The 30 Most Popular Takeout Food From Each State

By molly atherton 4 months ago
Welcome, foodies and flavor adventurers! Grab your chopsticks, put on your stretchy pants, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will make your taste buds do the cha-cha. We're diving deep into the delicious world of takeout, uncovering the ultimate comfort foods that have conquered taste buds from sea to shining sea. Ever wondered what the go-to takeout grub is in your state? Well, loosen that belt a notch because we're about to spill the spicy, saucy, and oh-so-scrumptious beans on the 30 most popular takeout dishes from each corner of this great nation.

1. Alabama - Chicken Parmesan

The Chicken Parmegiana has become somewhat of an Italian-American staple in restaurants and home kitchens around the country. You'll find it at most "red sauce" eateries and some are served with a dollop of spaghetti and garlic bread. It's a real carb lovers heaven.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd let's not forget the spaghetti twirl and the garlic bread sidekick, because, really, why settle for one carb when you can have a trifecta of deliciousness? It's a dish that screams "home" even if you're ordering it in a to-go box. Surely this is all over!Original content sourced from

2. Alaska - Pad Thai

Pack your parka and get ready to embark on a flavor expedition in the icy wilds of Alaska, where a Thai sensation is taking the takeout scene by storm! Enter the stage: Pad Thai – a tantalizing tangle of stir-fried noodles, eggs, veggies, succulent shrimp, garlic that'll kick your taste buds into high gear, a sprinkle of red chili pepper to spice things up, and just enough sugar to dance with the savory.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd what's Pad Thai without its zesty entourage? Lime wedges and peanuts on standby, adding that perfect touch of freshness and crunch. So, if you find yourself in the Last Frontier craving a taste of the exotic, look no further than this Thai treasure – Pad Thai, where the North meets the Far East in a culinary rendezvous.

3. Arizona - Bean Burritos

Hola, budget-friendly burrito enthusiasts! Brace yourselves for the ultimate in homey, wallet-happy Mexican goodness – the Bean Burrito! Whether you're speed-dialing your local takeout joint or donning your culinary superhero cape at home, this dish is the unsung hero of quick, satisfying meals that won't leave your pockets feeling lighter than a helium balloon.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd the best part? These bean-filled wonders are the perfect blank canvas for whatever treasures you've got lurking in your pantry. They're like the DIY rockstars of the culinary world – easy, customizable, and always a crowd-pleaser.

4. Arkansas - Bang Bang Shrimp

Hold on to your hats, spice lovers, because we're about to dive into the deep-fried delight that is Crispy Bang Bang Shrimp – a dish so addictive it has the good folks in Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Kansas hooked like it's the latest Netflix series!Imageimagesource/twitterImagine succulent shrimp, lovingly coated in a magical mix of cornstarch and hot chili sauce, taking a crispy dip in the fryer until they emerge as golden nuggets of pure, spicy decadence. But here's where the real flavor fiesta begins – the toss! These crispy critters get a saucy hug from a creamy, spicy concoction that's so lip-smacking good, it'll have you licking your fingers like you just won the spice jackpot.

5. California - Lamb Shawarma

California dreamin' on a Lamb Shawarma! Brace yourself, meat lovers, because the Golden State has crowned a new takeout monarch, and it goes by the name of Lamb Shawarma. This deceptively simple dish is a flavor explosion that's sending taste buds into a frenzy from Los Angeles to San Francisco.Imageimagesource/twitterBut here's where the magic happens – the slow-cooking process. This lamb takes a leisurely dip in the flavor hot tub, simmering and marinating until it practically falls apart with tenderness. It's the kind of slow-cooked sorcery that turns every bite into a heavenly experience, leaving you wondering if you've just taken a flavor vacation to the Mediterranean.

6. Colorado - Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Imagine this: tender shreds of chicken, bathed in the bold embrace of Buffalo hot sauce, creating a flavor symphony that's a dance party in your mouth. Top it off with a daring duo of sliced jalapeños and blue cheese crumbles, because when it comes to flavor, why stop at just one sensation?Imageimagesource/twitterAnd let's not forget the sidekick – a golden army of fries that march into battle alongside the buffalo-infused masterpiece. It's a combo that's as classic as peanut butter and jelly, and as satisfying as hitting a green light when you're running late.

