Americans love food. That’s certainly no secret.

They’re a nation that adores super-sized dishes, boasts different cuisines from countries all around the globe, and offers a vast array of different places to eat at.

In fact, America is inundated with food. No matter what State you’re in, it will have its signature dish or local delicacy.

From a barbecue feast to a ramen pig-out, America knows how to serve up the perfect portion of goodness. It’s a huge part of American culture, illustrated by the endless regional specialities out there.

So, with that in mind, we thought we’d compile a brief list of some of America’s favourite food. Hopefully, in the process, we’ll provide you with some inspiration and ideas for when you’re searching for your ideal restaurant.

Chicago-Style Pizza

Who doesn’t like pizza?

Well, Chicago arguably does it the best. Naples in Italy is the home of the humble pizza, but Chicago gave it the deep dish treatment.

chicago-style deep dish pizza

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Known for its tall, buttery crust and its deep filling of meat, cheese, tomato chunks, and authentic Italian spices, Chicago-style pizza will always be one of the nation’s favourites, particularly for crust lovers out there.

Reuben Sandwich

Some people haven’t even heard of the Reuben sandwich, and boy, are they missing out.

This is arguably the ultimate sandwich and is made up of corned beef or pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. The bread of choice tends to be hand-sliced rye or pumpernickel, but there are variations of it out there.

It can get very messy, so make sure you put down that game of Candy Crush or Fluffy Favourites slot for the sake of your smartphone screen. Either way, it’s divine.


A fish stew with a taste of Italy, Cioppino is San Francisco’s answer to French bouillabaisse.

Consisting of chopped fish (usually crab) cooked in a tomato base with spices, this classic dish is thought to have come from Italy’s Liguria region and has been around since the 1800s.

If you like fish stew, then you simply must try Cioppino.

New Mexican Flat Enchiladas

Mexican food is adored all over America. It’s everywhere.

One popular dish with the public has always been New Mexican flat enchiladas.

Consisting of a flat or rolled tortilla smothered in red or green chilli sauce, this take on an enchilada occasionally comes with a fried egg on top and is consumed everywhere.

Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it is very sustaining and keeps you going throughout the day.

Lobster Roll

If you’re ever in Maine, then you’ll struggle to avoid lobsters and dishes like the lobster roll.

They can be found all over the country, but with 80% of America’s lobster population thought to come from Maine, they certainly know how to serve it best there.

Chunks of sweet and juicy lobster in a dressing of mayonnaise, lemon or a combination of the two are served up on a hot dog bun smothered in butter to help create a truly delicious treat.

Fried Chicken And Waffles

Fried chicken and waffles are about as good as they get in America.

Scottish immigrants actually brought the deep-fried method to the country. Since then, it has well and truly taken off.

Pressure-fried chicken, breaded in secret spices and accompanied by waffles, is simply unbeatable.

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