We’ve all been there. You’re riding through an unfamiliar town or city. You have no idea where to eat. And you’re probably too tired to think about it. So you go with what you know — a chain restaurant. These can be just as hit or miss as a town deli or diner; sometimes even more.

So we thought we’d do some digging to find a “best of” list that could be your guide. Five of the better ones are below, and you can find out more details about each of them here. Lots of variety, and neither of these have been known to leave you hungry or your wallet too much thinner.

  1. Olive Garden
  2. Red Lobster
  3. Applebee’s
  4. Gold Corral
  5. Chili’s