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Dining: 48 Iconic Dining Spots for Groups

From TRIPinfo.com's Quarterly Digital Magazine – More

Turtle soup and turtle steak were popular dinner choices for foodies in 1900. That trend didn’t last. The 1950s saw chopped chicken livers on stylish menus; yet by 2000, these dishes and others like them had disappeared from menus along with the restaurants catering to the once popular fads. Our tastes change over time, and what was the fad food in 1900 vanished by 2016.

The oldest surviving business in all 50 states shows many of our nation’s oldest businesses are restaurants or taverns and inns that are also popular for their food.

So, why do some restaurants fail within the first 5 years and others seem stronger than ever after 100 years? They have a special allure – the building, the ambience, the food, the service – that constantly brings new and repeat, loyal customers. These restaurants become local landmarks, dining traditions. Icons.

For this issue we feature many of these classic restaurants based on these factors:

  • Taste: Authentic taste for the area; fresh, local ingredients; prepared in-house; appeal to a variety of palates.

  • History: A look into life in the area; traditions and folklore; who visited the restaurant…when & why; food stories.

  • Experience: A place where groups may make special memories during an evening or over several days. Some restaurants are ideal for formal sit-down dinners and others may be a quick stop on your itinerary.

Each of these 48 iconic dining spots welcome groups. Also, TRIPinfo.com frequently adds more dining selections. Find them here.

Have a great TRIP!

The Pump House Restaurant & Saloon
Fairbanks, Alaska
Established: 1933

The 1890s Gold Rush motif of the Pump House creates a historic and relaxed atmosphere. Popular menu items are Alaskan seafood including salmon, delivered by float plane to their dock, aged prime beef and fresh oysters from Seattle. In summer months, guests sit outside on the decks overlooking the Chena River and wave to passing riverboats or watch float planes land. Banquet room is available.

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The Pump House Restaurant & Saloon

Payne's Soda Fountain
Payne's Soda Fountain
Scottsboro, Alabama
Established: 1869

Step back in time at this nostalgic ice cream parlor and sandwich shop. What began as a drugstore near the Scottsboro railroad depot is now the oldest continually operating business in Scottsboro and the 2nd oldest retail establishment in Alabama. Moving to its current building on the Jackson County Courthouse square in 1882, they soon added a soda fountain. Now, Payne’s is a favorite stop for visitors and locals craving ice cream cones, milkshakes, sundaes, hot dogs or even the 6-inch Dagwood sandwich.

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Murry's Dinner Playhouse
Little Rock, Arkansas
Established: 1967

Great for groups, Murry’s combines perfectly seasoned buffet dinners with professional theater. Some productions even have themed menus. For example, an upcoming show set in England will feature Yorkshire Pudding and other English dishes. The live stage productions feature Broadway musicals and comedies that everyone can enjoy. Groups rates are available for parties of 20 or more.

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Murry's Dinner Playhouse

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El Charro Café
Tucson, Arizona
Established: 1922

Long considered an iconic dining spot in Tucson, El Charro is the oldest continuously owned Mexican restaurant in the nation. Serving award-winning Sonoran-style and Tucson-style Mexican food, the restaurant is in the heart of the El Presidio Historic District. Built in 1896 by a famous stone mason as his residence, his daughter began El Charro Café, and her father’s stone work can be seen throughout the Historic District. Today, 3 locations serve groups from 40 to 70.

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The Musso & Frank Grill
Hollywood, California
Established: 1919

Musso’s is known for its classic menu featuring excellent food, outstanding service and Hollywood history. As Hollywood’s oldest restaurant, the restaurant appears the same today as it did when Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart or Marilyn Monroe were enjoying flannel cakes for breakfast, steaks and chops for dinner in the leather booths or drinking martinis at the mahogany bar. The restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 300 people.

