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2Fat2Fly 

123 Everywhere St. Columbia, SC (803) 622-6063

stuffed chicken wings


2nd Street Bistro 

123 N 2nd St Livingston, MT (406) 222-9463

French 
At the 2nd Street Bistro, Tony is joined by renowned landscape artist Russell Chatham and poet/author Jim Harrison for a meal prepared by ch


55 South 

403 Main St Franklin, TN (615) 538-6001

comfort food favorites like jambalaya, chargrilled oysters and the regional favorite hot chicken


710 Grille 

710 S Weymouth Ave San Pedro, CA (310) 519-9464

Ring of fire hot sauce, chicken wings.



808 Grinds 

SW 9th Ave & SW Washington St Portland, OR (503) 713-8008

Hawaiian food - Loco Moco, Fried Chicken and Spam Musabi, it's like a vacation for your taste buds.


A-Frame 

12565 W Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 398-7700

Asian Fusion 
Susan Feniger - Crackling Beer Can Chicken

  • BRONZE for A-Frame

Abigael's  

9 E 37TH St New York, NY (212) 725-0130

Traditional American Kosher 
Chicken matzah ball soup throwdown. Winner: Jeff Nathan


Alcenia's 

317 N Main St Memphis, TN (901) 523-0200

Southern Vegetarian 
Neelys - Sweet Potato Cobbler

  • SILVER for Alcenia's

Amici's Pizza 

3249 W 12 Mile Rd Berkley, MI (248) 544-4100

Italian Pizza 
Spicy jerk chicken pizza


Amy Ruth's 

113 west 116th street New York, NY (212) 280-8779

Traditional American Southern 
Adam visits Amy Ruth's for Harlem's finest chicken and waffles.

  • BRONZE for Amy Ruth's

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

Argyle Street Cafe 

345 Argyle St S Caledonia, Canada (905) 765-9622

John samples old time classics like chicken and ribs: crispy rotisserie chicken with a massive rack of fall-off-the-bone ribs


Arthur Bryant's Barbeque 

1727 Brooklyn Ave Kansas City, MO (816) 231-1123

Steak Chicken 
Arthur Bryant's is a landmark BBQ joint that has been serving up some of KC's best BBQ for nearly a century.

  • GOLD for Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

Babe's Chicken Dinner House  

104 N Oak St Roanoke, TX (817) 491-2900

Traditional American 
Mellissa D'Arabian - Fried Chicken

  • GOLD for Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Barbecue King Drive-In 

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

Fast Food 
Guy Fieri - BBQ Chicken

  • GOLD for Barbecue King Drive-In

Barbuto 

775 Washington St New York, NY (212) 924-9700

Italian 
Tyler Florence - Roasted Chicken


Baucom's Best Chicken Farm  

1002 Baucom Road Monroe, NC (704) 254-0742

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


Bedford Post Inn 

118 E. 40th Street Bedford, NY (646) 397-9969

Farmhouse restaurant at the Inn. Known for their half of chicken with no bone.


Belgrade Gardens 

401 E State St Barberton, OH (330) 745-0113

Fried Chicken


Beto's on Broadway 

8142 Broadway St San Antonio, TX (210) 930-9393

Mexican Latin American 
a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce

  • SILVER for Beto's on Broadway

Biang 

4110 Main St Flushing, NY (718) 888-7713

Asian Chinese 
Biang is the sit-down restaurant from the creators of Xian Famous Foods, with a modern twist on traditional Chinese fare like pork intestine


Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet 

107 Wickersham St Fairbanks, AK (907) 452-2501

Italian Chicken 


Biscuit Bus 

civic center Denver, CO

Biscuits like the fried chicken with bacon and gravy.


Blue Koi 

1803 W 39th St Kansas City, MO (816) 561-5003

Italian Asian 
dishes like chili pepper wontons and firebird chicken.


Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl 

61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 963-3369

Michael Psilakis - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl

Bob White Counter 

94 Avenue C New York, NY (212) 228-2972

authentic southern fried chicken


Bon-Ton Mini Mart 

2036 Madison St Henderson, KY (270) 826-1207

Dont be fooled by the humble appearance of this tiny chicken shack in Henderson, KY. Taking your first bite of Bon-Ton fried chicken is ofte


Boneheads 

1014 Barrington St. Halifax, Canada (902) 407-4100

Pulled pork and magic spice rubbed ribs draw the crowds at Boneheads BBQ in seafood centric Halifax, NS. Host John Catucci licks smoked chic


Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen 

151 Hekili St Kailua, HI (808) 263-7929

Vegetarian American 
Hawaiian favorites like Hawaiian-style kalbi ribs and mochiko chicken


Boxwood Cafe 

340 13th Ave. SW Calgary, Canada (403) 265-4006

meals rotate to perfection on the rotisserie. We are talking chicken, lamb and pork all going round and round


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


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


Burger Jones 

3200 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 746-0800

Hamburgers 
a local favorite that challenges customers to eat a massive burger piled high with everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken frie

  • BRONZE for Burger Jones

Cackalacks Truck 

Portland, OR (503) 388-1772

Southern style fried chicken.


Cafe Soho 

468 W Cheltenham Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 224-6800

Japanese Korean 
Located in Cheltenham, Café Soho is the place to go for Korean fried chicken


Caliente 

2922 Park Ave Richmond, VA (804) 340-2920

Traditional American 
Covered in a mouth burning, hot sauce, the challenge consists of eating 8 chicken wings in under 30 minutes. The rules: no ranch dressing an

  • BRONZE for Caliente

Carver's Country Kitchen 

1118 W Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA (404) 794-4410

indulge in their Southern-style luncheon, including homemade mega fried chicken breasts that are two-pounds per serving!


Casa Orinda 

20 Bryant Way Orinda, CA (925) 254-2981

Italian Traditional American 
Amazing fried chicken and chicken fried bacon.


Centerville Pie Company 

1671 Falmouth Rd Centerville, MA (774) 470-1406

24 Pies including chicken pot pie.


Cha Cha Chicken 

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

Caribbean Chicken 
Michael Symon - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Cha Cha Chicken

Chicken Annie's Original 

1143 E 600TH Ave Pittsburg, KS (620) 231-9460

Chicken 
Camille travels to Chicken Annie's Original, a fried-chicken restaurant that has been attracting visitors from all across the state for over


Chicken Scratch 

2303 Pittman St Dallas, TX (214) 749-1112

Chicken 
Not-to-miss, traditional South Texas barbacoa: cow cheek, cow tongue, beef short ribs and grilled sweetbreads.


Chicken or the Egg 

207 N Bay Ave Beach Haven, NJ (609) 492-3695

Traditional American 
Adam Richman takes on Chicken or the Egg's Ludicrous Wings Challenge -- 12 jumbo wings soaked in a spicy sauce. If Adam becomes the fourth p

  • BRONZE for Chicken or the Egg

Chilkoot Charlies 

2435 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK (907) 272-1010

American 
Built where the exterior deck was previously located, The Bird House Bar opened in August of 2002. It is an “exact” replica of the orig


Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe 

6501 W 79th St Burbank, IL (708) 229-8700

Southern American 
a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken

  • SILVER for Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe

Churchkey 

1337 14th St NW Washington, DC (202) 567-2576

Everyday they use fresh ingredients, the New Luther is their famous sandwich on Sundays only. Fried chicken between a donut with maple syru


Churrascaria Novo Mundo  

98 County St Ste C New Bedford, MA (508) 991-8661

Greek 
Ted Allen - Barbequed Chicken


Clanton's Cafe 

319 E Illinois Ave Vinita, OK (918) 256-9053

Steak Sandwiches 
A family tradition in Vinita, OK since 1927, the restaurant is best known for their chicken fried steak.

  • SILVER for Clanton's Cafe

Claudia Sanders Dinner House 

3202 Shelbyville Rd Shelbyville, KY (502) 633-5600

Traditional American 
Kentucky is the state that put fried chicken on the map, and at Claudia Sanders we find the very best battered bird with the first family of


Comme Ci Comme Ca 

Moving Target! New York, NY (347) 935-9807

Moroccan gourmet food like their Lemon Chicken Cous Cous.


Counter Cafe 

626 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 708-8800

American Cafe 
the tiny cafe dishing out scratch-made chicken burgers and quail.

  • BRONZE for Counter Cafe

Cowtown Diner 

305 Main St Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-9555

Southern Vegetarian 
Cowtown holds special significance for proprietor and Forth Worth native Scott Jones, as its menu is strongly influenced by the flavor profi

  • BRONZE for Cowtown Diner

CrackBIRD 

60 Dame St Dublin, Ireland

Joe Mackens Crackbird is a pop-up restaurant that used social media to spread the word, and through its success, eventually became a full-t


Craigie on Main 

853 Main St Cambridge, MA (617) 497-5511

French Vegetarian 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Whole Roasted Chicken


Crosstown Pub & Grill 

909 E Ogden Ave Naperville, IL (630) 357-9775

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Devils Wings

  • BRONZE for Crosstown Pub & Grill

Curly's Fried Chicken 

1021 Howell Mill Rd Atlanta, GA (404) 872-7888

some of the best fried chicken in Atlanta


Curry Corner 

1212 E. Apache Blvd Tempe, AZ (480) 894-1276

Authentic Pakistani food, serving authentic goat and Tandoori chicken


Dell Rhea's Chicken 

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

Chicken 

  • SILVER for Dell Rhea's Chicken

Desi Food Truck  

1221 6th Avenue New York, NY (212) 961-6193

New York City's first authentic mobile Indian food truck serves signature dishes such as buttery Kati Rolls, Haleem and Chicken Tikka Masala


Dianas Gourmet Pizza 

730R St. Anne's Road Winnipeg, Canada (204) 954-7858

where all of your favourite foods are on a pizza pie. Order up Chinese food – but on a pizza, chicken fingers – they


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


Dinosaur Bar B Que 

246 W Willow St Syracuse, NY (315) 476-1662

Caribbean American 
Adam Gertler - BBQ Half Chicken

  • GOLD for Dinosaur Bar B Que

Dixie Supply 

62 State St Charleston, SC (843) 722-5650

the breakfast hangout doing a chicken fried biscuit and a shrimp BLT

  • SILVER for Dixie Supply

Dorothy's Homemade Tamales 

12771 US Highway 24 Hartsel, CO (719) 836-9120

Duff Goldman - Chicken Tamales


Dovetail 

103 W 77th St New York, NY (212) 362-3800

Traditional American New American 
Michael Psilakis - Chicken a la Plancha


Ducks Eatery 

351 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 432-3825

Vietnamese American 
serving everything from goat necks to chicken wings


Duff's Famous Wings 

3090 Orchard Park Rd Buffalo, NY (716) 674-7212

Chicken Sandwiches 
Camille journeys to Duff's - what many Buffalo locals consider to be the best if not the original wings in Buffalo, New York. This famous fo

  • SILVER for Duff's Famous Wings

Dutch Eating Place 

1200 Arch St Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-0425

Chicken Sandwiches 
Traditional apple dumpling


El Churry 

Avenida Isla Carolina, PR (787) 525-2552

Adam visits the street-food truck El Churry for their signature El Churry Mixto, a stuffed sandwich topped with steak, chicken and bacon, al


Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY (315) 475-2337

American Burgers 
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company

Engine 1 fire truck 

Moving Target Las Vegas, NV

Double Stuffed Pepperoni, Barbecue Chicken and yummy dessert varieties.


Famous 4th Street Delicatessen 

700 S Fourth St Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-3274

Kosher 
Comfort Foods - Best Chicken Soup

  • BRONZE for Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

Fat Sal's 

972 Gayley Ave Los Angeles, CA (310) 208-5070

the East Coast buddies piling on a plateful of guilty pleasures like the Fat Jerry sammie, a smorgasbord of fried favorites from chicken fin


Federal Donuts 

1219 S 2ND ST Philadelphia, PA (267) 687-8258

Chicken Bakery 
Chicken and Donuts

  • BRONZE for Federal Donuts

Fiesta Mexicana Restaurante y Cantina 

793 Notre Dame Drive Kamloops, Canada (250) 374-3960

traditional Mexican cooking at Fiesta Mexicana. There he tackles a very complex mole sauce recipe for a chocolate chicken enchilada so hard


Fuel Cantina 

211 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC (843) 737-5959

A young chef bringin' a Caribbean twist to an old gas station with favorites like braised pork tacos and jerk chicken sandwich.

  • SILVER for Fuel Cantina

Funk N Waffles 

727 S Crouse Ave Ste 8 Syracuse, NY (315) 477-9700

Traditional American 
the basement joint rocking out waffles with their fried chicken, and with a full blown Thanksgiving dinner.

  • BRONZE for Funk N Waffles

Funnelicious 

155 AUGUSTA ST Greenville, SC (864) 631-1527

Located across the street from Greenville Stadium, Funnelicious is a popular stopover before a Greenville Drive minor league baseball game,


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


Gladys Knight and Ron Winan's Chicken & Waffles 

529 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA (404) 874-9393

Southern 
Widely regarded as having some of the best southern soul food in the state of Georgia, this restaurant is also known for its delectable dess

  • GOLD for Gladys Knight and Ron Winan's Chicken & Waffles

Guelaguetza Palms Restaurant 

3337 1/2 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA (213) 427-0608

Mexican 
One Mexican specialty that has caught on in recent years is the chocolate-based mole, and at Guelaguetza, mole is a specialty. The Mole Negr

  • BRONZE for Guelaguetza Palms Restaurant

Guisados  

2100 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA (323) 264-7201

Mexican Vegetarian 
On Food Network's Heat Seekers, chefs Roger Mooking and Aaron Sanchez test the heat of the Tinga de Pollo Taco, stuffed with chicken marinat

  • BRONZE for Guisados

Gus's 

310 S Front St Memphis, TN (901) 527-4877

Chicken 
then hops down to Memphis, Tenn. to see if buttermilk or brine makes for the most crave-worthy fried chicken.

