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Edelweiss Sausage and Delicatessen 

3119 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR (503) 238-4411

the family-run sausage spot cranking out dozens of homemade meats like Italian red wine dry cured salami and roasted garlic and rosemary bol


 

5-8 Club 

5800 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 823-5858

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Camille journeys to The 5-8 Club. This former speakeasy turned restaurant claims to have created the most delicious "Juicy Lucy" cheeseburge

  • GOLD for 5-8 Club

 

A Salt & Battery 

112 Greenwich Ave New York, NY (212) 691-2713

Seafood English 
Sunny Anderson - Deep Fried Candy Bar

  • GOLD for A Salt & Battery

 

Acme Oyster House 

724 Iberville St New Orleans, LA (504) 522-5973

Seafood Cajun & Creole 
This episode's challenge was to finish 15 dozen oysters at Acme Oyster House and join the "15 Dozen Club". Adam succeeded in this challenge

  • GOLD for Acme Oyster House

 

Afrah 

314 E Main St Richardson, TX (972) 234-9898

Lebanese 
Lebanese joint going big when it comes to stacking the schwarma.



 

Agave 

10820 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (702) 214-3500

Mexican 
Lamb taco & a BBQ duck quesadilla for under five bucks.


 

Aglamesis  

3046 Madison Rd Cincinnati, OH (513) 531-5196

Ice Cream Feud

  • BRONZE for Aglamesis

 

Akasha 

9543 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA (310) 845-1700

New American Hamburgers 
Duff Goldman - Onion Rings


 

Al's Breakfast 

413 14th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN (612) 331-9991

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Al's Breakfast

 

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

 

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 & Hope 

83 Minna St San Francisco, CA (415) 501-9100

Seafood 
Aida Mollenkamp - Warm Sea Urchin with Dungeness Crab


 

Angelos 

141 Atwells Ave Providence, RI (401) 621-8171

Italian Traditional American 
Homemade Italian Food.


 

Antico Pizza 

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

Italian Pizza 
San Genarro Pizza


 

Aristo's 

224 S 1300 E Salt Lake City, UT (801) 581-0888

Greek Mediterranean 
the Greek joint drawing inspiration from the family playbook and sourcing fresh ingredients straight from Greece for dishes like grilled oct


 

Arnold's Country Kitchen 

605 Eigth Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 256-4455

Californian Traditional American 
Visit Arnolds for their iconic southern meat and three, pork chops smothered in gravy, collard greens, squash casserole and/or fried green t

  • GOLD for Arnold's Country Kitchen

 

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

 

Ashmont Grill  

555 Talbot Ave Dorchester, MA (617) 825-4300

Traditional American New American 
Sticky Toffee Pudding


 

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,


 

Auntie Em's Kitchen  

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd Eagle Rock, CA (323) 255-0800

Traditional American 
a vertically challenged cookie in a funky eatery on the city's eastside

  • SILVER for Auntie Em's Kitchen

 

Australian Bakery Cafe 

48 S Park Sq NE Marietta, GA (678) 797-6222

Soups Eclectic & International 
Australian Meat Pies.


 

BLD 

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

French Traditional American 
Aida Mollenkamp - Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes


 

Baby Blue's BBQ 

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

Southern Comfort Food 

  • GOLD for Baby Blue's BBQ

 

Baked 

359 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY (718) 222-0345

New American 
Claire Robinson - Sweet and Salty Brownie

  • SILVER for Baked

 

Baked 

359 Van Brunt St Brooklyn, NY (718) 222-0345

New American 
This modern bakery has reinvented American classics. From whoopie pies to brownies, there


 

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


 

Bakesale Betty's 

5098 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA (510) 985-1213

New American 
Fried Chicken Sandwich


 

Bar Americain 

152 W 52nd St New York, NY (212) 265-9700

Traditional American New American 
Bobby Flay -

  • BRONZE for Bar Americain

 

Bar Boulud  

1900 Broadway New York, NY (212) 595-0303

French 
Frank Bruni - Croque Monsieur

  • SILVER for Bar Boulud

 

Barbuto 

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

Italian 
Tyler Florence - Roasted Chicken


 

Bark Hot Dogs 

474 Bergen St Brooklyn, NY (718) 789-1939

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Bark Hot Dogs

 

Bartley's Burger Cottage 

1246 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA (617) 354-6559

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Bartley's Burger Cottage

 

Beecher's  

1600 Pike Pl Seattle, WA (206) 956-1964

Traditional American 
he samples the subtle flavors of sheep vs. cows and goats milk cheese

  • SILVER for Beecher's

 

Ben's Best Kosher Deli 

9640 Queens Blvd Rego Park, NY (718) 897-1700

Kosher Sandwiches 
a Jewish deli cooking up third-generation recipes for stuffed cabbage and kreplach.

  • BRONZE for Ben's Best Kosher Deli

 

Berghoff's Restaurant  

17 W Adams St Chicago, IL (312) 408-0200

German 
revisits his European heritage with a slice of Apple Strudel, done the old-world way, at the legendary Berghoff Restaurant

  • SILVER for Berghoff's Restaurant

 

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

 

Bette's Oceanview Diner 

1807 4th St Berkeley, CA (510) 644-3230

Seafood 

  • BRONZE for Bette's Oceanview Diner

 

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

 

Blue Ash Chili Restaurant 

9565 Kenwood Rd Cincinnati, OH (513) 984-6107

Traditional American Mexican 

  • GOLD for Blue Ash Chili Restaurant

 

Blue Bottle Cafe 

66 Mint St San Francisco, CA (415) 495-3394

Californian Tea 
Handcrafted artisanal produced coffee and small breakfast options.


 

Blue Bottle Coffee 

315 Linden St San Francisco, CA (415) 252-7535

Tea Cafe 
Chris Cosentino - Mondrian Cake

  • BRONZE for Blue Bottle Coffee

 

Blue Duck Tavern 

1201 24TH St NW Washington, DC (202) 419-6755

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Blue Duck Tavern

 

Blue Heaven 

729 Thomas St Key West, FL (305) 296-8666

Traditional American New American 
Camille journeys to Blue Heaven ??? the restaurant known for the delicious mountain of meringue they pile on top of their key lime pies. Bot

  • GOLD for Blue Heaven

 

Blue Moon Cafe 

1621 Aliceanna St Baltimore, MD (410) 522-3940

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Blue Moon Cafe

 

Blue Plate Oysterette 

1355 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA (310) 576-3474

Seafood 
freshest and tastiest Lobster Roll you can find West of the Rockies


 

Blueberry Hill 

6504 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO (314) 727-4444

Opened in 1972 this landmark restaurant and music club includes monthly performances by legendary Rock and Roll musician Chuck Berry. Locate

  • BRONZE for Blueberry Hill

 

Bombay Pizza Co.  

914 Main St Houston, TX (713) 654-4444

Pizza Asian Fusion 
Mo Rocca - Gateway of India Pizza

  • BRONZE for Bombay Pizza Co.

 

Bongo Java 

2007 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN (615) 385-5282


 

Botticelli's 

1321 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 916-1315

Italian 
some of the best italian food in the city with a beer garden!


 

Bouchon Bakery 

10 Columbus Cir New York, NY (212) 823-9366

French Bakery 
Donatella Arpaia - Quiche Lorraine

  • BRONZE for Bouchon Bakery

 

Brenda's French Soul Food 

652 Polk Street San Francisco, CA (415) 345-8100

Southern Soul 
Swing by this hopping spot for comfort food with a twist, familiar foods transformed into your sweet brunch-time favorites.


 

Brent's Delicatessen and Restaurant 

19565 Parthenia St Northridge, CA (818) 886-5679

Marc Summers - Corned Beef Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Brent's Delicatessen and Restaurant

 

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


 

Broders 

5000 Penn Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 925-9202

Italian 
there's a family-run Italian deli crankin' out what the locals love - pizza and totally fresh pasta

  • BRONZE for Broders

 

Brother Juniper's College Inn 

3519 Walker Ave Memphis, TN (901) 324-0144

Traditional American 


 

Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream 

210 W Main St Carmel, IN (317) 706-2827

Hamburgers 
Adam heads to the home of the Big Ugly Burger Challenge: finish a 1 1/2-lb. burger, and earn a spot on the wall of fame; finish 2 burgers, a

  • SILVER for Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

 

Buena Vista 

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

Mexican 
Tyler Florence - Irish Coffee

  • SILVER for Buena Vista

 

Bunk Sandwiches 

621 SE Morrison St Portland, OR (503) 477-9515

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Chris Cosentino - Pork Belly Cubano

  • GOLD for Bunk Sandwiches

 

Cafe Centro 

200 Park Ave at E. 45th St. New York, NY (212) 818-1222

French 
Fatima Ali, Sous chef, Cafe Centro, New York, NY (winner)


 

Cafe Du Monde 

800 Decatur St New Orleans, LA (504) 581-2914

  • GOLD for Cafe Du Monde

 

Cafe Habana 

17 Prince St New York, NY (212) 625-2002

Mexican Cuban 
Tyler Florence - Grilled corn on a stick

  • BRONZE for Cafe Habana

 

Cafe Zinc&Market 

350 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach, CA (949) 494-6302

Traditional American Vegetarian 


 

Camp Washington Chili Parlor 

3005 Colerain Ave Cincinnati, OH (513) 541-0061

Traditional American Mexican 
Chili is a staple in Cincinnati, and Adam stops at Camp Washington, a local favorite for over 60 years still using the same family-owned rec

  • BRONZE for Camp Washington Chili Parlor

 

Canter 

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

Sandwiches Bakery 
Fairfax a mix of pastrami and cornbeef.


 

Caribou Cafe 

1126 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-9535

French 
Olivier Desaintmartin, Chef and Restaurateur, Caribou Cafe, Philadelphia, PA (winner)


 

Carneys 

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

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 
Marc Summers - Chili Dog

  • BRONZE for Carneys

 

Cheese Board Collective 

1512 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA (510) 549-3183

Pizza 
Sourdough style pizza, a new pizza each day.


 

Cherry Cricket 

2641 E Second Ave Denver, CO (303) 322-7666

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Aaron Sanchez - Cricket Burger w/Green Chili

  • GOLD for Cherry Cricket

 

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


 

Chili Addiction 

408 N la Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 854-0340

Cajun & Creole 
90 Varieties of chili.

  • BRONZE for Chili Addiction

 

Chili John's 

2018 W Burbank Blvd Burbank, CA (818) 846-3611

Traditional American Mexican 
the family-owned chili-serving spot with a name dating back a century


 

Chinatown Brasserie 

380 Lafayette St New York, NY (212) 533-7000

Asian Chinese 
Claire Robinson - Egg Rolls

  • BRONZE for Chinatown Brasserie

 

Churrascaria Plataform 

316 W 49th St New York, NY (212) 245-0505

Steakhouse Brazilian 
Brazilian BBQ.

  • BRONZE for Churrascaria Plataform

 

Clover Food Lab 

20 Carleton St Boston, MA (617) 999-9999

Comfort vegetarian food


 

Cold Spring Tavern 

5995 Stagecoach Rd Santa Barbara, CA (805) 967-0066

Traditional American 
Cat Cora - Bar-B-Q Beef Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Cold Spring Tavern

 

Colonnade 

1879 Cheshire Bridge Atlanta, GA (404) 874-5642

Southern Meat-And-Three 
known for their southern favorites, been around for over 80 years

  • GOLD for Colonnade

 

Colossal Cafe 

1839 E 42nd St Minneapolis, MN (612) 729-2377

Sandwiches European 
a tiny breakfast and lunch spot serving up a scratch made meatloaf sandwich topped with cranberry compote

  • SILVER for Colossal Cafe

 

Copia 

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

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


 

Coppa 

253 Shawmut Ave Boston, MA (617) 391-0902

Italian Pizza 
Jamie Bissonnette, Chef and Restaurateur, Toro and Coppa, Boston, MA (winner)


 

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

 

Cozy Corner 

745 N Pkwy Memphis, TN (901) 527-9158

Steak Hot Dogs 
First-timers are always taken aback by the unexpectedly huge slab of bologna that exceeds the circumference of each bun. It’s recommend

  • SILVER for Cozy Corner

 

Crif Dogs 

113 Saint Marks Pl New York, NY (212) 614-2728

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Bacon wrapped hot dog.

  • BRONZE for Crif Dogs

 

Crosstown Pub & Grill 

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

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Devils Wings

  • BRONZE for Crosstown Pub & Grill

 

Crown Burgers 

377 E 200 S Salt Lake City, UT (801) 532-1155

Hamburgers 
Adam Richman heads to Crown Burgers for their signature meal -- a charbroiled beef patty topped with a pile of pastrami.

