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90 Miles Cuban Cafe 

2540 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL (773) 227-2822

Cuban Eclectic & International 
the authentic Cuban joint platin' up family recipes like the fricase de pollo

  • SILVER for  90 Miles Cuban Cafe

12 South Taproom & Grill 

2312 12th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 463-7552

Traditional American 
Stop by for a cold beer, some delicious food, or just a good time with a bit of both. South Taproom only offers local, craft, and micro brew


3 Sister's Cafe 

6360 Guilford Ave Indianapolis, IN (317) 257-5556

New American Vegetarian 
Cafe in an old Victorian where the house favorite is an original pork and kale sandwich called the D'Nai.

  • BRONZE for 3 Sister's Cafe

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

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.


Agnanti Restaurant 

1906 Ditmars Blvd Astoria, NY (718) 545-4554

Greek 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Dolmades Yialantzi


Ambassador Dining Room 

3811 Canterbury Rd Baltimore, MD (410) 366-1484

Indian 
Duff Goldman - Fish w/Tamarind Sauce


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


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.


Avec 

615 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 258-8331

Italian French 
Chris Cosentino - Chorizo-Stuffed Dates

  • SILVER for Avec

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

Bacchus-Bartolotta Restaurant 

925 E Wells Milwaukee, WI (414) 765-1166

Italian New American 
Chef Adam Siegel serves Tony and Bacchus owner Joe Bartollota some of the best food Milwaukee has to offer.


Bad Genie Rock Lounge 

1709 N Arlington Pl Milwaukee, WI (414) 220-8090

Consisting of a dead scorpion (sans-stinger) dropped into a shot of Roaring Dan's Rum, this is not a drink for the faint of heart. If you re


Bakesale Betty's 

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

New American 
Fried Chicken Sandwich


Barbuto 

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

Italian 
Tyler Florence - Roasted Chicken


Bartley's Burger Cottage 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Bartley's Burger Cottage

Battery Gardens 

17 State St New York, NY (212) 809-5508

Traditional American New American 
Tommy Lee, Executive Chef, Battery Gardens, New York, NY (winner)


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

Bistro Don Giovanni 

4110 Howard Ln Napa, CA (707) 224-3300

Italian 
makes a Yellow Bloody Mary, using yellow tomatoes, instead of the traditional red. Their Italian-inspired menu offers culinary delectable's


Bistro du Midi  

272 Boylston St Boston, MA (617) 426-7878

French 


Black-Eyed Susan's 

10 India St Nantucket, MA (508) 325-0308

Traditional American Seafood 


Blackbird Restaurant 

619 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 715-0708

Traditional American 


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 Diner 

2041 S 2100 E Salt Lake City, UT (801) 463-1151

Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Blue Plate Diner

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

Bo Brooks  

2701 Boston St Baltimore, MD (410) 558-0202

Seafood 
Steamed crabs in pickle juice and beer.


Bob & Timmy's Grilled Pizza  

32 Spruce St Providence, RI (401) 453-2221

Pizza 
Providence is known for its grilled pizza, and Bob & Timmy's has one of the best – charcoal grilled and loaded with deliciously fresh topp


Boka Restaurant 

1729 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 337-6070

Traditional American New American 
Art Smith - Saffron Bigoli with Duck Ragout


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 

6534 Washington St Yountville, CA (707) 944-8037

French 
Tyler Florence - Salmon Rillettes (Rillettes Aux Deux Saumons)

  • BRONZE for Bouchon

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

Buckeye Roadhouse 

15 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA (415) 331-2600

Californian Traditional American 
Tyler Florence - Smore Pie


Buckhorn Exchange 

1000 Osage St Denver, CO (303) 534-9505

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Dine at Denvers oldest restaurant, a place that specializes in game meat such as yak, buffalo and elk.

  • GOLD for Buckhorn Exchange

Burger and Beer Joint 

1766 Bay Rd South Beach, FL (305) 672-3287

Hamburgers 
Owners Ron Garcia and Buzzy Sklar bring the 10-lb. burger challenge known as the

  • BRONZE for Burger and Beer Joint

Cafe Du Monde 

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

  • GOLD for Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Nonna 

4427 Murphy Rd Nashville, TN (615) 463-0133

Italian Pizza 
a totally authentic Italian spot staying true to grandmas recipes with their namesake lasagna and lamb shanks


Cafe Poca Cosa 

110 E Pennington St Ste 100 Tucson, AZ (520) 622-6400

Californian Mexican 


Cafe Rolle 

5357 H St Sacramento, CA (916) 455-9140

French Seafood 

  • BRONZE for Cafe Rolle

Cafe Zinc&Market 

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

Traditional American Vegetarian 


Cafe des Artistes 

1534 N McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA (323) 469-7300

French 
Sunny Anderson - Macaroni and Cheese


Cafe pacific 

24 Highland Park Vlg Dallas, TX (214) 526-1170

Seafood 
Kerry Vincent - Pecan Ball


Carneys 

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

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 
Marc Summers - Chili Dog

  • BRONZE for Carneys

Centrico 

211 W Broadway New York, NY (212) 431-0700

Mexican Latin American 
Aaron Sanchez -


Centro 

950 Pearl St Boulder, CO (303) 442-7771

Mexican Latin American 
Known for their brunch food , especially the Mexican hash.


Cha Cha Chicken 

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

Caribbean Chicken 
Michael Symon - Fried Chicken

  • BRONZE for Cha Cha Chicken

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


Chosun Galbee 

3330 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 734-3330

Korean 
Beau MacMillian - Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs


Church Brew Works 

3525 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA (412) 688-8200

Pizza American 
Tom learns an untraditional recipe for stuffing pierogies with rattlesnake and he tries some of the dishes they make with beer brewed on sit

  • GOLD for Church Brew Works

City Tavern Restaurant  

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

Traditional American 
Adam Gertler - Pepperpot Soup

  • GOLD for City Tavern Restaurant

Clover Food Lab 

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

Comfort vegetarian food


Commander's Palace 

1403 Washington Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 899-8221

Traditional American Cajun & Creole 
American Classics - Best Gumbo.

  • GOLD for Commander's Palace

Crab Shack 

40 Estill Hammock Rd Tybee Island, GA (912) 786-9857

Seafood 
The concept for The Crab Shack began in 1990. Prior to that it was just a sleepy little fishing camp with a boat hoist, boat storage, live b

  • SILVER for Crab Shack

Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar 

144 Boon St Narragansett, RI (401) 783-1810

Italian Soups 

  • SILVER for Crazy Burger Cafe & Juice Bar

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


Doumar's Drive-In 

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

Californian 

  • GOLD for Doumar's Drive-In

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€


Eastern Standard  

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

Seafood New American 
Great bar near the hotel commenwealth


El Charro Cafe 

311 N Court Ave Tucson, AZ (520) 622-1922

Mexican 
El Charro is an Arizona landmark that has been family-run since 1922, serving the traditional Sonoran classics the same way they did 90 year


El Chorro Lodge 

5550 E Lincoln Dr Paradise Valley, AZ (480) 948-5170

Steakhouse Traditional American 
Beau MacMillian - Sticky Buns

  • BRONZE for El Chorro Lodge

Elizabeth's 

601 Gallier St New Orleans, LA (504) 944-9272

Southern 
Big Easy breakfast institution where there's no better way to recover from an all night party, than indulging in local favorites like pralin


Euro Pane 

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

Californian Vegetarian 
Adam Gertler - Egg Salad Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Euro Pane

Extra Virgin 

259 W 4th St New York, NY (212) 691-9359

Mediterranean 
Anne Burrell - Spaghetti and Meatballs


Extraordinary Desserts 

2929 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA (619) 294-2132

Bakery American 
Marcela Valladolid - Dulce De Leche Cake

  • SILVER for Extraordinary Desserts

Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fntn 

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

  • BRONZE for Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fntn

Famous Dave's BBQ 

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

  • BRONZE for Famous Dave's BBQ

Farm Cafe 

10 SE Seventh Ave Portland, OR (503) 736-3276

Traditional American 
Duff Goldman - Farmhouse Veggie Burger


Fat Head's Saloon 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Fat Head's Saloon

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

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

Fearing's 

2121 McKinney Ave Dallas, TX (214) 922-4848

Southwestern 
Emeril Lagasse - Roased Pheasant


Feast 

219 Westheimer Houston, TX (713) 529-7788

Eclectic & International 
Frank Bruni - Rabbit Liver & Kidneys

  • BRONZE for Feast

Fire Food & Drink  

13220 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH (216) 921-3473

Traditional American 
Fresh made bread in tandoori oven, with an herb oil.


Fire On the Mountain Buffalo Wings 

4225 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR (503) 280-9464

Traditional American 
lethal ring of fire wings

  • BRONZE for Fire On the Mountain Buffalo Wings

Five Points 

31 Great Jones St New York, NY (212) 253-5700

Traditional American New American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Yukon Gold Potato Pizza

  • BRONZE for Five Points

Flex Mussels 

174 E 82nd St New York, NY (212) 717-7772

Mexican 
25 Different types of mussels.


Flour Bakery & Cafe 

1595 Washington St Boston, MA (617) 267-4300

Sandwiches Bakery 
Bobby Flay - Sticky Buns

  • SILVER for Flour Bakery & Cafe

Fog City Diner 

1300 Battery St San Francisco, CA (415) 982-2000

American Cafe 

  • SILVER for Fog City Diner

Four Square 

2701 Chapel Hill Rd Durham, NC (919) 401-9877

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Relay leg 2 : Tiffany ate the Diablo Del Mar, a macaroni and cheese dish mixed with crab meat and topped with a fried egg, then ran two mile


Fred's Texas Cafe 

915 Currie St Fort Worth, TX (817) 332-0083

Hamburgers 

  • SILVER for Fred's Texas Cafe

Frontera Grill 

445 N Clark St Chicago, IL (312) 661-0381

Mexican New American 
Alex Guarnaschelli - Carne Asada A La Oxaquena

  • GOLD for Frontera Grill

Geno's Steaks 

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

Steakhouse Soups 
Cheesesteak feud - loser.

  • GOLD for Geno's Steaks

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)


Gertrudes 

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD (410) 889-3399

Traditional American 
Crabcake Feud


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


Giligin's 

4251 N Winfield Scott Plz Scottsdale, AZ (480) 874-2264

Seafood 
Chuey's also offers up several glutonous food challenges like 5 lbs of tater tots and extreme amounts of corn dogs, hot wings and pizza roll


Grant Grill 

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

Traditional American 
Troy Johnson - Smashing Pumpkin Martini


Granville Moore  

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

Belgian American 
Moules frites throwdown. Winner: Teddy Folkman


Graziella's 

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

Pizza 
Ted Allen - Arugula & Parmesan Pizza


Grbic's Restaurant 

4071 Keokuk St St. Louis, MO (314) 772-3100

Eastern European 
The Bosnian open-hearth style of cooking is on full display at this restaurant with its traditional dishes, including sace -- lamb, vegetabl


Green Mesquite 

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

  • BRONZE for Green Mesquite

Hackney's 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Hackney's

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

Haven Brothers Diner 

72 Spruce St Providence, RI (401) 861-7777

Adam hears that nothing destroys hunger like the Triple Murder Bruger – 3 cheddar cheese covered burgers topped with 6 strips of bacon, le


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

House of Pies 

1869 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 666-9961

Bakery American 
Iconic hollywood pie shop.

  • BRONZE for House of Pies

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

Hugos 

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

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


I Trulli 

122 E 27th St New York, NY (212) 481-7372

Italian 
Michael Psilakis - Orecchiette with Rabbit Ragu


Incanto Restaurant and Wine Bar - CLOSED 

1550 Church St San Francisco, CA (415) 641-4500

Italian 
Aaron Sanchez - Leg of Beast

  • GOLD for Incanto Restaurant and Wine Bar - CLOSED

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


Irazu 

1865 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 252-5687

Mexican 
a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans

  • BRONZE for Irazu

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

JCT Kitchen 

1198 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta, GA (404) 355-2252

Traditional American 
Delilah Winder - Angry Mussels

  • SILVER for JCT Kitchen

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

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap 

41 E Superior St Chicago, IL (312) 266-0400

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Ghost Pepper Hot Wings

  • BRONZE for Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

Jean Georges 

1 Central Park W New York, NY (212) 299-1000

French Seafood 
Aaron Sanchez - Chocolate Tasting Menu


Jerry 

1045 W Madison St Chicago, IL (312) 563-1008

Sandwiches American 
Jerry's Sandwiches, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, offers a lineup of well over 100 sandwiches -- and if you don't see any o


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 T. Garcia 

2201 N Commerce St Fort Worth, TX (817) 626-4356

Mexican 
Everything

  • BRONZE for Joe T. Garcia

John's Roast Pork 

14 Snyder Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 463-1951

Fast Food 
Roast Pork Sandwich Feud.

