Restaurants on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

708 Restaurants Found

Cannery Row Brewing Company 

95 Prescott Avenue Monterey, CA

07/25/2014 - Old Standards New Styles
the brewhouse crankin' out big time bar food like parmesan pretzels and short rib grilled cheese

Pinky G's Pizzeria 

50 W Broadway Jackson, WY

07/25/2014 - Old Standards New Styles
the pizza joint slicing up mouthwatering pies topped with everything from pesto and chicken to spicy sausage and marinara

Starling Diner 

4114 E 3rd St Long Beach, CA

07/25/2014 - Old Standards New Styles
the old school diner with a new school chef, cooking up home-style favorites like pot roast and scones with a twist

Sidewinders Tavern 

945 W Broadway Jackson, WY

07/18/2014 - Stuffed and Twisted
the ex-Marine bringing Americana to the small town with dishes like chicken pot pie and homemade soups and pretzels

Rosine's Restaurant 

434 Alvarado St Monterey, CA

07/18/2014 - Stuffed and Twisted
the second-generation Italian joint serving mom's time-tested recipes like meaty lasagna and real deal minestrone


59 E Springfield St Boston, MA

07/18/2014 - Stuffed and Twisted
the funky little sandwich shop pressing panini that satisfy both meat and veggie lovers

Rutts Hawaiian Cafe 

12114 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA

07/11/2014 - California Cruisin
real deal Hawaiian food

Sabroso! Mexican Grill 

13129 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA

07/11/2014 - California Cruisin
family-run Mexican joint serving up standout tamales and traditional beef chamorro

Monterey Fish House 

2114 Del Monte Ave Monterey, CA

07/11/2014 - California Cruisin
the funky fish house grilling up fresh-caught oysters and a full-flavored pasta-seafood medley

Fat Sal's 

972 Gayley Ave Los Angeles, CA

06/06/2014 - Righteous Bites
the East Coast buddies piling on a plateful of guilty pleasures like the Fat Jerry sammie, a smorgasbord of fried favorites from chicken fingers to mozzarella sticks to steak

Loulou's Griddle in the Middle 

Wharf II Monterey, CA

06/06/2014 - Righteous Bites
the boat-to-table spot on the pier crankin' out all kinds of fresh fish like the abalone sliders and the seasonal crab feast.

The Alley Restaurant at Aiea Bowl 

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr Ste 310 Aiea, HI

06/06/2014 - Righteous Bites
the double-duty bowling alley/restaurant is keeping it funky with one of DDD's best-ever oxtail soups and the flavorful grilled turkey sandwich


Orange County, CA

05/30/2014 - Grillin Chillin and Huli Huli Chicken
the anything-but-average taco truck grilling steaks for the drunken torta and deep frying green chicken chilaquiles

The Federal Food Drink and Provisions 

5132 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL

05/30/2014 - Grillin Chillin and Huli Huli Chicken
the husband/wife duo serving up classic Americana with a 21st century twist like the smoky fried chicken and Buffalo-style pig wings

Dean's Drive Inn 

45-773 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI

05/23/2014 - Island Flavor
the tiny authentic Hawaiian drive-in where a world-class chef is crankin' out crazy fresh fish like pan-fried ono and signature ahi cakes

Uahi island Grill 

307 Uluniu St. Kailua, HI

05/23/2014 - Island Flavor
the tiny cafe serving up modern twists on Hawaiian classics like red curry fish and the super flavorful Mandarin duck confit. And on the windward side of the island


94-866 Moloalo St Ste D4A Waipahu, HI

05/23/2014 - Island Flavor
the family-run Filipino joint serving up scratch-made favorites straight outta mama's cookbook like the lechon special and pork adobo fried rice


224 S 1300 E Salt Lake City, UT

05/16/2014 - International Family Style
the Greek joint drawing inspiration from the family playbook and sourcing fresh ingredients straight from Greece for dishes like grilled octopus and righteous lamb tacos

Oh Mai 

6093 Highland Dr Holladay, UT

05/16/2014 - International Family Style
Vietnamese legendary recipes for authentic dishes like pho and bahn mi

Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen 

151 Hekili St Kailua, HI

05/16/2014 - International Family Style
Hawaiian favorites like Hawaiian-style kalbi ribs and mochiko chicken

Blue Collar 

6730 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL

05/09/2014 - Cross Country Comfort Food
the law student who switched out his suit for a chef coat is killing it with all kinds of comfort food like spicy oxtail and big ragu

Sammy's Bistro 

1890 Bonanza Dr Park City, UT

05/09/2014 - Cross Country Comfort Food
the local boy serving low brow gourmet grub like the signature chivito club and chicken bowl with rice,

Silver Star Cafe 

1825 Three Kings Dr Park City, UT

05/09/2014 - Cross Country Comfort Food
Ski Lodge Restaurant - family owned serving flavorful favorites like pork osso buco, vegetarian mushroom stroganoff and crispy pork belly

Latin House Burger and Taco Bar 

9565 SW 72nd St Miami, FL

04/25/2014 - From Meatballs to Lollipops
Unique Burger and Taco Bar with a latin fusion. Chimi Burrito and Lobster Lollipops

Maxwells East Coast Eatery 

9 E Exchange Pl Salt Lake City, UT

04/25/2014 - From Meatballs to Lollipops
Home style authentic Italian food.

Tin Roof Grill 

9284 S 700 E Sandy, UT

04/25/2014 - From Meatballs to Lollipops
All homemade and scratch made food. Some favorites are white bean and steak pizza or canadian bacon croquettes.

Garbo's Grill 

603 Greene St Key West, FL

03/14/2014 - Kicking it in Key West
Amazing Korean style tacos

Bad Boy Burrito 

1220 1/2 Simonton St Key West, FL

03/14/2014 - Kicking it in Key West
Serving authentic mexican food and of course amazing burritos.

DJ's Clam Shack 

629 Duval St Key West, FL

03/14/2014 - Kicking it in Key West
Northeastern and Southern fried fish and seafood, especially the clams

Ducks Eatery 

351 E 12th St New York, NY

03/07/2014 - Dynamite Duos
serving everything from goat necks to chicken wings


7382 SW 56th Avenue South Miami, FL

03/07/2014 - Dynamite Duos
Gourmet Southern Food like whole fried snapper and beer braised baby back ribs

Cafe Nooner 

409 Opera Aly Eureka, CA

03/07/2014 - Dynamite Duos
Mediterranean favorites

Sakaya Kitchen 

3401 N Miami Ave Miami Beach, FL

02/28/2014 - Keeping it Real
Asian fusion restaurant with a great duck sandwich

Don Antonio 

309 W 50th St New York, NY

02/28/2014 - Keeping it Real
authentic Neapolitan pizza

Bless My Soul Cafe 

29 5th St Eureka, CA

02/28/2014 - Keeping it Real
Creole Fusion Food. Shrimp and Crawfish etouffee

Bunker Vietnamese 

46-63 Metropolitan Ave. Ridgewood, NY

02/21/2014 - Big Time Bites
Authentic Vietnamese Food hidden away in a industrial park

Brindle Room 

277 E 10th St New York, NY

02/21/2014 - Big Time Bites
High End Burger along with other unique foods like beer battered pork belly

Brick and Fire 

1630 F St Eureka, CA

02/21/2014 - Big Time Bites
Their bestseller is the Mushroom Cobbler

Black Tree 

131 Orchard St New York, NY

02/14/2014 - All Things New York
Farm to table with great unique sandwiches

Queens Comfort 

4009 30th Ave Queens, NY

02/14/2014 - All Things New York
Unique foods and sandwiches. Chicken sandwich with bacon jam.

Pauls Live From New York 

604 F St Eureka, CA

02/14/2014 - All Things New York
New York style pizza in California


315 Main Ferndale, CA

02/07/2014 - Guys Hometown Tour
Guy's first kitchen job was here. Italian-American blend

Ferndale Meat Company 

376 Main St Ferndale, CA

02/07/2014 - Guys Hometown Tour
Local butcher shop making some great italian sausages.

Clendenen's Cider Works 

96 12th St Fortuna, CA

02/07/2014 - Guys Hometown Tour
Guy's favorite apple cider.

Loleta Cheese Factory 

252 Loleta Dr Loleta, CA

02/07/2014 - Guys Hometown Tour
Great local cheese factory

Humboldt Sweets 

399 Main St Ferndale, CA

02/07/2014 - Guys Hometown Tour
Making unique sweet's along with savory food.

55 South 

403 Main St Franklin, TN

12/30/2013 - Soup, Salad and Seafood
comfort food favorites like jambalaya, chargrilled oysters and the regional favorite hot chicken

Pot Pie 

904 Westport Rd Kansas City, MO

12/30/2013 - Soup, Salad and Seafood
the real deal chef serving up his dressed-up version of comfort food with dishes like chicken pot pie and steamed mussels

Phat Bites 

940 Allen Rd Nashville, TN

12/30/2013 - Soup, Salad and Seafood
all kinds of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches

The Grilled Cheeserie 

Mobile Nashville, TN

12/23/2013 - Family Time
Unique versions of grilled cheese

Cafe Nonna 

4427 Murphy Rd Nashville, TN

12/23/2013 - Family Time
a totally authentic Italian spot staying true to grandmas recipes with their namesake lasagna and lamb shanks

Blue Koi 

1803 W 39th St Kansas City, MO

12/23/2013 - Family Time
dishes like chili pepper wontons and firebird chicken.

Center Point Pit Barbecue 

1212 W Main St Hendersonville, TN

12/16/2013 - Tennessee Holiday Traditions
serves traditional shoulder pull and a holiday ham with a fiery finish

Mas Tacos por Favor 

732 McFerrin Ave Nashville, TN

12/16/2013 - Tennessee Holiday Traditions
Mexican tamales and unique quinoa sweet potato tacos

  • BRONZE for Mas Tacos por Favor

Asi and Asado 

Carr. Transpeninsular Km. 3.8 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

12/09/2013 - South of the Border
know to have the best tacos

Solomon's Landing 

Wyndham Hotel lobby Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

12/09/2013 - South of the Border
stuffed fish with lobster sauce and a unique spin on French toast.


2601 Holmes Kansas City, MO

12/02/2013 - Pork, Pasta and Barbecue
the neighborhood favorite - with their scratch-made standouts like pork hash with black beans


6325 Lewis St Ste 100 Kansas City, MO

12/02/2013 - Pork, Pasta and Barbecue
Homemade Italian Favorites - like seafood ravioli.

The Cube 

1520 Central Ave Se Albuquerque, NM

12/02/2013 - Pork, Pasta and Barbecue
southern pride joint situated on Route 66, serving up dishes from smoked barbecue chicken to specialty hot dogs.

B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q  

1205 E 85th St Kansas City, MO

11/25/2013 - Comfort and Soul
barbecue and blues joint serving regional favorites like burnt ends and battered fries

  • SILVER for B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q

The Tin Shed Garden Cafe 

1438 NE Alberta St Portland, OR

11/25/2013 - Comfort and Soul
comfort foods like the artichoke sandwich and a curried lentil dish

Nexus Brewery and Restaurant 

4730 Pan American East Fwy Ne Albuquerque, NM

11/25/2013 - Comfort and Soul
brewery is serving up soul food with a New Mexico twist, like southern fried chicken and crackling cornbread

Danny Edwards BBQ 

2900 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, MO

11/18/2013 - All Kinds of Gobble Gobble
During thanksgiving, they serve smoked turkey. Also known for their brisket.

  • BRONZE for Danny Edwards BBQ

Golden Crown Panaderia 

1103 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM

11/18/2013 - All Kinds of Gobble Gobble
Family owned bakery, pumpkin empanadas, and their famous turkey bread

Back Street Bistro 

513 Camino De Los Marquez Santa Fe, NM

11/18/2013 - All Kinds of Gobble Gobble
traditional turkey wild rice soup and pumpkin pie


1609 Indian School Rd NW Albuquerque, NM

10/28/2013 - Sammies and Stew
the school lunch maven creating creative sammies like turkey avocado with green apple chile chutney and a totally unique Duke City reuben

Jambo Cafe 

2010 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM

10/28/2013 - Sammies and Stew
The cafe with a native Kenyan in the kitchen serving up totally fresh fish, like island spiced banana leaf mahi mahi and a killer Caribbean goat stew.

Casa Chimayo 

409 W Water St Santa Fe, NM

10/21/2013 - Aces of Authenticity
the farm-raised Chimayan owner making traditional dishes like blue corn enchiladas with red chile sauce and chile en nogada

Torinos at Home 

7600 Jefferson St Ne Albuquerque, NM

10/21/2013 - Aces of Authenticity
the Italian joint with a native Frenchman at the helm, serving up totally fresh pastas like beef cheek manicotti and squid ink black pasta with calamari

Frank's Noodle House 

822 NE Broadway St Portland, OR

10/21/2013 - Aces of Authenticity
the noodle house cranking out moms recipes for all kinds of authentic Chinese dishes like won ton soup

Senor Sisig 

Moving Target! San Francisco, CA

09/16/2013 - Cannoli, Fritters and Wings
fusion food truck combining Filipino and Latin traditions in adobo buffalo wings and grandpa's recipe for pork tacos.

A Taste of Home Cooking 

12365 W 58th Ave Arvada, CO

09/16/2013 - Cannoli, Fritters and Wings
family-run comfort food joint cranking out killer cannoli and kraut burger

PDX 671 

3221 SE Division St Portland, OR

09/16/2013 - Cannoli, Fritters and Wings
Guamanian food truck serving up righteous shrimp fritters and a unique spin on chicken salad

Miller's Deli 

1725 Polk St San Francisco, CA

09/09/2013 - Servin Up San Francisco
old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup and potato latkes

Koja Kitchen 

Moving Target San Francisco, CA

09/09/2013 - Servin Up San Francisco
unique take on Asian-fusion in the pork belly and short rib kojas

The Front Porch 

65A 29th St San Francisco, CA

09/09/2013 - Servin Up San Francisco
repurposed garage in the Mission District for some southern hospitality served up in braised beef short ribs and spicy shrimp and gravy

The Refuge 

963 Laurel St San Carlos, CA

09/02/2013 - Meat Lovers Paradise
The neighborhood spot serving burgers, cheesesteaks and signature sammies. Also famous for their pastrami

The Country Cat 

7937 SE Stark St Portland, OR

09/02/2013 - Meat Lovers Paradise
Craft-cooking family restaurant with a chef who butchers, cures, preserves and smokes everything in-house, from headcheese to great-grandma's fried chicken recipe

Crest Cafe 

425 Robinson Ave San Diego, CA

08/26/2013 - Neighborhood Knockouts
all-day breakfast joint serving up a decadent creme brulee French toast


1020 Market St San Francisco, CA

08/26/2013 - Neighborhood Knockouts
hot dog place with unique selections like the lamb merguez dog and fried chicken sandwich.

