PART OF Summer Grilling

The Top Summer Recipes in Every State

Starting with Alabama and ending in Wyoming, we traveled across the U.S. to find the best summer recipe in every state. Find yours and see if you agree!

Alabama: Fried Green Tomatoes

"I'm from the South, and these really are authentic Southern fried green tomatoes!"

-Chef #403427

Alaska: Grilled Salmon

"We just love salmon, especially grilled, and this glaze complemented it perfectly!"


Arizona: Fry Bread

"I had fry bread on a trip to Arizona a couple years ago. I've been wanting to make it ever since and now I can!"


Arkansas: Fried Fruit Pie

"A true comfort food, these little fried pies have so many flavors. They are wonderful hot or cold!"


California: Turkey Avocado Burger

"This was a great turkey burger! My favorite part was the avocado sauce."


Colorado: Denver Omelet

"Very hearty and satisfying. I don't think I'll even need to have lunch today!"

-Liza at

Connecticut: White Clam Pizza

"I've been looking for a recipe for a Connecticut-style white clam pie, and here it is!"


Delaware: Soft Shell Crabs

"Soft-shell crabs are just about my favorite thing to eat. This recipe is delicious!"

-susie cooks

Florida: Key Lime Pie

"This pie was everything I dreamed it would be. It was sweet, tangy, just bitter enough — uber tasty!"


Georgia: Peach Pie

"My husband said this was the best peach pie he's ever had! We used fresh Georgia peaches."


Hawaii: Red Tuna Poke

"This is truly exquisite. We enjoyed it and then some!"


Idaho: Baked Potato Wedges

"Add me to the long list of people who loved this recipe! They were crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside."


Illinois: Deep-Dish Pizza

"Made it on a regular cookie sheet with everything except the Italian sausage. Next time I might use two cans of pizza crust because it was a little thinner than I like. One of the best pizzas I've tasted from here to Chicago!"

-Amber Dawn

Indiana: Amish Sugar Cream Pie

"Excellent! This pie reminds me of my childhood in Indiana."


Iowa: Corn Dogs

"These were tasty and easy to make. What more could a busy mom ask for?"


Kansas: Kansas City Dry Rub

"This rub is awesome! The recipe makes a lot and I used the extra to make BBQ sauce."


Kentucky: Louisville Hot Brown

"I loved the slight kick from the Tabasco and Dijon mustard. We thoroughly enjoyed this!"


Louisiana: Gumbo

"My coworkers, who were born and raised in Louisiana, told me that this gumbo tasted like what they get at home!"

-airlink diva

Maine: Lobster Rolls

"I grew up in Maine and worked at Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant for many summers, and this is exactly how they make theirs, too!"

-Teri G.

Maryland: Crab Cakes

"Being from Maryland, I was so glad to see this recipe. They were wonderful, succulent and gobbled up within minutes!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Massachusetts: Clam Chowder

"This is great comfort food at its best. It's thick and creamy with a smoky flavor that really sends it over the top!"

-Bonnie G #2

Michigan: Pasties

"These are much better than any pasty you could buy in a bakery, and so easy! They have great flavor and texture."


Minnesota: Tater Tot Hotdish

"I hail from Minnesota and man, do we love our hotdish! This is a great and simple recipe."


Mississippi: Mud Pies

"This was a huge hit! I was complimented on how well it held together, and how thick and delicious it was."


Missouri: Fried Ravioli

"This was a hit at a get-together we had. The dish was empty in about 20 minutes! We loved every mouthful."

-Chef #744939

Montana: Bison Burgers

"These are absolutely delicious. My son and I try to have one buffalo meal a week. This one is going to be repeated again very soon."

-Mrs. Moon

Nebraska: Runza

"As a Nebraskan no longer living close to a runza, I didn't realize how much I missed them until I found this recipe!"

-Chef Shelly #1242723

Nevada: Basque Salad

"We've eaten in Basque restaurants in Nevada and always love the salad. Wanted the recipe for years, but never got close until we tried this!"

-Willys' Gal

New Hampshire: Blueberry Pancakes

"I always think of New Hampshire when I have blueberry pancakes! There's nothing better than berries right off the bush and into the batter."


New Jersey: Disco Fries

"Since moving away from the Tri-State area, I haven't had disco fries. I'm so happy to have a recipe for them now!"


New Mexico: Green Chile Sauce

"I was lucky to find fresh Anaheim peppers. Roasting and peeling them was well worth the effort. The sauce turned out to be super-authentic!"


New York: Bagels

"I never even considered making my own bagels, but saw this and thought, why not? They came out great!"


North Carolina: Pulled Pork

"I loved that this was so easy to make. My husband thinks this is the best homemade pulled pork he's ever eaten!"

-Chef #1175749

North Dakota: Lefse

"Norwegian immigrants in North Dakota's northeastern corner brought lefse in the late 1800s. The potato crepes have been popular here ever since."


Ohio: Cincinnati Chili

"I grew up in Ohio and we always ate the Cincinnati chili at Skyline. This tastes exactly like I remember!"


Oklahoma: Chicken Fried Steak

"I have never made a good chicken fried steak until now! This recipe has simple ingredients and amazing flavor."


Oregon: Blueberry Coffee Cake

"This is the best coffee cake I have ever made. It is simple, moist and full of the goodness of blueberries!"

-maryL in Canada

Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteak

"I grew up north of Philadelphia, and I this deserves more than 5 stars! I tripled the recipe because I knew I'd want more."

-Kathy at

Rhode Island: Clam Cakes

"I grew up in Rhode Island and was a commercial shellfisherman. These are very authentic. The New England clam shacks would be proud!"

-Chowder Boy

South Carolina: Low Country Boil

"Come October in the South Carolina low country, when the shrimp season overlaps high blue crab season, it's time to make this dish!"


South Dakota: Chislic

"My mom, who's from South Dakota, used to make chislic a lot. This recipe turned out fantastic!"


Tennessee: Memphis Baby Back Ribs

"As someone who lived in Memphis for nine years and sampled many great barbeque recipes, I say this one ranks right up there with the best!"


Texas: Barbecued Beef Brisket

"This was wonderful recipe full of Texan flavors that can be dressed up or down. After two meals of this, there is still more left over!"


Utah: French Fry Sauce

"Since moving away from Utah, I've begun making this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. I'm so happy the world now knows Utah's 'secret' fry sauce!"


Vermont: Maple Walnut Fudge

"Nothing reminds me of Vermont like maple syrup! I could drink it, but eating it as fudge is even better."


Virginia: Country Ham on Biscuits

"This is one of those recipes that needs to be made more often!"


Washington: Cedar Plank Salmon

"If you want to impress guests, try this method of cooking salmon! The salmon was moist and the smoke flavor was delicate but definitely there."


West Virginia: Pepperoni Roll Ups

"These are a great snack or light lunch to have when you're in a hurry. I will be making these again!"

-Nikki Kate

Wisconsin: Beer Battered Cheese Curds

"My parents are from Wisconsin, and I always order these at my favorite Friday night fish fry when I'm there. I can't wait to try these at home!"

-Me & Mr. Jones

Wyoming: Mile High Biscuits

"These were the absolute best biscuits I've ever made, and I've won blue ribbons for my biscuits. These were tender, flaky, with great taste, just awesome!"