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The Harvest Restaurant 

4 Cronin Rd Queensbury, NY (518) 793-6233

Pizza 
Rachael Ray - Harvest Pizza


 

Al's Italian Beef 

1079 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (630) 858-9121

Italian Steakhouse 
Camille visits Al's Italian beef -- a Chicago staple for 70 years -- to learn about the restaurant, its history and to experience their famo

  • GOLD for Al's Italian Beef

 

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

 

Angi's Soul Food 

400 W LEXINGTON ST Baltimore, MD (410) 752-3106

Soul 
Find Southern-style soul food represented at Lexington Market -- with a Korean twist


 

Anthony's Seafood 

963 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI (401) 848-5058

Seafood 
a seafood spot stuffing quahogs with chorizo and turning calamari into a Kung Pao classic.



 

Antico Pizza 

1093 Hemphill Ave NW Atlanta, GA (404) 873-1272

Italian Pizza 
San Genarro Pizza


 

Aqui es Texcoco 

1043 Broadway Suite:108 Chula Vista, CA (619) 427-4045

Mexican 
BBQ joint that specializes in an Aztec-inspired way to serve lamb. Andrew has Texcoco-style BBQ lamb -- slow-roasted whole lamb that’s se


 

BLD 

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

French Traditional American 
Aida Mollenkamp - Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes


 

BLT Steak 

3 Renaissance Sq New York, NY (914) 467-5500

Steakhouse 
Tyler Florence - Popovers


 

Baby Blue's BBQ 

444 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA (310) 396-7675

Southern Comfort Food 
Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac & Cheese and spicy XXX BBQ Sauce.

  • GOLD for Baby Blue's BBQ

 

Bad Dog Taqueria 

1579 N Decatur Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 370-8822

Mexican Eclectic & International 
Secret Item: Mac Daddy - Mac and Cheese taco.


 

Bakeman's 

122 Cherry St Seattle, WA (206) 622-3375

Soups Traditional American 
Home to Seattles own Sandwich Nazi this intentionally prickly downtown-based luncheonette is packed with a devoted following of hungry patro


 

Barbecue King Drive-In 

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 399-8344

Fast Food 
Guy Fieri - BBQ Chicken

  • GOLD for Barbecue King Drive-In

 

Becky's Diner 

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

Traditional American 
Stuffed Turkey and Stuffed Lobster.

  • SILVER for Becky's Diner

 

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q  

1715 6TH Ave SE Decatur, AL (256) 350-6969

Steak Fast Food 
Ray Lampe - Smoked Turkey

  • BRONZE for Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

 

Big Bob Gibsons Bar-B-Q 

2520 Danville Rd SW Decatur, AL (256) 350-0404

Traditional American 
Visit the iconic Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q that’s been an Alabama institution for more than 75 years. Their trademark w


 

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


 

Brint's Diner 

4834 E Lincoln St Wichita, KS (316) 684-0290

American Cafe 

  • BRONZE for Brint's Diner

 

Buckshot's Carry Out 

10030 N Hwy 17 McClellanville, SC (843) 887-3051

Andrew visits one of the best soul food cafes run by the Green family. He's lucky enough to get an invitation to eat dinner at their home. A


 

Bulgarini Gelato 

749 E Altadena Dr Altadena, CA (626) 791-6174

Vegetarian Ice Cream 
Artie Sequeria - Torta Gelato


 

Bun 'N' Barrel 

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

Fast Food American 

  • GOLD for Bun 'N' Barrel

 

Burgers and Blues 

1060 E. County Line Rd, Suite 22 Jackson, MS (601) 899-0038

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 
Vegetarian Garrett Willingham goes up against The Whammy Challenge: 3, 1-lb. patties with all the trimmings, 1 lb. of fries, and a root beer


 

Cafe Pita 

10890 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX (713) 574-8556

Mediterranean 

  • SILVER for Cafe Pita

 

Canter 

419 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 651-2030

Sandwiches Bakery 
Fairfax a mix of pastrami and cornbeef.

  • BRONZE for Canter

 

Carneys 

8351 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 654-8300

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 
Marc Summers - Chili Dog

  • BRONZE for Carneys

 

Center Point Pit Barbecue 

1212 W Main St Hendersonville, TN (615) 824-9330

serves traditional shoulder pull and a holiday ham with a fiery finish


 

Cha Cha Chicken 

1906 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA (310) 581-1684

Caribbean Chicken 
Michael Symon - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Cha Cha Chicken

 

Chap's Pit Beef 

5801 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, MD (410) 483-2379

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

  • GOLD for Chap's Pit Beef

 

Charcoal Style 

10907 Pulaski Hwy White Marsh, MD (410) 335-1286

Traditional American 
Duff Goldmans recommends the Mega Threat sandwich.


 

Charley's Restaurant 

142 Hana Hwy Paia, HI (808) 579-9453

Traditional American Pizza 


 

Chi 

E 2nd St & Congress Ave Austin, TX (555) 555-5555

Mexican Eclectic & International 
One of Austin's legendary food trucks, and the only one serving up Korean-Mexican fusion dishes.

  • BRONZE for Chi

 

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


 

Chilam Balam 

3023 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 296-6901

Mexican Tapas / Small Plates 
a dive refines small plate Mexican with dishes like shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas with homemade queso fresco.

  • BRONZE for Chilam Balam

 

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

 

Coffee's Boilin' Pot 

305 Covington St Madisonville, LA (985) 845-2348

Seafood Cajun & Creole 
When Chef Robert Irvine comes to Coffee's Boilin' Pot in Madisonville, Louisiana the odds are stacked against him. Not only have the owners,


 

Cozy Dog Drive-In 

2935 S 6th St Springfield, IL (217) 525-1992

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
deep-fried battered hot dog on a stick at the Cozy Dog Drive In, and

  • SILVER for Cozy Dog Drive-In

 

Crest Cafe 

425 Robinson Ave San Diego, CA (619) 295-2510

Traditional American 
all-day breakfast joint serving up a decadent creme brulee French toast


 

Crystal Grill 

423 Carrollton Ave Greenwood, MS (662) 453-6530

Sandwiches American 
Cat Cora - Lemon Ice Box Pie


 

Dell Rhea's Chicken 

645 Joliet Rd. Willowbrook, IL (630) 325-0780

Chicken 

  • SILVER for Dell Rhea's Chicken

 

Denny's Beer Pub Barrel 

1452 Woodland Rd Clearfield, PA (814) 765-7190

  • SILVER for Denny's Beer Pub Barrel

 

Dong Phuong 

14207 Chef Menteur Hwy New Orleans, LA (504) 254-0296

Asian 
French-Vietnamese bakery where three dollars gets him a delicious, hand-ground, pork sausage po-boy sandwich served on homemade French bread


 

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€


 

Edward's Drive-In 

2126 S Sherman Dr Indianapolis, IN (317) 786-1638

Traditional American 
Edward's Drive-In has been serving customers for 50 years. Adam Richman stops by to try the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.

  • GOLD for Edward's Drive-In

 

El Indio Mexican Restaurant 

3695 India St San Diego, CA (619) 299-0333

Mexican 
Founded in 1940 by Ralph Pesqueira Sr., El Indio started out as a tortilla factory, but became a world-famous restaurant with their deliciou

  • GOLD for El Indio Mexican Restaurant

 

Elf's Den Restaurant & Lounge 

Mi 14 Richardson Hwy North Pole, AK (907) 488-8788

Pizza 


 

Empire Little Bar Bistro 

245 Granby St Norfolk, VA (757) 626-3100

Tapas / Small Plates 
carries several rare beers. Seating only 32, the staples here are moderately priced martinis and tapas. With half the seats overlooking eith


 

Famous Dave's BBQ 

4264 Upton Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 929-1200

  • BRONZE for Famous Dave's BBQ

 

Fatty Cue 

91 S 6th St New York, NY (718) 599-3090

Seafood Eclectic & International 


 

Flour + Tea 

238 S Arroyo Pkwy Pasadena, CA (626) 744-1380

A tea shop that lures you in with their baked goods combining Taiwanese influences with American comfort.


 

Flying Saucer  

14999 Montfort Dr Dallas, TX (972) 934-2537

Traditional American 
If you're looking for a more sophisticated beer drinking experience, the selection can't be beat atThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. Don't

  • SILVER for Flying Saucer

 

Fog City Diner 

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

American Cafe 

  • SILVER for Fog City Diner

 

Fong 

223 4th St Des Moines, IA (515) 323-3333

Pizza 
Crab Rangoon Pizza

  • BRONZE for Fong

 

Franks n' Dawgs 

1863 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL (312) 281-5187

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
The Foss Hog, a pork link topped with smoky bacon, a fried egg, and a slathering of maple mayo

  • SILVER for Franks n' Dawgs

 

Fu-Fu Cuisine 

3633 W Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ (602) 995-2015

Chef Esther Mbaikambeys Fu-Fu, a traditional Nigerian staple, is award winning. In addition to being known for her wonderful soul food, chef


 

Gene and Judes 

2720 River Rd Chicago, IL (708) 452-7634

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Hot dog with fries ON it

  • SILVER for Gene and Judes

 

George the Chili King 

5722 Hickman Rd Des Moines, IA (515) 277-9433

Mexican 
the historic drive-in famous for their nearly century-old chili recipe


 

Geraci's Restaurant 

2266 Warrensville Ctr Rd Cleveland, OH (216) 371-5643

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Geraci's Restaurant

 

Gino's East 

162 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-3337

Italian Pizza 
He feasts his eyes on a mammoth deep-dish pizza overflowing with meat and, of course, tons of bacon.

  • GOLD for Gino's East

 

Giordano's 

730 N Rush St Chicago, IL (312) 951-0747

Italian Pizza 
Opened in 1974, Giordano's is renowned for serving up award-winning deep dish and stuffed pizzas

  • GOLD for Giordano's

 

Gloria's Cafe 

10227 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 838-0963

Mexican 

  • SILVER for Gloria's Cafe

 

Gordy's Hi-Hat 

415 Sunnyside Dr Cloquet, MN (218) 879-6125

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Gordy's Hi-Hat

 

Gray's Papaya 

2090 Broadway New York, NY (212) 799-0243

Hot Dogs 
Tony and Fat Dave stop in for a quick NYC treat (papaya drink and hot dogs) at one of Tony's favorite haunts.

  • GOLD for Gray's Papaya

 

Greek Corner Restaurant 

2366 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA (617) 661-5655

Greek 
Spit-Roasted Lamb

  • BRONZE for Greek Corner Restaurant

 

Greenblatt's Deli 

8017 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 656-0606

David Alan Grier recommends the pastrami and mac and cheese.


 

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

 

Gus and Gabriel 

222 West 79th Street New York, NY (212) 362-7470

Traditional American Greek 


 

Hawkins House of Burgers 

11603 Slater St Los Angeles, CA (323) 563-1129

Hamburgers 
Hawkins House of Burgers serves the Whipper Burger, a behemoth of a burger with 2 patties, topped with hotlinks and loads of pastrami.


 

Hemenway's Seafood Grill  

121 S Main St Providence, RI (401) 351-8570

Seafood 
This grill and oyster bar is in the College Hill area of Providence. They are open for lunch and dinner and serve everything from chowders t


 

Highway 61 Roadhouse 

34 S Old Orchard Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 968-0061

Cajun & Creole 
the nawlins roadhouse serving up rice and beans, cajun potstickers and a pulled pork pasta

  • SILVER for Highway 61 Roadhouse

 

Himalayan House 

1522 E Fort Ave Baltimore, MD (410) 528-1271

Indian 
Nepalese


 

Hoffman's 

1102 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA (831) 420-0135

French Hot Dogs 
The 10-year-old venture is more than $2 million in debt, and the stress on the family-run business has resulted in a tense and uncomfortable


 

Hooters-Clearwater 

2800 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL (727) 797-4008

Traditional American Seafood 
The first Hooters opened October 4, 1983, in Clearwater, Florida. During its history, the Hooters concept has undergone very little change.

  • BRONZE for Hooters-Clearwater

 

Hot Doug's - CLOSED 

3324 North California Chicago, IL (773) 279-9550

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
American Classics - Best HotDog Menu

  • GOLD for Hot Doug's - CLOSED

 

House of Pies 

1869 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 666-9961

Bakery American 
Iconic hollywood pie shop.

  • BRONZE for House of Pies

 

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


 

In-N-Out Burger 

7009 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA (800) 786-1000

Hamburgers 
Anthony Bourdain gets a double-double animal style cheeseburger and chocolate shake.

