You don't have to look far to find fantastic fast food in the US, but there's far more to the scene than just the giant chains. Each state has its own regional specialties and independent spots that have been slinging classic American fare for decades. From longstanding burger joints that have stood the test of time to places that have served fries and fried chicken for generations, these are some of the oldest fast food joints in the country.
Click or scroll through our gallery to discover the oldest fast food spot in your state that's actually worth visiting.
Our selections are based on genuine user reviews, awards and accolades, and the first-hand experience of our team. They're also regularly checked and updated. In some cases, the oldest fast food restaurant in a state may not come highly recommended – here, we have selected another historic spot.