12 Iconic American Restaurants and Their Legendary Dishes

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Katz's Delicatessen (New York City, New York): Famous for their pastrami on rye sandwiches.

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The French Laundry (Yountville, California): Known for its exquisite tasting menus featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

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Commander's Palace (New Orleans, Louisiana): Renowned for its classic Creole dishes like gumbo and turtle soup.

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Peter Luger Steak House (Brooklyn, New York): Celebrated for its dry-aged steaks, especially the porterhouse.

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The Union Oyster House (Boston, Massachusetts): Oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States, famous for its clam chowder and fresh oysters.

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Brennan's (New Orleans, Louisiana): Popular for its iconic breakfast dish, Bananas Foster, made with bananas, brown sugar, and rum.

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The Original Ninfa's on Navigation (Houston, Texas): Credited with introducing fajitas to the United States and known for its delicious Tex-Mex cuisine.

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The Cheesecake Factory (Various locations): Renowned for its extensive menu and indulgent cheesecakes in various flavors.

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Antoine's (New Orleans, Louisiana): Established in 1840, famous for its traditional French-Creole cuisine, including Oysters Rockefeller.

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The Carnegie Deli (New York City, New York): Known for its towering pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, often described as "New York's finest."

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The Brown Derby (Los Angeles, California): Notable for its Cobb Salad, a mixture of lettuce, chicken, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, eggs, and blue cheese.

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (Chicago, Illinois): Revered for its deep-dish pizza, featuring a thick buttery crust, chunky tomato sauce, and gooey cheese.

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