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The must-try food in all 50 states

There are certain dishes throughout the country that are undeniably iconic, specific dishes served at individual restaurants that are absolutely worth the detour — the muffuletta at Central Grocery in New Orleans, for example, or the burger at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven (you can find our list of the 101 most iconic dishes in America here). But for this list, we’re showcasing regional specialties that are somehow just not as good outside of their home state — if you’re even able to find them elsewhere — and highlighting a local restaurant or two that serves the best version. Every state, be it Hawaii or Maine, has at least one dish that every visitor absolutely has to sample before they leave (some are more obvious than others). In many cases, a friendly local will be able to point you in the direction of their personal favorite version, but if not, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn which food is most closely associated with each state, and where to track them down. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)

Dan Myers, The Daily Meal
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