Best Places to Eat(Nationally)

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  1. countvolcula

    countvolcula Contributor

    List some of your favorite places to eat across the country. Most of my travels have been in the southeast, so I am limited to this area

    Wilmington- Dock Street Oyster Bar, Circa 1922
    Wrightsville Beach- Bluewater Cafe
    Atlanta- Max Lagers
    New Orleans- Desire, Brennans, August
    Fort Walton- Staffs
    Navarre Beach- East Bay Crab House
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  2. kev2012

    kev2012 Member

    just finished lunch at an awesome Pakistani place here in Norwood, MA
     
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Kingsport - Pal's. It's only fast food, but it's a lot better than your average Burger King.
     
  4. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    I was getting a little nostalgic about Pal's when I was back in kpt a couple weeks ago, but to be completely honest, I was never a huge fan. It doesn't sit well with my friends when I mention this. Sorry, Kingsport.
     
  5. MG1968

    MG1968 Member

    Berea, KY - Papaleno's, Cardinal Deli

    Grosse Tete, LA - Tiger Truck Stop

    Ft. Campbell, KY - Pier 101 (probably not there anymore, but when my Guard unit was going through mobilization for Desert Shield, we ate there quite a bit)
     
  6. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    fleur de lys - san francisco (one in vegas too)
    fresh cream - monterey, ca
    chez panise - berkeley, ca
    king taco - los angeles, ca
    soy y luna - tarzana, ca
    tommie's burgers - los angeles, ca
    pizzeria due - Chicago, il
     
  7. JZ1124

    JZ1124 Contributor

    Lombardi's Pizza in NYC was great.
     
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    The Big Pal is great. Also there's no messing around with the fries. I've never gotten a bad batch. Seems like 1/3 suck at the other places. I've never liked iced tea, but everyone that does loves it from Pal's.
     
  9. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Charleston - Baltimore
    Highlands - Birmingham
    Bones - ATL
    Chophouse - Huntsville
    Pat's - Philly
    Geno's - Philly
    BlackSalt - DC
     
  10. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    lombardi's is one of the few tourist traps that is actually very very good.
     
  11. =rpvol=

    =rpvol= Member

    cap's in st augustine is a great place to eat. atmosphere alone is worth the trip.
     
  12. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    I'll just cities and the restaurant in that city that sticks out as a best meal (or favorite place over multiple meals)...

    : DC - Old Ebbitt Grill (oysters and atmosphere)
    : Boston - Gaslight (great food without any pretext)
    : New York - Jean Georges (a bit stuffy, but the food/wine experience has been unparalleled for me)
    : Knoxville - Rick's Place (couldn't resist)
    : San Francisco - Chez Panisse (Waters' philosophy of food embodied by her restaurant, classic)
    : Ann Arbor - Zingerman's Roadhouse (great American food, enough said)
    : Trondheim, Norway - Havfruen (sitting in a 300 year-old wooden building on the River Nord just off Trondheim fjord, this restaurant taught me what fish is meant to be)
     
  13. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    Virginia Beach- Chick's Oyster Bar... Best crabcake I've ever eaten in my opinion and the view is phenomenal.

    I also love Pal's. If you're ever in Johnson City or Elizabethton, TN get a Greg's Pizza. It's not traditional pizza, but it's incredible. To die for, and greasy enough that you just might actually die.
     
  14. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Ben Stancliff clone

    west tennessean with a lot of friends/acquaintances from tri-cities.... when i finally tried it i was underwhelmed based on the hype
     
  15. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Ben Stancliff clone

    Some place in Brasov, Romania, no idea what it's called, just know there were animal skins everywhere and lots of meat on my plate.

    Brazeiro's. I know it's a chain, but man.

    Lamberts' in Sikeston, MO. Good memories rollin' up 55 to St Louis and stopping there.

    A Chinese place in San Francisco's Chinatown. I don't know what it's called either but everybody there was Chinese so we took that as a good sign and it was.

    I apologize that this doesn't help anyone else try these places......
     
  16. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Ok BearCat, how can any self-respecting cheesesteak fan like Pat's and Geno's? Pat's ain't bad but Geno's is awful. Un-Philadelphian in my mind. The best steaks come from Steve's Prince of Steaks off Roosevelt blvd., but in a pinch you can also hit up Tony Luke's on Oregon Ave., Chubby's on Henry Ave., or Honest Abe's off Ridge Ave. Just my opinion.
     
  17. kev2012

    kev2012 Member

    in the 30 plus years I lived 15 miles from Ann Arbor, never once did I ever make it to Zingerman's. lame, I know.
     
  18. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Ill disagree with you, but I havent lived in Philly since 03.
     
  19. Lexvol

    Lexvol Guest

    Papaleno's is the real deal. Berea also has the Boone Tavern which is famous for its' spoonbread.
     

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