The Best Places To Eat Wherever You're Traveling To This Summer
Summer is here in full swing, which means it’s time to travel and explore cities around the country. But, what is a vacation without eating delicious food? Of course, we have found some of the best restaurants in different cities that are either secret gems or some hot spots everyone is raving about. Not to mention, we have a variety of restaurants ranging from budget friendly to something more extravagant. Foxxtales has put together the ultimate Travel Foodie Guide with diverse cuisines for your taste buds. If you are spending time this summer in cities like ATL, San Fran, and NYC just to name a few this guide will help you out.
By Brianna allen
Where else can you get tacos, seafood, and burgers all in one? They have three locations in the Chicago area near Lakeview, Wicker Park and River North and were even featured on the Food Network’s show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Big & Little’s definitely has it all.
$$ Twin Anchors
This old-school barbecue spot has the best ribs ever. Seriously, they are unreal. Located in Old Town and founded in 1932, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the city of Chicago.
This American cuisine is amazing thanks to the Executive Chef and Bravo’s Top Chef winner, Stephanie Izard. Safe to say you’re in great hands here. Very trendy place, in West Loop which is a fun area to hangout after dinner. It even made The Diner’s Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
The urban food hall and shopping mall is a great place to try a bunch of different foods. From the spice market to bakeries they have it all. This is a fun place to shop around during the day and you may even run into a pop up shop or sample sale. Be sure to stop at the Doughnuttery for some fresh and warm donuts to go!
$$ Blvd Bistro
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Harlem’s neighborhood located at the bottom of a brownstone. If you are uptown in Manhattan this is a great Soul Food restaurant that tastes exactly like your grandmother’s home cooked meal. It was also voted #1 Soul Food in America by the Food Network.
$$ Black Tap
Known for the over the top milkshakes and delicious burgers. Even with three locations in Midtown, Soho and Lower East Side the line is still insane, but worth the wait! I must say the Cookie Shake and The Mexico City burger are personal favorite.
$$$ Catch NYC
This seafood restaurant located in the Meatpacking District is known as a celebrity hot spot. It has a very fun upbeat atmosphere for dining as well as enjoying the bar or rooftop views.
Similar to, New York’s Chelsea Market, Ponce City Market has lots of options for food and eateries. Known as the “South’s Best Food Stop,” the market offers a variety of dine-in restaurants, grab-and-go options and even an elevated beer garden. You can find basically any type of food here!
This place is the ultimate Southern comfort food in Atlanta. It has become a tourist attraction named after Aunt Pittypat from, “Gone with the Wind.” The restaurant has a very traditional look that makes you feel right at home! Don’t forget to try their famous cocktail mint juleps, you won’t regret it.
$$$ St. Cecilia
Located in Buckhead, St. Cecilia gives you a taste of the cuisine along the coastline of Spain, France and Italy all in one place. The menu serves very authentic Italian food, but it is specifically a great place for seafood and pasta lovers.
If you are in Nashville, you cannot forget about the famous Pancake Pantry. They have every pancake you can imagine (the sweet potato pancake is a personal favorite). It is located right near Vanderbilt University, so it gets crowded on the weekends with Vandy students and families. Make sure to go very early to beat the rush!
This fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food! Not to mention, you must top off your meal with banana pudding or peach cobbler. This restaurant is a super casual environment with authentic homemade Southern food that will leave you very full.
Not only is the brunch, lunch AND dinner absolutely incredible, this trendy spot also offers a bowling alley, Bocce ball outside, and board games. This place is a go to for some good food and entertainment.
$$$$ The Catbird Seat
This place is a splurge, but so worth it! They have an eclectic menu that changes seasonally and perfect wine pairings to go with their dishes. It is a great anniversary spot to take your special someone. Also, located on Music Row you can even catch some live music or hit the bar scene right after.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar serves their Latin-influenced cuisine food tapas style, which is in the Arts district. It is also a popular lunch spot to view famous artists’ work, listen to live music or if you are in town for Art Basel in Miami you should check this place out.
Everyone who’s anyone is seen at Carpaccio. The restaurant has every Italian option ranging from pizza, seafood and any type of pasta you could imagine. It is a classic spot for Miami locals that always has a line down the street at the Bal Harbor Mall.
Two words. Fried Chicken. This is the best place to get Southern food in Miami Beach. It is a bit more high-end than your average fried chicken spot, because it is farm-to-table Southern comfort food, but it is amazing.
The best place for a burger and beer combo before a Giant’s game is definitely Red’s Java House. Located on the waterside, it has great views of the Bay Area as well. Not to mention, this spot has been up and running since 1955 and is also very affordable too.
This must-have brunch spot isn’t your typical boozy brunch, but the food is to die for. The neighborhood American bistro offers a variety of food on their menu that there is something for everyone. Their burgers are absolutely phenomenal; the brunch burger option comes highly recommended.
$$$ Tadich Grill
This is the oldest restaurant not only in San Fran, but in California as well. The old-school spot has been in business for over 160 years serving quality seafood dishes made from scratch at 5am every morning. This classic spot is historic and should not be missed when traveling to the west coast.