Restaurants The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains  

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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195 85
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

2
177 95
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

3
118 60
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

4
122 64
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

5
120 63
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

6
122 70
LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

7
154 101
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 1168

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115 91
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 782

9
111 88
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places - Number of Locations: 2000

10
89 69
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino - Number of Locations: 140

11
45 29
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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56 37
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Retail

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72 56
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

14
89 89
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 880

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57 44
Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations 232

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88 93
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant

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60 60
Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

18
50 51
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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47 51
O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 270

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46 53
Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations 31

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35 40
Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

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30 31
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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34 42
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage

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48 60
Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 200

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26 25
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors