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20 U.S. Cities That have the Worst Food Imaginable

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No matter where you go in the world, you will be disappointed by something you eat. You will swear that some places have the absolute worst food in the world, and you will love the food you find in other places. It’s just one of those things; but according to a LivingSocial survey of around 4,000 people some of the cities you might not consider have the absolute worst food in the world. Other cities on this list have so few options and so few people that you are actually afraid to eat there. And finally, each of these cities are rated so low because there is so little choice, so little option and nothing to brag about. Find out which cities are the worst for dining out across the country.

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San Bernardino

Voted by the people of the country one of the worst places in the US to eat, it’s just because there are so few selections in comparison the number of people that live here. It’s also not a very good place to raise a dog according to other data we’ve recently gathered. This location is just not much in terms of the things that many households look for when choosing a place to live. The food here is just not that good in comparison to other cities around the state, and that is an issue for some.

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Chesapeake

As a city in Virginia, one might assume that this location has great food. Close to the ocean so it should have amazing seafood, and all that. But it’s not. It’s actually been voted on numerous lists as one of the worst cities for food in the entire country, which is just not an honor that any city wants to boast on its city hall newsletter at any point. Fresh seafood aside, the choices here are very limited and that has made people feel that the food in their own back yard is just not that good and not worthy of their time and effort.

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Detroit

Detroit is on the top of numerous lists, including those that name it one of the most dangerous cities in the country and those that name it one of the most crime-ridden cities in the country. There is a huge drug problem in the city and many people that live here live well below the national poverty rate, which is not a good thing in any way, shape or form. This is a city with very little going for it anymore, and food is just another thing that the people of Detroit can add to their city’s list of shortcomings anymore.

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North Las Vegas

For those that are not familiar, North Las Vegas is very different from regular Las Vegas. If you can’t tell by the fact that this place is even listed here, it’s so different. Regular Las Vegas – the one made of casinos and slot machines – is filled with amazing restaurants. North Vegas, however, is not. It’s actually so sad that when it comes to eating here, the residents and locals have voted it one of the worst places ever to get a meal. It’s not a place with good food, but Vegas itself has plenty of good food, so try that instead.

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Garland, Texas

Have you ever heard of this small town? Us either, and that’s probably exactly why it is on this list. The area does not seem to have much in the way of dining options, and that’s probably why the people that live and eat here rank it among the worst cities in the country for diners. Apparently the biggest choice you have when you dine here is which really awful dish to order.

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El Paso

El Paso is known for many things, but good food is not one of them. However, it is a city that is over the border from one of the most dangerous Mexican cities, and there is a huge drug ring around here thanks to access that traffickers have from across the border. So if you’re not looking for good food, you might still be able to find something you want around here. Or maybe you’ll just drive through as quickly as possible and just get out.

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Laredo, Texas

The selection here is just not that impressive, and it’s led the people that live in the area to vote it one of the worst cities in the US for food. That is one of those things that you just can’t deny when the people have spoken. It’s not just one or two bad reviews, either, it’s thousands. What this means is that it’s really not a good place in which to get a good plate of amazing food. Keep driving and see what else you can come up with.

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Corpus Christi, Texas

Since Corpus Christi isn’t exactly small, it is one of those places in which people do not seem that impressed with the food. It’s not very good here, and it seems that those who have dined here on a regular basis will attest to that fact with a few facts of their own. For one; the food is not that good. It’s been said by some that the best thing you can get here to eat is the worst dish of food in the world. That’s a pretty big non-compliment.

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Fort Worth

It’s so close to Dallas that apparently it’s just not good. The people who eat here are not impressed with that has been offered to them in terms of restaurants. The good news is that Dallas is not that far away, which means you can keep on driving and end up somewhere much better if what’s offered to eat in Fort Worth just does not do it for you. And for many, it really just does not do it for them.

