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Best of the Best Restaurants 2023
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Best of the Best Restaurants

Quick Bites - United States

Below are the 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants serving up casual bites when you’re on the go—no bookings required.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Bleecker Street Pizza offers consistently delicious pizza made with the best dough, sauce, and ingredients. Their speciality pizza, the Nona Maria Pie, is a must-try, loaded with fresh mozzarella, homemade marinara sauce, the finest parmesan, and fresh basil. With generous portions and unbeatable flavours, Bleecker Street Pizza is dedicated to providing high-quality ingredients and excellent service. Their inviting atmosphere and affordable prices make this a great spot to grab a slice or two.
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 Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Fast food
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7,300 reviews
Portillo's & Barnelli's in Chicago offers a range of delicious dishes including Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake. The restaurant specialises in American fast food and also offers plant-based options. The fast and efficient service ensures that you can grab a quick and delicious meal without worrying about long queues.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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689 reviews
A beloved institution in New York City, Joe’s Pizza is known for their award-winning New York–style pizza (tourists and locals alike flock there for sizable slices). Despite the long waiting times, the pizza’s worth it—and there’s tons of options including deep dish as well as the classics. It’s a must-go for a true taste of the NYC pizza scene.
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 Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Fast food
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298 reviews
BurgerFi is a fast food restaurant that offers gourmet-style hamburgers cooked by experienced chefs. The restaurant's kitchen area is design to function like a five-star restaurant, providing brilliant quality food! The menu offers a variety of dishes, including chicken wings, veggie burgers and beef burgers, as well as sides like grits and french fries. The friendly and patient staff work hard to give their customers a great experience. Overall, BurgerFi is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an enjoyable and tasty all American meal.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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1,715 reviews
Steak Shack is a small takeaway restaurant located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The restaurant offers delicious fast food and American cuisine, the combination plate is a must-try, with the perfect blend of flavours and generous portions. The prices are affordable, making it a great option for anyone looking for a tasty meal without breaking the bank. The outstanding beachside location and friendly service make Steak Shack a hidden gem worth visiting, highly recommended for anyone in the area looking for a quick and easy meal.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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367 reviews
Located in Page, Arizona, BirdHouse is a must-visit for house dishes such as fried chicken, wings, honey tenders, and chicken sandwiches—but the restaurant’s particularly known for its unique sauces. It’s a great spot for a cold beer and a laid-back meal.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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6,493 reviews
Shake Shack Theatre District, located in New York City, offers delicious versions of American classics. Their made-to-order beef burgers and crispy chicken are paired perfectly with hand-spun milkshakes and house-made lemonades. With over 350 locations across the US and more than 100 international locations, Shake Shack has become a cult brand with widespread appeal.
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 Cuisines: Fast food
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7,243 reviews
The iconic In-N-Out Burger is often the first stop for visitors to L.A. The burgers and fries are always freshly made and delicious. Despite the sometimes long lines, the service is great, and they will get your order right. Prices are also comparatively affordable.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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1,166 reviews
The Taco Stand is a gem in La Jolla. It offers delicious Mexican and Latin cuisine. Their menu includes a variety of dishes such as tortillas, tacos, surf and turf, and burritos, all at great prices. Although the restaurant can get busy, the wait is worth it for the amazing food- the shrimps and fish tacos are a must-try! The Taco Stand is perfect for a casual meal with friends or family - we're sure you won't be disappointed!
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 Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fast food
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5,141 reviews
Earl of Sandwich pays tribute to the art of the sandwich with an extensive menu of delicious sandwiches served on fresh-baked artisan bread. The restaurant also offers hand-crafted wraps, fresh green salads, and soups made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Prices are affordable. Don't forget to try the refreshing frozen lemonade.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food, Soups
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322 reviews
Seven Brothers, located in Kahuku, Hawaii, offers a delicious menu; indulge in their mouth-watering dishes that include tuna, shrimps, salad, hamburgers and fish. The restaurant has a great variety of burgers and their coconut macadamia crusted shrimp is a must-try for seafood lovers. The customer service is outstanding and accommodating to allergies. Seven Brothers is a perfect spot for a roadside picnic experience or for anyone crave delicious yet simple food!
