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Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles
Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's in Los Angeles is a classic, family-owned diner that screams "Americana" with its red, white and blue decor and its commitment to keeping its atmosphere old school. 960 1280

  

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

A true Los Angeles landmark, Dinah’s sits under the city’s very first chicken tub sign and serves up nearly 4,000 pieces of its famous fried chicken a day. 960 1280

  

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

With roots in Harlem, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles went on to become an LA institution. The restaurant now serves more than 1,000 meals a day at 6 locations. 960 1280

  

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

In the heart of Hollywood, diners join together to worship a bit of heaven on a plate at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. 960 1280

  

400 Degrees Hot Chicken, Nashville, TN

400 Degrees Hot Chicken, Nashville, TN

The spicy chicken at 400 Degrees Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN, makes this restaurant the perfect fit for Food Paradise. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart owner Donna King is known far and wide as the “chicken lady.” Her recipe for fiery fried chicken is definitely giving the other Kentucky cluckers a run for their money. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

The Bon-Ton started serving its world-famous chicken about 20 years ago, when Donna King was a waitress. She persuaded her boss to buy deep fryers so the restaurant could start serving home-style fried chicken prepared with a secret recipe she helped to perfect. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Don’t let the modest mini-mart storefront fool you, one bite of Bon-Ton’s signature spicy, succulent chicken will prove there’s nothing paltry about this poultry. 960 1280

  

Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR

Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR

Just as the name suggests, Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR, is all about the buttery, fluffy, home-style biscuits. But for fried chicken fans, the biscuits are basically a delivery system for the battered bird. 960 1280

  

American Cupcake in San Francisco

American Cupcake in San Francisco

Perhaps the country's most unusual, unheard-of and unmatched fried chicken treat is at American Cupcake in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

American Cupcake in San Francisco

American Cupcake in San Francisco

At American Cupcake, you can get Red Velvet Fried Chicken on a bun, in a salad or atop a weekend brunch special. 960 1280

  

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Nothing flies out of the Jacques-Imo's kitchen in New Orleans like its crispy bird. 960 1280

  

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Chef Austin may have contributed to the menu, but the atmosphere and decor at Jacques-Imo's are all Chef Jacques. 960 1280

  

The Busy Bee Cafe, Atlanta

The Busy Bee Cafe, Atlanta

The chicken at The Busy Bee Cafe in Atlanta is deep-fried in a special fryer for 8 minutes to give the Busy Bee's fried chicken its signature bee-licious crust and juicy flavor. 960 1280

  

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY, wouldn’t be a corral of comfort cuisine without the Sanders’ authentic sides like stewed tomatoes and spinach casserole. 960 1280

  

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Nearly 80 years ago, Colonel Sanders experimented with pressure cookers to fry his chicken faster. His pioneering efforts revolutionized the frying process, making the meat even more moist and tender. 960 1280

  

The Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
The Wicked Spoon

The Wicked Spoon

The Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas serves up everything from Southern-style chicken to dim sum. And if you’re overwhelmed by the mind-boggling menu, why not try a little of everything? After all, that’s the beauty of a buffet. 960 1280

  

The Wicked Spoon

The Wicked Spoon

Stop by the stations, and you’ll find concoctions just as crazy as crispy tofu, like slow-roasted bone marrow or their fiery fried chicken. 960 1280

  

The Wynn Buffet

The Wynn Buffet

The Wynn Buffet in Las Vegas serves up 16 live action stations of scrumptious selections from across the globe. 960 1280

  

The Wynn Buffet

The Wynn Buffet

Let your taste buds take a tour, and try their sautéed, stir-fried and south-of-the-border specialties. 960 1280

  

The Wynn Buffet

The Wynn Buffet

And forget about lukewarm, lackluster food -- everything is cooked fresh right in front of you. 960 1280

  

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

All the fun and food at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin is the legacy of Texas native Christopher B. Stubblefield, who grew up on gospel and had a gift for barbecue. 960 1280

  

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

Beyond the brisket and catfish, Stubb’s Sunday Gospel buffet offers up a comforting spread of southwestern specialties. 960 1280

  

Nordic Lodge

Nordic Lodge

While the superstar on this menu is definitely the lobster, the seafood options at Nordic Lodge in Charlestown, RI, doesn't end there. 960 1280

  

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

In Long Beach, CA, you’ll find the historic ocean liner and hotel, the Queen Mary. Once you climb aboard, you’ll be sailing straight to buffet paradise! 960 1280

  

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

You’ll feel like royalty from the moment you enter the Grand Salon and set your eyes on the Queen Mary’s Sunday Champagne Brunch. 960 1280

  

Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou

Step through the doors of Taverna Cretekou in Alexandria, VA, and belly up to their big, fat, Greek buffet -- the only place in town where you can fill your plate and break it too! 960 1280

  

Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou

The Taverna’s massive Mediterranean menu also features stuffed grape leaves called dolmades, a Greek lasagna called pastitsio and the well-known dessert, baklava. 960 1280

  

The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel

The Bristol Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel

The spread at the Bristol Lounge in Boston is sure to satisfy even the most saccharine sweet tooth. 960 1280

  

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Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy and Drew’s in Boulder, CO, is the place to go the next time you find yourself kvetching for a delicious deli sandwich. 960 1280

  

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado

The latkes at Jimmy and Drew’s are made from scratch using shredded (then pureed) potatoes, pureed onions, eggs, seasoning and matzo meal. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Schenectady, NY: home of modern American marvels such as the first commercially produced lightbulb, the theater that hosted the first TV demonstration -- and the king-size steak sandwich from Morrette’s. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

One of the best things about Morrette's is that all its sandwiches are made to order. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Philadelphia may be home of the cheesesteak, but believe it or not, the finest Philly cheesesteak just might be served in upstate New York -- at Morrette’s! 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Don't want your sauce on top? No problem! At Morrette's, sandwiches come with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. 960 1280

