Travel Tuesday with Taylor to the Best Foodie Spots in America

Posted on Travels with Taylor May 8, 2018 by Taylor Deer

The Best Restaurants in the Country

Throughout my travels around the United States, I am learning more about the different food staples and delicacies in each city. Since the United States is the best country to do a road trip in, I decided to share some of the best foodie spots in each city I have visited thus far. Check out my favorite restaurants below and head over there if you are ever in the area!

Mystic Pizza, Mystic, CT

Mystic is a charming and quaint town on the Connecticut coast. It is here where the famous Mystic Pizza is located. What made this family-owned tavern famous was when Hollywood came to town in the 80s. Screenwriter Amy Jones chose the restaurant as the focus and setting for her story that featured Julia Roberts. The film Mystic Pizza hit theaters in 1988 and became a classic favorite. It is here where you could now enjoy a delicious personal pizza while having a good ole’ time!

Click here to read my blog post on Mystic.

Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, PA

Reading Terminal in Philly is an indoor farmer’s market and foodie haven! It is at this great spot where you could find Pennsylvania grown produce, locally sourced meats, fresh seafood, cheeses, baked goods and so much more! You could also find ramen stands and of course, the famous Philly cheesesteak!

Click here to read my blog post on Philadelphia and check out our travel packages to this great city.

Founding Farmers, Washington DC

Located near the White House, Founding Farmers is one of DC’s leading farm-to-table restaurants that offers high-quality food that is both delicious and grown with care. DC is one of the leading cities in the U.S. to “brunch” in and there is no better place to have a fulfilling breakfast or lunch at Founding Farmers.

Click here to read my blog post on Washington DC and check out our travel packages to the capital.

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

As one of the country’s most beloved public markets and an icon in the city of Seattle, Pike Place Market is an astonishing place where you could find everything from beautiful flower stands to delicious bakeries. In addition to food, there is so much entertainment surrounding this amazing market!

Click here to read my blog post on Seattle and check out our famous package to the Pacific Northwest.

Bistro D’Asia, Coronado, CA

Located in the adorable San Diego town of Coronado lies my favorite Asian-fusion restaurant. Bistro D’Asia is the perfect place to go with your family, significant other, your friends or even by yourself. They even offer outdoor seating so that you could enjoy the lovely and quaint town.

Click here to read my blog post on San Diego and check out our travel packages to Southern California.

The Roadhouse, Wilmington, VT

Over the years, I have been annually visiting the Southern Vermont ski resort of Mount Snow. Each year, I always enjoy having dinner at The Roadhouse – a Vermont farmhouse that offers locally grown food and a warm atmosphere. There is nothing like enjoying a comforting meal at this welcoming place, especially after a long day skiing in the mountains.

Click here to read my blog post on Mount Snow.

Clink, The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

Over this past year, my cousin Alexie (of Travels with Lexy) and I visited Boston for a weekend. We stayed at the famous Liberty Hotel and enjoyed one of the best brunches at Clink – a restaurant located inside the hotel. Since The Liberty Hotel used to be a prison, the restaurant features restored jail details and some of the best food and drink options. As a bonus, Clink has a Bloody Mary bar!

Click here to read my blog post on Boston and book your trip today.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Tampa, FL

One of the best Spanish restaurants I had ever eaten at was in Tampa, FL. Ceviche and the meals we ate there were the perfect ending to an amazing and unforgettable day at Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Ps. their sangria was also to die for!

Click here to read my blog post on Florida’s Gulf Coast and Gasparilla.

La Hacienda, Suffern, NY

Just outside of New York City is the beautiful Hudson Valley. It is here where you could find some amazing wineries and cideries, great hiking trails, cute downtowns and amazing restaurants. One of my favorite restaurants in New York’s Hudson Valley is La Hacienda. This authentic Mexican restaurant serves the BEST food and drinks. Plus the atmosphere and entertainment makes this place so much fun!

Click here to read my blog post on New York’s Hudson Valley and check out our packages to the Greater NYC Area.

Angelo’s of Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York, New York

New York City boasts the country’s best Italian restaurants and one place to grab an amazing meal is at Angelo’s in Little Italy. This amazing place was established in 1902 and is still thriving to this day! I love coming to Angelo’s during the famous Feast of the San Gennaro festival that takes place every September.

Click here to read my blog post in New York City and check out our package.

