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101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown

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Donut Man: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Donut Man
(3569 ratings)

915 E Rt 66 Map It!
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 335-9111
www.thedonutmanca.com
  • Strawberry Donut
    large soft golden glazed donut stuffed w/ fresh strawberries & smothered w/ housemade glaze; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3569 ratings
#33 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened 24/7
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Fatso's Last Stand: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fatso's Last Stand
(616 ratings)

2258 W Chicago Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 482-1000
www.fatsoslaststand.com
  • Phil's Special Dog
    hot dog link stuffed in Polish sausage, grilled & put in toasted French roll w/ smeared w/ Wisconsin cheddar & topped w/ mac-and-cheese-and-salami; not on menu; looks good
4.5 out of 5
616 ratings
#42 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2012; specialize mainly in hot dogs; formerly Phil's Last Stand
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  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3774 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller BBQ...now a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
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  • Truffles
    each made by hand
4.5 out of 5
45 ratings
#87 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2004; "chocolate is its own food group" -Gail Ambrosius (owner/chef)
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  • Chicago Combo
    Italian roll sub w/ Italian sausage & Italian beef w/ mild or hot giardiniera; looks good
4.5 out of 5
313 ratings
#13 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1946; family-owned Italian store w/ sit-in
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  • The Mess
    huge plate of onions, peppers, tomatoes, ham, eggs, hash browns w/ cheese melted on top; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1372 ratings
#10 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); "It is for those who enjoy huge amounts of delicious food" (from its website)
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Hot Doug's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hot Doug's (CLOSED)
(3146 ratings)

3324 N California Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550
hotdougs.com
  • Sausage
    range from 12-25 variations each day (including alligator, kangaroo, antelope, buffalo, rattlesnake); "Classic Chicago Dog": beef hot dog on poppy seed bun topped w/ yellow mustard, onions, sweet neon-green relish, tomatoes, and a slice of dilled pickle (hot peppers optional)
4.5 out of 5
3146 ratings
CLOSED; #79 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); #4 (America's Best: American Classics); serve only sausages & french fries; cash only; long lines
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Lexie's Joint: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lexie's Joint
(542 ratings)

212 Islington St Map It!
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-4055
lexiesjoint.com
  • Stairway to Heaven (Burger)
    burger w/ braised short ribs, caramelized onions, BBQ & cheddar; looks good
4.5 out of 5
542 ratings
#20 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in taking regular meals & putting them on burgers
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  • Fried Chicken
    secret is "The Love"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
963 ratings
#83 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1943; long lines; fixed price...sit down and food comes to you; in historic downtown (tree-lined streets)
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Two Sisters' Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Two Sisters' Kitchen (CLOSED)See Two Sisters' Kitchen Video
(163 ratings)

707 N Congress St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.5 out of 5
163 ratings
CLOSED; #15 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1989; Jackson institution; buffet-style southern comfort food in 2-story Victorian home; 1 block from state capitol building
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  • Adam Bomb
    6-lb sandwich w/ fried chicken, pulled pork, jalapenos, eggs, SPAM & bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwich buns; served /w chicken nugget as a garnish; if you can finish in 30 minutes, it's free
4.0 out of 5
296 ratings
#66 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 2011; food truck serving "Asian-fusion gourmet hangover food" -Adam Lee (owner); known for it messy foods; check website to find location
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  • Swedish Meatballs
4.0 out of 5
297 ratings
#92 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); authentic Swedish family-owned restaurant where atmosphere is casual, in carpeted dining room & young ladies are in Scandinavian garb; outside you can find goats grazing on the sod roof
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Amy Ruth's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Amy Ruth'sSee Amy Ruth's Video
(2130 ratings)

113 W 116th St Map It!
New York, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
www.amyruthsharlem.com
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
    top seller; chicken & waffles
4.0 out of 5
2130 ratings
#93 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1998; authentic Southern cuisine; dishes named after famous people
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  • The 14-er Pizza
    14-lb combo pizza w/ pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, green peppers, onions & mushrooms & topped w/ cheese; challenge: 2 persons eat a whole pie in 1 hr
4.0 out of 5
614 ratings
#19 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1973; ski hangout; specializing in CO-style pizzas (cheese on top of toppings held back by a "containment wall" outter crust); multiple locations in CO
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Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant
(139 ratings)

4156 N Oakland Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-7777
  • Hear O Israel
    sandwich w/ corned beef, pastrami, salami and hot pepper beef (total 1-lb of meats), plus Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing on rye bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
139 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
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Blind Mule: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blind Mule
(72 ratings)

57 N Claiborne St Map It!
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 694-6853
  • Chili Cheeseburger
    half-pound beef patty topped w/ homemade black bean chili, jalapeno queso & fried onion straws; looks (sloppily) good
4.0 out of 5
72 ratings
#75 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); specialize in Southern cuisine
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  • Pork Belly Cubano
    use 2-day cured pork belly (rather than traditional roast pork) served w/ ham, swiss, pickles, mayo, hot sauce and mustard; looks good
  • Pork Belly Rueben
    w/ Russian dressing (mixed w/ bacon fat!), swiss and kraut; looks good
  • Salt Cod Sandwich
    pureed salt cod w/ Spanish chorizo, marinated olives, olive oil & red wine vinegar
4.0 out of 5
616 ratings
CLOSED; #97 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); owned and operated by good friends and sandwich aficionados who used to work in fine dining; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
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Cantler's Riverside Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cantler's Riverside Inn
(761 ratings)

458 Forest Beach Rd Map It!
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 757-1311
www.cantlers.com
  • Crabs
4.0 out of 5
761 ratings
#95 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); waterfront restaurant & crab house
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  • Kimchi Fries
    french fries topped w/ caramelized Kimchi, Korean BBQ, chopped grilled onions, cheddar & Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, "magic sauce", Sriracha & sesame seeds; looks good
4.0 out of 5
701 ratings
#35 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 2010; Korean+Mexican Fusion BBQ taco truck; go to website to find location
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  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 14 hrs at 175-degrees; looks good
  • Ribs
    St. Louis style ribs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
18 ratings
CLOSED; #88 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); in converted train station; BBQ sauce is smoked
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D-Spot: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
D-Spot
(215 ratings)

7129 10th St N Map It!
Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 730-7768
www.eatatdspot.com
  • Chicken Wings
    offering over 80 combinations of wing flavors
4.0 out of 5
215 ratings
#29 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2011; specialize in wings & burgers; moved from original airing location (705 Century Ave N)
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Daily Catch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Daily CatchSee Daily Catch Video
(1343 ratings)

323 Hanover St Map It!
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-8567
thedailycatch.com
  • Lobster Fra Diavolo
    1 1/4-lb lobster, littleneck clams, shrimp, mussels & calamari simmered in a 'spicy as you like' seafood tomato sauce over imported linguine fini pasta served al'dente
  • Feast of Seven Fishes
    lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, stewed in tomato-base sauce w/ crab, served on linguine & served w/ "side" of broiled haddock, monkfish marsala
4.0 out of 5
1343 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); #77 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1973; so small (only 10 tables), you can watch them cook in open kitchen
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Datz: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Datz
(2056 ratings)

2616 S MacDill Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 831-7000
www.datztampa.com
  • Stuffed Meatloaf
    meatloaf stuffed w/ bacon jalapeno mac & cheese; served w/ garlic mascarpone mashed potatoes w/ peas & pearl onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2056 ratings
#85 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; serving comfort food w/ a flair, craft beer & bourbon
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  • 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
424 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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Double Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Double Dogs
(108 ratings)

1780 Scottsville Rd Map It!
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 843-9357
www.doubledogs.biz
  • Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos
    nachos served in a dog bowl; white corn tortilla chips, homemade chili, Italian sausage, refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, homemade Pepper Jack cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos & lime sour cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
108 ratings
#65 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); dog-theme & dog-friendly
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown   (101 restaurants)    
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