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12 South Taproom & Grill 

2312 12th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 463-7552

Traditional American 
Stop by for a cold beer, some delicious food, or just a good time with a bit of both. South Taproom only offers local, craft, and micro brew


 

15 Romolo 

15 Romolo Pl San Francisco, CA (415) 398-1359

Known for their punch brunch. They have a full sherry program.


 

1500 Degrees 

4525 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL (305) 647-5594

Adrienne Grenier, Sous chef (winner)


 

17th Street Bar and Grill 

32 N 17TH St Murphysboro, IL (618) 684-3722

Traditional American 
Michael Symon - Baby Back Ribs

  • SILVER for 17th Street Bar and Grill

 

40/40 Club 

6 W 25th St New York, NY (212) 832-4040

American Traditional 
This is the place to watch any game, sip on some great cocktails and even rub shoulders with owner and Hip Hop mogul, Jay-Z.



 

5 Point Cafe 

415 Cedar St Seattle, WA (206) 448-9991

classic greasy spoon serves up a great breakfast.


 

5th and Vine 

1674 Richmond Rd Staten Island, NY (718) 980-1897

Fireworks spark when abrasive customers overrun a Staten Island bar, cooking their own food, pouring their own drinks and calling the shots.


 

820 

820 N Russell St Portland, OR (503) 460-0820

Mint, the restaurant, is a Pan American Bistro with influences from the Pacific Northwest, the Mediterranean and Latin America, and 820, the


 

A Salt & Battery 

112 Greenwich Ave New York, NY (212) 691-2713

Seafood English 
Sunny Anderson - Deep Fried Candy Bar

  • GOLD for A Salt & Battery

 

A Single Pebble 

133 Bank St Burlington, VT (802) 865-5200

Asian Chinese 
Alton Brown - Mock Eel


 

Abe and Arthur's 

409 W 14th St New York, NY (646) 289-3930

Steakhouse New American 
Marcellus Coleman, Executive Sous chef, Abe and Arthur's, New York, NY (winner)


 

Acme Oyster House 

724 Iberville St New Orleans, LA (504) 522-5973

Seafood Cajun & Creole 
This episode's challenge was to finish 15 dozen oysters at Acme Oyster House and join the "15 Dozen Club". Adam succeeded in this challenge

  • GOLD for Acme Oyster House

 

Agave Junction Cantina 

11957 Firestone Blvd Norwalk, CA (562) 864-4044

Jon is joined by celebrity guests Maria Menounos and Adam Carolla as he takes over a failing sports bar, wrangles with an incompetent owner,


 

Ajax Tavern 

685 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO (970) 920-6334

Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the sun-drenched, mountainside patio is the idyllic place for lunch, apres ski and dinner. This ski-b


 

Akasha 

9543 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA (310) 845-1700

New American Hamburgers 
Duff Goldman - Onion Rings

  • BRONZE for Akasha

 

Alabama Jacks 

58000 Card Sound Rd Key Largo, FL (305) 248-8741

Harley Bar, Conch Fritters

  • BRONZE for Alabama Jacks

 

Alaskan Hotel 

167 S Franklin St Juneau, AK (907) 586-1000

Pub Food 
Established in 1913, the Alaskan Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Alaska and is on the national register of historic places. The bar i


 

Alewife 

21 N. Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD (410) 545-5112

Beer bar with some great dishes like pork belly mac n cheese and boar sliders


 

Alibi Tiki Lounge 

4024 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR (503) 287-5335

tiki themed dive bar


 

All-Star Sandwich Bar 

1245 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA (617) 868-3065

Sandwiches Bakery 
Rahm wraps up this trip in Cambridge, Massachusetts and discovers the Atomic Meatloaf Meltdown Sandwich


 

Amada 

217-219 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-2450

New American Tapas / Small Plates 
Adam Gertler - Roast Suckling Pig

  • SILVER for Amada

 

American Cupcake CLOSED 

1919 Union St San Francisco, CA (415) 896-4217

Bakery American 
American Cupcake calls itself the world

  • BRONZE for American Cupcake CLOSED

 

American Sardine Bar 

1800 Federal St Philadelphia, PA (215) 334-2337

This bar/restaurant in South Philly has a great selection of beers and yummy comfort food. Plus, sardine sandwiches for only 2 dollars


 

Anchor & Hope 

83 Minna St San Francisco, CA (415) 501-9100

Seafood 
Aida Mollenkamp - Warm Sea Urchin with Dungeness Crab


 

Anchor Bar 

1047 Main St Buffalo, NY (716) 884-4083

Italian Californian 
Camille travels to Buffalo's Anchor Bar - the restaurant responsible for inventing Buffalo Chicken Wings in 1964. These are the original chi

  • GOLD for Anchor Bar

 

Anchor Bar and Grill 

413 Tower Avenue Superior, WI (715) 392-8593

Burgers!

