America's oldest restaurants by state

America's oldest restaurants by state

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This map's mission: to assemble the oldest surviving restaurant, tavern, inn or bar in all 50 states. Some entries on this "living list" are hotly debated, but that's what makes history fun!

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    Originally named the Missouri, the Imperial Saloon served Alaska's gold rushers starting in 1891 and holds court on Front St. to this day.
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    The chef for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show settled down in Billings in 1910 to build a hotel and restaurant, and the Rex still flourishes over a century later.
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    Deep in the heart of Texas, Austin locals and visitors alike have gathered in this historic German beer garden since 1866.
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    This historic tavern is thought to be the oldest surviving structure in Georgia, and is one of Savannah's most popular tourist spots.
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    Liquor license #1 in the state of Colorado, host to five Presidents and 120 years of Western legends.
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    California is a big state with a rich Western history, and the Iron Door has the distinction of being the Golden State's oldest continuously operated saloon.
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    Opened in 1919 as a doughnut shop. Four generations later, Franke's is still in the family with three locations in Little Rock.
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    Opened in September 1877 and still the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona.
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    Started as a cafe in 1907 by two Greek immigrant brothers, now a Birmingham institution.
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