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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

 

Arcade 

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



 

Bang! 

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


 

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

 

Dinah 

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

Californian 
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

Californian 
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 

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

 

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


 

Frances  

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

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


 

Gather 

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

Californian 

  • SILVER for Jamie's Grill and Bar

 

Jar 

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.

  • GOLD 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

 

Larry's 

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

Californian 
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

Mexican 
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

 

Lucques 

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

 

Mi Nidito 

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

Californian Mexican 
Mexican Eats

  • BRONZE for Mi Nidito

 

Mizuna 

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

Californian 
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

 

Nopa 

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

Californian Mediterranean 
Aida Mollenkamp - House Smoked Bacon Flatbread


 

Norma's 

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

Californian 

  • BRONZE for Papermoon Diner

 

Pastiche Fine Desserts & Cafe 

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

Californian 
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

 

Perla 

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

Californian 
Ryan D'Agostino - Cheeseburger

  • BRONZE for Shady Glen Dairy

 

Sierra Mar 

Hwy 1 Big Sur, CA (831) 667-2800

Californian Traditional American 
Food Destinations - Best Meal with a view.


 

Sip and Bite 

2200 Boston St Baltimore, MD

Californian Greek 
check out the Greek spot where two cooking families come together to serve up age-old family recipes.

  • SILVER for Sip and Bite

 

Skippers Smokehouse 

910 Skipper Rd Tampa, FL (813) 977-6474

Californian Seafood 
Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa is a place to indulge your wilder side. For example, the alligator ribs aka Dragon Wings, are a one of a kind s

  • SILVER for Skippers Smokehouse

 

Sojourner Cafe 

134 E Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA (805) 965-7922

Californian Vegetarian 


 

Solbar 

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

Californian Vegetarian 
John Besh - Steak Frites


 

Solly's Grille 

4629 N Port Washington Rd Glendale, WI (414) 332-8808

Californian Traditional American 
George Motz visits Solly’s Grille to eat their famous Butter Burger, made with a heaping dollop of butter.


 

Spread 

2879 University Ave San Diego, CA (619) 543-0406

Californian New American 
Tyler Florence , White chocolate pretzel peanut spread


 

Starbelly 

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

Californian Pizza 
Off the menu burger with chicken liver pate.


 

Stephanie's on Newbury 

190 Newbury St Boston, MA (617) 236-0990

French Californian 
Cory Comeau, Executive Chef, Stephanie's on Newbury, Boston, MA (winner)


 

Sterle's Slovenian Country House 

1401 E 55TH St Cleveland, OH (216) 881-4181

Californian Eastern European 

  • BRONZE for Sterle's Slovenian Country House

 

The Big Kitchen 

3003 Grape St San Diego, CA (619) 234-5789

Californian Traditional American 


 

The Continental 

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

Californian Traditional American 
Anne Burrell - Crispy Calamari Salad

  • BRONZE for The Continental

 

The Modern Cafe 

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

Californian Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Modern Cafe

 

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus 

150 Stockton St San Francisco, CA (415) 249-2720

Californian 
Tyler Florence - Seafood Cobb Salad


 

Top of the Mark 

One Nob Hill, 999 California St San Francisco, CA (415) 616-6916

French Californian 
With over 100 martinis to choose from, you won't go thirsty here. While there are differing stories on the invention of the Martini, one of

  • BRONZE for Top of the Mark

 

Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant  

511 W Canfield St Detroit, MI (313) 831-9470

Californian Traditional American 
the 18,000 foot joint giving savory brisket a beer batter bath and a place on a fresh panini

  • SILVER for Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant

 

Woodfire Grill 

1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 347-9055

Californian Traditional American 
Kevin Gillespie - Runner Up


 

Wright's Farm Restaurant  

84 Inman Rd Harrisville, RI (401) 769-2856

Californian Traditional American 


 

Wynkoop Brewing Company 

1634 18th St Denver, CO (303) 297-2700

Californian Traditional American 
Established in 1988, it's Denver's oldest brewpub. Founded by John Hickenlooper, now the mayor of Denver, who is also credited for starting

  • GOLD for Wynkoop Brewing Company

 

Zare at Fly Trap 

606 Folsom St San Francisco, CA (415) 243-0580

Californian Traditional American 
a Persian restaurant that uses real swords to skewer and grill juicy, one-pound bone-in lamb kebabs


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