Clementine, Harrisonburg, VA

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley (aka my college town), the artsy restaurant of Clementine serves up some of the most delicious food and beverage items. Not only is Clementine a great place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner, the restaurant also hosts trivia night, open mic night, salsa dancing and live music nights.

Click here to read my blog post on the Shenandoah Valley.

Otto Strada, Hoboken, NJ

Otto Strada is an amazing Italian restaurant located in Hoboken. If you are looking for an authentic Italian meal in New Jersey, this would be the first place I’d recommend. It was hear that I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life!

Click here to read my blog post on Hoboken and Jersey City, NJ.

Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room, Portland, ME

Located on Portland’s famous Commercial Street, Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room is a cozy waterfront seafood restaurant with some of the best lobster and crab rolls. It is here where you could sit in front of a cozy fireplace, sip on a brew and enjoy some of the freshest fish and comfort food in Maine.

Click here to read my blog post on Portland, Maine.

Ohana Grill, Lavallette, NJ

There is nothing like enjoying a nice island dinner at the beach. Am I right? I tried Ohana Grill for the first time last summer and absolutely LOVED it! If you are taking a beach day at the Jersey Shore, I highly recommend making your way to this delicious Hawaiian restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

Click here to read my blog on Lavallette, NJ.

Fager’s Island, Ocean City, MD

Ocean City, Maryland is the prime beach spot in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is in this lively coastal city where you will find the best outdoor beach bars, restaurants and nightclubs. If you are looking to enjoy a nice seafood or steak dinner on the bay, Fager’s Island is the place to go!

Click here to read my blog post on Ocean City, MD.

Ted Drewes, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is known for their frozen custard. After a fun day exploring the city, it is highly recommended that you get a Concrete – Ted Drewes’ frozen custard staple. This amazing place is where you will find tons of St. Louis residents on a beautiful day!

Click here to read my blog post on St. Louis, MO.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, Tennessee

If you are looking for amazing BBQ and southern comfort food, then Edley’s Bar-B-Que in Nashville is the place to go! Located throughout the city are several Edley’s restaurants where you could get amazing pulled meat sandwiches on a buttery bun. They also have a great selection of beer!

Click here to read my blog post on Nashville.

Bacchanal Wine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Bacchanal Wine is an amazing laboratory and garden where Cajun food, jazz music and New Orleans culture collide to create one of the most magical nights. This was by far my favorite place in New Orleans and I highly recommend everyone to visit when they make the trip to Louisiana.

Click here to read my blog on New Orleans.

Las Brisas, Laguna Beach, CA

One of the best places to eat a delicious Southern California meal with a gorgeous view is at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach. This place is MUST if you want to catch a gorgeous sunset. It is here where you could enjoy a Mexican seafood dinner and refreshing beverages!

Click here to read my blog post on Southern California.

Malibu Seafood, Malibu, CA

Malibu is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the country and there is no better way to enjoy the views than savoring a delicious seafood meal at Malibu Seafood. This great eatery is located right off of the Pacific Coast Highway, across from the ocean and beautiful mountains.

Click here to read my blog post on Southern California.

The Grove, Houston, Texas

Located in downtown Houston, The Grove features an urban culinary experience with a one-of-a-kind setting for all types of gatherings. It is here where you could get both delicious and healthy food!

Click here to read about my most memorable meals from my travels.

Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD

Situated in the adorable Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes some of the best beer and food in the city. If you are looking to escape the crowds of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, definitely make your way over here to experience a great ambiance!

Click here to read my blog post on the top party destinations.

Smorgasburg, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Smorgasburg is the largest food market in the country. It is here where you could get different foodie items ranging from ramen burgers to massive Whoopi pies! Also, what better way to enjoy NYC’s best eats than with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline.

Click here to read my blog post on the best events.

Garrett Popcorn, Chicago, Illinois

Located in Chicago is one of the best popcorn shops in the world! Garrett Popcorn uses the highest quality ingredients from local producers to make old-fashioned delicious popcorn. When you first put the popcorn in your mouth, it automatically melts! It is so delicious.

Click here to read about my most memorable meals from my travels.

Book Your Trip!

I hope you all enjoyed this article. I highly recommend doing a road trip around the United States. There are just so many wonderful cities, states, national and state parks, natural wonders and so much more! Click here to search and discover our trips throughout the United States. Please send me an email at or give us a call today to book your next getaway to the United States. We could even help you plan the perfect road trip!

Happy Travels!


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