Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Hearty Home Cookin'"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 24, 2017 
Aired on: February 24, 2017 
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4.5 out of 5
298 ratings
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(619) 239-8176
  • Chicken 'N' Dumplings
    steamed dumpling topped w/ chopped boiled chicken & gravy
  • Corned Beef & Steamed Cabbage
  • Braised Lamb Shank
4.0 out of 5
868 ratings
est. 1944; historic landmark
  • Ballistic Elvis Sandwich
    sandwich w/ chunky peanut butter, strawberry jam, American cheese, sliced bananas & crushed red pepper
  • Oak Roasted Pork
    uses electric jigsaw to remove backbone; prepared in roaster in backyard
  • Schnitzel & Spaetzle
    spaetzle is a type of egg noodle w/ soft texture; looks good
  • Zarzeula
    Spanish seafood stew of fish, clams, shrimp, squid, and mussels
  • Monte Christo
    Two butterflied hot dogs w/ swiss cheese & strawberry jam
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
"eating and drinking establishment pairing traditional yet unusual American cuisine with the finest locally-handcrafted brews"; moved from airing location (5510 Virginia Ave)
  • Brunswick Stew
    chopped smoked chicken in tomato-chili-wing sauce-based soup; only available on certain days...check website
  • Biscuits & Gravy
    homemade biscuit topped w/ sausage gravy; "we've done biscuits & gravy all over the country...hands-down one of the best!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
212 ratings
third-generation small-town cafeteria serving Southern comfort food; local institution w/ long lines; Other Recipes: Sweet Potato Souffle
  • Cornbread Stuffing
    w/ homemade cornbread; topped w/ homemade gravy
  • Fried Chicken
    #1 specialty; wash in egg yolk & floured twice; deep-fried low & slow; looks good
4.0 out of 5
879 ratings
serving Southern comfort food; "award-winning restaurant is listed in Northwest's Best Places and The Best Restaurants in America where the locals eat" (from its website)
4.0 out of 5
1315 ratings
started in 1950; have custom aquarium in-house to hold lobster & crab until ready to cook
  • Collard Greens
  • Ham Biscuits
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut Pie
3.5 out of 5
146 ratings
since 1929
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Hearty Home Cookin'"   (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 24, 2017 
Aired on: February 24, 2017