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From a latke-and-corned-beef masterpiece in Colorado to a big hunk of BBQ bologna in Tennessee, get a taste of America’s top hunger-filling, handheld feasts.

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Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Smother the dog with sauce, top it with chopped onions and mustard, and slap it on a freshly-steamed bun, and you’ve got “The Works” at Newest Lunch in Schenectady, NY. 960 1280

  

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Here in upstate New York at Newest Lunch, these sauce-covered dogs are called "Michigans," and just like their Coney Island cousin in the Great Lakes state, their meaty topping is what makes these dogs so delicious. 960 1280

  

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

While ketchup is a common compliment to hot dogs and French fries, it's one condiment that is permanently banned from Gene and Jude's in Chicago, IL. 960 1280

  

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

With such a diverse range of flavors, Doggie Style in Alameda, CA has many regulars eager to try every crazy combination on the menu. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

The paper hat and white apron the cooks wear at American Coney Island in Detroit, MI, play a special part in continuing their old-fashioned tradition. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

From the black and white tile floor to the red, white and blue pennants on the walls, American Coney Island has an old-fashioned and patriotic charm. 960 1280

  

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI, sits several steps to the west of American Coney Island, giving customers a constant source of debate: Who makes the better chili dog? 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Keith’s background in gourmet cooking comes through in the unique ways he dresses up his pups at Hot Diggity in Philadelphia, PA. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly Surf and Turf Dog at Hot Diggity pays homage to an old Philadelphia classic by wrapping the entire dog in a deep fried fishcake and then topping it with pepper hash. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Customers at Hot Diggity dine in the presence of local artwork from Philly-based artist Hawk Krall, who came up with original paintings that portray the menu selections in wiener-wonderful ways. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

If making choices isn't your strong suit, then let someone else choose from one of 17 dipping sauces at Hot Diggity on your behalf. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Despite all the innovative and creative dogs that span the culinary spectrum, Hot Diggity's version of the traditional Chicago dog remains a favorite among locals. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

With a menu featuring 21 creative combinations, it can be quite a challenge choosing your hot dog at La Perrada de Edgar in Miami. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Parrada customers can choose links from Latin American countries like Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil, all brimming with traditional toppings. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Nestled on the east side of the Ohio River, in the town of Lesage, WV, Hillbilly Hot Dogs is truly a backwoods culinary adventure. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

If you’re looking for something under 3 1/2 pounds, try the egg dog, taco dog, pepperoni dog, junkyard dog, buckeye dog or nacho dog from Hillbilly Hot Dogs. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs signature dog, the Home Wrecker, is 15 inches long, 2 inches in diameter and smothered with 12 towering toppings. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

The kitchen at the Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls, NY, has been cooking up delicious dogs since 1939. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Determined to preserve the local landmark they loved as kids, the Whistle Pig’s owners, Tim Shiah and Dave Bruno, gave the joint a nice, new polish, but kept the mom-and-pop vibe by bringing back the kiddy carnival rides, classic car night and opening an ice cream parlor next door. 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

  


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