10 Classic American Dishes You Need To Try On Your US Tour

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A quintessential American favourite, made of a ground meat patty served in a bun, often accompanied by lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and condiments like ketchup and mustard.

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Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy and cheesy macaroni pasta is a beloved comfort food in the United States, often served as a side dish or as a main course.

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Barbecue Ribs

Slow-cooked and smothered in tangy barbecue sauce, barbecue ribs are a staple of American cuisine, especially in the southern states.

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New England Clam Chowder

A hearty soup made with clams, potatoes, onions, and cream, New England clam chowder is a classic dish from the northeastern region of the United States.

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Buffalo Wings

Deep-fried chicken wings coated in a spicy buffalo sauce and typically served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, buffalo wings are a popular appetizer or snack.

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Southern Fried Chicken

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, southern fried chicken is a beloved dish across the United States, often served with mashed potatoes, gravy, and coleslaw.

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Apple Pie

A symbol of American tradition, apple pie consists of a flaky crust filled with sweetened apples and spices, often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Unlike traditional thin-crust pizzas, Chicago deep dish pizza features a thick, buttery crust filled with layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings baked in a deep dish pan. It is Chicago's formidable competition to the traditional New York slice. 

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Tex-Mex Chilli

A hearty and flavorful stew made by Texans of Mexican descent, this dish includes ground meat, beans, tomatoes, chilli peppers, and spices. Tex-Mex chilli is a staple comfort food in Texas and beyond, often served with cornbread or over rice.

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