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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?

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Union Oyster House

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
At this eatery, customers can get a taste of history and New England oysters by sliding into the upstairs booth John F. Kennedy once preferred to eat his lobster soup in while reading the newspaper as a congressman. A century before that, the “Great Orator” Daniel Webster regularly enjoyed several plates of raw oysters, washing them down with brandy, at the U-shaped raw bar downstairs. The oldest continuously operating restaurant in the country, the Union Oyster House is famous for its bivalves, which can be served raw, grilled, fried, stewed or Rockefeller. After chowing down, customers can grab a toothpick on their way out, a device reportedly invented at the Boston institution.
Website: unionoysterhouse.com
Twitter: @UnionOysterLink

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