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1. Tesuque Valley Market 138 Tesuque Village Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506

This quirky lunch spot in the pueblo's foothills boasts an eclectic menu encompassing New Mexican cuisine, while also tripling as a bakery and general store. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include South-of-the-Border comfort foods like blue corn pancakes, smoked beef brisket, and piñon-encrusted salmon. "TVM" also supplies margaritas, sangria, and a signature Bloody Mary.

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2. Long Grain 31 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843

Located along West Penobscot, this this unassuming Thai eatery shines in a sea of lobster and fried seafood. Daily, house-made noodles are incorporated into authentic dishes such as pad seaw (sweet soy sauce stir fry) and ramen with kimchi soup and pork belly. For an appetizer, the pan-fried garlic chive rice cakes with sauteed bean sprouts is a must try.

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3. Hatchet Mountain Publick House 42 Hatchet Mountain Rd, Hope, ME 04847

Hatchet Mountain Publick House, a Hope mainstay, doubles as both an antique vendor/buyer and casual/fine dining restaurant. So if you're curious how much your grandfather's coin collection is worth, but also hankering for an great meal, Hatchet Mountain has you covered. Menu items include favorites like duck breast poppers, fish and chips, and an admirable cocktail selection.

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4. Primo 2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841

This elegant, James Beard award-winning Italian eatery in Rockland boasts a memorable farm-to-table menu. Under the leadership of Chef Melissa Kelly, Primo elevates simple, grown-on-site ingredients into a truly unique experience, with highlights being the pork shoulder ragu ravioli, grass-fed New York strip loin, and for dessert, the fennel-scented panna cotta.

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5. Miller's Lobster Company Inc, Restaurant 92 Eagle Quarry Rd, Spruce Head, ME 04859

This family-owned spot in the fishing village of Spruce Head is arguably the town's most popular lobster pound. Miller’s Lobster Co. lets you pick your steamed beaut by weight and then eat at a picnic table overlooking the water. If lobster isn't your thing, Miller's also supplies, guests can enjoy crabmeat rolls, shrimp rolls, and hot dogs (for the seafood un-inclined).

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6. Chandeleur Brewing Company 2711 14th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501

Part of Gulfport's downtown resurgence, this microbrewery is named after the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Mississippi, and serves up some of the tastiest handcrafted ales on the Gulf Coast. Located just blocks away from the beach, the brewery offers brewery tours and tastings that'll perfectly preface your surf jaunts and general weekend wanderings around town.

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7. Corks and Cleaver 1308 27th Ave, Gulfport, MS

A boutique wine bar and bistro, Gulfport's Cork and Cleaver is a European-inspired boite offering up farm fresh small plates and an extension selection of small batch vino. The menu is classic French cooking with a side of Southern Hospitality-- think duck confit beignets, crab au gratin, and crawfish boudin. Cork and Cleaver's outdoor patio is a great spot for lounging, of course with a glass of wine in hand.

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8. Stadium Sports Grill 744 N Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783

The Spearfish outpost of this small, South Dakota chain has been active since 1993, serving the neighborhood with memorable sports bar standards: delicious, greasy eats, beer, and a casual, down-to-earth vibe. Among highlights like the beef tip quesadilla, macho nacho, and steak sandwich, are gluttonous desserts. We recommend the Oreo cookie fried ice cream.

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9. Crow Peak Brewing Co 125 W Highway 14, Spearfish, SD 57783

In ski lodge style digs lives Crow Peak Brewing Co, a circa 2007 brewery known for its relaxed atmosopher and affordable brews. In addition to a small, curated list of rotating craft beers with intriguing names -- like the popular Pile O'Dirt Porter, 11th Hour IPA, and Wicca -- this brewery also offers sample flights and standard, pair-able bar bites.

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10. Lewie's 711 S Main St, Lead, SD

Serving up roadhouse-style burgers, brews, and some of the best onion rings in the Northern Midwest, Lewie's is a down-home saloon and eatery that's a must-visit when in South Dakota's Black Hills. A short drive from Thrillist approved Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish, hit up both for a delicious day trip.

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11. Sugar's Ribs 2450 15th Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

This counter service spot in Missionary Ridge serves up great mountaintop views, and of course, some seriously tasty smoked spareribs. These moist yet crunchy sweetmeats pair perfectly with Sugar's Ribs solid selection of domestic and craft brews on tap. Dine in and groove to the jukebox or watch goats grazing on the lawn (you'll feel like you're out in the country even though you're only a stone's throw from downtown).

