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12365 W 58th Ave Arvada, CO (303) 423-2737

German American 
family-run comfort food joint cranking out killer cannoli and kraut burger


 

Bachi Burger 

9410 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV (702) 255-3055

Asian Fast Food 
Burger spot mixing up meat with an Asian twist.

  • GOLD for Bachi Burger

 

Bartley's Burger Cottage 

1246 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA (617) 354-6559

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Bartley's Burger Cottage

 

Bert's Burger Bar 

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

Hamburgers 


 

Biergarten 

206 N Western Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 466-4860

German 
Korean-German combo firing up drunken chicken and a killer burger



 

Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet 

107 Wickersham St Fairbanks, AK (907) 452-2501

Italian Chicken 


 

Big Jims Restaurant & Bar 

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

Italian Californian 

  • SILVER for Big Jims Restaurant & Bar

 

Big Mama's 

3223 N 45th St Omaha, NE (402) 455-6262

Southern American 

  • BRONZE for Big Mama's

 

Black Duck Cafe 

605 Riverside Ave Westport, CT (203) 227-7978

Seafood American 

  • SILVER for Black Duck Cafe

 

Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub 

2134 Seneca St Buffalo, NY (716) 825-9327

Irish American 

  • BRONZE for Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub

 

Blue Collar 

6730 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL (305) 756-0366

Southern Vegetarian 
the law student who switched out his suit for a chef coat is killing it with all kinds of comfort food like spicy oxtail and big ragu


 

Blue Plate Diner 

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

Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Blue Plate Diner

 

Bobo Drive-In 

2300 SW 10th Ave Topeka, KS (785) 234-4511

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • BRONZE for Bobo Drive-In

 

BopnGrill 

1903 CHURCH ST Chicago, IL (847) 733-7102

Asian Korean 
the burger joint with Asian flair proudly serving all things umami

  • BRONZE for BopnGrill

 

Boston Burger Company 

37 Davis Square Somerville, MA (617) 440-7361

Hamburgers 
the burger joint putting the crowning touch on a mac and cheese burger.

  • BRONZE for Boston Burger Company

 

Brewburgers 

4629 S 108th St Omaha, NE (402) 614-7644

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Brewburgers

 

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


 

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

 

Burger Bar 

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

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Burger Bar

 

Burger Me 

10418 Donner Pass Rd # A Truckee, CA (530) 587-8852

Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Burger Me

 

Casino El Camino 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Bar with great burgers with a secret burger called the Tony Randall.

  • GOLD for Casino El Camino

 

Chop House Burgers 

1700 W PARK ROW DR Arlington, TX (817) 459-3700

Steakhouse Hamburgers 
Guy's all-time favorite football player, Earl Campbell, joins Guy for real deal gumbo and burgers with brisket.

  • GOLD for Chop House Burgers

 

Clanton's Cafe 

319 E Illinois Ave Vinita, OK (918) 256-9053

Steak Sandwiches 
A family tradition in Vinita, OK since 1927, the restaurant is best known for their chicken fried steak.

  • SILVER for Clanton's Cafe

 

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

 

Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar 

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

Italian Soups 

  • SILVER for Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar

 

DMK Burger Bar 

2954 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 360-8686

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

 

Dad's Kitchen 

2968 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento, CA (916) 443-3237

American 
Neighborhood joint turning a bacon blue cheeseburger on its head.

  • SILVER for Dad's Kitchen

 

Danny's All American Dine 

4406 N Falkenburg Rd Tampa, FL (813) 740-0606

Traditional American 
chili and burgers are the long-standing stars at a roadside shack, and Guy invents a new half pounder for the menu - the Triple D Triple Pla

  • GOLD for Danny's All American Dine

 

Davis Pub 

400 Chester Ave Annapolis, MD (410) 268-7432

American Cafe 
the sidewalk shack worth stopping for, with dishes like chipotle habanero barbecue pork sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Davis Pub

 

Edgewood Cafe 

1864 Broad Street Cranston, RI (401) 383-5550

Seafood Sandwiches 
the corner spot dishin' out the pasta loaded with little neck clams.


 

Elk Public House 

1931 W Pacific Ave Spokane, WA (509) 363-1973

American Cafe 
pub putting their spin on a Reuben with homemade sauerkraut

  • BRONZE for Elk Public House

 

Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe 

17143 N D St Victorville, CA (760) 243-9938

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe

 

Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY (315) 475-2337

American Burgers 
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company

 

Franks Diner 

508 58th St Kenosha, WI (262) 657-1017

Sandwiches American 

  • SILVER for Franks Diner

 

Fred's Texas Cafe 

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

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Fred's Texas Cafe

 

G & A Restaurant 

3802 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD (410) 276-9422

Italian Hot Dogs 

  • BRONZE for G & A Restaurant

 

Good Dog Bar 

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

Hamburgers 
Deep fried, hand-made empanadas.

  • GOLD for Good Dog Bar

 

Grinder's 

417 E 18th St Kansas City, MO (816) 472-5454

Pizza Sandwiches 
Crazy pizzas. Chili bomb with tater tots and chili.

  • GOLD for Grinder's

 

Grubstake Diner 

1525 Pine St San Francisco, CA (415) 673-8268

Traditional American Portuguese 
This diner, built out of an old cable car, has been a piece of Bay Area history since 1927. The menu offers cooked-to-order burgers along wi

  • SILVER for Grubstake Diner

 

Hackney's 

1241 Harms Rd Glenview, IL (847) 724-5577

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Hackney's

 

Harold's 

602 N Limestone St Gaffney, SC (864) 489-9153

Vegetarian Hot Dogs 


 

Hodad's 

945 Broadway San Diego, CA (619) 234-6323

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy

  • BRONZE for Hodad's

 

Hodads Restaurant 

5010 Newport Ave San Diego, CA (619) 224-4623

Hamburgers 
Guy Fieri - Bacon Burger

  • GOLD for Hodads Restaurant

 

Joe's Cable Car CLOSED 

4320 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 334-6699

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Joe's Cable Car CLOSED

 

Junkyard Extreme Burgers and Brats 

95410 Highway 99 E Junction City, OR (541) 234-2128

Hamburgers 
the farmland favorite firing up a monster burger and a unique twist on pizza


 

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger 

304 S Ashley St Ann Arbor, MI (734) 663-4590

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam heads to downtown Ann Arbor to visit the legendary Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger, a local favorite since 1953.

  • GOLD for Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

 

Kuma's Corner 

2900 W Belmont Chicago, IL (773) 604-8769

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

  • GOLD for Kuma's Corner

 

Lankford Grocery 

88 Dennis St Houston, TX (713) 522-9555

Southern Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Lankford Grocery

 

Latin House Burger and Taco Bar 

9565 SW 72nd St Miami, FL (786) 564-5683

Mexican Burgers 
Unique Burger and Taco Bar with a latin fusion. Chimi Burrito and Lobster Lollipops


 

Lauer Krauts 

26 S 6th Ave Brighton, CO (303) 654-9700

German 
a German joint specializing in homemade kraut and its own take on a kraut burger

  • BRONZE for Lauer Krauts

 

Louie's 

1839 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-0505

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Louie's

 

Maple and Motor 

4810 Maple Ave Dallas, TX (214) 522-4400

Vegetarian Fast Food 
a side-of-the-road joint focuses on one thing only: burgers.

  • GOLD for Maple and Motor

 

Matt's Big Breakfast 

801 N 1st St Phoenix, AZ (602) 258-1747

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Guy Fieri - The Chop & Chick

  • GOLD for Matt's Big Breakfast

 

Melt Bar & Grilled 

14718 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH (216) 226-3699

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Anne Thornton - The Godfather

  • GOLD for Melt Bar & Grilled

 

Memphis Barbeque Co 

709 Desoto Cv Horn Lake, MS (662) 536-3762

barbecue joint puttin' the championship touch on ribs, cheese fritters, and burgers with pork rinds.