  • SILVER for John's Roast Pork

Katzingers Deli 

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

Kosher 
Ted Allen - Soup and Salad

  • SILVER for Katzingers Deli

Keegan's Seafood Grille 

1519 Gulf Blvd Indian Rocks Beach, FL (727) 596-2477

Seafood Eclectic & International 

  • GOLD for Keegan's Seafood Grille

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

Kramarczuk's  

215 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 379-3018

Eastern European Polish & Czech 
Eastern European comfort food.

  • GOLD for Kramarczuk'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 Poubelle 

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

Soups French 
Curtis Stone - Coq Au Vin


La Scala 

434 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA (310) 275-0579

Italian 
Gail Simmons - Chopped Salad


Lankford Grocery 

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

Southern Hamburgers 

  • GOLD for Lankford Grocery

Larios On the Beach 

820 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, FL (305) 532-9577

Californian Cuban 
Owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, this landmark ocean front bistro, which opened in 1992 boasting Cuba's culinary delicacies, led way for

  • BRONZE for Larios On the Beach

Las Paletas  

2907 12th Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 386-2101

Mexican 
Ice pops throwdown. Winner: Irma and Norma Paz

  • SILVER for Las Paletas

Le Central - The Affordable French Restaurant 

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

French Californian 


Le Pigeon 

738 SE Burnside St Portland, OR (503) 546-8796

French New American 
Fine Dining


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 Dom's 

2128 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 661-0055

Italian 
Adam Gertler - Breakfast Pizza


Lola 

2058 E 4th St Tremont, OH (216) 621-5652

French Eclectic & International 
Michael Symon -

  • SILVER for Lola

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

Louie Mueller BBQ 

206 W Second St Taylor, TX (512) 595-0608

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Louie Mueller BBQ

Lucques 

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

Italian French 
Frank Bruni - Braised Short Ribs


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

Macrina Bakery 

2408 First Ave Seattle, WA (206) 448-4032

Traditional American Greek 
focused on community and quality that serves up hearty breads and warm, fragrant coffee cakes.


Mama Dip 

408 W Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC (919) 942-5837

Traditional American Southern 
Mama Dip first learned to cook watching family members make meals by using the dump cooking"method. Dump cooking means no recipe -- just mea


Maria's New Mexican Kitchen 

555 West Cordova Road Santa Fe, NM (505) 983-7929

Mexican Southwestern 
Serving up over 160 margarita's ranging from $6 to $75 isMaria's New Mexican Kitchen. refers to their commitment to only serving margarit


Mediterraneo 

134 Atwells Ave. Providence, RI (401) 331-7760

Italian French 
New school Italian


Merchants Restaurant 

401 Broadway Nashville, TN (615) 254-1892

Traditional American 
Elegant southern food


Metro Cafe 

311 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA (415) 552-0903

French 


Metro Diner 

3302 Hendricks Ave Jacksonville, FL (904) 398-3701

Traditional American 
Scratch made menu that goes from meatloaf to stuffed French toast.

  • GOLD for Metro Diner

Mom's Pie House 

2119 Main St Julian, CA (760) 765-2472

Bakery American 
Apple pie.


Navy Beach 

16 Navy Rd Montauk, NY (631) 668-6868

Seafood New American 
What was once navy housing for the local navy base has turned into a great seaside bar with freshly made and original drinks.


Neptune's Net Seafood 

42505 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 457-3095

Seafood 


Niko Niko's 

2520 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX (713) 528-4976

Greek Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Niko Niko's

North End Caffe 

3421 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, CA (310) 546-4782

  • BRONZE for North End Caffe

Oleana 

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

Eclectic & International Middle Eastern 
Gabriella Gershenson - Flattened Lemon Chicken


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

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


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


Paradise Cove 

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 457-2503

Traditional American Seafood 
Located on a private beach off of the Pacific Coast Highway, this beach café offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as beer, wine, champa

  • BRONZE for Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove 

28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 457-2503

Traditional American Seafood 
Huge Seafood Tower


Paradise Pup 

1724 S River Rd Des Plaines, IL (847) 699-8590

Hamburgers Hot Dogs 

  • SILVER for Paradise Pup

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


Parisi 

4401 Tennyson St. Denver, CO (303) 561-0234

Pizza 


Parkway Bakery 

538 Hagan Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 482-3047

Hamburgers 
Roast Beef Po'Boy Feud. Winner.

