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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Southern Spectacular"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 22, 2014 
Aired on: December 22, 2014 
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Pine State Biscuits: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pine State Biscuits ($)
(917 ratings)

1100 SE Division St Map It!
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 236-3346
pinestatebiscuits.com
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    looks good
  • Pine State Fried Club
    Trio of fried grit cakes topped with fried chicken and spiced honey, pimento cheese, fried green tomato, country ham and white cheddar
  • Reggie
    homemade biscuit sandwich w/ fried chicken, bacon & cheese topped with gravy; looks good
  • Reggie Deluxe
    The Reggie + eggs
4.5 out of 5
917 ratings
opened in 2006; mix of old-style Southern goodness and modern restaurant professionalism; moved from original location at 3640 SE Belmont St
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Dish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DishSee Dish Video ($)
(501 ratings)

1220 Thomas Ave Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 344-0343
www.eatatdish.com
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    top seller; made from scratch; looks good
  • Salmon Patties
    fresh salmon broken down from whole fish; formed into patties, padded w/ Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) & skillet fried; served w/ honey-orange butter
4.0 out of 5
501 ratings
opened in 2002; southern comfort food; "disarmingly unpretentious kind of joint you immediately warm to as though it were your mama's or grandma's kitchen" (from its website)
3
  • Collard Greens
    side dish; boiled-down w/ smoked ham hock, chicken base, pepper & salt; topped w/ hot pepper vinegar; actually looks good
  • Cornbread
    skillet-baked
  • Shrimp and Grits
    topped w/ tasso gravy; served on Fridays only; looks good
4.0 out of 5
35 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 1999; family-owned produce market, garden shed & restaurant w/ over 70 years of farming experience; serving Southern comfort food
4
  • Oyster Po' Boy
    complemented w/ chipotle pepper sauce on homemade bread; looks good
  • Rick's Famous Crawfish Pie
    like chicken pot pie, but crawfish
4.0 out of 5
124 ratings
est. 1943; diminutive diner w/ eight-stool counter & three tables; walls -- and even the ceiling -- are covered w/ pictures, slogans & political stickers; served only breakfast & lunch; Other Recipes: French Bread
5
Zydeco's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zydeco'sSee Zydeco's Video ($$)
(169 ratings)

11 E Main St Map It!
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-3900
www.zydecos.net
  • BBQ Shrimps Boutte
    shrimp & tasso (cajun-smoked pork); "that is rockin'...top 10"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Boudin
    sausage made of pork, liver, rice w/ spices; served w/ creole mustard
4.0 out of 5
169 ratings
opened in 1999; self-proclaimed "Cajun culinary embassy of Indiana"; kitchy decor; multiple awards (best seafood-WRTV 6 Indianapolis, top 27 breakfasts-Indianapolis Monthly)
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Joe's Gizzard City: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe's Gizzard CitySee Joe's Gizzard City Video ($$)
(78 ratings)

120 W Main St Map It!
Potterville, MI 48876
(517) 645-2120
www.gizzardcity.com
  • Fried Chicken
    pressure-cooked, battered & deep-fried
  • Fried Chicken Gizzards
    signature dish; pressure-cooked, battered & deep-fried; "so tender you can cut them with a spoon" (from its website)
  • Triple-D Burger
    1/3-lb cheeseburger w/ pickles, onions & slice of tomato entirely battered & deep-fried (a Guy Fieri concoction)
3.5 out of 5
78 ratings
since 1960
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Sweetie Pie's Soul Food: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sweetie Pie's Soul Food (CLOSED)See Sweetie Pie's Soul Food Video ($$)
(463 ratings)

4270 Manchester Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 371-0304
  • Mac & Cheese
    Velveeta & cheddar-based; looks good
  • Smothered Pork Steak
    pork chops seasoned, dredged, deep-fried & smothered in gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
463 ratings
CLOSED; since 1997; soul comfort food..."made w/ love"; owner/chef (Robbie Montgomery) was a background singer for Ike & Tina Turner
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Southern Spectacular"   (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 22, 2014 
Aired on: December 22, 2014