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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Flavortown Faves"

  (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: June 15, 2015 
Aired on: June 15, 2015 
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Hillbilly Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hillbilly Hot DogsSee Hillbilly Hot Dogs Video ($)
(205 ratings)

6951 Ohio River Rd Map It!
Lesage, WV 25537
(304) 762-2458
www.hillbillyhotdogs.com
  • Home Wrecker
    1-lb hot dog w/ mega toppings; 15-inch all-beef hot dog, deep-fried, jalapeno peppers, habanero sauce, coleslaw, and sauerkraut; eat in 12 min and win a T-shirt; looks good
  • Single Wide Burger
    3.5-lb all-beef burger; size of man-hole cover
  • Hot Dog
    Guy got it w/ pickled jalapeno peppers, nacho cheese, BBQ sauce, mustard, mayo, ketchup, chili sauce, chopped onions, coleslaw, relish and sauerkraut; looks good
  • Rahall Redhot Wiennie
    named after Congressman Nick Rahall; hot dog w/ ketchup, hot mustard, fried onions, jalapeno & habanero peppers and sauerkraut
4.5 out of 5
205 ratings
#15 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); total dive...yard-sale junk creates fun atmosphere; dining area inside abandoned school buses...looks fun; where Roger & Jane Holme (DDD fans) celebrated their 100th DDD restaurant at (they got 1 Home Wrecker & 2 Wide Burgers...to spell out '100')
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A1 Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
A1 Diner ($$)
(111 ratings)

3 Bridge St Map It!
Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-4804
www.a1diner.com
  • Greek Stuffed Flank Steak Roulade
    flank steak roll stuffed w/ spinach, roasted red pepper, marinated artichoke hearts, feta cheese, garlic; served as a special on certain days
  • Mojito Glazed Duck
    pan-seared and oven-finished duck; topped w/ mojito glaze (boiled-down rum, brown sugar, mint); looks good
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Corned Beef Hash
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
111 ratings
1946-built boxcar diner on stilts 30 ft. in air
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Chino Bandido: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chino BandidoSee Chino Bandido Video ($)
(1622 ratings)

15414 N 19th Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-3639
www.chinobandido.com
  • Jade Red Chicken
    fried chicken strips, deep-fried & covered in red sauce; can be served on rice or as a quesadilla; looks good
  • Machaca
    shredded beef w/ garlic, onion, tomato & cilantro; can be served in quesadilla, burrito or in fried rice
  • Pollo Diablo
    lightly coated, deep-fried chicken w/ garlic, onions & red hot peppers; "If you're from Iowa, you probably can't handle it!"
4.0 out of 5
1622 ratings
#41 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1990; combo/fusion of Chinese & Mexican; started as a 1000-sq-ft, 16-seat "hole-in-the-wall" that expanded to 5000-sq-ft w/ 150 seats; another location in Chandler, AZ
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Fresh Catch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fresh CatchSee Fresh Catch Video ($$)
(463 ratings)

45-1118 Kamehameha Hwy Map It!
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 235-7653
www.freshcatch808.com
  • Spicy Smoked Tako
    one of most popular pokes; an island favorite; octopus smoked in kiawe wood for 4 hrs, sliced & mixed in mayo-based sauce
  • Ahi Limu Poke
    raw ahi tuna-based cubes mixed w/ herbs, spices & sauce
4.0 out of 5
463 ratings
offer 30 types of poke; poke is defined as "small cuts"; homemade smoker in back is a former metal cabinet (chef calls it "The Diablo 5000")
5
Lucky's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lucky's CafeSee Lucky's Cafe Video ($$)
(808 ratings)

777 Starkweather Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 622-7773
www.luckyscafe.com
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    "one of most the soul-satisfying dishes I have eaten in my life...better than I've had in the South"-Michael Symon; looks good; cheddar scallion biscuits topped with soft scrambled eggs and sausage gravy; served w/ hash brown potatoes & grapes; looks good
  • Lucky Reuben
    corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread and Thousand Island dressing all house made, served with Swiss cheese, chips & a pickle; Guy got goosebumps eating it; looks good
4.0 out of 5
808 ratings
farm-to-table restaurant w/ garden in backyard; almost everything is made from scratch; where Michael Symon stopped by at DDD airing (friend of chef/owner)
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Panini Pete's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Panini Pete's ($)
(159 ratings)

42 1/2 S Section St Map It!
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 929-0122
www.paninipetes.com
  • Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Panini
    with torn fresh basil leaves and balsamic vinaigrette on foccacia; homemade mozzarella; looks good
  • House Roasted Turkey Panini
    with baby greens, roasted pepper, Dijon, garlic aioli and our house-made mozzarella served on fresh baked foccacia; looks good
  • Beignets
    mini funnel cake like topped w/ powder sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
159 ratings
classically-trained chef serving fast food paninis
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Red Arrow Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Arrow Diner ($)
(470 ratings)

61 Lowell St Map It!
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 626-1118
www.redarrowdiner.com
  • American Chop Suey
    elegant version of Beefaroni (macaroni, beef in tomato-based sauce); looks good
  • Pork Pie
    "Grandma's recipe"; spiced ground pork mixed w/ mashed potatoes served in a pie; looks good
  • "Dinah Fingers"
    homemade Twinkies; looks good
  • French Toast Sticks
    deep fried
4.0 out of 5
470 ratings
since 1922; 24/7 diner; local favorite; "By sticking to the simple formula of good food, low prices, courteous service, and clean atmosphere, the Red Arrow packs 'em in." (USA Today); won multiple awards & accolades
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  • Cheesesteak
    top seller; sliced boneless ribeye, sliced onions, provolone cheese served on homemade bread; looks good
  • Meatball Sub
    2nd top seller; homemade meatballs w/ homemade sauce on homemade bread
4.0 out of 5
276 ratings
est. 1958
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  • Pwason Gwosely
    whole yellowtail snapper served with a scotch bonnet lime sauce; served poached, pan-seared or fried (Guy got it poached); "you have to got to come try this fish!...even if you don't like fish"-Guy Fieri
  • Griyo
    lightly fried marinated Berkshire pork chunks; looks good
4.0 out of 5
688 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1994; Haitian restaurant w/ colorful Haitian decor
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Comet Ping Pong: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comet Ping PongSee Comet Ping Pong Video ($$)
(781 ratings)

5037 Connecticut Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
www.cometpingpong.com
  • "Stanley" (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Italian fennel sausage, sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers
  • "The Philly" (Calzone)
    calzone w/ house roasted pork, garlic, red pepper, grilled broccoli rabe & provolone
  • "Yalie" (Pizza)
    top seller; pizza w/ fresh clams, garlic, melted onions, thyme, parmesan, lemon
3.5 out of 5
781 ratings
pizza joint; ping pong tables in restaurant (to play); tables are painted like ping pong tables; Other Recipes: Ricotta
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Flavortown Faves"   (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: June 15, 2015 
Aired on: June 15, 2015