  

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

Morrette's, Schenectady, New York

For customers who simply cannot handle the king-size steak sandwich, have no fear: Morrette's offers a queen-size version of this scrumptious sandwich. 960 1280

  

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Located just a few blocks off the Jersey Shore, amid Atlantic City’s many casinos lies a true American sandwich landmark -- the White House Sub Shop. 960 1280

  

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

White House Sub Shop, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Customers have been known to drive from as far away as North Carolina to get their hands on a White House Sub in Atlantic City. 960 1280

  

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Bentley at The Carving Board in Tarzana, CA, is not your typical steak sandwich. It's a filet mignon on ciabatta bread, with bacon mayonnaise, blue cheese, grilled onions and fresh spinach. 960 1280

  

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board, Tarzana, CA

The Carving Board’s mega sandwich, the Appetizer, is a BLT with 2 hamburger patties, 2 fried eggs and 2 grilled cheeses. 960 1280

  

Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee

Cozy Corner, Memphis, Tennessee

The late great pit master Raymond Robinson opened Cozy Corner in Memphis, TN, in 1977 along with his wife, Desiree. This first lady of smoked sandwiches now runs the bologna business herself. 960 1280

  

Mother's, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mother's, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mother’s in New Orleans is a low-key, comfy, down-home restaurant that is totally vintage and utterly New Orleans. And while there’s almost always a line, everybody says it’s well worth the wait. 960 1280

  

Juan Mon's, Houston, Texas

Juan Mon's, Houston, Texas

At Juan Mon’s in Houston, these fresh, uniquely flavorful creations aren’t sandwiches -- they’re “Juanwiches.” 960 1280

  

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

Stacked patties sit on the cutting board at Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor, MI. 960 1280

  

Apple Pan

Apple Pan

Try the famous Hickory Burger at the Apple Pan in Los Angeles. 960 1280

  

Casper's & Runyon's Nook

Casper's & Runyon's Nook

The 2-lb. Nooky Supreme at Casper's & Runyon's Nook in St. Paul, MN, is more meat than should ever be consumed in one sitting. 960 1280

  

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar

The Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger sits on display at My Brother's Bar in Denver, CO. 960 1280

  

Kuma's Corner

Kuma's Corner

The Kuma Burger at Kuma's Corner in Chicago, IL, is known for its addition of a fried egg to top things off. 960 1280

  

Shooting Star Saloon

Shooting Star Saloon

Dig into the Star Burger at Shooting Star Saloon in Huntsville, UT. 960 1280

  

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

The Antelope Burger at Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill in Elroy, TX, is the favorite of nearly every local in town. 960 1280

  

Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill

Talk about a heart attack waiting to happen – get a look at the Quadruple Bypass Burger at Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's in Los Angeles is a classic, family-owned diner that screams "Americana" with its red, white and blue decor and its commitment to keeping its atmosphere old school. 960 1280

  

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

Dinah's Family Restaurant, Los Angeles

A true Los Angeles landmark, Dinah’s sits under the city’s very first chicken tub sign and serves up nearly 4,000 pieces of its famous fried chicken a day. 960 1280

  

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

With roots in Harlem, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles went on to become an LA institution. The restaurant now serves more than 1,000 meals a day at 6 locations. 960 1280

  

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Los Angeles

In the heart of Hollywood, diners join together to worship a bit of heaven on a plate at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles. 960 1280

  

400 Degrees Hot Chicken, Nashville, TN

400 Degrees Hot Chicken, Nashville, TN

The spicy chicken at 400 Degrees Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN, makes this restaurant the perfect fit for Food Paradise. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart owner Donna King is known far and wide as the “chicken lady.” Her recipe for fiery fried chicken is definitely giving the other Kentucky cluckers a run for their money. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

The Bon-Ton started serving its world-famous chicken about 20 years ago, when Donna King was a waitress. She persuaded her boss to buy deep fryers so the restaurant could start serving home-style fried chicken prepared with a secret recipe she helped to perfect. 960 1280

  

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY

Don’t let the modest mini-mart storefront fool you, one bite of Bon-Ton’s signature spicy, succulent chicken will prove there’s nothing paltry about this poultry. 960 1280

  

Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR

Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR

Just as the name suggests, Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR, is all about the buttery, fluffy, home-style biscuits. But for fried chicken fans, the biscuits are basically a delivery system for the battered bird. 960 1280

  

American Cupcake in San Francisco

American Cupcake in San Francisco

Perhaps the country's most unusual, unheard-of and unmatched fried chicken treat is at American Cupcake in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

American Cupcake in San Francisco

American Cupcake in San Francisco

At American Cupcake, you can get Red Velvet Fried Chicken on a bun, in a salad or atop a weekend brunch special. 960 1280

  

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Nothing flies out of the Jacques-Imo's kitchen in New Orleans like its crispy bird. 960 1280

  

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans

Chef Austin may have contributed to the menu, but the atmosphere and decor at Jacques-Imo's are all Chef Jacques. 960 1280

  

The Busy Bee Cafe, Atlanta

The Busy Bee Cafe, Atlanta

The chicken at The Busy Bee Cafe in Atlanta is deep-fried in a special fryer for 8 minutes to give the Busy Bee's fried chicken its signature bee-licious crust and juicy flavor. 960 1280

  

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY, wouldn’t be a corral of comfort cuisine without the Sanders’ authentic sides like stewed tomatoes and spinach casserole. 960 1280

  

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, KY

Nearly 80 years ago, Colonel Sanders experimented with pressure cookers to fry his chicken faster. His pioneering efforts revolutionized the frying process, making the meat even more moist and tender. 960 1280