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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220 96
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
2
200 110
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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136 71
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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140 78
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
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140 77
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
135 78
LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
7
172 110
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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69 46
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Retail
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123 102
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 782
10
53 36
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing
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121 102
Applebee’s International, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
Number of Locations: 2000
12
83 64
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
13
93 76
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino
Number of Locations: 140
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93 96
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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61 49
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
16
98 104
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant
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64 64
Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
18
54 56
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
19
53 55
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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35 33
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places
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39 43
Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant
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53 63
Uno Chicago Grill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant
Number of Locations: 200
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48 57
Bennigan's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant
Number of Locations 31
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36 43
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Eating and Drinking Places, Alcoholic beverage
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34 31
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors