Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too much fine dining. If we ate every meal at a Top 40 restaurant, we would lose our perspective on what makes them so special, and we'd also lose our credit rating! Sometimes we just want a simple but satisfying bite, or we need to stretch our dining dollars. These 40 top picks from coast-to-coast are places where you can enjoy a good meal without needing a loan to pay the check. Some are seasoned and simple, while others are cult-classic cool, but they all will please your palate and your pocketbook.