  • SILVER for In-N-Out Burger

 

Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor 

128 S Federal Hwy Dania Beach, FL (954) 923-4445

Traditional American Fast Food 
you can find almost 40 different flavors, from classics like Rocky Road and Chocolate Chip to more unusual flavors like Maple Walnut and Cr

  • GOLD for Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor

 

Joan's on Third 

8350 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA (323) 655-2285

New American Mediterranean 
Chocolate Coconut Cupcake

  • BRONZE for Joan's on Third

 

Joe's Stone Crab 

11 Washington Ave Miami, FL (786) 273-9912

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Bobby Flay - Stone Crabs

  • GOLD for Joe's Stone Crab

 

Kelly's Roast Beef 

410 Revere Beach Blvd Revere, MA (781) 284-9129

Steakhouse Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Kelly's Roast Beef

 

Kelsey's Steakhouse 

2300 Morthland Dr Valparaiso, IN (219) 465-4022

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Midwesterners love their beef, and at Kelsey’s Steakhouse they serve up one of the largest cuts around: a 96-oz. steak. If you manage to f


 

Kenny and Zukes 

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

Off the menu item called


 

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

 

Krolls West 

1990 S Ridge Rd Green Bay, WI (920) 497-1111

Traditional American Pizza 
Krolls West is a gameday institution right across the street from Lambeau Field. Adam's pick? Their prime rib sandwich, 8 ounces of chargril


 

La Dolce Vita 

9785 Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA (310) 278-1845

Italian 
Intimately dark and inviting, homespun and cosmopolitan, La Dolce Vita has long been the favorite destination of the renowned and famous, fr

  • BRONZE for La Dolce Vita

 

La Perrada De Edgar 

6976 Collins Avel Dr Miami Beach, FL (305) 866-4546

Mexican 
This eatery offers 21 different takes on the hot dog. Tony gets a Colombian -- cheese, onion, pink sauce (mayo and ketchup), house sauce, mu


 

La Taqueria 

2889 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 285-7117

Mexican 
Comfort Foods: Best Real-Deal burrito.

  • BRONZE for La Taqueria

 

La perrada de edgar 

6976 Collins Avel Dr Miami, FL (305) 866-4546

Mexican 
Latin style hot dogs


 

Langer's Deli 

704 S Alvarado St Los Angeles, CA (213) 483-8050

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Adam Gertler - Pastrami Sandwich

  • SILVER for Langer's Deli

 

Lankford Grocery 

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

Southern Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Lankford Grocery

 

Lansky's Deli CLOSED 

235 Columbus Ave New York, NY (212) 787-0400

Middle Eastern Kosher 
Known for a seven-pound deli sandwich with corned beef and pastrami packed between a potato knish instead of bread.


 

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria 

439 N Wells St Chicago, IL (312) 828-9800

Italian Pizza 
the oldest family name in deep-dish pizza. Layer after layer of cheese, meat, veggies and sauce, bake on a delicate, buttery deep-dish pie s

  • GOLD for Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

 

Loulou's Griddle in the Middle 

Wharf II Monterey, CA (831) 372-0568

Traditional American Seafood 
the boat-to-table spot on the pier crankin' out all kinds of fresh fish like the abalone sliders and the seasonal crab feast.


 

Luke's Lobster 

93 E 7th St New York, NY (212) 387-8487

Seafood 
Lobster Rolls

  • BRONZE for Luke's Lobster

 

Ma Peche 

15 W 56th St New York, NY (212) 757-5878

French Vietnamese 
David Chang -

  • BRONZE for Ma Peche

 

Macbar 

54 Prince St New York, NY (212) 226-0211

New American 
Macbar puts a gourmet twist on this childhood comfort food. With 12 different kinds of mac and cheese infused with gourmet culinary creation


 

Maid-Rite 

3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste 4000 Des Moines, IA (515) 278-8173

Traditional American Fast Food 
One of the first drive thru restaurants. Serve loose-meat sandwiches.