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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269 reviews
Cleavers offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes, including their famous Philly cheesesteak and grilled chicken sandwiches. Vegetarians can indulge in their Portobello mushroom cheesesteak too! Also, be sure to try their sides such as the crispy fried pickles and the savory grits. Complete your meal with a regular or hard milkshake. The restaurant also boasts a wide selection of beers and a couple of wine choices to complement your dining experience. Don't forget to customise your cheesesteak with dozens of options using the self-order screen for a truly personal meal.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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1,599 reviews
Milt's Stop & Eat is a classic American diner, offering a variety of dishes from hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and veggie burgers to tacos, salads, and BLTs. The speciality burgers are a must-try, and the French fries and tater tots are outstanding. The old-school charm and homestyle menu make for a memorable experience.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food, Diner
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1,458 reviews
Sonny's Famous Steaks offers a quintessential Philly cheesesteak experience with amoroso rolls delivered fresh every morning and Angus beef sliced in-house daily. The restaurant is located in the heart of historic Old City Philadelphia, just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell, and is easy to get to by foot, cab, or subway. Sonny's is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike looking for a delicious, authentic Philly cheesesteak experience.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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3,275 reviews
Pizza Time of St Augustine is a great place to enjoy a delicious slice. The portions are generous, and the prices are fair. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is cosy and inviting.
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 Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Fast food
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1,178 reviews
Tacos el Gordo in Las Vegas is a must-visit restaurant for anyone who loves Mexican and Latin food. Their menu includes an extensive range of dishes, such as tacos, pork, beef, and gyros, all expertly prepared with fresh ingredients and homemade tortillas. Despite being a fast-food restaurant, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, perfect for a quick bite or a casual meal with friends and family. The lines can be long, but the wait is worth it to experience some of the best tacos in Vegas!
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 Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fast food
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1,142 reviews
Blaze Pizza in Orlando, Florida offers exceptional quality at lightning fast speed. The restaurant is known for their blazing hot oven and dedicated pizzasmith, which results in pizza that's perfectly crisp. With over 30+ toppings to choose from, you can create your own pizza with artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. In addition to pizza, the restaurant also offers delicious salads, pesto, pasta and cakes. The restaurant also provides gluten-free and dairy-free options, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions. Stop by for fastest, tastiest pizza!
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 Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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1,722 reviews
Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips delivers a strong point of view on classic British street food with top-notch service! The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as shrimps, lobster and cod, as well as other options like burgers and french fries. The fish is fresh and well-prepared and there are plenty of dipping sauce options available to elevate your meal. While seating may be limited, the line moves quickly, ensuring you won't wait long to taste these mouth-watering bites. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips is definitely a must-try when visiting Las Vegas!
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 Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, British
 $$ - $$$
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2,166 reviews
Ben’s Chili Bowl is a famous Black-owned restaurant serving classic dishes such as chili dogs, burgers, even vegan chili. And, of course, the original half-smoke. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, Ben’s is known for its memorabilia, history, and customer service. Although parking can be difficult to find, there is free parking in the back.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food, Diner
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1,708 reviews
San Francisco's Super Duper Burgers is a fast food restaurant that offers 100% all-natural burgers, fries, shakes, cones, and more. The homemade pickles are a unique touch. Be sure to try the mini burger, which is plenty big and delicious. The garlic fries are also highly recommended. Super Duper Burgers is a great choice for a quick, satisfying meal.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
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879 reviews
Savage Shrimp is a Hawaiian restaurant that offers delicious seafood and fast food.The restaurant is located in Poipu, United States and has received recognition for its excellent food quality and affordable prices. The local atmosphere and friendly staff make it a great place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
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 Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
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302 reviews
Eh Burger is a fast-food restaurant located in Munising, Michigan, offering burgers, fish sandwiches, chili, and more. Travellers note the fries and tater tots are specifically great (and come in large portions for sharing). The seating are is limited, but the outdoor picnic tables have a great view of Munising Bay.
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 Cuisines: American, Fast food
 $$ - $$$
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263 reviews
Kenji Burger offers a variety of dishes but definitely don't miss out on their signature burger and the furikake fries are also a must-try! They also offer Japanese chicken wings as well as fish, salad dishes, poke bowls burritos and bento boxes. Kenji Burger is located in Kapaa, Hawaii, in the United States. Due to Kenji's popularity plan for longer waiting times during peak hours for takeaway orders.
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 Cuisines: Fast food
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970 reviews
Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp Truck offers a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes including tempura, shrimps, prawns, fish, and cod. The large and juicy shrimps in a delicious sauce poured over the rice is a definite must-try. The restaurant's location in Kahuku, Hawaii adds to its charm.
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 Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, Hawaiian
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1,464 reviews
An iconic summer spot, the Clam Shack is famous for its delicious lobster roll, fried clams, fresh seafood, and local beer on tap, with outdoor seating overlooking the Kennebunk River. Despite the long lines, the food is definitely worth the wait.
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 Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast food
 $$ - $$$
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