  • BRONZE for Memphis Barbeque Co

 

Merritt Canteen 

4355 Main St Bridgeport, CT (203) 372-1416

Seafood Hot Dogs 
Triple D fans show us their favorite spot for burgers, dogs and seafood.

  • BRONZE for Merritt Canteen

 

Mike's Chili Parlor 

1447 NW Ballard Ave Seattle, WA (206) 782-2808

Sandwiches American 
Famous chili spot.

  • SILVER for Mike's Chili Parlor

 

Moo Creamery 

4885 Truxtun Ave B Bakersfield, CA (661) 861-1130

Mexican 
the hidden gem piling up a peanut butter burger alongside all kinds of delicious desserts, like homemade bacon ice cream


 

Panini Pete's 

42 1/2 S Section St Ste 2 Fairhope, AL (251) 929-0122

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 
The Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Panini and the House Roasted Turkey Panini

  • BRONZE for Panini Pete's

 

Paradise Pup 

1724 S River Rd Des Plaines, IL (847) 699-8590

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 

  • GOLD for Paradise Pup

 

Paradise Valley Burger Company 

4001 E Bell Rd # 120 Phoenix, AZ (602) 535-4930

Hamburgers 
the out-of-the-box burger joint serving up all kinds of crazy culinary creations


 

Paul's Coffee Shop 

16947 BUSHARD ST Fountain Valley, CA (714) 965-3643

Hot Dogs Tea 

  • SILVER for Paul's Coffee Shop

 

Pawleys Front Porch 

827 Harden St Columbia, SC (803) 771-8001

American Cafe 

  • GOLD for Pawleys Front Porch

 

Picabu Neighborhood Bistro 

901 W 14th Ave Spokane, WA (509) 624-2464

Slathering burgers with a remoulade they call


 

Pinky's Westside Grill 

1600 W Morehead St Charlotte, NC (704) 332-0402

dynamite burgers and a unique spin on shrimp.


 

Prohibition 

504 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO (303) 832-4840

throwback bar known for their short rib burger and apple strudel

  • BRONZE for Prohibition

 

Q Restaurant CLOSED 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Q Restaurant CLOSED

 

Schellville Grill 

22900 Broadway Sonoma, CA (707) 996-5151

American Cafe 

  • BRONZE for Schellville Grill

 

Sidecar 

560 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 369-0077

American Burgers 
A team of brothers kick traditional bar food up a notch with their homemade brandade with escabeche and a unique Cuban sandwich.

  • BRONZE for Sidecar

 

South 21 Drivein 

3101 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 377-4509

Traditional American Hamburgers 
2 thin burgers and 2 slices of cheese.

  • GOLD for South 21 Drivein

 

South Philadelphia Tap Room 

1509 Mifflin St Philadelphia, PA (215) 271-7787

Chinese American 
PB and J , and tacos

  • BRONZE for South Philadelphia Tap Room

 

Squeeze Inn 

5301 Power Inn Rd Sacramento, CA (916) 386-8599

Traditional American Hamburgers 
How about a quarter pounder with your quarter pounder? At the Squeeze Inn, each cheeseburger is served with just as much cheese as meat!

