Amazing comfort food from your state's best mom-and-pop restaurant

Do you miss Mama's homemade meals? Classic comfort food is sometimes the best, and happily, there are many locations to acquire it in America.

 Our best mom-and-pop restaurants in America range from century-old diners with hearty breakfasts and friendly service to old-timey Italian restaurants with age-old recipes.

While this old-fashioned barbecue shop may look unassuming, its smoked meat–filled sandwiches and brisket are legendary.

Since the 1940s, Lannie and Will Travis have barbecued, and their tiny shop is currently owned by family. 

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Sunday dinners with ham, fried chicken, or meatloaf, collard greens, cream potatoes, and corn draw a large crowd. 

The joint is closed for renovations but should reopen soon.Lucky Wishbone in Anchorage is the best location for fried chicken in Alaska.

Since 1955, it has offered a simple food and a diner atmosphere with a large bar, teal leather seats, and black-and-white pictures.

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