Sunday, November 20, 2011

29 Touristy Spots in America That Are Actually Good

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Serious eaters share one thing in common: we all deal with tourist-trapaphobia when traveling. This condition is characterized by a mistrust of guidebook restaurant suggestions, skepticism of any eating establishment in which overly fanny-packed crowds gather, and absolutely no tolerance for eating anything mediocre when there's delicious alternatives to uncover.
But this fear can turn out to be irrational. So, we've done much of the risky work for you, and we're happy to report that some guide book go-tos are worth braving the lines, the tourists, and even the fanny packs.
Here are some tried and true tourist destinations that are actually worth your time and effort. Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by such a place?
What tourist spots do you approve of?Here's our list:
Hot Doug's (Chicago) » 
Shake Shack (NYC) » 
Leon's or Kopp's Frozen Custard (Milwaukee) » 
Peter Luger (NYC) » 
Cafe du Monde (New Orleans) » 
Neptune Oyster Bar (Boston) » 
Tartine (San Francisco) » 
Puka Dog (Hawaii) » 
Al's #1 Italian Beef (Chicago) » 
Langer's Deli (Los Angeles) » 
Graeter's (Cincinnati) » 
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack (Nashville) » 
In-N-Out » 
Pike Place Market (Seattle) » 
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque (Kansas City, MO) » 
Primanti's (Pittsburgh) » 
Layfayette Coney Island (Detroit) » 
Katz's Delicatessen (NYC) » 
Kruez's Market (Lockhart, TX) » 
Pink's Hot Dogs (Los Angeles) » 
Ferry Plaza (San Francisco) » 
Zingerman's Delicatessen (Ann Arbor) » 
Frank Pepe Pizzeria (New Haven) » 
Tomasita's (Santa Fe) » 
Clam Box (Ipswich, MA) » 
Drago's (New Orleans) » 
Pamela's (Pittsburgh) » 
Ben's Chili Bowl (Washington D.C.) » 
Ted Drewes (St. Louis) »


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