14 Most Underrated Chain Restaurants

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If you've never tried BJ's, you're missing out on some tasty treats, including the Pizookie. It's a huge fresh-baked cookie topped with ice cream.

1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Maggiano's should be higher on everyone's list because it has the best pasta dishes. The shrimp cavatappi with parmesan cream sauce, green onions, and shredded cheese is probably the best

2. Maggiano's

While many breakfast chains come to mind, consider visiting your local First Watch for brunch. Their farm-to-table ingredients blow their competitors away.

3. First Watch

The following are reasons why Moe's deserves far more attention than Chipotle: Aside from quality bowls and burritos, Moe's is known for their iconic loaded quesadilla stacks.

4. Moe's Southwest Grill

Bonefish Grill serves fresh seafood. These unique dishes, including the bang bang shrimp, are now available on the happy hour menu on select weekdays! Score.

5. Bonefish Grill

Order their famous Seafood Combo and get a 12 pound bag of fresh seafood, Hush Puppies, Steamed Oysters, Catfish Sliders, and Po Boy Sandwiches.

6. Hook & Reel

This trendy ramen chain is known for its 10-hour stock and broth. You can't go wrong with the Tonkotsu Black or Spicy Chicken Ramen.

7. JINYA Ramen Bar

Finally, a place that gives people what they want for free. The Chicken Queso Bowl is the best dish on the menu, with adobo chicken, cilantro lime rice, black beans.


This rapidly expanding fast-casual chain serves fresh, sustainable seafood. The classic lobster roll is a must, but we also recommend the crab or lobster Grilled Cheese.

9. Luke's Lobster

Bonchon is the high-end KFC of Korean chicken wings, and it is greatly underrated. A perfect crunch on the outside and a juicy inside.

10. Bonchon

If you haven't been to CPK, you should go. The Beverly Hills-based pizza joint is famous for its BBQ Chicken Pizza.

11. California Pizza Kitchen

Not a fan of thin-pressed patties? Co-founder and COO Scott Redler recommends their signature double burger, The Original Double.

12. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

This chain's menu is constantly updated with elevated dishes. But don't miss the original classic, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which we've recreated here.

13. P.F. Chang's

Mellow Mushroom is another underrated pizza joint. The Pretzel Bites are a hidden gem among their amazing pies.

14. Mellow Mushroom

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