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Feast your eyes on 20 more mouthwatering chowdown spots, from Cincinnati, OH, for a gooey grilled cheese sandwich to Montana’s bison steak wrapped in bacon and more!

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Linger Lodge in Florida
Linger Lodge in Florida

Linger Lodge in Florida

The front entrance to Linger Lodge in Bradenton, FL, which serves up fried alligator bites inside. 960 1280

  

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Loaded tray of hot dogs with all the fixin's at The Varsity in Atlanta, the biggest hot dog restaurant in the city that sells 15,000 to 20,000 hot dogs every day. 960 1280

  

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Juicy cuts of steak being sliced at Pittsburgh's Meat and Potatoes, a steak lover's paradise featuring items like steak tartare and a massive rib eye for 2. 960 1280

  

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

An assembly line of burgers prepared for their toppings at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut. At Ted’s they offer customers something that's not only delicious but unique: steamed burgers! 960 1280

  

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Denver’s Vesta Dipping Grill's signature surf-and-turf dish: 3 pepper grilled flatiron steak with Manila clams. Mmm mmm! 960 1280

  

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Brings back memories of the state fair, doesn't it? At Funnelicious in Greenville, SC, you can order your funnel cake in standard size, super-size or at 16 inches! 960 1280

  

Mac and cheese in Oakland

Mac and cheese in Oakland

At Homeroom in Oakland, CA, pick from a variety of mac-and-cheese creations, including this one served with lobster. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Kansas City

Barbecue in Kansas City

Taste some of the best barbecue the Midwest has to offer at Gate's Bar B.Q. in Kansas City, MO. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Taste some of the best Oklahoma City barbecue at Leo's BBQ. Order the Ultimate Barbecue Southern Platter with all the fixin's. 960 1280

  

Bacon Mania food truck in California

Bacon Mania food truck in California

The Bacon Mania food truck serves bacon in every item it offers -- even in the whipped cream! Locations in Southern and Northern California. 960 1280

  

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Located in Milwaukee, Benji's Deli has been serving up Jewish fare since 1963. Try one of its signature sandwiches: Hear-O-Israel. 960 1280

  

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Cowgirl's is famous for its hot 5 Pepper Diablo Nachos. This Santa Fe restaurant is a top pick among tourists and locals alike. 960 1280

  

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

With 2 locations in Portland, OR, the Big-Ass Sandwiches food truck always has a long line for its famous, larger-than-life sandwiches. 960 1280

  

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

Alabama's Hungry Owl serves up comfort food like smoked gouda grits and alligator pot pie. Owner and head chef Tony Nicholas displays its famous shrimp and grits dish. 960 1280

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Pepperfire in Nashville

Pepperfire in Nashville

In the mood for spicy, hot, fried chicken? Look no further than Pepperfire in Nashville, TN. 960 1280

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Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

This restaurant's passion? Wings! D-Spot in St. Paul, MN, offers more than 90 flavors of wings! Pictured here is just a sampling! 960 1280

  

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

What's not to love about this: Thanksgiving on a slice of bread. In Sacramento, CA, Jamie's Broadway Grille offers this open-faced turkey sandwich. 960 1280

  

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Austin is known for its endless number of delicious food trucks, and Chi'lantro food truck is among the favorites. Customers will wait for its signature dish of kimchi fries -- caramelized kimchi with Korean BBQ, chopped grilled onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, along with cilantro, magic sauce, sriracha, sesame seeds, all atop a pile of french fries. 960 1280

  

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Mini deep-dish pizzas are just some of the delicious fare offered at the legendary Gino's East in Chicago. Also make sure you try its Meaty Legend pizza. 960 1280

  

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s Sadie's has been serving customers its popular enchilada dish since 1950. This enchilada, known as Sopapilla, is 6 1/2 pounds of meat, potatoes, beans, chili and cheese. It’s all then topped with pinto beans, potatoes, stewed chicken, ground beef and tender pork. 960 1280

