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.

Southeast

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

605 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
(615) 256-4455

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Beaumont Inn

638 Beaumont Inn Drive
Harrodsburg, KY
(859) 734-3381

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Bowens Island Restaurant

1870 Bowens Island Road
Charleston, SC
(843) 795-2757

The Bright Star

304 19th Street North
Bessemer, AL
(205) 424-9444

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Crook’s Corner

610 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 929-7643

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Doe’s Eat Place

502 Nelson Street
Greenville, MS
(662) 334-3315

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Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

4801 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 891-9788

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Joe’s Stone Crab

11 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 673-0365

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner

219 West Louisiana Street
Marianna, AR
(870) 295-3802

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Jumbo’s

7501 Northwest 7th Avenue
Miami, FL
closed

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Lexington Barbecue #1

100 Smokehouse Lane
Lexington, NC
(336) 249-9814

Mosca’s

4137 U.S. 90
Avondale, LA
(504) 436-8950

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

107 West Jones Street
Savannah, GA
(912) 232-5997

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

123 Ewing Drive
Nashville, TN
(615) 226-9442

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Sally Bell’s Kitchen

708 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA
(804) 644-2838

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The Skylight Inn

4618 South Lee Street
Ayden, NC
(252) 746-4113

Versailles

3555 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 444-0240

Weaver D’s

1016 East Broad Street
Athens, GA
(706) 353-7797

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Willie Mae’s Scotch House

2401 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 822-9503

Northeast

Al’s French Frys

1251 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT
(802) 862-9203

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Anchor Bar

1047 Main Street    
Buffalo, NY
(716) 883-1134

Aunt Carrie’s

1240 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI
(401) 783-7930

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Bagaduce Lunch

19 Bridge Road
Brooksville, ME
(207) 326-4197

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Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 724-4707

Ben’s Chili Bowl

1213 U Street Northwest
Washington D.C.
(202) 667-0909

C.F. Folks

1225 19th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C.
(617) 536-7669

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Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

429 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
closed

Chef Vola's

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

Durgin Park

340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA
(617) 227-2038

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

157 Wooster Street
New Haven, CT
(208) 865-5762

Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant

89 East 42nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 490-6650

John’s Roast Pork

14 East Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 463-1951

Keens Steakhouse

72 West 36th Street
New York, NY
(212) 947-3636

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Le Veau d’Or

129 East 60th Street
New York, NY
(212) 838-8133

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Maison Marconi

106 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD
closed

Mario’s

2342 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY
(718) 584-1188

Moosewood Restaurant

215 North Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-9610

Mustache Bill’s Diner

8th Street and Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ
(609) 494-0155

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Olneyville New York System

18 Plainfield Street
Providence, RI
(401) 621-9500

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Peter Luger Steak House

178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 387-7400

Polly’s Pancake Parlor

672 NH-117
Sugar Hill, NH
(603) 823-5575

Primanti Brothers

46 18th Street
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 263-2142

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Prime Burger

5 East 51st Street
New York, NY
closed

2nd Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 689-9000

Sevilla Restaurant & Bar

62 Charles Street
New York, NY
(212) 929-3189

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Shady Glen

840 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT
(860) 649-4245

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Totonno’s

1524 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 372-8606

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Waterman’s Beach Lobster

343 Waterman Beach Road
South Thomaston, ME
(207) 596-7819

White House Sub Shop

2301 Arctic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 345-1564 

Midwest

Al’s Breakfast

413 14th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 331-9991

Archie’s Waeside

224 4th Avenue Northeast
Le Mars, IA
(172) 596-7011

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The Berghoff

14 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 427-3170

Breitbach’s Country Dining

563 Balltown Road
Sherrill, IA
(563) 552-2220

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Brookville Hotel

105 East Lafayette Avenue
Abilene, KS
(785) 263-2244

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Calumet Fisheries

3259 East 95th Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 933-9855

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Camp Washington Chili

3005 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 541-0061

Kramarczuk’s

215 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-3018

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Lagomarcino’s

1422 Fifth Avenue
Moline, IL
(309) 764-1814

The Pickwick

508 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN
(218) 623-7425

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Sokolowski’s University Inn

1201 University Road
Cleveland, OH
(216) 771-9236

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St. Elmo Steak House

127 South Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 635-0636

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Stroud’s

5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Road
Kansas City, MO
(816) 454-9600

Three Brothers Restaurant

2414 South St. Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 481-7530

Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap

1073 West Vernon Park Place
Chicago, IL
(312) 733-3393

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Watts Tea Shop

761 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 290-5720

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Southwest

Café Pasqual’s

121 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 983-9340

El Chorro Lodge

5550 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ
(480) 948-5170

The Fry Bread House

1003 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 351-2345

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H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop

101 East Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX
(915) 533-1144

Irma’s

22 North Chenevert Street
Houston, TX
(713) 222-0767

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Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Food Restaurant

2201 North Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 626-4356

Louie Mueller Barbecue

206 West Second Street
Taylor, TX
(512) 352-6206

Mary & Tito’s Café

2711 4th Street Northwest
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 344-6266

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The Original Sonny Bryan’s

2202 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
(214) 357-7120

Perini Ranch Steakhouse

3002 FM 89, #A
Buffalo Gap, TX
(325) 572-3339

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The Shed

113 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 982-9030

West

Duarte’s Tavern

202 Stage Road
Pescadero, CA
(650) 879-0464

Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar

1916 Pike Place #16
Seattle, WA
(206) 448-7721

Frank Fat’s

806 L Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 442-7092

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Gott’s Roadside 

(formerly Taylor’s Automotive Refresher)

933 Main Street
St. Helena, CA
(707) 963-3486

Guelaguetza

3014 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 427-0608

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Gustavus Inn

1270 Gustavus Road
Gustavus, AK
(800) 649-5220

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Hamura’s Saimin Stand

2956 Kress Street
Lihue, Kauai, HI
(808) 245-3271

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

1240 North School Street
Honolulu, HI
(808) 845-8044

Langer’s Delicatessen

704 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 483-8050

Maneki

304 Sixth Avenue South
Seattle, WA
(206) 622-2631

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Nick’s Italian Café

521 Northeast 3rd Street
McMinnville, OR
(503) 434-4471

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Nora’s Fish Creek Inn

5600 WY-22
Wilson, WY
(307) 733-8288

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Noriega’s

525 Sumner Street
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 322-8419

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Original Pancake House

8601 Southwest 24th Avenue
Portland, OR
(503) 246-9007

Philippe the Original

1001 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 628-3781

Ray’s Boathouse and Café

6049 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle, WA
(206) 789-3770

Sam Choy’s Kaloko

78-6831 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI
closed

Swan Oyster Depot

1517 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-2757

Tadich Grill

240 California Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 391-1849

Yank Sing

101 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 781-1111

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Yuca’s Hut

2056 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 662-1214