Industrial Cafe and Saloon-CLOSED 

2572 NW Vaughn St Portland, OR

08/26/2013 - Neighborhood Knockouts
good old Americana with dishes like corned beef hash and chipped beef

Pica Pica 

401 Valencia St San Francisco, CA

08/19/2013 - Thats Fresh
Venezuelan restaurant up a totally gluten-free menu of authentic standbys like arepas and empanadas

Edelweiss Sausage and Delicatessen 

3119 SE 12th Ave Portland, OR

08/19/2013 - Thats Fresh
the family-run sausage spot cranking out dozens of homemade meats like Italian red wine dry cured salami and roasted garlic and rosemary bologna

Shirley's Tippy Canoe 

28242 Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, OR

08/12/2013 - From The Heart
riverside tavern making killer sloppy joes


2508 El Camino Real Carlsbad, CA

08/12/2013 - From The Heart
Italian joint staying true to their ravioli recipe


306 Broderick St San Francisco, CA

08/12/2013 - From The Heart
authentic homemade mexican food


945 Broadway San Diego, CA

08/05/2013 - All San Diego All The Time
a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy

  • BRONZE for Hodad's

OB Noodle House 

2218 Cable St San Diego, CA

08/05/2013 - All San Diego All The Time
brother-owned noodle joint with fried rice and pho

  • BRONZE for OB Noodle House

The Park's Finest 

1267 W Temple St Los Angeles, CA

07/08/2013 - LA Eats
Guy is with the crew from Grownup's 2... Filipino barbecue joint that has got everyone going crazy over the cornbread and the coconut beef

Eastside Market Italian Deli 

1013 Alpine St Los Angeles, CA

07/08/2013 - LA Eats
family run Italian joint, where they are making monster sandwiches and meatballs

The Duce 

525 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ

07/01/2013 - From Pound Cake to Pot Pie
the boxing gym slash restaurant with mac-and-cheese muffins and chicken pot pie in glass mugs

Haggo's Organic Taco 

1114 N Coast Highway 101, #C Leucadia, CA

07/01/2013 - From Pound Cake to Pot Pie
authentic california fish tacos

Geechee Girl 

5946 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA

07/01/2013 - From Pound Cake to Pot Pie
the low country joint dishing out unique North African chicken and sour cream pound cake

Cora Fayes Cafe 

2861 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO

06/24/2013 - Timeless Traditions
Old southern classics like rabbit and chitlins

DeFalco's Italian Deli 

2334 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ

06/24/2013 - Timeless Traditions
Decades old family place serving up classic sandwiches and homemade sausage

The Jamaican Jerk Hut 

1436 South St Philadelphia, PA

06/24/2013 - Timeless Traditions
Jamaican place serving authentic jerk chicken

Standard Tap 

901 N Second St Philadelphia, PA

06/17/2013 - A Festival Of Flavor
local beer selection with a great chicken pie

Curry Corner 

1212 E. Apache Blvd Tempe, AZ

06/17/2013 - A Festival Of Flavor
Authentic Pakistani food, serving authentic goat and Tandoori chicken


504 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO

06/17/2013 - A Festival Of Flavor
throwback bar known for their short rib burger and apple strudel

  • BRONZE for Prohibition

Bludso's BBQ 

811 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA

05/27/2013 - Kings and Queens of Cue
the Texas-inspired barbecue joint smoking pork ribs and putting smoked turkey necks in the collard greens

Percy Street BBQ 

1701 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA

05/27/2013 - Kings and Queens of Cue
a restaurant veteran serving up all kinds of fresh BBQ, from the chopped brisket sandwich to a Vietnamese-inspired pork belly sandwich

Hops and Pie 

3920 Tennyson St Denver, CO

05/27/2013 - Kings and Queens of Cue
beer and pizza joint whipping up a unique bowl of mac

Barrio Cafe 

2814 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ

05/20/2013 - Peppers, Pork and Poutine
trained chef putting her spin on chiles and a regional pork dish

The Rosedale Diner 

1164 Yonge St. Toronto, Canada

05/20/2013 - Peppers, Pork and Poutine
decades-old bohemian joint serving up sticky Asian pork ribs and a Canadian staple.

South Philadelphia Tap Room 

1509 Mifflin St Philadelphia, PA

05/13/2013 - Traditional Gone Wild
PB and J , and tacos

St Francis 

111 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ

05/13/2013 - Traditional Gone Wild
farm-to-table spot dishin

Perk Eatery 

6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. #159 Scottsdale, AZ

05/06/2013 - Dynamic Duos
the husband-and-wife team fusing their Mexican and Mediterranean roots for some standout Southwest dishes

Denver Biscuit Company 

3237 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO

05/06/2013 - Dynamic Duos
the double-duty corner bar smoking pork for its biscuits and topping pizzas with the bounty of the county

  • SILVER for Denver Biscuit Company

The Stockyards 

699 St. Clair Ave. W Toronto, Canada

04/29/2013 - Chicken, Chili and Chowder
the smokehouse kicking burgers and fried chicken up a notch and turning a traditional BLT on its head.

Chili John's 

2018 W Burbank Blvd Burbank, CA

04/29/2013 - Chicken, Chili and Chowder
the family-owned chili-serving spot with a name dating back a century

The Sidecar 

2201 Christian St Philadelphia, PA

04/29/2013 - Chicken, Chili and Chowder
the three-story gourmet bar food joint cranking out clam chowder with gnocchi and a regional fry favorite

Dirty Oscars Annex 

2309 6th Ave Tacoma, WA

04/22/2013 - Tacos and Tots
pork shoulder tacos, elk sliders and tater tots stuffed with Parmesan cheese

  • BRONZE for Dirty Oscars Annex

Highland Tavern 

3400 Navajo St Denver, CO

04/22/2013 - Tacos and Tots
homemade tots and unique sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Highland Tavern

Chomp Chomp Nation 

Moving Target Los Angeles, CA

03/25/2013 - Real Deal Roots
Singaporean food

Tortugas Lie 

3014 S Virginia Dare Trl Nags Head, NC

03/18/2013 - Layers of Flavor
surfer sport for great Caribbean flavors

  • BRONZE for Tortugas Lie

Beer Belly 

532 S WESTERN AVE Los Angeles, CA

03/11/2013 - Unlikely Partners
the craft beer joint putting duck in the fries and in the French dip

  • SILVER for Beer Belly

The Golden State 

426 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA

03/04/2013 - Hitting The Grill
burger joint spicing things up with a hot pork sandwich and going Mediterranean with a lamb burger

Crown Bar 

2705 6th Ave Tacoma, WA

03/04/2013 - Hitting The Grill
the pub grub grill menu that includes a take on killer kabobs and homegrown beet salads.

Bruno's European Cafe 

11725 Pacific Hwy SW Tacoma, WA

02/25/2013 - Eurocentric
the Eastern European joint heating up a hearty hangover soup and meat dish

Pies N Thighs 

166 S 4th St Brooklyn, NY

02/18/2013 - Decadent Dishes

  • BRONZE for Pies N Thighs

Crockett's Public House 

114 E STEWART AVE Puyallup, WA

02/18/2013 - Decadent Dishes
serving up homemade meatballs and fire grilled artichokes.

  • BRONZE for Crockett's Public House

Fish Tale 


02/11/2013 - Land to Sea
the brewpub combining beer with bangers and mash and crab stuffed cannelloni.

Black Pelican 

3848 Virginia Dare Trl Kitty Hawk, NC

02/11/2013 - Land to Sea
the ages-old seaside restaurant firing up fisherman

  • BRONZE for Black Pelican

Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY

02/11/2013 - Land to Sea
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company

Maries Italian Specialties 

641 Shunpike Rd Chatham, NJ

01/21/2013 - Hometown Haunts
the real deal Italian joint baking up some righteous fried chicken, arancini balls, and the decadent sacred swine sandwich

Darbys Cafe 

211 5TH Ave SE Olympia, WA

01/21/2013 - Hometown Haunts
the homestyle spot cranking out creole oyster benedict, a colorful winter squash and apple hash and a unique blueberry crunch roller.

Jimmy's Diner 

577 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY

01/14/2013 - Savory Sensations
the mom and pop diner flipping a skillet apple waffle with pancetta and deep-frying breakfast empanadas

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery 

6810 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, NC

01/14/2013 - Savory Sensations
the farm to table German joint rolling out the Reubens and a cheesy baked potato soup.

