choices.

2641 East 2nd Ave., Denver, CO 80206

 
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The Cozy Inn

Head to Kansas for the original slider since 1922, ordered by The Half Dozen.

108 N. 7th St., Salina, KS 67401-2604

 
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Head to an unlikely place to find killer BBQ - a biker joint in upstate NY!

246 West Willow St., Syracuse, NY 13202

 
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El Guero Canelo

We check out this regional favorite, a Southwestern Sonoran hot dog wrapped in bacon, cooked well done, then smothered in fresh Mexican inspired toppings.

2480 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705

 
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Goodson's Cafe

Get an authentic taste of down home cooking here at Goodson's Cafe, where they fry up the most wonderful chicken fried steak in Texas.

27931 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375

 
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The Grill House

There's no reason to complain about your steak here because at The Grill House in Allegan, Michigan, you're the grillmaster. Pick out a perfectly dry-aged steak and grill it just the way you like it!

1071 32nd St (M-40), Allegan, MI 49010

 
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Iguana's

Run for cover (and a napkin)! It's the Burritozilla: a 5-lb., 18-inch monster burrito that's as tasty as it's enormous.

330 South 3rd St., San Jose, CA 95112

 
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Kopp's Frozen Custard

In the hometown of frozen custard, we found Kopp's to be king!

7631 Weston Layton Ave., Greenfield, WI 53220

 
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Lynn's Paradise Cafe

We travel to Lynn's Paradise Cafe to see what fantastically decaden breakfasts are being served up at this restaurant!

984 Barret Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

 
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Original New York System

We chow down on a Rhode Island favorite, New York System style wienies, in the "original" place to get'em since 1927.

424 Smith St., Providence, RI

 
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Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana vs. Sally's Apizza

We head to New Haven to settle a decades old debate over which New-Haven style pizza is the best: Pepe's or Sally's.

Pepe's: 157 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06511 vs. Sally's: 237 Wooster St., New Haven, CT 06524

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Round Rock Donuts

These donuts migght be light and fluffy, but they're the size of a 5 gallon bucket because that's literally what they use to mold these behemoth, tasty pastries.

106 W. Liberty, Round Rock, TX 78664

 
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San Francisco Creamery Co.

San Francisco Creamery boasts one of the biggest sundaes we've ever seen: 8 softball-size scoops of ice cream, 8 toppings, 8 servings of whipped cream, 3 bananas and a cherry on top!

1370 Locust St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 
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Talkeetna Roadhouse

At Talkeetna Roadhouse, dive into giant stacks of sourdough pancakes and a "Rudy in a Parka" - a giant, cheesy take on a pig in a blanket made with reindeer sausage.

Main St. & C St., Talkeetna, AK 99676

 
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Yoder's Restaurant

For a sweet taste of comfort, stop by Yoder's in Sarasota where they're serving up 25 varities of pie.

3434 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239

 

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