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The 75 Most Iconic Midwest Dishes

I started with the list from Thrillist, removed most of the ones that were specific to a single restaurant, then added some more of my own. Pretty much half of these are some sort of fried dough filled with something.
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from thrillist.com · made by pearik
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Coney Dogs (Michigan)
Coney Dogs (Michigan)
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Detroit-Style Pizza (Michigan)
Detroit-Style Pizza (Michigan)
3
Pasties (Michigan)
Pasties (Michigan)
4
Cherry Pie (Michigan)
Cherry Pie (Michigan)
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MacKinac Island Fudge (Michigan)
MacKinac Island Fudge (Michigan)
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Boston Cooler (Michigan)
Boston Cooler (Michigan)
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Bumpy Cake (Michigan)
Bumpy Cake (Michigan)
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Cudighi (Michigan)
Cudighi (Michigan)
9
Cincinnati Chili (Ohio)
Cincinnati Chili (Ohio)
10
Polish Boy (Ohio)
Polish Boy (Ohio)
11
Sauerkraut Balls (Ohio)
Sauerkraut Balls (Ohio)
12
Buckeye (Ohio)
Buckeye (Ohio)
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13
Goulash (Ohio)
Goulash (Ohio)
14
Barberton Chicken (Ohio)
Barberton Chicken (Ohio)
15
Roasted Pig Head (Ohio)
Roasted Pig Head (Ohio)
16
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (Indiana)
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (Indiana)
17
Sugar Cream Pie (Indiana)
Sugar Cream Pie (Indiana)
18
Persimmon Pudding (Indiana)
Persimmon Pudding (Indiana)
19
Dutch Baby (Indiana)
Dutch Baby (Indiana)
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Shrimp Cocktail (Indiana)
Shrimp Cocktail (Indiana)
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21
Deep Dish Pizza (Illinois)
Deep Dish Pizza (Illinois)
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Chicago-Style Hot Dogs (Illinois)
Chicago-Style Hot Dogs (Illinois)
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Depression Dogs (Illinois)
Depression Dogs (Illinois)
24
Maxwell Street Polish (Illinois)
Maxwell Street Polish (Illinois)
25
Italian Beef (Illinois)
Italian Beef (Illinois)
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Cheeseburger (Illinois)
Cheeseburger (Illinois)
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Gyro (Illinois)
Gyro (Illinois)
28
Pizza Puff (Illinois)
Pizza Puff (Illinois)
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29
The Horseshoe (Illinois)
The Horseshoe (Illinois)
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Paczki (Illinois)
Paczki (Illinois)
31
Tacos Al Pastor (Illinois)
Tacos Al Pastor (Illinois)
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Jibarito (Illinois)
Jibarito (Illinois)
33
Chorizo-Stuffed Medjool Dates (Illinois)
Chorizo-Stuffed Medjool Dates (Illinois)
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Mother-In-Law Sandwich (Illinois)
Mother-In-Law Sandwich (Illinois)
35
Quad City-Style Pizza (Illinois/Iowa)
Quad City-Style Pizza (Illinois/Iowa)
36
Fried Cheese Curds (Wisconsin)
Fried Cheese Curds (Wisconsin)
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Bratwurst (Wisconsin)
Bratwurst (Wisconsin)
38
Beer Cheese Soup (Wisconsin)
Beer Cheese Soup (Wisconsin)
39
Kringle (Wisconsin)
Kringle (Wisconsin)
40
Cream Puff (Wisconsin)
Cream Puff (Wisconsin)
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