  • GOLD for Gus's

Gus's Fried Chicken  

505 Highway 70 W Mason, TN (901) 294-2028

Chicken 
Claire Robinson - Fried Chicken


Hagi 

152 W 49th Street New York, NY (212) 764-8549

Tapas / Small Plates 
At Hagi, an underground Japanese haunt, Tony and friends Ken and Aki enjoy some fried chicken skin, yam jelly, yellowtail collar and wasabi


Harold's Chicken Shack  

2109 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL (312) 326-5575

Chicken 

  • BRONZE for Harold's Chicken Shack

Harvey's Hot Dogs  

3205 Stamford Rd Portsmouth, VA (757) 483-0613

Traditional American 
check out an epic hot dog joint turning its attention on chicken dumplings.


Hash House A Go Go 

6800 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV (702) 804-4646

Traditional American New American 
Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict

  • GOLD for Hash House A Go Go

Hattie B's Hot Chicken 

112 19th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 678-4794

Chicken 
Check out one of Nashville's oldest and most famous establishments -- Hattie Bs –- for their hot and spicy chicken!


Hattie's Restaurant  

45 Phila St Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 584-4790

Fried chicken throwdown. Winner: Jasper Alexander

  • BRONZE for Hattie's Restaurant

Haugen's Chicken and Ribs 

13801 Highway # 12 Port Perry, Canada (905) 985-2402

John samples their top secret dipping sauce. Some patrons have been known to drink it straight


Henry's World Famous Hi-Life 

301 W Saint John St San Jose, CA (408) 295-5414

Steak American 
Henry's World Famous Hi-Life, opened in 1960, serves steaks, chicken, and pork chops but is most noted for its baby back ribs

  • SILVER for Henry's World Famous Hi-Life

High Life Lounge 

200 SW 2nd St Des Moines, IA (515) 280-1965

Sandwiches American 
Adam Richman comes to the High Life Lounge to taste some of their signature dishes like crispy pressure-fried chicken and bacon-wrapped tate

  • SILVER for High Life Lounge

Hill Country Chicken  

1123 Broadway New York, NY (212) 257-6446

Traditional American Southern 
Scott Conant - Fried Chicken

  • SILVER for Hill Country Chicken

Hilltop Inn 

1100 Harmony Way Evansville, IN (812) 422-1757

Steakhouse Seafood 
Simon Majumdar - Jumbo Brain Sandwhich


Hominy Grill 

207 Rutledge Ave Charleston, SC (843) 937-0930

Traditional American Southern 
American Classics - Best Shrimp and Grits.

  • GOLD for Hominy Grill

Hot Sauce Williams 

7815 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 391-2230

Adam goes to this legendary barbecue joint on Cleveland's east side for the deliciously messy Polish Boy, a kielbasa sausage buried by fries

  • SILVER for Hot Sauce Williams

Icehouse 

51 rue Roy Est Montreal, Canada (514) 439-6691

Fan Favorite! discovers a super southern-styled gem where crispy fried chicken comes in what else, a bucket


Jacques-Imo's 

8324 Oak St New Orleans, LA (504) 861-0886

Southern Eclectic & International 
Adam Gertler - Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake

  • GOLD for Jacques-Imo's

Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant 

1830 Kapiolani Honolulu, HI (808) 388-2917

a Jamaican joint serving up jerk chicken wings and some wicked goat curry


Joe's Gizzard City 

120 W Main St Potterville, MI (517) 645-2120

Chicken 

  • SILVER for Joe's Gizzard City

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

Lantern 

423 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 969-8846

Asian Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim 
Asian with southern ingredients. Salt and pepper shrimp, tea smoked chicken and steamed duck custard.


Leaping Lizards Cafe 

4408 Shore Dr Virginia Beach, VA (757) 460-5327

Sandwiches American 
the little gift shop and cafe puttin' out totally homemade favorites like mama used to make, from chicken salad sandwiches to beef tenderloi

  • BRONZE for Leaping Lizards Cafe

Lindo Michoacan  

2655 E Desert Inn Rd. Las Vegas, NV (702) 735-6828

Mexican Vegetarian 
a Mexican chicken dish called Cry Today, Cry Tomorrow


Loteria Grill 

12050 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles, CA (818) 508-5300

Mexican 
Duff Goldman - Chicken Mole


Lucky J's 

5035 Burnet Rd # 100 Austin, TX (512) 524-2935

Southern style friend chicken and waffles


Lucys Fried Chicken 

2218 College Ave Austin, TX (512) 297-2423

Fried chicken with creative sides


Ludo Truck 

LOCATION VARIES Los Angeles, CA (213) 973-8839

Owned by Chef Ludo Lefebvre from LudoBites restaurant and Top Chef. Locate the truck by checking Twitter, @ludotruck, or Facebook. LudoTruck


Lukshon 

3239 Helms Ave Culver City, CA (310) 202-6808

Asian Asian Fusion 
Candace Nelson - Spicy Chicken Pops

  • BRONZE for Lukshon

Lulu's Bakery and Cafe 

918 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX (210) 222-9422

Bakery American 
Richman visited Lulu's Bakery and Caf? to examine the plate-sized chicken fried steak and sample one of their famous 3.5-pound (1.6 kg) cinn

