restaurants The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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A list of bar & grill restaurant chains. Sit down bar and grill chains from throughout the United States are included. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. This list focuses primarily on sit-down restaurants and bar and grill restaurant chains.

Fast Food establishments will receive their own list. That said, a few fast food restaurant chains have been included. The idea of a chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders". By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

What the top bar and grill restaurant chains? What are the best bar & grill chains in America? That depends entirely on your point of view. Vote for the best bar chains in America that have good food and add any to the list that may be missing. 

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The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
LongHorn Steakhouse Restaurant

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Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

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Chili's is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Chili's Restaurant - Number of Locations: 1168

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Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Red Robin Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Olive Garden Restaurant

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Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant, Hotel, Casino - Number of Locations: 140

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Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Dave & Buster's Restaurant

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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant - Number of Locations: 782

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Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant - Number of Locations: 880

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Hooters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Hooters Restaurant

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Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Applebee’s International, Inc. Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places - Number of Locations: 2000

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Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Carrabba's Italian Grill Restaurant - Number of Locations 232

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Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
O'Charley's Restaurant - Number of Locations: 270

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Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Steak 'n Shake Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Houlihan's Restaurant

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Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Logan's Roadhouse Restaurant

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BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage

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Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Retail

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Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Bennigan's Restaurant - Number of Locations 31

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Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Famous Dave's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Uno Chicago Grill Restaurant - Number of Locations: 200

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Cheese Burger in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Joe's Crab Shack Restaurant

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Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant

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Black Bear Diner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Black Bear Diner Number of locations 68

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Planet Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Planet Hollywood Restaurant - Number of Locations 16

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Champps Americana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Champps Americana Restaurant

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Smokey Bones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Smokey Bones Restaurant

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Pizza Ranch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Pizza Ranch Restaurant

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Dick's Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Dick's Last Resort Restaurant

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Space Aliens Grill & Bar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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Carino's Italian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Carino's Italian Restaurant

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Max & Erma's is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Max & Erma's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Taco Mac is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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Heart Attack Grill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Heart Attack Grill Fast food - Number of Locations: 1

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Earls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Earls Restaurant - Number of Locations: 52