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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 Brewing Co  

1705 Mariposa St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-8350

Pub Food 
which was founded in 1896 and purchased by its current owner, Fritz Maytag, in 1965, is famously responsible for the resurgence of craft bee

  • BRONZE for Anchor Brewing Co


Antoine's Restaurant 

713-717 St Louis St New Orleans, LA (504) 581-4422

French Cajun & Creole 
Antoine’s is the oldest family-run restaurant in the United States and has been serving up authentic NOLA dishes from the start — none o

  • GOLD for Antoine's Restaurant


B and B Grocery 

2001 SE 6th St Des Moines, IA (515) 243-7607

Visit this family-owned business that’s famous throughout the Midwest for its pork tenderloin sandwich. And don’t miss their peppe

  • BRONZE for B and B Grocery


Bagel Hole 

400 7th Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 788-4014

At Bagel Hole, we learn how the famous bagels sold at Russ & Daughters are made.


Ben's Chili Bowl 

1213 U St NW Washington, DC (202) 667-0909

Southern Mexican 
"Half-Smoke," a half-pork, half-sausage frankfurter topped with Ben's famous chili

  • GOLD for Ben's Chili Bowl


Berns Steak House 

1208 S Howard Ave Tampa, FL (813) 254-9367

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Strip Steak

  • GOLD for Berns Steak House



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


Billy Goat Tavern 

430 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 222-1525

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Famous for their cheeseburgers and the Cubs curse.

  • GOLD for Billy Goat Tavern


Biryani Cart 

46th St and 6th Ave New York, NY (917) 628-3269

Indian-Mediterranean food ..famous kati roll


Biti Pies 

604 S. Maryland Street Amarillo, TX (806) 367-6413

Adam stops by during a food tour of famed Route 66 to try a few of these famous desserts.

  • BRONZE for Biti Pies


Black Market Pizza 

1701 SE Delaware Ave Ankeny, IA

Adam visits Black Market Pizza for some of the most original pie in the Hawkeye State, including their famous Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pizz

  • BRONZE for Black Market Pizza


Blonde Giraffe 

92157 Overseas Hwy Tavernier, FL (305) 922-2400

This is one of several Key West storefronts for the Blond Giraffe. The former salad restaurant quickly grew famous for their key lime pie re

  • BRONZE for Blonde Giraffe



2120 Madison Ave Memphis, TN (901) 432-2222

Italian Pizza 
choose from chef-created daily specials, appetizers, salads, entrees, and gourmet pizzas baked in their brick oven. They offer a variety of


Buena Vista 

2765 Hyde St San Francisco, CA (415) 474-5044

Tyler Florence - Irish Coffee

  • SILVER for Buena Vista


Buz and Ned's  

1119 N Blvd Richmond, VA (804) 355-6055

Buz & Ned's is a Richmond institution, serving the best barbecue around. Adam samples Buz's famous hickory-smoked spare ribs.

  • GOLD for Buz and Ned's



Uluniu st Kailua, HI

Famous fish tacos


Carnegie Deli 

854 7th Ave New York, NY (212) 757-2245

The biggest sandwiches. Famous for their pastrami.

  • SILVER for Carnegie Deli


Central Grocery 

923 Decatur St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-1620

Traditional American 
Central Grocery is famous for its olive salad relish, which tops its “real” muffuletta sandwiches with salami, mozzarella, ham and provo


Ches's Fish and Chips 

9 Freshwater Rd St. John's, Canada (709) 722-4083

a local favourite for more than 60 years - remains tight-lipped on a famous family batter recipe where if you can’t spell your na



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


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

  • SILVER for Cowtown Diner


Crawfish and Noodles 

11360 Bellaire Boulevard Ste 990 Houston, TX (281) 988-8098

This restaurant combines the unique flavors and cultures of Texas and Vietnam to create new distinctive dishes like stir-fried blue crab and



9646 Little Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA (310) 205-8990

Duff Goldman - Famous Garlic Noodles

  • BRONZE for Crustacean


Cyrils Fish House 

2167 Montauk Hwy Montauk, NY (631) 267-7993

Famous for their BBC cocktail.


Dooky Chase 

2301 Orleans Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 821-0600

Southern Cajun & Creole 
John Besh - Gumbo Z'herbes

  • GOLD for Dooky Chase


Dr. Laffa Restaurant 

401 Magnetic Dr #39 Toronto, Canada (416) 739-7134

The famous Laffa bread is the heart and soul to almost every dish and Chef Yoram Gabay coaches John as he slaps the dough into the restauran


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


Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop 

174 5TH Ave Ste 1 New York, NY (212) 675-5096

Traditional American 
Dave Freedenberg, better known as Famous Fat Dave, is one of the most extraordinary NYC cabbies you'll ever meet. He takes Tony to this popu


El Indio Mexican Restaurant 

3695 India St San Diego, CA (619) 299-0385

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


Elgin Street Diner 

374 Elgin St. Ottawa, Canada (613) 237-9700

Open 24 hours, it's famous for its chilli laden poutine and humongous Hangover Blue Plate Special. Here they sell over 700 lbs of fresh cut


Famous 4th Street Delicatessen 

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

Comfort Foods - Best Chicken Soup

  • BRONZE for Famous 4th Street Delicatessen


Famous Dave's BBQ 

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

  • BRONZE for Famous Dave's BBQ


Famous Peppers 

202 Kent St Charlottetown, Canada (902) 370-7070

Spud Islander Pizza


Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots 

7242 S Western Ave Chicago, IL (773) 737-6294

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Tony meets with local Chicago foodie Peter Engler to visit Fat Johnnies for a taste of the heart-attack-inducing Mighty Dog, a tamale and ch

  • BRONZE for Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots


George the Chili King 

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

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


Golden Crown Panaderia 

1103 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-2424

Pizza Bakery 
Family owned bakery, pumpkin empanadas, and their famous turkey bread


Grand Ole Creamery 

750 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 293-1655

The Grand Ole Creamery has a nostalgic ice cream parlor feel, making it a great place for dessert after dining at a St. Paul hot-spot. Try o

  • SILVER for Grand Ole Creamery


Hattie B's Hot Chicken 

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

Souther fried spicy chicken, so hot you made need to try a craft beer.

  • GOLD for Hattie B's Hot Chicken


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


Holeman & Finch Public House 

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 948-1175

Vegetarian American 
Anne Burrell - Double Cheeseburger

  • GOLD for Holeman & Finch Public House


House of Prime Rib 

1906 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA (415) 885-4605

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Brian Boitano - Prime Rib

  • GOLD for House of Prime Rib


Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House 

889 Oakland Beach Ave Warwick, RI (401) 737-9459

Seafood Chowder 
Rhode Island is famous for its clams, especially the hard shell variety known as quahogs. In fact, they happen to be Iggy's specialty, wheth


Jimmy's Famous Seafood 

6526 Holabird Ave Baltimore, MD (410) 633-4040

Local legendary place making amazing crab and other seafood dishes.

  • BRONZE for Jimmy's Famous Seafood


Juan in a Million 

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 472-3872

hey're famous for an eating challenge that features their one-pound breakfast taco. The current record for the Don Juan Taco Challenge is 8

  • GOLD for Juan in a Million


Katz's Deli 

205 E Houston St New York, NY (212) 254-2246

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Michael Psilakis - Knoblewurst

  • GOLD for Katz's Deli


La Dolce Vita 

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

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


Lafayette - Coney Island 

118 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit, MI (313) 964-8198

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
This Detroit institution has been serving delicious Coney Island hot dogs since 1914. Their staff is famous for performing magic tricks behi

  • GOLD for Lafayette - Coney Island



2207 Justin Ln Austin, TX (512) 453-2521

The famous bar where its christmas everyday since the 70s



1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR (503) 234-7786

Bacon and other pork parts all over the menu. Famous for their porchetta.

  • BRONZE for Lardo



1211 Pine St Seattle, WA (206) 457-4148

Late night burger. Famous for the New Mexico burger and "crack" a milkshake and fries.



210 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA (805) 963-3311

Located on the pier in the famous Stearn’s Warf, Longboards offers a great view, great food and drinks, and an awesome surf scene and beac


Los Moles 

3140 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL (773) 935-9620

Troy crosses paths with chocolate's savory side, enjoying influences from across the border and gets schooled on how to make Mexico's famous


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


Mabel's Lobster Claw Restaurant 

124 Ocean Ave Kennebunkport, ME (207) 967-2562

4.5 pound lobsters, famous lobster rolls


Magic Hat Brewing 

431 Pine St Burlington, VT (802) 658-2739

Famous brewery with secret brewing.


Maize and Blue Deli 

1329 S University Ave Ann Arbor, MI (734) 996-0009

Sandwiches American 
Maize and Blue Deli is a favorite among the university students. Adam Richman samples their famous Triple Play Reuben.

  • SILVER for Maize and Blue Deli



18 Woodbine Ave Northport, NY (631) 757-4500

Maroni’s Cuisine has evolved into an extremely popular, yet very eclectic restaurant that offers a marathon tasting menu of 14 co


Mary Mervis Deli 

400 W Lexington St Baltimore, MD (410) 752-1397

Among the delis must-try items is its famous beef tongue sandwich


Mary's Bar 

129 SW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 227-3023

One of Portland's most famous drinking/strip club. A family owned strip club for over 60 years


Mateo's Cocina Latina  

214 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg, CA (707) 433-1520

Famous for their tamales with suckling pig covered with a habanero tomato sauce.