  • GOLD for Lulu's Bakery and Cafe

M. Wells Dinette 

22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY (718) 786-1800

New American 
At M. Wells Dinette, French-Canadian chef Hugue DuFour creates dishes that are sometimes controversial, like a bone marrow torte, a chicken


Maima's 

106-47 Guy Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY (718) 206-3538

Get a taste of Liberia at Maimas, where the cooking feels like home for the West African immigrant community. Try the torborgee -- a dish ma


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

Maries Italian Specialties 

641 Shunpike Rd Chatham, NJ (973) 377-7878

the real deal Italian joint baking up some righteous fried chicken, arancini balls, and the decadent sacred swine sandwich


Mas Tacos por Favor 

732 McFerrin Ave Nashville, TN (615) 543-6271

Mexican Vegetarian 
Mexican tamales and unique quinoa sweet potato tacos


Melba's  

300 W 114th St Harlem, NY (212) 864-7777

Southern 
Chicken and waffles throwdown. Winner: Melba Wilson


Melt Bar & Grilled 

14718 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH (216) 226-3699

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Anne Thornton - The Godfather

  • GOLD for Melt Bar & Grilled

Miller's Deli 

1725 Polk St San Francisco, CA (415) 563-3542

Kosher Sandwiches 
old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup and potato latkes


Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q 

3278 Pumphouse Cahaba Rd Vestavia Hills, AL (205) 967-6004

Ever had white sauce on your barbecue? Try it at Miss Myras. This barbecue restaurant is home to a condiment made of mayo, vinegar, salt and


Mitchell Delicatessen 

1402 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN (615) 262-9862

Vegetarian Chicken 
Adam heads to this deli on a Monday to sample their Asian flank steak sandwich.

  • BRONZE for Mitchell Delicatessen

Mono + Mono  

116 E 4TH ST New York, NY (212) 221-2222

Asian Chicken 
His craving then takes him to New York for a spicy Korean twist on the American chicken classic


Moseberth's Fried Chicken  

1505 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, VA (757) 393-1721

Chicken 
a decades-old fried chicken joint crankin' out their original recipe.

  • SILVER for Moseberth's Fried Chicken

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

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room 

107 W Jones St Savannah, GA (912) 232-2599

Southern Vegetarian 
Roger Mooking - Fried Chicken

  • SILVER for Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room

Ms P 

96 RAINEY ST Austin, TX (512) 499-0717

Southern Chicken 
Southern comfort food.


Ms. Tootsie's 

1314 South St Philadelphia, PA (215) 985-9001

Traditional American Southern 
Robert Irvine - Fried Chicken


Munchies 420 Cafe 

6639 Superior Ave Sarasota, FL (941) 929-9893

Sandwiches American 
"Fire in Your Hole" hot wings - chicken wings deep-fried and prepared with an intensely fiery sauce consisting of: Habanero peppers, hot sau

  • BRONZE for Munchies 420 Cafe

Myers and Change 

1145 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 542-5200

Asian Chinese 
he tries the Lemon Ginger Mousse at a hip Asian diner

  • BRONZE for Myers and Change

Nexus Brewery and Restaurant 

4730 Pan American East Fwy Ne Albuquerque, NM (505) 242-4100

Southern Mexican 
brewery is serving up soul food with a New Mexico twist, like southern fried chicken and crackling cornbread


Niki's West 

233 Finley Ave W Birmingham, AL (205) 252-5751

Seafood 
Some say Nikis West is the gold standard when it comes to meat and three, with a cafeteria-style selection of meat like fried chicken livers


No. 7 

7 Greene Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 522-6372

New American 
Ted Allen - The No. 7 Half Chicken


Old Hickory 

338 Washington Ave Owensboro, KY (270) 926-9000

Chicken American 
Since 1918, 6 generations of one family have been serving smoked chopped mutton with white bread and sweet tea.


Oleana 

134 Hampshire St Cambridge, MA (617) 661-0505

Eclectic & International Middle Eastern 
Gabriella Gershenson - Flattened Lemon Chicken


Oohhs and Aahhs Gourmet Deli 

1005 U St NW Washington, DC (202) 667-7142

Soul Food and Chicken Wings.

  • SILVER for Oohhs and Aahhs Gourmet Deli

Opal Thai Food 

66-197 Kamehameha Hwy # C Haleiwa, HI (808) 637-7950

Thai spot where mom and pop spice up the island with pad Thai, pork larb, and the big seller: garlic fried chicken wings


Original Oyster House 

701 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf SHores, AL (251) 948-2445

Seafood 
The seafood at Original Oyster House is so fresh that Adam can't choose just one thing to have, he makes a platter with a little bit of ever

  • BRONZE for Original Oyster House

Osborne Family Farm 

105 N 8th St Ste 1 Little Rock, AR (501) 843-6502

partake in their barbecue benefiting the Little Rock Police and Fire Departments, which included heaping servings of oven-barbecued ribs, br


Ozona Grill & Bar 

4615 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 265-9105

Traditional American 
One of the most popular local eateries in eastern Texas, Ozona is known for its chile rellenos, award-winning salsa and its “Best


PDX 671 

3221 SE Division St Portland, OR (971) 570-0945

Guamanian food truck serving up righteous shrimp fritters and a unique spin on chicken salad


Pappy's Smokehouse 

3106 Olive St St Louis, MO (314) 535-4340

Ribs Food Feud.

