These days, it's easy to find out where the most popular dining spots in town are, thanks to thousands of diners posting their opinions on the internet. But more than ratings and reviews, longevity is a pretty reliable judge of a restaurant's worth, which is why we researched the oldest restaurants in America. These eateries have managed to survive and stay open through wars, Prohibition, and more than a few food trends over the years, proving they have staying power.
This tiny café has been on the scene in Bessemer, AL since 1907, serving patrons at its horseshoe-shaped bar. Greek immigrants started the joint, and it still serves up Mediterranean-inspired specials, like Greek-style snapper.
Olivia's Alaskan Bistro is a storied spot to dine at this inn in Skagway, AK. The original location opened in 1897 as a bed & breakfast and restaurant for those drawn to the Klondike Gold Rush, and you can still enjoy fresh seafood and ingredients from the onsite garden.