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Alibi Tiki Lounge 

4024 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR (503) 287-5335

tiki themed dive bar


Amada 

217-219 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-2450

New American Tapas / Small Plates 
Adam Gertler - Roast Suckling Pig

  • SILVER for Amada

Aunt Chilada's 

7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive Phoenix, AZ (602) 944-1286

Mexican 
As the oldest restaurant in Arizona, Aunt Chilada's has a very rich history. Constructed in the 1890's from railroad ties and desert stone,


Bad Decisions 

1928 Fleet St Baltimore, MD (928) 353-3878

American Pub Food 
Bacon night once a month, an all night bacon happy hour.

  • GOLD for Bad Decisions

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


Brennecke's Beach Broiler 

2100 Hoone Road Koloa, HI (808) 742-7588

Seafood American 
Boasts a tropically-inspired cocktail list (and mocktails for the little ones), as well as daily happy hours and drink specials. Amazing sun


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


Bryant Lake Bowl 

810 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 825-3737

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Bryant Lake Bowl

Bushwick Country Club 

618 Grand St Brooklyn, NY (718) 388-2114

Local bar with mini golf in the back. Serving up some PBR and some pickleback shots


Cadieux Cafe 

4300 Cadieux Rd Detroit, MI (313) 882-8560

Traditional American Seafood 
Tony and Zamir learn the old Belgian sport of feather bowling from 2 masters of the game.

  • BRONZE for Cadieux Cafe

Chicago Brauhaus 

4732 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL (773) 784-4444

German 
the 40-year-old institution bustin' out traditional German specialties

  • BRONZE for Chicago Brauhaus

Christians Tailgate Bar and Grill 

2000 Bagby Houston, TX (713) 527-0261

Fast Food American 
Jalapeno and bacon burger.


City Tavern Restaurant  

138 S Second St Philadelphia, PA (215) 413-1443

Traditional American 
Adam Gertler - Pepperpot Soup

  • GOLD for City Tavern Restaurant

Club Deuce Bar and Grill 

222 14th St Miami Beach, FL (305) 531-6200

Tony and Chris Garver go to happy hour at one of the last dive bars in South Beach. This bar is perfect for late afternoons or late nights.


Continental Club 

1315 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 441-2444


Copia 

307 E 53rd St New York, NY (212) 838-0007

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Lester Walker, Executive Chef, Copia, New York, NY (winner)


Cowgirl Hall Of Fame Restaurant 

319 S Guadalupe St Santa Fe, NM (505) 982-2565

there can only be one Chili Champion, and the boys' showdown is a pulled-pork sandwich so hot, that even the chili-loving locals can't take

  • BRONZE for Cowgirl Hall Of Fame Restaurant

Crosstown Pub & Grill 

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

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Devils Wings

  • BRONZE for Crosstown Pub & Grill

Daddy O's 

44 Bedford St New York, NY (212) 414-8884

Anne Burrell - Herbacious Mojito


Dain's Places 

754 9th St Durham, NC (919) 416-8800

Sandwiches American 
Relay last leg : Jordan ate the Portable Defibrilator, an 8-ounce (0.23 kg) cheeseburger covered with chili, bacon, a 4-ounce (0.11 kg) hot


Deep Eddy Cabaret 

2315 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX (512) 472-0961

One of the oldest bars in the city and a great place to grab a beer


Dos Diablos 

15 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 245-3100

Mexican 
Glossy hardwood floors, high tin ceilings and walls of red glass greet patrons at this River North district dining establishment, known for


Double Wide 

3510 Commerce St Dallas, TX (214) 887-6510

American Pub Food 
Serving up live music and stiff drinks, it's a trailer that you won't mind parking yourself in. Kitschy drinks, also known as Mama's Mixes,


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€


E&O Trading Company 

314 Sutter St San Francisco, CA (415) 693-0303

Asian Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim 
Brian Boitano - Indonesian Corn Fritters

