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18 Casual Dining Restaurants

From Vibrant Organic Taquerias to Elegant Aristocratic Gastropubs

— July 17, 2015 — Lifestyle
These casual dining restaurants are known for serving moderately priced food in an informal atmosphere, typically with table service, but will some sort of unique twist.

For many, this involves not just focusing on a particular kind of cuisine, but a specific dish. This might include pasta, or even more specifically, variations on macaroni and cheese. In a similar vein, some casual dining restaurants might cater to dietary restrictions or those with allergies.

In other establishments, the differentiating factor is how the food is served. While the buffet-style restaurant is popular within this format, others allow you to pay per minute if you see yourself hanging out for a while, introduce a pop-up element or even cultivate a family-friendly vibe by incorporating appropriate entertainment.
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Casual Fusion Grills
Casual Fusion Grills
The Ahi Mahi Fish Grill Fusion Restaurant Blends BBQ and Asian Flavors
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Cheesy Macaroni Eateries
Cheesy Macaroni Eateries
A NYC-Based Mac and Cheese Restaurant Caters to Gooey Pasta Fans
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16
Canadian Comfort Restaurants
Canadian Comfort Restaurants
Abe's Fast Casual Restaurant Takes Orders from a High-Tech Counter
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15
Elegant Aristocratic Gastropubs
Elegant Aristocratic Gastropubs
The Rosemary Gastropub Brings British Pub Culture to Paris
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Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
The AMC Theaters 'Fork & Screen' is Designed for All Ages
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Specialty Diet Restaurants
Specialty Diet Restaurants
Little Gem Caters to Those Who Avoid Sugar, Gluten and Dairy
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Casual BBQ Eateries
Casual BBQ Eateries
'Carve' Aims to Be America's First Fast Casual Barbecue Chain
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11
Vibrant Organic Taquerias
Vibrant Organic Taquerias
Poppo's Taqueria is an All-Natural Mexican Food Restaurant in Florida
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10
Superfood-Focused Quick Eateries
Superfood-Focused Quick Eateries
Backyard Bowls is a Revolutionary Health Food Dining Concept
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9
Fast Casual Burger Joints
Fast Casual Burger Joints
Silver Lake's Hache is a Must-Try in the Pursuit of the Best Burger
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Sustainable Fast Casual Dining
Sustainable Fast Casual Dining
Be Leaf is a New Fast Casual Dining Concept Launching in Chicago
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Hybrid Bakery Bistros
Hybrid Bakery Bistros
The Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Restaurant Serves 'Fine Fast' Food
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Pop-Up Pasta Restaurants
Pop-Up Pasta Restaurants
This Temporary Restaurant Served a Variety of Gluten-Free Pasta Dishes
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Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Mainland Poke is a New Dining Concept Offering Custom Sushi Bowls
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Combination Dining Eateries
Combination Dining Eateries
The Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery Blends Fine & Fast Casual Dining
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Pay-Per-Minute Coffee Shops
Pay-Per-Minute Coffee Shops
The Ziferblat Cafe Offers Unlimited Drinks, Snacks and Wifi
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Hello Kitty Restaurants
Hello Kitty Restaurants
Makittii Hawaii Japanese Seafood Buffet is One Cutesy Eatery
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Oceanic Food Court Eateries
Oceanic Food Court Eateries
This Fast Casual Eatery Depicts Freshness Through Interior Design
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