  • SILVER for Parkway Bakery

Pat's BBQ 

155 W Commonwealth Ave Salt Lake City, UT (801) 484-5963

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Pat's BBQ

Patrick's Roadhouse 

106 Entrada Dr Santa Monica, CA (310) 459-4544

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Patrick's Roadhouse

Patrizio 

25 Highland Park Vlg Dallas, TX (214) 522-7878

Italian 
This family-friendly dining experience has traditional Italian fare with a modern twist.

  • BRONZE for Patrizio

Pats King Of Steaks 

1237 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA (215) 468-1546

Steakhouse Soups 
Cheesesteak Feud - Winner!

  • GOLD for Pats King Of Steaks

Peninsula Grill  

112 N Market St Charleston, SC (843) 723-0700

Traditional American Seafood 
Coconut cake throwdown. Winner: Bobby Flay

  • BRONZE for Peninsula Grill

Pepe's and Mito's  

2911 Elm St Dallas, TX (214) 741-1901

Mexican New American 
tex-mex into mex-tex, with savory soups

  • SILVER for Pepe's and Mito's

Piquant 

259 Flatbush Ave New York, NY (718) 484-4114

Mexican Southwestern 
Miguel Aguilar, Executive Chef, Piquant, New York, NY (winner)


Pizzeria Bianco 

623 E Adams St Phoenix, AZ (602) 258-8300

Italian Pizza 
John T. Edge - Rosa Pizza

  • SILVER for Pizzeria Bianco

Pizzeria Picco 

320 Magnolia Ave Larkspur, CA (415) 924-0300

Pizza 
Clam pizza with Sopressata


Pizzeria Uno 

29 E Ohio St Chicago, IL (312) 321-1000

Pizza 
Camille visits Chicago's Pizzeria Uno the restaurant responsible for the invention of deep-dish pizza.

  • GOLD for Pizzeria Uno

Pok Pok 

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

Thai 
Rahm Fama - Asian Chicken Wings

  • GOLD for Pok Pok

Prime One Twelve 

112 Ocean Dr Miami, FL (305) 532-8112

Steakhouse Seafood 
Chris Santos - Chocolate Peanut Butter Smores


Provence Breads and Cafe 

1705 21st Ave S Nashville, TN (615) 386-0363

Sandwiches Bakery 


Punch Neapolitan Pizza 

704 Cleveland Ave S St. Paul, MN (651) 696-1066

Pizza 
Adam stops in for a slice of the Margherita D.O.C. – a pizza so good that it's been given an Italian government mark of authenticity.

  • SILVER for Punch Neapolitan Pizza

Pylos 

128 E 7th St New York, NY (212) 473-0220

Greek 
Moussaka Throwdown


Rathbun's 

154 Krog St NE Ste 200 Atlanta, GA (404) 524-5600

Steakhouse Seafood 
Ted Allen - Australian Lamb Chops

  • SILVER for Rathbun's

Red Mill Burgers 

312 N 67th St Seattle, WA (206) 783-6362

Hamburgers Fast Food 
City

  • GOLD for Red Mill Burgers

Red's Java House 

Pier 30 San Francisco, CA (415) 777-5626

Traditional American 
Located on a pier at the docks of the Embarcadero, Red's Java House is the perfect spot to grab a double cheesburger and a beer.


Reef 

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

Seafood 
Mark Forgione - Pork Chop

  • BRONZE for Reef

Resto 

111 E 29th St New York, NY (212) 685-5585

Hamburgers Belgian 
Michael Symon - Large Format Feast


Rio Grande 

1525 Blake St Denver, CO (303) 623-5432

Mexican 
Award-winning margaritas can be found in LoDo at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Voted the Best Margarita in the Nation by City Search, the l

  • BRONZE for Rio Grande

Robertas 

261 Moore St Brooklyn, NY (718) 417-1118

Italian Pizza 
Pizza and tasting menu.


