ALABAMA: Dig into a basket of fried blue crab claws, fresh from the Gulf.
ALASKA: Try fresh-caught wild salmon straight from the rivers of Alaska. It's great on the grill.
ARIZONA: Chow down on a crispy chimichanga, a deep-fried tortilla filled with meat, cheese, and other ingredients, in Tuscon.
ARKANSAS: Visit Bailey's Dairy Treat outside Little Rock, where Bill Clinton used to stop for a chili cheeseburger and Grapette (locally-made soda).
CALIFORNIA: Warm up on a chilly San Francisco night with a piping hot meal of clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl.
COLORADO: Feast on green chili made with pork, ladled over just about anything.
CONNECTICUT: Take a bite out of the original hamburger from Louis' Lunch in New Haven, which actually comes on white bread, not a bun.
DELAWARE: Munch on the original Thrasher's french fries as you walk along the beach in Rehoboth.
FLORIDA: Scoop a tangy and sweet bite out of a piece of key lime pie with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream.
GEORGIA: Sink your teeth into a juicy peach ... in pie, cobbler, or grilled on the barbecue with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
HAWAII: Savor a mouthful of traditional, slow-roasted Kalua pork with a side of fried rice.
IDAHO: Slurp a comforting spoonful of creamy potato chowder. Diced bacon on top gives it a little salty twist.
ILLINOIS: Bite into the cheese-oozing sauce and crust of a Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
INDIANA: Treat yourself to a satisfying slice of "Hoosier" pie, Indiana's official state pie made with sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.
IOWA: Spoon up a bite of your favorite pie flavor in a cold and creamy pie shake, a famous staple at Iowa City's Hamburg Inn.
KANSAS: Sample the sticky, cinnamon-crusted rolls from Stroud’s, a homestyle favorite in the Breadbasket of America.
KENTUCKY: Bite into the crispy battered skin of a fried chicken leg. The original KFC is located in Corbin, but you can get great Kentucky fried chicken almost anywhere.
LOUISIANA: Sit down with a steaming hot plate of jambalaya, made with rice, chicken, sausage, vegetables, and sometimes seafood.
MAINE: Enjoy every succulent bite of a lobster roll, made with a little tangy mayo, and served on a soft hot dog bun.
MARYLAND: Spend an afternoon indulging in a pile of fresh steamed Maryland blue crabs, spiced with Old Bay seasoning.
MASSACHUSETTS: Indulge in dozen oysters on the half-shell, harvested fresh on the shores of Cape Cod.
MICHIGAN: Inhale the savory scents of a pasty, a meat-filled hand pie. Michigan loves these easy-to-eat pastries, and even has an annual Pastry Fest in Calumet every June.
MINNESOTA: Relish the oozing cheese of the Juicy Lucy burger, a hamburger where the cheese is melted inside. Two Minneapolis bars claim to be the inventors of the sandwich (Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club); try both to see which you like best.
MISSISSIPPI: Pig out on a decadent piece of Mississippi mud pie, made with layers of gooey chocolate, and usually chopped pecans or walnuts and marshmallow.
MISSOURI: Pick apart a saucy rack of ribs hot off a low-and-slow barbecue smoker in Kansas City.
MONTANA: Cut yourself a sweet, flaky slice of huckleberry pie. Huckleberries are native to high altitudes like the mountains of Montana.
NEBRASKA: Enjoy the simple farm flavors of grilled corn on the cob with a little butter, salt, and pepper.
NEVADA: Order a classic shrimp cocktail at a casino restaurant in Las Vegas, the city that claims to have invented the seafood-in-a-glass appetizer in the 1950s.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Sample all different kinds of maple-infused breakfast foods, like the waffle with maple butter and cinnamon sugar, at Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason.
NEW JERSEY: Gorge on an overstuffed sub ( meats, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onion, oil, and vinegar on an Italian roll) from one of the Garden State's vaunted sandwich shops.
NEW MEXICO: Go "Christmas style" and ladle red and green chile over enchiladas (or anything else).
NEW YORK: Nosh on a chewy bagel, shmear, and lox from a New York bagel shop.
NORTH CAROLINA: Treat yourself to a hot glazed Krispy Kreme donut from the original shop in Winston-Salem.
NORTH DAKOTA: Munch on some famous "Chippers" from Widman's Candy Shop. The thick-ridged Red River Valley Potato Chips come covered in chocolate, peanut butter, or white almond.
OHIO: Pop into a chili parlor for a plate of Cincinnati chili. The chili is spiced with cinnamon and cloves and spooned over spaghetti, then covered with kidney beans, diced onions, and grated cheddar cheese.
OKLAHOMA: Chow down on some crispy chicken-fried steak, a breaded piece of thin and tenderized steak.
OREGON: Snack on a handful of Oregon hazelnuts, or "filberts," raw, toasted, or in a spread.
PENNSYLVANIA: Pick up a Philly Cheese Steak, the region's favorite sandwich that made its debut in Philadelphia in 1930.
RHODE ISLAND: Order a plate of calamari, the official appetizer of Rhode Island. State chefs saute the squid with thin slices of pickled hot peppers, and serve with a side of marinara sauce.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Savor a steaming bowl of shrimp and grits, a dish locals love so much it's served from breakfast to dinner.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Cut yourself a piece of kuchen, the German word for "cake" and the official state dessert. Kuchen doesn't refer to one specific type of cake, but instead comes in several varieties: pie, coffee cake, cheesecake, and rolled pastry.
TENNESSEE: Try Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich, made with peanut butter, banana, and bacon.
TEXAS: Sink your teeth into some barbecue beef brisket, the tender and juicy meat that's touted as "the national dish of the Republic of Texas."
UTAH: Indulge in a Utah scone, a hot crispy fried piece of dough that's served with honey butter, syrup, or powdered sugar.
VERMONT: Treat yourself to some maple syrup tapped right from a Vermont tree. Pour it over everything from classic pancakes and eggs to ice cream, chicken, and coffee.
VIRGINIA: Chow down on a piece of Virginia country ham, a high quality cured ham known for its salty and savory flavor.
WASHINGTON: Bite into a freshly picked Gala apple, one of many varieties grown in Washington State.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Stop into Ben's Chili Bowl and order a Bill Cosby's Original Half Smoke, a half pork and beef smoked sausage served on a warm steamed bun with mustard, onions, and spicy homemade chili sauce.
WEST VIRGINIA: Munch on some pepperoni rolls, the unofficial state snack. The dough rolls filled with meat and cheese used to be a popular lunch option amongst coal miners, and now can be found in nearly every convenience store.
WISCONSIN: Grab yourself a plate of fried cheese curds and wash them down with a cold beer.
WYOMING: Sample some game meats, like tender cuts of venison, elk chops, and bison burgers.