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Kaaloa's Super JsSee Kaaloa's Super Js Video ($)
(995 ratings)

83-5409 Mamalahoa Hwy Map It!
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 328-9566
  • Lau Lau
    slow cooked pork in taro leaves; looks good
5.0 out of 5
995 ratings
family cooking; like at someone's home
Ample Hills CreamerySee Ample Hills Creamery Video ($$)
(1572 ratings)

623 Vanderbilt Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 240-3926
www.amplehills.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ice Cream"
  • "It Came From Gowanus" Ice Cream
    chocolate ice cream w/ salted chocolate w/ chunks of hazelnut crack cookies & brownies; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1572 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); opened in 2011; flavors vary daily (need to call to see what is available); multiple locations
  • "World's Best" Mac & Cheese
    Oprah endorsed; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3376 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); opened in 2003; multiple locations in NY & WI
Big Bad Breakfast ($$)
(391 ratings)

719 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 236-2666
citygroceryonline.com/big...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Breakfast"
  • Pylon
    split, griddle fried hot dog w/ chili, slaw, cheddar, mustard, chopped pickles, onion, jalapenos & crackers on a waffle; looks good
4.5 out of 5
391 ratings
opened for breakfast & lunch only
Bully's Restaurant ($)
(168 ratings)

3118 Livingston Rd Map It!
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 362-0484
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Beef & Pork Rib Combo
    ribs marinated up to 3 days; smoked in hickory & cherry wood for 6-8 hrs; fall-off-the-bone; side of collard greens; looks good
4.5 out of 5
168 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food)
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Tacos"
  • Carnitas Tacos
    pork carnitas ordered by the pound & taco w/ soft corn tortilla assembled at the table; come w/ sides of jalapeno peppers, smoky chipotle salsa & traditional tomato-jalapeno salsa; looks good
4.5 out of 5
484 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 1975; family owned & operated
Charlie Gitto's ($$$)
(757 ratings)

5226 Shaw Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 772-8898
www.charliegittos.com
  • Toasted Ravioli
    handmade meat-filled ravioli, breaded, deep-fried & served w/ house made Pomodoro sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
757 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); opened in 1981; landmark for fine Italian dining
ConfectionalSee Confectional Video ($$)
(470 ratings)

1530 Pike Pl Map It!
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 282-4422
www.theconfectional.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Chocolate"
  • Quadruple Chocolate Cheesecake
    dark chocolate blended right into batter w/ chunks of milk, white & an extra-dark chocolate added to the center for an extra chocolaty surprise; finished w/ a thick chocolate crust
4.5 out of 5
470 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate); "boutique bakery, offering exquisite, sinfully dense, baked cheesecakes and cheesecake truffles, made with Guittard chocolate and a hint of passion" (from its website); located in Pikes Place
Dukes Bar-B-QueSee Dukes Bar-B-Que Video ($)
(59 ratings)

1298 Whitman St Map It!
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 534-2916
  • Hash
4.5 out of 5
59 ratings
Graeters Ice CreamSee Graeters Ice Cream Video ($)
(137 ratings)

2704 Erie Ave Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45208
(513) 321-6221
www.graeters.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ice Cream"
  • Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
    all-time best-selling flavor; an absolute "must-try" for anyone new to Graeter's; looks good
4.5 out of 5
137 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); since 1868; made w/ 18% butter-fat cream in old-fashioned French pot freezers (where air is not whipped in); multiple locations
Harry's Coffee ShopSee Harry's Coffee Shop Video ($$)
(959 ratings)

7545 Girard Ave Map It!
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7381
www.harryscoffeeshop.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • B.W. Benny
    bacon-infused waffle topped w/ ham, bacon strips, poached eggs & hollandaise sauce
4.5 out of 5
959 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1960; local institution; started by former bat boy for Brooklyn Dodgers who followed the team to L.A. only to eventually open this Brooklyn-style diner
Helen's Bar B QSee Helen's Bar B Q Video ($)
(72 ratings)

1016 N Washington Ave Map It!
Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 779-3255
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ribs"
  • Rib Sandwich
    four 6-hr smoked pork ribs, sauced & topped w/ coleslaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
72 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); little shack-restaurant w/ female pit master
Home Grown ($)
(1518 ratings)

968 Memorial Dr SE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 222-0455
www.homegrownga.com
  • Lynne Stack
    fried salmon patty, fried green tomato, pimento cheese (cheddar, mayo, hot sauce & pimento peppers); served on sauteed tomatoes & spinach; looks good
  • Grant's Stack Sandwich
    homemade pimento w/ fried green tomatoes & bacon on grilled Texas Toast; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1518 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); neighborhood favorite offering creative & delicious breakfast options & a hearty brunch menu on the weekend; serve only breakfast & lunch
Joe's Kansas City BBQSee Joe's Kansas City BBQ Video ($$)
(4277 ratings)

3002 W 47th Ave Map It!
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
www.joeskc.com
  • BBQ
  • Z-Man Sandwich
    slow-smoked beef brisket, smoked provolone cheese topped w/ 2 onion rings on a toasted Kaiser bun; "my favorite BBQ sandwich anywhere in the world"-Danielle Dimovski; looks good
  • Carolina Pork Sandwich
    house specialty; pulled pork served on a toasted bun, w/ spicy cole slaw & Bubba's sauce; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    top-seller; looks good
  • Burnt Ends
    "one of the best BBQs I've come across"; looks good; only served 3 days/week (check website menu)
  • Ribs
4.5 out of 5
4277 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); opened in 1996 after multiple competition awards & catering jobs; in gas station w/ liquor store next door; voted best BBQ by readers of USA TODAY & 10Best (from its website); long lines; also known as Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
Meltkraft [CLOSED] ($)
(284 ratings)