  • BRONZE for Weeping Radish Farm Brewery

The Smoke Joint 

87 S Elliott Pl Brooklyn, NY

01/07/2013 - Matches Made In Heaven
barbecue joint mashing up a variety of styles for their unique wings and their big time beef ribs

  • BRONZE for The Smoke Joint


201 Sir Walter Raleigh St Manteo, NC

01/07/2013 - Matches Made In Heaven
the husband and wife tag-teaming in the kitchen to deliver on soft shell crab quesadilla, tuna tacos, and shrimp and chorizo.

Funk N Waffles 

727 S Crouse Ave Ste 8 Syracuse, NY

12/24/2012 - Far Out
the basement joint rocking out waffles with their fried chicken, and with a full blown Thanksgiving dinner.

  • BRONZE for Funk N Waffles


1209 Duck Rd Duck, NC

12/24/2012 - Far Out
the gas station turned gourmet seafood stand grilling up scallops and packing a crab boil to-go.

  • BRONZE for Cravings

La Isla Restaurant  

104 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ

12/24/2012 - Far Out
Cuban joint going deep into the repertoire with a salt cured beef dish and all kinds of classic Cuban appetizer

  • SILVER for La Isla Restaurant


311 S Franklin St Syracuse, NY

12/17/2012 - Fully Focused
the longtime pasta institution making a tomato sauce just for dipping, spicy chicken wings and duck and cheese pizza

  • BRONZE for Pastabilities

The Brine and Bottle 

7531 S VIRGINIA DARE TRL # 1D Nags Head, NC

12/17/2012 - Fully Focused
the local food-focused joint using funky techniques on deep fried pickles and soft shell crab.

Highway 61 Roadhouse 

34 S Old Orchard Ave St. Louis, MO

12/10/2012 - Authentic Eats
the nawlins roadhouse serving up rice and beans, cajun potstickers and a pulled pork pasta

  • SILVER for Highway 61 Roadhouse

Byblos Mediterranean Cafe 

223 N CLINTON ST Syracuse, NY

12/10/2012 - Authentic Eats
the tiny Mediterranean cafe crankin' out first-class falafel and baklava

Yankee Lobster Company 

300 Northern Ave Boston, MA

11/12/2012 - Turn On Traditional
a second generation lobster shack turning heads with cod cakes and lobster mac and cheese

  • BRONZE for Yankee Lobster Company

Kitty Hoynes 

301 W Fayette St Syracuse, NY

11/12/2012 - Turn On Traditional
the real deal Irish pub stuffing the Rueben into fritters and laying out an Irish meatloaf.

  • BRONZE for Kitty Hoynes


17409 Chesterfield Airport Rd Chesterfield, MO

11/12/2012 - Turn On Traditional
the Mexican joint serving up a turn on mom's pork chile verde


419 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO

11/05/2012 - Pubs and Grub
classic British pub cooking up gourmet grilled cheese and a porchetta masterpiece

  • BRONZE for Dressel's

Outer Banks Brewing Station 

600 S Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC

11/05/2012 - Pubs and Grub
the brewing station serving righteous shrimp and grits alongside craft made beers

  • BRONZE for Outer Banks Brewing Station

Edgewood Cafe 

1864 Broad Street Cranston, RI

11/05/2012 - Pubs and Grub
the corner spot dishin' out the pasta loaded with little neck clams.

Aunt Carrie's 

1240 Ocean Rd Narragansett, RI

10/29/2012 - Food Done Right
the summer shack servin' up clam cakes cooked in beef fat and scratch made strawberry shortcake

The Shaved Duck 

2900 Virginia Ave St. Louis, MO

10/29/2012 - Food Done Right
the neighborhood joint putting the smoke on cheese fries and delicious duck

  • BRONZE for The Shaved Duck

Angelo's Cafe 

11 Crescent St Boston, MA

10/29/2012 - Food Done Right
the family Mexican spot cooking up mom's chilaquiles recipe.

Three Angels Diner 

2617 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN

10/22/2012 - All Family All the Time
the kid-inspired joint serving up the serious fried chicken

Opal Thai Food 

66-197 Kamehameha Hwy # C Haleiwa, HI

10/22/2012 - All Family All the Time
Thai spot where mom and pop spice up the island with pad Thai, pork larb, and the big seller: garlic fried chicken wings

Anthonino's Taverna 

2225 Macklind Ave St. Louis, MO

10/22/2012 - All Family All the Time
the Italian-Greek joint run by two brothers, serving up a town staple in fried ravioli and mom's recipe for dolmathes.

  • BRONZE for Anthonino's Taverna

The Elegant Farmer 

262 S Highland St Memphis, TN

10/15/2012 - Handcrafted
the chef-slash-farmer's market guru running a farm to table spot serving up a whole lot of classic comfort from meatloaf to sloppy joes to catfish

Italian Corner 

10 Boyd Ave East Providence, RI

10/15/2012 - Handcrafted
the real deal family run Italian deli scratch-making meat tortellini and curing their own bresaola meats.

Boston Burger Company 

37 Davis Square Somerville, MA

10/08/2012 - Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs
the burger joint putting the crowning touch on a mac and cheese burger.

  • BRONZE for Boston Burger Company

Anthony's Seafood 

963 Aquidneck Ave Middletown, RI

10/08/2012 - Burgers, Noodles and Quahogs
a seafood spot stuffing quahogs with chorizo and turning calamari into a Kung Pao classic.

South of Beale 

361 S MAIN ST Memphis, TN

10/01/2012 - Flavortown Medley
Gastropub, like duck fried rice or pulled pork egg rolls.

  • BRONZE for South of Beale


1193 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA

09/24/2012 - East Coast Comfort
Southern style comfort food. Pork belly corn-dog.

Patti's Pierogis  

1019 S Main St Falls River, MA

09/24/2012 - East Coast Comfort
103 different style Pierogis


141 Atwells Ave Providence, RI

09/24/2012 - East Coast Comfort
Homemade Italian Food.


134 Atwells Ave. Providence, RI

09/24/2012 - East Coast Comfort
New school Italian


284 Washington Street Brookline, MA

09/03/2012 - Massachusetts Madness
the gourmet sandwich shop dishing out roast beef and pork perfection

Italian Express Pizzeria 

336 Sumner Street Boston, MA

09/03/2012 - Massachusetts Madness
the corner joint serving up a seafood feast straight out of Italy

Memphis Barbeque Co 

709 Desoto Cv Horn Lake, MS

08/27/2012 - Surf N Turf Jackpot
barbecue joint puttin' the championship touch on ribs, cheese fritters, and burgers with pork rinds.

  • BRONZE for Memphis Barbeque Co

Fresh Catch 

45-1118 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI

08/27/2012 - Surf N Turf Jackpot
the poke palace serving up over thirty flavors of fresh fish, including tuna and octopus caught by the owner himself

90 Miles Cuban Cafe 

2540 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL

08/20/2012 - Savory Standouts
the authentic Cuban joint platin' up family recipes like the fricase de pollo

  • SILVER for  90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Rizzo's Diner 

106 E Ge Patterson Ave Memphis, TN

08/20/2012 - Savory Standouts
a neighborhood gastropub serving eclectic dishes like duck fried rice and homemade popcorn

Davis Pub 

400 Chester Ave Annapolis, MD

08/20/2012 - Savory Standouts
the sidewalk shack worth stopping for, with dishes like chipotle habanero barbecue pork sandwiches


1903 CHURCH ST Chicago, IL

08/13/2012 - Goin the Extra Mile
the burger joint with Asian flair proudly serving all things umami

  • BRONZE for BopnGrill

Sweet Home Waimanalo 

41-1025 KALANIANAOLE HWY Waimanalo, HI

08/13/2012 - Goin the Extra Mile
the gas station joint fillin' up the locals with all sorts of island favorites like kalua pork and mahi mahi.

