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17 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants to Add to Your Bucket List (PHOTOS)

Celebrities Dwyer Frame Nov 23, 2015

What better way to get closer to fans' hearts then through their bellies? From a down-home burger joint to an upscale music venue, celebrity-owned restaurants run the gamut. 

These stars have taken their fame to the next level by opening restaurants that showcase family recipes, experimental cuisine and everything in between. No wonder fans flock. Check out these 17 celebrities who opened the doors to their very own restaurants. 

 

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1Jay-Z

Sit back and catch a game at The 40/40 Club, a swanky New York sports bar owned by Jay-Z. The menu features upscale bar classics and inventive cocktails. 

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2Mark & Donnie Wahlberg

The actors wanted to open a family business with their chef brother Paul, so they started Wahlburgers, a Boston burger joint with locations in Massachusetts, Toronto, and New York, with more stores opening soon.

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3Lady Gaga

She's a silent partner and frequent visitor to Joanne Trattoria in New York. Her parents are also part-owners and run the day-to-day operations. 

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4Channing Tatum

Located on Bourbon Street in New Orleans Saint & Sinner's, a restaurant and bar that serves classic Nawlins' favorites. Tatum has been to host Super Bowl parties and toss beads off his restaurant's balcony (pictured). 

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5Eva Longoria

Celebrity chef Todd English paired up with Longoria to open Beso, a Hollywood hotspot with a Latin twist. 

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6Zach Braff

If you're into New England-style seafood, be sure to check out The Mermaid Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, which counts Braff as an investor.  

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7Giuliana and Bill Rancic

She's got Italian roots and he's a Trump-trained entrepreneur, so the couple partnered to open RPM Italian in Chicago. The restaurant serves Giuliana's mom's family pasta recipes. 

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8Jon Bon Jovi

This New Jersey native wanted to give back to his community, so he opened Soul Kitchen in both Red Bank and Toms River. In lieu of prices, the restaurants ask for donations. If you can't afford a meal, diners can volunteer their time and work at the restaurant instead.

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9Michael Jordan

The NBA legend has a namesake restaurant, Michael Jordan's, inside the famed Grand Central terminal in New York, at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, and in the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. 

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10Lisa Vanderpump

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has three restaurants in Los Angeles: Villa Blanca, Sur, and Pump.  

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11Chris Noth

Mr. Big is co-owner of The Cutting Room, a NYC music club that's hosted Lady Gaga, John Mayer and more famous names.

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13Susan Sarandon

If you fancy a game of ping pong, be sure to drop by SPIN, Sarandon's NYC ping-pong joint that has a bar and kitchen serving farm-to-table cuisine. The actress (pictured with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family) is known to host fundraisers and other events there. 

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14Hugh Jackman

A trip to a coffee plantation in Ethiopia inspired the actor to open Laughing Man Coffee and Tea in New York City, which gives 100 percent of profits to community programs. The coffee is also sold in Keurig pods.  

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15Richard Gere

He owns the cozy and rustic Bedford Post Inn, which has two restaurants, Campagna and The Barn.

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