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Canter's Deli, Los Angeles
Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Canter’s in Los Angeles offers the quintessential deli experience, combining kitsch and kibitzing with killer sandwiches! 960 1280

  

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Each week, Canter’s Deli goes through 2,000 pounds of pastrami and 2,800 pounds of corned beef. 960 1280

  

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Whether customers come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even a late-night snack), Canter's doors are always open, 24 hours a day, and the friendly staff is always ready. 960 1280

  

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's in Los Angeles not only offers exceptional service for its customers who eat in but can also make any event special with one of its signature party platters. 960 1280

  

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's

All of Nate 'n Al's smoked fish comes in fresh from New York City, ensuring that authentic New York deli flavor. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Famous Deli

Goldberg's Famous Deli

At this unlikely deli hot spot, Goldbergs' in Bellevue, WA, the star on the menu is the classic Reuben. Patrons swear it tastes as authentic as any you’ll find in New York City. And it should because that’s where Goldbergs' gets all its meat. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Famous Deli

Goldberg's Famous Deli

As soon as you walk through Goldbergs' doors, you’re instantly hit with the smell of all things wonderfully … deli. 960 1280

  

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk’s in Minneapolis has been a refuge for hungry people of all cultures ever since 1954, when Orest Kramarczuk’s parents founded the restaurant after making their way from Ukraine to Minnesota. 960 1280

  

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk's Deli

This old-school deli and adjoining cafeteria-style restaurant cut no corners. Kramarczuk’s does everything on-site, from baking all of its own breads and pastries, to stuffing and smoking its own sausages. 960 1280

  

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Deli in San Francisco has been feeding locals and visitors alike for well over a century. Throughout, 4 generations of Molinaris have faithfully been slicing and serving the delicious deli meats. 960 1280

  

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen

Customers not only love Molinari's salami but also the meatball sandwiches, which are just as great. 960 1280

  

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli

A jaw-popping pound of pastrami piled high on rye -- the Carnegie Deli in New York City serves 6 to 700 of these big boys a day. 960 1280

  

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

All the food that is served at Rubin's Restaurant, just outside of Boston, is fresh and homemade, including the knishes. 960 1280

  

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin’s has been batting a thousand with Jews and gentiles alike since 1927, and while keeping kosher may seem like a restrictive diet, no cheese just means more meat! 960 1280

  

Zingerman's Deli

Zingerman's Deli

Having trouble deciding which deli item to pick? Each month, Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, MI, showcases a “sandwich of the month” to help you try new sandwiches and move through the menu. 960 1280

  

Jimmy & Drew's, Boulder, Colorado
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

  

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Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

More than 70 years later, the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana, IA, continues to serve up a taste of its German-American heritage. The full-service restaurant’s menu has also expanded to include a variety of other hearty meals, such as steak, roast beef and fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

Guests at the Ox Yoke Inn enjoy the simple delicacy of a locally raised baked ham. With or without the pineapple, this piece of meat is pure porcine perfection! 960 1280

  

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana, IA

At the Ox Yoke Inn, what started as a communal kitchen for the residents of Amana, IA, has since become a dining destination for locals and tourists alike. 960 1280

  

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

The braised pork shanks at Smithfield Inn in Virginia have a glaze that is paired perfectly to work with the tenderness of the meat. 960 1280

  

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

Another popular dish at the Inn is the Fried Green Tomato BLT. With freshly fried green tomatoes and the famous Smithfield bacon, this sandwich will knock your socks off![ 960 1280

  

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

Smithfield Inn, Smithfield, VA

In 1752, the Smithfield Inn and Tavern opened up, serving guests delicious salt-cured hams and solidifying Smithfield, VA’s reputation for producing some of the finest hams in the country. 960 1280

  

Silver Skillet, Atlanta, GA

Silver Skillet, Atlanta, GA

If the sweet aroma of grilling ham steaks wasn't enough for you, the Silver Skillet in Atlanta keeps bacon sizzling from open to close. 960 1280

  

Nick's Kitchen, Huntington, Indiana

Nick's Kitchen, Huntington, Indiana

When the tenderloin at Nick's Kitchen in Huntington, IN, is golden brown and crunchy, it’s layered with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on a 5-inch-thick bun. 960 1280

  

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

The luau at Ali'i Luau in Oahu, HI, officially begins when a pig is peeled out of its private sweat lodge and presented to hog-hungry guests. 960 1280

  

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

The only thing louder than Hawaiian shirts is the line of growling stomachs waiting at the Ali'i Luau buffet, where a bounty of customary Hawaiian dishes await. 960 1280

  

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

Ali'I Luau, Oahu, HI

The Ali’i Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu feeds up to 600 guests every night! 960 1280

  

Cochon, New Orleans, LA

Cochon, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is the birthplace of Cajun cooking -- and there’s one place putting all that juicy Louisiana flavor into one pork-filled menu: Cochon! 960 1280

  

Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, TX

Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, TX

At the Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth, TX, chef Tim Love uses sweet meat like this to make the restaurant’s most popular porky treat -- pork tacos. 960 1280

  

Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, TX

Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, TX

On a busy day, the Woodshed Smokehouse sells more than 400 pounds of its famous fall-off-the-bones ribs. 960 1280

  