  • BRONZE for E&O Trading Company

El Carmen 

8138 W Third St Los Angeles, CA (323) 852-1552

a Mexican bar and restaurant featuring Mexican wrestler-themed decor and over 400 different tequilas and mescals. Originally established in


Finn McCool's 

2700 Main St Santa Monica, CA (310) 452-1734

Mexican Irish 


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

  • BRONZE for Flying Saucer

Four Peaks Brewery 

1340 E 8th St Tempe, AZ (480) 303-9967

Traditional American 
With distribution all over the state and a local reputation as a superior brew pub, their popular brews range from the World Beer Cup winnin

  • SILVER for Four Peaks Brewery

Georges Bar and Restaurant 

503 Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA (610) 964-2588

Eclectic & International Tapas / Small Plates 
Jeremy Duclut, Executive Chef, Georges' Bar and Restaurant, Wayne, PA (winner)


Gilhooley's 

222 9TH St San Leon, TX (281) 339-3813

Seafood 
Some call Gilhooleys the most notorious oyster bar on the Gulf of Mexico, where the gritty ambience and the oysters make it the ultimate sea


Govnr's Park  

672 Logan St Denver, CO (303) 831-8605

American Burgers 
Serving up classic tavern fare it has one of the best Happy Hours in Denver like 2-for-1 on all draft beers, margaritas, premium wells and L


Granville Moore  

1238 H St NE Washington, DC (202) 399-2546

Belgian American 
Moules frites throwdown. Winner: Teddy Folkman


Grendel's Den 

89 Winthrop St Cambridge, MA (617) 491-1160

New American 


Harry's Bar & Tables 

501 Westport Rd Kansas City, MO (816) 561-3950

Vegetarian American 
With 50 plus brands of scotch, 30 types of cigars, and numerous cocktails, this upscale cigar and martini bar serves excellent food, and is


Horon 

2143 W 182nd St Torrance, CA (310) 515-6147

Japanese 
Kushiage - fried on a stick Japanese


Hugos 

2130 NE Broadway Portland, OR (503) 287-7490

Latin American 
Rob Evans, Chef and Restaurateur, Hugo's, Portland, ME (winner)


Industria Argentina 

329 Greenwich St New York, NY (212) 965-8560

Argentinean 
Natalia Machado, Junior Executive Chef, Industria Argentina, New York, NY (winner)


Industrial Cafe and Saloon-CLOSED 

2572 NW Vaughn St Portland, OR (503) 227-7002

Traditional American 
good old Americana with dishes like corned beef hash and chipped beef


Jaleo 

480 7TH St NW Washington, DC (202) 628-7949

Spanish Tapas / Small Plates 
Marc Murphy - Paella

  • GOLD for Jaleo

Jen's and Friends: 

7 E Congress St Ste 102 Savannah, GA (912) 238-5367

Home to more than 100 martinis and 140 beers, Jen's martinis are truly a unique drink experience. Locally owned and operated with an award w


Keoki's Paradise 

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive Kauai, HI

Traditional Polynesian atmosphere, it was styled to resemble a dockside boathouse, and includes a lagoon, lush foliage and a thatched roof.


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 Puerta 

560 Fourth Ave San Diego, CA (619) 696-3466

Mexican 
a Mexican bar and restaurant that has an extensive tequila list, unique cocktails and a daily happy hour. Featuring only tequilas that are 1


Lala's 

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

The famous bar where its christmas everyday since the 70s


Liberty 

517 15th Ave E Seattle, WA (206) 323-9898

Japanese Sushi 
Liberty is focused on providing some of the freshest cocktails around with their scratch cocktails and expansive liquor menu. A scratch cock


Lola 

2000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA (206) 441-1430

Greek Mediterranean 
Giada De Laurentiis - Made To Order Doughnuts

  • SILVER for Lola

Louie's 

1839 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-0505

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Louie's

Lucky Devils 

6613 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 465-8259

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Lucky Devils in Los Angeles, CA, is serving up a spicy food lover's indulgence - the Diablo Burger topped with fiery Diablo Sauce - on Food


Mad Donna's  

1313 Woodland St Nashville, TN (615) 226-1617

Sandwiches American 
Habanero mac n cheese


Martini Ranch 

7295 E Stetson Dr Scottsdale, AZ (480) 970-0500

A premier live music destination with an arsenal of martini drinks to choose from, Martini Ranch & Shaker Room has been located in the heart


Matt's Bar 

3500 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 722-7072

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Camille visits Matt's Bar, a legendary Minneapolis eatery that claims to have invented and perfected the infamous "Jucy Lucy" cheeseburger

  • GOLD for Matt's Bar

Miss Katie's Diner 

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

Steakhouse Soups 


Old Town Mexican Cafe 

2489 San Diego Ave San Diego, CA (619) 297-4330

Mexican 

  • SILVER for Old Town Mexican Cafe

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


Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge 

2519 Marshall St NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 788-9069

Pizza 

  • GOLD for Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge

Pub Fiction 

2303 Smith St Houston, TX (713) 400-8400

American Burgers 
Rocket Booster


Q Bar 

800 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM (505) 222-8718

Voted the city's Best Happy Hour for several years, Q Bar is a sleek and sophisticated upscale hotspot. This multi-venue bar offers a piano


Reef 

2600 Travis St Houston, TX (713) 526-8282

Seafood 
Mark Forgione - Pork Chop

  • BRONZE for Reef

Rio Rita 

1308 E 6TH St Austin, TX (512) 478-3934

Pizza Sandwiches 
a funky and charming coffee shop by day and an infused-liquor lovers delight by night. Featuring Tito's Handmade Vodka infused on site with


Rob Roy 

2332 Second Ave. Seattle, WA (206) 956-8423

American Organic 
With an ever changing cocktail list filled with seasonal drinks, you can find the perfect cocktail to hit the spot at the Rob Roy. Their bar

  • BRONZE for Rob Roy

Rock & Reilly 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Rock & Reilly


Rockit Burger Bar 

22 W Hubbard St Chicago, IL (312) 645-6000

Traditional American New American 
Rockit burgers are hand crafted with interesting twists: deep fried Mac 'n' Cheese as buns, breakfast for dinner burger with a fried egg and


Rum Boogie Cafe 

182 Beale St Memphis, TN (901) 528-0150

Traditional American 
on historic Beale Street, Blues City Cafe offers great southern style food such as BBQ ribs, southern fried catfish, and broiled steaks, not

  • SILVER for Rum Boogie Cafe

Saloon on Calhoun 

17000 W Capitol Dr # 1 Brookfield, WI (262) 783-0222

A local bar with a bacon love so deep that they host a daily bacon happy hour featuring bacon-wrapped pork "wings" made from juicy tenderloi


Salty's on Alki Beach 

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA (206) 973-3857

Seafood 
This seafood and steak restaurant is right on the water, and has breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline.


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

Seau's The Restaurant - CLOSED 

1640 Camino De la Reina San Diego, CA (619) 291-7328

Traditional American Hamburgers 
hottest Ahi Poke in Southern California

  • BRONZE for Seau's The Restaurant  - CLOSED

Shirley's Tippy Canoe 

28242 Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, OR (503) 492-2220

Traditional American 
riverside tavern making killer sloppy joes


Slappy Cakes 

4246 SE Belmont St Portland, OR (503) 477-4805

Traditional American Comfort Food 
Food Destinations - Best DIY Dining.

