These Are the Best Chain Restaurants in America

From the freshest food to the most decadent dessert menus, TripAdvisor has ranked the best chain restaurants in the United States for 2019.

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Blur modern hipster open coffee shop, self-serve bakeries in USA.
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When choosing where to eat, everyone knows that the best way to pick a restaurant is to look at the reviews. That’s exactly what TripAdvisor did to compile their list of the best chain restaurants in America. Read on for the top spots based on the quantity and quality of reviews over the last year—you might be surprised by #1!

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Building facade of the popular Blaze Pizza restaurant. Image was captured after sunset in Pasadena, California USA
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10. Blaze Pizza

The fastest-growing chain in history, Blaze Pizza lets you build a completely custom pie. With seven cheeses and meats, 17 different veggies and 10 sauces to choose from, there’s an option for everybody. Need some topping inspo? Here are 25 creative combinations that are surprisingly delicious.

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A store front sign for the restaurant known as Corner Bakery Cafe
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9. Corner Bakery Cafe

Three words: breakfast all day. That’s what you’ll find at Corner Bakery Cafe (along with a line-up of soups, salads and sandwiches). Fuel up with one of the egg scramblers, which come with good-for-you mix-ins and a side of hearty harvest toast.

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Jason's Deli Sign
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8. Jason’s Deli

Healthy eaters rejoice! The options are (basically) endless at Jason’s famously fresh salad bar. If you’re struggling to decide, here are plenty of salads that are filling enough to make a meal.

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First Watch restaurant
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7. First Watch The Daytime Cafe

You won’t find any microwaves or deep fryers in the kitchen at First Watch, where breakfast, brunch and lunch are all made to order with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients. Speaking of brunch, these are the best mid-day meals you should be making.

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In-N-Out Burger fast food restaurant in Westwood, California.
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6. In-N-Out Burger

There’s a good reason In-N-Out Burger, with just over 300 total locations, has such a cult following. It’s mostly due to the not-so-secret menu which features mouthwatering items like the ever-popular “animal style” burger dripping with secret sauce.

Psst: Here are eight surprising things you probably didn’t know about In-N-Out.

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The Mellow Mushroom is a chain of restaurants specializing in pizza, sandwiches, salads, and beer.

5. Mellow Mushroom

Step into a Mellow Mushroom and you’ll instantly be transported back in time. All of their delicious artisan pizzas—stone-baked to perfection—are made with their famous buttery, Parmesan-sprinkled crust as the base.

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Exterior of Texas Roadhouse restaurant location.
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4. Texas Roadhouse

Come for the steak, stay for the melt-in-your-mouth rolls. The soft, pillowy hunks of dough smeared with freshly churned cinnamon honey butter are worth the wait on a busy Saturday night. You can also whip up one of these Texas Roadhouse copycat recipes at home.

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Bonefish Grille is a chain of upscale restaurants featuring fresh seafood.
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3. Bonefish Grill

As its name suggests, seafood is the specialty at Bonefish Grill. But there’s one dish in particular that’s captured the hearts (and stomachs) of diners: Bang Bang Shrimp. A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, the Asian-flavored appetizer is a must-order.

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Cheesecake factory in San Diego

2. The Cheesecake Factory

Skip dinner and go straight to dessert at this indulgent eatery, which boasts a staggering 34 flavors of creamy, decadent cheesecake, from chocolate chip cookie dough to lemon meringue to red velvet. Craving a slice? See what tasty copycat Cheesecake Factory recipes you can make at home.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House Restaurant.
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1. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

The secret behind crave-worthy steaks at Ruth’s Chris? They’re cooked in butter until juicy and tender. If you want to try to cook your own filet at home, follow this professional chef’s steps for a better steak.

Amanda Tarlton
Amanda has more than a decade of media experience, specifically in product testing in the cooking and lifestyle space. As a freelancer for Taste of Home, Amanda writes mostly about foodie finds, home and lifestyle goods and cooking and baking utensils that make life easier (and more fun!). Outside of freelancing, Amanda is the executive editor of commerce at Field & Stream.
When she's not working, Amanda is on the lookout for the best pizzas in town or testing out secret menu items at restaurants and coffee shops.