Musso & Frank Grill

Tadich Grill
Tadich Grill
San Francisco, CA
Established: 1849

Tadich Grill is San Francisco’s and California’s oldest restaurant. It is also believed to be the third oldest continuously run restaurant in the United States behind the Union Oyster House (1826) in Boston and Antoine’s Restaurant (1840) in New Orleans. For lunch and dinner, people converge on this financial district landmark to savor the freshest seafood of the day. Seating includes stools at the bar, tables and alcoves with booth seating for 6. Private parties available.

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The Buckhorn Exchange
Denver, Colorado
Established: 1893

On the National Register of Historic Places, The Buckhorn Exchange is Denver’s oldest restaurant. Its founder was a Buffalo Bill scout, friend of Sitting Bull and even hunted with Theodore Roosevelt. A collection of taxidermy, guns and historic celebrity photograph displays illustrate the restaurant’s remarkable history. The menu includes steaks, buffalo, elk, buffalo sausage, rattlesnake and rocky mountain oysters. Two private rooms are available; the entire restaurant may be rented for up to 165 people.

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The Buckhorn Exchange

Louis' Lunch
New Haven, Connecticut
Established: 1895

Claiming the birthplace of America’s most recognized sandwich – the hamburger sandwich, Louis’ Lunch still serves their iconic hamburgers just as they were first served in 1900. The freshly made burgers, consisting of a special blend of five meat varieties, are grilled to order on the original cast-iron grills from 1898. No condiments are offered; the only acceptable garnish is cheese, tomato and onion.

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Louis' Lunch

Bern's Steakhouse
Bern's Steak House
Tampa, Florida
Established: 1956

Bern’s is more of an experience than just a meal. During dinner, guests choose an aged and cooked-to-order steak. While waiting for their meal, guests may tour the kitchen and wine cellar housing 6,800 unique wine labels with over a half million bottles. After dinner, guests retire to the second-floor Dessert Room to relax, enjoy conversation, listen to music and sample one of the 50 dessert choices and 1,000 dessert wines or spirits.

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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant & Waterfront Market
Panama City Beach, Florida
Established: 1967

During its eight-month season from March thru October, the award-winning Capt. Anderson’s is known for serving more fresh local seafood than any other restaurant in Florida. The local tradition is to dine early at this waterfront restaurant and watch the fishing fleets unload their catch. The restaurant seats 725 people and offers seating for small gatherings and large parties.

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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

Georgia State Parks
Georgia State Parks
Statewide Georgia
Established: 1930

From intimate weddings to large family reunions, and from youth campouts to corporate retreats, Georgia’s State Parks have facilities to fit every gathering and budget. The retreat-like atmosphere and variety of activities, all surrounded by scenic beauty, add flavor to each event. Rustic camps and picnic shelters are affordably priced, while retreats such as Smithgall Woods and the Reynolds Mansion are perfect for the most elegant affairs.

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Old Heidelberg
Helen, Georgia
Established: 1975

The first German restaurant in Alpine Helen brings a large selection of German food to Georgia’s third most visited city. Menu choices include schnitzels, sausages, goulash soup, sauerbraten and sandwiches as well as a variety of German beers and wines. The restaurant building is considered to be the most photographed building in Georgia.

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Old Heidelberg

Pirates' House
Pirates' House
Savannah, Georgia
Established: 1753

First opened as an inn for seafarers and a gathering spot for pirates, the Pirates’ House is a sprawling restaurant with 15 separate dining rooms located in the historic Trustees Garden near the Savannah River. Loaded with history and intriguing stories, this renowned restaurant entertains families and groups of all ages. The Pirates’ House serves seafood dishes and popular Southern fare like steaks, ribs and fried chicken. Accommodates groups from 8 to 150.

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Ray's on the River
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Established: 1984

Minutes from downtown Atlanta and near the new Atlanta Braves MLB stadium in the scenic city of Sandy Springs is Ray’s on the River. As one of the few restaurants located on the Chattahoochee River, guests are treated to serene river views while enjoying classic American food like fresh seafood, flown in daily, fine steaks and regionally grown vegetables. For events, the restaurant can accommodate up to 120 guests with several room options.

