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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


 

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


 

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!

  • BRONZE 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

  • BRONZE for Animal

 

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

  • BRONZE for Arclight Cinemas

 

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,

  • BRONZE for Aunt Chilada's

 

Aura Nightclub  

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


 

Babbo 

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

Italian Seafood 
Mario Batali -

  • BRONZE for Babbo

 

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


 

Bailey's Chocolate Bar  

1915 Park Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 241-8100

located in Lafayette Square. This dessert lounge features a full bar with over two dozen Chocolate Martinis, 90 beers as well as spirits, wi

  • BRONZE for Bailey's Chocolate Bar

 

Bandera 

11700 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 477-3524

Traditional American 
Adam Gertler - Banana Cream Pie


 

Bar 702 

3355 Spring Mountain Rd Las Vegas, NV (702) 485-5401

A Las Vegas bar owner tries to pick up Nicole, leaving Jon in a frenzy and tough predicament. He also has to get the owner's partner to beco


 

Bar Americain 

152 W 52nd St New York, NY (212) 265-9700

Traditional American New American 
Bobby Flay -

  • BRONZE for Bar Americain

 

Bar Boulud  

1900 Broadway New York, NY (212) 595-0303

French 
Frank Bruni - Croque Monsieur

  • SILVER for Bar Boulud

 

Bar Congress 

200 Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 827-2760

High End restaurant with Craft Cocktails


 

Bar Covell 

4628 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 660-4400

Wine bar without a wine list... they serve you based on your mood and preference


 

Bar Gernika 

202 S Capitol Blvd Boise, ID (208) 344-2175

Spanish Mediterranean 


 

BarDeNay Restaurant And Distillery 

155 E Riverside St Boise, ID (208) 938-5093

Steak Mediterranean 
Established in 2000, BarDeNay was the first combined restaurant and distillery in the United States. Combining hand-crafted spirits with coc


 

Barbuto 

775 Washington St New York, NY (212) 924-9700

Italian 
Tyler Florence - Roasted Chicken


 

Barcito 

151 W Erie St Chicago, IL (312) 274-1111

A sexy and modern Spanish bar and restaurant inspired by the pintxos bars of Spain.


 

Barrio Chino 

253 Broome St New York, NY (212) 228-6710

Mexican Cuban 
Claire Robinson - Grapefruit Margarita


 

Bathtub Gin 

132 9th Ave. New York, NY (646) 559-1671

Bar 
Speakeasy behind a coffee shop with high end cocktails.


 

Beaver's 

2310 Decatur St Houston, TX (713) 864-2328

Traditional American 
Juicy NC style pulled pork sandwich.

  • SILVER for Beaver's

 

Bemelmans Bar 

35 E 76th St New York, NY (212) 744-1600

One of Dave Wondrich's favorite bars in NY. Great classic cocktails


 

Berns Steak House 

1208 S Howard Ave Tampa, FL (813) 254-9367

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Strip Steak

  • GOLD for Berns Steak House

 

Bert's Burger Bar 

235 N Guadalupe St Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-0215

Hamburgers 


 

Biang 

4110 Main St Flushing, NY (718) 888-7713

Asian Chinese 
Biang is the sit-down restaurant from the creators of Xian Famous Foods, with a modern twist on traditional Chinese fare like pork intestine


 

Big Jims Restaurant & Bar 

201 Saline St. Pittsburgh, PA (412) 421-0532

Italian Californian 

  • SILVER for Big Jims Restaurant & Bar

 

Big Nose Kate's Saloon 

417 E Allen St Tombstone, AZ (520) 457-3107

Seafood American 
Originally housing The Grand Hotel, which was one of the finest hotels in the state, the 1882 fire destroyed most of the structure. The salo


 

Billy Bobs Texas  

2520 Rodeo Plz Fort Worth, TX (817) 624-7117

Huge stop with over 30 bar stations and bull riding.

  • BRONZE for Billy Bobs Texas

 

Billy Goat Tavern 

430 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 222-1525

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Famous for their cheeseburgers and the Cubs curse.

  • GOLD for Billy Goat Tavern

 

Bistro du Midi  

272 Boylston St Boston, MA (617) 426-7878

French 


 

Bitter Creek Ale House  

246 N 8th St Boise, ID (208) 345-1813

located just blocks from the State Capital building and Boise City Hall, maintains a truly local style. Boasting nearly 40 beers on draft, f


 

Blockley Pourhouse 

3801 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 222-1234

he Blockley Pourhouse might fit your mood. A local bar and live music venue, it features a beer menu full of local brews. Pop in for dinner,


 

Blue Palms Brewhouse 

6124 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 464-2337

Californian Sandwiches 
Steak Melt

  • BRONZE for Blue Palms Brewhouse

 

Blue Plate Oysterette 

1355 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA (310) 576-3474

Seafood 
freshest and tastiest Lobster Roll you can find West of the Rockies


 

Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl 

61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 963-3369

Michael Psilakis - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl

 

Blue Smoke 

116 E 27th St New York, NY (212) 447-7733

Southern 
Susan Feniger - Warm Barbecue Potato Chips with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

  • SILVER for Blue Smoke

 

Blueberry Hill 

6504 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO (314) 727-4444

Opened in 1972 this landmark restaurant and music club includes monthly performances by legendary Rock and Roll musician Chuck Berry. Locate

  • SILVER for Blueberry Hill

 

Bluejacket 

300 Tingey St Se Washington, DC (202) 524-4862

Craft brewery and beer bar with over 20 drafts.


 

Bo Brooks  

2701 Boston St Baltimore, MD (410) 558-0202

Seafood 
Steamed crabs in pickle juice and beer.


 

Bodega 

221 Ryman St Missoula, MT (406) 549-0435

Bodega is a fun and social bar with plenty of fun activities to offer like an actual basketball court located in the bar! They also offer am


 

Boka Restaurant 

1729 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 337-6070

Traditional American New American 
Art Smith - Saffron Bigoli with Duck Ragout


 

Bon Bon 

926 W. Garland Ave. Spokane, WA Spokane, WA (509) 413-1745

A quaint and friendly bar located next to the historic Garland Theater, the Bon Bon offers up craft cocktails, a wine list of affordable hid


 

Booger Red's Saloon  

109 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX

Named in honor of the legendary Texas bronc-busting champion Samuel Thomas Privett, it features horse saddle bar stools as well as Fort Wort


 

Boston Beer Works 

61 Brookline Ave Boston, MA (617) 536-2337

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Created as Slesar Bros. Brewing Company by brothers Steve and Joe Slesar in 1990, two years later they opened Boston Beer Works, which is no

  • SILVER for Boston Beer Works

 

Bottles and Cans 

3940 Shelbyville Hwy Murfreesboro, TN (615) 962-9872

A Tennessee bar without a liquor license has severe sanitation problems in the kitchen and basement, female bartenders who routinely flash t


 

Bourgeois Pig 

122 E 7th St New York, NY (212) 475-2246

Sandwiches American 
A champagne and wine bar-every girl


 

Brand Steakhouse 

3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-8300

Steakhouse Seafood 
120 ounce (that's seven and a half pounds) steak challenge


 

Brave Horse Tavern 

310 Terry Ave Seattle, WA (206) 971-0717

American Burgers 
a burger with more bacon on it than you can imagine


 

Bread Bar 

258 Locke St. Hamilton, Canada

bakery/pizzeria that combines their disciplines to make the best pizza crust in town


 

Breakwall Bar and Grill 

100 Fisherman's Warf Redondo Beach, CA (310) 406-3888

Jon tries to to save an Irish pub on the decline, though bar manager Carlos threatens Jon


 

Brew U CLOSED 

127 SE Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN (615) 962-7853

Surveillance on a golf-themed bar reveals terrible sanitary conditions and incompetence in the kitchen, which is run by the owner's friend,


 

Bricco 

241 Hanover St Boston, MA (617) 248-6800

Italian Pizza 
Modern take on homemade pastas for a younger generation.


 

Broken Record 

1166 Geneva Ave San Francisco, CA (415) 963-1713

Sandwiches Soul Food 
a whisky bar putting their own spin on a po' boy with avocado and fresh crab mayo

  • BRONZE for Broken Record

 

Bronk's Bar and Grill CLOSED 

101 E Ctr St Lake City, MN (651) 345-2123


 

Brooklyn Inn 

138 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY (718) 522-2525

On the list of best bars in esquire magazine


 

Bruces Bar 

123 1ST St Severance, CO (970) 686-2320

You'll find a different twist on Rocky Mountain oysters at Euclid Hall, a gastro pub that serves young beef testicles that are seasoned and


 

Buck's Restaurant and Bar 

425 W Ormsby Ave Louisville, KY (502) 637-5284

Traditional American New American 
Bourbon bar on the bourbon trail.


 

Buckhorn Exchange 

1000 Osage St Denver, CO (303) 534-9505

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Dine at Denvers oldest restaurant, a place that specializes in game meat such as yak, buffalo and elk.

  • GOLD for Buckhorn Exchange

 

Buddakan 

75 9th Ave New York, NY (212) 989-6612

Chinese 
Bobby Flay - Peking Duck

  • BRONZE for Buddakan

 

Buffa's 

1001 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 949-0038

Local bar open 24/7 serving up classic creole and cajun food


 

Bullitt 

2209 Polk St San Francisco, CA (415) 268-0140

American Cafe 
the first bar in the world to serve Fernet Branca on tap. A type of amaro, or Italian herbal liqueur, commonly drunk as an after dinner dige


 

Bunk Sandwiches 

621 SE Morrison St Portland, OR (503) 477-9515

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Chris Cosentino - Pork Belly Cubano

  • GOLD for Bunk Sandwiches

 

Burger Bar 

5291 S 1900 W Roy, UT (801) 825-8961

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Burger Bar

 

Burger Jones 

3200 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 746-0800

Hamburgers 
a local favorite that challenges customers to eat a massive burger piled high with everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken frie

  • BRONZE for Burger Jones

 

Burger and Beer Joint 

1766 Bay Rd South Beach, FL (305) 672-3287

Hamburgers 
Owners Ron Garcia and Buzzy Sklar bring the 10-lb. burger challenge known as the

  • BRONZE for Burger and Beer Joint

 

Bushwick Country Club 

618 Grand St Brooklyn, NY (718) 388-2114

Local bar with mini golf in the back. Serving up some PBR and some pickleback shots


 

Butcher Bar 

37-08 30th Ave Astoria, NY (718) 606-8140

Butcher and Dine-In, focused on all things meat.


 

Butcher's Chophouse & Bar 

751 Main St Ste 101 Park City, UT (435) 647-0040


 

Butter 

354 11th St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-5964

American Cafe 
A local dive-bar legend that serves up great music, good times and all the SpaghettiOs and deep-fried PB&Js you can stomach


 

Buzzard Beach 

4110 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO (816) 753-4455

Self-proclaimed as “Kansas City's Only 5 Star Dive, this bar features beer, shots and a colorful crowd. One of KC's locally created drink


 

Cabo Fish Taco 

3201 N Davidson St Charlotte, NC (704) 332-8868

Seafood Southwestern 

  • GOLD for Cabo Fish Taco

 

Cadieux Cafe 

4300 Cadieux Rd Detroit, MI (313) 882-8560

Traditional American Seafood 
Tony and Zamir learn the old Belgian sport of feather bowling from 2 masters of the game.

  • BRONZE for Cadieux Cafe

 

Cafe pacific 

24 Highland Park Vlg Dallas, TX (214) 526-1170

Seafood 
Kerry Vincent - Pecan Ball

  • BRONZE for Cafe pacific

 

Camino 

3917 Grand Ave Oakland, CA (510) 547-5035

New American 
Known for fire grilled crab


 

Campbell's Irish Pub 

4068 S Howell Ave Milwaukee, WI

The American dream becomes a hard reality for this Irish bar owner after Taffer discovers he withheld employee paychecks to keep the busines


 

Cane and Table 

1113 Decatur St New Orleans, LA (504) 581-1112

New cocktail bar focusing on unique interpretations of rum drinks


 

Cannery Row Brewing Company 

95 Prescott Avenue Monterey, CA (831) 643-2722

Steak Mediterranean 
the brewhouse crankin' out big time bar food like parmesan pretzels and short rib grilled cheese

  • BRONZE for Cannery Row Brewing Company

 

Capo's 

5795 W Tropicana Ave Las Vegas, NV (702) 436-2276

Italian 
Secret Item: The Leftovers


 

Caracas Arepa Bar  

291 Grand St Brooklyn, NY (718) 218-6050

South American Latin American 


 

Caracas Arepas Bar  

291 Grand St. Manhattan, NY (212) 529-2314

Arepas throwdown. Winner: Maribel and Aristides Barrios


 

Caribou Cafe 

1126 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-9535

French 
Olivier Desaintmartin, Chef and Restaurateur, Caribou Cafe, Philadelphia, PA (winner)


 

Carousel Bar 

214 Royal St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-3341

Rotating Bar that actually spins


 

Casino El Camino 

517 E Sixth St Austin, TX (512) 469-9330

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Casino El Camino

 

Catch 22 Lobster Bar 

589 MAIN ST Moncton, Canada

where classic comfort dishes turn into magnificent lobster creations served 22 different ways


 

Centrico 

211 W Broadway New York, NY (212) 431-0700

Mexican Latin American 
Aaron Sanchez -


 

Champion's Sports Bar & Grill 

1007 Tony Canadeo Run Green Bay, WI (920) 544-8367

Members of MVF Nation team up to take on the Gravedigger Challenge: a 6 lb. burger challenge that must be completed in 1 hour.


 

Champs Sports Pub 

4103 W Burbank Blvd Burbank, CA (818) 840-9493

Traditional American 
Jon helps a once iconic bar that suffering from the owner being neglectful and blaming his inexperienced staff for the problems.


 

Char No 4 

196 Smith St Brooklyn, NY (718) 643-2106

Southern 
150 American Whiskeys paired with Southern Food


 

Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar 

2201 W. 1st Ave. Vancouver, Canada (604) 558-4448

an authentic southern brunch. At Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar, seafood is breakfast food


 

Chez Jay 

1657 Ocean Ave Los Angeles, CA (310) 395-1741

Traditional American Seafood 
Bacon crusted pepper-steak.


 

Chickie's and Pete's 

11000 Roosevelt Blvd Philadelphia, PA (215) 856-9890

Seafood American 
Chickie's & Pete's was the location for the challenge. Having won many awards, this bar is known as the biggest sports bar on the East Coast

  • SILVER for Chickie's and Pete's

 

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar  

203 E 10th St New York, NY (212) 995-9511

American Continental 
Johnny Iuzzi - Formage Blanc


 

Chilkoot Charlies 

2435 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK (907) 272-1010

American 
Built where the exterior deck was previously located, The Bird House Bar opened in August of 2002. It is an “exact” replica of the orig


 

Chilleen's on 17 

33150 S Coldwater Rd Black Canyon City, AZ (623) 374-5552

Jon heads to the Arizona desert to help a family owned bar whose members drink on the job and allow animals to enter the bar doing questiona


 

Chinatown Brasserie 

380 Lafayette St New York, NY (212) 533-7000

Asian Chinese 
Claire Robinson - Egg Rolls

  • BRONZE for Chinatown Brasserie

 

Chinois on Main 

2709 Main St Santa Monica, CA (310) 392-9025

Eclectic & International 
Sandra Lee - Shanghai Lobster


 

Christians Tailgate Bar and Grill 

2000 Bagby Houston, TX (713) 527-0261

Fast Food American 
Jalapeno and bacon burger.


 

Chucks Burger Bar 

194 Locke St S Hamilton, Canada (905) 525-1000

Bacon Burger


 

Cienfuegos 

95 Avenue A New York, NY (212) 614-6818

Cuban Latin American 
Takes you back to vintage Cuba and provides you with a large selection of rum punches.


 

City House 

1222 4th Ave N Nashville, TN (615) 736-5838

Italian Seafood 
This restaurant and bar located in the middle of Nashville gives off a very rural vibe and offers great food and amazing cocktail

  • BRONZE for City House

 

City Tavern Restaurant  

138 S Second St Philadelphia, PA (215) 413-1443

Traditional American 
Adam Gertler - Pepperpot Soup

  • GOLD for City Tavern Restaurant

 

Clarke's 

840 First St Miami, FL (305) 538-9885

Traditional American Irish 
Casual bar and grille inspired by the collective cultures of Miami, Dubin and New York City. Irish and international beers on draft, and ext


 

Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen 

54 S Main St Clarkston, MI (248) 620-6100

American Eclectic 
Guy tries one of Kid Rock's favorites, the mackinest mac 'n cheese, in a renovated church

  • SILVER for Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen

 

Cleopatra's Needle 

2485 Broadway New York, NY (212) 769-6969

English Middle Eastern 


 

Clover Club 

210 Smith St Brooklyn, NY (718) 855-7939

Sushi American 
Ted Allen - Gin Blossom

  • BRONZE for Clover Club

 

Club Deuce Bar and Grill 

222 14th St Miami Beach, FL (305) 531-6200

Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights.


 

Clyde Common 

1014 SW Stark St Portland, OR (503) 766-2998

One of the best hotel bars in the country featuring some amazing cocktails


 

Coast Seafood 

111 W Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA (404) 869-0777

Quentin Donnaud, Executive Chef, Coast Seafood & Raw Bar, Atlanta, GA (winner)


 

Cochon Butcher 

930 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA (504) 588-2123

Southern New American 
Chris Cosentino - Boudin Sausage

  • GOLD for Cochon Butcher

 

Colony Grill 

172 Myrtle Ave Stamford, CT (203) 359-2184

Italian Pizza 
Hot oil bar pie.


 

Colorado Fondue Company 

1016 State Road 436 Casselberry, FL (407) 767-8232

Traditional American Swiss 


 

Comstock Saloon 

155 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA (415) 617-0071

Classic Cocktail bar


 

Copia 

307 E 53rd St New York, NY (212) 838-0007

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Lester Walker, Executive Chef, Copia, New York, NY (winner)


 

Coppa 

253 Shawmut Ave Boston, MA (617) 391-0902

Italian Pizza 
Jamie Bissonnette, Chef and Restaurateur, Toro and Coppa, Boston, MA (winner)


 

Corey's Catsup & Mustard 

623 Main St Manchester, CT (860) 432-7755

Southwestern American 
A burger bar that's loading a double patty with bacon and house smoked brisket.

  • GOLD for Corey's Catsup & Mustard

 

Counter Cafe 

626 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 708-8800

American Cafe 
the tiny cafe dishing out scratch-made chicken burgers and quail.

  • BRONZE for Counter Cafe

 

Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar 

4310 Sharon Rd Ste X05 Charlotte, NC (704) 365-1922

Cowfish claims to have the first and only Sushi Burger Bar. Interesting combination that works!


 

Crab Shack 

40 Estill Hammock Rd Tybee Island, GA (912) 786-9857

Seafood 
The concept for The Crab Shack began in 1990. Prior to that it was just a sleepy little fishing camp with a boat hoist, boat storage, live b

  • SILVER for Crab Shack

 

Craftsteak 

85 10th Ave New York, NY (212) 400-6699

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Anne Burrell - Halfsteak Nachos

  • SILVER for Craftsteak

 

Crave 

500 W 5th St Charlotte, NC (704) 335-0588

Ice Cream Catering 
a new breed of Charlotte evening entertainment. In addition to great drinks, Crave also offers a relaxing lounge type atmosphere with desser


 

Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar 

144 Boon St Narragansett, RI (401) 783-1810

Italian Soups 

  • SILVER for Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar

 

Crepe Amour 

3291 M St NW Washington, DC (202) 625-6625

  • BRONZE for Crepe Amour

 

Crif Dogs 

113 Saint Marks Pl New York, NY (212) 614-2728

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Bacon wrapped hot dog.

  • SILVER for Crif Dogs

 

Crosstown Pub & Grill 

909 E Ogden Ave Naperville, IL (630) 848-0652

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Devils Wings

  • BRONZE for Crosstown Pub & Grill

 

Crown Bar 

2705 6th Ave Tacoma, WA (253) 272-4177

the pub grub grill menu that includes a take on killer kabobs and homegrown beet salads.


 

Crustacean 

9646 Little Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA (310) 205-8990

Seafood 
Duff Goldman - Famous Garlic Noodles

  • BRONZE for Crustacean

 

Crystal's Restaurant and Confectionary Bar 

4119 S Staples St Corpus Christi, TX (361) 857-8081

Mexican 


 

Cure 

4905 Freret St New Orleans, LA (504) 302-2357

High end cocktail bar


 

DBGB 

299 Bowery St New York, NY (212) 933-5303

French 
is not only a bar with an excellentbeer menu but a place where culinary creations are consumed alongside pairings of rare and unique beers

  • BRONZE for DBGB

 

DMK Burger Bar 

2954 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 698-6482

Hamburgers 
a gourmet restaurant vet brings fine dining to the bar with innovative burgers like bison with blueberry bbq sauce

  • GOLD for DMK Burger Bar

 

DRINK 

348 Congress St Boston, MA (617) 695-1806

Voted to the best bar list in 2008 a great place for a night cap with some great craft cocktails


 

Dain's Places 

754 9th St Durham, NC (919) 416-8800

Sandwiches American 
Relay last leg : Jordan ate the Portable Defibrilator, an 8-ounce (0.23 kg) cheeseburger covered with chili, bacon, a 4-ounce (0.11 kg) hot


 

Deep Eddy Cabaret 

2315 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX (512) 472-0961

One of the oldest bars in the city and a great place to grab a beer


 

Deep Ellum 

477 Cambridge St Allston, MA (617) 787-2337

awesome gastropub serving amazing bar food and great drinks.


 

Denver Biscuit Company 

3237 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO (303) 377-7900

Southern Sandwiches 
the double-duty corner bar smoking pork for its biscuits and topping pizzas with the bounty of the county

  • SILVER for Denver Biscuit Company

 

Dimples 

3413 W Olive Ave Burbank, CA (818) 842-2336

Hot Dogs American 
When Americas first karaoke bar is facing closure, Jon decides to go hands on to help this historic establishment.


 

Dinosaur Bar B Que 

246 W Willow St Syracuse, NY (315) 476-1662

Caribbean American 
Adam Gertler - BBQ Half Chicken

  • GOLD for Dinosaur Bar B Que

 

Dish 

1220 Thomas Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 344-0343

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Dish

 

Dixie Tavern 

301 E 7th St Charlotte, NC (704) 374-1700

American Pub Food 
This fun and worry-free bar has a number of great drinks, playful atmosphere, and plenty of bar games for a good time


 

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant  

956 Broadway Cir San Diego, CA (619) 696-0398

French New American 

  • BRONZE for Dobson's Bar & Restaurant

 

Donn's Depot 

1600 W Fifth St Austin, TX (866) 319-0648

One of the classic Austin bars with a more traditional Texas feel.


 

Donna Bell's Bakeshop 

301 W 49th St New York, NY

All the goods at this bakeshop are inspired by the Southern Belle - Donna Bell. Expect to find the best of the south in the form of sweet ba


 

Dos Diablos CLOSED 

15 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 245-3100

Mexican 
Glossy hardwood floors, high tin ceilings and walls of red glass greet patrons at this River North district dining establishment, known for


 

Dosa 

995 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 642-3672

Indian 
Southern Indian food, specializing in dosa's (similar to a crepe).


 

Dovetail 

103 W 77th St New York, NY (212) 362-3800

Traditional American New American 
Michael Psilakis - Chicken a la Plancha


 

Downey's Irish Pub 

526 S Front St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-9500

Seafood Pizza 
Bar expert Jon Taffer attempts to resuscitate Downey’s, a failing Irish pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To do that, heâ€


 

Doyle's Cafe 

3484 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 524-2345

Traditional American Irish 
Since 1882 a classic traditional Irish pub


 

Dressel's 

419 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 361-1060

English Irish 
classic British pub cooking up gourmet grilled cheese and a porchetta masterpiece

  • BRONZE for Dressel's

 

Drinking Fountain 

3520 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 522-7335

Named as one of the 2013 best bars, a great american dive bar


 

Durgin Park 

340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl Boston, MA (617) 227-2038

Traditional American Seafood 
Bostons best baked beans


 

E&O Trading Company 

314 Sutter St San Francisco, CA (415) 693-0303

Asian Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim 
Brian Boitano - Indonesian Corn Fritters

  • BRONZE for E&O Trading Company

 

East Coast Grill 

1271 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA (617) 491-6568

Seafood New American 
Seafood and a super spicy feast named Hell Night

  • BRONZE for East Coast Grill

 

East Side King 

2538 Guadalupe St Austin, TX (512) 570-4687

Asian inspired food.

  • BRONZE for East Side King

 

Eastern Standard  

528 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA (617) 532-9100

Seafood New American 
Great bar near the hotel commenwealth


 

Easy Street's Le Bar Boheme 

201 Heber Avenue Park City, UT (435) 658-9425

is one of the coziest and warmest spots on Main Street. Offering a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails, it's just adjacent to The Sky Lod


 

Ed's Lobster Bar 

222 Lafayette St New York, NY (212) 343-3236

Traditional American Seafood 
Extravagant Seafood from a cart

  • BRONZE for Ed's Lobster Bar

 

Eischen's Bar 

109 N 2nd St Okarche, OK (405) 263-9939

  • BRONZE for Eischen's Bar

 

El Carmen 

8138 W Third St Los Angeles, CA (323) 852-1552

a Mexican bar and restaurant featuring Mexican wrestler-themed decor and over 400 different tequilas and mescals. Originally established in


 

El Tepeyac 

812 N Evergreen Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 267-8668

Mexican 
Since 1952 serving up a 5 LB burrito

  • GOLD for El Tepeyac

 

Eleven City Diner  

1112 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 212-1112

Kosher 

  • BRONZE for Eleven City Diner

 

Empellon 

230 W 4th St New York, NY (212) 367-0999

Mexican 
Owned by a NY Pastry chef, he takes his modern techniques to Mexican cuisine.


 

Empire Little Bar Bistro 

245 Granby St Norfolk, VA (757) 626-3100

Tapas / Small Plates 
carries several rare beers. Seating only 32, the staples here are moderately priced martinis and tapas. With half the seats overlooking eith


 

Empire State South 

999 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA (404) 541-1105

Traditional American Southern 
Chef Ryan Smith’s Empire State South brings a modern twist to beloved Southern cuisine.


 

Employees Only 

510 Hudson St New York, NY (212) 242-3021

Rocco Dispirito - Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chops

  • BRONZE for Employees Only

 

Epic 

112 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 222-4940

Steakhouse French 
3 floor bar with epic views of the Chicago skyline.


 

Eric's Bar 

315 E Hyman Ave Ste 211 Aspen, CO (970) 920-6707

Also apart of the indoor pub crawl. Eric’s Bar offers up a great environment for some classy drinking. With a modern decor and stylish cli


 

Escobar 

426 East Hyman Avenue Aspen, CO (970) 414-0524

PBR Tall Boys meet Pomegranate and Espresso Martinis in the underground layer of Escobar Aspen Nightclub Bar Lounge


 

Exchange Bar & Grill 

256 3rd Ave New York, NY (646) 596-9039

American Burgers 
Similar to the stock exchange, the more demand that there is for a particular item, the pricier it becomes. A less popular item will be chea


 

Expatriate 

5424 Ne 30th Ave Portland, OR (971) 279-5124

James Beard winner and Top Chef Master cooking up some great food for an awesome bar


 

Extremes 

1535 W Chapman Ave Orange, CA (714) 456-9970

Seafood Mexican 
When an owners early success gets over his head and causes him to get drunk and let the staff become divided, Jon must get him back to reali


 

F Scott's Restaurant&Jazz Bar 

2210 Crestmoor Rd Nashville, TN (615) 269-5861

Traditional American 


 

Fat Head's Saloon 

1805 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA (412) 431-7433

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Fat Head's Saloon

 

Fathers Office 

3229 Helms Ave Culver City, CA (310) 815-9827

Traditional American 
Best Bar Burger


 

Fatty Cue 

91 S 6th St New York, NY (718) 599-3090

Seafood Eclectic & International 


 

Fearing's 

2121 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX (214) 922-4848

Southwestern 
Emeril Lagasse - Roased Pheasant


 

Finn McCool's 

2700 Main St Santa Monica, CA (310) 452-1734

Mexican Irish 


 

Fire Food & Drink  

13220 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH (216) 921-3473

Traditional American 
Fresh made bread in tandoori oven, with an herb oil.


 

Firefly Grille 

2201 Bandywood Dr Nashville, TN (615) 383-0042

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Kristen Gregory, Executive Chef, Firefly Grille, Nashville, TN (winner)


 

First Food and Bar - CLOSED 

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 792-8900

BBQ pulled pork egg roll. Monkey bread.


 

Flex Mussels 

174 E 82nd St New York, NY (212) 717-7772

Mexican 
25 Different types of mussels.


 

Fluff Bake Bar 

219 MARSHALL ST # 244 Houston, TX (713) 880-8463

Cookies and pies.


 

Fluke Wine, Bar and Kitchen 

41 Bowens Wharf Newport, RI (401) 849-7778

Seafood Mediterranean 
Fluke has already gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Newport restaurant scene


 

Flying Saucer  

14999 Montfort Dr Dallas, TX (972) 934-2537

Traditional American 
If you're looking for a more sophisticated beer drinking experience, the selection can't be beat atThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. Don't

  • SILVER for Flying Saucer

 

Fore Street 

288 Fore St Portland, ME (207) 775-2717

Traditional American Seafood 
Tomato tart with a goat cheese mousse


 

Fran's Chocolates 

1300 E Pike St Seattle, WA (206) 322-0233

Bobby Flay - Coconut Gold Bars

  • BRONZE for Fran's Chocolates

 

Franklin Cafe 

278 Shawmut Ave Boston, MA (617) 350-0010

Traditional American New American 
Adam Gertler - Corn Beef and Cabbage


 

Frasca 

1738 Pearl St Boulder, CO (720) 708-2244

Italian European 
Michael Chiarello - Fried Pineapple Wrapped Speck

  • BRONZE for Frasca

 

Fresco's Restaurant and Wine Bar 

35620 US Hwy 27 Lake Hamilton, FL (863) 422-1117


 

Frolic Room 

6245 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 462-5890

Featured in the movie LA Confidential, a great LA dive bar.


 

Frontera Grill 

445 N Clark St Chicago, IL (312) 661-0381

Mexican New American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Carne Asada A La Oxaquena

  • GOLD for Frontera Grill

 

Game On 

100 Terminal E Boston, MA (617) 567-3090

a multi-media sports bar that features over 90 high definition televisions, where patrons can catch a Red Sox game during baseball season, a


 

Garage Bar 

700 E Market St Louisville, KY (502) 749-7100

Pizza American 
The menu at Garage Bar is built around classic Kentucky foods like hominy grits with steamed and fried corn and Kentucky ham with carrot mar


 

Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit and Mario's Keller Bar 

2300 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 781-3860

German 
Gasthof offers a Meterbratwurst, a grilled German Bratwurst one meter (just over three feet) in length and served with two side items (Adam

  • SILVER for Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit and Mario's Keller Bar

 

Georges Bar and Restaurant 

503 Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA (610) 964-2588

Eclectic & International Tapas / Small Plates 
Jeremy Duclut, Executive Chef, Georges' Bar and Restaurant, Wayne, PA (winner)


 

Gilhooley's 

222 9TH St San Leon, TX (281) 339-3813

Seafood 
Some call Gilhooleys the most notorious oyster bar on the Gulf of Mexico, where the gritty ambience and the oysters make it the ultimate sea


 

Gino's East 

162 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-3337

Italian Pizza 
He feasts his eyes on a mammoth deep-dish pizza overflowing with meat and, of course, tons of bacon.

  • GOLD for Gino's East

 

Golden Cadillac 

13 1st Ave New York, NY (212) 995-5151

Disco Era Cocktails voted to the list of best bars in 2014


 

Golden West Cafe 

1105 W 36TH St Baltimore, MD (410) 889-8891

Eclectic Cafe 
Duff Goldman - Huevos Montelenos


 

Good Dog Bar 

224 S 15th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 985-9600

Hamburgers 
Deep fried, hand-made empanadas.

  • GOLD for Good Dog Bar

 

Good Times at Davey Wayne's 

1611 N El Centro Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 962-3804

Ultimate throwback bar, secret entrance through a fridge in a thrift shop


 

Gordon Ramsay at The London 

151 W 54th St New York, NY (212) 468-8888

French 
Josh Emett, Chef de cuisine (winner)


 

Gotham Bar and Grill 

12 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 620-4020

Traditional American Seafood 
Michael Psilakis - 3 course turkey dinner.


 

Govnr's Park  

672 Logan St Denver, CO (303) 831-8605

American Burgers 
Serving up classic tavern fare it has one of the best Happy Hours in Denver like 2-for-1 on all draft beers, margaritas, premium wells and L


 

Grand Central Oyster Bar 

89 E 42nd St New York, NY (212) 490-6650

Traditional American Seafood 
Scott Conant - Oysters Rockerfeller

  • BRONZE for Grand Central Oyster Bar

 

Grano Pasta Bar 

1031 W 36th St Baltimore, MD (443) 438-7521