101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

In the final hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we reveal the coveted top 20 spots on our countdown. From coast to coast, we've seen some of the biggest and baddest eats this country has to offer, but ...

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1. Louis' Lunch

We pay homage to the grandfather of all chow down spots -- Louis Lunch, the home of the very first ever hamburger.

261-263 Crown St., New Haven, CT 06510

 
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10. Durgin Park

We visit Faneuil Hall's Durgin Park for a juicy prime rib so big, one plate isn't enough.

340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl., Boston, MA 02109

 
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11. Al's Beef

We chomp into the world renowned Big Al Italian beef sandwich -- thin slices of oven-roasted beef dipped in au jus piled onto an 8-inch roll and topped with jardiniere, their special pepper relish.

1079 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

 
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12. Gus's

We try Gus's world famous fried chicken -- served hot and juicy with a spicy kick and a crackling skin to boot, it's easy to see why it's Tennessee's favorte.

310 South Front St., Memphis, TN 38103

 
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13. Jack-n-Grill

We visit an award-winning joint serving up gigantic 7-lb. breakfast burrito smothered in Jack-n-Grill's famous green chile verde, a family secret recipe.

2524 N. Federal, Denver, CO 80211

 
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14. Arthur Bryant's

We get a taste of the quintessential Kansas City barbecue at Arthur Bryant's, a legendary institution.

1727 Brooklyn Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127

 
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15. Hillbilly Hot Dogs

We head west to check out the Great Dane of hot dogs, Hillbilly Hotdog's Homewrecker -- a 15 inch, 1-lb. wiener topped with a mountain of 10 different toppings for a total of 3 1/2-lbs.

6951 Ohio River Rd., Lesage, WV 25537

 
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16. Big Texan Steak Ranch

We visit one of the world's best steakhouses and the original steak challenge -- the legendary 72-oz. steak dinner. If you finish it in an hour, it's on the house!

7701 I-40 East, Amarillo, TX 79118-6915

 

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