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Bern's Steak House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bern's Steak HouseSee Bern's Steak House Video ($$$$)
(2192 ratings)

1208 S Howard Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-2421
www.bernssteakhouse.com
  • 22 oz. Strip Sirloin
    aged for 5 weeks; looks good
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle
    peanut butter mouse and dark chocolate mouse layered in deep-dish oreo crust; looks good
  • Chocolate Macadamia Decadence Cake
    one of signature sample-sized dessert from the sampler platter "Taste of Bern's" (other sampler items include King Midas, Banana Cheese Pie, Chocolate Cheese Pie & Vanilla Cheesecake)
  • Steaks
4.5 out of 5
2192 ratings
extravagant interior (small statues embedded in walls); the largest restaurant wine collection in the world (over 500,000 bottles); "dessert room" on second floor
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Chef Vola's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chef Vola'sSee Chef Vola's Video ($$$)
(500 ratings)

111 S Albion Pl Map It!
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-2022
www.chefvolas.com
  • Veal Parmigiana
    bone-in veal chop, flattened, breaded, deep-fried & topped w/ housemade marinara sauce & cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
500 ratings
since 1921; NOTE: reservations only & no credit cards
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Etats Unis Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Etats Unis Restaurant (CLOSED) ($$$$)
(11 ratings)

242 E 81st St Map It!
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-8826
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Souffle
4.5 out of 5
11 ratings
CLOSED
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FIG: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FIGSee FIG Video ($$$)
(1019 ratings)

232 Meeting St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
www.eatatfig.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • Hanger Steak w/ Agrodolce Sauce
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
1019 ratings
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Mama Toscano's Ravioli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mama Toscano's RavioliSee Mama Toscano's Ravioli Video ($)
(65 ratings)

2201 Macklind Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-2926
www.mamatoscano.com
  • Toasted Ravioli
    meat-filled, rolled in bread crumbs and pan-fried or deep-fried; takes 3 days to make; NOTE: not served on location, sold unprepared in boxed packages; they can ship to you
4.5 out of 5
65 ratings
not a restaurant, but serve some food like sandwiches
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Miyake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MiyakeSee Miyake Video ($$$)
(358 ratings)

468 Fore St Map It!
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 871-9170
restaurantmiyake.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Mushroom Miso Soup
4.5 out of 5
358 ratings
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Odd Duck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Odd DuckSee Odd Duck Video ($$$)
(1439 ratings)

1201 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
oddduckaustin.com
  • Pork Belly Slider
    pork belly brined overnight, spiced and let sit for 12 hours, then charred and grilled; prepared in mini buns w/ mayo, tomato, arugula and a speared pickle; looks good
  • Lamb Meatloaf Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade potato salad, chile mayo, greens & potato chips in the sandwich; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1439 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
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As Seen On:
Guilty Pleasures, Episode: "Pig Out!"
  • Short Rib Hash
    sous vide (slow-cooked in vacuumed bag in low-heat water) short rib, cubed, pan-fried w/ potatoes, herbs; topped w/ paprika hollandaise & poached eggs; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
116 ratings
"butcher inspired American food" (from its website); off-beaten path & near scenic harbor
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Nutty"
  • Dark Chocolate Dixies
    "turtles"
4.5 out of 5
25 ratings
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Ronnybrook Farm Dairy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ronnybrook Farm DairySee Ronnybrook Farm Dairy Video ($)
(12 ratings)

Prospect Hill Rd Map It!
Ancramdale, NY 12503
(518) 398-6455
www.ronnybrook.com
  • Egg Nog
    only made during the holidays; shipped to Chelsea market (in NYC); Alex recommnends adding a splash of bourbon
4.5 out of 5
12 ratings
"beyond organic"--they take such great care of their cows
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Al Forno Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al Forno RestaurantSee Al Forno Restaurant Video ($$$)
(519 ratings)

577 S Water St Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-9760
www.alforno.com
  • Golden Delicious Apple Tart
  • Baked Pasta w/ Five Cheeses
    Pecorino Romano, Fontina, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, ricotta in tomato-cream sauce in pasta & baked; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
519 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); opened in 1980; dishes are re-crafted to reflect the products of New England's farms & waters cooked in wood-burning ovens & on grills over hardwood charcoal fires; opened for dinner only & closed on Sundays & Mondays
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AOC: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AOCSee AOC Video ($$$)
(2103 ratings)

8700 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-9859
www.aocwinebar.com
  • Grilled Lamb Skewers
4.0 out of 5
2103 ratings
wine bar and restaurant
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Bakery La Brioche Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bakery La Brioche CafeSee Bakery La Brioche Cafe Video ($)
(34 ratings)