  • GOLD for Pappy's Smokehouse

Parallel Seventeen 

1600 E 17th Ave Denver, CO (303) 399-0988

Vietnamese 
Denvers premier restaurant for adventurous eaters that serves ant larvae beignets, jellyfish salad, Coq au vin with silkie black chicken, an


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

Pecking Order 

4416 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 907-9900

Chicken American 
Filipino style chicken


Pies N Thighs 

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

Southern New American 
uy

  • BRONZE for Pies N Thighs

Pinky G's Pizzeria 

50 W Broadway Jackson, WY (307) 734-7465

Pizza 
the pizza joint slicing up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara


Pok Pok 

3226 SE Division St Portland, OR (503) 232-1387

Thai 
Rahm Fama - Asian Chicken Wings

  • GOLD for Pok Pok

Pot Pie 

904 Westport Rd Kansas City, MO (816) 561-2702

the real deal chef serving up his dressed-up version of comfort food with dishes like chicken pot pie and steamed mussels


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

Prince's Hot Chicken Shack 

123 Ewing Dr Nashville, TN (615) 226-9442

Southern Meat-And-Three 
This James Beard Award-winning restaurant has become an American classic for its hot chicken.

  • GOLD for Prince's Hot Chicken Shack

Queens Comfort 

4009 30th Ave Queens, NY (646) 597-8687

Unique foods and sandwiches. Chicken sandwich with bacon jam.


Rincon Criollo 

4009 Junction Blvd New York, NY (718) 458-0236

Mexican 
a Cuban family crankin' out totally traditional steak and chicken dishes, like ropa vieja and arroz con pollo

  • BRONZE for Rincon Criollo

Rock Rest Lodge 

16005 Mt Vernon Rd Golden, CO (303) 216-2895

Italian Mexican 
wing sauce made with ghost chiles grown in the restaurant's basement!


Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles 

1514 N Gower St Los Angeles, CA (323) 466-7453

Traditional American Southern 
Duff Goldman - Chicken and Waffles

  • GOLD for Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

S'Mac 

345 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 358-7912

Traditional American Southern 
Macoroni and Cheese Only Restaurant. 12 different mac and cheese - from all american, buffalo chicken, mediterean and they even have a samp

  • SILVER for S'Mac

SOT SOT 

Moving Target Indianapolis, IN

Specializing in Creole Comfort food we'll check out their Crawfish Po'Boy, Jambalaya and a Jerk Chicken with red beans and rice.


Sammy's Bistro 

1890 Bonanza Dr Park City, UT (435) 214-7570

American Bistro 
the local boy serving low brow gourmet grub like the signature chivito club and chicken bowl with rice,


San Felipe's Cantina 

2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy # 1001 Tempe, AZ (480) 736-8226

Mexican Pizza 
home of the seven pound burrito


Scoreboard Bar and Grill  

2408 Music Valley Dr Nashville, TN (615) 883-3866

American Catering 
Satan's Tongue Hot Chicken


Showdogs 

1020 Market St San Francisco, CA (415) 558-9560

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
hot dog place with unique selections like the lamb merguez dog and fried chicken sandwich.


Sidewinders Tavern 

945 W Broadway Jackson, WY (307) 734-5766

the ex-Marine bringing Americana to the small town with dishes like chicken pot pie and homemade soups and pretzels


Slows Bar BQ 

2138 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI (313) 962-9828

sandwich made with Applewood smoked bacon, pulled pork and grilled ham. He used an orange pop BBQ sauce with the sandwich, which he enjoyed

  • GOLD for Slows Bar BQ

SmokeEaters 

2565 The Alameda Santa Clara, CA (408) 241-2582

Chicken 
To win, Adam had to eat 12 hot wings soaked in habanero chili sauce within 10 minutes?and then had to wait another 5 minutes before eating o


Smoque 

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

Traditional American Chicken 

  • GOLD for Smoque

Sokolowski's 

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

German Eastern European 
Michael Symon - Pierogies

  • SILVER for Sokolowski's

Soul Patrol Truck 

Moving Target Honolulu, HI

Southern Fried Chicken


Soulyve 

19 Mill Street Orangeville, Canada

kitchen truly heats up when John tries the enormous jerk chicken Reggae Wrap. And just what part of Italy does the jerk and pineapple pizza


Spice Box 

Moving Target! Indianapolis, IN

Indian delights such as Chicken Tikka Masala and a Spicy Wrap with mint chutney.


