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TOP 40 CHEAP EATS IN THE U.S. 2008

Top 40 Cheap Eats in the U.S.

From authentic Cuban cuisine in Miami to homemade sausage in the Sonoma Valley, we've traveled the nation's highways and byways searching for the very best high-quality meals where prices hold steady. Our top spots keep the dollar signs in check at $$ or less. Some of these sweet spots sport chic interiors, communal tables and unique surroundings. Whether our picks are undiscovered finds or old family favorites, one thing remains the same: you'll get a square meal at a great deal with change to spare.



ATLANTA
Top FLR

ATLANTIC CITY
Irish Pub

BALTIMORE
b

BOSTON
Ten Tables

CENTRAL COAST
Novo

CHICAGO
Urbanbelly

CLEVELAND
Li Wah

DALLAS/FT. WORTH
Toulouse Café & Bar

DETROIT
Antonio's Cucina Italiana

DENVER/COLORADO SPRINGS
Vesta Dipping Grill

GREENWICH
Papaya Thai and Asian BBQ

HARTFORD
Claire's Corner Copia

HAWAII
Ono Hawaiian Foods

HOUSTON
D'Amico's Italian Market

LAS VEGAS
Lotus of Siam

LOS ANGELES
Orris

MIAMI
Islas Canarias

MINNEAPOLIS
Brasa Premium Rotisserie

MONTEREY/ CARMEL
Red House Café

NAPA/ SONOMA
Bovolo

NEW ORLEANS
Parkway Bakery & Tavern

NEW YORK
Fatty Crab

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars

OKLAHOMA CITY
Leo's Original BBQ

ORANGE COUNTY
Taco Mesa

ORLANDO
Hot Dog Heaven

PALM SPRINGS
Jake's Ready-To-Eat

PHILADELPHIA
Shank's & Evelyn's

PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE
Matt's Big Breakfast

PITTSBURGH
The Café at the Frick

PORTLAND
Toro Bravo

SACRAMENTO
Opa! Opa!

SAN ANTONIO
The Sandbar Fish House & Market

SAN DIEGO
Vincent's

SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA
Namu

SANTA BARBARA
La Super-Rica Taqueria

SEATTLE
Tamarind Tree

ST. LOUIS
Frazer's

TAMPA BAY
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Hitching Post





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