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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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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

  

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