7. Delaware - Poke Bowls

Hold onto your culinary curiosity, because we're about to demystify the delicious enigma that is the Poke Bowl! A canvas of rice, a protein party featuring the likes of chicken, tofu, or the oceanic delight that is salmon, and then, enter the saucy entourage – wasabi mayo, eel sauce, and dragon aioli. It's like a flavor explosion in a bowl that'll have you saying "WTF, that's good!" from the very first bite.Imageimagesource/twitterNow, here's the kicker – every joint, every chef, every foodie paradise puts their own spin on the Poke Bowl. It's like a culinary choose-your-own-adventure where the options are as diverse as the flavors themselves. Some places might throw in avocado slices like they're going out of style, while others might surprise you with a sprinkle of crunchy tempura flakes that add that perfect texture kick.

8. Florida - Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Welcome to the sunshine state of flavor – Florida's favorite takeout dish is none other than the mighty Cauliflower Rice Bowl! Packed with options for both the meat enthusiasts and the plant-powered champions, these bowls are a symphony of flavors that won't just tantalize your taste buds but also keep your diet goals in check. It's like a culinary high-five for your health journey!Imageimagesource/twitterWhether you're in the mood for a protein-packed delight or opting for the plant-based glory, these bowls have got you covered. It's a flavor party where teriyaki dances with veggies, and sesame soy glaze plays matchmaker to your taste buds.

9. Georgia - Wings

Touchdown, Georgia! When it comes to satisfying those game day cravings or succumbing to late-night munchies, there's one takeout hero that reigns supreme in the Peach State – Wings! These saucy, crispy, flavor-packed delights are the undisputed champions of Georgia's takeout scene, and residents go absolutely wild for them.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd let's not forget the ambiance – football games and wings go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether you're cheering for the home team or drowning your sorrows after a tough loss, a plate of wings is the ultimate comfort food companion.

10. Idaho - Cheese Pizza

Idahoans, brace yourselves for a cheesy revelation – your go-to, the absolute unbeatable champion of delivery orders for the past three years straight is none other than the timeless classic, Cheese Pizza! It's like a pizza parade in the Gem State, with restaurants flinging these cheesy masterpieces out left, right, and center.Imageimagesource/twitterImagine a pizza party where simplicity reigns supreme. Picture a canvas of dough, painted with a generous layer of tomato sauce and crowned with a mountain of stretchy, golden cheese. And for those feeling a bit fancy, a sprinkle of garlic and basil takes this pizza from classic to gourmet without missing a beat.

11. Illinois - Chorizo Tacos

The flavor fiesta in the Land of Lincoln has a headliner, and it goes by the name of Chorizo Tacos. Picture this: ground pork, slow-cooked to perfection, and then sprinkled with a magical blend of garlic, cumin, warm spices, oregano, and just a hint of vinegar. It's like a symphony of flavors doing the tango in your mouth – and Illinois residents can't get enough of it.Imageimagesource/twitterThe beauty of Chorizo Tacos lies not just in their bold flavors but also in their versatility. Whether you're on a lunch break, grabbing a quick dinner, or satisfying those late-night cravings, these tacos are the answer. They're the culinary equivalent of a flavor jackpot – a little bit spicy, a little bit savory, and a whole lot of deliciousness.

12. Tennessee - Nachos

It's not just a dish; it's a canvas of crunchy, cheesy possibilities waiting for you to unleash your flavor creativity. Top them with guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, cheese that stretches like a cheesy bridge to flavor town, grilled corn for that pop of sweetness, pinto beans bringing the protein punch, black olives for that briny kick, fresh jalapeño slices for a spicy dance party, pickled red onions adding a zingy twist, and let's not forget the main attractions – steak, chicken, or crumbled tofu. Whatever tickles your fancy, toss it on those crispy chips and voila!Imageimagesource/twitterIt's like building your own flavor kingdom, where every bite is a surprise waiting to happen. Feeling carnivorous? Pile on the steak or chicken. Opting for a plant-powered fiesta? Tofu it is! The beauty of nachos lies in their versatility – they're the culinary chameleon of the snack world, transforming to suit your every whim.

