The restaurant business is tough man -- so tough that at times I think you'd have to be crazy to get into it. People's are finicky when it comes to food, so to run a restaurant for any length of time is something of a minor miracle.

And that's why this list of the oldest restaurant in each state, put together by Thrillist, is mind-blowing.

So, what's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Louisiana? It's Antoine's on St. Louis Street in New Orleans. Opened in 1840, it's still only the 12th oldest restaurant on the list. It's also the oldest family-run restaurant in America.

So what's the oldest restaurant in America? It appears to be the '76 House in New York, which may date back to 1686.