 

Mama Lee's CLOSED 

310 Valley Hill Ste 205 San Antonio, TX (210) 333-8888

Chinese Soul 
Soul Food


 

Manny's on Second 

1770 2nd Ave New York, NY (212) 410-3300

Traditional American 
Polish Boy Tachos


 

Maria's New Mexican Kitchen 

555 West Cordova Road Santa Fe, NM (505) 983-7929

Mexican Southwestern 
Serving up over 160 margarita's ranging from $6 to $75 isMaria's New Mexican Kitchen. refers to their commitment to only serving margarit


 

Mary's Marvelous 

207 Main St Amagansett, NY (631) 267-8796

Fast Food Bakery 


 

Melting Pot 

3685 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 370-8802

Asian Fusion 
The Melting Pot in Thousand Oaks is keeping the 1970s alive as the last bastion of fondue – a place where everyone gathers around


 

Mike LaSusa Italian 

8955 S 5th Ave Oak Creek, WI (414) 304-5795

Italian 


 

Miss Katie's Diner 

1900 W Clybourn St Milwaukee, WI (414) 344-0044

Steakhouse Soups 

  • BRONZE for Miss Katie's Diner

 

Morrette 

1126 ERIE BLVD Schenectady, NY (518) 370-0555

Steak Sandwiches 
Pat's and Geno's in Philly aren't the only places to get a great cheesesteak -- believe it or not, one of the best around can be found in Sc


 

Nate n Al 

414 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA (310) 274-0101

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 
Celebrity deli famous for breakfast.


 

Ned Ludd 

3925 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, OR (503) 288-6900

Seafood 
Undeground Pizza - Kale and Honey Pizza


 

Neptune Diner 

924 N Prince St Lancaster, PA (717) 399-8358

Diner 
The Neptune Diner is known for their Pennsylvania Dutch favorites, like made-from-scratch apple dumplings and shoofly pie, but itâ€Â

  • BRONZE for Neptune Diner

 

Niko Niko's 

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

Greek Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Niko Niko's

 

Num Pang  

21 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 255-3271

Asian Cambodian 


 

Oaks Gourmet 

1915 N Bronson Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 871-8894

Vegetarian Pizza 
oaks gourmet dry aged burger


 

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

 

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

 

Pacific Pie Company 

609 SE Ankeny St Portland, OR (503) 381-6157

Vegetarian English 
beef and stout meat pie.


 

Pagoda Restaurant 

431 N Santa Claus Ln North Pole, AK (907) 488-3338

Chinese 


 

Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED 

1303 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 356-9966

Italian 
the Italian market scratch making meats for the meatball hero and the crispy porchetta sandwich.

  • SILVER for Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED

 

Panzarotti Pizza King 

349 Marlton Ave Camden, NJ (856) 966-5725

Pizza 
Aaron McCargo Jr - Panzarotti


 

Pappas Bros Steakhouse 

5839 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 780-7352

Steakhouse 
#3 - The NY Strip steak for 2 is a 32 oz piece of amazing marbled beef served bone in


 

Pastabilities 

311 S Franklin St Syracuse, NY (315) 474-1153

Italian 
the longtime pasta institution making a tomato sauce just for dipping, spicy chicken wings and duck and cheese pizza

  • BRONZE for Pastabilities

 

Pats King Of Steaks 

1237 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 468-1546

Steakhouse Soups 
Cheesesteak Feud - Winner!

  • GOLD for Pats King Of Steaks

 

Peaches HotHouse 

415 Tompkins Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 483-9111

Traditional American Southern 


 

Pearlz Oyster Bar 

153 E Bay St Charleston, SC (843) 577-5755

Seafood New American 
They indulge in tongue-torching dishes like XXX Spicy Oyster Shooters

  • BRONZE for Pearlz Oyster Bar

 

Peking Gourmet Inn 

6029 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA (703) 671-8088

Chinese 
Duff Goldman - Peking Duck

  • SILVER for Peking Gourmet Inn

 

Pequod Pizza 

2207 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL (773) 327-1512

Italian New American 
Best Deep Pizza - Pan Deep Dish Pizza


 

Phil's BBQ 

3740 Sports Arena Blvd # 6 San Diego, CA (619) 226-6333

American Continental 
Adam has to check out Phil's BBQ in Midway for their Dinosaur Sized Ribs -- mesquite-grilled to a smoky perfection and slathered in their se

  • GOLD for Phil's BBQ

 

Pho Tau Bay 

113 Westbank Expy Ste C New Orleans, LA (504) 368-9846

Vietnamese 
Emeril Lagasse - Pho Ga

  • SILVER for Pho Tau Bay

 

Pies N Thighs 

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

Southern New American 
uy

  • BRONZE for Pies N Thighs

 

Pine State Biscuits 

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

Southern Vegetarian 
All Kinds of Classics

  • GOLD for Pine State Biscuits

 

Piroshky Piroshky 

1908 Pike Pl Seattle, WA (206) 441-6068

Russian 
Tony chows down on a quick snack of piroshkies (little meat pies)

