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American Coney Island 

114 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit, MI (313) 961-7758

Californian Traditional American 
Camille visits American Coney Island, which is considered to be one of the oldest businesses in Detroit, still family-owned and operated.

  • GOLD for American Coney Island


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



540 S Main St Memphis, TN (901) 526-5757

Californian Southern 
Elvis sandwich

  • SILVER for Arcade


Arnold's Country Kitchen 

605 Eigth Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 256-4455

Californian Traditional American 
Visit Arnolds for their iconic southern meat and three, pork chops smothered in gravy, collard greens, squash casserole and/or fried green t

  • GOLD for Arnold's Country Kitchen


Aunt Mary's Cafe 

4307 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA (510) 601-9227

Californian American 
A neighborhood joint putting a southern spin on an English breakfast tradition called Bubble and Squeak



3472 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO (303) 455-1117

Californian Seafood 
an old Victorian home turned restaurant, where they're scratch making southern favorites from peach cobbler to gumbo with cornbread.

  • SILVER for Bang!


Big Jims Restaurant & Bar 

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

Italian Californian 

  • SILVER for Big Jims Restaurant & Bar


Blue Bottle Cafe 

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

Californian Tea 
Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.


Blue Palms Brewhouse 

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

Californian Sandwiches 
Steak Melt

  • BRONZE for Blue Palms Brewhouse


Brats Brothers 

13456 1/2 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA (818) 986-4020

Californian Hot Dogs 
Triple-D fans show Guy their favorite spot for real deal German bratwurst.

  • SILVER for Brats Brothers


Buckeye Roadhouse 

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

Californian Traditional American 
Tyler Florence - Smore Pie


Cafe Poca Cosa 

110 E Pennington St Ste 100 Tucson, AZ (520) 622-6400

Californian Mexican 


Cafe Shambala 

382 4TH Ave Salt Lake City, UT (801) 364-8558

Californian Vegetarian 


California Modern 

1250 Prospect St La Jolla, CA (858) 454-4244

Californian Vegetarian 
Aaron Sanchez - Fish Tacos

  • BRONZE for California Modern


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



6521 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 645-0456

Its not just the amazing fried chicken that draws in the crowds here -- many come to enjoy the raucous atmosphere and the company of the qui


Dott's Back Inn 

4030 Macarthur Ave Richmond, VA (804) 266-3167

Californian Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Dott's Back Inn


Doumar's Drive-In 

1919 Monticello Ave Norfolk, VA (757) 627-4163

It's the home of the original waffle cone!

  • GOLD for Doumar's Drive-In


Euro Pane 

950 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA (626) 577-1828

Californian Vegetarian 
Adam Gertler - Egg Salad Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Euro Pane


Firenze Osteria CLOSED 

4212 Lankershim Blvd Toluca Lake, CA (818) 760-7081

Italian French 
Located a stone's throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Oestaria offers gourmet Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Fabio Viviani, Fan Favorite

  • BRONZE for Firenze Osteria CLOSED


Forbes Island 

Sea Lion Harbor - H Dock San Francisco, CA (415) 951-4900

French Californian 
a man-made island that is actually a barge, which weighs about 700 tons. Made to look like an island, it is actually floating vessel with a



1870 17th St San Francisco, CA (415) 621-3870

French Californian 
Applewood bacon beignet, served with maple syrup cream.



2200 Oxford St Berkeley, CA (510) 809-0400

Californian Vegetarian 
Makes their own tofu with squash and carrot juice.


Incanto - CLOSED 

1550 Church St San Francisco, CA (415) 641-4500

Italian Californian 
At Incanto they eat every part of the cow. Their specialty is a whole beef shank, otherwise known as "leg of beast." The only thing missing


Jamie's Grill and Bar 

427 Broadway Sacramento, CA (916) 442-4044

Garlic roasted steak sandwich and prime rib

  • SILVER for Jamie's Grill and Bar



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

Steakhouse Californian 
Rocco Dispirto - Pot Roast


Katie's Restaurant and Bar 

3701 Iberville St. New Orleans, LA (504) 488-6582

Italian Californian 
Corner restaurant and bar where the local seafood sandwich is so large they call it The Barge.