Rex Italian Foods 

4431 N Harlem Ave Chicago, IL

08/06/2012 - Unconventional Comforts
the real deal Italian family serving up totally scratch-made Sicilian sandwiches like the schiacciata

  • BRONZE for Rex  Italian Foods

Memphis Street Cafe 

2476 Memphis St Hernando, Mississippi

08/06/2012 - Unconventional Comforts
the underground cafe going bananas with their twist on French toast.

Chicago Brauhaus 

4732 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL

07/30/2012 - Coast to Coast Chow
the 40-year-old institution bustin' out traditional German specialties

  • BRONZE for Chicago Brauhaus

Dixie Supply 

62 State St Charleston, SC

07/30/2012 - Coast to Coast Chow
the breakfast hangout doing a chicken fried biscuit and a shrimp BLT

  • SILVER for Dixie Supply

Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant 

1830 Kapiolani Honolulu, HI

07/02/2012 - Dynamic Dishes
a Jamaican joint serving up jerk chicken wings and some wicked goat curry

Taste Of Europe 

1901 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX

07/02/2012 - Dynamic Dishes
Guy takes on the Russian spot flipping a potato pancake stuffed with beef

Hopleaf Bar 

5148 N Clark St Chicago, IL

06/25/2012 - Belly Up
Brewhouse serving up beer to go with mussels, a mega brisket sandwich and their version of headcheese.

  • BRONZE for Hopleaf Bar

Foreign & Domestic 

306 E 53rd St Austin, TX

06/25/2012 - Belly Up
Open kitchen kickin' out cheesy popovers and tasty shellfish.

  • BRONZE for Foreign & Domestic

Bachi Burger 

9410 W Sahara Ave Las Vegas, NV

06/18/2012 - International Eats
Burger spot mixing up meat with an Asian twist.

  • GOLD for Bachi Burger


314 E Main St Richardson, TX

06/18/2012 - International Eats
Lebanese joint going big when it comes to stacking the schwarma.

Gazala's Place 

709 9th Ave New York, NY

06/18/2012 - International Eats
Druze way of perfecting the pita.


241 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV

06/11/2012 - Serious Sandwiches
the roast beef po boy done the Cajun way. New Orleans native bringing the south to Nevada

  • SILVER for Lola's

Noble Pig 

11815 RANCH ROAD 620 N Austin, TX

06/11/2012 - Serious Sandwiches
the gourmet sandwich shop slicin up duck pastrami and a knuckle sandwich

  • SILVER for Noble Pig

Yayo Tacos - CLOSED 

4632 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV

06/04/2012 - All Vegas, All the time

  • BRONZE for Yayo Tacos - CLOSED

Naked City Pizza 

3240 ARVILLE ST Las Vegas, NV

06/04/2012 - All Vegas, All the Time
dive bar dishing out real deal food from Buffalo

  • SILVER for Naked City Pizza


4180 South Rainbow Boulevard Las Vegas, NV

06/04/2012 - All Vegas, All the Time
a Bulgarian tapas joint serving up layers and layers of European comfort food.

  • BRONZE for Forte

Pecan Lodge 

1010 S PEARL EXPY Dallas, TX

05/28/2012 - BBQ Road Show
located in a farmers market, known for their brisket and homemade bbq sauce

  • GOLD for Pecan Lodge

John Mull's Meats and Road Kill Grill 

3730 Thom Blvd Las Vegas, NV

05/28/2012 - BBQ Road Show
Butcher shop turned to full restaurant served in their own backyard, serving homemade hot links

  • SILVER for John Mull's Meats and Road Kill Grill

Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque  

423 Main St S # A Stillwater, MN

05/07/2012 - Unexpected Eats
a pirate's take on barbecue and a sadist twist on hot wings

  • BRONZE for Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

Johnny Garlic's 

1460 Farmers Ln Santa Rosa, CA

05/07/2012 - Unexpected Eats
Guy's own joint serves up his twist on Asian, Mexican and Italian.

  • BRONZE for Johnny Garlic's

Harvey's Hot Dogs  

3205 Stamford Rd Portsmouth, VA

05/07/2012 - Unexpected Eats
check out an epic hot dog joint turning its attention on chicken dumplings.

Cane Rosso 

2612 COMMERCE ST Dallas, TX

04/30/2012 - Big Time Flavor
In Dallas, a Neapolitan pizza place spreading bacon jam on pizza and fresh pancetta on the pasta.

  • SILVER for Cane Rosso

Marla's Carribean Cuisine 

3761 Bloomington Ave Minneapolis, MN

04/30/2012 - Big Time Flavor
In Minneapolis, the Caribbean joint cranking out spicy chickpea and blazing oxtail stews

  • BRONZE for Marla's Carribean Cuisine

Counter Cafe 

626 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

04/30/2012 - Big Time Flavor
the tiny cafe dishing out scratch-made chicken burgers and quail.

  • BRONZE for Counter Cafe

Pete's Breakfast House 

2055 E Main St Ventura, CA

04/23/2012 - Passing The Baton
one Pete passes another Pete a rockin breakfast joint servin' up pancake burritos and fiery-hot sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Pete's Breakfast House

Sip and Bite 

2200 Boston St Baltimore, MD

04/23/2012 - Passing The Baton
check out the Greek spot where two cooking families come together to serve up age-old family recipes.

  • SILVER for Sip and Bite


5000 Penn Ave S Minneapolis, MN

04/16/2012 - Crankin Up The Classics
there's a family-run Italian deli crankin' out what the locals love - pizza and totally fresh pasta

  • BRONZE for Broders

Chop House Burgers 

1700 W PARK ROW DR Arlington, TX

04/16/2012 - Crankin Up The Classics
Guy's all-time favorite football player, Earl Campbell, joins Guy for real deal gumbo and burgers with brisket.

  • SILVER for Chop House Burgers

Luke's Inside Out 

1109 S Lamar Austin, TX

04/09/2012 - Streamlined Sammies
a tiny trailer serving up scratch-made sammies to customers on the street and in the bar next door

  • BRONZE for Luke's Inside Out

Smack Shack 

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

04/09/2012 - Streamlined Sammies
a food truck cranks out fresh lobster rolls that do double duty in a dive bar

  • SILVER for Smack Shack

Maple and Motor 

4810 Maple Ave Dallas, TX

04/09/2012 - Streamlined Sammies
a side-of-the-road joint focuses on one thing only: burgers.

  • SILVER for Maple and Motor


5557 XERXES AVE S Minneapolis, MN

04/02/2012 - All Stars
Unusual Pizza

  • SILVER for Lola

Monument Cafe 

1953 S Austin Ave Georgetown, TX

04/02/2012 - All Stars
Southern comfort food.

  • SILVER for Monument Cafe

Joe Squared Pizza 

133 W North Ave Baltimore, MD

03/05/2012 - Outside the Box
local rock star baker Duff Goldman stops by to seek out the secrets of the square pizza

  • SILVER for Joe Squared Pizza

Savoy Cafe & Deli  

24 W FIGUEROA ST Santa Barbara, CA

03/05/2012 - Outside the Box
a restaurant turnin' turkey into fritters and a business into a family affair.

  • BRONZE for Savoy Cafe & Deli

Pepe's and Mito's  

2911 Elm St Dallas, TX

03/05/2012 - Outside the Box
tex-mex into mex-tex, with savory soups

  • SILVER for Pepe's and Mito's

R & R Taqueria  

7894 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD

02/27/2012 - Time Tested Treasures
located in a gas station, this place serves up some of the best tacos in MD

  • GOLD for R & R Taqueria

Nye's Polonaise Room  

112 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN

02/27/2012 - Time Tested Treasures
a nationally-acclaimed bar known for its eclectic mix of polka and pierogies

  • SILVER for Nye's Polonaise Room

Moseberth's Fried Chicken  

1505 Airline Blvd Portsmouth, VA

02/27/2012 - Time Tested Treasures
a decades-old fried chicken joint crankin' out their original recipe.