  • SILVER for Piroshky Piroshky

 

Pizza Junction CLOSED 

1269 Erie Ave North Tonawanda, NY (716) 692-6366

Pizza Fast Food 

  • BRONZE for Pizza Junction CLOSED

 

Price's Chicken Coop  

1614 Camden Rd Charlotte, NC (704) 333-9866

Southern Chicken 
On his quest to satisfy his insatiable craving, Troy gnaws on drumsticks in Charlotte, N.C

  • SILVER for Price's Chicken Coop

 

Q Restaurant CLOSED 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Q Restaurant CLOSED

 

R.U. Hungry 

40 College Ave New Brunswick, NJ (732) 246-2177

Steakhouse 
eat five of their stuffed Fat Sandwiches in 45 minutes or less

  • GOLD for R.U. Hungry

 

Ramona Cafe 

628 Main St Ramona, CA (760) 789-8656

Fast Food Vietnamese 

  • BRONZE for Ramona Cafe

 

Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop 

1000 Tolland Tpke Manchester, CT (860) 649-1166

Pizza 
Adam takes on the Stuffed Pizza Challenge -- 4 pizza doughs packed with meats, cheeses and veggies weighing over 10-lbs.

  • BRONZE for Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop

 

Red Mill Burgers 

312 N 67th St Seattle, WA (206) 783-6362

Hamburgers Fast Food 
City

  • GOLD for Red Mill Burgers

 

Ricky's Fish Tacos 

1400 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 555-1212

Mexican 
#1 - Fish Tacos - Freshly caught catfish battered and served in a fresh tortilla with cabbage, pico de gallo and a tangy crema sauce.


 

Rio Grande 

1525 Blake St Denver, CO (303) 623-5432

Mexican 
Award-winning margaritas can be found in LoDo at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Voted the Best Margarita in the Nation by City Search, the l

  • BRONZE for Rio Grande

 

Robertas 

261 Moore St Brooklyn, NY (718) 417-1118

Italian Pizza 
Pizza and tasting menu.


 

Rock & Reilly 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Rock & Reilly


 

Salvador Molly's 

1523 SW Sunset Blvd Portland, OR (503) 293-1790

Mexican Vegetarian 
The episode's main challenge was at Salvador Molly's "Great Balls of Fire" challengefive habanero chile cheese fritters covered in habanero

  • SILVER for Salvador Molly's

 

Sandy's Cafe 

1026 White St Key West, FL (305) 295-0159

Soups 
Stop by the iconic window-service restaurant Sandy’s for their signature buchi coffee. Buchi is made with equal parts espresso an


 

Sarcone's Deli 

734 S 9th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 829-1500

Italian 
Adam Gertler - Junk Yard Special

  • BRONZE for Sarcone's Deli

 

Shapiro's Deli 

808 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN (317) 631-4041

Marc Summers - Peppered Beef Sandwich

  • SILVER for Shapiro's Deli

 

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

 

Smoke Daddy 

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

Comfort Food 
Alex Guarnaschelli recommends the pulled pork eggs benedict.


 

Smoque 

3800 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 545-7427

Traditional American Chicken 
BBQ Ribs

  • GOLD for Smoque

 

Sojourner Cafe 

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

Californian Vegetarian 


 

Stuffed Artisan Cannoli 

176 Stanton St New York, NY (212) 995-2266

Italian 
Reimagining the cannoli as the new eat-and-go treat of choice, this specialty shop blends unconventional flavors into one of Italy


 

Superdawg 

6363 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 763-0660

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Superdawg

 

Sweet Rose Creamery 

225 26th St Santa Monica, CA (310) 260-2663

Curtis Stone recommends the sundaes.


 

Sweet Rose Creamery 

225 26th St Los Angeles, CA (310) 260-2663

Bacon Ice Cream Sundae and a Bacon Ice Cream sandwich.