  • SILVER for Katie's Restaurant and Bar


Larios On the Beach 

820 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, FL (305) 532-9577

Californian Cuban 
Owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, this landmark ocean front bistro, which opened in 1992 boasting Cuba's culinary delicacies, led way for

  • BRONZE for Larios On the Beach



24 Windward Ave Venice, CA (310) 399-2700

Californian Pizza 
gastropub a stone's throw from Venice Beach. Try the smoked ox tongue terrine with pickled carrots and sweet and sour chili relish. They may


Le Central - The Affordable French Restaurant 

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

French Californian 


Leon's Frozen Custard 

3131 S 27TH St Milwaukee, WI (414) 383-1784

Since 1942, this landmark has served up freshly-made custard in a variety of flavors. In addition, this drive-in serves sandwiches and soft

  • BRONZE for Leon's Frozen Custard


Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop 

1810 W Washington St San Diego, CA (619) 296-8226

Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop is a Mexican-wrestling-themed shop in Mission Hills that features the Surfin' California Burrito -- a steak, s

  • GOLD for Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop



8474 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 655-6277

Italian French 
Frank Bruni - Braised Short Ribs


Mama's Food Shop 

200 E 3rd St New York, NY (212) 777-4425

Californian Southern 
the South heads north for scratch-made fried chicken and homemade peach cobbler.

  • BRONZE for Mama's Food Shop


McGillin's Olde Ale House 

1310 Drury St Philadelphia, PA (215) 735-5562

Californian Traditional American 
Originally called the Bell in Hand, the laborers who frequented it, nearly 150 years ago, started calling it McGillin's after the owner, Wil

  • SILVER for McGillin's Olde Ale House


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


Mi Nidito 

1813 S 4th Ave Tucson, AZ (520) 622-5081

Californian Mexican 
Mexican Eats

  • BRONZE for Mi Nidito



225 E Seventh Ave Denver, CO (303) 832-4778

Californian Traditional American 
Tony shares a meal with Chef Frank Bonanno at his award-winning restaurant Mizuna.


Mo's Seafood 

7600 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD (410) 288-2424

Tony eats here with Felicia (Snoop) Pearson from The Wire. This is one of her favorite restaurants.

  • BRONZE for Mo's Seafood


Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe 

808 E Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ (602) 262-9256

Californian Southern 
Best fried chicken

  • SILVER for Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe


Napa Rose 

1600 S Disneyland Dr Anaheim, CA (714) 781-3463

Italian Californian 

  • BRONZE for Napa Rose



560 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA (415) 864-8643

Californian Mediterranean 
Aida Mollenkamp - House Smoked Bacon Flatbread



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

Californian Traditional American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Chocolate Decadence French Toast

  • BRONZE for Norma's


Original Tommy 

2575 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA (213) 389-9060

Californian Hamburgers 
Ask any regular why they keep coming back and they’ll tell you: their famous chili.

  • BRONZE for Original Tommy


Papermoon Diner 

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


  • BRONZE for Papermoon Diner


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



4 W 58th St # 4 New York, NY (646) 257-2209

Italian Californian 
Italian pizza and sandwiches


Real Chili 

419 E Wells St Milwaukee, WI (414) 271-4042

Californian Traditional American 
Duff Goldman - Chili

  • BRONZE for Real Chili


Schmidt's Sausage Haus 

240 E Kossuth St Columbus, OH (614) 444-6808

Californian German 
Cream puffs and all you can eat sausage buffet

  • GOLD for Schmidt's Sausage Haus


Shady Glen Dairy 

360 Middle Tpke W Manchester, CT (860) 643-0511

Ryan D'Agostino - Cheeseburger

  • BRONZE for Shady Glen Dairy

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