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Ray's on the River

Breitbach's Country Dining
Balltown, Iowa
Established: 1852

From May through October, Iowa’s oldest restaurant and bar serves freshly prepared, home-style foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Winner of the “American Classics” award from the James Beard Foundation, this family-owned restaurant is located along the Great River Road and provides spectacular views of the Mississippi River and surrounding river valleys. The Event Room seats up to 150 people.

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Breitbach's

St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House
Indianapolis, Indiana
Established: 1902

A tradition since 1902, this downtown Indianapolis landmark is the spot where visiting sports stars, celebrities and politicians dine. Here, Peyton Manning reviewed his first contract with the Indianapolis Colts. While St. Elmo Steak House has earned a reputation for serving great steaks, seafood, chops and providing professional service, the restaurant’s must-have signature dish is the spicy shrimp cocktail. St. Elmo has five private dining rooms with seating for 12 to 70 guests.

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Hays House Restaurant
Council Grove, Kansas
Established: 1857

The Hays House Restaurant is one of Council Grove’s 25 historic sites and one of the town’s 6 landmarks relating to the Santa Fe Trail era when the town was a wagon train rendezvous. Dating to 1857, the restaurant building sits on the Santa Fe Trail – now Main Street. The Hays House serves traditional American cuisine – such as steaks, fried chicken, catfish, fried shrimp – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Hay's House Restaurant

Harbor House
Harbor Restaurant & Tavern
Nancy, Kentucky
Established: 1948

Overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland and Lee’s Ford Marina near Somerset, Kentucky, the award-winning Harbor Restaurant serves a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood for lunch and dinner throughout the year. The restaurant welcomes groups up to 45 people and also delivers to lake cabins and slips.

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Talbott Tavern
Bardstown, Kentucky
Established: 1779

Said to be the nation’s oldest western stagecoach stop when explorers moved westward, this early American stone building has provided shelter, food and drink to historic figures like Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson and Jesse James. The restaurant serves regional specialties including Kentucky Hot Brown, fried chicken, country ham, Bourbon barbecue ribs and, for dessert, chess pie and talbott tavern pie. Large groups are welcome.

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Talbott Tavern

Antoine's Restaurant
Antoine's Restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana
Established: 1840

Antoine’s has been serving its renowned French-Creole cuisine for 5 generations, making it the oldest family run restaurant in the nation. Each of the 14 dining rooms is filled with unique décor showcasing its history. Through the years, Antoine’s has served famous guests like Franklin Roosevelt, Pope John Paul II, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg and Bob Hope. The restaurant hosts private events for up to 700+.

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Union Oyster House
Boston, Massachusetts
Established: 1826

The Union Oyster House became a National Historic Landmark because it is the oldest continually-operating restaurant in the U.S. and the oldest surviving brick building representing Boston’s Georgian Architecture, built circa 1716. Located on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall, the restaurant serves outstanding New England seafood classics such as clam chowder, oysters, mussels, scallops, scrod and lobster. Famous frequent patrons include Daniel Webster and President Kennedy. The Union Oyster House accommodates groups from 20-250 people.

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Union Oyster House

Cock of the Walk
Cock of the Walk
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Established: Late 1970s

One of Ridgeland’s 140 unique dining options is Cock of the Walk, located on the beautiful Ross Barnett Reservoir. The menu features southern favorites such as fried catfish filets plus hushpuppies, collard greens, pickled onions and skillet bread. The casually rustic Cock of the Walk’s theme recalls the region’s old riverboat days when keelboats would fight for the title of “Cock of the Walk” or “Best of the Best.” Private rooms seat 20 to 125 people.

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Harveys
Columbus, Mississippi
Established: 1982

Known locally for great group dining and its friendly staff, Harveys serves traditional American classics as well as Cajun-inspired dishes in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Menu favorites are steaks, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, macaroni & cheese, blackened catfish, shrimp & grits and bread pudding. A private area is available for parties of 35+.