  • SILVER for Slappy Cakes

Snuffer 

3526 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-6850

Traditional American Hamburgers 
In an attempt to make French fries even tastier, Pat Snuffer decided to smother them in aged cheddar back in 1978. The result took Dallas by

  • BRONZE for Snuffer

Spread 

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

Californian New American 
Tyler Florence , White chocolate pretzel peanut spread


Suenos 

311 W 17th St New York, NY (212) 243-1333

Mexican 
Aaron Sanchez - Chile Mecco Relleno


Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill 

3250 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL (786) 369-0353

Sushi South American 
Part Gastropub, part Raw Bar, their menu is inspired by flavors influenced from the Caribbean and South America. Weekday happy hour from 4-7


SweetWater Brewing Company 

195 Ottley Dr NE Atlanta, GA (404) 691-2537

Pub Food 
Because the beer is unpasteurized, distribution is limited to mostly Atlanta and six other Southeastern states, since its meant to be consum

  • BRONZE for SweetWater Brewing Company

T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse 

707 Hwy 146 Kemah, TX (281) 334-2133

Steakhouse Seafood 

  • SILVER for T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse

Taco Xpress 

2529 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX (512) 444-0261

Mexican 

  • GOLD for Taco Xpress

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 Cloak Room 

1300 Colorado Street Austin, TX (512) 472-9808

Tribute to prohibition speakeasy


The Creek and the Cave 

10-93 Jackson Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 706-8783

Half Bar Half Comedy Club


The Driskill Bar 

166 E Sixth St Austin, TX (512) 474-5911

Historic Hotel from the original Wild West.


The Edison 

108 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA (213) 784-3678

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
The Edison, celebrates an era of invention and imagination the blending of science, art and industry. Enjoy Artisanal Cocktails and a select


The Factory Gastro Bar 

4020 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA (562) 595-4020

the artistic chef serving up signature veggie sammies and a spin on pig and grits


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 Gilt Club 

306 NW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 222-4458

Eclectic & International 
His last stop at the Gilt Club in Portland, Ore., a swanky late-night supper spot, dishes up its house made pork rinds and Quail in a Jar la


The Red Lion Pub 

2316 S Shepherd Dr Houston, TX (832) 539-4182

  • SILVER for The Red Lion Pub

The Sidecar 

2201 Christian St Philadelphia, PA (215) 732-3429

Traditional American 
the three-story gourmet bar food joint cranking out clam chowder with gnocchi and a regional fry favorite


The Sink 

1165 13th St Boulder, CO (303) 444-7465

Mexican Pizza 
a college town favorite since the 1920's, where they're flipping grass-fed beef burgers.

  • BRONZE for The Sink

Toronado Bar 

547 Haight St San Francisco, CA (415) 863-2276

Tony goes for an afternoon drink. "Daytime drinking is a tradition here, as it is in any great city," he says. Toronado is a beer bar with 5


Toulouse Petit 

601 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA (206) 390-9089

French American 
Melissa d'Arabian - $6 Breakfast Happy Hour (Cured Pork Cheeks Confit Hash)

  • BRONZE for Toulouse Petit

Tropical Isle 

721 Bourbon St New Orleans, LA (504) 529-4109

Tropical Isle, the home of another popular drink that was locally born, The Hand Grenade. Created by Pam Fortner and consisting of rum, gin

  • SILVER for Tropical Isle

West End Tavern 

926 Pearl St Boulder, CO (303) 444-3535

Traditional American Mexican 
Adam goes to the West End Tavern to take on their Wing King Challenge, a bucket of 50 buffalo wings weighing over 5-lbs. that must be finish


West Five 

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

Steak Chicken 
tries their grilled cheeses with local cheese and bread


Zahav 

237 St. James Place Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-8800

Mediterranean 
Israeli food


Zandunga 

1000 E 11th St Austin, TX (512) 473-4199

Mexican 
Mexican bistro with a focus on spicy food and fresh ingredients


Zare at Fly Trap 

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

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


Zeitgeist 

199 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 255-7505

American Continental 
Zeitgeist is a beer garden with bikers, a great jukebox with local bands and back patio with picnic tables


Zig Zag 

1501 Western Ave Seattle, WA (206) 625-1146

Traditional American 
Zig Zag offers up an exceptional cocktail list with original creations and traditional favorites. With friendly bartenders, who make you fe


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