Dining in 50 States: Top Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Calling all road-trippers, foodies, and adventurers of the great American territory – we’ve got your next favorite itinerary right here! Most people need little else besides great food to get them up out of their seats and ready to travel, so if you’re looking for that boost of motivation, look no further. We’ve searched through every state in the union to find the 50 most loved, most talked about, and most delicious restaurants worth traveling for. The competition was fierce, but the traveler love for these spots just could not be denied. From upscale, white tablecloth dining to the humble barbecue joint, this list has a little something for taste buds of all kinds. Each establishment has its own special charm, that perfect balance of cuisine, atmosphere, and service that makes them stand out among the rest. So gas up the sedan and make your reservations – the ultimate gastronomy tour is on!

Alabama (Birmingham): Highlands Bar and Grill

Alaska (Anchorage): Orso

Arizona (Phoenix): Cibo

Arkansas (Little Rock): South on Main

California (San Francisco): Flour and Water

Colorado (Denver): D Bar Restaurant

Connecticut (Stamford): Olio

Delaware (Rehoboth Beach): Go Fish

Florida (Miami): The District Miami

Georgia (Decatur): The Iberian Pig

Hawaii (Honolulu): Alan Wong’s

Idaho (Moscow): Sangria Grille

Illinois (Chicago): Acadia

Indiana (Indianapolis): St. Elmo Steak House

Iowa (Des Moines): Proof

Kansas (Leawood): Rye KC

Kentucky (Louisville): Proof on Main

Louisiana (New Orleans): Sylvain

Maine (Kittery): Robert’s Maine Grill

Maryland (Clarksville): Great Sage

Massachusetts (Boston): Mei Mei

Michigan (Detroit): Vellum

Minnesota (Minneapolis): Sea Change

Mississippi (Jackson): Parlor Market

Missouri (St. Louis): The Block Restaurant

Montana (Bozeman): The Nova Cafe

Nebraska (Omaha): The Grey Plume

Nevada (Reno): 4th St Bistro

New Hampshire (Manchester): Firefly

New Jersey (Cape May): The Mad Batter Restaurant

New Mexico (Santa Fe): Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

New York (New York): The John Dory Oyster Bar

North Carolina (Cary & Greensboro): Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

North Dakota (Mandan): Harvest Brazilian Grill

Ohio (Columbus): Basi Italia

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

Oregon (Newberg): The Painted Lady

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Nectar

Rhode Island (Providence): Farmstead

South Carolina (Charleston): Husk

South Dakota (Brookings): Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge

Tennessee (Nashville): Puckett’s

Texas (Austin): Franklin Barbecue

Utah (Ogden): Hearth on 25th

Vermont (Waterbury): Prohibition Pig

Virginia (Alexandria): Hank’s Oyster Bar

Washington (Seattle): Joule

West Virginia (Charleston): Pies & Pints

Wisconsin (Madison): Banzo

Wyoming (Jackson Hole): Local Resturant & Bar



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