 

Tacconelli's 

2604 E Somerset St Philadelphia, PA (215) 425-4983

Pizza 
Old school pizza


 

Tally's 

530 6th St Rapid City, SD (605) 342-7621


 

Taqueria La Cumbre 

515 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-8205

Mexican Fast Food 
Mission Style Super Burrito (which weighs in at 2 pounds)

  • BRONZE for Taqueria La Cumbre

 

Tat's Delicatessen 

159 Yesler Way Seattle, WA (206) 264-8287

Sandwiches American 
pastrami sandwiches with a West Coast spin


 

The Flying Biscuit Cafe 

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

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Flying Biscuit Cafe

 

The Gorbals 

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

New American 
Gail Simmons - Bacon Wrapped Motza

  • GOLD for The Gorbals

 

The Meatball Shop 

84 Stanton St New York, NY (212) 982-8895

Italian Traditional American 
In New York, he eats the goat Billy Balls at The Meatball Shop which has locals lining up until 4am for their succulent round morsels.

  • GOLD for The Meatball Shop

 

The Meatloaf Bakery  

2464 N Clark Street Chicago, IL (773) 698-6667

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Mini meatloafs.

  • BRONZE for The Meatloaf Bakery

 

The Pantry 

1820 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM (505) 986-0022

Mexican 
Tortilla burger with red chile sauce.


 

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 Pine Club 

1926 Brown St Dayton, OH (937) 228-7463

Steakhouse Traditional American 
#2 - Their 20 oz bone in rib eye which is aged for 28 days. Served drizzled with butter and with their amazing fried onion rings.


 

The Sentinel  

37 Stevenson St San Francisco, CA (415) 284-9960

Vegetarian Sandwiches 


 

The Seven Restaurant 

502 State St La Porte, IN (219) 380-5454


 

The Wiener's Circle 

2622 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 477-7444

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Ted Allen - Char Dog

  • GOLD for The Wiener's Circle

 

Tip Top Cafe 

2814 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 735-2222

  • SILVER for Tip Top Cafe

 

Tombolini CLOSED 

11910 LOUETTA RD Houston, TX (281) 257-3900

Italian 
Some places serve spaghetti and meatballs, some serve meatball sandwiches, and some serve exotic meatballs -- but at this Italian restaurant


 

Tony's I-75 restaurant 

8781 Main St Birch Run, MI (989) 624-5860

  • SILVER for Tony's I-75 restaurant

 

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos 

271 Starr St Brooklyn, NY (718) 456-3422

Mexican 
Tony and Carlos, executive chef at Les Halles, venture out to Bushwick for an authentic Mexican experience. The tortillas are wonderful -- t


 

Tubbys Tank House 

2909 River Dr Thunderbolt, GA (912) 354-5903

Seafood 
Tubby's Tank House is a down-home seafood shack in a fishing community, where locals can arrive via boat, dock it on the pier, and eat some


 

Tubs Fine Chili 

4263 Overland Ave Culver City, CA (310) 559-8827

New American Fast Food 
Mom and pop shop firing up tasty turkey chili and dynamite dogs on cornbread buns


 

Veselka 

144 2nd Ave New York, NY (212) 228-9682

Eastern European Polish & Czech 
Ted Allen - Ukranian Borscht


 

Water Street Seafood Co 

309 N Water St Corpus Christi, TX (361) 881-9448

Seafood 


 

White Manna Hamburgers 

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

Hamburgers Fast Food 
Michael Psilakis - Sliders (Cheeseburgers)

  • GOLD for White Manna Hamburgers

 

Yank Sing 

49 Stevenson St San Francisco, CA (415) 541-4949

Chinese Fast Food 
Chris Cosentino - Baked BBQ Pork Buns

  • BRONZE for Yank Sing

 

Ye Old Steakhouse 

6838 Chapman Hwy Knoxville, TN (865) 577-9328

Steakhouse 
Steak as big as you want.

  • BRONZE for Ye Old Steakhouse

 

Yuet Lee 

1300 Stockton St San Francisco, CA (415) 982-6020

Seafood Chinese 
Chinatown


 

Zandi's Grill CLOSED 

8258 Veterans Hwy Ste 11 Millersville, MD (410) 729-7666

American Cafe 


 

Zelda's Corner 

9 Westminster Ave Venice, CA (310) 314-6458


 

Zero Otto Nove 

2357 Arthur Ave Bronx, NY (718) 220-1027

Italian Seafood 
Baked Al Forno Rigatoni with Meatballs and Sopressata


 

Zunzi's 

108 E York St Savannah, GA (912) 443-9555

Italian Vegetarian 
Zunzi's has a mixture of international flavors. Adam visits to try their chicken conquistador sandwich. The sandwich consists of a baked chi

  • BRONZE for Zunzi's

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