  

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Mr. Bartley's

Mr. Bartley's

Serving Boston since 1960, Mr. Bartley's is most famous for its gourmet burgers, each packed with 7 ounces of fresh ground beef. With burgers like “The Justin Bieber” with blue cheese and hot sauce, to “The Hashtag” with Boursin cheese and bacon, good luck picking a favorite. 960 1280

  

Watershed

Watershed

Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed in Atlanta. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients. 960 1280

  

Gilley's

Gilley's

Back in the day, Gilley's in Portsmouth, NH, was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but Gilley’s retains its charm, still serving the burgers and hot dogs that drew hungry patrons back in the ’40s. 960 1280

  

Idle Spurs

Idle Spurs

This work in progress, a plate of steak and potatoes mid-meal, is what Idle Spurs in Barstow, CA, is known for. Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak. 960 1280

  

Bunk Sandwiches

Bunk Sandwiches

A shot of the menu at Bunk Sandwiches, a Portland institution offering sandwiches for any palate. From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding. 960 1280

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Cantler’s

Cantler’s

No visit to Maryland is complete without diving into a bushel of steamed crabs with a couple of cold beers, and look no further than Cantler’s to check this off your list. Located right by the waterfront in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, Cantler’s has been feeding the locals since 1974. 960 1280

  

Grinders Pizza

Grinders Pizza

In Kansas City, MO, Grinders Pizza serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in the Midwest. They also pride themselves on one of the most eclectic beer selections in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar

The chef at My Brother's Bar, the oldest bar in Denver, cooks up some of their delicious meals. People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings. 960 1280

  

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s in Harlem, NY, is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles. 960 1280

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Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, WI, is family-owned and authentically Swedish, down to the goats that graze the sod roof. Chow down on a plate full of homemade Swedish meatballs served with fresh mashed potatoes. 960 1280

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Domilise's

Domilise's

Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924. 960 1280

  

Skylight Inn

Skylight Inn

A chef chops up meat at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. The self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip. 960 1280

  

Comet II Drive-In

Comet II Drive-In

Owner Johnny Martinez's famous tacos at the Comet II Drive-In in Santa Rosa, NM, draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment. 960 1280

  

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, MS, is famous for its delicious smoked meats, and it started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes. 960 1280

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Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Feed your sweet tooth at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Madison, WI. Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.” 960 1280

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Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks. 960 1280

  

Datz

Datz

Don’t miss the meatloaf at Datz in Tampa, FL. Stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 960 1280

  

White Knight Diner

White Knight Diner

It’s hard to miss the White Knight Diner in St. Louis. This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, GA, is the epitome of family-style dining. With a different menu everyday, platters of food are set out to be shared among the tables set for 10. Get to know a stranger while indulging in Southern comfort food. 960 1280

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The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit food truck in Los Angeles offers Filipino fusion to the locals. Try a burrito, taco or nachos topped with Filipino-style meats. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

The Bacon Bomb at Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub in Chicago is 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave. Chow down on the whole thing by yourself in 45 minutes, and Paddy Long fame can be yours. 960 1280

  

Linger Lodge in Florida

Linger Lodge in Florida

The front entrance to Linger Lodge in Bradenton, FL, which serves up fried alligator bites inside. 960 1280

  

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Loaded tray of hot dogs with all the fixin's at The Varsity in Atlanta, the biggest hot dog restaurant in the city that sells 15,000 to 20,000 hot dogs every day. 960 1280

  

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Juicy cuts of steak being sliced at Pittsburgh's Meat and Potatoes, a steak lover's paradise featuring items like steak tartare and a massive rib eye for 2. 960 1280

  

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

An assembly line of burgers prepared for their toppings at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut. At Ted’s they offer customers something that's not only delicious but unique: steamed burgers! 960 1280

  