Rosebud 

1397 North Highland Ave Atlanta, GA (404) 347-9747

Traditional American Southern 
Fried Green Tomato BLT


Rosebud 

1500 W Taylor St Chicago, IL (312) 942-1117

Italian Steakhouse 

  • BRONZE for Rosebud

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe 

4081 Hollis St Emeryville, CA (510) 594-1221

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

SW Steakhouse 

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 770-3325

Steakhouse 
Scott Conant - Chili Rubbed Ribeye


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

Sam's Chowder House 

4210 N Cabrillo Highway San Francisco, CA (650) 712-0245

Seafood 
Tasty Maine Lobster Roll and a perfect Shrimp Po Boy


San Francisco Creamery 

1370 Locust St Walnut Creek, CA (925) 926-0228

Traditional American New American 
Kitchen Sink Challenge: an enormous, 2-gallon sundae consisting of 8 scoops of ice cream, 8 different toppings, and 8 servings of whipped cr


Sarcone's Deli 

734 S 9th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 829-1500

Italian 
Adam Gertler - Junk Yard Special

  • BRONZE for Sarcone's Deli

Scarpetta 

355 W 14th St New York, NY (212) 691-0555

Italian 
Ted Allen - Spaghetti

  • BRONZE for Scarpetta

Screen Door 

2337 E. Burnside Portland, OR (503) 542-0880

Southern Vegetarian 

  • BRONZE for Screen Door

Sen Restaurant 

23 Main St Sag Harbor, NY (631) 725-1774

Japanese Sushi 


Senor Fish 

422 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA (213) 625-0566

Seafood Mexican 
Serves sea bass, mahi-mahi and yellowtail. People come for the fish tacos, lightly battered and deep-fried


Shake Shack 

3071 Steinway St New York, NY (212) 889-6600

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Claire Robinson - Corn Dog

  • GOLD for Shake Shack

Signe's Heavenbound Bakery 

93 Arrow Rd Hilton Head Island, SC (843) 785-9118


Six Feet Under 

415 Memorial Dr SE Atlanta, GA (404) 523-6664

Seafood Southern 
Kicked up six pepper shrimp and grits

  • BRONZE for Six Feet Under

Skippers Smokehouse 

910 Skipper Rd Tampa, FL (813) 977-6474

Californian Seafood 
Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa is a place to indulge your wilder side. For example, the alligator ribs aka Dragon Wings, are a one of a kind s

  • SILVER for Skippers Smokehouse

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

South West NY 

225 Liberty St (Two World Financial Center) New York, NY (212) 945-0528

Southwestern 
Wade Burch, Executive Chef, South West NY, New York, NY (winner) - Holiday Themed


Spago 

176 N Canon Dr Los Angeles, CA (310) 385-0880

Traditional American New American 
Wolfgang Puck - Kaiserschmarrn

  • BRONZE for Spago

Squatters Pub Brewery 

147 W Broadway Salt Lake City, UT (801) 363-2739

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
Founded in 1989 in SLC, they now have two other locations: Park City and the Salt Lake International Airport. From year round brews like the

  • BRONZE for Squatters Pub Brewery

Stefan's 

1518 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA (310) 394-7178

Traditional American 
Adam Gertler - Lollipop Trio


Steuben's 

523 E 17th Ave Denver, CO (303) 830-1001

Traditional American 
An auto garage turned restaurant serving regional favorites from Southwestern Green Chiliburgers to Maine lobster rolls.

  • GOLD for Steuben's

Superdawg 

6363 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 763-0660

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • GOLD for Superdawg

Sweet Mandy B's 

1208 W Webster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 244-1174

Bakery American 
epitome of childhood nostalgia with its kid-friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned sweets.


Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly 

711 N. Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL (407) 277-7746

Bakery Cafe 

  • BRONZE for Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly

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

Tartine Bakery 

600 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA (415) 487-2600

French Sandwiches 
David Myers - Double Pain Au Chocolat

  • BRONZE for Tartine Bakery

Taverna OPA 

410 N Ocean Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 929-4010

Greek 


Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish 

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

Seafood Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish

The Barking Crab 

88 Sleeper St Boston, MA (617) 426-2722

Seafood Chowder 
Four pound crab bake

  • SILVER for The Barking Crab

The Beachcomber  

1120 Cahoon Hollow Rd Wellfleet, MA (508) 349-6055

Traditional American Seafood 
One of Cape Cod's only beachfront properties, The Beachcomber is a hot spot for good times and lively libations.


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 Buffet at the Wynn 

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 770-3340

Massive buffet with 16 carving stations.


