Restaurants across North America serve an assortment of appetizers, which begs the question: What appetizers are the most popular on the menu? Well for starters (pun intended), we admit that these small bites are perfect when you want to snack on something before your main dish. From boneless wings to cheesy mozzarella sticks, read more to find out which American appetizers reign supreme!
Easy to eat and deliciously flavored, boneless wings are at the top of our appetizer list. You can’t go wrong with savory wings and an ice-cold beer. At American-style restaurants, there are an array of flavors to choose, such as BBQ, hot, mild, and more. This appetizer usually comes with a dipping sauce too, which complements the flavor of the wings.
Although nachos are considered a Mexican dish, this cheesy plate has made its way onto American menus everywhere. Nachos can simply be served with melted cheese, but many restaurants are taking nachos to the extreme. Ground beef, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa are just some of the toppings that are found on top of nachos. They are not a “heavy” appetizer, which is why so many people enjoy nachos!
Mozzarella sticks are definitely an appetizer you can indulge in. They are prepared by breading the outside of a mozzarella cheese stick and deep-fried until golden. This dish is typically served with a side of warm marinara sauce. Mozzarella sticks are a staple appetizer at bars and restaurants because of the fried bits and gooey cheese, making it an optimal choice to pair with beer.
Do you have a favorite appetizer, maybe one that we didn’t mention in this blog? Comment down below!
Gettin’ hungry? We recommend ordering from Johnny’s Bar & Grill for dine-in, takeout, and delivery to try our famous appetizers and entrees. You can find our full menu on DoorDash. Place an order by calling (815) 626-7767. We look forward to serving you soon!