Whether it's grilled or battered and fried, the key to a perfect pork chop is ample juice and abundant flavor. We scoured the country for the best; some have a crisp pan-fried coating and others have a nice char-grilled sear. The finest pork chops come with perfectly complemented sides (think outside the applesauce box), and the greatest pork chop-joints have an atmosphere all their own. Here we present the top 13 flawless chops at a mix of hole-in-the-wall greasy-spoons and upscale American bistros.
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