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Harveys

Weidmann's
Weidmann's
Meridian, Mississippi
Established: 1870

Weidmann’s was established by Swiss immigrant Felix Weidmann. In its present location since 1923, the restaurant serves affordable Southern cuisine in a historic setting. One interesting tradition dating to WWII is the locally handmade crock containing peanut butter, a substitute for the era’s scarce butter, and an assortment of crackers sitting on each table. Weidmann’s has two banquet rooms with a seating capacity for 50 and 80 people, respectively.

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Dan'l Boone Inn
Boone, North Carolina
Established: 1959

Dan’l Boone Inn, Boone’s oldest restaurant, occupies one of the oldest and most historic building in downtown Boone. The restaurant serves family style meals starting with salad in the summer and soup in the winter followed by three meats and five vegetables, biscuits, preserves, dessert and a beverage. A country breakfast is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Private dining rooms may be reserved for 15 to 130 people.

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Dan'l Boone Inn

Tapoco River Grill
Tapoco River Grill at the Historic Tapoco Lodge
Robbinsville, NC
Established: 1930

Perched on the banks of the world famous Cheoah River in Western North Carolina, Tapoco River Grill combines the classic pizzeria and American cuisine with beautiful views. Whether dining indoors, at outdoor riverfront tables or in a private dining room, menu favorites include brick oven pizzas, steaks, burgers and, of course, the local Carolina Mountain trout. The historic architecture of the lodge and buildings provides a perfect backdrop for corporate retreats, meetings, group gatherings or weddings.

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Ole Carolina BBQ
Gastonia, North Carolina
Established: 1976

For three generations, this North Carolina family has been serving barbecue. Ole Carolina BBQ offers barbecue pork, beef, chicken and ribs that are slow roasted for hours over hickory wood and seasoned with their special barbecue sauce. Other menu items are Brunswick Stew, hamburger steaks and barbecue salads – salads topped with a choice of barbecue pork, beef or chicken.

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Ole Carolina BBQ

Boulevard Steakhouse
Boulevard Steakhouse
Edmond, Oklahoma
Established: 1998

The Boulevard Steakhouse serves steak, seafood and American fare in a sophisticated atmosphere. Each USDA prime steak is hand-cut, custom-aged and seasoned with a house blended dry rub. As a Wine Spectator winner for the last seven years, Boulevard’s has an extensive wine list. The private dining rooms are available during the day or evening and accommodate 60 guests for a seated dinner or 100 for a standing reception.

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Bluffton Oyster Company
Bluffton, South Carolina
Established: 1899

Sitting beside the May River on land made of oyster shells from 200 years of shucking operations is the family-run Bluffton Oyster Company. A popular tourist attraction, the factory is the last remaining hand-shucking facility and one of the oldest companies in South Carolina. The nearby Bluffton Family Seafood House features their fresh locally caught seafood: oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish and soft shell crabs. Group menus include oyster roasts and lowcountry boils.

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Bluffton Oyster Company

Clark's Inn & Restaurant
Clark's Inn & Restaurant
Santee, South Carolina
Established: 1946

Groups looking for excellent golf and outstanding fishing schedule stops in Santee, off I-95. The family-owned Clark’s Inn & Restaurant helps travelers find nearby golf courses or fishing spots and serves great food. For breakfast, look for eggs, sausage & gravy, buttermilk biscuits and grits. Lunch brings a southern style buffet featuring catfish and southern fried chicken. Dinner presents international fare. With a conference center close by, Clark’s welcomes large and small groups.

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The Middleton Place Restaurant
Charleston, South Carolina
Established: 1928

After touring Middleton Place, home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens, guests may relax and visit the Restaurant. It offers traditional Lowcountry cuisine. The lunch menu includes she-crab soup, shrimp and grits and collard greens, while the dinner menu is more formal matching the elegant atmosphere. All dishes are prepared with seasonal, local and organic ingredients, when possible. A private dining room and courtyard are available for groups.

