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3 Brother Bakery 

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston, TX (713) 666-2551

Bakery Ice Cream 
Pies inside cakes.

  • BRONZE for 3 Brother Bakery


Anthony's Pizza & Grille  

1414 4TH ST Altoona, PA (814) 942-9200

Curtis Stone - Rum Cake


Aunt Carrie's 

1240 Ocean Rd Narragansett, RI (401) 783-7930

the summer shack servin' up clam cakes cooked in beef fat and scratch made strawberry shortcake


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


Barrel and Ashes 

11801 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA (818) 623-8883

Valerie Bertinelli recommends the Hoe Cakes.


Beas of Bloomsbury 

44 Theobalds Road London, England

Bea Vo brings her American roots to this charming and highly regarded Camden Town bakery, where you can find everything from bespoke cakes t


Best Chocolate Cake in the World 

55a Spring St New York, NY (212) 343-2253

Bakery Tea 
this bakery is devoted to perfection. Try their indulgent chocolate cake in both traditonal and bittersweet varities.


Betty's Speakeasy 

2241 Grays Ferry Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 735-9060

A community hub for the best seasonally-inspired sweets, ranging from a variety of fudges to decadent cakes.


Blue Bottle Coffee 

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

Tea Cafe 
Chris Cosentino - Mondrian Cake

  • SILVER for Blue Bottle Coffee


Bradley Ogden - CLOSED 

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 731-7410

Chef Jeff Henderson - Bananas Foster Cake

  • BRONZE for Bradley Ogden - CLOSED


Cacao Sweets and Treats  

122 Center St Chicago, IL (847) 223-2253

artfully-salted decadence of the Luxe Brownie and the Chocolate Caramel Spice Cake and the genre-bending Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with cre


Cake & Spoon 

400 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX (512) 426-7697

This southern traditionalist is creating precious personal sized sweets so you don’t have to share!


Cake Flour 

909 E Market St # 100 Louisville, KY (502) 425-0130

Aaron Sanchez - Flourless Chocolate Cake


Cake Man Raven 

708 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY (718) 694-2253

Bakery American 
Ted Allen - Southern Red Velvet Cake


Cake Monkey 

2044 Stanley Hills Dr Los Angeles, CA (323) 650-3392

Gourmet versions of childhood treats.


Cake Monkey Bakery 

10844 Chandler Blvd North Hollywood, CA (818) 508-9579

mini layer cakes allow you to have your favorite cake -- and eat the whole thing


Cami Cakes Creamery 

4500 West Village Pl SE Smyrna, GA (770) 693-2615

reinvents traditional southern desserts like red velvet cake and lemon meringue pie and turns them into ice cream cake sandwiches.



200 5th Ave New York, NY (212) 755-9600

Italian Catering 
Claire Robinson - Vanilla Cream Meringue Cake (Meringata Alla Crema)


Citizen Cake 

2125 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA (415) 861-2228

Californian Sandwiches 
rock and roll edge that is known for crafting eye-catching cakes with creative flavors and artistic flair.

  • SILVER for Citizen Cake


Collin Street Bakery 

2035 S Ih 45 Corsicana, TX (903) 872-2157

Marc Murphy - Fruit Cake


Cookie Road 

94 Franklin St Brooklyn, NY (718) 383-8094

Bakery American 
cookie joint that began as an artistic and creative baking experiment offering a variety of hand-crafted cookies as well as sandwiches, cake


Cosmic American Voodoo Van 

Moving Target San Francisco, CA

Greatest hits include patented Voodoo Cakes with bacon ‘n brie wrapped up in a whole wheat pancake


Craftsman and Wolves 

746 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 913-7713

chef William Werner's attention to detail creates edible works of art like the flaky, croissant-inspired Chocolate Stack, the Caramel Cube C


Dahlia Lounge 

2001 4th Avenue Seattle, WA (206) 682-4142

Traditional American 
Giada De Laurentiis - Lemon-Scallion Dungeness Crab Cakes

  • SILVER for Dahlia Lounge


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


Daisy Cakes 

Foster and Geer Streets Durham, NC (919) 389-4307


Dean's Drive Inn 

45-773 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI (808) 247-1300

the tiny authentic Hawaiian drive-in where a world-class chef is crankin' out crazy fresh fish like pan-fried ono and signature ahi cakes


Ella's Deli and Ice Cream Parlor 

2902 E Washington Ave Madison, WI (608) 241-5291

Number 2 of the weirdest restaurants. Over 100 miniature animitronics and known for over the top ice cream desserts like the Grilled Pound


Extraordinary Desserts 

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

Bakery American 
Marcela Valladolid - Dulce De Leche Cake

  • SILVER for Extraordinary Desserts


Faidley Seafood 

400 W Lexington St Baltimore, MD (410) 727-4898

Crabcake Feud - Winner

  • GOLD for Faidley Seafood


Fior di Latte 

1433 Pearl St Boulder, CO (720) 269-4117

makes a delicious horchata affogato and a colorful cake using their creamy, silky gelatos


Flying Mango 

4345 Hickman Rd Des Moines, IA (515) 255-4111

Southern spot cooking up all the classics, from ribs and red beans and rice to catfish cakes and collards


Flying Monkey 

12th & Arch St Philadelphia, PA (215) 928-0340

Apple pie and a pumpkin pie are literally baked inside a chocolate cake, the turducken of the pastry world.

  • SILVER for Flying Monkey


Foolish Craig's Cafe 

1611 Pearl St Boulder, CO (303) 247-9383

Traditional American 
a crepe joint stacking them 21-high in a butter rum caramel cake

  • SILVER for Foolish Craig's Cafe


For Heavens Cakes 

804 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 497-6111

Bakery Cafe 


Francois Payard Bakery 

3 Columbus Circle New York, NY (212) 956-1775

showcases its joie de vivre in the form of gorgeously decadent rolled cakes and other elegant pastries


French Broad Chocolates 

10 S Lexington Ave Asheville, NC (828) 252-4181

addictive Chocolate Mocha Stout cake with dark chocolate, coffee and local stout beer


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



1160 Madison St Denver, CO (720) 387-7890

They serve German layered cakes called baumkuchen that will amaze and delight your eyes and taste buds.


Gooey Louie's 

6483 Chippewa St St. Louis, MO (314) 352-2253

Gooey butter cake feud.

  • BRONZE for Gooey Louie's


Grilled Cheese Crab Cake Co 

55 W Laurel Dr Somers, NJ (609) 601-7533

the sandwich spot serving up all kinds of crazy combos, like a killer crab melt and the bomb pork belly reuben


Harold's Deli 

3050 Woodbridge Ave Edison, NJ (732) 661-9100

Kosher American 
Home to some of the best and biggest deli food in the world, like their ridiculous triple-decker sandwich and 2-foot-tall layer cakes.

  • GOLD for Harold's Deli


High Point Creamery 

215 S Holly St Denver, CO (720) 420-9137

unusual ice cream flavors like lemon ice pop with raspberry swirl and earl grey tea with shortbread, or have a slice of ice cream cake drizz


Holeman & Finch Public House 

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 948-1175

Vegetarian American 
Anne Burrell - Double Cheeseburger

  • GOLD for Holeman & Finch Public House


Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery 

1014 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA (310) 451-2311

Pizza Sandwiches 
Savory brisket hash and maple bacon biscuits.

  • BRONZE for Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery


Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse 

610 W 6TH Ave Anchorage, AK (907) 276-2337

Kodiak Arrest Challenge, which consists of 3 pounds of king crab legs, 12 ounces of reindeer sausage, seven 2-ounce wild Alaskan salmon cake

  • BRONZE for Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse


Jestine's Kitchen 

251 Meeting St Charleston, SC (843) 722-7224

Tony sits down with local food writers Tim Driggers and Aida Rogers for some good old-fashioned Southern food. They dine on fried green toma

  • SILVER for Jestine's Kitchen


Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe 

39395 Tamiami Trl E Ochopee, FL (239) 695-2682

You can dine on alligator , but you may just see a live one sauntering past. Gator nuggets,frog's legs, crab cakes and Indian fry bread.