13. Maine - Baklava

Get ready for a taste of pure magic straight from the heart of Maine – meet the Baklava, the dessert sensation that has captured the sweet tooth of the Pine Tree State! Hailing from the rich traditions of Turkey and now a star in Maine's takeout scene, Baklava is a symphony of delicate layers, sweetness, and a touch of culinary alchemy.Imageimagesource/twitterEach layer is a labor of love, buttered and delicately layered atop one another until they create a pastry masterpiece that's as much a visual delight as it is a treat for the taste buds. But here's where the real magic happens – the filling. Picture a dreamy concoction of nuts, usually walnuts or pistachios, mingling with honey and spices, creating a sweet and nutty symphony that's impossible to resist.

14. Massachusetts - Baby Back Ribs

Ready your taste buds for a flavor touchdown, because when it comes to the ultimate takeout dish for any occasion, Baby Back Ribs take the crown! Whether you're settling in for a baseball or football marathon, hosting a laid-back hangout with friends, or embarking on a solo binge-watching session, these tender, tasty ribs are your go-to spot-hitters.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd let's not forget the versatility of Baby Back Ribs – they're the culinary MVP that pairs perfectly with any mood or setting. Feeling festive? Ribs. Need some comfort on a rainy day? Ribs. Craving a bold and flavorful companion for the big game? You guessed it – ribs!

15. Michigan - Chicken & Waffles

If you're a fried chicken enthusiast and also happen to have a soft spot for the sweet embrace of waffles, then this culinary duo is about to become your new obsession. It's a match made in foodie heaven, a symphony of flavors where the savory and the sweet join forces to create a melody that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd the pièce de résistance? A generous drizzle of syrup, turning every bite into a cascade of flavor perfection. It's the kind of dish that blurs the lines between breakfast and dinner, because who needs labels when you've got this level of deliciousness on your plate?

16. Mississippi - Stuffed Jalapeños

Get ready to ignite your taste buds because we're diving headfirst into the zesty world of Stuffed Jalapeños, also known as jalapeño poppers or jalapeño bites! Call them what you will, but one thing's for sure – they're a delicious force to be reckoned with. These bite-sized flavor bombs are the perfect blend of heat, creaminess, and a hint of spice-induced euphoria.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd then comes the grand finale – the deep fryer. These little wonders take a dip in golden oil until they emerge as crispy, crunchy bites of perfection. They're the ultimate sidekick, stealing the show as the appetizer that leaves everyone reaching for more.

17. Missouri - Fried Brussels Sprouts

The people of Missouri have declared their undying love for these mini green orbs, turning a divisive veggie into a statewide sensation. Move over, traditional snacks – the era of deep-fried Brussels sprouts is upon us, and it's both sweet and savory, defying the odds and becoming a year-round hit!Imageimagesource/twitterAnd the best part? It's not just a festive tradition confined to Christmas. No, sir! In Missouri, every day is a Brussels sprouts celebration. Whether you're munching on them during a family gathering, a weekend football game, or just because it's Tuesday, these deep-fried delights have found a permanent spot in the hearts and stomachs of the Show-Me State.

18. Washington D.C & Nevada - Truffle Fries

It's the simplest of recipes, yet it packs a punch that has residents of the nation's capital chowing down on this tasty side dish like there's no tomorrow. And honestly, who can blame them? It's a fan favorite that brings together the dynamic duo of white truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, and the crispy delight that is French fries.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd the best part? Parmesan Truffle Fries aren't just a side dish; they're a culinary experience that turns every meal into a celebration. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite during your lunch break or indulging in a late-night snack session, these fries are the unsung heroes of D.C.'s food scene.

