When it comes to meat, America is filled with a variety of culinary traditions and specific quirks. It can be difficult to choose where to go for the best of the best, the special pride and joy of any given American city. Where can you find the best Porterhouse or the best duck confit? Where do you go for the best fried chicken or the best ribs? To help you decide which places are worth the airfare and the time, we’ve picked ten restaurants from around the U.S. that run the gamut, from classic meals to eccentric experiments, from classic Texan barbecue to refined New York farm-to-table venison. This list covers a wide range of experiences, prices, and specialties, but all of it comes with the assurance that you’ll have a meal you’ll never forget.