Puerto Sagua, Miami, Florida

Puerto Sagua, Miami, Florida

The pork dishes at Puerto Sagua in Miami keep the hungry beachcombers happy -- and the line out the door. 960 1280

  

Church Brew Works

Church Brew Works

At Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA, the converted church serves up some of the most popular pierogies in the country, including one dish that has a bit of a bite -- rattlesnake. 960 1280

  

Church Brew Works

Church Brew Works

Here at Church Brew Works, in one of the most unique -- some say celestial -- eateries in the country, diners can dive into a heavenly assortment of food. 960 1280

  

Linger Lodge

Linger Lodge

The Linger Lodge in Bradenton, FL, specializes in down-home, Southern-style cooking. 960 1280

  

Kegel's Inn

Kegel's Inn

Kegel’s Inn in Milwaukee, WI, offers up plenty of German dishes, including their boneless roasted duck and Beef Rouladen 960 1280

  

Kegel's Inn

Kegel's Inn

Kegel's Inn also serves the classic German dish, Wiener Schnitzel, which is breaded veal that’s seasoned and pan-fried. 960 1280

  

Beast and the Hare

Beast and the Hare

Beast and the Hare in San Francisco has many meat selections including the always-popular rabbit, and all of them wow even apprehensive eaters. 960 1280

  

Beast and the Hare

Beast and the Hare

The most popular dish here at the “Hare” remains its namesake entrée, the rabbit ragu, served with herb salsa and polenta. This savory stew is guaranteed to make any meat lover hippity hop all the way home with joy. 960 1280

  

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle Inn in Islamorada, FL, is all about catering to the locals, but it’s also been a popular destination stop for customers traveling between Miami and the Outer Keys since opening in 1947. 960 1280

  

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle

The turtle may have a reputation for being slow, but people here gobble it up as fast as they can! 960 1280

  

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle

Since Islamorada, FL, is the sport fishing capital of America, the chefs at the Green Turtle are glad to cook up your catch of the day. 960 1280

  

Prejean's

Prejean's

Chef Ernest's latest crave-worthy creation at Prejean's in Lafayette, LA, is his award-winning pork skin-crusted frog legs. 960 1280

  

Prejean's

Prejean's

Chef Ernest Prejean is the culinary mastermind who turns these little green legs into finger-licking Southern specialties. 960 1280

  

Bodega Bistro

Bodega Bistro

San Francisco's Bodega Bistro's defining dish is the squab, which frequently lands on local food critics’ top 10 lists. And unlike chicken, every edible portion of squab is served, from the head to the feet. 960 1280

  

Bodega Bistro

Bodega Bistro

After one bite of Bodega's Vietnamese fare, even the most doubtful diner will become a convert. 960 1280

  

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Canter’s in Los Angeles offers the quintessential deli experience, combining kitsch and kibitzing with killer sandwiches! 960 1280

  

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Each week, Canter’s Deli goes through 2,000 pounds of pastrami and 2,800 pounds of corned beef. 960 1280

  

Canter's Deli

Canter's Deli

Whether customers come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or even a late-night snack), Canter's doors are always open, 24 hours a day, and the friendly staff is always ready. 960 1280

  

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's in Los Angeles not only offers exceptional service for its customers who eat in but can also make any event special with one of its signature party platters. 960 1280

  

Nate 'n Al's

Nate 'n Al's

All of Nate 'n Al's smoked fish comes in fresh from New York City, ensuring that authentic New York deli flavor. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Famous Deli

Goldberg's Famous Deli

At this unlikely deli hot spot, Goldbergs' in Bellevue, WA, the star on the menu is the classic Reuben. Patrons swear it tastes as authentic as any you’ll find in New York City. And it should because that’s where Goldbergs' gets all its meat. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Famous Deli

Goldberg's Famous Deli

As soon as you walk through Goldbergs' doors, you’re instantly hit with the smell of all things wonderfully … deli. 960 1280

  

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk’s in Minneapolis has been a refuge for hungry people of all cultures ever since 1954, when Orest Kramarczuk’s parents founded the restaurant after making their way from Ukraine to Minnesota. 960 1280

  

Kramarczuk's Deli

Kramarczuk's Deli

This old-school deli and adjoining cafeteria-style restaurant cut no corners. Kramarczuk’s does everything on-site, from baking all of its own breads and pastries, to stuffing and smoking its own sausages. 960 1280

  

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Deli in San Francisco has been feeding locals and visitors alike for well over a century. Throughout, 4 generations of Molinaris have faithfully been slicing and serving the delicious deli meats. 960 1280

  

Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen

Customers not only love Molinari's salami but also the meatball sandwiches, which are just as great. 960 1280

  

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli

A jaw-popping pound of pastrami piled high on rye -- the Carnegie Deli in New York City serves 6 to 700 of these big boys a day. 960 1280

  

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

All the food that is served at Rubin's Restaurant, just outside of Boston, is fresh and homemade, including the knishes. 960 1280

  

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin's Kosher Delicatessen

Rubin’s has been batting a thousand with Jews and gentiles alike since 1927, and while keeping kosher may seem like a restrictive diet, no cheese just means more meat! 960 1280

  

Zingerman's Deli

Zingerman's Deli

Having trouble deciding which deli item to pick? Each month, Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, MI, showcases a “sandwich of the month” to help you try new sandwiches and move through the menu. 960 1280

  

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