19. New Hampshire - Buffalo Cauliflower

Hold the buffalo sauce, it's time for a vegetarian twist that's taking taste buds by storm – enter Buffalo Cauliflower! It's the veggie alternative that has cauliflower taking on a whole new identity, transforming into bite-sized delights that mimic the spicy glory of buffalo chicken. So, if you're craving that deep-fried deliciousness without the actual chicken, Buffalo Cauliflower is here to save the day!Imageimagesource/twitterHere's the play-by-play: cauliflower pieces, tossed in a mixture of flour and water, creating a crispy coating that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance. After a quick bake, these little flavor warriors emerge from the oven ready to take on the buffalo treatment.

20. New Jersey  - Spicy Tina Roll

Get ready to roll with a flavor explosion that's captured the hearts (and taste buds) of New Jersey and Pennsylvania – introducing the beloved Spicy Tuna Rolls! It's a culinary masterpiece that combines the freshness of sashimi-grade tuna with the spicy kick that'll make your taste buds do a happy dance.Imageimagesource/twitterSpicy Tuna Rolls have become the go-to takeout meal for residents from the Garden State to the Keystone State. It's a flavor adventure that you can enjoy without having to worry about perfecting your sushi-rolling skills at home. Why not give it a go?

21. New Mexico - Breakfast Burritos

Who can resist the allure of a warm tortilla wrap, cradling a symphony of American breakfast goodness? Picture this: the sizzle of bacon, the savory embrace of sausage, the comforting presence of potatoes, the fluffy perfection of eggs, a rainbow of veggies, and the crowning glory of salsa. Oooooh la laaaa indeed!Imageimagesource/twitterIt's the kind of breakfast creation that has your taste buds doing the cha-cha before your morning coffee even kicks in. The beauty of the Breakfast Burrito lies not just in its delicious diversity but also in its adaptability. Whether you're a meat enthusiast or a veggie lover, there's a burrito for you. Vegan? No problem. Vegetarian? Absolutely. The breakfast burrito is the culinary maestro that caters to all tastes and preferences.

22. New York - Spicy Miso Ramen

This is a flavor explosion that's tailor-made for the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple – enter the dynamic world of an aromatic broth, a mix of soy sauce, miso paste, hot chili oil, garlic, and ginger. This flavor powerhouse is not just a broth; it's a culinary symphony that has New Yorkers reaching for their chopsticks with gusto.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd here's the kicker – this broth isn't just a standalone dish; it's the star of the show in many takeout menus across the city that never sleeps. New Yorkers, accustomed to the convenience and flavor diversity of takeout meals, have declared this aromatic broth their starter dish of choice.

23. North Carolina - Bacon, Eggs & Cheese Biscuit

Chik-Fil-A is serving up a morning masterpiece that'll have you waking up with a smile – the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit. Picture this: layers of deliciousness featuring Applewood bacon, a perfectly folded egg, and gooey cheese, all sandwiched between a baked buttermilk biscuit. It's not just breakfast; it's a flavor fiesta that kicks your day off with a bang.Imageimagesource/twitterLet's break it down: the smoky richness of Applewood bacon, the hearty goodness of a folded egg that's like a sunrise on your plate, and the comforting meltiness of cheese, all nestled in the warm embrace of a Chik-Fil-A baked buttermilk biscuit. It's a symphony of flavors that hits all the right notes, creating a breakfast experience that's as satisfying as it is delicious.

24. South Dakota - Bacon Cheeseburger

This bad boy isn't holding back; it's got bacon mayo, caramelized onions, and even bacon fat in the mix. Who cares about health when you're indulging in a takeout feast, right? Sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind and embrace the glorious decadence of a bacon-infused masterpiece!Imageimagesource/twitterAnd who needs a healthy option anyway when you're faced with the temptation of the ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger? This is not the time for counting calories; it's a time for savoring the bold flavors, embracing the carnivorous delight, and relishing in the fact that sometimes, the most indulgent options are the most satisfying.

