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The Best Diner Foods To Cure A Hangover

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If you are the kind of person who likes to indulge in a few cocktails, chances are, someday you're going to feel hungover. Now, science has tried to tell us recently that some of our traditional shields in the war against hangovers will actually make things worse. We'd like to say, science, get the f**k out of here for a few minutes -- our heads hurt and we need coffee and a bacon sandwich.

When we feel our worst, making ourselves hangover food doesn't always feel like an option. That, friends, is why diners exist, with their encyclopedic menus, never-ending supply of coffee and dishwashers. When you sit down in that booth (with friends, or alone, no judgement), you're going to be faced with an overwhelming number of choices to remedy the damage you did last night. I asked HuffPost staffers what their go-to order in a diner is, then ranked them in order of hangover curability.

Please note, there are no drinks on this list. You need water. You need coffee. If you are lucky enough to be in a diner that serves Bloody Marys, by all means, give it a go. Have a milkshake if you feel like it! Today, we're talking about food that you chew, food that -- even if it doesn't actually cure anything -- will make you feel better for just a moment, and give you the courage to face the rest of the day.

  • 20
    Pancakes
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    So sweet and delicious in the moment, so depressing when you're hungry again an hour later and still have a headache.
  • 19
    Buttered Toast
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    For when you are feeling the sincerest kind of hangover pain.
  • 18
    Monte Cristo Sandwich
    If this is your hangover cure, you are braver than I. Godspeed, deep-friend sandwich eaters.
  • 17
    Chili
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    Look, this is probably going to make you feel worse in the long run, but we know it tastes so good.
  • 16
    French Toast
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    This will satisfy your sweet tooth, give you some protein and put you right back to sleep.
  • 15
    Mozzarella Sticks
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    YUP. We support this decision.
  • 14
    Tuna Sandwich
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    Sometimes a hungover body demands protein. We're not here to stop you, body.
  • 13
    Chicken Fingers
    Sometimes your inner child is the one you have to appease. No shame in that game.
  • 12
    Biscuits And Gravy
    South of the Mason-Dixon line, this will not disappoint you. Other times, beware.
  • 11
    Mashed Potatoes And Gravy
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    Just like on Thanksgiving, gravy is not optional today.
  • 10
    French Fries
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    Cheese fries, disco fries, chili fries, whatever you need.
  • 9
    Omelette
    Stuffed with cheese, fluffy, usually accompanied by potatoes. Slam dunk.
  • 8
    BLT
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    Bacon might help counteract a hangover -- which is about as much science as we need to convince us to eat a BLT.
  • 7
    Bacon Cheeseburger
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    It is possible that these taste even better when we're hungover.
  • 6
    Hash Browns
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    Home fries need not apply.
  • 5
    Corned Beef Hash
    Time (and corned beef hash) heals all wounds.
  • 4
    Grilled Cheese
    Damn. We feel better already.
  • 3
    Baked Potato
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    As loaded as possible.
  • 2
    Bacon Egg And Cheese On A Roll
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    If you want it on a croissant or bagel, we won't judge you.
  • 1
    Full On Greasy Breakfast
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    You want steak and eggs? Do it. You want bacon and sausage AND ham? Do it. Chicken fried steak? We're not stopping you. This is your breakfast and you deserve it. The only required components are eggs, potatoes, meat and grease.

    Oh, what's that? It's lunch time? FORGE AHEAD.

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