  • GOLD for Squeeze Inn

 

Standard Diner 

320 Central Ave SE Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-1440

Sandwiches American 

  • SILVER for Standard Diner

 

Sunflower Caffe Espresso and Wine Bar 

421 1st St W Sonoma, CA (707) 996-6645

a spot in a historic downtown building doing a lamb burger with an African twist and scratch made borscht


 

Super Duper Weenie 

306 Black Rock Tpke Fairfield, CT (203) 334-3647

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • SILVER for Super Duper Weenie

 

T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse 

707 Hwy 146 Kemah, TX (281) 334-2133

Steakhouse Seafood 

  • SILVER for T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse

 

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish 

1350 Pasadena Ave S South Pasadena, FL (727) 381-7931

Seafood Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish

 

Terry's Turf Club 

4618 Eastern Ave Cincinnati, OH (513) 533-4222

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • GOLD for Terry's Turf Club

 

The Blue Door Pub 

1811 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 493-1865

Andrew makes a stop here, where they’ve taken the classic, local Juicy Lucy hamburger in a new direction.

  • GOLD for The Blue Door Pub

 

The Brick 

1733 McGee Kansas City, MO (816) 931-3330

Hot Dogs American 
Bacon-wrapped, beer-battered, deep-fried hot dog.

  • SILVER for The Brick

 

The Cove 

606 W Cypress St San Antonio, TX (210) 227-2683

Seafood Vegetarian 
Great lamb burgers in a restaurant attached to a carwash

  • GOLD for The Cove

 

The Cube 

1520 Central Ave Se Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-0023

Hot Dogs American 
southern pride joint situated on Route 66, serving up dishes from smoked barbecue chicken to specialty hot dogs.


 

The Fly Trap 

22950 Woodward Ave Ferndale, MI (248) 399-5150

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Salmon burger

  • SILVER for The Fly Trap

 

The Golden State 

426 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 782-8331

Vegetarian Hamburgers 
burger joint spicing things up with a hot pork sandwich and going Mediterranean with a lamb burger


 

The Kitchen 

529 S A ST Oxnard, CA (805) 385-8980

Bakery American 
the jack of all trades joint is baking, brewing, and cooking all in the same restaurant and servin' up some creative burgers like lamb burge

  • BRONZE for The Kitchen

 

The Nook 

492 Hamline Ave S St Paul, MN (651) 698-4347

Hamburgers 
Reopened after a fire burned down the restaurant, the Nook serves up some amazing stuffed burgers

  • GOLD for The Nook

 

The Oinkster 

2005 Colorado Blvd Eagle Rock, CA (323) 255-6465

Hamburgers Fast Food 

  • GOLD for The Oinkster

 

The Penguin CLOSED 

1921 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 375-1925

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Since 1954, The Penguin has been one of America’s legendary drive-ins, famous for legendary eats. The marquee attraction is definitely

  • GOLD for The Penguin CLOSED

 

The Pit Stop 

1706 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY (516) 223-7799

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Homemade food and lots of variety.

  • SILVER for The Pit Stop

 

The Stockyards 

699 St. Clair Ave. W Toronto, Canada (416) 658-9666

the smokehouse kicking burgers and fried chicken up a notch and turning a traditional BLT on its head.


 

Tick Tock Diner 

3 State St Clifton, NJ (973) 777-0543

Italian American 

  • GOLD for Tick Tock Diner

 

Tioli's Crazee Burger 

4201 30th St San Diego, CA (619) 282-6024

Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Tioli's Crazee Burger

 

Town Talk Diner 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Town Talk Diner

 

Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar 

331 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC (202) 543-2725

Around since 1947 , they are known for their deep fried cheeseburger

  • SILVER for Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

 

Twisted Root Burger Co 

2615 Commerce St Dallas, TX (214) 570-9999

Hamburgers 
A Burger, A Bowl and a Slice

  • GOLD for Twisted Root Burger Co

 

Wallace Station 

3854 Old Frankfort Pike Versailles, KY (859) 846-5161

Vegetarian Bakery 

  • SILVER for Wallace Station

 

Westside Drive-In 

1929 W State St Boise, ID (208) 345-2816

Fast Food Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Westside Drive-In

 

White Manna Hamburgers 

358 River St Hackensack, NJ (201) 342-0914

Hamburgers Fast Food 
Michael Psilakis - Sliders (Cheeseburgers)

  • GOLD for White Manna Hamburgers

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