  • SILVER for Crown Burgers

 

Crown Candy Kitchen 

1401 Saint Louis Ave St Louis, MO (314) 621-9650

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Adam had to drink five 24-ounce malt milkshakes in 30 minutes, a challenge offered by the restaurant since 1913.

  • GOLD for Crown Candy Kitchen

 

DBGB 

299 Bowery St New York, NY (212) 933-5303

French 
is not only a bar with an excellentbeer menu but a place where culinary creations are consumed alongside pairings of rare and unique beers

  • BRONZE for DBGB

 

Daddy Dz BBQ 

264 Memorial Dr SE Atlanta, GA (404) 222-0206

Southern 
Aaron Sanchez - Rib Tips

  • GOLD for Daddy Dz BBQ

 

Daisy May's 

623 11th Ave New York, NY (212) 977-1500

Southern 
Michael Symon - BBQ Beef Ribs

  • BRONZE for Daisy May's

 

DeFalco's Italian Deli 

2334 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ (480) 990-8660

Italian 
Decades old family place serving up classic sandwiches and homemade sausage


 

Defonte's Sandwich Shop 

379 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 855-6982

Italian 
ages-old, family run sandwich joint crankin' out tons of fresh sammies, like the steak pizzaiola with homemade gravy

  • SILVER for Defonte's Sandwich Shop

 

Devi 

8 E 18th St New York, NY (212) 691-1300

Indian 
Ted Allen - Mirchi Ka Salan


 

Dish 

1220 Thomas Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 344-0343

Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Dish

 

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant  

956 Broadway Cir San Diego, CA (619) 696-0398

French New American 

  • BRONZE for Dobson's Bar & Restaurant

 

Domilise's 

5240 Annunciation St New Orleans, LA (504) 899-9126

Soups Traditional American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Shrimp Po Boy

  • GOLD for Domilise's

 

Dooky Chase 

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

Southern Cajun & Creole 
John Besh - Gumbo Z'herbes

  • GOLD for Dooky Chase

 

Dott's Back Inn 

4030 Macarthur Ave Richmond, VA (804) 266-3167

Californian Traditional American 

  • GOLD for Dott's Back Inn

 

Dottie's True Blue Cafe 

522 Jones St San Francisco, CA (415) 885-2767

American Cafe 
Comfort Cookin'

  • GOLD for Dottie's True Blue Cafe

 

Doumar's Drive-In 

1919 Monticello Ave Norfolk, VA (757) 627-4163

Californian 

  • GOLD for Doumar's Drive-In

 

Dove Vivi 

2727 Ne Glisan St Portland, OR (503) 239-4444

Pizza 
Cornmeal deep dish pizza


 

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€


 

Doyle's Cafe 

3484 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 524-2345

Traditional American Irish 
Since 1882 a classic traditional Irish pub


 

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

 

Duarte's Tavern 

202 Stage Rd Pescadero, CA (650) 879-0464

Traditional American Seafood 
Guy FIeri - Crab Cioppino

  • SILVER for Duarte's Tavern

 

Dyer's 

205 Beale St Memphis, TN (901) 527-3937

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Thin burgers fried in 100 year old grease.

  • GOLD for Dyer's

 

Eastern Standard  

528 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA (617) 532-9100

Seafood New American 
Great bar near the hotel commenwealth


 

Ed's Lobster Bar 

222 Lafayette St New York, NY (212) 343-3236

Traditional American Seafood 
Extravagant Seafood from a cart

  • BRONZE for Ed's Lobster Bar

 

El Farolito 

2779 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 826-4870

Mexican 
San Francisco'™s Mission District is home to dozens of taquerias serving up authentic mission-style burritos. But only El Farolito has beco


 

El Taco De Mexico 

714 Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO (303) 623-3926

Mexican 
A popular restaurant in Denver serving authentic Mexican food, much like you would find in Mexico City. Try the restaurants tacos with cheek


 

El Tepeyac 

812 N Evergreen Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 267-8668

Mexican 
Goliath Manuel's Special and machaca burritos

  • SILVER for El Tepeyac

 

Elmo's Diner 

776 Ninth St Durham, NC (919) 416-3823

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Elmo's Diner

 

Euro Pane 

950 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA (626) 577-1828

Californian Vegetarian 
Adam Gertler - Egg Salad Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Euro Pane

 

Evvia Estiatorio 

420 Emerson St Palo Alto, CA (650) 326-0983

Greek Mediterranean 
Aaron McCargo, Jr. - Soutzoukakia


 

Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fntn 

1526 Mission St South Pasadena, CA (626) 799-1414

  • BRONZE for Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fntn

 

Falafel's Drive-In 

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd San Jose, CA (408) 294-7886

Moroccan Mediterranean 

  • SILVER for Falafel's Drive-In

 

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

 

FareStart 

700 Virginia Street Seattle, WA (206) 267-7601

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Andrew takes the role of guest chef here. It's a training facility and restaurant that gives recovering addicts, ex-cons and others a second


 

Fat Head's Saloon 

1805 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA (412) 431-7433

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Fat Head's Saloon

 

Fat Matts Rib Shack 

1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 607-1622

Anthony stops for a quick BBQ lunch

  • BRONZE for Fat Matts Rib Shack

 

Fat Mo's 

2620 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN (615) 298-1111

Hamburgers 
Burgers in an Iranian Juice.


 

Fatty Crab 

643 Hudson St New York, NY (212) 352-3592

Seafood Malaysian 
Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork


 

Fatty Cue 

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

Seafood Eclectic & International 


 

Feast 

219 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 529-7788

Eclectic & International 
Frank Bruni - Rabbit Liver & Kidneys

  • BRONZE for Feast

 

Ferdinando's 

151 Union St Brooklyn, NY (718) 855-1545

Italian 
Scott Conant - Vastedda

  • BRONZE for Ferdinando's

 

Flip Happy Crepes 

400 Jessie St Austin, TX (512) 552-9034

French 
Beau MacMillan - Nutella Crepe w/Strawberry & Banana

  • SILVER for Flip Happy Crepes

 

Floriole 

1220 W Webster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 883-1313

Sandwiches Bakery 
handmade pastries prominently featuring the freshest fruit at this bakery focusing on local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients with a decidedl


 

Fran's Hamburgers 

1822 S Congress Ave Austin, TX (512) 444-5738

Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Fran's Hamburgers

 

Franklin Cafe 

278 Shawmut Ave Boston, MA (617) 350-0010

Traditional American New American 
Adam Gertler - Corn Beef and Cabbage


 

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

 

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

 

Geno's Steaks 

1219 S Ninth St Philadelphia, PA (215) 389-0659

Steakhouse Soups 
Cheesesteak feud - loser.

  • GOLD for Geno's Steaks

 

Geraci's Restaurant 

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

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Geraci's Restaurant

 

Giant Drive In 

15840 Boones Ferry Rd Portland, OR (503) 636-0255

Hamburgers 
The giant filler ham, bacon and egg burger.


 

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


 

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

 

Glenn's Diner 

1820 W Montrose Ave Chicago, IL (773) 506-1720

Traditional American Seafood 

  • SILVER for Glenn's Diner

 

Golden Deli 

815 W Las Tunas Dr San Gabriel, CA (626) 308-0803

Vietnamese 
Simon Majumdar - Chao Tom


 

Golden West Cafe 

1105 W 36TH St Baltimore, MD (410) 889-8891

Eclectic Cafe 
Duff Goldman - Huevos Montelenos


 

Gotham Bar and Grill 

12 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 620-4020

Traditional American Seafood 
Michael Psilakis - 3 course turkey dinner.


 

Gourmet Dumpling House 

52 Beach St Boston, MA (617) 338-6223

Chinese 
Ming Tsai - Szechuan Fish

  • BRONZE for Gourmet Dumpling House

 

Graeter's Ice Cream 

332 Ludlow Ave Cincinnati, OH (513) 281-4749

Ice Cream Feud

  • GOLD for Graeter's Ice Cream

 

Grant Grill 

326 Broadway San Diego, CA (619) 744-2077

Traditional American 
Troy Johnson - Smashing Pumpkin Martini


 

Gray Brothers Cafeteria 

555 S Indiana St Moorseville, IN (317) 831-3345

Traditional American 
sample their homemade ketchup-topped meat loaf and strawberry pie

  • BRONZE for Gray Brothers Cafeteria

 

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

 

Graziella's 

232 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 789-5663

Pizza 
Ted Allen - Arugula & Parmesan Pizza


 

Green Mesquite 

1400 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX (512) 479-0485

  • BRONZE for Green Mesquite

 

Grimaldi's 

19 Old Fulton St Brooklyn, NY (718) 858-4300

Italian Pizza 
Winner of New York City Pizza wars

  • SILVER for Grimaldi's

 

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

 

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

 

HMS Bounty 

3357 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA (213) 385-7275

A nautical themed bar in Korea Town.


