Restaurants That Presidents Love Across America

While presidents may not have as much free time to dine out as regular Americans, they still take time to chow down with family and friends. When a craving strikes, these are the restaurants presidents love. One Harlem eatery has a following among commander in chiefs (page 10).

1. Versailles

Paul Ryan Holds Rally at Versailles Restaurant In Miami

Food critics praise Versailles’ ropa vieja, a shredded beef dish. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Diners: Bill Clinton,┬áJohn McCain, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, and others

The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant” carries its weight in politics. An unofficial gathering place for Cuban exiles, Versailles deems itself “the first place politicians visit locally to garner support from the Cuban exile community.” Many big-time politicians have dined there.

The Cuban restaurant is so popular with legislators that a political analyst relocated his office across from Versailles. Diners often see national media parked outside the establishment, waiting to get footage and soundbites.

Next: This restaurant gets so many political stars, it keeps a list.

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