Throughout Seinfeld‘s nine-season run, restaurants in and around New York City played an integral part of dozens of episodes. Some were actual establishments that you can still visit today, while others were fictional places written specifically for the show. Whether it was dine-in or take-out, Jerry and the gang simply could not get enough of NYC’s culinary offerings. Perhaps that’s because in a “show about nothing,” food becomes an easy conduit for banter.
When Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine weren’t musing on button placement, they were raving about Mackinaw peaches or deciding where to eat. Here’s a guide to some of the best restaurants made famous on Seinfeld: