This Is The Most Historic Fast Food Joint In Virginia

By Jason Hall

October 21, 2022

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A Norfolk restaurant is being credited as the most historic fast food joint in Virginia.

Love Food compiled a list of the most historic fast food joints in every U.S. state, which included Doumar's Cones and Barbecue as the top choice for Virginia.

"According to legend, at least, Abe Doumar invented the waffle cone at the 1904 World’s Fair when he bought a waffle from one vendor and topped it with ice cream from another," Love Food wrote. "Doumar transferred his idea to his own string of ice cream stands, which eventually grew into the family business that is Doumar’s Barbecue. Today the restaurant still serves hand-rolled waffle cones, as well as pork barbecue and hamburgers."

Love Food's full list of the most historic fast food joints in every state is included below:

  1. Alabama- Chris' Famous Hotdogs
  2. Alaska- Lucky Wishbone
  3. Arizona- Lucky Wishbone
  4. Arkansas- Jones Bar-B-Que
  5. California- A&W
  6. Colorado- Cherry Cricket
  7. Connecticut- Louis' Lunch
  8. Delaware- Deerhead Hot Dogs
  9. Florida- Georgia Pig
  10. Georgia- Nu-Way Weiners
  11. Hawaii- Rainbow Drive-In
  12. Idaho- Hudson's Hamburgers
  13. Illinois- Cozy Dog Drive-In
  14. Indiana- Fort Wayne Famous Coney Island
  15. Iowa- Taylor's Maid-Rite
  16. Kansas- Bobo's Drive-In
  17. Kentucky- Mike Linnig's Restaurant
  18. Louisiana- Parkway Bakery and Tavern
  19. Maine- Red's Eats
  20. Maryland- Thrasher's French Fries
  21. Massachusetts- Casey's Diner
  22. Michigan- American Coney Island
  23. Minnesota- Lakeview Drive Inn
  24. Mississippi- Borroum's Drug Store and Soda Fountain
  25. Missouri- Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
  26. Montana- RB Drive-In
  27. Nebraska- Lee's Chicken
  28. Nevada- Gold 'n' Silver Inn
  29. New Hampshire- Moe's Italian Sandwiches
  30. New Jersey- White Manna Hamburgers
  31. New Mexico- Blake's Lotaburger
  32. New York- Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
  33. North Carolina- Roast Grill Hot Wieners
  34. North Dakota- Sammy's Pizza
  35. Ohio- Kewpee Hamburgers
  36. Oklahoma- Hamburger King
  37. Oregon- Roake's
  38. Pennsylvania- Ricci's Hoagies
  39. Rhode Island- Olneyville New York System
  40. South Carolina- Groucho's Deli
  41. South Dakota- Zesto
  42. Tennessee- Dyer's Burgers
  43. Texas- Lankford Grocery
  44. Utah- Arctic Circle
  45. Vermont- Al's French Frys
  46. Virginia- Doumar's Cones and Barbecue
  47. Washington- Zip's by the Cable Bridge
  48. West Virginia- Coleman's Fish Market
  49. Wisconsin- Kopp's Frozen Custard
  50. Wyoming- Red Baron Drive-In
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