There’s a common line of thinking that you shouldn’t eat American food or go to American-themed restaurants abroad. Well, people who follow that clearly don’t know what it’s like to go two weeks without classic diner fare, specialty hot dogs, the very specific styles of barbecue in the United States, or American pie.
Admittedly, American-themed restaurants can be hit or miss. Some are gimmicky, with photos of ex-presidents lining the walls and American flag toothpicks in every sandwich. Others go for a more retro Americana theme, to make you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Happy Days. Yet there are some American restaurants around the world that nail it and can rival what you’d find stateside.
Whether you’re there for the kitschy decor or a meal that reminds you of your local diner, these are some of the best places to get a taste of home while abroad.