 

Hackney's 

1241 Harms Rd Glenview, IL (847) 724-5577

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Hackney's

 

Hankook Taqueria 

1341 Collier Rd NW Atlanta, GA (404) 352-8881

Mexican Korean 
Alton Brown - Bibim-Bop

  • GOLD for Hankook Taqueria

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

4455 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-5000

Soups Traditional American 
Eric Greenspan - The Gambler's Special

  • GOLD for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Harry's Place 

104 Broadway St Colchester, CT (860) 537-2410

Traditional American 
Old style drive-in.


 

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

 

Hash House A Go Go 

3628 5th Ave San Diego, CA (619) 298-4646

Traditional American 
Bacon Paradise - Bacon Waffle.

  • GOLD for Hash House A Go Go

 

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

 

Higgins Restaurant 

1239 SW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 222-9070

Italian French 


 

Hill Country Chicken  

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

Traditional American Southern 
Scott Conant - Fried Chicken

  • SILVER for Hill Country Chicken

 

Hodads Restaurant 

5010 Newport Ave San Diego, CA (619) 224-4623

Hamburgers 
Guy Fieri - Bacon Burger

  • GOLD for Hodads Restaurant

 

Hog Heaven 

115 N 27th Ave Nashville, TN (615) 329-1234

Claire Robinson - Pulled Turkey Sandwich

  • SILVER for Hog Heaven

 

Hog Island Oyster 

1 Ferry Plz San Francisco, CA (415) 391-7117

Seafood 
Tyler Florence - Kumamoto Oysters

  • BRONZE for Hog Island Oyster

 

Hominy Grill 

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

Traditional American Southern 
American Classics - Best Shrimp and Grits.

  • GOLD for Hominy Grill

 

Hop Kee 

21 Mott St New York, NY (212) 964-8365

Vegetarian Asian 
Hop Keep is a plain bright '70s-style Chinese joint with old-school egg rolls and chow mein. Tony and Chris Cheung (born and raised in NYC's


 

Horseradish Grill 

4320 Powers Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA (404) 255-7277

Traditional American Southern 


 

Hot Doug's 

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

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
American Classics - Best HotDog Menu

  • GOLD for Hot Doug's

 

Hubcap Grill 

1111 Prairie St Houston, TX (713) 223-5885

Hamburgers 
Big interesting burgers like burgers with Fritos, cheesesteak or peanut butter.

  • BRONZE for Hubcap Grill

 

Hugo's 

8401 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 654-3993

Italian Vegetarian 
Susan Feniger - Pasta Mama


 

Ian's Pizza  

3463 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 525-4580

Pizza 


 

Ike's Place 

3506 16th St San Francisco, CA (415) 553-6888

Traditional American 
Duff Goldman - Backstabber

  • GOLD for Ike's Place

 

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


 

Ino 

21 Bedford St New York, NY (212) 989-5769

Italian 
Scott Conant - Truffled Egg Toast


 

International Market and Restaurant 

2010 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN (615) 297-4453

Asian Thai 


 

Interstate Bar-B-Que 

150 Stateline Rd W Memphis, TN (662) 393-5699

  • BRONZE for Interstate Bar-B-Que

 

Ippudo 

65 4th Ave New York, NY (212) 388-0088

Japanese Noodle Shop 
Claire Robinson - Akamaru Modern Ramen

  • BRONZE for Ippudo

 

Izzy's Ice Cream  

2034 Marshall Ave Saint Paul, MN (651) 603-1458

Ice cream throwdown. Winner: Jeff Sommers

  • BRONZE for Izzy's Ice Cream

 

JRs BBQ 

3055 La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 837-6838

Traditional American New American 
Pulled Pork Sandwich


 

Jack 

1514 Pike Pl Seattle, WA (206) 467-0514

Seafood 
Smoked King Salmon and Cioppino.