51 N 12th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 639-3309
  • Valley Thunder Grilled Cheese
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ mac & 5-cheeses (cheddar, provolone, Melter Skelter, Tewksbury & Valley Thunder), sliced braised beef & more Valley Thunder & provolone cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
284 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches using Valley Shepherd Cheeses
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Italian"
  • Veal Smash Job
    veal chop smashed thin on the bone, lightly fried, topped w/ house made Filetto di Pomodoro sauce & fresh handmade mozzarella
4.5 out of 5
323 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Italian); since 1964; three-generation family owned
Pappas Bros SteakhouseSee Pappas Bros Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(1121 ratings)

5839 Westheimer Rd Map It!
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7352
www.pappasbros.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Steak"
  • Bone-In New York Strip Steak
    32 oz - for two - carved table side, limited availability; dry-aged; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1121 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 1976
Pappy's SmokehouseSee Pappy's Smokehouse Video ($$)
(4209 ratings)

3106 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-4340
pappyssmokehouse.com
  • Big Ben (BBQ)
    6-lbs total: full slab of ribs, beef brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, quarter chicken, fries and sides; looks good; 6-lbs total: full slab of Ribs, a Beef Brisket and a Pork sandwich, 1/4 Chicken and 4 sides; looks good
  • BBQ
    brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey
  • Frito Pie
    Fritos topped with your choice of meat, baked beans, cheddar cheese and onion
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    "off-the-chart amazing!"-Danielle Dimovski
  • Ribs
    house specialty; baby back ribs dry-rubbed & slow smoked over apple & cherry wood; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4209 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); #48 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; "voted #1 in city"; close when they sell out; cooked in floor-to-ceiling smoker "Walter" ("you're really not a true redneck unless you name your smoker"); created new menu item "Adam" Bomb (for Adam Richman) - A Big Ben with a Hot Link Frito Pie
Sid's DinerSee Sid's Diner Video ($)
(245 ratings)

300 S Choctaw Ave Map It!
El Reno, OK 73036
(405) 262-7757
  • Coney Island Dog
    all-beef hot dog w/ chili & slaw
  • Fried Onion Burger
    local specialty: carmelized onions cooked right into beef; 8-inch diameter
4.5 out of 5
245 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); cozy diner décor off of Route 66
Skylight Inn BBQSee Skylight Inn BBQ Video ($)
(197 ratings)

4618 Lee St Map It!
Ayden, NC 28513
(252) 746-4113
www.skylightinnbbq.com
  • Whole Hog Pulled Pork
    BBQ sauce is spicy tomato-vinegar-based; looks good; use oak wood charcoal and cooked for 16 hrs; comes w/ homemade coleslaw, potato salad and corn bread; whole pig can feed up to 80 people!
4.5 out of 5
197 ratings
#90 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); est. 1947; James Beard award winner (American Classics - 2003)
Swag Country InnSee Swag Country Inn Video ($$$$)
(22 ratings)

2300 Swag Rd Map It!
Waynesville, NC 28785
(828) 926-0430
www.theswag.com
  • Banana Pudding Pie
    call restaurant for availability (dessert menu changes)
4.5 out of 5
22 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); rating might be for hotel; mountaintop resort w/ incomparable Smoky Mountain views, an award-winning restaurant, pampering accommodations, world-class hiking trails, & warm hospitality; open seasonal
  • Rose Petal Petits Fours
    tiny layered cake dipped in white chocolate and topped w/ candied rose petal; each cake layer separated by rose petal ganache; can be shipped; looks good
4.5 out of 5
174 ratings
est. 2004; artisan confectioner
Veracruz All NaturalSee Veracruz All Natural Video ($)
(997 ratings)

1704 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 981-1760
veracruztacos.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Tacos"
  • Migas Breakfast Taco
    corn tortilla taco w/ eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico de gallo & cheese
4.5 out of 5
997 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); est. 2008; taco truck; multiple locations; featured by Rachael Ray, Rolling Stone & Austin Eater
  • WMD (Wafel of Massive Deliciousness)
    unlimited dinges (toppings); Sunny gets chocolate syrup, Dulce de Leche, strawberry slices, whipped cream and chopped walnuts; looks good; dinges for Throwdown had spekuloos spread & whipped cream on liege wafel
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel
    Belgian waffle topped with BBQ sauce, pulled barbecue pork, coleslaw, coolickle (Kool Aid marinated pickles); to eat, fold in half to make a sandwich
4.5 out of 5
1537 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; yellow food truck serving "good things Belgian"; location varies daily...check website to find location
  • Bacon Butterscotch Cake
    4-layered cake w/ bacon frosting, butterscotch sauce, toasted pecan bourbon ice cream; looks good
4.5 out of 5
6229 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites); James Beard Award winner (Best New Restaurant-2012)
Sunny Anderson (bio)   (86 restaurants)    
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