America’s Classics Award Winners

Each year since 1998 the James Beard Foundation Awards Committee has recognized our nation’s beloved regional restaurants. Distinguished by their timeless appeal, they serve quality food that reflects the character of their communities. We anoint these locally owned restaurants with a James Beard Foundation Award and designate them as America’s Classics.
 
In the spirit of James Beard, who enjoyed a paper cone of fried belly clams as much as a white tablecloth dinner, we encourage you to visit these classics. You are sure to find a warm welcome, and deeply satisfying food. Tell them the James Beard Foundation sent you.

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

The Berghoff
14 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 427-3170
 
3259 East 95th Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 933-9855
Check out the video here.
 
3005 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 541-0061
 
1422 Fifth Avenue
Moline, IL
(309) 764-1814
 
1201 University Road
Cleveland, OH
(216) 771-9236
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127 South Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 635-0636
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1073 West Vernon Park Place
Chicago, IL
(312) 733-3393
 

Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

708 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA
(804) 644-2838
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1213 U Street Northwest
Washington D.C.
(202) 667-0909
 
1225 19th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C.
(617) 536-7669
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111 South Albion Place
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 345-2022
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Doris & Ed’s Seafood Restaurant
348 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ
closed
 
14 East Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 463-1951
 
Maison Marconi
106 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD
closed
 
8th Street and Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ
(609) 494-0155
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46 18th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 263-2142
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2301 Arctic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 345-1564 
 

Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

413 14th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 331-9991
 
224 4th Avenue Northeast
Le Mars, IA
(172) 596-7011
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563 Balltown Road
Sherrill, IA
(563) 552-2220
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105 East Lafayette Avenue
Abilene, KS
(785) 263-2244
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215 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-3018
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508 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN
(218) 623-7425
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5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Road
Kansas City, MO
(816) 454-9600
 
2414 South St. Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 481-7530
 
761 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 290-5720
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New York City (Five Boroughs)

162 East 33rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 689-9000
 
541 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 724-4707
 
89 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 490-6650
 
72 West 36th Street
New York, NY
(212) 947-3636
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129 East 60th Street
New York, NY
(212) 838-8133
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2342 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY
(718) 584-1188
 
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 387-7400
 
672 NH-117
Sugar Hill, NH
(603) 823-5575
 
Prime Burger
5 East 51st Street
New York, NY
closed
 
62 Charles Street
New York, NY
(212) 929-3189
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1524 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 372-8606
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Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)

1251 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT
(802) 862-9203
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1047 Main Street    
Buffalo, NY
(716) 883-1134
 
1240 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI
(401) 783-7930
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19 Bridge Road
Brooksville, ME
(207) 326-4197
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Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe
429 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
closed
 
340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA
(617) 227-2038
 
157 Wooster Street
New Haven, CT
(208) 865-5762
 
215 North Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-9610
 
18 Plainfield Street
Providence, RI
(401) 621-9500
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672 NH-117
Sugar Hill, NH
(603) 823-5575
 
840 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT
(860) 649-4245
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343 Waterman Beach Road
South Thomaston, ME
(207) 596-7819
 

Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

1916 Pike Place #16
Seattle, WA
(206) 448-7721
 
1270 Gustavus Road
Gustavus, AK
(800) 649-5220
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304 Sixth Avenue South
Seattle, WA
(206) 622-2631
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521 Northeast 3rd Street
McMinnville, OR
(503) 434-4471
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5600 WY-22
Wilson, WY
(307) 733-8288
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8601 Southwest 24th Avenue
Portland, OR
(503) 246-9007
 
6049 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA
(206) 789-3770
 

South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)

304 19th Street North
Bessemer, AL
(205) 424-9444
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502 Nelson Street
Greenville, MS
(662) 334-3315
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4801 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 891-9788
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11 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 673-0365
 
Jumbo’s
7501 Northwest 7th Avenue
Miami, FL
closed
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4137 U.S. 90
Avondale, LA
(504) 436-8950
 
3555 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 444-0240
 
2401 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 822-9503
 

Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

605 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
(615) 256-4455
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638 Beaumont Inn Drive
Harrodsburg, KY
(859) 734-3381
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1870 Bowens Island Road
Charleston, SC
(843) 795-2757
 
610 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-7643
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219 West Louisiana Street
Marianna, AR
(870) 295-3802
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100 Smokehouse Lane
Lexington, NC
(336) 249-9814
 
107 West Jones Street
Savannah, GA
(912) 232-5997
 
123 Ewing Drive
Nashville, TN
(615) 226-9442
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4618 South Lee Street
Ayden, NC
(252) 746-4113
 
1016 East Broad Street
Athens, GA
(706) 353-7797
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Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

121 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 983-9340
 
5550 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ
(480) 948-5170
 
1003 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 351-2345
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101 East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX
(915) 533-1144
 
22 North Chenevert Street
Houston, TX
(713) 222-0767
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2201 North Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 626-4356
 
206 West Second Street
Taylor, TX
(512) 352-6206
 
2711 4th Street Northwest
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 344-6266
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2202 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
(214) 357-7120
 
3002 FM 89, #A
Buffalo Gap, TX
(325) 572-3339
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113 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 982-9030
 

West (CA, HI, NV)

202 Stage Road
Pescadero, CA
(650) 879-0464
 
806 L Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 442-7092
Check out the video here.
 
Gott’s Roadside 
(formerly Taylor’s Automotive Refresher)
933 Main Street
St. Helena, CA
(707) 963-3486
 
3014 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 427-0608
Check out the video here.
 
2956 Kress Street
Lihue, Kauai, HI
(808) 245-3271
 
1240 North School Street
Honolulu, HI
(808) 845-8044
 
704 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 483-8050
 
525 Sumner Street
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 322-8419
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1001 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 628-3781
 
Sam Choy’s Kaloko
78-6831 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI
closed
 
1517 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-2757
 
240 California Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 391-1849
 
101 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 781-1111
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2056 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 662-1214