27 Amazing Bacon Dishes Across America
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26 Amazing Bacon Dishes Across America

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27 Amazing Bacon Dishes Across America
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Ah, bacon — a food that's been so sinfully delicious, so versatile, and so ubiquitous for so long that it transcends trendiness. Served across America with chocolate, piled high on burgers, and wrapped around everything from dates to quail legs, the endlessly creative presentations are both eye-popping and mouthwatering. A little bacon never hurt anyone, and these restaurants really bring it home.

Related: The Price of Bacon the Year You Were Born

Black Pig Bacon Caramel Popcorn at Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol, CA
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Black Pig Bacon Caramel Popcorn

Zazu Kitchen + Farm
Sebastopol, California 
You can have a variety of bacon delicacies at Zazu Kitchen + Farm, a restaurant that specializes in all things pork related. But one of the most highly recommended options at this Sonoma County establishment is the Black Pig Bacon Caramel Popcorn. The crunchy yet fluffy snack is coated with caramel toffee glaze and sprinkled with bits of the restaurant's signature applewood-smoked uncured bacon. The resulting combination is salty and sweet.

House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon at Prime & Provisions in Chicago, IL
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House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon

Prime & Provisions
Chicago 
Ordinary bacon dishes have a hard time measuring up to this dish served at the steakhouse Prime & Provisions in the Windy City. This meaty monstrosity involves a 7-ounce piece of bacon topped with Michigan maple syrup and dark chocolate. It's one of those dishes you have to try to truly understand the sweet and savory juxtaposition.

Stuffed Medjool Dates at The Patio Restaurant & Bar at the Hills in Yuma, AZ
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Stuffed Medjool Dates

The Patio Restaurant & Bar at the Hills 
Yuma, Arizona 
The Patio chef Alex Trujillo serves Medjool dates, a regional specialty item, stuffed with crispy bacon and blue cheese and finishes the masterpiece with a chipotle sauce. As the restaurant likes to say about this dish: Sharing is caring.

Devils on Horseback at Therapy in Las Vegas, NV
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Devils on Horseback

Therapy
Las Vegas
In over-the-top Las Vegas, Therapy goes all in with the Devils on Horseback appetizer: soft truffled goat cheese and almond-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon and served on Romesco sauce.

Thick Cut Bacon Au Poivre at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in New York
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Thick-Cut Bacon Au Poivre

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
New York, Dallas, and 14 other cities
While Del Frisco's is best known for hand-cut steaks, the restaurant also has a special touch when it comes to bacon. Its not-to-miss bacon offering involves coating applewood-smoked bacon in a bourbon molasses glaze and topping it with thinly sliced pickled Fresno chilies.

Nose Dive Gastropub
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Candied Bacon Brownie

Nose Dive Gastropub
Greenville, South Carolina 
The bacon indulgence at Nose Dive involves warm, rich chocolate brownie topped with the salty and sweet taste of caramel popcorn and a chocolate caramel sauce and served with peanut butter ice cream.

Bacon Loves Lobster Roll at BarBacon in New York, NY
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Bacon Loves …

BarBacon
New York
This restaurant gives bacon its due, starting with the name. One of the most recommended options at BarBacon is the Bacon Loves Lobster Roll, mixing Maine lobster with bacon lardons and chive mayo on a brioche bun. But that's a summertime item, and even then available Mondays only. If you miss it, you might have to make do with a Bacon Loves Lobster Corn Chowder or Bacon Loves Crab Cake.

Our Notorious Bacon Sundae at Green Goddess Restaurant in New Orleans, LA
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Notorious Bacon Sundae

Green Goddess Restaurant
New Orleans 
The Green Goddess Restaurant offers Creole Creamery coffee pecan-brittle ice cream topped with a creamy bacon caramel sauce, Nueske's applewood bacon, and smoked whipped cream — with a cherry on top, of course.

Millionaire's Bacon
Deerfield Golf Club

Millionaire's Bacon

Deerfield Golf Club
Newark, Delaware 
The tiny state of Delaware has a big thing for bacon, according to locals. And one of the tastiest ways it is served can be found at Deerfield Golf Club, where the brunch menu includes Millionaire's Bacon. With a name like that, it has to be special. The dish involves crisp bacon infused with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar.

Bacon-Wrapped Quail Legs at Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Bloomington, MN
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Bacon-Wrapped Quail Legs

Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Bloomington, Minnesota 
If you find yourself at the Mall of America and would like to expand your bacon-tasting adventures, don't miss the bacon-wrapped quail legs at Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. The appetizer also features duck sausage and sweet cherry chutney.

Le Grande BLT at Flour Shoppe Café in Rockville Centre, NY
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Le Grande BLT

Flour Shoppe Café
Rockville Centre, New York 
There are BLTs, and then there's the Le Grande BLT served at Flour Shoppe Café. What makes this sandwich so special is its thick-cut bacon, which is slathered with maple syrup before being baked in the oven. In case that's not enough bacon, the sandwich includes bacon jam.

Bacon Picks at Severin Bar in Indianapolis, IN
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Bacon Picks

Severin Bar
Indianapolis 
The Severin Bar at the Omni Severin hotel in downtown Indy is known for its signature Bacon Picks — Indiana-produced bacon served on skewers with one of four house-made sauces: Bourbon-Maple, Apple Butta BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, or Red Hot.

The Bacon Lover at The Gastro Pig in Oakland, CA
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Bacon Sandwich

The Gastro Pig
Oakland, California 
True bacon lovers won't blush at ordering this sandwich by its actual name during a Gastro Pig brunch. Ingredients include a brioche roll, applewood-smoked bacon, an over-easy egg, cheddar cheese, and smoky Aleppo oil.

