Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Immense Philly cheese steaks, subs and hoagies, priced right, are Tat’s glory. It’s a casual Seattle restaurant with the hustle and sass of an East Coast deli.
The Palace is a New England train car diner with as-good-as-it-gets brunch. Don’t worry if it runs out of something: The menu doesn’t miss.
The roller girls are gone, but Roll-N-Roaster still makes some of the best roast beef sandwiches and fries anywhere. Dump “cheez” on everything.
At this good old reliable pizza parlor in Bantam, Connecticut, hero sandwiches, here known as grinders, are heroically portioned and very good.
At the quiet end of Long Beach Island, Mustache Bill’s is often heralded as New Jersey’s best diner. Come for omelets and pancakes with an artistic flair.
Just off the coastal highway in Southern Maine, Scoop Deck is known for oversized ice cream scoops. Pick a flavor from the billboard.
Half-pound hamburgers and hand-breaded onion rings are excellent edibles in the Sports Center, a timeworn billiards parlor / bar on Augusta’s Broad Street.
Making the best hot dogs in southeastern Connecticut, Kamp Dog also serves wicked-good breakfasts. Hand-cut French fries round out a wonderful menu.
Goldwaithe’s is a seaside country store that offers lobster straight from Biddeford Pool along with unmatched views.