Spring Street Smoke House 

640 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA (213) 626-0535

BBQ 
Chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with Jalapeno.


Standard Tap 

901 N Second St Philadelphia, PA (215) 238-0630

local beer selection with a great chicken pie


Stroud's 

5410 NE Oak Rdg Rd Kansas City, MO (816) 454-9600

Traditional American 
Adam Richman visits Stroud's for some of the country's best fried chicken.

  • SILVER for Stroud's

Stroud's 

4200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Fairway, KS (913) 262-8500

Simon Majumdar - Fried Chicken

  • SILVER for Stroud's

Stubb 

801 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 480-8341

Chicken Sandwiches 
Rhythm and blue and brunch each Sunday.


Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen 

1305 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 933-1324

Traditional American 
Biscuit sandwiches including the chicken and cheddar.


Table 52 

52 W Elm St Chicago, IL (312) 573-4000

New American 
Ted Allen - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Table 52

Taco Taco Cafe 

145 E Hildebrand Ave San Antonio, TX (210) 822-9533

Mexican 
a Greek owner hand rolls tortillas for Mexican favorites like fried puffy tacos stuffed with chicken

  • BRONZE for Taco Taco Cafe

Tamarindo 

Orange County, CA

the anything-but-average taco truck grilling steaks for the drunken torta and deep frying green chicken chilaquiles


Tandoori Nights 

7236 WOODMONT AVE Washington, DC (301) 656-4002

a fiery chicken kabab challenge that's so blistering hot, it will force the loser to concede and proclaim the victor the superior Heat Seeke


Tex 

3173 Roswell Rd NE Atlanta, GA (678) 379-8397

Amazing Mexican like Chicken Fresca and great Pastor de Puerco.


The Bone 

358 Waverly St (Rt 135) Framingham, MA (508) 879-1138

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Jon has his work cut out for him when he confronts an owner whose bad decision making, and inability to trust his manager threatens to ruin


The Burnt Truck 

Moving Target! Irvine, CA

PBnJ Fried Chicken


The Catbird Seat 

1711 Division Street Nashville, TN (615) 810-8200

New American 
Take a front-row seat at this interactive restaurant, and witness an artsy food performance by Chef Erik Anderson. Sample fried chicken skin


The Country Cat 

7937 SE Stark St Portland, OR (503) 408-1414

Traditional American 
Craft-cooking family restaurant with a chef who butchers, cures, preserves and smokes everything in-house, from headcheese to great-grandma'


The Cube 

1520 Central Ave Se Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-0023

Hot Dogs American 
southern pride joint situated on Route 66, serving up dishes from smoked barbecue chicken to specialty hot dogs.


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 Dutch 

131 Sullivan St New York, NY (212) 677-6200

New American 
Fried Chicken


The Early Bird 

355 Talbot St. London, Canada (519) 439-6483

Fan Favorite! John just had to find out how turkey, duck, and chicken come together in this supersized sandwich


The Federal Food Drink and Provisions 

5132 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL (305) 758-9559

the husband/wife duo serving up classic Americana with a 21st century twist like the smoky fried chicken and Buffalo-style pig wings


The Fifty/50 

2047 W Division St Chicago, IL (773) 489-5050

Chicken American 
Adam heads to this Chicago restaurant to try and judge their 4-courser sandwich

  • BRONZE for The Fifty/50

The Glass Onion  

1219 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC (843) 225-1717

Southern American 
a couple of fine dining chefs are turnin' out low country classics like crispy chicken legs and the smoked pork loin po boy.

  • SILVER for The Glass Onion

The Jamaican Jerk Hut 

1436 South St Philadelphia, PA (215) 545-8644

Caribbean Jamaican 
Jamaican place serving authentic jerk chicken


The Lady and Sons 

102 W Congress St Savannah, GA (912) 233-2600

Southern American 
Tyler Florence - Hoecakes

  • GOLD for The Lady and Sons

The Mighty Cone 

1603 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 383-9609

Vegetarian 
fills tortilla cones with crispy chicken, deep fried avocado, crispy shrimps

  • BRONZE for The Mighty Cone

The Old Country Store  

18801 Highway 61 Lorman, MS (601) 437-3661

Alton Brown - Fried Chicken


The Reef 

4172 Main St. Vancouver, Canada (604) 874-5375

true home-style island meals to this northern, west coast metropolis. It is here John discovers a unique Canadian/Caribbean hybrid dish â


The Rice Box 

Moving Target! Houston, TX

Chinese take-out on wheels featuring General Tso Chicken and a Golden Doomba Special


The Stockyards 

699 St. Clair Ave. W Toronto, Canada (416) 658-9666

the smokehouse kicking burgers and fried chicken up a notch and turning a traditional BLT on its head.


