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

"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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1,014 226
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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1,040 248
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"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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931 239
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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779 217
Crab is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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821 257
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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699 229
Pulled pork is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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620 194
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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768 279
Illinois – Deep Dish Pizza is listed (or ranked) 9 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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545 176
Steak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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589 203
Pork ribs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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606 222
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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424 158
BBQ Pork is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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483 202
Barbecue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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451 203
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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463 217
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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422 211
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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471 251
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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351 197
Doughnut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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350 200
Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"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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360 212
Nevada – Casino Buffet is listed (or ranked) 21 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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297 182
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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440 298
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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327 216
West Virginia – Pepperoni Roll... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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408 284
Chili Dogs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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330 227
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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306 209
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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

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

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334 243
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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264 187
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"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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318 241
Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"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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265 200
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

"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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265 201
Oklahoma – Grilled Onion Burge... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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292 229
Indiana – Pork Fried Sandwiche... is listed (or ranked) 34 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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229 175
Maple syrup is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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235 191
Venison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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

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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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307 289
Fudge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Food In Each State, According To People Who Actually Live There

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Idaho – Finger Steaks is listed (or ranked) 39 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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176 226
Connecticut – New Haven-Style ... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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192 256
Kentucky – Hot Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 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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172 230
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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161 223
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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160 246
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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102 243
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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105 259
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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120 300
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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78 254
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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117 476
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