Michael Symon (bio)

  (88 restaurants)    
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Cha Cha ChickenSee Cha Cha Chicken Video ($$)
(2462 ratings)

1906 Ocean Ave Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-1684
  • Coconut Fried Chicken
    secret is jerk spice; marinated overnight and roasted next day, then coated in coconut milk & shavings & flour and fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2462 ratings
"colorful beach shack serving an inventive and delicious blend of all the caribbean flavours"; garden patio available
Char Bar ($$)
(1595 ratings)

4050 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 389-8600
  • Burnt Heaven Sandwich
    signature & top selling sandwich; smoked burnt ends, smoked sausage, fried jalapenos, chipotle bbq mayo, creamy slaw, egg bun; looks good!
  • Cheesy "Hushpuppies"
    stone-ground grits fritters, beer blanc, jalapeno jam
4.0 out of 5
1595 ratings
southern-inspired smokehouse doing BBQ low-and-slow w/ 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce & ping-pong
ChurchKey ($$)
(1481 ratings)

1337 14th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
  • Gigante Beans
  • Monte Cristo
    w/ pig's head terrine & topped w/ syrup
  • Summer Vegetable Ragu
4.0 out of 5
1481 ratings
gastropub that specializes in beer...up to 50 drafts + 700 on the bottle
Costas Inn ($$)
(369 ratings)

4100 N Point Blvd Map It!
Baltimore, MD 21222
(410) 477-1975
  • Crab Cake
  • Soft Shell Crab
    only in season
4.0 out of 5
369 ratings
since 1971; family owned institution specializing in award winning crab cakes
County Club ($$)
(261 ratings)

555 Jefferson St Map It!
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 367-0263
  • Panna Cotta
    signature dessert; lemon butter flavored, topped w/ graham cracker crumble w/ side of blueberry compote
  • Pork Belly Watermelon
  • Smoked Fried Flank Sandwich
    smoked, dredged, deep-fried, topped w/ sauteed kale & gravy on a biscuit bun
4.0 out of 5
261 ratings
expanding the American tradition of smoking meats using hardwoods & low temperatures
Czuchraj MeatsSee Czuchraj Meats Video ($$)
(54 ratings)

1979 W 25th St Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-7083
  • Beef Jerky
4.0 out of 5
54 ratings
DC Brau Brewing Company ($)
(151 ratings)

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 621-8890
  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
151 ratings
since 1956; specialize in beer w/ brewery in-house
Diner Grill ($)
(328 ratings)

1635 W Irving Park Rd Map It!
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-2030
  • Double Cheeseburger
    looks good
  • The Slinger
    hash browns, two hamburger patties, grilled onions, two eggs over easy all covered w/ chili; looks good
4.0 out of 5
328 ratings
old-style railroad-car diner w/ counter service
Dooby's ($$)
(703 ratings)

802 N Charles St Map It!
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 609-3162
  • Damn Good Pie
    bruleed‎ buttermilk tart w/ chocolate cookie crumble crust
  • Dooby's Burger
    house-seasoned Creekstone Farms black angus beef, cheddar, kimchi, gochujang aioli, sesame roll
  • Pork Buns
    Gochujang aioli, soy-caramel, kimchi
4.0 out of 5
703 ratings
Korean-inspired cafe
Emily ($$)
(660 ratings)

919 Fulton St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 844-9588
  • Emmy Burger
    Fleisher's grass fed dry aged beef, Tom Cat pretzel bun, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar, cornichon & fries; limited availability for dinner; looks good
  • S'mores Calzone
    s'mores baked inside pizza dough
  • Quinn Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ mozzarella, havarti, pecorino, ricotta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
660 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); specialize in pizza but serves one of the best burgers in town; run by husband-and-wife team
Evangeline ($$)
(855 ratings)

329 Decatur St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 373-4852
  • Acadia Crawfish & Grits
    sauteed crawfish tails & the trinity over creamy creole grits; looks good
  • Decatur Street Sundae
    vanilla ice cream, stout beer, maple bourbon, bacon topping
4.0 out of 5
855 ratings
specialize in fresh, seasonal cuisine with ingredients purchased directly from local markets & fisherman and also Louisiana microbrews available both on draught and in bottles
FahrenheitSee Fahrenheit Video ($$$)
(407 ratings)

55 Public Square Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-8858
  • "Cleveland" Nachos
    house made potato chips (instead of corn chips) topped w/ roasted garlic Parmesan fondu, bacon bits & more Parmesan; looks good
4.0 out of 5
407 ratings
Flying Fig [CLOSED] ($$)
(525 ratings)

2523 Market Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 241-4243
  • Biscuits & Gravy
    Deejay's sausage, sage & onion gravy, scrambled eggs w/ breakfast potatoes; looks good
  • Ohio Brunch Burger
    8-oz patty w/ Deejays Bacon, cheddar, pickled whole grain mustard sauce, house fries; optional fried egg on top
  • Sticky Bun
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
525 ratings
[CLOSED]; a small casual, friendly eatery & bar serving evolving farm-to-table cuisine to reflect seasonal availability
Frank [CLOSED] ($$)
(1804 ratings)

407 Colorado St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-6916
  • Fico Anatra
    custom-made smoked duck & pork sausage dressed w/ fig mostarda, crispy shallots & Pure Luck goat chevre on a Frank Bun
  • Holy Smoke Micheladas
    drink: South Austin Brewery Kol beer, Cracias a Dios Mezcal, soy sauce, Yellow Bird jalapeno sauce, Frank Red Headed Stranger Bloody Mary mix, chipotle saly, Li'l smokies
4.0 out of 5
1804 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2010; "purveyors of artisan sausages" (from its website); serving over 16 beers on tap
Freedmen's [CLOSED] ($$)
(693 ratings)