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Denver’s Vesta Dipping Grill's signature surf-and-turf dish: 3 pepper grilled flatiron steak with Manila clams. Mmm mmm! 960 1280

  

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Brings back memories of the state fair, doesn't it? At Funnelicious in Greenville, SC, you can order your funnel cake in standard size, super-size or at 16 inches! 960 1280

  

Mac and cheese in Oakland

Mac and cheese in Oakland

At Homeroom in Oakland, CA, pick from a variety of mac-and-cheese creations, including this one served with lobster. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Kansas City

Barbecue in Kansas City

Taste some of the best barbecue the Midwest has to offer at Gate's Bar B.Q. in Kansas City, MO. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Taste some of the best Oklahoma City barbecue at Leo's BBQ. Order the Ultimate Barbecue Southern Platter with all the fixin's. 960 1280

  

Bacon Mania food truck in California

Bacon Mania food truck in California

The Bacon Mania food truck serves bacon in every item it offers -- even in the whipped cream! Locations in Southern and Northern California. 960 1280

  

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Located in Milwaukee, Benji's Deli has been serving up Jewish fare since 1963. Try one of its signature sandwiches: Hear-O-Israel. 960 1280

  

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Cowgirl's is famous for its hot 5 Pepper Diablo Nachos. This Santa Fe restaurant is a top pick among tourists and locals alike. 960 1280

  

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

With 2 locations in Portland, OR, the Big-Ass Sandwiches food truck always has a long line for its famous, larger-than-life sandwiches. 960 1280

  

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

Alabama's Hungry Owl serves up comfort food like smoked gouda grits and alligator pot pie. Owner and head chef Tony Nicholas displays its famous shrimp and grits dish. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Pepperfire in Nashville

Pepperfire in Nashville

In the mood for spicy, hot, fried chicken? Look no further than Pepperfire in Nashville, TN. 960 1280

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Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

This restaurant's passion? Wings! D-Spot in St. Paul, MN, offers more than 90 flavors of wings! Pictured here is just a sampling! 960 1280

  

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

What's not to love about this: Thanksgiving on a slice of bread. In Sacramento, CA, Jamie's Broadway Grille offers this open-faced turkey sandwich. 960 1280

  

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Austin is known for its endless number of delicious food trucks, and Chi'lantro food truck is among the favorites. Customers will wait for its signature dish of kimchi fries -- caramelized kimchi with Korean BBQ, chopped grilled onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, along with cilantro, magic sauce, sriracha, sesame seeds, all atop a pile of french fries. 960 1280

  

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Mini deep-dish pizzas are just some of the delicious fare offered at the legendary Gino's East in Chicago. Also make sure you try its Meaty Legend pizza. 960 1280

  

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s Sadie's has been serving customers its popular enchilada dish since 1950. This enchilada, known as Sopapilla, is 6 1/2 pounds of meat, potatoes, beans, chili and cheese. It’s all then topped with pinto beans, potatoes, stewed chicken, ground beef and tender pork. 960 1280

  

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Bite into one of the best steaks in America. Located in Brooklyn, NY, Peter Luger Steakhouse has been serving succulent, seasoned steaks for more than 125 years, and has been voted NYC’s No. 1 steakhouse for 30 years running. 960 1280

  

Pink's Hot Dogs

Pink's Hot Dogs

A famous Pink’s hot dog is dressed with hot peppers, mustard and other tasty ingredients. This Los Angeles restaurant attracts tourists, locals and celebrities by offering a unique and delicious variety of hot dogs and additional menu items. 960 1280

  

Suppenkuche

Suppenkuche

Enjoy a traditional, authentic German dinner such as meat and potatoes at Suppenkuche, a Bavarian-style restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli is a true staple of the NYC food experience. Their 1-lb. pastrami sandwiches are one of their most requested menu options, in addition to their New York-style cheesecake. 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's

Beau Jo's

Enjoy a slice of Beau Jo’s famous 14er -- a 14-lbs. topping-loaded pizza. Located in Idaho Springs, CO, the restaurant is a local favorite, and offers a variety of dairy- and gluten-free menu options. 960 1280