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12. The Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

This modern, industrial chic bar and cafe on bustling W. Main is a go- to for its large list of craft cocktails, small plates, and friendly, congenial vibes. Stop in for happy hour (deals on booze are offered pretty much every day of week) or brunch; Flying Squirrel's menu of Southern-fried favorites like chicken and waffles and ham eggs benedict pair perfectly with Mimosas.

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13. Track 29 1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

This spacious performance venue hosts local and nationally renowned live bands, performers, and artists that run the gamut from country, to indie rock, to folk, electronic music and everything in between. There are shows most nights a week, so you can easily stop in and check out a band you've been meaning to hear or discover a new favorite.

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14. Tennessee Stillhouse 1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Around the time this microdistillery first got started making whiskey, there were laws prohibiting its production in the southeastern Tennessee midsize town. Tennessee Stillhouse literally got laws rewritten so it could become the first legal distillery in Chattanooga in over a century. Today, the handsome, vintage space houses a bottling line, a tasting bar, a patio for events, and plenty of legal whiskey to enjoy.

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15. Old Spanish Trail 305 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003

Located on the historic Main Street in the true Texan cowboy town of Bandera, this casual eatery is a no holds barred Southern charmer of a spot. Get all of your requisite down-home dishes like country fried steak and eat 'em in the restaurant's on-site "John Wayne" room for a true Hill Country experience.

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16. Short's Brewing Company 121 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI 49615

Short’s was started by 22-year-old Joe Short, who wanted to make creative beers on his own terms while simultaneously sporting a killer mustache. Lucky for him (and the rest of us) Mr. Short got his way and has since given us some of the state’s most beloved creatively flavored brews, like Bloody Beer, Soft Parade, Strawberry Short’s Cake… you get the idea. Short’s has a tight-knit community behind it, combined with a "power of smallness" mentality and a passion for the great outdoors. It's proven to be a delicious combination.

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17. The Cedars Floating Restaurant 1514 S Marina Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

The town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has a gem of a restaurant in Cedar's, a steak-and-seafood house that floats right on the waters of the Spokane River. Drawing inspiration from the waters in view, Cedar's serves a menu of seafood classics updated with modern twists, like a salmon cooked on a cedar plank, married with traditional steak cuts for a night of culinary opulence. To complement their upscale cuisine they've developed a comprehensive cocktail list that likewise updates old-school cocktails for the new era. Their huckleberry martini and signature Cedar's Floating Margarita use top-shelf ingredients married with local flavors to make something, like the restaurant itself, entirely unique to the area.

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18. Hammerheads 921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204

This uber-casual Paristown restaurant set inside a residence is classic American comfort food delivered in a relaxed and friendly neighborhood venue. Think Southern barbeque meets American burger joint and you've grasped Hammerheads, where racks of ribs sit right next to sliders and crab cakes. Seating is first come, first served at this corner eatery, but there's room enough for the whole crowd. Don't go to this Louisville spot if you're looking for a cocktail night, though—they only serve beer and wine.

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19. Oishii Sushi 2810 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Located on the edge of the Highlands, Oishii is the go-to destination for Louisville sushi. The entrees -- which include options like yellow tail nigiri and classic roll options -- are reasonably priced and pair well with the restaurant's extensive domestic and Japanese beer, sake, and wine options. The space is casual and spacious, with seating available at the chef's sushi bar where you can watch your meal prepared in real-time.

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20. Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas 1321 Herr Ln, Louisville, KY 40222

This no-reservations hot spot offers a tapas-style menu of inventive spanish and globally inspired eats. The shareable items here are sized for least two, though the tender cuts of rib-eye, strip, and flank, will have you wishing for your own pound of meat. For a glass of wine or one of four kinds of sangria, head to the diner-like bar, where, thankfully, the "generous" attitude is shared.

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21. Bistro 1860 1765 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 (Crescent Hill)

This Crescent Hill eatery/drinkery features eclectic décor, French-American fusion cuisine, and an array of delicious and unique cocktails, not to mention a full bar. On any given evening, pick from a selection of 50 different wines, a delicious dinner menu, and a great patio to use during the warmer months.

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22. Holy Grale 1034 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204 (Highlands)

This converted century-old church now works full-service as an artisanal pub specializing in beer and food pairings. The space is equal parts ingenious adaptation and gorgeous design and the menu is always changing, as are the beers. Be sure not to miss the choir loft and the beer garden, and if the Scotch quail eggs are on the menu, order them immediately.

