Chain 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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226 102
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
2
207 118
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
150 82
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
4
151 85
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant
5
140 82
LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
6
138 79
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant
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175 118
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 1168
8
131 104
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
75 52
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Retail
10
59 40
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing
11
87 68
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
12
127 110
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 2000
13
96 81
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino
Number of Locations: 140
14
65 50
Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations 232
15
96 101
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 880
16
101 109
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant
17
67 66
Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
18
56 59
O'Charley's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 270
19
56 60
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
20
39 36
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
21
57 63
Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 200
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41 45
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage
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42 34
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors
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49 61
Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations 31
25
39 49
Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant