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11th Street Diner 

1065 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL (305) 534-6373

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for 11th Street Diner


11th Street Diner 

1065 Washington Ave Miami, FL (305) 534-6373

Traditional American 
serving Southern Fried Chicken, Pork Chops with Apple/Raisin Garnish and Argentinian Skirt Steak


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.


3 Sister's Cafe 

6360 Guilford Ave Indianapolis, IN (317) 257-5556

New American Vegetarian 
Cafe in an old Victorian where the house favorite is an original pork and kale sandwich called the D'Nai.

  • BRONZE for 3 Sister's Cafe


900 Grayson 

900 Grayson St Berkeley, CA (510) 704-9900

New American 

  • BRONZE for 900 Grayson


A1 Diner 

3 Bridge St Gardiner, ME (207) 582-4804

  • BRONZE for A1 Diner


Al's Breakfast 

413 14th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN (612) 331-9991

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Al's Breakfast


Ambassador Dining Room 

3811 Canterbury Rd Baltimore, MD (410) 366-1484

Duff Goldman - Fish w/Tamarind Sauce


Amy Ruth's 

113 west 116th street New York, NY (212) 280-8779

Traditional American Southern 
Adam visits Amy Ruth's for Harlem's finest chicken and waffles.

  • BRONZE for Amy Ruth's


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


Antoine's Restaurant 

713-717 St Louis St New Orleans, LA (504) 581-4422

French Cajun & Creole 
Antoine’s is the oldest family-run restaurant in the United States and has been serving up authentic NOLA dishes from the start — none o

  • GOLD for Antoine's Restaurant



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

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


Arthur Bryant's Barbeque 

1727 Brooklyn Ave Kansas City, MO (816) 231-1123

Steak Chicken 
Arthur Bryant's is a landmark BBQ joint that has been serving up some of KC's best BBQ for nearly a century.

  • GOLD for Arthur Bryant's Barbeque


Artisanal Bistro 

2 Park Ave New York, NY (212) 725-8585

French Seafood 
Rocco DiSpirito - Cheese Fondue

  • BRONZE for Artisanal Bistro



901 Louisiana Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 891-9626

Southern Cajun & Creole 
Consistency is a hallmark of their straightforward Creole menu, and the shrimp and grits are a standout. The brunch with live music draws th



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

French Traditional American 
Aida Mollenkamp - Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

  • BRONZE for BLD


Bad Genie Rock Lounge 

1709 N Arlington Pl Milwaukee, WI (414) 220-8090

Consisting of a dead scorpion (sans-stinger) dropped into a shot of Roaring Dan's Rum, this is not a drink for the faint of heart. If you re



80 Spring St New York, NY (212) 965-1785

Bobby Flay - French Fries

  • SILVER for Balthazar


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

Frank Bruni - Croque Monsieur

  • SILVER for Bar Boulud


Barney Greengrass 

541 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY (212) 724-4707

Alton Brown - Chopped Herring Salad Sandwich



299 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, Canada (416) 532-7700

fans swear that every bite is good at Barque Smokehouse, where brisket on your benny and smoked duck on your pancakes make their BBQ brunch


Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro 

3133 E Newberry Blvd Milwaukee, WI (414) 962-6300

Steakhouse French 
This upscale restaurant serves French food, steak and seafood. Located in Lake Park, one of the best parks in the city, the bistro has a gre


Becky's Diner 

390 Commercial St Portland, ME (207) 773-7070

Traditional American 
Stuffed Turkey and Stuffed Lobster.

  • SILVER for Becky's Diner


Beth's Cafe 

7311 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA (206) 782-5588

American Cafe 
12 egg omelette with unlimited hash browns.

  • SILVER for Beth's Cafe


Beto's on Broadway 

8142 Broadway St San Antonio, TX (210) 930-9393

Mexican Latin American 
a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce

  • SILVER for Beto's on Broadway


Bette's Oceanview Diner 

1807 4th St Berkeley, CA (510) 644-3230


  • BRONZE for Bette's Oceanview Diner


Big Al's Diner 

12600 Larchmere Blvd Cleveland, OH (216) 791-8550

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Michael Symon - Corned Beef Hash

  • BRONZE for Big Al's Diner


Bistro du Midi  

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



Blue Bottle Cafe 

66 Mint St San Francisco, CA (415) 495-3394

Californian Tea 
Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.


Blue Bottle Coffee 

315 Linden St San Francisco, CA (415) 252-7535

Tea Cafe 
Chris Cosentino - Mondrian Cake

  • BRONZE for Blue Bottle Coffee


Blue Duck Tavern 

1201 24TH St NW Washington, DC (202) 419-6755

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Blue Duck Tavern


Blue Heaven 

729 Thomas St Key West, FL (305) 296-8666

Traditional American New American 
Camille journeys to Blue Heaven ??? the restaurant known for the delicious mountain of meringue they pile on top of their key lime pies. Bot

  • GOLD for Blue Heaven


Blue Hill at Stone Barns 

630 Bedford Rd Tarrytown, NY (914) 366-9600

Traditional American New American 


Blue Moon Cafe 

1621 Aliceanna St Baltimore, MD (410) 522-3940

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Blue Moon Cafe


Blue Plate Diner 

2041 S 2100 E Salt Lake City, UT (801) 463-1151


  • BRONZE for Blue Plate Diner


Blue Ridge Grill  

1261 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA (404) 233-5030

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Alton Brown - Fried Pickles


Blue Smoke 

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

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

  • SILVER for Blue Smoke


Bongo Java 

2007 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN (615) 385-5282


Brenda's French Soul Food 

652 Polk Street San Francisco, CA (415) 345-8100

Southern Soul 
Banana Foster French Toast

  • BRONZE for Brenda's French Soul Food



716 Iberville St New Orleans, LA (504) 522-2467

Steakhouse French 
Best Flaming Treat.

  • GOLD for Brennan's


Brindle Room 

277 E 10th St New York, NY (212) 529-9702

Italian Eclectic & International 
High End Burger along with other unique foods like beer battered pork belly

  • BRONZE for Brindle Room


Broadway East 

171 E Broadway New York, NY (212) 228-3100

Gavin Mills, Executive Chef (winner).


Brother Juniper's College Inn 

3519 Walker Ave Memphis, TN (901) 324-0144

Traditional American 


Brunch Box 

315 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland, OR (503) 477-3286

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Serving crazy menu items like the Redonkadonk, a burger with ham, spam and bacon stuffed between grilled cheeses


Brunch Drunk Love CLOSED 

2389 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 648-6800

Hit up this popular pop up brunch restaurant their Pumpkin Pancakes, Sticky Buns, Spiced Brioche Donuts, Bacon Marmalade.


Bryant Lake Bowl 

810 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 825-3737

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Bryant Lake Bowl



120 Hudson St New York, NY (212) 219-0666

Traditional American 
Serving stacks of sour cream pancakes, steak and eggs and Bubby

  • BRONZE for Bubby


Buckeye Roadhouse 

15 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA (415) 331-2600

Californian Traditional American 
Tyler Florence - Smore Pie


Bun 'N' Barrel 

1150 Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX (210) 828-2829

Fast Food American 

  • GOLD for Bun 'N' Barrel


Busick Court Restaurant 

250 Court St NE Salem, OR (503) 370-8107



Buz and Ned's  

1119 N Blvd Richmond, VA (804) 355-6055

Buz & Ned's is a Richmond institution, serving the best barbecue around. Adam samples Buz's famous hickory-smoked spare ribs.

  • GOLD for Buz and Ned's


C and K Barbecue 

4390 Jennings Station Rd St Louis, MO (314) 385-8100

C&K Barbecue draws crowds of people who can’t get enough of its St. Louis-style ribs, which are covered in a special vinegar-based barbecu


Cafe 222 

222 Island Ave San Diego, CA (619) 236-9902

New American 
Bobby Flay - Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast

  • GOLD for Cafe 222


Cafe Coyote 

2461 San Diego Ave San Diego, CA (619) 291-4695

Naga Viper drenched Pork Carnitas challenge, with the loser singing for his food, Mariachi style

  • SILVER for Cafe Coyote


Cafe Du Monde 

800 Decatur St New Orleans, LA (504) 525-4544

At Café du Monde, you’ll find near-perfect New Orleans doughnuts topped with powdered sugar, called beignets. But don’t ask for much el

  • GOLD for Cafe Du Monde


Cafe Habana 

17 Prince St New York, NY (212) 625-2002

Mexican Cuban 
Tyler Florence - Grilled corn on a stick

  • BRONZE for Cafe Habana


Cafe Polonia 

611 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA (617) 269-0110

Polish & Czech Central European 
Authentic Polish restaurant serving traditional cuisine.


Caioti Pizza Cafe 

4346 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA (818) 761-3588




557 Hudson St New York, NY (212) 206-6444

Spanish Tapas / Small Plates 
Franco Barrio, Chef and Restaurateur, Caliu, New York, NY (winner)



950 Pearl St Boulder, CO (303) 442-7771

Mexican Latin American 
Known for their brunch food , especially the Mexican hash.


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


Chicago Diner 

3411 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (773) 935-6696

Traditional American Vegetarian 
This Chicago landmark is creating classic diner desserts that taste so divine and decadent you wouldn


Chinatown Brasserie CLOSED 

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

Asian Chinese 
Claire Robinson - Egg Rolls


City Crab 

235 Park Ave S New York, NY (212) 529-3800

Steakhouse Seafood 
Michael Siry, Corporate Executive Chef, Big Daddy's Diner, Duke's, and City Crab, New York, NY (winner)


Colossal Cafe 

1839 E 42nd St Minneapolis, MN (612) 729-2377

Sandwiches European 
a tiny breakfast and lunch spot serving up a scratch made meatloaf sandwich topped with cranberry compote

  • SILVER for Colossal Cafe


Commander's Palace 

1403 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 899-8221

Traditional American Cajun & Creole 
American Classics - Best Gumbo.

  • GOLD for Commander's Palace



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

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


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


DB Bistro Moderne 

55 W 44th St New York, NY (212) 391-2400

French Seafood 
Daniel Boulud -



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

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



Daddy Dz BBQ 

264 Memorial Dr SE Atlanta, GA (404) 222-0206

Aaron Sanchez - Rib Tips

  • GOLD for Daddy Dz BBQ


David Burke Townhouse 

133 E 61st St New York, NY (212) 813-2121

New American 
Scott Conant - Cheesecake Lollipop Tree

  • BRONZE for David Burke Townhouse


Diner Deluxe 

804 Edmonton Trail Northeast Calgary, Canada (403) 276-5499

nifty nuances on brunch classics – like maple fried oatmeal and meatloaf hash – make it worth the wait



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

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


Dottie's True Blue Cafe 

28 6th St San Francisco, CA (415) 885-2767

American Cafe 
Comfort Cookin'

  • GOLD for Dottie's True Blue Cafe


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


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


Eastern Standard  

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

Seafood New American 
Great bar near the hotel commenwealth



60 Rue Begin Gatineau, Canada (819) 205-1110

Chef Marysol Foucault creates brunch heaven with maple syrup soaked bacon, pork belly in a pop over and a huevos rancheros that can only be


Eleven City Diner  

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


  • BRONZE for Eleven City Diner



601 Gallier St New Orleans, LA (504) 944-9272

Big Easy breakfast institution where there's no better way to recover from an all night party, than indulging in local favorites like pralin


Elmo's Diner 

776 Ninth St Durham, NC (919) 416-3823

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Elmo's Diner


Extra Virgin 

259 W 4th St New York, NY (212) 691-9359

Anne Burrell - Spaghetti and Meatballs


Extraordinary Desserts 

2929 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA (619) 294-2132

Bakery American 
Marcela Valladolid - Dulce De Leche Cake

  • GOLD for Extraordinary Desserts


Famous 4th Street Delicatessen 

700 S Fourth St Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-3274

Comfort Foods - Best Chicken Soup

  • BRONZE for Famous 4th Street Delicatessen


Fat Matts Rib Shack 

1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 607-1622

Anthony stops for a quick BBQ lunch

  • SILVER for Fat Matts Rib Shack



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

Emeril Lagasse - Roased Pheasant


Five Points CLOSED 

31 Great Jones St New York, NY (212) 253-5700

Traditional American New American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Yukon Gold Potato Pizza


Flip Happy Crepes CLOSED 

400 Jessie St Austin, TX (512) 552-9034

Beau MacMillan - Nutella Crepe w/Strawberry & Banana

  • SILVER for Flip Happy Crepes CLOSED


Fog City Diner 

1300 Battery St San Francisco, CA (415) 982-2000

American Cafe 

  • SILVER for Fog City Diner


Fred's Texas Cafe 

915 Currie St Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-0083


  • SILVER for Fred's Texas Cafe


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


Geechee Girl 

5946 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 843-8113

Traditional American Southern 
the low country joint dishing out unique North African chicken and sour cream pound cake


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)



10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD (410) 889-3399

Traditional American 
Crabcake Feud


Grant Grill 

326 Broadway San Diego, CA (619) 744-2077

Traditional American 
Troy Johnson - Smashing Pumpkin Martini


Grbic's Restaurant 

4071 Keokuk St St. Louis, MO (314) 772-3100

Eastern European 
The Bosnian open-hearth style of cooking is on full display at this restaurant with its traditional dishes, including sace -- lamb, vegetabl


Happy Gnome 

498 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 287-2018

The Happy Gnome is the place to go to experience the craft of beer and cuisine together. The bar/restaurant has 70 brews on tap as well as b

  • SILVER for Happy Gnome


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

4455 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-5000

Soups Traditional American 
Eric Greenspan - The Gambler's Special

  • GOLD for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


Hash House A Go Go 

6800 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV (702) 804-4646

Traditional American New American 
Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict

  • GOLD for Hash House A Go Go


Hash House A Go Go 

3628 5th Ave San Diego, CA (619) 298-4646

Traditional American 
Bacon Paradise - Bacon Waffle.

  • GOLD for Hash House A Go Go


Heaven on Seven 

600 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 280-7774

Traditional American Cajun & Creole 
a chef with 4,000-bottles of hot sauce, and Cajun recipes that leave customers in tears!

  • SILVER for Heaven on Seven


Henry's World Famous Hi-Life 

301 W Saint John St San Jose, CA (408) 295-5414

Steak American 
Henry's World Famous Hi-Life, opened in 1960, serves steaks, chicken, and pork chops but is most noted for its baby back ribs

  • SILVER for Henry's World Famous Hi-Life


Hominy Grill 

207 Rutledge Ave Charleston, SC (843) 937-0930

Traditional American Southern 
American Classics - Best Shrimp and Grits.

  • GOLD for Hominy Grill


Honey's Sit 'n Eat 

800 N 4th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 925-1150

Southern Kosher 
A Southern/Jewish fusion restaurant serving Bubby's brisket with beans and rice.

  • SILVER for Honey's Sit 'n Eat


Horseradish Grill 

4320 Powers Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA (404) 255-7277

Traditional American Southern 


Hot Sauce Williams 

7815 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 391-2230

Adam goes to this legendary barbecue joint on Cleveland's east side for the deliciously messy Polish Boy, a kielbasa sausage buried by fries

  • SILVER for Hot Sauce Williams



8401 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 654-3993

Italian Vegetarian 
Susan Feniger - Pasta Mama


Icebox Cafe 

1657 Michigan Ave Miami, FL (305) 538-8448

Eclectic & International 
classic restaurant and bakery serves approachable and affordable food while using the finest and freshest ingredients. Stop by for some of t


Ina's - CLOSED 

1235 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 226-8227

Traditional American 
Best breakfast in Chicago including the best breakfast sausage.


Industria Argentina 

329 Greenwich St New York, NY (212) 965-8560

Natalia Machado, Junior Executive Chef, Industria Argentina, New York, NY (winner)


Industrial Cafe and Saloon 

2572 NW Vaughn St Portland, OR (503) 227-7002

Traditional American 
good old Americana with dishes like corned beef hash and chipped beef



98 Rivington St New York, NY (212) 614-0473

Rebecca Weitzman, Chef de cuisine, Inoteca, New York, NY (winner)



100 W Houston St New York, NY (212) 254-7000

Traditional American New American 
Danny Boome - Toasted Ricotta Gnocchi



8225 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 655-6566

Steakhouse Californian 
Rocco Dispirto - Pot Roast


Juan in a Million 

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 472-3872

hey're famous for an eating challenge that features their one-pound breakfast taco. The current record for the Don Juan Taco Challenge is 8

  • GOLD for Juan in a Million



1001 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-1773

Ryan D'Agostino - Cypress Breakfast


Kelly's Diner 

674 Broadway Somerville, MA (617) 623-8102

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Kelly's Diner


Kenny and Zukes 

1038 SW Stark Portland, OR (503) 222-3354

Off the menu item called


Kreuz Market 

619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX (512) 398-2361

Traditional American 
American Classics - Best Brisket.

  • SILVER for Kreuz Market



922 ave. du Mont-Royal Est Montreal, Canada (514) 523-8780

Hottest brunch spot in Montreal. Serving crunchy panko coated French toast covered in ham, cheese and sweet maple syrup


La Poubelle 

5907 Franklin Ave Hollywood, CA (323) 465-0807

Soups French 
Curtis Stone - Coq Au Vin



1636 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 663-4441

New American 


Landmark Restaurant Diner 

4429 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 532-1153

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Landmark Restaurant Diner


Le Central - The Affordable French Restaurant 

112 E Eighth Ave Denver, CO (303) 863-8094

French Californian 


Leonard's BBQ 

5465 Fox Plz Dr Memphis, TN (901) 360-1963

  • SILVER for Leonard's BBQ


Louie Mueller BBQ 

206 W Second St Taylor, TX (512) 352-6206

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Louie Mueller BBQ


Louie's Restaurant 

286 Brook St Providence, RI (401) 861-5225

Italian American 


Louis' Basque Corner 

301 E Fourth St Reno, NV (775) 323-7203

French Eclectic & International 


Luna Park 

672 S La Brea Los Angeles, CA (323) 934-2110

Traditional American 
Sandra Lee - S'Mores


Lynn's Paradise Cafe - CLOSED 

984 Barret Ave Louisville, KY (502) 583-3447

Southern Vegetarian 
Alton Brown - Kentucky Hot Brown

  • GOLD for Lynn's Paradise Cafe - CLOSED


Macrina Bakery 

2408 First Ave Seattle, WA (206) 448-4032

Traditional American Greek 
focused on community and quality that serves up hearty breads and warm, fragrant coffee cakes.


Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 

  • GOLD for Magnolia Cafe


Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Austin is the live music capital, and Magnolia is where the musicians and roadies eat after the gig wraps and the last amp is packed ... usu


Meal Ticket  

1235 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA (510) 526-6325

Traditional American 
a neighborhood cafe seasoning pork with coconut curry and making pie with apples and grapes.

  • BRONZE for Meal Ticket



300 W 114th St Harlem, NY (212) 864-7777

Chicken and waffles throwdown. Winner: Melba Wilson


Merchants Restaurant 

401 Broadway Nashville, TN (615) 254-1892

Traditional American 
Elegant southern food


Mere Bulles 

5201 Maryland Way Nashville, TN (615) 467-1945

Traditional American 
Southern Hospitality that includes a Macaroni and Cheese Burger and Blue Cheese Chips


Mert's Heart and Soul 

214 N College St Charlotte, NC (704) 342-4222

Californian Traditional American 
low country favorites, like killer collard greens and standout shrimp and grits

  • BRONZE for Mert's Heart and Soul


Mesa Grill 

102 5th Ave New York, NY (212) 807-7400

Soups Seafood 
Bobby Flay -

  • BRONZE for Mesa Grill


Metro Diner 

3302 Hendricks Ave Jacksonville, FL (904) 398-3701

Traditional American 
Scratch made menu that goes from meatloaf to stuffed French toast.

  • GOLD for Metro Diner


Miami's Eating House 

Miami, FL

The Wakin and Bakin brunch has interesting savory and sweet food.


Michael's Genuine 

130 NE 40th St Miami, FL (305) 573-5550

Traditional American New American 
Michael Symon/Scott Conant/FrankBruni - Popcorn & Peanuts/Tangerine Creamsicle/Homemade Poptarts

  • SILVER for Michael's Genuine


Mike's City Diner 

1714 Washington St Roxbury, MA (617) 267-9393

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Mike's City Diner


Miller's Deli 

1725 Polk St San Francisco, CA (415) 563-3542

Kosher Sandwiches 
old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup and potato latkes


Mo Bay Restaurant  

17 W 125th St Harlem, NY (212) 876-9300

Fried fish escovitch throwdown. Winner: Sheron Barnes


Modern Diner 

364 East Ave Pawtucket, RI (401) 726-8390

Traditional American 



211 Waverly Pl New York, NY (212) 627-7575

Sweet Italian brunch served every weekend, make your way over to Morandi for their Pinza de Pane, Ricotta Fritters, Crespelle con Nutella, a


More Than Waffles 

17200 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA (818) 789-5937

Traditional American 
serves breakfast and lunch to crowds that come for their vast variety of waffles and pancakes .


Mother's Restaurant 

401 Poydras St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-9656

Traditional American Cajun & Creole 
Sunny Anderson - Bread Pudding

  • GOLD for Mother's Restaurant


Murray's Bagels 

500 Avenue Of The Americas New York, NY (212) 462-2830

Sandwiches Bakery 

  • BRONZE for Murray's Bagels



3267 S Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 929-2486

New American 
a family-run restaurant putting a twist on biscuits and gravy - with free-range duck

  • BRONZE for Nana


Niko Niko's 

2520 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX (713) 528-4976

Greek Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Niko Niko's



118 W 57th St New York, NY (212) 708-7460

Californian Traditional American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Chocolate Decadence French Toast

  • BRONZE for Norma's


North End Caffe 

3421 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 546-4782

  • SILVER for North End Caffe


Novas Bakery 

1511 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 333-5566



O'Rourke's Diner 

728 Main St Middletown, CT (860) 346-6101

American Cafe 

  • SILVER for O'Rourke's Diner


Ocean Ave Seafood 

1401 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA (310) 394-5669

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this restaurant offers fresh seafood. The raw bar is the highlight with the largest variety of oysters in the


Oklahoma Joe's 

3002 W 47th Ave Kansas City, KS (913) 722-3366

Sandwiches Cafe 
Adam Richman heads to Oklahoma Joe's for succulent pulled pork and saucy spare ribs. This award-winning barbecue does the city proud.

  • GOLD for Oklahoma Joe's



2043 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 804-2700

Italian Vegetarian 


Ozona Grill & Bar 

4615 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 265-9105

Traditional American 
One of the most popular local eateries in eastern Texas, Ozona is known for its chile rellenos, award-winning salsa and its “Best


Palace Cafe 

605 Canal St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-1661

French Seafood 
Palace Café serves its world-famous bananas Foster with all the theatrics of a Mardi Gras parade.


Pancake Pantry 

1796 21st Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 383-9333

Traditional American 
Pancake Pantry boasts a menu of 23 different types of pancakes, none more unique than the Village Smithy – cornmeal pancakes cooked wit

  • GOLD for Pancake Pantry


Papermoon Diner 

227 W 29TH St Baltimore, MD (410) 889-4444


  • BRONZE for Papermoon Diner


Paradise Cove 

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 457-2503

Traditional American Seafood 
Located on a private beach off of the Pacific Coast Highway, this beach café offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as beer, wine, champa

  • BRONZE for Paradise Cove


Paradise Cove 

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 457-2503

Traditional American Seafood 
Huge Seafood Tower


Payard Patisserie 

3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV (702) 731-7292

Wolfgang Puck - Coffee Macaron

  • BRONZE for Payard Patisserie



2985 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 735-4177

Traditional American 
is another great place for cocktails. Featured in movies like Casino and Showgirls, it offers an extensive martini and exotic drink menu

  • SILVER for Peppermill



9 Jones St New York, NY (212) 929-6868

Traditional American New American 
Top Chef Season 1 winner's first restaurant in NYC.


Pete's Breakfast House 

2055 E Main St Ventura, CA (805) 648-1130

Traditional American 
one Pete passes another Pete a rockin breakfast joint servin' up pancake burritos and fiery-hot sandwiches

  • SILVER for Pete's Breakfast House


Petite Abeille 

466 Hudson St New York, NY (212) 741-6479

French Belgian 


Pierpoint Restaurant 

1822 Aliceanna St Baltimore, MD (410) 675-2080

Traditional American Seafood 
Duff Goldman - Crab Cakes



2468 Main St Bridgehampton, NY (631) 537-5110

French Seafood 
Rocco DiSpirito - Buche De Noel


Pies N Thighs 

166 S 4th St Brooklyn, NY (347) 529-6090

Southern New American 

  • SILVER for Pies N Thighs


Pigalle Brasserie Restaurant 

790 8th Ave New York, NY (212) 489-2233



Pine State Biscuits 

3640 SE Belmont St Portland, OR (503) 236-3346

Southern Vegetarian 
All Kinds of Classics

  • GOLD for Pine State Biscuits



259 Flatbush Ave New York, NY (718) 484-4114

Mexican Southwestern 
Miguel Aguilar, Executive Chef, Piquant, New York, NY (winner)


Provence Breads and Cafe 

1705 21st Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 386-0363

Sandwiches Bakery 



54 E 1st St New York, NY (212) 677-6221

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Chris Cosentino - Bacon & Marmalade Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Prune



210 Elizabeth Street New York, NY (212) 343-7011

Eclectic & International 



282 Bowery New York, NY (212) 226-1966

Italian New American 



128 E 7th St New York, NY (212) 473-0220

Moussaka Throwdown


Q Restaurant CLOSED 

225 Clement St San Francisco, CA (415) 752-2298

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Q Restaurant CLOSED



111 E 29th St New York, NY (212) 685-5585

Hamburgers Belgian 
Michael Symon - Large Format Feast



403 N 36th St Seattle, WA (206) 547-2040

Asian Comfort Food 
Frank Bruni - Asparagus Rice Bowl

  • BRONZE for Revel


Rick & Ann's Restaurant 

2922 Domingo Ave Berkeley, CA (510) 649-8538

Traditional American 


Rock & Reilly 

8911 W Sunset Blvd Hollywood, CA (310) 360-1400

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Rock & Reilly


Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles 

1514 N Gower St Los Angeles, CA (323) 466-7453

Traditional American Southern 
Duff Goldman - Chicken and Waffles

  • GOLD for Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles



1397 North Highland Ave Atlanta, GA (404) 347-9747

Traditional American Southern 
Fried Green Tomato BLT


Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe 

4081 Hollis St Emeryville, CA (510) 594-1221

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe


Salty's on Alki Beach 

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 937-1600

This seafood and steak restaurant is right on the water, and has breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline.

  • BRONZE for Salty's on Alki Beach



2000 E 12th St Austin, TX (512) 478-0378



Sant Ambroeus 

259 W 4th St New York, NY (212) 604-9254

Rocco DiSpirito - Sant Ambroeus (Chocolate Mousse Cake)


Savarino's Cucina 

2121 Belcourt Ave Nashville, TN (615) 460-9878

Italian place where the chef and his wife compete to roll the thinnest fettuccini, then serve it up with home made vodka sauce.

  • SILVER for Savarino's Cucina


Screen Door 

2337 E. Burnside Portland, OR (503) 542-0880

Southern Vegetarian 

  • BRONZE for Screen Door


Sel de la Terre 

255 State St Boston, MA (617) 720-1300

French Seafood 
Daniel Bojorquez, Chef de cuisine, Sel de la Terre, Boston, MA (winner)


Serendipity 3 

225 E 60th St Manhattan, NY (212) 838-3531

Soups Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Serendipity 3


Silk City Diner 

435 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA (215) 592-8838

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Silk City Diner


Silver Skillet 

200 14th St NW Atlanta, GA (404) 874-1388

Southern Meat-And-Three 
In the decades since her father opened the restaurant in 1967, owner Teresa Breckenridge has continued to use his unconventional recipes, al

  • GOLD for Silver Skillet



400 Broad St Seattle, WA (206) 905-2100

Traditional American Seafood 
Located at the top of the famous Seattle Space Needle, everything at the sky city cafe is fresh, the food, the conversation, even the view!


Smoke Daddy 

1804 W Division St 1 Chicago, IL (773) 772-6656

Comfort Food 
Alex Guarnaschelli recommends the pulled pork eggs benedict.



755 Silverado Trl Calistoga, CA (707) 226-0850

Californian Vegetarian 
John Besh - Steak Frites


South Beach Bar and Grill 

723 Felspar St San Diego, CA (858) 270-5736

Steakhouse Seafood 
Fish Tacos


Southport Grocery and Cafe 

3552 N Southport Chicago, IL (773) 665-0100

Sandwiches Bakery 
As a mecca for the finest food goods in Chicago this grocery store and café, is set up to experiment with these products to create sm



3583 16th St San Francisco, CA (415) 252-7500

Californian Pizza 
Off the menu burger with chicken liver pate.


Stepping Stone Cafe 

2390 NW Quimby St Portland, OR (503) 222-1132

Traditional American 
13 inch pancakes

  • BRONZE for Stepping Stone Cafe


Sticky Fingers Bakery 

1370 Park Rd NW Washington, DC (202) 299-9700




801 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 480-8341

Chicken Sandwiches 
Rhythm and blue and brunch each Sunday.

  • BRONZE for Stubb



525 Laguna St San Francisco, CA (415) 252-9289

Suppenkuche Falscher Hase is a sumptuous bacon-wrapped Bavarian meatloaf, with a surprise hard-boiled egg in the middle. Served with onion s


Taco Taco Cafe 

145 E Hildebrand Ave San Antonio, TX (210) 822-9533

a Greek owner hand rolls tortillas for Mexican favorites like fried puffy tacos stuffed with chicken

  • BRONZE for Taco Taco Cafe


Taco Xpress 

2529 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 444-0261

homemade tacos, from breakfast, to carne asada, al pastor, fish tacos, and more -- and salsa made from scratch. cheap eats, migas breakfast

  • SILVER for Taco Xpress


Tasty n Sons 

3808 N Williams Ave Portland, OR (503) 621-1400

Vegetarian Middle Eastern 
Amazing brunch.


The Bongo Room 

1470 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 489-0690

Traditional American 
Carla Hall recommends the chocolate french toast.


The Buffet at Bellagio 

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-7111


  • GOLD for The Buffet at Bellagio


The Butcher Shop Steak House 

101 S Front St Memphis, TN (901) 521-0856

Gina & Pat Neely - $15 Steak Dinner (Monday Night Special)

  • BRONZE for The Butcher Shop Steak House


The Castaway 

1250 Harvard Dr Burbank, CA (818) 848-6691

Traditional American Seafood 


The Continental 

134 Market St Philadelphia, PA (215) 923-6069

Californian Traditional American 
Anne Burrell - Crispy Calamari Salad

  • SILVER for The Continental


The Early Bird Diner  

1644 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC (843) 277-2353

southern heritage meets culinary creativity at this mom and pop joint, with favorites like deep fried pork chops with sweet and spicy pepper

  • GOLD for The Early Bird Diner


The Flying Biscuit Cafe 

3515 Northside Pkwy NW Atlanta, GA (404) 816-3152

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Flying Biscuit Cafe


The Flying Fig 

2523 Market Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 241-4243

Traditional American 
Brunch burger with cheddar cheese, housemade ketchup and an runny egg.


The Foundry on Melrose 

7465 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 651-0915

French New American 
Comfort Foods - Haute Grilled Cheese

  • BRONZE for The Foundry on Melrose


The Gorbals 

501 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA (213) 488-3408

New American 
Gail Simmons - Bacon Wrapped Motza

  • SILVER for The Gorbals


The Jamaican Jerk Hut 

1436 South St Philadelphia, PA (215) 545-8644

Caribbean Jamaican 
Jamaican place serving authentic jerk chicken


The Modern Cafe CLOSED 

337 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 378-9882

Californian Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Modern Cafe CLOSED


The Morning Ray 

255 Main St Park City, UT (435) 649-5686

Italian Health Food 


The Neighborhood Restaurant 

25 Bow St Somerville, MA (617) 628-2151



The Original Ninfa's  

2704 Navigation Blvd Houston, TX (713) 228-1175

Mo Rocca - Queso Flameado

  • GOLD for The Original Ninfa's


The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus 

150 Stockton St San Francisco, CA (415) 362-3900

Tyler Florence - Seafood Cobb Salad


The Salt Lick BBQ 

18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX (512) 894-3117

Duff Goldman & Bobby Flay - BBQ Combo Plate and BBQ Beef Ribs

  • GOLD for The Salt Lick BBQ


The Sidecar 

2201 Christian St Philadelphia, PA (215) 732-3429

Traditional American 
the three-story gourmet bar food joint cranking out clam chowder with gnocchi and a regional fry favorite

  • BRONZE for The Sidecar


The Tea Room 

8422 1/2 W Third Street Hollywood, CA (323) 655-2056


The Tin Shed Garden Cafe 

1438 NE Alberta St Portland, OR (503) 288-6966

comfort foods like the artichoke sandwich and a curried lentil dish

  • BRONZE for The Tin Shed Garden Cafe


Three Square Grill CLOSED 

6320 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR (503) 244-4467

Traditional American 
Pat and Gina Neely - Cranberry Preserves



1704 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 536-4300

Spanish Tapas / Small Plates 


Town Talk Diner 

2707 1/2 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 722-1312

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Town Talk Diner


Tre Kronor 

3258 W Foster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 267-9888

Eclectic & International Scandinavian 
Global Grub

  • BRONZE for Tre Kronor



190 1st Ave New York, NY (212) 358-7171

Danny Boome - Linguini with clams and mussells in saffron broth



2039 W North Ave Chicago, IL (773) 661-1540

Brunch taken to a new level.