The Trailer Park 

1619 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI

Smoked Chicken Fricassee


Three Angels Diner 

2617 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN (901) 452-1111

the kid-inspired joint serving up the serious fried chicken


Time Out Chicken 

133 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 929-2425

Traditional American 
Chicken & Cheddar Biscuit

  • BRONZE for Time Out Chicken

Time-Out Restaurant 

1301 FORDHAM BLVD Chapel Hill, NC (919) 929-2171

Southern Fast Food 
Located next to the University in Chapel Hill, this sports bar and grill is known for their chicken cheddar biscuit.


Tios Mexican Cafe 

333 E Huron St Ann Arbor, MI (734) 761-6650

Mexican 
Adam faces the Mount Nacheesmo Challenge. He has 45 minutes to finish 5 lbs. of nachos fully loaded with beef, chicken, beans, cheddar, jack

  • BRONZE for Tios Mexican Cafe

Tootie's Texas BBQ 

68703 Perez Rd Ste A1 Cathedral City, CA (760) 202-6963

Chicken Burgers 


Traveling Fare 

10 Mill St NE Marietta, GA (770) 428-6092

American Soul Food 
11 unique pot pie creations including chicken curry pot pie.


Uncle Lou's 

3633 Millbranch Rd Memphis, TN (901) 332-2367

Chicken 
Guy Fieri - Fried Chicken

  • GOLD for Uncle Lou's

Vege Paradise 

140 W Valley Blvd, #222 San Gabriel, CA (626) 280-5998

At Vege Paradise, they specialize in transforming vegetables into meals that look, smell and taste like meat. The orange chicken is made ent


Waffle Bus 

Moving Target! (Greater Houston Area) Houston, TX (832) 640-5494

Chicken & Waffles, a Smores Waffle and even a Strawberry Irish Creme Brulee Waffle.


Watershed Restaurant 

406 W Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, GA (404) 378-4900

Southern New American 
Comfort Foods - Best Fried Chicken


Watts Coffee House 

1827 E 103rd St Los Angeles, CA (323) 249-4343

Southern American 
At the Watts Coffee House, fill up on soul food and neighborhood history with owner Desiree Edwards. On the menu: chicken and waffles.


Wazuzu 

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 770-5388

Asian Chinese 
Giada De Laurentiis - Drunken Noodles with Chicken


West Coast Tacos 

831 Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN (317) 426-3668

Fan favorites include the spicy Red Chili Chicken and a Tempura Battered Tilapia with firey asian slaw!


West Five 

4539 California Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 935-1966

Steak Chicken 
tries their grilled cheeses with local cheese and bread


White House 

180 Wooster Rd N Barberton, OH (330) 745-0449

Chicken 
Fried Chicken


Willie Mae's Scotch House 

2401 Saint Ann St New Orleans, LA (504) 822-9503

Southern Chicken 
Andrew visits the Treme neighborhood where residents are still rebuilding after the damage left by hurricane Katrina. This special place is

  • GOLD for Willie Mae's Scotch House

Wing Dome 

1416 E Olive Way Seattle, WA (206) 860-9464

Traditional American 
Seattle's most dangerous gastronomic experience: the 7-Alarm Chicken Wing Challenge, then go head-to-head to see who can handle the heat.


Wings-N-Things 

1484 Ferndale Ave Johnstown, PA (814) 536-3600

Pizza American 
Chicken wings done a thousand ways with a variety of hot sauces- the spiciest, "Nuclear Hell", reaching 6,000,000 Scoville units.


WoodSpoon 

107 W 9th St Los Angeles, CA (213) 629-1765

Mexican Brazilian 
Giada De Laurentiis - Chicken Pot Pie


Woodshed Smokehouse 

3201 Riverfront Dr Fort Worth, TX (817) 877-4545

Vegetarian Southwestern 
If game meat is your way of life, then check out Woodshed Smokehouse for some venison backstrap served with grilled and roasted hen of the w

  • BRONZE for Woodshed Smokehouse

Wrappers Delight 

521 5th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 330-0092

A Hip-Hop inspired truck has pimped out its menu with Ginger-Glazed Chicken, Grilled Tilapia in Coconut Cream and even a Peanut Butter and B


Yoder's Amish Restaurant 

3434 Bahia Vista St Sarasota, FL (941) 955-7771

fried chicken that was prepared in a special "pressure fryer", and later had a piece of their homemade peanut butter cream pie

  • GOLD for Yoder's Amish Restaurant

Youngblood's Stockyard Cafe 

101 S Manhattan St Amarillo, TX (806) 342-9411

Seafood 
Chicken Fried Steak


Zankou Chicken 

5658 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 103 Los Angeles, CA (818) 781-0615

Middle Eastern 
Duff Goldman - Half Chicken with Garlic Sauce

  • BRONZE for Zankou Chicken

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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