25. Utah - Chicken Tikka Masala

Hangover, meet your match – the Chicken Tikka Masala, the ultimate takeout cure for all things post-party blues. Move over, Chinese food; there's a new contender in town, and it's bringing a flavorful punch that's hard to beat. Whether you're battling a hangover or just craving a comforting feast, the Masala is here to save the day, accompanied by a warm naan bread and a treasure trove of delicious sides.Imageimagesource/twitterThe Chicken Tikka Masala isn't just a takeout dish; it's a culinary hug, a hangover hero that knows just how to hit the spot. It's the kind of comfort food that transcends cultural boundaries, bringing people together in the pursuit of flavor bliss.

26. Virginia - Macaroni Cheeseburgers

The Macaroni Cheeseburger, a fast-food phenomenon that's taken the likes of KFC, Chick-Fil-A, Popeyes, and more by storm. At the click of a finger, you can now have a burger that's not just topped with cheese but is a full-blown macaroni and cheese extravaganza, complete with a side of fries and, of course, the essential sidekick – pickles!Imageimagesource/twitterWhether you're a fan of KFC, Chick-Fil-A, Popeyes, or any other fast-food favorite, the Macaroni Cheeseburger is proof that sometimes more is more, especially when it comes to indulgent comfort food. It's not just a burger; it's a flavorful journey that marries the best of both worlds – burgers and mac 'n' cheese.

27. Connecticut - Pizza

Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana in New Haven has something truly magical baking in their ovens – the Margherita pizza, a takeout masterpiece that has won the hearts of not just the locals but pizza enthusiasts across Connecticut. For the past couple of years, especially through the challenging times of lockdown, this Margherita pizza has been reigning supreme as one of the most popular takeout foods in the entire state.imagesource/businessinsiderAnd let's not forget the magic of takeout. Even if you can't dine in, Zeneli's Margherita pizza brings the Neapolitan experience right to your doorstep. The aroma of freshly baked crust, the melty goodness of cheese – it's a culinary journey that proves the power of a simple yet perfectly executed classic.

28. Indiana - Gyros'

When it comes to iconic takeout in Indianapolis, Yannis Golden Gyros is the undisputed champion, and their Gyros are nothing short of legendary. This gem of a spot has become synonymous with flavorful, mouthwatering Gyros that beckon locals and visitors alike. It's practically a rite of passage for anyone setting foot in Indianapolis – you head straight to Yannis' for a taste of Gyro perfection.imagesource/businessinsiderNow, let's talk about the Gyro. Picture this: succulent, perfectly seasoned meat, wrapped in warm, pillowy pita bread, accompanied by a medley of fresh veggies and a generous dollop of creamy tzatziki sauce. It's a flavor explosion that has earned Yannis' Gyros a well-deserved spot in the hearts (and stomachs) of Indianapolis residents.

29. Iowa - Rodina

Rodina isn't just a restaurant; it's a culinary phenomenon, a place where the takeout experience transcends the ordinary. With a menu that's nothing short of special, Rodina has managed to capture the hearts of its patrons, becoming the go-to spot for those seeking a memorable takeout meal. This eatery has become the stuff of legends, especially during the pandemic when people, eager for a taste of something extraordinary, would queue down the street just to savor the delights Rodina had to offer.imagesource/And let's not forget the resilience and dedication of Rodina during challenging times. Throughout the pandemic, when restaurants were allowed to reopen, the sight of people lining up down the street to pick up their food from Rodina became a testament to the restaurant's popularity and the unparalleled allure of its takeout offerings.

30. Kansas - BBQ Ribs

When it comes to takeout in Kansas, there's a reigning star that stands above the rest – Joe's Kansas City Barbecue joint. And the crown jewel of their takeout menu? The mouthwatering Barbecue Ribs. I mean, just look at those succulent, meat-filled ribs – who could resist?imagesource/businessinsiderAnd it's no surprise that, as of 2020, these barbecue ribs earned the title of the most ordered food in the entire state. Kansas has spoken, and the verdict is in – Joe's Kansas City Barbecue knows how to do ribs right. So, whether you're a barbecue enthusiast, a Kansas local, or just passing through, Joe's Kansas City Barbecue joint is the place to be for a takeout experience that's not just a meal

31. Pennsylvania - Wawa

In the southeastern part of the state, there's a beloved destination that has captured the hearts and taste buds of the locals – none other than the iconic Wawa. This affordable takeout spot isn't just a convenience store; it's a haven for flavor enthusiasts who appreciate a good deal without compromising on taste. The love affair with Wawa extends far and wide, and it's not hard to see why.Imageimagesource/twitterEnter the Wawa hoagies – a staple that has become synonymous with deliciousness in the southeastern part of the state. Picture this: layers of fresh, high-quality ingredients nestled between a soft, perfectly baked roll. Whether you're a fan of classic combos or enjoy crafting your own masterpiece, Wawa hoagies are a flavor journey that keeps people coming back for more.