Garlic Parmesan Bacon To Go at Saint Marc Pub-Café, Bakery and Cheese Affinage in Huntington Beach, CA
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Garlic Parmesan Bacon to Go

Saint Marc Pub-Café, Bakery and Cheese Affinage
Huntington Beach, California
Garlic Parmesan bacon, apple pie bacon, habanero bacon ... the options are many at the bacon bar at Saint Marc's, where customers can walk up and order several different types of bacon by the slice. There are also bacon-covered jalapeños, dates, and artichokes.

Breakfast Sushi at Fig Tree Café in San Diego, CA
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Breakfast Sushi

Fig Tree Café
San Diego 
Sushi is probably not first thing that comes to mind when pondering creative uses for bacon, but at San Diego's Fig Tree Café, the Breakfast Sushi involves three thick bacon rolls (baked with brown sugar and paprika) filled with rice, scrambled eggs, and scallions.

Dogzilla at Burntzilla in Irvine, CA
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Dogzilla

Burntzilla
Irvine, California 
Now for an entirely new take on the all-American hot dog. At Burntzilla, the Dogzilla combines an all-beef mini frank topped with avocado, grilled onions, teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayo, furikake seasoning, and, most important, crispy bacon.

Bacon Old Fashioned at The Patterson House in Nashville, TN
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Bacon Old Fashioned

The Patterson House
Nashville, Tennessee 
The Patterson House is one of the most legendary cocktail bars in the country, and the Bacon Old Fashioned is a specialty, with maple-syrup-bacon-infused Four Roses bourbon and an orange rind garnish.

PB&J at The Butchery in Orange County, CA
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PB&J

The Butchery
Orange County, California 
Get the kids started early. The Butchery, with four locations in Orange County, serves gourmet sandwiches made to order. One of the most popular selections is the PB&J, with peanut butter, honey, pepper jam, and stacks of crispy smoked bacon.

Sizzling Bacon at Peter Luger in Brooklyn
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Sizzling Bacon

Peter Luger Steak House
Brooklyn, New York
Peter Luger, established in 1887, is best known for huge porterhouse steaks that serve two or four people. Its by-the-slice bacon appetizer is cut extra-thick and hailed by diners as a “must.”

Related: 25 Steakhouses That Are Worth the Splurge

Bacon Cheeseburger Fries at Fat Sal's in Los Angeles
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Bacon Cheeseburger Fries

Fat Sal's
Los Angeles
Fat Sal's is a deli known for its giant bacon-filled sandwiches and over-the-top milkshakes. Its bacon cheeseburger fries are topped with chopped bacon and hamburger patties, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and creamy Fat Sauce for a treat of heart-stopping delight.

The Laundry in Fenton, Michigan
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Bacon 'n' Brie Pancakes

The Laundry
Fenton, Michigan
The Laundry does its best to emulate Paris in the middle of The Mitten. The pork 'n' porridge, breakfast pizza, and Applewood ham steaks may not be incredibly Parisian, but they're joined by a tempting menu of more than 110 cocktails. The award-winning bacon and brie pancakes are a nod to European flavor and slathered with praise by those who have ordered them.

The MAC at Bacon in Boise, Idaho
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The MAC

Bacon
Boise, Idaho
Downtown Boise's Bacon offers five varieties of bacon and claims to move 8 tons of it each year in omelets, lasagna, and meatballs (and much else). Its signature macaroni and cheese dish, The MAC, has been hailed as among the best in the country by Food & Wine magazine. Its bacon shots and bacon bloody Marys, which come in regular, spicy, and “pissed-off” versions, also have a following.

The Nest, Bellflower, California
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Bacon Waffle

The Nest
Bellflower, California
Located just southeast of downtown Los Angeles, The Nest serves up breakfast fare, some gravy-laden comfort food and some healthier. On the former end is the standout Bacon Waffle, made of batter with bacon crumbles mixed in. The exclamation point of the dish is its bacon whiskey syrup. Not that hungry? There's a small-plates version, too. 


Bacon Pretzel Fury
Busch Gardens

Bacon Pretzel Fury

Twisted Tails Pretzels
Pantopia at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida
Soft pretzels are one of the quintessential fair and theme park foods, but this amusement park eatery has figured out how to push the envelope, braiding a long soft pretzel around a couple of thick, juicy slices of bacon. Like all the best bad-but-oh-so-good fair foods, it comes on a stick for ultimate portability.

Hank's Haute Dogs
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Lobster Fat Boy

Hank's Haute Dogs
Honolulu and Lahaina, Hawaii

Gourmet twists are evident everywhere at Hank's, from the meat (wagyu and rabbit make it onto the menu) to the sides and desserts (including white-truffle mac and cheese and crème brûlée). On weekends you can get a lobster dog — a lobster, shrimp, and fish sausage seared in butter — and the Lobster Fat Boy, a bacon-wrapped lobster dog deep-fried and topped with garlic aioli, tomato, and lettuce.

The Bad Ass BLT at Dr. Field Goods in Santa Fe, NM
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Bad Ass BLT

Dr. Field Goods
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The name of this menu item pretty much says it all. But there are a few key details to know: The sandwich features a 9-ounce ground bacon patty roasted in a wood-fired oven and served on house-made bread with mayonnaise, locally grown tomatoes, and lettuce. Dr. Field Goods encourages patrons to add a fried egg to this local favorite to complete the experience.