  • BRONZE for Moseberth's Fried Chicken

Defonte's Sandwich Shop 

379 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY

02/20/2012 - Long Standing Legacies
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

Galway Bay Irish Pub  

63 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, MD

02/20/2012 - Long Standing Legacies
two Irish brothers servin' up food from their homeland with a twist, like Guinness fried oysters with homemade coleslaw.

  • BRONZE for Galway Bay Irish Pub

The Glass Onion  

1219 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC

02/20/2012 - Long Standing Legacies
a couple of fine dining chefs are turnin' out low country classics like crispy chicken legs and the smoked pork loin po boy.

  • SILVER for The Glass Onion

Norton's Pastrami and Deli 

226 S MILPAS ST Santa Barbara, CA

02/13/2012 - Old Faves, New Craves
The neighborhood deli pulling in locals and celebrities for pastrami crammed into the pastrami dog and a PLT.

  • BRONZE for Norton's Pastrami and Deli

Fuel Cantina 

211 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC

02/13/2012 - Old Faves, New Craves
A young chef bringin' a Caribbean twist to an old gas station with favorites like braised pork tacos and jerk chicken sandwich.

  • SILVER for Fuel Cantina

Flip Flops Grill & Chill 

2217 UPTON DR Virginia Beach, VA

02/06/2012 - Family Matters
In Virginia Beach, Virginia, the whole gang's chipping in to crank out coastal classics like barbecued fish tacos.

  • SILVER for Flip Flops Grill & Chill


560 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY

02/06/2012 - Family Matters
A team of brothers kick traditional bar food up a notch with their homemade brandade with escabeche and a unique Cuban sandwich.

  • BRONZE for Sidecar

Boulevard Diner  

1660 Merritt Blvd Dundalk, MD

01/30/2012 - Multitaskers
the Greek diner decked out in neon and servin' up family recipes like Yia Yia's grape leaves

  • BRONZE for Boulevard Diner

The Kitchen 

529 S A ST Oxnard, CA

01/30/2012 - Multitaskers
the jack of all trades joint is baking, brewing, and cooking all in the same restaurant and servin' up some creative burgers like lamb burger with red pepper relish

  • BRONZE for The Kitchen

The Early Bird Diner  

1644 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC

01/30/2012 - Multitaskers
southern heritage meets culinary creativity at this mom and pop joint, with favorites like deep fried pork chops with sweet and spicy pepper jelly.

  • SILVER for The Early Bird Diner

John's of 12th Street 

302 E 12th Street New York, NY

01/23/2012 - Global Traditions
in Manhattan, New York, the legendary century-old red sauce joint servin' up Italian staples like meat sauce with homemade pappardelle

Mac's Fish and Chips 

503 State Street Santa Barbara, CA

01/23/2012 - Global Traditions
the authentic British fish 'n chips joint known for keepin' it real - from the haggis to the toad in the hole

  • BRONZE for Mac's Fish and Chips

Rincon Criollo 

4009 Junction Blvd New York, NY

01/16/2012 - Meat Madness
a Cuban family crankin' out totally traditional steak and chicken dishes, like ropa vieja and arroz con pollo

  • BRONZE for Rincon Criollo

Tattooed Moose 

1137 morrison drive Charleston, SC

01/16/2012 - Meat Madness
the husband and wife duo flying high for all things bird, like a duck club with homemade garlic mayo

  • SILVER for Tattooed Moose

The Redhead Restaurant 

349 E 13th St New York, NY

12/26/2011 - Scratch Made Classics
A real deal chef is crankin' out homemade pretzels with a special beer cheese sauce.

  • BRONZE for The Redhead Restaurant

Lito's Take Out 

514 E Haley St Santa Barbara, CA

12/26/2011 - Scratch Made Classics
Family-run joint scratch makin' authentic Mexican food, like carnitas with red salsa and pozole with homemade tortillas.

  • BRONZE for Lito's Take Out

Perfectly Frank's 

119 W Doty Ave Summerville, SC

12/19/2011 - Southern Staples
the local football legend is cranking out some real deal comfort food with favorites like sweet tea-marinated pork chops and deep-fried hot dogs topped with chili.

  • SILVER for Perfectly Frank's

Mama's Food Shop 

200 E 3rd St New York, NY

12/19/2011 - Southern Staples
the South heads north for scratch-made fried chicken and homemade peach cobbler.

  • BRONZE for Mama's Food Shop

Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen 

54 S Main St Clarkston, MI

12/12/2011 - Kid Rock's Detroit Tour
Guy tries one of Kid Rock's favorites, the mackinest mac 'n cheese, in a renovated church

  • SILVER for Clarkston Union Bar And Kitchen

Union Wood Shop 

18 S Main St Clarkston, MI

12/12/2011 - Kid Rock's Detroit Tour
Guy and Kid Rock check out a neighborhood favorite scratch making bacon and hot links for one mammoth sandwich.

  • SILVER for Union Wood Shop

Webberville Brewery And Pub - Closed 

1093 Hwy Dr Webberville, MI

12/12/2011 - Kid Rock's Detroit Tour
Kid Rock shows Guy the secret behind his own unique brew.

The Tomahawk 

1550 Philip Ave Vancouver, Canada

12/05/2011 - Coast to Coast
old school roast beef and yorkshire pudding

  • BRONZE for The Tomahawk

Danny's All American Dine 

4406 N Falkenburg Rd Tampa, FL

12/05/2011 - Coast to Coast
chili and burgers are the long-standing stars at a roadside shack, and Guy invents a new half pounder for the menu - the Triple D Triple Play

  • GOLD for Danny's All American Dine

Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant  

511 W Canfield St Detroit, MI

11/28/2011 - Seafood and Sammies
the 18,000 foot joint giving savory brisket a beer batter bath and a place on a fresh panini

  • SILVER for Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant

Panozzo's Italian Marke 

1303 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL

11/28/2011 - Seafood and Sammies
the Italian market scratch making meats for the meatball hero and the crispy porchetta sandwich.

  • SILVER for Panozzo's Italian Marke

Jethro's Fine Grub 

3420 Dunbar St Vancouver, Canada

11/21/2011 - Old to New
Pulled Pork sandwiches

Polish Village Cafe 

2990 Yemans St Hamtramck, MI

11/21/2011 - Old to New
a Polish joint that's been around for decades, servin' up old standards like Hungarian pancakes with goulash

  • SILVER for Polish Village Cafe

Leaping Lizards Cafe 

4408 Shore Dr Virginia Beach, VA

11/21/2011 - Old to New
the little gift shop and cafe puttin' out totally homemade favorites like mama used to make, from chicken salad sandwiches to beef tenderloin

  • BRONZE for Leaping Lizards Cafe

Supino Pizzeria 

2457 Russell St Detroit, MI

11/07/2011 - Pizza, Pancakes and Pork
a pizza joint crankin' out pies with totally homemade toppings, and a unique crepe-filled lasagna

  • SILVER for Supino Pizzeria


2265 W Great Neck Rd Virginia Beach, VA

11/07/2011 - Pizza, Pancakes and Pork
a beachside breakfast favorite the locals come running to for their citrus orange glazed pancakes and innovative benedicts

  • SILVER for Citrus

Big And Littles 

6043 1/2 N Cicero Ave Chicago, IL

11/07/2011 - Pizza, Pancakes and Pork
the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.

  • SILVER for Big And Littles

Taco Bus 

913 E Hillsborough Ave Tampa Bay, FL

11/02/2011 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
authentic Mexican street food for the lunch crowd is served out of bus, crankin' out favorites like butternut squash tostadas.

  • GOLD for Taco Bus

The Beach Pub 

1001 Laskin Rd Virginia Beach, VA

11/02/2011 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
dinner at this popular seafood joint includes totally fresh oysters Rockefeller

  • BRONZE for The Beach Pub

The Magnolia Pancake Haus 

606 Embassy Oak Ste 100 San Antonio, TX

11/02/2011 - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
a breakfast joint servin' up waffles filled with bacon and an old school pfannekuchen from a decades-old recipe.

