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

2
168 86
Buffalo Wild Wings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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110 55
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

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116 64
LongHorn Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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110 59
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

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113 61
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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151 93
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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112 86
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 782

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107 81
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

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52 31
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Retail

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86 65
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino - Number of Locations: 140

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89 83
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 880

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85 82
Hooters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
carlybobarly added Restaurant

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67 52
Dave & Buster's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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40 27
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

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53 42
Carrabba's Italian Grill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations 232

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57 55
Houlihan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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48 48
Cheddar's Casual Café is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains

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45 50
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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45 50
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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Logan's Roadhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
VickyAndersonHardy added Restaurant

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47 55
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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26 27
Famous Dave's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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32 40
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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41 50
Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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22 21
IHOP is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Patent Owners and Lessors

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19 18
Denny's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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25 43
Quaker Steak & Lube is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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24 43
Cheese Burger in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant

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24 42
Smokey Bones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

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27 51
Planet Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant - Number of Locations 16

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2 5
Ninety-Nine Restaurant and Pub is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Marc Pellerin added Restaurant

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2 5
Miller's Ale House is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
metastat added Miller's Ale House

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20 41
Dick's Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant

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2 6
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
metastat added Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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2 6
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
metastat added Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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10 26
Black Bear Diner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Static823 added Number of locations 68

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16 41
Champps Americana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Restaurant

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8 26
Pizza Ranch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant

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9 32
Max & Erma's is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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5 25
Space Aliens Grill & Bar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added

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5 25
Carino's Italian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
RobLein added Restaurant

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5 26
Taco Mac is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
maura-quast added

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9 45
Heart Attack Grill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
zxray added Fast food - Number of Locations: 1

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1 15
Kings Dining & Entertainme... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Rob Morris added Kings Dining & Entertainment

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1 15
Arirang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
dan the critic added Arirang

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3 33
Earls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Bar & Grill Restaurant Chains
Restaurant - Number of Locations: 52