The Castaway 

1250 Harvard Dr Burbank, CA (818) 848-6691

Traditional American Seafood 

  • BRONZE for The Castaway

The Conch House 

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

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


The Continental 

134 Market St Philadelphia, PA (215) 923-6069

Californian Traditional American 
Anne Burrell - Crispy Calamari Salad

  • BRONZE for The Continental

The Foundry on Melrose 

7465 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 651-0915

French New American 
Comfort Foods - Haute Grilled Cheese

  • BRONZE for The Foundry on Melrose

The Jamaican Jerk Hut 

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

Caribbean Jamaican 
Jamaican place serving authentic jerk chicken


The Lobster Shack 

225 Two Lights Rd Cape Elizabeth, ME (207) 799-1677

Seafood 
Adam is taken through the making of the Lobster Shack's traditional Lobster Dinner.

  • BRONZE for The Lobster Shack

The Modern Cafe 

337 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 378-9882

Californian Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Modern Cafe

The Oinkster 

2005 Colorado Blvd Eagle Rock, CA (323) 255-6465

Hamburgers Fast Food 

  • GOLD for The Oinkster

The Red Lion Pub 

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

  • SILVER for The Red Lion Pub

The Reel Inn 

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA (310) 456-8221

Seafood Chowder 
The Reel Inn has some of the freshest seafood along the PCH, and Adam casts his line for the sautéed Pacific Halibut -- halibut sautéed in


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 Source 

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC (202) 637-6100

Asian Fusion 
Snakehead fish is a new item on the menu at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant The Source. Andrew samples oolong tea-smoked snakehead, and snakehe


The Spot Gourmet 

1936 W Glenoaks Blvd Glendale, CA (818) 861-7335

French Cajun & Creole 


The Tin Shed Garden Cafe 

1438 NE Alberta St Portland, OR (503) 288-6966

comfort foods like the artichoke sandwich and a curried lentil dish


The Vortex Bar & Grill 

878 Peachtree St Atlanta, GA (404) 875-1667

Traditional American Hamburgers 
There are plenty of unique burgers on the menu at The Vortex, and Adam tries a burger so monstrous that it's held together by 2 grilled chee

  • GOLD for The Vortex Bar & Grill

The Wiener's Circle 

2622 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 477-7444

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
Ted Allen - Char Dog

  • GOLD for The Wiener's Circle

Top Pot Doughnuts 

609 Summit Ave E Seattle, WA (206) 323-7841

ecclectic doughnut shop that makes the iconic rounds in countless and creative flavors.

  • GOLD for Top Pot Doughnuts

Trattoria Roman Gardens 

12207 Mayfield Rd Cleveland, OH (216) 421-2700

Italian 


Tre Kronor 

3258 W Foster Ave Chicago, IL (773) 267-9888

Eclectic & International Scandinavian 
Global Grub

  • BRONZE for Tre Kronor

Tree 

190 1st Ave New York, NY (212) 358-7171

French 
Danny Boome - Linguini with clams and mussells in saffron broth


Upstairs On The Square 

91 Winthrop St Cambridge, MA (617) 864-1933

Traditional American Seafood 
Sunny Anderson - Eggs Benedict


Victor's 1959 Cafe 

3756 Grand Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 827-8948

Cuban Caribbean 

  • SILVER for Victor's 1959 Cafe

Vine Street Cafe 

41 S Ferry Rd Shelter Island, NY (631) 749-3210

Traditional American New American 
Ina Garten - Pasta Bolognese


Wahso An Asian Grille 

577 Main St Park City, UT (435) 615-0300

Seafood Asian 


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


Woodfire Grill 

1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE Atlanta, GA (404) 347-9055

Californian Traditional American 
Kevin Gillespie - Runner Up


Wynkoop Brewing Company 

1634 18th St Denver, CO (303) 297-2700

Californian Traditional American 
Established in 1988, it's Denver's oldest brewpub. Founded by John Hickenlooper, now the mayor of Denver, who is also credited for starting

  • GOLD for Wynkoop Brewing Company

Yellowtail 

3600 S. Las Vegas, Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-8300

Steakhouse Asian 
Beau MacMillan - Tempura Alaskan King Crab

  • BRONZE for Yellowtail

Yummy Cupcakes 

2918 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA (818) 558-1080

Bakery Cafe 


Zandunga 

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

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


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