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Middleton Place

Peddler Steakhouse
The Peddler Steakhouse
Greenville, South Carolina
Established: 1969

A great choice for special occasions, the Peddler combines grilled specialties with a warm, historic atmosphere. The restaurant building was built from stones gathered on the property near Paris Mountain in 1916. Guests are able to select the size and cut of their steak. Other choices are chicken, fish and whole pork tenderloin. All are grilled to specification. Entrees include a trip to the salad bar.

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Sea Captain's House Restaurant
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Established: 1962

Foodies look to the Myrtle Beach area as a growing culinary destination, and one of the area’s 1,800 restaurants is the award-winning restaurant, Sea Captain’s. This landmark restaurant is ideal for guests who want to enjoy an oceanfront view while dining on fresh seafood. During the summer months, people gather on the restaurant’s oceanfront patio and listen to live music. Known as a locals’ favorite, Sea Captain’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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Sea Captain's House Restaurant

Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill
The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill
Aiken, South Carolina
Established: 1898

Rose Hill is a garden estate in downtown Aiken that was built in 1898. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Rose Hill is now an inn. The original horse stable was converted into a restaurant – aptly named The Stables. By keeping all original windows, stall doors and heart pine paneling, its rustic charm was preserved. House specialties include American, Italian and German dishes using fresh local ingredients. Groups and private events are welcome.

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Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Sevierville, Tennessee
Established: 1987

Guests find fresh, locally grown foods prepared in authentic mountain tradition at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, the famous homemade apple fritters, apple butter and applewood juleps are served along with the farm-style dishes. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 6-room house built in 1921 on 65 acres along the banks of the Little Pigeon River in the Smoky Mountains. Reservations are available for groups of 20 or more.

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Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant
The Old Mill Restaurant
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Established: 1830

The Old Mill Restaurant is located next to the historic Old Mill overlooking the Little Pigeon River. The dining rooms offer incredible views of the great water wheel that powers the mill turning below the dam. In fact, ingredients in many of the dishes – like corn bread, pancakes and grits – were ground at that mill. The Old Mill Restaurant serves hearty, classic southern breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

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Barn Door Steakhouse and Pecos Depot Bar
Odessa, Texas
Established: 1963

The rustic Barn Door is well-known for its steaks, big block of cheese & bread and “Billy” the ghost. Dinner customers are treated to hot, homemade bread and a block of cheddar cheese as steaks and seafood are cooked over a charbroil grill in the center of the dining room. Both customers and employees have had sightings of “Billy,” the resident ghost, who has his own seat that no one else may sit in.

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Barn Door Steakhouse and Pecos Depot Bar

Christopher's Wood Grille
Christopher's World Grille
Bryan, Texas
Established: 1999

Chef Christopher Lampo fulfilled his dream in 1999 when he opened Christopher’s World Grille following his restoration of the Andrews House, a circa 1913 farm house. The restoration kept historic features like the original fireplaces and oak floors and added a modern kitchen and 1,800 sq. ft. banquet room with high-tech a/v capabilities. Christopher’s serves prime beef, seafood and Mediterranean cuisine using local, regional and organic ingredients. Four private dining rooms seating up to 144 dinner guests are available.

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Cripple Creek Steakhouse and Saloon
Del Rio, Texas
Established: 1983

Cripple Creek Steakhouse and Saloon recreates the 1800s gold rush theme from the Cripple Creek Saloon in Cripple Creek, Colorado, a former gold-mining town. The restaurant serves mesquite grilled steaks and seafood in a relaxed and rustic atmosphere. Cripple Creek accommodates groups of 20 in the saloon and 40+ in the outdoor patio. Bus parking is available.

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Cripple Creek Restaurant

Hutchins BBQ
Hutchins BBQ
McKinney, Texas
Established: 1978

For almost four decades, the family-owned Hutchins BBQ has been serving Texas barbecue focusing on slowing smoking premium meats over pecan and oak wood 24/7, using fresh local ingredients for their side dishes and developing an outstanding barbecue sauce. The results are numerous awards including being named one of the 50 best BBQ Joints in the World by Texas Monthly. The restaurant also has a location in Frisco and caters events.

