Legendary New York City Eatery Named Best Casual Restaurant in America

The best casual restaurant in the nation is right here in New York City.

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A man carves pastrami at Katz's Delicatessen in New York, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The famed New York City restaurant that made a name for itself during World War II with the slogan "send a salami to your boy in the Army," is launching an expanded global delivery business that will allow people to ship its cured meats around the world. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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This popular Greenwich Village vegan eatery has earned the No. 97 spot on The Daily Meal's list of the America's 101 best casual restaurants. More on by CHLOE here.
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Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, Connecticut, serves up some of the best hot dogs around, according to their faithful customers. More on Super Duper Weenie here.
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This "Greenwich Village institution" has earned the No. 93 spot on The Daily Meal's list of the America's 101 best casual restaurants. More on by CHLOE here.
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Hill Country Barbecue Market serves up barbecue classics cafeteria-style in downtown Manhattan. More on by Hill Country here.
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If you haven't been to the original Coney Island Nathan's, you should add it to your list. The Brooklyn icon has landed the No. 91 spot on The Daily Meal's list. More on by Nathan's here.
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Crif Dogs in the East Village serves up late-night hot dogs with a bunch of creative toppings. More on by Crif Dogshere.
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This New York City chain offers no-frills hot dogs in a casual setting all night long. More on Gray's Papayahere.
Heading to this East Village eatery? Make sure to order the pierogi. More on Veselkahere.
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Zuppardi's is one of the many popular New Haven, Connecticut, pizzerias. Like their neighbor Frank Pepe, Zuppardi's is known for their clam pie. More on Zuppardi'shere.
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This Harlem landmark is world famous for its Southern comfort food.
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Walter's in Mamaroneck hasn't changed their hot dog recipe since it first opened in 1928, according to The Daily Meal. More on Walter's here.
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Brooklyn smokehouse Fette Sau has landed the No. 59 spot on The Daily Mail's list. The Daily Meal calls it "some of the country's most creative barbecue." More on Fette Sau here.
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The Daily Meal describes Paulie Gee's in Brooklyn as a "pizza lover's haven." The popular eatery has about 19 pies to choose from, according to the ranking. More on Paulie Gee's here.
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This legendary sub shop is a true Atlantic City staple. It's also a favorite among celebrities. Don't believe us? Just take a look at their impressive wall of fame. More on White House Sub Shop here.
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Ted's in Meriden, Connecticut, is home to the legendary steamed cheeseburger. More on Ted's here.
Another famous New Haven, Connecticut, pizzeria has landed on The Daily Meal's list of America's best casual restaurants. More on Sally's Apizza here.
Popular Nolita eatery, Rubirosa, is known for its twist on Italian classics. The most popular menu item? The vodka pie. More on Rubirosa here.
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Papa's Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, New Jersey, has been serving up pizza and Italian classics since 1912. More on Papa's Tomato Pies here.
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The Daily Meal says this East Village pizzeria offers a "handful of spirited pies." More on Motorino here.
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The Tick Tock Diner in Clifton has been described by The Daily Meal as a "quintessential New Jersey hangout, with a menu about as long as War & Peace." More on the Tick Tock Diner here.
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Nolita landmark Lombardi's, which opened in 1905, in known as the first pizzeria in the United States. More on Lombardi's here.
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As the story goes, Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, is the birthplace of the hamburger. The family run business has been serving up lunch since 1895. More on Louis' Lunch here.
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The Daily Meal describes White Manna in Hackensack as a "North Jersey legend." The White Castle style burgers are served up in a tiny counter.
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The pizzeria was one of the oldest and most loved in Brooklyn. More on Totonno's here.
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PJ Clarke's on Third Avenue was established in 1884 and their pub-style burgers have been popular ever since. More on PJ Clarke's here.
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J.G. Melon is known as an Upper East Side burger institution. The Daily Meal describes the popular eatery's burger as "simple and classic." More on J.G. Melon here.
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Patsy's in Carnegie Hall "was reportedly one of Sinatra's and DiMaggio’s favorite joints," according to The Daily Meal. More on Patsy's here.
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Grimaldi's has been described by The Daily Meal as one of Brooklyn's "most storied pizzerias." More on Grimaldi's here
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Di Fara's in Brooklyn serves up both New York- and Sicilian-style pizza. To get your hands on a slice, you'll have to brave a long line and shell out $5 for it. More on Di Fara's here.
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The Daily Meal says there's a reason John's of Bleecker has become so popular among tourists. The delicious pizza has been cooked the same way since 1929. More on John's of Bleecker here.
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This old-school Manhattan deli serves up classic Jewish fare and has been doing so since 1954.
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This popular Brooklyn pizzeria has landed the No. 6 spot on The Daily Meal's list. The Daily Meal hails it as "one of the city's best restaurants." More on Roberta's here.
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The only thing that should surprise you about iconic New Haven pizzeria Frank Pepe landing on this list is that it didn't come in at No. 1. More on Frank Pepe here.
Katz’s Deli is a New York institution, so it should come as no surprise that it has been named the best casual restaurant in all of America. The Daily Meal describes the deli's corned beef and pastrami as "legendary." More on Katz's here.
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