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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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Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
LongHorn Steakhouse Restaurant

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

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T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant - Number of Locations: 782

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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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Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant, Hotel, Casino - Number of Locations: 140

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Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Hooters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Hooters Restaurant

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Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Ruby Tuesday Restaurant - Number of Locations: 880

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

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

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Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Retail

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Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Steak 'n Shake Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Bennigan's Restaurant - Number of Locations 31

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Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Logan's Roadhouse Restaurant

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Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Famous Dave's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage

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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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Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Joe's Crab Shack Restaurant

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Cheese Burger in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Cheese Burger in Paradise Restaurant

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IHOP is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added IHOP Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

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Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant

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Denny's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Denny's Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Planet Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Planet Hollywood Restaurant - Number of Locations 16

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Pizza Ranch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Pizza Ranch Restaurant

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Black Bear Diner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Black Bear Diner Number of locations 68

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Smokey Bones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Smokey Bones Restaurant

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Champps Americana is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Champps Americana Restaurant

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Dick's Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Dick's Last Resort Restaurant

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Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment

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Arirang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Arirang

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Max & Erma's is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added Taco Mac

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Heart Attack Grill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Heart Attack Grill Fast food - Number of Locations: 1

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Carino's Italian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Carino's Italian Restaurant

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Space Aliens Grill & Bar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Space Aliens Grill & Bar

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Earls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Earls Restaurant - Number of Locations: 52