The Urbanspoon Blog released their "best cheap eats in the USA" for 2013. Among them are establishments from Seattle, Orlando, Atlanta and the Bay Area. The criteria was based on spots that have "received the most coverage via diner reviews, blog posts, critic reviews, and votes on Urbanspoon over the past 12 months."
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Shake Shack (New York) - Shake Shack has a cult following that reaches across continents. With a demand that quickly outgrew their original Madison Square Park location, Shake Shack now has locations in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, as well as outposts in the UK, Middle East, Turkey, and Russia. (Hey, Danny Meyer – no Seattle location!?) (Quoted from Urbanspoon)
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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage (Boston) - Mr. Bartley’s is a favorite among university students, celebs, and foodies on a budget. It’s rumored that this is a great place to meet your future mate—likely whilst waiting in line or jockeying for a table. They have a burger on their menu called The Viagra (blue cheese dressing, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and French fries for $11.60) that can help you strike up a conversation. (Quoted from Urbanspoon)
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Portos Bakery Cafe (Burbank) - Nearly every review on Porto’s Urbanspoon profile mentions the long lines… however, they also describe what a fantastic, delicious value you get here. Offering both filling soups and sandwiches (we hear the Cuban is a must-try) and a huge selection of pastries, cakes, and breads, this Cuban bakery is pleasing diners all over Southern California. (Quoted from Urbanspoon)