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23. Meta 425 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Downtown)

Meta is a wonderful world of contrasts -- a marble-barred, copper-penny-floored temple of swank drinking lodged next to a strip club. But it’s not just bravado and balls that make Meta the best damn cocktail bar in a city that was doing craft cocktails long before they were trendy. The signatures are all grounded in tradition, but with a nice kick in the knickers. Take, for example, The High Pant, which augments some Old Fitzgerald with fernet and ginger to transform the Old Fashioned into something completely new. And hey, with cocktails this good, that strip club next door just keeps getting less lurid by the sip.

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24. Butchertown Grocery 1076 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206 (Butchertown)

This industrial-chic and proudly Kentuckian spot backed by the unlikely pairing of a local Louisville lawyer and My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan serves American fare with down-home charm. Come in for stylish takes on American classics, like the country pate and bourbon-spiked fries, or the oysters with bourbon mignonette. When you're finished eating, head to the secret late-night bar and performance venue upstairs, Lola, where acts hand-picked by Mr. Hallahan himself keep the party going into the wee hours of the night.

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25. Against The Grain Brewery 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Downtown)

Damn good beer and damn good barbeque are the hallmarks of downtown Louisville staple Against the Grain, located right at the famous Louisville Slugger field. Since opening their doors, the creative brewing team at Against the Grain have created over 100 unique beers that are so good they've evolved from local brewery to national beer distributor. With a full range of beer types, from light session ales to hop-full IPAs and smoky stouts, Against the Grain has a beer for every drinker. And if you don't drink, then chow down on their house-smoked barbeque, with favorites like brisket and pulled pork sitting alongside vegetarian options, like a signature chickpea sloppy joe, more adventuresome than just another salad.

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26. Goodwood Brewing 636 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Downtown)

Goodwood Brewing Company lives up to its name by making beer "touched by wood" via the traditional barrel method of infusing whiskey. The resulting microbrews are complex, deep, and thoroughly tasty. Come by their brick and mortar and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

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27. Haymarket Whiskey Bar 331 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Downtown)

Haymarket Whiskey Bar has more than 100 bourbons and almost 200 whiskeys, as well as live music four-plus nights a week. If the extensive liquor selection isn't enticing enough, visit for the décor alone: '80s memorabilia, Star Wars posters, old pinball machines, and a gorgeous green glass bar.

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28. The Silver Dollar 1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 (Clifton)

If it’s too loud... you’re at the right place. The Silver Dollar (located in a renovated firehouse) is known for loud honky-tonk and whiskey by the drink, and the Christmas lights décor extends to the back patio. Johnny Cash, Four Roses neat, and warm breeze -- nothing but a perfect year-round combination.

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29. Forks Of Cheat Winery 2811 Stewartstown Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508

In addition to offering a generous wine tasting, Forks Of Cheat slings unique bottles, inspired by both Appalachia and France. A friendly staff guides guests through the free tasting, which highlights a numbers of red, along with a few rye and moonshine bottles. There's also a patio overflowing with fauna -- the perfect place to sip and relax.

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30. Morada Bay Beach Cafe 81600 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

The open air beach bar of your daydreams, Morada Bay boasts tables set out on the white sands, and devious Full Moon parties every… full moon, complete with live music, dancing, and bonfires. Menu items at this Florida Keys favorite is a blend of Caribbean and American cuisine, featuring staples like chicken salads, hamburgers, and, of course a variety of seafood dishes.

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31. Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar 81924 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

This seaside (literally) restaurant and cabana bar is a local favorite for its seasonal seafood dishes, regular live music, and generous pours. For the true Florida Keys experience, settle in with a sunset tiki cocktail and enjoy "Lorelei's World Famous Fish Sandwich," the fresh catch of the day, blackened or grilled, on a roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. While you watch the sun set over the bay, take in some tonky honk tunes.

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32. Robbie's of Islamorada 77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036

A visit to the Florida Keys wouldn't be complete without making a pit stop at Robbie's Marina, a true tropical honky tonk watering hole if there ever was one. This fish shack on A1A serves up fresh catches on the daily, plus super strong island daiquiris, tiki cocktails, and margaritas. Get a table out on the patio and soak up the island breeze.

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33. Parkside Cafe 43 Arenal Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Stinson Beach's seaside snack bar and restaurant, the Parkside Cafe is a great local restaurant serving up reliable, classic American fare and killer views of Bolinas Bay. Just 25 miles north of San Francisco, this hidden gem of a spot is worth the day trip: explore the cute, hippie town and then stop in at Parkside for a cozy dinner and sit by their fireplace.

