America The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There  

Nathan Gibson
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List Rules Vote up the foods that do their states proud.

What food you eat can be as much of a signifier of local pride as wearing a beloved sports team's jersey. Ask residents of any American state, and they'll likely have a strong opinion on what dish exemplifies their region. Arkansas locals might champion their catfish, while Washington prefers salmon. And then there's New York – you guessed it, it's all about the pizza there.

People have strong opinions on their home states, whether they're debating the best TV show or film set there or praising the talents of their preferred home-grown actor. And when it comes to each state's signature foods, it's best to listen to the actual residents voicing opinions on Reddit. These popular dishes may not be official state foods, but they might as well be.

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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
New York – Pizza

"Pizza and bagels, walk into a pizzaria and get a slice it is AMAZING and pizza from anywhere else cant compare." – Redditor /u/swilson19

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Cheesesteak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Brisket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Texas – Brisket

"Basically if it's fried or barbecued then we have it! I would definitely recommend some brisket. No matter where you go in Texas you'll find a place that specializes in brisket." – Redditor /u/Cameronp2016

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Wisconsin – Fried Cheese Curds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Wisconsin – Fried Cheese Curds

"Fried cheese curds, beer battered." – Redditor /u/kornkobcom

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Crab is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Maryland – Crab

"Crabs and Old Bay.....Old Bay on everything." – Redditor /u/The_Phish

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Crawfish tails is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Pulled pork is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
North Carolina – Pulled Pork

"Vinegar based pulled pork barbecue." – Redditor /u/cgbish

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Steak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Nebraska – Steak

"Well Nebraska has the best steaks in the nation." – Redditor /u/TheHotze

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Lobster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Pork ribs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Tennessee – Ribs

"Ribs, wet and dry. BBQ in general. Also Jack Daniels." – Redditor /u/TheGiantLebowski

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Illinois – Deep Dish Pizza is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Illinois – Deep Dish Pizza

"Illinois will bring deep dish pizza! And a heart attack." – Redditor /u/Donthatethaplaya

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Mexican food is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Barbecue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Missouri – Barbecue

"Missouri brings BBQ, maybe burnt ends. because Kansas City had the best barbique [sic] in the world." – Redditor /u/Theskillagod

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BBQ Pork is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Kansas – Barbecued Pork

"Kansas definitely should be pork barbeque specifically." – Redditor /u/daniel_hlfrd

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Mississippi – Fried Catfish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Mississippi – Fried Catfish

"Fried catfish from the Delta." – Redditor /u/ashhole613

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Clam chowder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Minnesota – Jucy Lucy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Minnesota – Jucy Lucy

"Jucy Lucy (I know i spelled Juicy wrong, that is just how it is.) If you don't know, it is basically a burger with cheese inside." – Redditor /u/MrGCar

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Georgia – Chicken And Waffles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Georgia – Chicken And Waffles

"Look, I know we have a lot to offer but the most unique of all of them is Chicken & Waffles. We'll cook up a batch of lemon pepper wings just for us too." – Redditor /u/Grazedaze

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Doughnut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Vermont – Maple Syrup And Donuts

"Maple syrup (sugar on snow) with pickles and homemade donuts." – Redditor /u/poohspiglet

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Nevada – Casino Buffet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Nevada – Casino Buffet

"All you can eat casino buffet." – Redditor /u/o6ijuan

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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Oregon – Berries

"Berries. That's really all we've got, but we really do have the best strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and marionberries. So yeah... we make some good pies I guess." – Redditor /u/stupid_sexyflanders

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South Dakota – Bison Burger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
South Dakota – Bison Burger

Redditor /u/Bassoon_Commie

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West Virginia – Pepperoni Roll... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
West Virginia – Pepperoni Rolls

"Pepperoni rolls. Easily the cheapest, best food ever." – unknown Redditor

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Chili Dogs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Ohio – Chili Dog

"Cincinnati Ohio is chili dogs – hot dog, chili, and cheese." – Redditor /u/eshok

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Ham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Virginia – Ham

"Any type of ham. The occasional warm country ham biscuit w/ either mayo or mustard." – Redditor /u/Eapoe18

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Green chilies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
New Mexico – Green Chile

"New Mexico here, and the state food item is definitely Green Chile, its put on just about everything around here. The best is grown in the Hatch area, and will be labeled as such. If you want a meal centered around Green Chile, look for a Green Chile stew, made with pork." – Redditor /u/RoyalTease

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Avocado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
California – Avocado

"I would assume that because every food with California in the name has them." – Redditor /u/tins1

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Salmon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Washington – Salmon

"With weed butter." – Redditor /u/radpandaparty

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Alabama – Hush Puppies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Alabama – Hush Puppies

Redditor /u/deannd

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Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Iowa – Pork Chops

"Don't forget pork chops, hell we have the Porterhouse of the Pig named after us – the Iowa Chop." – Redditor /u/martybad

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Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
South Carolina – Shrimp And Grits

"Shrimp and grits is a good choice, as long as there is no sausage in your shrimp and grits, otherwise that's Louisiana." - Redditor /u/eigill

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Indiana – Pork Fried Sandwiche... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Indiana – Pork Fried Sandwiches

Redditor /u/Aaronf989

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Arkansas – Catfish And Hush Puppies

"A real [dish] to try is Catfish + Hush puppies from a 'down-home country cooking' kind of place." – Redditor /u/daniel_hlfrd

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Oklahoma – Grilled Onion Burge... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Oklahoma – Grilled Onion Burgers

unknown Redditor

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Venison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Wyoming – Venison

"Wyoming here. We love us some steak. Deer, elk... wild game basically." – Redditor /u/HomieDOESPlayDat

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Maple syrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
New Hampshire – Maple Syrup

"Maple covered everything, also, apples." – unknown Redditor

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Hawaii – Poke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Hawaii – Poke

"Poke and Loco Moco are the two things a miss about the time I spent in Hawaii." – Redditor /u/BigBlack1264

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Idaho – Finger Steaks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Idaho – Finger Steaks

"Finger steaks (breaded, fried steak strips) with fry sauce (a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup)." – Redditor /u/JuDGe3690

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Fudge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Kentucky – Hot Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Kentucky – Hot Brown

"It's called 'A Hot Brown' named after the brown hotel in Louisville. A killer open face, melted cheese, tomato and turkey plate of artery clogging goodness. There are many variations on the theme (there always is with something this good!)." – Redditor /u/gearhead454

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Connecticut – New Haven-Style ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Connecticut – New Haven-Style Pizza

Redditor /u/Hi_Im_Michael_P

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Utah – Fry Sauce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Utah – Fry Sauce

"Fry Sauce. That shiz goes great on a burger." – Redditor /u/pugjared

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Rhode Island – Coffee Milk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Rhode Island – Coffee Milk

Redditor /u/Shteenz

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New Jersey – Pork Roll is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
New Jersey – Pork Roll

"I work in dairy, and people buy $100 worth of pork roll to bring back home." – unknown Redditor

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Florida – Fried Alligator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Florida – Fried Alligator

"Deep-fried gator tail on a stick or NOTHING." – Redditor /u/Caretaker14

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Delaware – Scrapple is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Delaware – Scrapple

"Delaware you have to go with Scrapple and a Dogfish Head beer. Come down during the scrapple festival." – Redditor /u/uderek

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Alaska – Salmon Candy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Alaska – Salmon Candy

"It's the state's signature food, ie the food that they eat most disproportionately in that state. They eat a lot of salmon candy in Alaska and don't really eat it elsewhere." – Redditor /u/noposters

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Rocky Mountain oysters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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North Dakota – Knoephla Soup is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
North Dakota – Knoephla Soup

Redditor /u/OneBFH

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Colorado – Rocky Mountain Oyst... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There
Colorado – Rocky Mountain Oysters

unknown Redditor