  • GOLD for The Magnolia Pancake Haus

El Bohio Restaurant 

1127 Harry Wurzbach Rd San Antonio, TX

10/24/2011 - Global Comfort
a native Puerto Rican cranks out one of Guy's all time favorites - mofongo

Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Cafe 

2181 Upton Dr Virginia Beach, VA

10/24/2011 - Global Comfort
an Italian mother/daughter duo treats everyone like family, servin' up family recipes for classics like homemade focaccia and stuffed meatballs

  • BRONZE for Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Cafe

Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe 

6501 W 79th St Burbank, IL

10/24/2011 - Global Comfort
a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken

  • SILVER for Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe

Whitner's Barbecue 

869 Lynnhaven Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA

10/17/2011 - Slammin' Sammies
a real deal bbq joint serves up burnt ends on a bun with homemade rub and bbq sauce

  • SILVER for Whitner's Barbecue

Taco Taco Cafe 

145 E Hildebrand Ave San Antonio, TX

10/17/2011 - Slammin' Sammies
a Greek owner hand rolls tortillas for Mexican favorites like fried puffy tacos stuffed with chicken

  • BRONZE for Taco Taco Cafe

DMK Burger Bar 

2954 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL

10/17/2011 - Slammin' Sammies
a gourmet restaurant vet brings fine dining to the bar with innovative burgers like bison with blueberry bbq sauce

  • SILVER for DMK Burger Bar


1865 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL

10/10/2011 - Latin Street Food
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

Beto's on Broadway 

8142 Broadway St San Antonio, TX

10/10/2011 - Latin Street Food
a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce

  • SILVER for Beto's on Broadway

Tortilleria Nixtamal 

10405 47th Ave Corona, NY

10/10/2011 - Latin Street Food
a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.

  • SILVER for Tortilleria Nixtamal

Chilam Balam 

3023 N Broadway St Chicago, IL

10/03/2011 - Homemade & Homebrewed
a dive refines small plate Mexican with dishes like shiitake mushroom empanadas and flautas with homemade queso fresco.

  • BRONZE for Chilam Balam


11 E Main St Mooresville, IN

10/03/2011 - Homemade & Homebrewed
a New Orleans native is scratch cookin' hometown favorites like jambalaya and blackened catfish

  • BRONZE for Zydeco's

Tampa Bay Brewing Company 

1812 N 15th St Tampa Bay, FL

10/03/2011 - Homemade & Homebrewed
the brew is flowing outside the tap and into the kitchen on favorites like meatloaf with homebrewed demi glace.

  • GOLD for Tampa Bay Brewing Company

The Sink 

1165 13th St Boulder, CO

09/26/2011 - Gettin Fresh
a college town favorite since the 1920's, where they're flipping grass-fed beef burgers.

  • BRONZE for The Sink


3267 S Halsted St Chicago, IL

09/26/2011 - Gettin Fresh
a family-run restaurant putting a twist on biscuits and gravy - with free-range duck

  • SILVER for Nana

Get Fresh Cafe 

2500 Church St Norfolk, VA

09/26/2011 - Gettin Fresh
a bunch of Triple D fans take us to a spot at a farmer's market, where everything in the meatloaf comes market fresh.

  • BRONZE for Get Fresh Cafe

Broken Record 

1166 Geneva Ave San Francisco, CA

09/19/2011 - Southern Flavor
a whisky bar putting their own spin on a po' boy with avocado and fresh crab mayo


3472 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO

09/19/2011 - Southern Flavor
an old Victorian home turned restaurant, where they're scratch making southern favorites from peach cobbler to gumbo with cornbread.

  • SILVER for Bang!

Jose's Real Cuban Food 

8799 Cortez Rd W # C Bradenton, FL

09/19/2011 - Southern Flavor
a Cuban place where the classic holiday roast comes stuffed with chorizo.

  • SILVER for Jose's Real Cuban Food

Bun 'N' Barrel 

1150 Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX

09/12/2011 - Grillin and Smokin

  • SILVER for Bun 'N' Barrel

Tocabe American Indian Eatery  

3536 W 44th Ave Denver, CO

09/12/2011 - Grillin and Smokin

  • SILVER for Tocabe American Indian Eatery

Munch's Restaurant & Sundrie 

3920 6TH St S St. Petersburg, FL

09/12/2011 - Grillin and Smokin

  • SILVER for Munch's Restaurant & Sundrie

HRD Coffee Shop 

521 3rd St San Francisco, CA

05/23/2011 - You Can Only Get It Here
an Asian/American/Mexican fusion joint doing a Korean spicy pork burrito with homemade kimchee

  • BRONZE for HRD Coffee Shop

The Tamale Place 

5242 Rockville Rd Indianapolis, IN

05/23/2011 - You Can Only Get It Here
a tamale spot loading homemade masa with everything from Mexican-spiced beef to apples with pecans

  • GOLD for The Tamale Place

Garifuna Flava Caribbean Cuisine 

2518 W 63rd St Chicago, IL

05/23/2011 - You Can Only Get It Here
a Belizean place serving classics like king fish in gravy with mashed plantains

Lauer Krauts 

26 S 6th Ave Brighton, CO

05/16/2011 - From Kraut to Couscous
a German joint specializing in homemade kraut and its own take on a kraut burger

  • BRONZE for Lauer Krauts

Moroccan Bites 

5714 Evers Rd San Antonio, TX

05/16/2011 - From Kraut to Couscous
a Moroccan family restaurant doing the Moroccan Friday night favorite: couscous

California Tacos To Go 

1450 Skipper Rd Tampa, FL

05/16/2011 - From Kraut to Couscous
a taco to-go spot that's brought the California classic fish taco 3,000 miles east.

  • SILVER for California Tacos To Go

The Sparrow Tavern 

2401 29th St Astoria, NY

05/09/2011 - Bar Food and Bon Bons
Dive bar cranking out slow roasted lamb.


21047 Geyserville Ave Geyserville, CA

05/09/2011 - Bar Food and Bon Bons
Italian restaurant serving up family meatball recipe in a slider.

Zest Exciting Food 

1134 E 54th St Indianpolis, IN

05/09/2011 - Bar Food and Bon Bons

  • BRONZE for Zest Exciting Food

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 

6989 Blanco Rd San Antonio, TX

04/11/2011 - Porktastic
a certified Napoletana pizza place, topping pies with everything from homemade sausage to prosciutto

  • GOLD for Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Sam's No. 3 

1500 Curtis St Denver, CO

04/11/2011 - Porktastic
Triple D fans show us their favorite diner for green chili burritos with a Greek twist.

  • GOLD for Sam's No. 3

Jimtown Store 

6706 Hwy 128 Healdsburg, CA

04/11/2011 - Porktastic

Barking Dog Cafe 

115 E 49th St Indianapolis, IN

04/04/2011 - Signature Twists
dog-friendly neighborhood joint doing their Barking Lard BLT with homemade bacon

  • SILVER for Barking Dog Cafe

The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant 

714 Saint Peter St New Orleans, LA

04/04/2011 - Signature Twists
a place from the 1890s where they're still reinventing classics like jambalaya and green bean casserole

  • BRONZE for The Old Coffee Pot Restaurant

Putah Creek Cafe 

1 Main St Winters, CA

04/04/2011 - Signature Twists
a little spot off the beaten path doing wood fired pizza.