Maximus Minimus 

2nd Ave & Pike St Seattle, WA (206) 601-5510

Pig on wheels. Pulled pork sandwiches.

  • BRONZE for Maximus Minimus


Menger Bar 

204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX (210) 223-4361

Famous, historic bar serving the diamond margarita.

  • BRONZE for Menger Bar


Mike's Chili Parlor 

1447 NW Ballard Ave Seattle, WA (206) 782-2808

Sandwiches American 
Famous chili spot.

  • SILVER for Mike's Chili Parlor


Molinari Deli 

373 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA (415) 421-2337

Famous for their salami.



901 Christian St. Philadelphia, PA (215) 440-0495

killer Sicilian dishes in the famous Italian Market


Mustard's Grill 

7399 Saint Helena Hwy Napa, CA (707) 944-2424

Traditional American 
Bobby Flay - Mongolian Pork Chop

  • SILVER for Mustard's Grill


Nate n Al 

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

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 
Celebrity deli famous for breakfast.


Neptune Diner 

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

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


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


Palace Cafe 

605 Canal St New Orleans, LA (504) 523-1661

French Seafood 
Palace Café serves its world-famous bananas Foster with all the theatrics of a Mardi Gras parade.


Palm Pavillion 

10 Bay Esplanade Clearwater Beach, FL (727) 446-2642

Originally built as a bathing pavilion in 1926, the now famous seaside-dining establishment became a snack bar in 1955 and an official lunch


Pat O'Brien's 

624 Bourbon St New Orleans, LA (504) 525-4823

Many famous drinks were created in New Orleans. Probably the most widely known is The Hurricane, whose creation has been credited to Pat O

  • GOLD for Pat O'Brien's


Pegleg Porker 

904 Gleaves Street Nashville, TN (615) 829-6023

Tennessee is famous for its barbeque, and no stop is complete without a visit to Pegleg Porker for its dry-rub baby back ribs.

  • BRONZE for Pegleg Porker


Pete's Famous Pizza and Restaurant  

116 N 21ST St Philadelphia, PA (215) 567-4116

Jeff gets the meatball stromboli for under 10 bucks


Pot Pie Paradise and Deli 

1768 Acacia Way Hayward, CA (510) 781-4994

Lots of pot pies - the most famous is the butternut squash pot pie.


Primanti Brothers 

46 18th Street Pittsburgh, PA (412) 854-7401

Traditional American 
Located in the Strip District, Primanti Brothers is a legendary fast-food joint known for its sandwiches, always topped with freshly made fr

  • GOLD for Primanti Brothers


Quimet y Quimet 

Poeta Cabanyes, 25 Barcelona, Spain 934 42 31 42

The city of Barcelona is famous for fun finger foods known as tapas, and no form of tapas is more popular than montaditos, the specialty at


R Place Restaurant 

21 Romines Dr Morris, IL (815) 942-3690

Famous 4lb ethyl burger.


Rock Cod Cafe 

1759 Cowichan Bay RD Cowichan Bay, Canada (250) 746-1550

famous for mouth-watering dishes like The Captain’s Plate, stacked with deep-fried goodness including halibut, prawns, oysters, s


Safe House Nightclub 

779 N Front St Milwaukee, WI (414) 271-2007

Traditional American 
#2 A secret restaurant which requires a password and then requires you to use a map to find clues to even get to your table. Must try the fa

  • GOLD for Safe House Nightclub


Schottzies Bar and Grill 

11428 Concord Village Ave St. Louis, MO (314) 842-1728

One of St. Louis' most iconic foods is still served at Schottzie's -- the brain sandwich. But most go for its famous St. Louis-style pizza,



2010 Western Ave Seattle, WA (206) 436-0390

Seafood New American 
Tony tries the famous Dungeness crab fried-egg sandwich, made with egg, avocado, Beechers cheese and sweet crabmeat.


Second Avenue Deli 

162 E 33RD St New York, NY (212) 677-0606

Second Avenue Deli has been a New York staple made famous for its pastrami sandwiches since 1954. Camille visits this New York institution a


Sid's Diner 

300 S Choctaw Ave El Reno, OK (405) 262-7757

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
Adam comes to Sid's for their famous fried-onion burger. The caramelized onions are cooked right into the beef.

  • SILVER for Sid's Diner



400 Broad St Seattle, WA (206) 905-2100

Traditional American Seafood 
Located at the top of the famous Seattle Space Needle, everything at the sky city cafe is fresh, the food, the conversation, even the view!


Snake and Jakes 

7612 Oak St New Orleans, LA (504) 861-2802

Cafe Pub Food 
Famous late night dive bar.

  • BRONZE for Snake and Jakes


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.


