Ask anyone who is planning a getaway or vacation what one of the things they look forward to the most when leaving the real world behind – 9 times out of 10, the answer will be “the food!” America is packed full with all types of unique and different foods from restaurants that many people have never even heard of. Whether you are a picky eater or someone who will try anything at least once, the US has got it all!

If you are looking for an interesting new place to eat a delicious meal, look beyond novelty chains or gourmet restaurants that have a changing menu. You need something that thinks a little more outside the box than that. You can eat at restaurants that provide a juggling show while you eat or that are positioned completely under the sea.

Here are some of the most unique places to eat in America to try when you’re in town:

Tommy Gun’s Garage
Ever wonder what it would have been like to drink at a Prohibition-era speakeasy? If you’re taking a trip to Chicago, you can. You need to know the password to get into Tommy Gun’s Garage, and once inside, you’ll be treated to a musical show with flappers and gangsters while you eat a three-course meal.

Charlie Russell Chew Choo
At Kingston Junction in Montana, you can board a five-car train from the 1950s just for a special dinner. The train takes a ride around Montana’s countryside for three hours, and you can enjoy prime rib that’s been roasted for five hours or other delicious dishes.

Tatiana Restaurant and Night Club
You’ll feel like you’re dining in Moscow when you head to this restaurant in Brooklyn. Watch cossack dancers, showgirls and acrobats perform while you enjoy crepes and other authentic dishes.

Rattlesnake Saloon
This restaurant is carved out of a 15,000-square-foot rock ledge in the Appalachian Mountains in Alabama, and it is designed to give you an authentic cowboy experience. You can enjoy chicken wings and other hearty fare while watching cowboys on horses and chuck-wagon races.

Repeat after me “Five Star Resort”. Located in the heart of North Carolina, right outside of the capital city of Raleigh, The Umstead Hotel and Spa – one of the only five star resorts in America – sits Heron’s. This gorgeous restaurant sits tucked away, right off of highway 40 and offers some of the most delectable meals you will ever sample. The world renowned chef creates culinary masterpieces out of everything from duck to venison, desserts that are almost too beautiful to eat and appetizers that are like something out of a dream. If you’ve ever watched Food Network and wondered what it would be like to actually taste the best food in the US, wonder no more. THIS is the place.

Have you had the chance to visit any of these unique restaurants? What other restaurants do you think should make the list? Where have you been that is a must-try restaurant?