32. Kentucky - Barbecue Food

While Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is undeniably an iconic and globally recognized symbol of Kentucky's culinary heritage, the state's residents have diverse tastes that go beyond the famous fried chicken. When it comes to local favorites, the culinary landscape in Kentucky offers a rich tapestry of flavors that showcases the state's diverse culinary influences.Imageimagesource/twitterIn Louisville, the love for bratwurst and German potato salad takes center stage. The city's appreciation for German cuisine is evident, with locals savoring the savory delights of bratwurst paired with the tangy goodness of German-style potato salad.

33. Maryland - Chap's Pit Beef

When it comes to indulging in the finest barbecue sandwiches in Baltimore, Maryland, there's one place that stands out above the rest – Pit Beef. Renowned for crafting what many consider the greatest sandwiches of all time, Pit Beef has become a culinary institution and a favorite takeout spot in the state.Imageimagesource/twitterPit Beef isn't just about the food; it's a celebration of Baltimore's barbecue culture, a place where locals and visitors alike come together to savor the unforgettable combination of flavors and textures that define the perfect barbecue sandwich.

34. Minnesota - The Smoke Jumper

Minnesota has found its burger heaven, and it goes by the name of My Burger. At the center of this culinary delight is the Smoke Jumper burger, a heavenly creation that has become the state's favorite. Picture this: a juicy, flame-grilled patty nestled between perfectly toasted buns, each bite delivering a symphony of flavors that keeps Minnesotans coming back for more.Imageimagesource/twitterBut My Burger doesn't stop there – enter the Juicy Lucy, a crowd-pleaser that takes the burger experience to a whole new level. Imagine biting into a burger only to discover a gooey, molten core of cheese. It's the kind of surprise that burger dreams are made of.

35. Ohio - Gold Star

Gold Star has cracked the code to takeout success, and it's all about that special something – their unique and irresistible special sauce. What sets Gold Star apart from the rest? It's that perfect blend of a little heat and a touch of sweetness in their special sauce that elevates their dishes to a whole new level.Imageimagesource/twitterImagine drizzling that special sauce on top of a hearty pile of spaghetti, turning a classic dish into a flavor fiesta that tingles the taste buds. The heat adds a kick, the sweetness brings balance, and suddenly, you're not just eating spaghetti; you're savoring a Gold Star experience.

36. Oregon - Burgerville

In the heart of Oregon, where burger cravings run high and fast food is an art form, Burgerville has emerged as the reigning champion of flavor. The burgers, the fries, the milkshakes – they're all local favorites, but there's something about those big, fat, sweet onion rings that captures the hearts of Oregonians.Looking at the front of a burger restaurant with a red neon sign that reads “Burgerville USA.” The parking area in front has a reddish hue to it because it’s wet from rain and the neon light.imagesource/oregonImagine biting into a crispy, golden ring of sweetness that practically melts in your mouth. It's the kind of sensation that turns a side dish into a star attraction, making those onion rings an essential part of the Burgerville experience. Whether you're pairing them with a juicy burger or savoring them on their own, those onion rings are a testament to the dedication to flavor that Burgerville brings to the table.

37. South Carolina - Chicken Brisket

South Carolina has found its culinary powerhouse in Rush's, a regional chain that has not only captured hearts but also become synonymous with success. At the heart of their menu is the star of the show – the famous Chicken Brisket. This signature dish has become a sensation, drawing locals and visitors alike to experience the unique flavors that define South Carolina's takeout scene.Imageimagesource/twitterWhat was once a long-standing Dairy Queen franchise has evolved into an independent powerhouse, solidifying Rush's reputation as the region's best-known takeout joint. Their commitment to quality, flavor, and innovation has propelled them to the forefront of South Carolina's dining scene, making Rush's a beloved and iconic establishment.