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Nicola's Ristorante Italiano
Plano, Texas
Established: 2005

Selecting a restaurant among the 700 dining spots in Plano is difficult. Nicola’s Ristorante Italiano, an award-winning restaurant located at the Shops of Legacy Mall, combines the opportunity for great shopping and dining. Nicola’s serves Italian cuisine using old recipes and fresh ingredients to make pasta on-site and sauces from scratch. The casually sophisticated restaurant accommodates 16 in a private dining room, 92 on the Mezzanine and 250 for a full restaurant buy-out.

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Nicola's Ristorante Italiano

Randy's Steakhouse
Randy's Steakhouse
Frisco, Texas
Established: 1995

This family-owned and operated restaurant is located in the T.J. Campbell home, built in 1869 and on the Texas Historical Registry. The elegant Victorian home was remodeled, carefully preserving its historical ambience, into a full service steakhouse offering prime, hand cut steaks and fresh seafood. Randy’s Steakhouse has seven private dining rooms.

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Settles Grill
Big Spring, Texas
Established: 1930

Once the tallest building between El Paso and Ft. Worth, the historic Hotel Settles has been beautifully restored to showcase the hotel’s original craftsmanship and architectural details. The hotel’s Settles Grill offers West Texas comfort food during breakfast, lunch and dinner making it a popular stop for locals and guests. A private dining room is available for parties up to 20 people.

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Settles Grill

Amerigo's Grille
Amerigo's Grille
The Woodlands, Texas
Established: 1989

One of the oldest restaurants in The Woodlands, Amerigo’s offers Italian-American cuisine featuring innovative preparations of seafood, steak, chicken and veal as well as seasonal Italian specialties. Each dish in this elegant, family-owned restaurant is freshly prepared in-house using premium ingredients. The extensive wine list has over 1,000 selections. Amerigo’s dedicates an entire floor of 5 banquet rooms to private group dining.

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Michie Tavern
Charlottesville, Virginia
Established: 1784


Located 1/2 mile from Jefferson's Monticello, Michie Tavern has accommodated travelers for more than 200 years. Taoday, servers in period attire recreate 18th-century tavern life. The rustic restaurant has a southern lunch dining experience featuring a buffet of southern fried or marinated baked chicken, pork barbecue, stewed tomatoes, black-eyed peas, buttermilk biscuits & more. Tour Groups are well accommodated and Private Dinners are available.

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Michie Tavern

Lakeside Dining Lodge
Lakeside Dining Lodge
ACE Adventure Resort
Minden, West Virginia
Established: 1979

If groups desire outdoor adventure without cooking meals, then ACE Adventure Resort’s Lakeside Dining Lodge is the place to visit. Enjoy this mountain hideaway’s whitewater rafting, zip lining, hiking and biking knowing that meals are waiting anytime during the day. At dinner Sunday thru Friday, groups dine family-style on southern classics, like country fried steak, fried chicken & catfish and pulled pork BBQ; a hot buffet is waiting on Saturday evenings.

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Calacino's Pizzeria
Beckley, West Virginia
Established: 1934

Beckley’s first pizzeria quickly became a local tradition when students gathered to eat the area’s only brick oven pizza and dance to jukebox music. Today, each pizza pie is prepared using freshly made dough, brushed with roasted garlic oil and special seasonings and topped with house made red or white sauce and Italian cheeses before baking in the brick stone oven. Calacino’s has a private party room for special events.

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Calacino's Pizzeria

Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House
Jim's Steak & Spaghetti House
Huntington, West Virginia
Established: 1938

The walls of Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House are covered with photos of presidents and celebrities, such as John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali and Dustin Hoffman, who have visited this regional landmark. Known for high quality food at reasonable prices, customer favorites are the spaghetti, fried haddock, burgers and ribeye steak. This family owned and operated restaurant welcomes celebrations and special events.

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