LLoyd's Carrot Cake 

6087 Broadway Bronx, NY (718) 548-9020

Alex Guarnaschelli - Carrot Cake


La Brioche Bakery 

1073 Brighton Beach Ave New York, NY (718) 934-0731

Alex Guarnaschelli - Smetannik (Sour Cream Cake)


Lady M Confections 

4342 10th St New York, NY (718) 937-8877

Ted Allen - Mille Crepes Cake


Little Town 

118 E 15th St New York, NY (212) 677-6300

Funnel Cake Carnival Style


Lulu Cake Boutique 

112 8th Ave New York, NY (212) 242-5858

eclectic selection of oversized baked goods, artisanal cupcakes, handcrafted cookies, retro confections, charming breakfast pastries, artist


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.


Magnolias Grill 

128 Montague St. Lunenberg, Canada (902) 634-3287

signature fish cakes and delectable key lime pie


Make My Cake  

2380 7TH Ave Harlem, NY (212) 234-2344

German chocolate cake throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay



530 Martin Luther King Blv. Jr Savannah, GA (912) 232-3319

Southern Soul 
Savannah food writer Tim Rutherfood takes Andrew off the beaten path to some of the city’s best places to eat, starting with Marandy’s.


Maria's Cafe 

1113 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 870-9842

Latin American 
Venezuelan Corn Cakes - Breakfast $6.57


Morey's Pier 

317 E Magnolia Ave Wildwood, NJ (609) 522-1585

Red Velvet Funnel Cake


My Sisters and Me CLOSED 

17410 E Warren Ave Detroit, MI (313) 343-0493

Andrew gets some home-style soul food when he samples several desserts at this restaurant run by 5 sisters who cook with their own family re


Obrycki's CLOSED 

1727 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD (410) 732-6399

Traditional American Seafood 
crab cakes and their steamed blue crabs

  • SILVER for Obrycki's CLOSED


Park Ave. Coffee 

1919 Park Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 621-4020

St. Louis is the birthplace of gooey butter cake, and Park Avenue Coffee has created more than 70 varieties of the sweet treat.

  • BRONZE for Park Ave. Coffee


Pastiche Fine Desserts & Cafe 

92 Spruce St Providence, RI (401) 861-5190

Located in Federal Hill, this place has the feel of a European cafe. The desserts are made from scratch and include pies, tarts, cakes and p

  • BRONZE for Pastiche Fine Desserts & Cafe


Peninsula Grill  

112 N Market St Charleston, SC (843) 723-0700

Traditional American Seafood 
Coconut cake throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay

  • BRONZE for Peninsula Grill


Phnom Penh Noodle Restaurant 

1644 Cherry Ave Long Beach, CA (562) 433-0032

This family-owned restaurant specializes in Cambodian cuisine like the house noodles with offal and a side of pork bone soup; and rice porri


Pierpoint Restaurant 

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

Traditional American Seafood 
Duff Goldman - Crab Cakes

  • BRONZE for Pierpoint Restaurant


Proof Bakery 

3156 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 664-8633

Bakery Tea 
bakery serving unique tea cakes, coffee cakes and excellent coffee.


Red Pearl Restaurant at the Super Oriental Market 

243 W Valley Ave Homewood, AL (205) 945-9558

Shop for a wide selection of unusual Asian groceries, and then have an authentic Chinese lunch of Szechuan-style pig intestine hot pot with


Rudy's Bakery and Cafe 

905 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, NY (718) 821-5890

own spin on classics like the German Chocolate Cake since 1934


Sant Ambroeus 

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

Rocco DiSpirito - Sant Ambroeus (Chocolate Mousse Cake)


Short Cake 

6333 W 3rd St # 316 Los Angeles, CA (323) 761-7976

Take all the traditional American sweets you can imagine and turn them upside down, and you


Slappy Cakes 

4246 SE Belmont St Portland, OR (503) 477-4805

Traditional American Comfort Food 
Food Destinations - Best DIY Dining.

