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Minneapolis

Mickey’s Diner

These days, the closest most people will get to eating in a train diner car is going to Mickey’s Diner in the heart of downtown St. Paul. But even if this iconic diner isn’t going anywhere, you should make the trip. More >>

Nashville

Athens Family Restaurant

Here’s to you, third-shift police officers, nurses, Colonial Bread bakers and Federal Express package-sorters. More >>

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“The dishes are simple, flavorful, freshly prepared comfort foods using the staples of Greek cuisine.”

New York

Jumbo Hot Dogs and Nathan’s

Why settle for a skinny little frank when you can have a quarter-pounder? Jumbo Hot Dogs, a window implanted in an electronics store, peddles griddled, all-beef franks lovingly fabricated in Newark. More >>

Orange County

Hennessey’s Grill

For more than 23 years, Hennessey’s has been the watering hole of choice for Seal Beach locals, with its roomy bar, dark wood and forest-green décor. More >>

Phoenix

Hap’s Real Pit BBQ

We’ve been fans of Hap’s slow-smoked ‘cue for more than a decade, since the place started as a cart in front of a family car dealership in south Phoenix (the smoker was the frame from an old GMC truck). More >>

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“One bite and you’re in Hap’s heaven.”

St. Louis

Uncle Bill’s Pancake and Dinner House

St. Louis has no shortage of late-night diners, which is not surprising, given that this is the town that invented that weird not-quite-dinner, not-quite-breakfast meal known as the slinger. More >>

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