 

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

 

Jim's Steaks 

431 N 62nd St Philadelphia, PA (215) 747-6615

Steakhouse Soups 

  • SILVER for Jim's Steaks

 

Jimmy's Down The Street Cafe 

1613 E Sherman Ave Coeur D Alene, ID (208) 765-3868

Breakfast and lunch spot doing a scratch-made, caramel pecan roll as big as your head.


 

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 Cable Car 

4320 Mission St San Francisco, CA (415) 334-6699

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Joe's Cable Car

 

John's Of Bleeker Street 

278 Bleecker St New York, NY (212) 243-1680

Italian Traditional American 
New York City Pizza war

  • BRONZE for John's Of Bleeker Street

 

Johnnys Po-Boy 

511 Saint Louis St New Orleans, LA (504) 524-8129

Cajun & Creole 
Scott Conant - Muffaletta

  • SILVER for Johnnys Po-Boy

 

Juan Mon 

1901 Taft St Houston, TX (713) 528-5826

Sandwiches Bakery 
Each "International Juanwich" is named after owner Juan Montero, a self-proclaimed “world-traveling, all about a good timeâÂ


 

Junior's  

386 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 852-5257

Traditional American 
Rocco DiSpirito - Cheesecake

  • GOLD for Junior's

 

Kanella 

1001 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-1773

Greek 
Ryan D'Agostino - Cypress Breakfast


 

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

 

Katzingers Deli 

475 S Third St Columbus, OH (614) 228-3354

Kosher 
Ted Allen - Soup and Salad

  • SILVER for Katzingers Deli

 

Keens Steakhouse 

72 W 36th St New York, NY (212) 947-3636

Steakhouse Traditional American 
American Classics - Best Old School Steak.

  • GOLD for Keens Steakhouse

 

Kelly's Roast Beef 

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

Steakhouse Traditional American 


 

Kenny & Ziggy's 

2327 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX (713) 871-8883

Kosher Sandwiches 

  • GOLD for Kenny & Ziggy's

 

Kuma's Corner 

2900 W Belmont Chicago, IL (773) 604-8769

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

  • GOLD for Kuma's Corner

 

L&B Spumoni Gardens 

2725 86th St Brooklyn, NY (718) 449-1230

Italian Pizza 
"The Square", a Sicilian pizza that is noted for being prepared with mozzarella cheese topping the pizza before the tomato sauce.

  • SILVER for L&B Spumoni Gardens

 

La Fonda del Sol 

E.44th Street At Vanderbilt Ave. New York, NY (212) 867-6767

Mexican Spanish 
Alejandra Padilla, Line Cook, La Fonda del Sol, New York, NY (winner)


 

La Poubelle 

5907 Franklin Ave Hollywood, CA (323) 465-0807

Soups French 
Curtis Stone - Coq Au Vin


 

La Taqueria 

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

Mexican 
Comfort Foods: Best Real-Deal burrito.

  • BRONZE for La Taqueria

 

LaMill 

1636 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 663-4441

New American 


 

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

 

Landmark Restaurant Diner 

4429 Central Ave Charlotte, NC (704) 532-1153

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Landmark Restaurant Diner

 

Lankford Grocery 

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

Southern Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Lankford Grocery

 

Lansky's Deli 

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.


 

Le Central - The Affordable French Restaurant 

112 E Eighth Ave Denver, CO (303) 863-8094

French Californian 


 

Leon's Frozen Custard 

3131 S 27TH St Milwaukee, WI (414) 383-1784

Californian 
Since 1942, this landmark has served up freshly-made custard in a variety of flavors. In addition, this drive-in serves sandwiches and soft

  • BRONZE for Leon's Frozen Custard

 

Little Uncle 

1509 E Madison St Seattle, WA (206) 329-1503

Thai 
If you are in a hurry, grab some food from this walk-up-window operation, serving high-quality Thai food.


 

Lombardi's 

32 Spring St New York, NY (212) 941-7994

Italian Pizza 

  • GOLD for Lombardi's

 

Loteria Grill 

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

Mexican 
Duff Goldman - Chicken Mole


 

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria 

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

Italian Pizza 
Camille journeys to Lou Malnati's, one of the oldest pizzerias in Chicago.

