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TOP 40 CHEAP EATS IN THE U.S. 2011


From sea to shining sea there’s always another great meal waiting to be discovered, even for those who can’t afford the fine dining at our Top 40 selections. We’ve traveled from bright lights to boondocks seeking out culinary treasures that are also easy on the wallet. As equal opportunity eaters from humble burger shacks to chic bistros, we shine the spotlight on the country’s most authentic ethnic dishes, distinctive down-home barbeque and soul-satisfying comfort food. With our 40 all-new top picks, dining on a budget doesn’t mean having to budget your taste. Don’t forget to check out our earlier picks for more money-saving meals!






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AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.

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