1073 Brighton Beach Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 934-0731
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sliced"
  • Smetannik (Sour Cream Cake)
    multi-layer cake; you can choose the size of your slice (pay by weight); looks good
4.0 out of 5
34 ratings
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Beach Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Beach BakerySee Beach Bakery Video ($$)
(103 ratings)

112 Main St Map It!
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
(631) 288-6552
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Crunchy"
  • Peach Pie
4.0 out of 5
103 ratings
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Caffe Dante: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Caffe Dante ($$)
(217 ratings)

79-81 Macdougal St Map It!
New York, NY 10012
(212) 982-5275
  • Cannoli
4.0 out of 5
217 ratings
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  • Muffuletta Sandwich
    2-lb sandwich w/ salami, mortadella, capicola, ham, provolone, Swiss cheese & signature olive salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1459 ratings
founded in 1906; old-fashioned Italian grocery store in The French Quarter famous for creating the muffuletta sandwich
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Craigie On Main: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Craigie On MainSee Craigie On Main Video ($$$$)
(1241 ratings)

853 Main St Map It!
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
www.craigieonmain.com
  • Whole Roasted Chicken
    brined then bagged w/ roasted chicken fat for more flavor; looks good (dripping)
4.0 out of 5
1241 ratings
combines French-inspired "refined rusticity" with an unyielding passion for the best local, seasonal, and organic ingredients
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Domilise Po-Boys & Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Domilise Po-Boys & BarSee Domilise Po-Boys & Bar Video ($$)
(478 ratings)

5240 Annunciation St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9126
www.domilisespoboys.com
  • Shrimp Po' Boy
    fan favorite; suggested by Anthony Bourdain; winner of Best Sandwich (Gulf Coast); double-dredged fried gulf shrimp w/ hot sauce & shredded lettuce on sub roll
  • The Peacemaker Po' Boy
    po' boy sandwich w/ half shrimp & half oysters
4.0 out of 5
478 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); #91 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Domilise's vs. Parkway... Domilise's won (3-votes-to-2)
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Frontera Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2119 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2119 ratings
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Joan's on Third: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joan's on ThirdSee Joan's on Third Video ($$)
(2138 ratings)

8350 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
www.joansonthird.com
  • Chocolate Coconut Cupcake
  • Short Rib Sandwich
    shredded short rib w/ melted jack cheese & sweet red onions on country white bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2138 ratings
opened in 1995 as a catering company; opened storefront/restaurant in 1998
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Lloyd's Carrot Cake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lloyd's Carrot CakeSee Lloyd's Carrot Cake Video ($)
(172 ratings)

6087 Broadway Map It!
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-9020
www.lloydscarrotcake.com
  • Carrot Cake
    extra amounts of nutmeg & cinnamon makes it special; "this carrot cake is an Oscar-winning movie star...the Katharine Hepburn of desserts"-Alex Guarnaschelli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
172 ratings
est. 1985; quaint but staple bakery serving the neighborhood and beyond
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Pietros Ristorante: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pietros RistoranteSee Pietros Ristorante Video ($$$)
(94 ratings)

232 E 43rd St Map It!
New York, NY 10017
(212) 682-9760
pietros.com
  • Caesar Salad
4.0 out of 5
94 ratings
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Provisions: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ProvisionsSee Provisions Video ($$)
(94 ratings)

3 Harbor Sq Map It!
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-3258
provisionsnantucket.com
  • Turkey Terrific Sandwich
    sandwich w/ smoked turkey, cranberry, stuffing & mayo...the whole Thanksgiving meal in 1 sandwich; cannot get during Thanksgiving (closed)
4.0 out of 5
94 ratings
since 1973; on Nantucket Island
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Smoke Daddy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smoke DaddySee Smoke Daddy Video ($$)
(1144 ratings)

1804 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
www.thesmokedaddy.com
  • Pulled Pork Benedict
    eggs benedict w/ pulled pork, chipotle hollandaise & choice of fruit or hash browns (ummm...get the hash!); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1144 ratings
opened in 1994; featured in NY Times, National Geographic; free live music, seven days a week; Other Recipes: BBQ Beans | Brisket
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Vin Rouge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vin RougeSee Vin Rouge Video ($$)
(376 ratings)

2010 Hillsborough Rd Map It!
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0466
www.vinrougerestaurant.co...
  • Gratin de Macaroni
    macaroni and Gruyere cheese-induced Bechamel sauce w/ house-cured-house-smoked bacon baked in casserole dish; looks good
4.0 out of 5
376 ratings
consistently ranked in the top tier of "Best Of" lists by the local and national press (from its website); outdoor dining in courtyard garden available
Alex Guarnaschelli (bio)   (40 restaurants)    
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