This Is The Best American Restaurant In Virginia

By Jason Hall

May 12, 2022

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A popular chain restaurant is being credited for having the best American comfort food in Virginia.

Love Food compiled a nationwide list ranking the best restaurant serving American classics in every state, which included Macado's as the top choice for Virginia.

"Fans simply know this place as the Do’s. But whatever you call it, Macado’s is a reliable spot for staples like loaded potato skins, burgers, mac 'n' cheese and sticky wings," Love Food wrote. "The first restaurant opened in 1978 in Roanoke and there are now several across the state (as well as one in West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina), each decorated in the same nostalgic, eclectic fashion. It’s especially popular thanks to the reasonable prices, huge portions and home-style cooking."

Here is Love Food's full list of the best dish in every state:

  1. Alabama- Five Bar (various locations)
  2. Alaska- Chicken Shack (Anchorage)
  3. Arizona- Rusconi's American Kitchen (Phoenix)
  4. Arkansas- Louise (Bentonville)
  5. California- Pann's (Los Angeles)
  6. Colorado- Steuben's Uptown (Denver)
  7. Connecticut- Home Restaurant (Branford)
  8. Delaware- Walter's Steakhouse (Wilmington)
  9. Florida- Boca (various locations)
  10. Georgia- Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room (Savannah)
  11. Hawaii- 12th Ave Grill (Honolulu)
  12. Idaho- Honey Eatery and Social Club (Coeur d'Alene)
  13. Illinois- Little Goat Diner (Chicago)
  14. Indiana- The Eagle (Indianapolis)
  15. Iowa- Pullman Bar & Diner (Iowa City)
  16. Kansas- The Anchor (Wichita)
  17. Kentucky- Greyhound Tavern (Fort Mitchell)
  18. Louisiana- Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse (New Orleans)
  19. Maine- Bob's Clam Hut (Kittery)
  20. Maryland- The Chasseur (Baltimore)
  21. Massachusetts- Maddi's Cookery and TapHouse (Worcester)
  22. Michigan- Slows Bar BQ (Detroit)
  23. Minnesota- Hell's Kitchen (Minneapolis)
  24. Mississippi- The Pig & Pint (Jackson)
  25. Missouri- Lambert's Cafe (various locations)
  26. Montana- Black Iron Grill & Rotisserie (Miles City)
  27. Nebraska- Little Ted's Pub & Grill (Nebraska City)
  28. Nevada- Big B's Texas BBQ (Henderson)
  29. New Hampshire- Red Arrow Diner (Manchester)
  30. New Jersey- Tops Diner (East Newark)
  31. New Mexico- Nexus Brewery & Restaurant (Albuquerque)
  32. New York- Rocco Steakhouse (New York City)
  33. North Carolina- Haberdish (Charlotte)
  34. North Dakota- Kroll's Diner (various locations)
  35. Ohio- Golden Lamb (Lebanon)
  36. Oklahoma- Redrock Canyon Grill (various locations)
  37. Oregon- Screen Door (Portland)
  38. Pennsylvania- Bud & Marilyn's (Philadelphia)
  39. Rhode Island- Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille (various locations)
  40. South Carolina- Millers All Day (Charleston)
  41. South Dakota- The Millstone Family Restaurants (Rapid City and Spearfish)
  42. Tennessee- The Stillery (Nashville)
  43. Texas- West Texas Chophouse (El Paso)
  44. Utah- Station 22 Cafe (Provo)
  45. Vermont- Prohibition Pig (Waterbury)
  46. Virginia- Macado's (various locations)
  47. Washington- Metropolitan Grill (Seattle)
  48. West Virginia- Wood Iron Eatery (Fayetteville)
  49. Wisconsin- Little Diner Xpress (Appleton)
  50. Wyoming- Johnny J's Diner (Casper)
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