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St. Petersburg

As someone who lives about an hour from St. Pete and has her entire life, I can agree with this one. It’s not that the area isn’t fun to visit, it’s just the selection is very minimal and the choices are very boring. But Tampa is just a quick drive from St. Pete, and that means that you’re going to find more choices and a lot of much better food to enjoy. There are plenty of upscale, high-end restaurants in Tampa and they completely make up for what the lack of restaurants in St. Pete have to offer those who want to dine on the beach.

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Seattle

Better known for rain and coffee, the people of Seattle believe that they don’t have much to choose from and what they do have to choose from is not as good as they would like. It’s been voted one of the worst cities in terms of food, and that is a lot to consider when you think about the size of the city and the number of people who live here. But, I guess when you all agree that the food is not that good, it’s probably really not that good.

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Sacramento

Sacramento isn’t known for being a high-class location in the state of California, but it is known for being a place in which you will find it difficult to eat. It’s got fewer choices than people care for and the food as a whole is apparently not that good in comparison to other locations across the country. That means that if you’re in the area and you want a good meal, you’re probably not going to find exactly what it is you are looking for in the area.

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Friona, Texas

Now, you’ve never heard of this place and there is a reason for it. It’s in the very northern section of Texas a few hours from Amarillo. The last time I was there a few years ago, you had your choice of sitting outside with the flies from the cows while eating Sonic fast food or you could go into Dairy Queen. There was a burger place on the corner in a little trailer and a little ice cone place down the street from that. Otherwise, that’s all you’ve got. I did hear the locals raving about the gas station hot dogs, though.

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Hereford, Texas

It’s the cow capital of the world or something to that effect. You have your choice between the Holiday Inn Express whose signs are on the rear end of faux cows or what looks like a 100-year-old Best Western or Red Roof Inn, and that’s about it. Otherwise, there is a McDonalds and a steak house that always looks closed, and a few other hole in the wall type places, but that’s about all you’re going to find when you come here, so that leads me to believe that the food is not all that good.

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Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson is where Bruno Mars is headed in his stretch driven by Julio, but it appears he might go hungry here. According to several sources, it appears that the lack of good food around here is quite prominent and that most people are desperately unhappy with their lack of choice. This means that most people will not want to sit down here for a meal and make it their own. So keep on driving and see what else you can find along the open road.

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Inglis, Florida

One of the smallest places ever, it’s right off the Gulf of Mexico and there are a handful of little restaurants that look to be so old you might not want to go into them. While I’ve heard a few of them are actually not bad, there are more complaints about the food – or lack of food – here than anything else. And that is why this place makes the list of worst cities in the world for food.

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Mobile, Alabama

The people of Mobile have spoken and they have voted that the food here is among the worst in the country. There are many reasons why, including the fact that many people do not believe that the selection is good enough, that the food is good or that there are enough restaurants in the area. Some believe there are too many fast food restaurants and not enough real ones, and that’s an issue for some people. So the people have voted and the food here is just not that good.

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Bakersfield

California is known for having good food as a whole, but the people of Bakersfield are not holding up their end of the deal with food that has been deemed less than delicious. It happens. Someone has to be the worst of the food in the state with some of the best food, and it looks like this little town is one of the ones that just cannot boast good food no matter how hard they try. It’s fine and it happens, and it’s just one of those things.

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Lubbock, Texas

A small town in Texas, there is really just not much in terms of selection here. It appears that the food here is just not all that abundant and the regular fast food and chain restaurants are the ones that are easily found. Some people don’t care for that and would much rather find a location with more to offer, perhaps a bit more fine dinging or other more enjoyable establishments would make this little town rank a little better on a different list of food.

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Birmingham, Alabama

It all comes down to selection when you think of Birmingham. Those here are not overly impressed with the offerings, and that’s just how it happens sometimes. Sometimes people just need more to choose from if they are going to make good food choices, and they aren’t given that option around here. It’s not that there is anything wrong with the people of Birmingham; they just want more to choose from when they are out and about and ready to have a good meal.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford