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Old 03-26-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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It feels as if there is always at least one restaurant (or local chain) that's commonly associated/unique with each major area.

Seattle-Ivars
Portland-Burgerville
Bay Area-Armodillo Willys or Inn n' Out
Philadelphia-Jim's Steaks
Miami-LoCal

Add to this list please. I
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque - The Frontier/Golden Pride
Cincinnati - Skyline Chili
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:21 PM
 
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Chicago - Portillos, Giordanos, Lou Malnatis
Minneapolis - honestly I can't think of one. Caribou coffee?
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't think New Orleans has one.

Baton Rouge would be Louie's.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Second Portillos, Lou Malnatis and Giordanos for Chicago. For Miami, Pollo Tropical.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Chicago - Portillos, Giordanos, Lou Malnatis
Minneapolis - honestly I can't think of one. Caribou coffee?
Juicy Lucy
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm from Miami and never even heard of LoCal...

Miami staples would be

Versaille's
Pollo Tropical
Uncle Tom's Barbecue
La Carreta

oh, and one of my dad's favourite; Disco Fish

and can't forget about Rey's Pizza. Crappy pizza, great spaghetti.

Andddd Latin Cafe. Sorry I keep editing because so much is coming back to me but not all at once lol.

Portland

Voodoo Doughnut

Oregon in general; Dutch Bros Coffee

Minnesota in general; Caribou Coffee

coffee is a big thing in the northern states it seems..

Dallas? Umm the reunion tower restaurant?

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Old 03-26-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Juicy Lucy
Not a chain though.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Portland: Burgerville
Seattle: Dick's
Spokane: Zip's
Boise: Bad Boy

These are all cheap burger joints. My favorite is Dick's in Seattle/Edmonds.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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In-N-Out never had a big Bay Area presence traditionally, it was more of a SoCal thing. For Oakland I'd say Kwik-Way (not sure if it still exists) and SF I'd say Mel's Diner.

I do think of Dick's when I think of Seattle, mainly because of "Posse on Broadway"

For Ohio it would be Max & Erma's in Columbus, Cassano's and Merion's pizza in Dayton, Skyline and Gold Star chili in Cincinnati.
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