  

Mother's Restaurant

Mother's Restaurant

Baked ham gets cut up and set aside for one of the delicious debris sandwiches at Mother’s Restaurant in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Faidley Seafood

Faidley Seafood

Maryland blue crabs wait to be cooked up at Faidley Seafood, a Baltimore restaurant known for its award-winning crab cakes. 960 1280

  

Prince's Hot Chicken

Prince's Hot Chicken

A chef at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, TN, serves fried chicken to customers. Here, customers have their choice of mild, medium, hot and extra-hot chicken seasoned and fried to perfection. 960 1280

  

Glorioso’s Italian Market

Glorioso’s Italian Market

From handmade Italian sausages to mouthwatering deli creations, Glorioso’s Italian Market in Milwaukee has been serving Mediterranean-style favorites for more than 6 decades. 960 1280

  

Tony Luke's Cheesesteak

Tony Luke's Cheesesteak

Cheese sauce gets poured on top of a Tony Luke’s cheesesteak. This Philadelphia sandwich joint serves specialty favorites such as roast pork Italian and chicken cutlet cheesesteak, seasoned fries and their very own South Philly Bites. 960 1280

  

Knockback Nat's Neighborhood Bar

Knockback Nat's Neighborhood Bar

Smoked wings are famous at Knockback Nat’s. Located in downtown Cincinnati, this is a great place to enjoy good food, cheap drinks and a game. 960 1280

  

Two Sister’s Kitchen

Two Sister’s Kitchen

At Two Sister’s Kitchen, the kitchen staff works hard to cook up delicious fried chicken. Located in a 2-story, historic home in Jackson, MS, this Southern-style restaurant is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. 960 1280

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Kravings

Kravings

At Kravings in Tarzana, CA, meat is skewered on a sword and ready to hit the flames. This world-fusion steakhouse serves a variety of Brazilian-style meats and sides that are sure to get your mouth watering. 960 1280

  

5-8 Club

5-8 Club

Ingredients are prepped to cook at the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis. Originally opened as a speakeasy in the Prohibition era, the restaurant serves famous burgers such as the Juicy Lucy -- a mouthwatering half-pound burger stuffed with cheese. 960 1280

  

Grizzly Manor

Grizzly Manor

The chef fries up some onions, peppers, ham and other ingredients at Grizzly Manor -- known as the best breakfast spot in Big Bear Lake, CA. 960 1280

  

Vitek's BBQ

Vitek's BBQ

A BBQ specialty is served at Vitek’s BBQ in Waco, TX. Originally opened as a meat factory in 1915, it now operates as a restaurant that serves BBQ favorites and specialties such as The Gut Pak -- a combination of Frito’s, hand-chopped brisket, sausage, beans, pickles, onions and jalapenos. 960 1280

  

Lexie's Joint

Lexie's Joint

One of the many burger options at Lexie’s Joint in Portsmouth, NH. With 3 different types of burger patties, this is the place to go for unique, handcrafted and mouthwatering burger options. 960 1280

  

Lardo

Lardo

Located in Portland, OR, Lardo is one of the area’s top sandwich spots. Enjoy delectable deli-style plates such as salami sandwiches, double-decker burgers and gigantic meatballs at one of the restaurant’s 2 locations. 960 1280

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The Fifty/50

The Fifty/50

The 4 Courser at The Fifty/50 is one of Chicago’s most famous sandwiches -- piled high on a pretzel bun with smoked pulled pork, melted Gouda cheese, fried jalapenos, sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce, “waffleized” mac ‘n’ cheese and BBQ sauce. 960 1280

  

Franklin BBQ

Franklin BBQ

Smoked beef brisket is popular at Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX. Voted one of the best BBQ restaurants in America, it’s often so busy that the line of customers is literally out the door. 960 1280

  

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