  • SILVER for Anchor Bar and Grill

 

Angel Food 

86 S 9th St Minneapolis, MN (612) 238-1435

Angel Food bakery and coffee bar is constantly in action, watch them work on your way to work as you grab a baked good and flavor your coffe


 

Angel's Sports Bar 

1650 E 6TH St Corona, CA (951) 371-9738

Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to class up Angels, a failing biker bar in Corona, California. To do that, he’ll have to transform


 

Angry Ham's Garage 

2 BEACON ST Framingham, MA (508) 620-8888

Traditional American 
Jon heads to Massachusetts to help a failing garage themed bar that includes poor decoration placement, an owner who treat his employees as


 

Animal 

435 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 782-9225

New American 
Duff Goldman - Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar


 

Aquavit 

65 E 55th St New York, NY (212) 307-7311

Eclectic & International Swedish 
Elise Kornack, Sous chef, Aquavit, New York, NY (winner)


 

Arclight Cinemas 

6360 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 469-8267

Traditional American Mexican 
Candace Nelson - Caramel Corn


 

Area Four 

500 Technology Sq Cambridge, MA (617) 758-4444

whole wheat cookie based J-bar, chocolate espresso B cookie and brown sugar studded craquelin all score high marks with MIT and Harvard stud


 

Arnaud's French 75 

813 Bienville St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-5433

One of the best cigar bars in the city, named after Arnaud's favorite cocktail the French 75


 

Ashmont Grill  

555 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA (617) 825-4300

Traditional American New American 
Sticky Toffee Pudding


 

Aunt Chilada's 

7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive Phoenix, AZ (602) 944-1286

Mexican 
As the oldest restaurant in Arizona, Aunt Chilada's has a very rich history. Constructed in the 1890's from railroad ties and desert stone,


 

Aura Nightclub CLOSED 

114 S. Narcissus Ave. West Palm Beach, FL

Jon helps two club promoters who took over a once popular bar whose reputation is badly tarnished by not just a murder that took place a few


 

Avec 

615 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 258-8331

Italian French 
Chris Cosentino - Chorizo-Stuffed Dates

  • SILVER for Avec

 

B-52 Burger and Brews 

5639 Bishop Avenue Grove Heights, MN (651) 451-3838

Burgers 
B-52 is a sports bar that has a casual vibe with a '40s kick-back, and being in Minnesota they serve the classic Juicy Lucy.


 

B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q  

1205 E 85th St Kansas City, MO (816) 822-7427

Traditional American Southern 
barbecue and blues joint serving regional favorites like burnt ends and battered fries

  • SILVER for B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q

 

BARCode 

9100 E 35th St S Independence, MO (816) 358-5777

When a personal feud between twin brothers threatens the future of the bar they own, one brother's son calls Jon in to save the business.


 

BLD 

7450 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 930-9744

French Traditional American 
Aida Mollenkamp - Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

  • BRONZE for BLD

 

Babbo 

110 Waverly Pl New York, NY (212) 777-0303

Italian Seafood 
Mario Batali -


 

Baby Bar 

827 W. 1st Ave Spokane, WA (509) 847-1234

Baby Bar got its name because it is baby sized and it more than likely was the cause of a few babies as it is located across from the Davenp


 

Baby Blue's BBQ 

444 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA (310) 396-7675

Southern Comfort Food 
Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac & Cheese and spicy XXX BBQ Sauce.

  • GOLD for Baby Blue's BBQ

 

Bacchanal 

600 Poland Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 948-9111

Unique wine cellar , wine bar, with a great outside area.


 

Bacon Bar 

3520 N Rancho Dr Las Vegas, NV (702) 645-8844

Pizza 
Jon confronts a bar owner's adult grandchildren, whose lax oversight of inventory and money handling has brought the bar close to failure.


 

Bad Decisions 

1928 Fleet St Baltimore, MD (928) 353-3878

American Pub Food 
Bacon night once a month, an all night bacon happy hour.

  • SILVER for Bad Decisions

 

Bad Dog Taqueria 

1579 N Decatur Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 370-8822

Mexican Eclectic & International 
Secret Item: Mac Daddy - Mac and Cheese taco.


 

Badlands Country Nightclub 

112 SW Old U.S. 40 Highway Grain Valley, MO (816) 847-6171

Jon must help a sports bar's owner and staff overcome long-held infighting, poor training, and a lack of publicity and promotion in order to


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