  • SILVER for Slappy Cakes


Slaters 50/50 

6362 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd Anaheim, CA (714) 685-1103

Bacon Paradise - 50/50 burger (half burger half bacon). Bacon chocolate cake. Bacon milkshake.

  • GOLD for Slaters 50/50


Smith and Wollensky 

797 3rd Ave New York, NY (212) 753-1530

Anne Burrell - Coconut Layer Cake

  • SILVER for Smith and Wollensky



1201 University Rd Cleveland, OH (216) 771-9236

German Eastern European 
Michael Symon - Pierogies

  • GOLD for Sokolowski's


Stick and Pop 

233 W 19th St New York, NY (646) 481-4767

creating a portable dessert that is a smart combination of frosting and cake layered with all sorts of flavors.


Strip House Steak House 

13 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 328-0000

Michael Psilakis - Strip House Chocolate Cake


Sugar Bakeshop & Coffee House 

277 Broadway Denver, CO (720) 458-5432

Hand crafted sweets made with care can be picked up at this local bakery and coffee shop, from morning hand pies to afternoon whiskey soaked


Sugar Rush 

9549 SW 72nd St Miami, FL (305) 271-7791

Deep fried cupcakes and milkshake with cake.


Sweet Surrender 

6439 Ming Ave Ste 1 Bakersfield, CA (661) 835-8530

Giada De Laurentiis - Matterhorn Cake


Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes 

1003 Beacon St Brookline, MA (617) 232-2200

Bakery Tea 
quaint bakery began as a mere booth selling seasonal baked goods at local farmers


Tea and Sympathy 

108 Greenwich Ave New York, NY (212) 807-8329

Robert Irvine - Victoria Sandwich Cake


The Bubble Room 

15001 Captiva Dr Captiva, FL (239) 472-5558

Traditional American 
Number 4 on the list which celebrates christmas all year round. Known for garlic-and-cheese-smothered Bubble Bread and large slices of cake


The Forge 

432 W 41st St Miami Beach, FL (786) 838-0584

this restaurant boasts an inspired farm-to-table menu and a lifestyle approach to dining. Look for their mango souffle, apple pie sundae, an


The Fry House 

1106 W PARK ST Livingston, MT

Tony and Dan Lahren stop by the Fry House, a small but well-known food truck outside of the Gateway Mall for some crab cakes and fried walle


The Lobster Dock  

49 Atlantic Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME (207) 633-7120

Crab cake throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay


Topanga Cafe 

2904 W 4th Ave Vancouver, Canada (604) 733-3713

authentic, homemade, California-style Mexican dishes which include their signature Wet Burrito with oh so much extra guacamole. Itâ€Â


Tradewinds Cafe 

1697 Portland Rd Arundel, ME (207) 985-3701

Adam takes on the Manimal Challenge, which consists of 1 "Ocho" burger with cheese and onions, 2 kraut (or slaw) dogs, a side of fries, a Mo


Valerie Confections 

3360 W 1ST St Los Angeles, CA (213) 739-8149

Kosher Bakery 
Sunny Anderson - Rose Petal Petit Fours

  • BRONZE for Valerie Confections


Vanilla Bake Shop 

512 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA (310) 458-6644

Bakery Ice Cream 
exquisite mini cupcakes, cake pops and parfaits.


Very Vera  

3113 Washington Rd Augusta, GA (706) 860-3492

Carrot cake throwdown. Winner: Vera Stewart


Yankee Lobster Company 

300 Northern Ave Boston, MA (617) 542-1922

a second generation lobster shack turning heads with cod cakes and lobster mac and cheese

  • BRONZE for Yankee Lobster Company

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