Here Are The Must-Try Meals In Each State, According To People Who Live There

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Alaska: Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse in Anchorage

"Everything is great. The Halibut Fish and Chips is literally the best fried fish I’ve ever eaten." — eabachman3

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Alaska: Moose's Tooth in Anchorage

"This pizza. Omg. It's so good." — kahlak

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Arizona: Honey Bear's Barbecue in Phoenix

"The barbecue sandwich will change your life." — Chris Pe a

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Arkansas: The Root Cafe in Little Rock

"Best vegan spot in Little Rock. Awesome breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Don't be deterred by the long visible line--it moves fast. We've tried all of the vegan options over a dozen of visits and never had a bad meal." — Brad B., Yelp

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Connecticut: Louis Lunch in New Haven

The burger at this old-school shop is served on sandwich bread, and it's surprisingly genius. — SqueakyWheel

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Georgia: Flying Biscuit Cafe in Atlanta

"This place is also known for its hearty breakfast food, but the shrimp and grits in particular are absolutely divine!" — Sabrina Safran, BuzzFeed

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Georgia: Fox Brothers BBQ in Atlanta

"I dream about the Texas fries, which are topped with BBQ sauce, chopped brisket or pulled pork, jalape os and melted cheese." — kellys423447c2c

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Georgia: Tlaloc El Mexicano in Athens

"Whatever you do, order the pupusas." — morganhonorar

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Hawaii: Tidepools in Kauai

"The Tahitian ceviche made with fresh coconut and cilantro is the best thing I've ever eaten." — stephanier40424e991

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Hawaii: Arancino di Mare in Honolulu

Want some of the best pastas in the country? Look no further. — Jon-Michael Poff, BuzzFeed

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Idaho: The Breakfast Club in Moscow

"The food is incredible and as a bonus, it's affordable for college kids." — Notaglassoflemonade

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Illinois: Vinny Vanucchi's in Galena

From the time you sit down and are greeted with warm garlic bread fresh from the oven, you know you're in for a great meal. — Laura Bushman, Facebook

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Louisiana: Caf du Monde in New Orleans

"Caf du Monde might be a bit touristy, but the beignets are really are out of this world. It’s been 2 years since I’ve been there and I still wake up craving them." —


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Maine: Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery

This little seafood shack dishes up some of the best lobster rolls in Maine and possibly even the country . — Sarah Strong, Facebook

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Maine: Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland

"It's more upscale than your typical seafood shack, but they have the best lobster roll in Portland." — Ginny McDermott, Facebook

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Maine: Flo's Hot Dogs in Cape Neddick

There's nothing overly fancy about these frankfurters served with secret housemade relish, but they sure are damn good. — crystalb21

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Maryland: Faidley's Seafood in Baltimore

"These are the best crab cakes in town. They're made with jumbo lump crab, they hardly have any filler, and the flavor out of this world." — ariellej4

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Maryland: Cantler's Riverside Inn in Annapolis

"This spot is right on the water tucked into a residential neighborhood. The crab is always fresh and plentiful." — virginiaj481b7d463

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Michigan: Buddy's Pizza in Detroit

"I have literally travelled halfway across the country with a take out box from Buddy's, just so I can eat their incredible pizza in the comforts of my NYC home. About once a week I beg them on Twitter to open an East Coast location."

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Mississippi: Doe s Eat Place in Greenville

"The steaks are around 2.5 pounds and they're best you’ll have in your life." — miss_emilyp


Missouri: Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis

"Stupid Perfect Ribs should be the official name of this Pappy's delicacy." —Samantha Jones, Facebook

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Montana: Ristorante Bella Roma in Helena

"Every time I go, I get a four-course authentic Italian meal with wine pairings. It's insane how good it is!" — a47516488d

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Nebraska: Orsi's Italian Bakery & Pizzeria in Omaha

"This place was started in the 1920s by two Italian immigrants. The garlic bread recipe has stayed the same, and it's the best." — axietyfilled

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New Jersey: White Manna in Hackensack

"I would literally walk barefoot on legos across the country to eat the burger sliders again." — beej4cb041456

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New York: Walter's Hot Dog Stand

This roadside hot dog stand has been around since 1919. It's well worth the trek from NYC to experience the legendary grilled hot dogs, potato puffs, and milkshakes. — Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed

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New York: Dan and John's Wings in Manhattan

In addition to the classics, there's a new special sauce every month. Don't miss the tater tots. — Brandon Nieuw, Facebook

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New York: All American Drive-In in Massapequa

"This place is a Long Island staple that's been around since the early 60s. It's an old school drive-in with no more than 10 items on the menu. It's cash only, dirt cheap and some of the best fast food around. Get a quarter pounder with cheese, fries, a milkshake and maybe a knish if you're feeling another serving of potatoes." — Nicole Ench, BuzzFeed

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North Carolina: Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte

"It’s the best fried chicken in the Carolinas!" — Elle Fried, Facebook

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Ohio: Trattoria on the Hill in Cleveland

"This place in Cleveland's Little Italy seriously has the best gnocchi al burro I have ever tasted. I’m an Italian girl, and it comes pretty close to my grandma’s recipe." — alyssac4334c3366

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Oklahoma: Eischen's Bar in Okarche

"You can't be a true "Okie" if you haven't tried Eischens...The menu is refined to only a few dishes because they know what their specialties are. Chicken and fried okra are my go-to's when I eat here." — Sydney K., Yelp

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Oregon: Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro in Salem

Breakfast dreams come true here. — malexandraaguilar

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Oregon: Le Bistro Montage in Portland

If you like mac 'n' cheese, put this place on your must-visit list. — Eskaytea

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Pennsylvania: Sabrina's Cafe in Philadelphia

"Best brunch ever!" — Deelan Ayhan, Facebook

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South Dakota: Murphy's Pub and Grill in Rapid City

"Murphy's is a great venue for hanging out, watching football in a relaxed setting, and eating the best fried pickles. I highly recommend spending the evening on the patio playing games. The food is delicious." — Kayla O., Yelp

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Texas: Veracruz All Natural in Austin

Two words: Migas taco. — Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed

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Vermont: Ye Olde Tavern in Manchester

"The best thing on the menu are the cranberry fritters served with maple butter." — alexisc43f1c705e

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Virginia: Freemason Abbey in Norfolk

"Don't miss the "Seafood Fantasia." It's shrimp and sea scallops saut ed with peppers and onions, tossed with linguini in a white wine Old Bay cream sauce, all topped with lump crab meat." — AnnaLee10

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Washington: Pike Place Market in Seattle

Make sure to try the chowder and the famous dungeness crab cocktail. — bboissonnault

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Washington, D.C.: Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

"They serve exactly what the name implies, plus some BOMB egg sandwiches for breakfast." — graciee4669d4662

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West Virginia: Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage

"Wow!!! It's the only word I can use to describe the food... It is truly in the middle of nowhere but people come from all around to eat here." — Jonathon E., Yelp

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Wisconsin: The Old Fashioned in Madison

In true Wisconsin fashion, order the cheese curds and a brat. — danan49ee425a0

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Wyoming: Cowfish in Lander

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