Sonny's Famous Steak Hoagies 

1857 NW 66TH Ave Hollywood, FL (954) 989-0561

Steakhouse Pizza 

  • SILVER for Sonny's Famous Steak Hoagies


Strange Matter 

929 W Grace St Richmond, VA (804) 447-4763

Vegetarian Vegan 
Formerly known as Twisters, 929 Cafe and Nanci Raygun, it plays host to live music and is home to the famous Beer Mimosas. With combination


Swamp Shack 

Moving Target Portland, OR

Alligator and famous bread pudding


Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish 

1350 Pasadena Ave S South Pasadena, FL (727) 381-7931

Seafood Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish


Texas Chili Parlor 

1409 Lavaca St Austin, TX (512) 472-2828

Traditional American 
Famous spicy chili in downtown Austin..Triple X chili.

  • SILVER for Texas Chili Parlor


The Apple Pan 

10801 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 475-3585

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Famous hickory burger

  • BRONZE for The Apple Pan


The Brewhouse Cafe 

401 Moreland Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 525-7799

Traditional American 
Located in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, this premier sports bar serves everything from Bud Light to American craft beer, to B


The Conch House 

57 Comares Ave St. Augustine, FL (904) 829-8646

The world famous Conch House Lounge is Northeast Florida's premier cocktail lounge.

  • BRONZE for The Conch House


The Diner Grill 

1635 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 248-2030

Traditional American 
Old school diner with a famous dish called a slinger which is combo of eggs, chili and hash browns.


The Famous Bar  

5213 Chippewa St St. Louis, MO (314) 832-2211

it also holds a mahogany walk-in refrigerator that legend has it was built by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and is one of the few left in St. L


The Peabody 

149 UNION AVE Memphis, TN (901) 529-4000

Steak Italian 
a magnificent Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond historic hotel. This exquisite hotel is also home to the famous Peabody ducks who make thei

  • SILVER for The Peabody


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 Red Dog Saloon 

278 S Franklin St Juneau, AK (907) 463-3658

Traditional American 
The Red Dog Saloon is one of the oldest and most famous bars in Juneau. The original bar was one of the first to serve the early miners and


The Refuge 

963 Laurel St San Carlos, CA (650) 598-9813

The neighborhood spot serving burgers, cheesesteaks and signature sammies. Also famous for their pastrami


The Swinery 

3207 California Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 932-4211

Sandwiches American 
BLT, Bacon fat fries and the famous bacon dog.


Tide and Boar Gastropub 

700 Main st Moncton, Canada (506) 857-9118

prepares everything in-house, from the famous Boar Poutine, right down to the ketchup. And if that’s not enough, you might want t



38 Muswell Hill Broadway London, England

Toff’s of Muswell Hill is a famous chippie known for its large pieces of battered fish and an abundance of chips (aka french fries) served


Tom's Restaurant 

2880 Broadway New York, NY (212) 864-6137

Traditional American 
This was the diner which inspired the famous diner in Seinfeld.


Tony Luke's 

26 E Oregon Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 551-5725

Italian Cheesesteak 
Marc Summers - Cheesesteak

  • GOLD for Tony Luke's


Topanga Cafe 

2904 W 4th Ave Vancouver, Canada (604) 733-3713

authentic, homemade, California-style Mexican dishes which include their signature Wet Burrito with oh so much extra guacamole. Itâ€Â


Urban Diner 

8715 109 St Edmonton, Canada (780) 437-7275

makes a mess of the massive meatloaf breakfast sandwich, then flips out for their famous house signature poffertje pancakes


Varallo Brothers 

1639 S 10th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 952-0367

Famous pastries and cannoli.


Velvet Dog - CLOSED 

400 E 31ST St Kansas City, MO (816) 753-9990

Pizza Middle Eastern 
Famous nationwide for its martinis and hand-crafted cocktails, the flagship bar of Martini Corner is The Velvet Dog. With daily entertainmen


Venice Ale House 

2 Rose Ave Venice, CA (310) 314-8253

On the famous Venice boardwalk, great selection of local beers


Water Prince 

141 Water Street Charlottetown, Canada

famous for their authentic seafood chowder and burping biscuits.


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


Winding Stair 

40 Ormond Quay Lower Dublin, Ireland

The Winding Stair became a famous landmark in the 70s and a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and artists. The cafe kept the ambi


Xi'an Famous Foods 

4128 Main St Flushing, NY (212) 786-2068

Asian Chinese 
An unassuming storefront in the basement of the Golden Mall, Xi'an Famous Foods serves dishes that could have been found along the Silk Road

  • BRONZE for Xi'an Famous Foods


Xian Famous Food 

81 St Marks Pl New York, NY (212) 555-1212

Asian Chinese 
Marc Murphy - Lamb Face Salad


Zum Augustiner 

Neuhauser Str. 27 Munich, Germany 089 23183257

In a city famous for its beer, hearty sustenance is necessary to keep the party going. So to get the action started, stop in at the Zum Augu

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