Hildebrandt's Restaurant 

84 Hillside Ave Williston Park, NY

03/28/2011 - From Mozz to Matzo Balls
the 1920's candy and ice cream place that's added mozzarella sticks and rigatoni to an old school fountain menu

  • BRONZE for Hildebrandt's Restaurant

Sunflower Caffe Espresso and Wine Bar 

421 1st St W Sonoma, CA

03/28/2011 - From Mozz to Matzo Balls
a spot in a historic downtown building doing a lamb burger with an African twist and scratch made borscht

The Bagel Deli 

6439 E Hampden Ave Denver, CO

03/28/2011 - From Mozz to Matzo Balls
a 2nd-generation, Jewish deli serving up grandma's matzo ball recipe.

  • SILVER for The Bagel Deli

Katie's Restaurant and Bar 

3701 Iberville St. New Orleans, LA

03/21/2011 - Fully Loaded
Corner restaurant and bar where the local seafood sandwich is so large they call it The Barge.

  • SILVER for Katie's Restaurant and Bar

Jerseys Cafe 

13710 N Meridian St Carmel, IN

03/21/2011 - Fully Loaded
Joint serving Jersey cheese steaks topped 33 different ways.

  • SILVER for Jerseys Cafe

Merritt Canteen 

4355 Main St Bridgeport, CT

03/21/2011 - Fully Loaded
Triple D fans show us their favorite spot for burgers, dogs and seafood.

  • BRONZE for Merritt Canteen

Foolish Craig's Cafe 

1611 Pearl St Boulder, CO

03/14/2011 - From Crepes to Kreplach
a crepe joint stacking them 21-high in a butter rum caramel cake

  • BRONZE for Foolish Craig's Cafe

Ben's Best Kosher Deli 

9640 Queens Blvd Rego Park, NY

03/14/2011 - From Crepes to Kreplach
a Jewish deli cooking up third-generation recipes for stuffed cabbage and kreplach.

  • BRONZE for Ben's Best Kosher Deli

Waddell's Neighborhood Pub 

4318 S Regal St Spokane, WA

03/14/2011 - From Crepes to Kreplach
a pub brewing up a stout-braised lamb cheese steak.

Dad's Kitchen 

2968 Freeport Boulevard Sacramento, CA

03/07/2011 - Soup and Sandwiches
Neighborhood joint turning a bacon blue cheeseburger on its head.

  • SILVER for Dad's Kitchen

Steer-In Restaurant 

5130 E 10TH St Indianapolis, IN

03/07/2011 - Soup and Sandwiches
50-year-old diner making a classic Italian meatball sub from scratch.

  • GOLD for Steer-In Restaurant

The Pineville Tavern 

Rte 413 Pineville, PA

03/07/2011 - Soup and Sandwiches
Tavern in an 18th century farmhouse, where the locals go for snapping turtle soup.

  • BRONZE for The Pineville Tavern

Jimmy's Down The Street Cafe 

1613 E Sherman Ave Coeur D Alene, ID

02/28/2011 - Favorites With A Twist
Breakfast and lunch spot doing a scratch-made, caramel pecan roll as big as your head.

Aunt Mary's Cafe 

4307 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA

02/28/2011 - Favorites With A Twist
A neighborhood joint putting a southern spin on an English breakfast tradition called Bubble and Squeak

Corey's Catsup & Mustard 

623 Main St Manchester, CT

02/28/2011 - Favorites With A Twist
A burger bar that's loading a double patty with bacon and house smoked brisket.

  • SILVER for Corey's Catsup & Mustard


523 E 17th Ave Denver, CO

02/07/2011 - Signature Sandwiches
An auto garage turned restaurant serving regional favorites from Southwestern Green Chiliburgers to Maine lobster rolls.

  • GOLD for Steuben's

LA Pines Cafe 

3333 Pontchartrain Dr Slidell, LA

02/07/2011 - Signature Sandwiches
Little joint under the water tower putting their spin on a classic southern Po' Boy with house smoked prime rib.

  • BRONZE for LA Pines Cafe

3 Sister's Cafe 

6360 Guilford Ave Indianapolis, IN

02/07/2011 - Signature Sandwiches
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

The Pit Stop 

1706 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY

01/31/2011 - A Little Twisted
Homemade food and lots of variety.

  • SILVER for The Pit Stop

Gatsby's Diner-CLOSED 

2598 Alta Arden Expy Sacramento, CA

01/31/2011 - A Little Twisted
Beet sliders. German classics.

  • BRONZE for Gatsby's Diner-CLOSED

Anchor Bar and Grill 

413 Tower Avenue Superior, WI

01/31/2011 - A Little Twisted

  • BRONZE for Anchor Bar and Grill

Picabu Neighborhood Bistro 

901 W 14th Ave Spokane, WA

01/24/2011 - Quirky Classics
Slathering burgers with a remoulade they call

Honey's Sit 'n Eat 

800 N 4th St Philadelphia, PA

01/24/2011 - Quirky Classics
A Southern/Jewish fusion restaurant serving Bubby's brisket with beans and rice.

  • SILVER for Honey's Sit 'n Eat

Louie & the Redhead Lady 

1851 Florida St Mandeville, LA

01/24/2011 - Quirky Classics
Family-style favorite putting a Cajun spin on Oysters Rockefeller.

  • BRONZE for Louie & the Redhead Lady

Quahog's Seafood Shack 

206 97th St Stone Harbor, NJ

01/17/2011 - Funky Finds
Fish shack flying in Paco Paco fish from the Amazon for a Brazilian specialty.

  • BRONZE for Quahog's Seafood Shack

Sage General Store 

2621 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY

01/17/2011 - Funky Finds
14-seat joint doing everything from wood oven pizza to a lunch counter with all kinds of sides.

Worth Our Weight 

630 3rd St Santa Rosa, CA

01/17/2011 - Funky Finds
Volunteer-run brunch spot where kids are cooking up huevos rancheros with roasted pork.

Mahony's PO Boy Shop 

3454 Magazine St New Orleans, LA

01/10/2011 - Po' Boys, Pasta And Pork
New Orleans legend Emeril Lagasse to sample the Big Easy's favorite sandwich, Fried Oyster with Bacon Po'Boy.

  • SILVER for Mahony's PO Boy Shop

Hills' Restaurant and Lounge 

401 W Main Ave Spokane, WA

01/10/2011 - Po' Boys, Pasta And Pork
An old pharmacy turned restaurant serving up their own pancetta with scratch made pasta, and a pulled pork sandwich with an Asian twist.

Q Fanatic BBQ  

180 Miller Rd Champlin, MN

01/10/2011 - Po' Boys, Pasta And Pork

  • SILVER for Q Fanatic BBQ

The Golden Bear 

2326 K St Sacramento, CA

01/03/2011 - From Pork to Tofu
Pub where the chef's doing a pork sausage pizza his way - hold the cheese, hold the sauce

  • BRONZE for The Golden Bear

Tortilla Cafe 

210 7TH St SE Washington, DC

01/03/2011 - From Pork to Tofu
Mexican-Salvadoran joint where the big seller is a Salvadoran papusa - scratch made dough stuffed with shredded pork and cheese

  • SILVER for Tortilla Cafe

Memphis Taproom 

2331 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA

01/03/2011 - From Pork to Tofu
Local favorite serving a vegan club sandwich with deep fried tofu and smoked coconut

  • BRONZE for Memphis Taproom

Elk Public House 

1931 W Pacific Ave Spokane, WA

12/18/2010 - Sandwiches Plus
pub putting their spin on a Reuben with homemade sauerkraut

  • BRONZE for Elk Public House

Colossal Cafe 

1839 E 42nd St Minneapolis, MN

12/18/2010 - Sandwiches Plus
a tiny breakfast and lunch spot serving up a scratch made meatloaf sandwich topped with cranberry compote

  • SILVER for Colossal Cafe

Maui's Dog House 

806 New Jersey Ave Wildwood, NJ

12/18/2010 - Sandwiches Plus
Best hot dogs in wildwood

  • SILVER for Maui's Dog House

10th Ave Burrito 

702 10th Ave Belmar, NJ

12/13/2010 - Wings n Things