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

  (6 restaurants)     Aired on: April 10, 2017 
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode / Recommended By Yelp! Rating Restaurant Notes
55 South
403 Main St
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
354 ratings
rustic Southern charm decor w/ weathered wood & reclaimed materials
Frank's Diner
508 58th St
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
308 ratings
since 1926; tiny place & always packed (long lines); oldest continuously operating lunch-cart diner in the U.S.
Perfectly Frank's (CLOSED)
118 N Main St
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
223 ratings
CLOSED; Perry Cuda (owner) is a former football star at Alabama, injured and came back home to open hot dog joint
Silver Star Cafe
1825 Three Kings Dr
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
192 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 Shanty
25 Front St
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
354 ratings
"local dive bar that secretly has class" (from website); outdoor seating; dog-friendly
Manci's Antique Club
1715 Main St
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
25 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