by Kae Lani Palmisano for USA TODAY 10Best

10 of the most creative bacon dishes around the country

These are 10 of the most unique bacon dishes at restaurants across America.

Hypnotic Donuts - Dallas, Texas

Don’t knock it until you try it. The sweet glaze atop the Canadian Healthcare donut pairs perfectly with the strip of crispy, salty bacon.

Slater’s 50/50 - Las Vegas, Nevada

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The ½-pound patty made of Wagyu beef is topped with “billionaire” bacon that’s dusted with 24 karat gold. It also comes with a truffle cheese, arugula and bacon jam, all nestled in a 24-karat gold-dusted brioche bun.

Bacon Bacon - San Francisco, California

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You might go head over heels for this chocolate-covered bacon. The saltiness amplifies the chocolate, and there’s nothing more satisfying then biting into soft chocolate with a salty, crunchy bacon center.

Bacon Bros. Public House - Greenville, South Carolina

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Bacon Bros. picked the best topping possible for their caramel popcorn: bacon. Bits of bacon stick to the gooey caramel-covered kernels to create a treat with layered flavors and textures.

Abe and Louie’s - Boston, Massachusetts

This starter consists of thick cuts of bacon topped with crumbled blue cheese. It’s served alongside whole grain mustard and peppadew relish.

Brown Hotel - Louisville, Kentucky

The Hot Brown is made of Texas toast topped with turkey breast and Mornay sauce, and adorned with bacon.

Holy Donut - Portland, Maine

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Behold: the Bacon Cheddar Donut, a donut filled with bacon bits suspended in the middle of a donut held together with slightly melted cheddar cheese. You may not be able to only have one!

El Guero Canelo - Tucson, Arizona

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The bacon-wrapped Sonoran Hot Dog is a dish that’s part of a rich culinary tapestry. In 2018, El Guero Canelo’s Sonoran Hot Dogs earned the restaurant recognition as an American Classic by the James Beard Awards.

Milwaukie Café - Milwaukie, Oregon

Everything about this sandwich, from the buttery biscuit to the perfectly fried eggs and lightly melted cheese, is outstanding. And, of course, the bacon is the perfect amount of crispy and chewy.

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Lazy Dog - Multiple Locations

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The Old Fashioned comes with a peppered strip of smoked maple bacon. The molasses essence of the Old Fashioned brings out the peppery and maple notes of the bacon, creating a cocktail that also doubles as a bar snack.

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