38. West Virginia - Breakfast Biscuits

In the heart of West Virginia, Tudor's Biscuit World has risen from humble beginnings to become the state's favorite takeout haven. Born in the '80s, this homegrown fast-food chain has woven itself into the fabric of West Virginia's culinary landscape, capturing the taste buds and loyalty of locals far and wide.Imageimagesource/twitterAt Tudor's, there's one iconic creation that stands out above the rest – the Thundering Herd. This powerhouse of a breakfast delight is a round-the-clock sensation, featuring a delectable combination of spiced sausage, eggs, cheese, and a hash brown patty. Morning, noon, or night, the Thundering Herd is a testament to Tudor's commitment to serving up comfort food at any hour.

39. Wyoming - Potato Olé and Tacos

In the vast expanses of Wyoming, Montana, and The Dakotas, where the fast-food landscape is still unfolding, there's a local gem that has stolen the hearts of many – Taco John's. In regions where the allure of Taco Bell may not have reached every corner, Taco John's has emerged as a beloved haven for delicious takeout.Imageimagesource/twitterWhat sets Taco John's apart? It's all about the Potato Olé, a spicy hash brown round that has become a sensation in these states. Picture this: crispy, golden hash browns with a kick of spice, offering a unique twist on the classic potato side. The Potato Olé has become a symbol of Taco John's commitment to delivering flavors that stand out in a sea of fast-food options.

40. North Dakota - Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ah, the nostalgic echoes of the 1980s in Fargo! And if there's one thing that has endured the test of time and taste buds, it's Burger Time. In the state of North Dakota, this beloved establishment has become a go-to for those seeking a taste of the past and a bite of the present.Imageimagesource/twitterAt the heart of Burger Time's success is the 1/3 lb Beast Burger – a culinary beast indeed! This burger isn't just a meal; it's an experience. Picture sinking your teeth into a patty that's as hearty as the North Dakota spirit itself, nestled within an equally beasty bun that's a testament to Burger Time's dedication to flavor and quality.

41. Oklahoma - Braum's Burgers

In the heart of Oklahoma, Braum's has become synonymous with generous, made-from-scratch burgers that have captured the hearts (and appetites) of many. These aren't just your average burgers; they're culinary creations crafted with care, each bite a testament to Braum's commitment to delivering top-notch flavors.Imageimagesource/twitterAnd let's not forget the delicious milkshakes that accompany these culinary delights. A perfect pairing, the creamy sweetness of the milkshake elevates the burger experience to new heights, creating a symphony of flavors that leaves taste buds tingling with delight.

42. Montana - HuHot Mongolian Grill

In the realm of diverse and delicious dining, the successful Mongolian Barbecue Chain has made its mark in over 70 locations, offering a culinary experience that stands out from the crowd. What sets them apart? It's the art of stir-frying to order, a personalized touch that elevates the dining experience to new heights.Imageimagesource/twitterBut what's a great stir-fry without delicious sauces? The Mongolian Barbecue Chain doesn't just stop at the stir-fry; they accompany it with a selection of mouthwatering sauces, adding an extra layer of flavor to your creation. It's a journey into the world of savory, sweet, and tangy delights that transform your meal into a culinary adventure.

43. Rhode Island - Del's Frozen Lemonade

Absolutely, sometimes a refreshing beverage deserves its moment in the spotlight too! In Rhode Island, Del's Lemonade has become more than just a drink; it's a beloved tradition, a sip of summer that has secured its place among the most popular takeout orders in the state.Imageimagesource/twitterThe popularity of Del's isn't just about quenching thirst; it's a cultural phenomenon. Whether you're strolling along the beach or taking a leisurely drive, Del's Lemonade is the go-to refreshment that encapsulates the essence of Rhode Island summers.

44. Vermont - French Frys

In the picturesque state of Vermont, there's a love affair with a legendary takeout spot – Al's "French Frys." For Vermonters, Al's needs no introduction; it's a culinary institution, a haven for those seeking the crispy, golden perfection of their beloved French fries.Imageimagesource/twitterBut Al's doesn't stop at fries; they also serve up some naughty delights in the form of cheeseburgers and flat-top dogs. Picture sinking your teeth into a juicy cheeseburger, the flavors melding together in a symphony of satisfaction. And let's not forget the flat-top dogs, a delicious homage to the timeless appeal of classic hot dogs.

45. Washington - Tacos

Washingtonians know a thing or two about great tacos, and when it comes to satisfying those taco cravings, Taco Time Northwest has become a go-to favorite. With roots extending into Oregon, this taco joint has woven itself into the fabric of the Pacific Northwest's culinary scene.Imageimagesource/twitterWhat sets Taco Time Northwest apart? It's all about the homemade house sauce – a flavorful concoction that delivers a unique taste experience found nowhere else. Forget the traditional heat; this sauce offers a delightful vinegar tang that elevates the flavors of your tacos to a whole new level.

46. Hawaii - Saimin

In the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Zippy's has become more than just a restaurant; it's a Pan-Hawaiian culinary institution that has stood the test of time. For generations, Zippy's has been a staple of local life, offering a menu that reflects the diverse and vibrant flavors of the islands.Imageimagesource/twitterWhat sets Zippy's apart is its commitment to providing a well-rounded and healthier dining option. In a world of indulgent takeout, Zippy's offers a refreshing alternative that won't leave you feeling overly stuffed but will undoubtedly leave you satisfied.

47. Wisconsin - Butterburgers

Ah, the magic of Culver's – a culinary haven discovered by Craig and Ruth Culver in 1984. Their winning formula? A delectable combination of butterburgers and creamy, frozen custard that has become a beloved treat for many.Imageimagesource/twitterImagine sinking your teeth into a butterburger – not just any burger, but one that has never been frozen and is lovingly drowned in butter during the cooking process. It's a symphony of flavors, a juicy and savory delight that sets Culver's apart in the world of burgers.

48. Texas - Whataburger

In the Lone Star State, Whataburger isn't just a fast-food chain; it's a Texan institution, a culinary haven that captures the hearts and taste buds of locals. From the first bite to the last, Whataburger offers a menu that's a testament to the deep love Texans have for their beloved chain.Imageimagesource/twitterLet's talk about the Jalapeño ranch sauce – a flavor-packed condiment that adds a spicy kick to every bite. And then there are the chicken fingers, drenched in honey butter. Picture this: perfectly crispy chicken fingers bathed in the sweet and savory goodness of honey butter. It's a combination that has become a Texan delicacy, a must-try for anyone seeking a taste of indulgence.

49. Louisiana - Chicken Fingers

In the heart of Louisiana, Raising Cane's has become the reigning champion of takeout, offering a mouthwatering combination that has Louisianans coming back for more. What's the secret to their success? It's all about the irresistible allure of their signature dish.Imageimagesource/twitterImagine sinking your teeth into tender chicken fingers, paired with crinkle-cut fries that boast the perfect balance of crispiness. Add to that a side of crispy cold coleslaw – a refreshing counterpart that adds a hint of crunch and tang to the meal. And let's not forget the pièce de résistance – hunky slices of garlic-buttered Texas toast, a flavor explosion that elevates the entire dining experience.

50. Nebraska - Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In the heart of Nebraska, where culinary traditions run deep, the grilled cheese sandwich takes center stage, and in some parts of the state, it's affectionately known as a Cheese Frenchee. This tasty delight, reminiscent of the classic Croque Monsieur, is more than just a sandwich; it's a culinary masterpiece that Nebraskans take seriously.Imageimagesource/twitterIt's not just a sandwich; it's a Nebraska essential, a culinary tradition that locals hold dear to their hearts. The Cheese Frenchee is a symbol of comfort, simplicity, and a testament to the love Nebraskans have for their unique take on this classic dish.