  • GOLD for Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

 

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


 

Lucques 

8474 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 655-6277

Italian French 
Frank Bruni - Braised Short Ribs


 

Luke's Lobster 

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

Seafood 
Lobster Rolls

  • BRONZE for Luke's Lobster

 

Luna Park 

672 S La Brea Los Angeles, CA (323) 934-2110

Traditional American 
Sandra Lee - S'Mores


 

Lunchbox Laboratory 

1253 Thomas St Seattle, WA (206) 621-1090

New American Hamburgers 
Taste some surprising yet delicious combinations, like the Dork burger, that combines duck and pork in the patty.


 

Lynn's Paradise Cafe - CLOSED 

984 Barret Ave Louisville, KY (502) 583-3447

Southern Vegetarian 
Alton Brown - Kentucky Hot Brown

  • GOLD for Lynn's Paradise Cafe - CLOSED

 

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


 

Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 

  • GOLD for Magnolia Cafe

 

Magnolia Cafe 

2304 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX (512) 478-8645

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Austin is the live music capital, and Magnolia is where the musicians and roadies eat after the gig wraps and the last amp is packed ... usu


 

Manna Korean BBQ 

3377 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 733-8516

Korean 
Referring to the act of grilling your meats at your own table, Korean BBQ is a popular style of dining. One of the best deals in the entire


 

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen 

1141 S Jefferson St Chicago, IL (312) 939-2855

Soups Traditional American 
Ted Allen - Noodle Kugel

  • SILVER for Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

 

Manuel's Tavern 

602 N Highland Ave Atlanta, GA (404) 525-3447

Hamburgers 
Featuring 30 beers on tap, 60 in the bottle and some unique cocktails, this is a true Atlanta landmark


 

Mary Mac 

224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 876-1800

Traditional American Southern 
Located on the historic Ponce de Leon Avenue, the staff at Mary Mac’s is known for their hospitality. Customers claim that you ca

  • BRONZE for Mary Mac

 

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

 

Matt's In The Market 

94 Pike St Ste 32 Seattle, WA (206) 467-7909

Traditional American Seafood 
Salmon Chowder Throwdown.


 

Melt Bar & Grilled 

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

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Anne Thornton - The Godfather

  • GOLD for Melt Bar & Grilled

 

Meritage 

410 Saint Peter St St. Paul, MN (651) 222-5670

French 
Meritage strieves to offer the best of French Brasseries while still executing Chef Klein's vision. The upscale menu offers tasing portions,


 

Michael's Deli 

256 Harvard St Brookline, MA (617) 738-3354

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 
Lunch spot, large sandwiches.


 

Mike's City Diner 

1714 Washington St Roxbury, MA (617) 267-9393

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Mike's City Diner

 

Mile End Deli 

97 Hoyt St Brooklyn, NY (212) 555-1212

Amazing smoked meat sandwich

  • BRONZE for Mile End Deli

 

Milk 

7290 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 939-6455

Sandwiches Bakery 


 

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


 

Mindy's Hot Chocolate 

1747 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL (773) 489-1747

Traditional American New American 
Final stop where Troy finds his perfect chocolate! Warm chocolate souffle tart with caramel ice cream and a pretzel!


 

Minetta Tavern 

113 MacDougal St New York, NY (212) 475-3850

Italian 
Black label burger made with 4 cuts of prime dry aged beef.

  • SILVER for Minetta Tavern

 

Miru 8691  

9162 W Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA (310) 777-8378

Eclectic & International Japanese 
realizing his burger dreams in the most unlikely of places - a sushi joint.


 

Modern Diner 

364 East Ave Pawtucket, RI (401) 726-8390

Traditional American 


 

Molinari Deli 

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

Italian 
Famous for their salami.


 

Momofuku Ssam Bar 

207 2nd Ave New York, NY (212) 254-3500

Traditional American Tapas / Small Plates 
Tony sits down with David Chang, owner and chef of Momofuku. The 2 sample David's favorites including Bo Ssam, a mountain of pork butt, slow


 

Morandi 

211 Waverly Pl New York, NY (212) 627-7575

Italian 
Sweet Italian brunch served every weekend, make your way over to Morandi for their Pinza de Pane, Ricotta Fritters, Crespelle con Nutella, a


 

More Than Waffles 

17200 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA (818) 789-5937

Traditional American 
serves breakfast and lunch to crowds that come for their vast variety of waffles and pancakes .