101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

We're getting so close to the #1 spot on our countdown, we can almost smell it! Mmm... But for now we're still counting down more of the country's best places to chow down. Numbers 40-21 are chock full of ...

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Acme Oyster House

Whether they're raw, char-grilled, fried, put in a soup or piled high on a po'boy, Acme Oyster House is the best place for oysters in The Big Easy.

724 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130

 
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Ben's Chili Bowl

We check out DC's favorite, meaty chilidog at Ben's Chili Bowl.

1213 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

 
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Beth's Cafe

We travel to Beth's Cafe in Seattle to take on the infamous 12-egg omelet challenge.

7311 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103-5356

 
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Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound

The second largest and best place for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.

407 State Rte. 286, Seabrook, NH 03874

 
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Charles Vergo's Rendezvous

In a town famous for ribs, Rendezvous is a legend. Their ribs are covered in a unique Greek-inspired dry rub slow-cooked over charcoal until they are tender and succulent.

52 S. Second St., Memphis, TN 38103

 
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Chipshop

Our next stop is Chipshop, where they'll deep-fry everything from your standard fish and chips to Twinkies, macaroni 'n' cheese and even pizza.

383 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

 
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Eagle's Deli

Eagle's Deli boasts the tallest burger challenges. Their Eagle's Challenge Burger is a 5-lb. skyscraper made up of 10 burger patties 20 slices of cheese and 20 bacon strips.

1918 Beacon St., Brighton, MA 02135

 
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El Tepeyac Cafe

We head to El Tepeyac for an authentic taste of Mexico in the form of a giant 4-lb. burrito called the Manuel Special, a 2-tortilla burrito overflowing with their famous, chunky chili verde.

812 N Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

 
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Grimaldi's Pizzeria

We head just under the Brooklyn Bridge for some of Brooklyn's most famous pizza. Bring cash and an appetite, because at Grimaldi's, it's no credit and no slices!

19 Old Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

 
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Heart Attack Grill

We find a completely unique experience in Tucson -- a hospital-clinic-themed restaurant where the prescription to happiness is a big, greasy burger and all-you-can-eat fries cooked in lard!

6185 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226

 
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Helena's Hawaiian Food

For a traditional taste of Hawaiian cuisine, we head to Helena's for their authentic pipikaula: short rib, soaked in flavorful soy sauce, hung out to dry then thrown into the fryer for a succulent, beefy taste of the islands.

1240 N School St., Honolulu, HI 96817

 
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Junior's Restaurant

Giant portions of anything you can think of -- overstuffed deli sandwiches, fried chicken, ribs, famous 10-oz. steakburgers -- but what really brings us to Junior's is their world-famous NY style cheesecake!

386 Flatbush Avenue EXT, Brooklyn, New York 11201

 
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Lafayette Coney Island & American Coney Island

We settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog -- Lafayette or American. It's the clash of the Coney dogs!

118 & 114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

 
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Markey's Lobster Pool

One of the best places for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.

420 State Route 286, Seabrook, NH 03875

 
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Obrycki's

We crack into Maryland's best hard-shell crabs at Obrycki's where a secret blend of seasoning and fun have been bringing crab-lovers back for over half a century.

1727 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21231

 
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Paseo

We travel a long way from Miami to get one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the country.

4225 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103

 
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RU Hungry

Don't miss the famous RU Hungry grease truck for their giant Fat Darrell sandwich: chicken fingers, french fries, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce all in one hero.

40 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 
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Slow's Bar-B-Q

This Detroit joint has perfected BBQ styles from all across the country , but what brings us to Slows Bar-B-Q is their mouth-watering twist on tradition: brisket enchiladas!

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216

 
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Ted Drewes

We head to Missouri for Ted Drewes famously thick frozen custard.

6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109

 
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The Thurman Cafe

Choose from almost 20 giant burger combinations including the signature Thurman Burger: a burger loaded with ham, mozzarella, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, sauteed onions, pickles, peppers and mayo.

183 Thurman Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

 
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Tony's 1-75

Right off 1-75 in Michigan, we find the most insane BLT ever -- made with a full pound of deep-fried bacon!

8781 Main St., Birch Run, MI 48415

 

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