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50 Essential Restaurants Every American Should Visit

Thrillist compiled a list of 50 restaurants that are definitely worth a visit.
"Is our system for inclusion sound? Mostly! We're not proclaiming these best in class (though some certainly are) -- the only thing these places truly have in common is that members of our nationwide stable of writers and editors deemed the overall experience -- yes, the food, but not just the food -- so spectacular in its singularity that it's worthy of telling others to seek out before they kick the bucket."
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Pat's King of Steaks, Philadelphia
Pat's King of Steaks, Philadelphia
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Yume Wo Katare, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Yume Wo Katare, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Ben's Chili Bowl, Washington, DC
Ben's Chili Bowl, Washington, DC
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Katz's, New York, NY
Katz's, New York, NY
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Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York.
Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York.
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Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NY
Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NY
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Bob's Clam Hut, Kittery, ME
Bob's Clam Hut, Kittery, ME
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Eleven Madison Park in New York, USA
Eleven Madison Park in New York, USA
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Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh, PA
Primanti Bros., Pittsburgh, PA
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The Halal Guys, New York, NY
The Halal Guys, New York, NY
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Little Vincent's Pizza, Huntington, Long Island, NY
Little Vincent's Pizza, Huntington, Long Island, NY
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Snow's BBQ, Lexington, TX
Snow's BBQ, Lexington, TX
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Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Nashville, Tn
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Nashville, Tn
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Campisi's Egyptian Lounge, Dallas, Tx
Campisi's Egyptian Lounge, Dallas, Tx
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Payne's Bar-B-Que, Memphis, Tn
Payne's Bar-B-Que, Memphis, Tn
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Boss Oyster, Apalachicola, Fl
Boss Oyster, Apalachicola, Fl
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Mrs.Wilke's Dining Room, Savannah, Ga
Mrs.Wilke's Dining Room, Savannah, Ga
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Commander's Palace, New Orleans, La
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, La
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Mama J's, Richmond, VA
Mama J's, Richmond, VA
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Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack, Tallahassee, Fl
Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack, Tallahassee, Fl
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Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans, LA
Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans, LA
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Versailles, Miami, Fl
Versailles, Miami, Fl
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Joe's Kansas City Bbq, Kansas City, Ks
Joe's Kansas City Bbq, Kansas City, Ks
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Bonge's Tavern, Perkinsville, IN
Bonge's Tavern, Perkinsville, IN
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Angelo's Coney Island, Flint, MI
Angelo's Coney Island, Flint, MI
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Al-Ajami Restaurant, Deerborn, MI
Al-Ajami Restaurant, Deerborn, MI
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Johnnie's Beef, Elmwood Park, IL
Johnnie's Beef, Elmwood Park, IL
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Mama's on the Hill, St.Louis, MO
Mama's on the Hill, St.Louis, MO
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Alinea (Chicago, IL)
Alinea (Chicago, IL)
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Sokolowski's University Inn, Cleveland, OH
Sokolowski's University Inn, Cleveland, OH
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Breitbach's, Sherrill, IA
Breitbach's, Sherrill, IA
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Matt's Bar (Minneapolis, MN)
Matt's Bar (Minneapolis, MN)
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Buckhorn Exchange Steakhouse, Denver, CO
Buckhorn Exchange Steakhouse, Denver, CO
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Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood, CA
Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood, CA
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In-N-Out
In-N-Out
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Classic 50's, Norman, OK
Classic 50's, Norman, OK
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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles, Los Angeles, CA
Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles, Los Angeles, CA
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Matt's in the Market, Seattle, WA
Matt's in the Market, Seattle, WA
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Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
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Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, AZ
Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, AZ
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