2402 San Gabriel St Map It!
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 220-0953
  • Barbecue Benedict
    buttermilk biscuit, smoked tomato hollandaise; choice of: brisket, pulled pork or sausage; Michael got brisket; looks good
  • Smoked Chocolate Mousse
4.0 out of 5
693 ratings
[CLOSED]; laid-back lounge, beer garden & smokehouse serving barbecue & retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building
  • Bratwurst & Pierogi
    Czuchraj's Dortmunder Gold Lager bratwurst, potato & cheese pierogi from The Pierogi Lady, braised cabbage, sour cream, Dijon mustard; looks good
  • Bread Pudding
    topped w/ whipped cream
  • Stilton Cheddar Soup
    made w/ Dortmunder Gold Lager
4.0 out of 5
1192 ratings
est. 1986
Grove Hill [CLOSED] ($$)
(85 ratings)

25 Pleasant Dr Map It!
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
(440) 247-4800
  • Chicken Before the Egg (Chopped Chicken Livers)
    duck fat english muffin bread, candied bacon, sunnyside egg
4.0 out of 5
85 ratings
Happy DogSee Happy Dog Video ($)
(714 ratings)

5801 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-9474
  • Hot Dogs
    can choose from 50 homemade toppings; served on Chicago-style poppy seed bun; Michael gets w/ chunky peanut butter, Sriracha hot sauce and "alien" pickle relish (concoction created by his stepson Kyle)
4.0 out of 5
714 ratings
neighborhood corner serving hot dogs and beer, and "lots" of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka
High Hat Cafe ($$)
(633 ratings)

4500 Freret St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 754-1336
  • BBQ Gulf Shrimp
    pan-cooked in "BBQ sauce"
  • Fried Oyster Remoulade Po'boy
    served w/ fries
4.0 out of 5
633 ratings
started in 2010; casual neighborhood spot serving food from the Mississippi Delta & Louisiana
Hometown Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1052 ratings)

454 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro on baguette; looks good
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Beef Ribs
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; Aaron recommends side of potato salad; looks good
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
    babyback ribs, smoked in white oak & then deep-fried; topped w/ chopped cashew & scallions; looks good
  • Lamb Belly
    smoked for 8-10 hrs on white oak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1052 ratings
opened in 2013; first-come-first-serve walk-up counter-service bar-b-que hall until BBQ is sold out; live music on weekend nights
  • Cherry Pepper Poppers
    cherry peppers stuffed w/ cheddar cheese curd & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ fig jam
  • Chicken & Waffles
    spicy breaded chicken breast, serrano-corn waffle, maple-bacon butter; available for brunch only
4.0 out of 5
842 ratings
top of hill dining room featuring panoramic views of the Ohio River & downtown Cincinnati
Korzo [CLOSED] ($$)
(482 ratings)

667 5th Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-1199
  • Halusky
    potato dumplings w/ sheep's milk cheese & topped w/ bacon
  • Hungarian Langos
    fried flat bread topped w/ berry mix, whipped cream, fresh berries & caramel sauce
  • Korzo Slav "Fried" Burger
    beef burger, slow-braised pork neck, house-fermented sauerkraut, caraway seeds, juniper berries, high-altitude Bryndza; looks good
4.0 out of 5
482 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); husband-and-wife team who met in 2nd grade in what was then Czechoslovakia serving Central European comfort food
La Petite Grocery ($$$)
(835 ratings)

4238 Magazine St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
  • Blue Crab Beignets
    beignets (fried dough) stuffed w/ blue crab & mascarpone mix; served w/ malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • Blue Crab Beignets
    beignets (fried dough) stuffed w/ blue crab & mascarpone mix; served w/ malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • LPG Cheeseburger
    w/ house pickles, onion marmalade, arugula, whole grain mustard, aioli & gruyere on soft bun w/ hand cut fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
835 ratings
est. 2004; French-inspired eatery serving modern Creole food in a historic building
Lucky's CafeSee Lucky's Cafe Video ($$)
(1136 ratings)

777 Starkweather Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 622-7773
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    "one of most the soul-satisfying dishes I have eaten in my life...better than I've had in the South"-Michael Symon; looks good; cheddar scallion biscuits topped with soft scrambled eggs and sausage gravy; served w/ hash brown potatoes & grapes; looks good
  • Lucky Reuben
    corned beef, sauerkraut, rye bread and Thousand Island dressing all house made, served with Swiss cheese, chips & a pickle; Guy got goosebumps eating it; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1136 ratings
farm-to-table restaurant w/ garden in backyard; almost everything is made from scratch; where Michael Symon stopped by at DDD airing (friend of chef/owner)
  • BBQ Nachos
    corn tortilla chips, pulled pork, queso, slaw, cilantro, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, lime wedges & Jack's Creek; looks good
  • Broccoli Salad
    a top side seller; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
  • Fried Bologna Sandwich
    1-inch thick sliced smoked bologna & flash-fried
  • Redneck Taco
    BBQ on top of cornbread hoe-cake topped w/ slaw & sauce; choose between pork, brisket, sausage, chicken, turkey or catfish (Michael gets the chicken)
  • Whole Hog Platter
    smoked w/ hickory pulled pork; Michael get sides: broccoli salad & hush puppies; looks good
4.0 out of 5
927 ratings
specialize in West Tennessee-style; multiple locations
Michael Symon (bio)   (88 restaurants)    
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