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Amato's 

6405 Ctr St Omaha, NE (402) 558-5010

Italian 
Adam goes after the God Father – a hoagie towering with 23 meats and cheeses, plus sweet red peppers and olive salad.

  • SILVER for Amato's

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

Cecilia's Cafe 

230 6th street sw Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-7070

Mexican 
Opened in 1999 by the restaurant's namesake, Cecilia Baca, the cafe carries only authentic, traditional New Mexican cuisine. One of their po

  • SILVER for Cecilia's Cafe

Chap's Pit Beef 

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

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

  • GOLD for Chap's Pit Beef

Chaps Coffee 

11724 S Sherman Rd Spokane, WA (509) 220-4704

Tea Cafe 
tuffed pork chops with goat cheese, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes.



Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen 

54 S Main St Clarkston, MI (248) 620-6100

American Eclectic 
Guy tries one of Kid Rock's favorites, the mackinest mac 'n cheese, in a renovated church

  • SILVER for Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen

Dirty Oscars Annex 

2309 6th Ave Tacoma, WA (253) 572-0588

pork shoulder tacos, elk sliders and tater tots stuffed with Parmesan cheese


Donnie Mac's Roadside Cuisine 

1515 W Grove St Boise, ID (208) 336-9260

Offering a selection of different types of Sweetgrassapa_Wfries, like the Couch Potato fries, the Chili Cheese Fries and the Sweet Potato Fr

  • BRONZE for Donnie Mac's Roadside Cuisine

Dressel's 

419 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 361-1060

English Irish 
classic British pub cooking up gourmet grilled cheese and a porchetta masterpiece

  • BRONZE for Dressel's

Jerseys Cafe 

13710 N Meridian St Carmel, IN (317) 846-7760

Joint serving Jersey cheese steaks topped 33 different ways.

  • SILVER for Jerseys Cafe

La Caraquena 

300 W Broad St Falls Church, VA (703) 533-0076

South American Latin American 
South American joint attached to a motel where the Venezuelan sandwich comes loaded with shredded beef, black beans and cheese, or chicken s

  • SILVER for La Caraquena

Loleta Cheese Factory 

252 Loleta Dr Loleta, CA (707) 733-5470

Great local cheese factory


MLT DWN 

292 Princess st. Kingston, Canada

Lasagna grilled cheese


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

Mile One Eating House 

107 - 7330 Arbutus Street Pemberton, Canada (604) 384-3842

Elk Mac and Cheese


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

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

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

Taste of Belgium 

1135 Vine St Cincinnati, OH (513) 381-4607

real deal Belgian spot cooking up legit waffles and beer cheese pretzels


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 Duce 

525 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ (602) 866-3823

Sandwiches Subs 
the boxing gym slash restaurant with mac-and-cheese muffins and chicken pot pie in glass mugs


The Golden Bear 

2326 K St Sacramento, CA (916) 441-2242

Pub where the chef's doing a pork sausage pizza his way - hold the cheese, hold the sauce


The Grilled Cheeserie 

Mobile Nashville, TN

Unique versions of grilled cheese


The Redhead Restaurant 

349 E 13th St New York, NY (212) 533-6212

Traditional American Southern 
A real deal chef is crankin' out homemade pretzels with a special beer cheese sauce.

  • BRONZE for The Redhead Restaurant

The Shaved Duck 

2900 Virginia Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 776-1407

the neighborhood joint putting the smoke on cheese fries and delicious duck

  • BRONZE for The Shaved Duck

Tortilla Cafe 

210 7TH St SE Washington, DC (202) 547-5700

Mexican 
Mexican-Salvadoran joint where the big seller is a Salvadoran papusa - scratch made dough stuffed with shredded pork and cheese

  • SILVER for Tortilla Cafe

Waddell's Neighborhood Pub 

4318 S Regal St Spokane, WA (509) 443-6500

a pub brewing up a stout-braised lamb cheese steak.


Yankee Lobster Company 

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

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

  • BRONZE for Yankee Lobster Company

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