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34. Sand Dollar Restaurant And Bar 3458 Shoreline Hwy 1, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Take a day trip up the coast and make a pit stop at this charming beachside oyster bar and seafood shack. Open since 1921, the Sand Dollar is a quaint and cozy pint-sized resto serving up fresh fish fare (they've got everything from fish tacos to grilled King Salmon and fried clams, shrimp cocktail, and oysters on the half sheel) and amazing views of Bolinas Bay. Stop in for a casual lunch or a upscale yet casual dinner (their craft cocktails are to die for).

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35. Quito's Seafood Restaurant 411 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809 (Greater New England)

Beginning life as a seafood market, Quito's has always been devoted to selling the freshest fish they can get their hands on—which is pretty easy, considering the market-turned-restaurant sits right on the waters of the Bristol Harbor. The family-friendly sit-down eatery is a big tourist draw with its breathtaking views and generous portions of seaside comfort food. You can have your fish any way you want it at Quito's (baked, fried, pan-seared, stuffed, between two buns, etc), or pickier eaters can choose from a well-honed menu of land-based sandwiches and sides. Take advantage of the location with breezy dockside seating and wash down those crustaceans with a selection from Quito's full bar of cocktails and beer.

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36. DeWolf Tavern 259 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809 (Greater New England)

An upscale, right-on-the-water venue serving steak and seafood with a twist, DeWolf Tavern has transcended its warehouse past to become a genuine dining destination. With three distinct seating areas, you can dine and drink casually on the waterfront patio, inside at the tavern on the first floor, or move upstairs for a more formal experience in the fire-lit dining room. Southern and Indian carbs anchor the menu (popovers, naan), which updates classic seaside dishes with fresh, local ingredients. A large wine list is available, as well as cocktails and beer, for the best possible pairing with your seaside meal.

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37. Beehive Cafe 10 Franklin St, Bristol, RI 02809 (Greater New England)

Bristol, RI's Beehive Cafe has expanded from a small, local cafe/bakery to a full-on restaurant serving dinner and drinks on the weekend. The Hive's pastry past influences its present, from the cozy reading room nooks of the dining area to the heavily bread-based menu (think sandwiches and pizzas). The breads are baked in-house and have enough flavor and texture of their own to create bases for some absolutely delicious sandwiches, though, like the signature Italian featuring locally cured meats and cheeses. Their bar is stocked with a mix of local beers and wines as well, so you get the full taste of Bristol, RI when you visit.

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38. Dead Armadillo Brewery 1004 E 4th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

This local Tulsa craft brewery is making waves across the United States with its line-up of unique ales and lagers. Stop in and visit the taproom to sample 'em all: we especially like the Nine Band IPA, a Pacific Northwest style brew featuring nine different kinds of hops. Dead Armadillo's on-site store allows you to bring your favorite beer home, plus maybe a t-shirt or commemorative pint glass, too.

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39. Marshall Brewing Company 618 S Wheeling Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104

This established Tulsa brewery operates out of a massive space in the city's Downtown district. Producing full bodied ales and lagers, the folks at Marshall Brewing know a thing or two abut hops. Stop by the grounds to refill your growler, take a tour of the grounds (usually occurring one Saturday a month), and be sure to check out Marshall's Facebook for up to date coverage of community events scheduled at the brewery.

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40. McNellie's 409 E 1st St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Located in downtown Tulsa, this massive Irish style pub and sports bar carries over 300 brews on tap, in addition to a solid line-up of bar food standbys (cheeseburgers, loaded fries, and because this is technically the Midwest, cheese curds). The vibe is congenial and friendly during the daytime, and gets rowdier as happy hour drinkers begin to pour in later.

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41. Andolini's Pizzeria 1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Tulsa might not be a pizza capital, but Andolini's Pizzeria sure challenges that reality. Pies here are prepared from scratch New York-style (the space even has an exposed brick design to drive home the point!), with housemade sausage and mozzarella, and local ingredients. Try a Fat Tony, topped with Italian sausage and ricotta, and pair with one of many craft beers, cocktails, or beer cocktails.

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42. Prairie Artisan Ales 1803 S 49th West Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107

Part of Tulsa's excellent yet underrated craft beer scene, Prairie Artisan Ales is housed in a white, metal warehouse that's as cool as it sounds, and serves up 20 taps of its own brews, as well as other selections from local brewers. The space has a modern, earthy vibe, and also offers food options that include ribs and rotisserie chicken.

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