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50 States Series: Best Restaurants Worth Traveling For (2015 Edition!)


In early 2014 we launched our 50 States Series on the FlipKey blog. Throughout the months we’ve touched on a number of subjects – awarding businesses, museums, activities and more with a spot on our lists. We spent time highlighting their attributes, accomplishments, and why they deserve to be a stop on your next vacation.

We’re starting back at our roots with this post – as we name another 50 restaurants from around the USA to this prestigious list. ‘A restaurant worth traveling for’ is an eatery with either impeccable service, adventurous menus, a prime location, a distinct atmosphere or some combination of all of those items. From a beachside food truck to a dining room draped in white linen and crystal, all types of restaurants were eligible to be on our list. We highly encourage you to find time on your next vacation (or even in your local area) to plan a pilgrimage to any of these award-winners. Without further ado, here are the 50 restaurants we’ve chosen for this year’s list:

Alabama (Alexander City): Springhouse

Alaska (Anchorage): Glacier Brewhouse

Arizona (Tempe): House of Tricks

Arkansas (Bentonville): The Hive

California (Santa Monica): Kye’s

Colorado (Boulder): Flagstaff House

Connecticut (New Haven): Union League Cafe

Delaware (Milford): Arena’s Deli

Florida (Tampa): Columbia Restaurant


Georgia (Atlanta): The General Muir

Hawaii (Honolulu): Town

Idaho (Boise): Chandlers

Illinois (Geneva): Bien Trucha

Indiana (Indianapolis): Meridian

Iowa (Iowa City): Atlas Restaurant & Bar

Kansas (Prairie Village): Story

Kentucky (Louisville): Volare

Louisiana (New Orleans): August

Maine (Oakland): Riverside Farm Market


Maryland (Baltimore): B&O American Brasserie

Massachusetts (Provincetown): Lobster Pot Restaurant

Michigan (Birmingham): Toast

Minnesota (Minneapolis): Brasa

Mississippi (Ocean Springs): The Shed

Missouri (Kansas City): Q39

Montana (Billings): The Fieldhouse

Nebraska (Omaha): Blatt Beer & Table

Nevada (Reno): Great Full Gardens

New Hampshire (Portsmouth): Black Trumpet

New Jersey (Princeton): Mistral

New Mexico (Santa Fe): Geronimo

New York (Peekskill): Peekskill Brewery

North Carolina (Chapel Hill): Lantern


North Dakota (Bismarck): Peacock Alley

Ohio (Lakewood): Georgetown

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Oregon (Eugene): King Estate

Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh): Dinette

Rhode Island (Providence): Birch

South Carolina (Charleston): Macintosh

South Dakota (Vermillion): Red Steakhouse


Tennessee (Pigeon Forge): The Old Mill Restaurant

Texas (Dallas): Knife

Utah (Park City): Handle

Vermont (Burlington): Magnolia

Virginia (Richmond): The Roosevelt

Washington (Port Orchard): Amy’s on the Bay

West Virginia (Berkeley Springs): Panorama

Wisconsin (Madison): L’Etoile

Wyoming (Jackson): Pica’s Mexican Taqueria

For more activities per state to add to your trip, check out our lists of BakeriesCoffee ShopsWineries/BreweriesMarathons, Family Attractions, Campuses, and Museums.