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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

Al's Breakfast 

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

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Al's Breakfast

Angel Food 

86 S 9th St Minneapolis, MN (612) 238-1435

Angel Food bakery and coffee bar is constantly in action, watch them work on your way to work as you grab a baked good and flavor your coffe


B-52 Burger and Brews 

5639 Bishop Avenue Grove Heights, MN (651) 451-3838

Burgers 
B-52 is a sports bar that has a casual vibe with a '40s kick-back, and being in Minnesota they serve the classic Juicy Lucy.


Brasa Premium Rotisserie 

600 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 379-3030

Southern Eclectic & International 

  • BRONZE for Brasa Premium Rotisserie


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

Bronk's Bar and Grill 

101 E Ctr St Lake City, MN (651) 345-2123


Bryant Lake Bowl 

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

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Bryant Lake Bowl

Burger Jones 

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

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

  • BRONZE for Burger Jones

Chester Creek Cafe 

1902 E 8th St Duluth, MN (218) 724-6811

wild rice French toast with a beer and cinnamon syrup


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

Dari-ette Drive In 

1440 E Minnehaha Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 776-3470

  • BRONZE for Dari-ette Drive In

Donatelli's 

2692 County Rd E E White Bear Lake, MN (651) 777-9199

Italian Pizza 

  • BRONZE for Donatelli's

Duluth Gril 

118 S 27th Ave W Duluth, MN (218) 726-1150

a local favorite, where they're scratch baking banana cream pie and serving grass-fed, bison pot roast

  • BRONZE for Duluth Gril

Emily's Lebanese 

641 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 379-4069

Lebanese 

  • BRONZE for Emily's Lebanese

Famous Dave's BBQ 

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

  • BRONZE for Famous Dave's BBQ

Fulton Brewery 

414 6th Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 333-3208

Sampled some local beer for free


Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit and Mario's Keller Bar 

2300 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN (612) 781-3860

German 
Gasthof offers a Meterbratwurst, a grilled German Bratwurst one meter (just over three feet) in length and served with two side items (Adam

  • SILVER for Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit and Mario's Keller Bar

Gordy's Hi-Hat 

415 Sunnyside Dr Cloquet, MN (218) 879-6125

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Gordy's Hi-Hat

Grand Ole Creamery 

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

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

  • BRONZE for Grand Ole Creamery

Happy Gnome 

498 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 287-2018

The Happy Gnome is the place to go to experience the craft of beer and cuisine together. The bar/restaurant has 70 brews on tap as well as b

  • BRONZE for Happy Gnome

Haute Dish 

119 Washington Ave N Minneapolis, MN (612) 338-8484

Cuban South American 
Andrew visits this restaurant to come up with his own take on traditional Midwestern hotdish.


Hola Arepa 

Downtown Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN (612) 217-0635

Andrew visits a few of his favorite food spots along with this food truck that serves guinea pig.


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

Kramarczuk's  

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

Eastern European Polish & Czech 
Eastern European comfort food.

  • GOLD for Kramarczuk's

Landmarc Grill 

405 S 8th St Minneapolis, MN (612) 455-1204

American Burgers 


Lola 

5557 XERXES AVE S Minneapolis, MN (612) 424-8338

Pizza 
Unusual Pizza

  • SILVER for Lola

Maria's Cafe 

1113 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 870-9842

Latin American 
Venezuelan Corn Cakes - Breakfast $6.57


Marla's Carribean Cuisine 

3761 Bloomington Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 724-3088

Caribbean 
In Minneapolis, the Caribbean joint cranking out spicy chickpea and blazing oxtail stews


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

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,


Mojo Monkey 

1169 7th St W Saint Paul, MN (651) 224-0142

Mojo Monkey is recreating classic dinner desserts into handheld donuts that are sure to perk up your tastebuds.


Northern Waters Smokehaus 

394 S Lake Ave Ste 106 Duluth, MN (218) 724-7307

  • BRONZE for Northern Waters Smokehaus

Nye's Polonaise Room  

112 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN (612) 379-2021

Steakhouse Traditional American 
a nationally-acclaimed bar known for its eclectic mix of polka and pierogies

  • SILVER for Nye's Polonaise Room

Piccolo 

4162 Pilot Knob Rd Minneapolis, MN (651) 454-1212

Pizza 
Tony visits Chef Douglas Flicker, who challenges the local food scene at his restaurant Piccolo where he serves up beautifully prepared smal


Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge 

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

Pizza 

  • GOLD for Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge

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

Q Fanatic BBQ  

180 Miller Rd Champlin, MN (763) 323-6550

BBQ

  • SILVER for Q Fanatic BBQ

Rackshack BBQ 

2925 Cliff Rd E Burnesville, MN (952) 736-3004

Adam hits The Rack Shack for a Hobo, a BBQ smoked potato piled high with BBQ sour cream, BBQ beans, cheesy mac, corn bake, brisket, Claire s

  • BRONZE for Rackshack BBQ

Randy's Premier Pizza 

6030 50th St N St. Paul, MN (651) 777-4848

Pizza 
challenges patrons to eat a four-foot pizza.


Salt Tart Bakery 

920 E Lake St # 158 Minneapolis, MN (612) 874-9206

Andrew Zimmern - Coconut Macaroons

  • SILVER for Salt Tart Bakery

Smack Shack 

1st Ave N and 4th St N Minneapolis, MN

a food truck cranks out fresh lobster rolls that do double duty in a dive bar

  • SILVER for Smack Shack

Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque  

423 Main St S # A Stillwater, MN (651) 439-5375

Caribbean Cafe 
a pirate's take on barbecue and a sadist twist on hot wings

  • BRONZE for Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

Sonora Grill 

920 E LAKE ST Minneapolis, MN (612) 871-1900

Mexican Spanish 
Sonora style hot dog.


The Anchor Fish and Chips 

302 13th Ave Ne Minneapolis, MN (612) 676-1300

English 
Traditional fish and chipper, fries are fried in beef fat


The Blue Door Pub 

1811 Selby Ave St. Paul, MN (651) 493-1865

Andrew makes a stop here, where they’ve taken the classic, local Juicy Lucy hamburger in a new direction.

  • GOLD for The Blue Door Pub

The Modern Cafe 

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

Californian Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for The Modern Cafe

The Nook 

492 Hamline Ave S St Paul, MN (651) 698-4347

Hamburgers 
Reopened after a fire burned down the restaurant, the Nook serves up some amazing stuffed burgers

  • GOLD for The Nook

The Weinery 

414 CEDAR Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 333-5798

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for The Weinery

Tilia 

2726 W 43RD ST Minneapolis, MN (612) 354-2806

Italian Vegetarian 
Fish Taco Torta


Tin Cup 

1220 RICE ST St. Paul, MN (651) 487-7967

MVFN challenger attempts The Lucy Challenge – 45 minutes to finish 2, 1-lb. fully loaded spicy jucy lucy’s plus 2-lbs of fries!


Town Talk Diner 

2707 1/2 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN (612) 722-1312

Traditional American Hamburgers 

  • BRONZE for Town Talk Diner

Travail 

4154 W Broadway Ave Robbinsdale, MN (763) 535-1131

Vegetarian American 
Andrew gets a unique take on farm fresh food at one of the most innovative restaurants in the Twin Cities and in the US.


Two Smart Cookies 

181 Snelling Ave N Saint Paul, MN (612) 384-1069

These two Minnesota State Fair winning bakers are whipping up cookies that taste just like home and their peanut butter hideaway is the star


Victor's 1959 Cafe 

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

Cuban Caribbean 

  • SILVER for Victor's 1959 Cafe

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