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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


Kuma's Corner 

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

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Adam Gertler - Plague Bringer Burger

  • GOLD for Kuma's Corner



3800 N Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 545-7427

Traditional American Chicken 
BBQ Ribs

  • GOLD for Smoque


Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.  

2121 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 248-2570

Italian Pizza 
Marc Murphy - Pizza Pot Pie

  • GOLD for Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.


Ann Sather 

909 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL (773) 348-2378

Traditional American Swedish 
Ted Allen - Cinnamon Rolls

  • GOLD for Ann Sather


Girl and the Goat 

809 W Randolph St Chicago, IL (312) 492-6262

Meat-And-Three Mediterranean 
Marcela Valladolid - Bourbon Apples

  • GOLD for Girl and the Goat


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


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


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


Pequod Pizza 

2207 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL (773) 327-1512

Italian New American 
Best Deep Pizza - Pan Deep Dish Pizza

  • SILVER for Pequod Pizza



845 W Fulton Mkt Chicago, IL (312) 733-9555

Michael Symon - Spicy Pork Rinds

  • SILVER for Publican



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

Italian French 
Chris Cosentino - Chorizo-Stuffed Dates

  • SILVER for Avec


Urban Belly 

3053 N California Ave Chicago, IL (773) 583-0500

Noodle Shop 
Art Smith - Rice Noodles with Hominy, Kimchi and Spicy Pork Broth

  • SILVER for Urban Belly


Walker Brothers 

153 Green Bay Rd Chicago, IL (847) 251-6000

Traditional American 
Melissa d'Arabian - Bacon with Cheese Oven Baked Omelette

  • BRONZE for Walker Brothers



1723 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (312) 867-0110

Traditional American 
Ted Allen - Hot Potato Cold Potato


Swedish Bakery 

5348 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 561-8919

Ted Allen for Marzipan


Joe Boston' Italian Beef 

2932 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (773) 486-9536

Ray Lampe: Dr. BBQ - Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwich



676 N. St. Clair Chicago, IL (312) 202-0001

Italian French 
Cat Cora - Chocolate Bar Dessert


Table 52 

52 W Elm St Chicago, IL (312) 573-4000

New American 
Ted Allen - Fried Chicken



3301 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL (773) 248-1155

Italian French 
Art Smith - Shrimp and Heirloom Tomato Pizzette


Rubys Fast Food 

212 S Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL (773) 722-6338

Andrew Zimmern - Crispy Pata



One Financial Place 440 S. LaSalle 40th Fl Chicago, IL (312) 663-8920

Italian French 
Claire Robinson - Foie Gras Terrine


May Street Cafe 

1146 W Cermak Rd Chicago, IL (312) 421-4442

Art Smith - White Chocolate Flan


Boka Restaurant 

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

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



1227 W 18th St Chicago, IL (312) 526-3851

Dutch Baby Pancake

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