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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Best of Breakfast"

  (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 23, 2014 
Aired on: December 23, 2014 
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  • Huevos Rancheros
    Mexican breakfast dish w/ tortillas, beans, eggs and pulled pork on side; looks good
  • Nectarine Scones
4.5 out of 5
247 ratings
CLOSED; honorable culinary apprenticeship program for 16-24 year olds who have faced major challenges in their lives; everyone is a volunteer; Guy's foundation donated a WOW food cart to the program...very classy!
2
Al's Breakfast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BreakfastSee Al's Breakfast Video ($)
(462 ratings)

413 14th Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.0 out of 5
462 ratings
"we're sort of a dump aspiring to be a dive" (owner); long lines; crazy (fun) cook; James Beard-award-winning; recommended by fans
3
  • The Chop & Chick
  • Pork chop in Pesto
  • Waffles
  • Salami Scrambled
4.0 out of 5
1824 ratings
"fancy hands"; only use cage-free eggs from humanely-raised chickens, grain-fed natural Iowa pork and Angus beef; long wait on weekends; moved from 801 N 1st St location (shown at airing)
4
Mustache Bill's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mustache Bill's DinerSee Mustache Bill's Diner Video ($$)
(112 ratings)

704 Broadway Map It!
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
(609) 494-0155
  • Chipped Beef in Gravy
    poured on toast (variation of biscuits & gravy); looks good
  • Pancakes
    can get shaped freehand...made pancake that looked like Guy Fieri (pretty good too)
  • Cyclops
    pancake sprinkled w/ blueberries w/ egg (sunny-side up) in the middle
4.0 out of 5
112 ratings
classic diner decor; Mustache Bill (owner Bill Smith) has cooked w/ paper towel headband since he bought it in 1972
5
Nickel Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nickel DinerSee Nickel Diner Video ($$)
(2331 ratings)

524 S Main St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
www.5cdiner.com
  • Bacon Donuts
    glazed donut w/ one side dipped w/ chopped bacon; looks good
  • Catfish w/ Corn Cakes & Pecan Sauce
    seasoned & pan-fried; served w/ hashed bacon brussel sprouts; "that is fantastic...you gotta come try this!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2331 ratings
in 1940's-style dining setting; Other Recipes: Chicken Pozole
6
Ruth's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ruth's Diner ($$)
(700 ratings)

4160 Emigration Canyon Rd Map It!
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 582-5807
www.ruthsdiner.com
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    cook has made biscuits for 16 years and made them blind-folded on show; looks good
  • Grama Claire's Baked Mac and Cheese
    "better than mama used to make" (on its menu); looks good
  • Pork Tenderloin
    marinated in orange juice, olive oil and seasoning
4.0 out of 5
700 ratings
local legend; opened in 1930; recommended by viewers
7
  • Pancakes
    homemade; plate-sized
  • Lamb Shank
    a popular special; roasted for 2.5 hrs; fall-off-the-bone tender; looks good
3.5 out of 5
545 ratings
est. in 1957; started as a bakery then added the restaurant in the 1980s
8
  • Smoked Ham w/ Red Eye Gravy
    house cured with local maple syrup and smoked over mesquite wood charcoal with apple wood smoke
  • Fresh Haddock
    house specialty; served w/ choice of two sides, coleslaw -- and can be prepared in one of the following techniques: Italian, lemon butter, Budweiser-battered or cajun (Guy had it Italian-style...pan-seared and topped w/ fresh tomato, basil, romano cheese, olive oil and white wine over marinara sauce)
3.5 out of 5
360 ratings
1950's car-style diner saved from demolition & moved from Wayne Pennsylvania to Buffalo in 2001; they cure their own ham, corn their own beef & smoke their own bacon
9
Schooner or Later: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Schooner or Later ($$)
(1530 ratings)

241 N Marina Dr Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 430-3495
schoonerorlater.com
  • Belgian Waffles
    topped w/ seasonal berries, banana, nuts, or apple cinnamon and whipped cream upon request
  • Schultzie's Mess
    blend of chopped ham, onion & bell pepper grilled w/ hash browns & eggs and topped with melted Cheddar cheese; served w/ sourdough toast; looks good
  • Club Sandwich
    triple decker sandwich w/ turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes on sourdough
3.5 out of 5
1530 ratings
est. 1985; large outdoor seating available by the dock (great atmosphere) w/ dock parking for boats; serve "schooner" portion of beer (a large chalise-sized portion); local hangout; long lines
10
  • Grits & Grillades
    sauteed veal, served with grits & topped with Louie's gravy; looks good
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    topped with boiled shrimp & remoulade
  • Fried Oyster Platter
    in garlic and butter sauce served on half-shell; oysters from nearby Louisiana waters (fresh)
3.0 out of 5
6 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2005; "red-head lady" is owner's/chef's wife, Ginger; moved from on-air location (1851 Florida St)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Best of Breakfast"   (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 23, 2014 
Aired on: December 23, 2014