Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Small Town Sensations"

  (6 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 10, 2017 
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55 South55 South
403 Main St Map It!
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-6001
  • Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
    pieces of chicken & homemade Andouille sausage cooked w/ trinity vegetables & "secret stuff"
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
    chicken breasts marinated in hot sauce paste for 2 days, dredged & deep-fried in skillet; served w/ white bread, pickles & mayo; it's hot!
  • Char-Grilled Oysters
    gulf oysters topped w/ Parmesan mix, grilled-smoked on wood fire & garlic-lemon butter
4.0 out of 5
364 ratings
rustic Southern charm decor w/ weathered wood & reclaimed materials
Frank's DinerFrank's Diner
508 58th St Map It!
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 657-1017
  • Garbage Plate
    top seller; shredded potatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, chorizo, ham, eggs, tomatoes...and whatever is leftover; looks good
  • Pasties
    meat dumpling
  • Twisted Diner Bread
4.0 out of 5
324 ratings
since 1926; tiny place & always packed (long lines); oldest continuously operating lunch-cart diner in the U.S.
Perfectly Frank'sPerfectly Frank's (CLOSED)
118 N Main St Map It!
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 871-9730
  • Sweet Tea Marinated Pork Chop Sandwich
    deep-fried pork chop w/ red-eye gravy mayo; looks good
  • The Frank Cuda
    deep-fried Nathan's hot dog w/ homemade chili, cheese sauce, fried applewood-smoked bacon bits, blue cheese coleslaw, crispy onions; named after owner's dad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
224 ratings
CLOSED; Perry Cuda (owner) is a former football star at Alabama, injured and came back home to open hot dog joint
Silver Star CafeSilver Star Cafe
1825 Three Kings Dr Map It!
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 655-3456
  • Crispy Pork Belly
    appetizer; braised, cubed & deep-fried; served on white beans, caramelized apples, Carolina BBQ sauce
  • Pork Osso Bucco
    Niman Ranch pork shank, chipotle grits, roasted tomatillo broth, queso fresco, fresh cilantro
  • Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff
    Portabella, wild & domestic mushrooms, rich brown sauce, served on house-made spaetzle w/ a touch of sour cream
4.0 out of 5
201 ratings
opened in 2009; rustic, cozy cafe serving home-style cooking w/ a Western influence; live acoustic music for Thr, Fri & Sat dinners; in ski town; Other Recipes: Grilled Fish Tacos
Lobster ShantyLobster Shanty
25 Front St Map It!
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-5449
  • Guinness Marinated Steak Tips
    marinated for 8 hrs in soy sauce-garlic-molasses-stout beer mix; looks good
  • Lobstertini
    Absolut vodka mixed with lobster essence served with a twist & garnished with a chilled lobster claw; their version of a dirty martini
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    smoked for 13 hours; smoked w/ coffee-and-beer-soaked wood chips
3.5 out of 5
359 ratings
"local dive bar that secretly has class" (from website); outdoor seating; dog-friendly
Manci's Antique ClubManci's Antique Club
1715 Main St Map It!
Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 375-0543
  • "Spider" Sandwich
    it's a soft-shell crab (made to look like a spider), battered and deep-fried
  • Bloody Mary
    self-proclaimed "Bloody Mary Capital of Alabama"
  • Jazzy Burger
    topped w/ local favorite sauce made of horseradish, dried mustard, apple jelly & pineapple preserves
  • Seafood Po Boy
    signature dish
3.5 out of 5
26 ratings
opened in 1925; local institution; quirky antique decor wall-to-wall; Other Recipes: Jazebel Sauce
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Small Town Sensations"  (6 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 10, 2017