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Hot Sauce Williams

Few entities on this list are more Cleveland than the institution that is Hot Sauce Williams. Every so often a new place comes along and tries to emulate what Williams has perfected over the past five decades, but Clevelanders never forget the originator. There's no mistaking a Williams' Polish Boy or the restaurant's signature sauce-soaked fries. At once spicy and sweet, the sauce is so good that even the purveyors of edible marijuana in Colorado wanted to use it as a tasty base. You're as likely to find out-of-towners who learned about the joint on TV as you are somebody who lives down the block. And let's be honest: We've all been there for some late-night grub at one time or another. It's no shock Hot Sauce Williams is a repeat winner for this category.

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