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Have You Sampled America's 50 Most Iconic Dishes?



If you're headed out on a cross-country road trip this Summer, make the most of your long hours on the road by skipping the gas station snacks and instead testing out the very best regional cuisine each state has to offer. From Mississippi's decadent mud pie to Texas classic chile con carne, each state has a rich heritage with flavors to match. See how many of these mouthwatering favorites you've already sampled (consumption in the actual state of origin not required) and plan which dishes to conquer next. Happy tasting!

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  1. Alabama: Fried Apple Pie
  2. Alaska: King Crab Legs With Butter
  3. Arizona: Chimichanga
  4. Arkansas: Chicken and Dumplings
  5. California: Cobb Salad
  6. Colorado: Western or Denver Sandwich
  7. Connecticut: New Haven-Style White Clam Apizza
  8. Delaware: Chicken and Sour-Milk Biscuits
  9. Florida: Sandwich Cubano
  10. Georgia: Peach Pie
  11. Hawaii: Spam Musubi
  12. Idaho: Finger Steaks
  13. Illinois: Deep-Dish Pizza
  14. Indiana: Sugar Cream Pie
  15. Iowa: Loose-Meat Sandwich
  16. Kansas: Fried Chicken
  17. Kentucky: Hot Brown
  18. Louisiana: Muffaletta
  19. Maine: Lobster Roll
  20. Maryland: Crab Cake
  21. Massachusetts: New England Clam Chowder
  22. Michigan: Cherry Pie
  23. Minnesota: Juicy Lucy
  24. Mississippi: Mud Pie
  25. Missouri: Kansas City Barbecue
  26. Montana: Bison Burgers
  27. Nebraska: Omaha Steaks
  28. Nevada: Hotel Buffets
  29. New Hampshire: Maple Syrup on Snow
  30. New Mexico: Hatch Green Chiles
  31. New York: Buffalo Wings
  32. North Dakota: Kuchen
  33. New Jersey: Hoagie
  34. North Carolina: Pulled Pork
  35. Ohio: Cincinnati Chili
  36. Oklahoma: Chicken Fried Steak
  37. Oregon: Marionberry Pie
  38. Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak
  39. Rhode Island: Clam Cake
  40. South Carolina: Hoppin' John
  41. South Dakota: Chislic
  42. Tennessee: Mountain Stack Cake
  43. Texas: Beef Chili (Chili Con Carne)
  44. Utah: Jell-O Pretzel Salad
  45. Vermont: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  46. Virginia: Ham Biscuits
  47. Washington: Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
  48. West Virginia: Pepperoni Roll
  49. Wisconsin: Beer Brat
  50. Wyoming: Rocky Mountain Oysters
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