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The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America

Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?

St. Elmo’s Steak House

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Indianapolis
A classic steakhouse, St. Elmo’s winning fare is its shrimp cocktail, large boiled shrimp served with a fiery sauce made of Missouri-grown, horseradish guaranteed to clear your sinuses. Each entrée is served with your choice of Navy Bean soup, a hearty concoction of beans, ham, tomatoes and parsley, or a glass of tomato juice. Where that tradition came from, no one knows, but its patrons don’t seemed to mind—located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the century-old restaurant is frequented by celebrities, athletes and politicians alike, and the walls are plastered with photos of them.
Website: stelmos.com
Twitter: @stelmo

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