101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown

  (101 restaurants)    
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Pepperfire Hot Chicken [CLOSED]See Pepperfire Hot Chicken Video ($)
(630 ratings)

1000 Gallatin Ave Map It!
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 582-4824
  • Tender Royale
    Pepper Jack cheese sandwich battered, dredged & deep-fried, then topped w/ hot (spicy) chicken tenders; if you want HOT, order XX-Hot
4.0 out of 5
630 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods); #23 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); cozy joint specializing in Nashville-style hot fried chicken; specialize in fried chicken offering in varying degrees of hotness: Southernfied, Light Mild, Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot & XX-Hot; moved from original airing location (2821 Gallatin Pike)
Peter Luger Steak HouseSee Peter Luger Steak House Video ($$$$)
(6922 ratings)

178 Broadway Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
  • Porterhouse Steak
    dry-aged; for 2 persons; looks good
  • Sizzling Bacon
    thickly sliced; waiter-recommended
4.0 out of 5
6922 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); #4 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); established in 1887; "vatican of meat"; cash only or Peter Lugar credit card
Poe's Tavern ($$)
(1177 ratings)

2210 Middle St Map It!
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-0083
  • "The Horseshoe" (Burger)
    quarter-pound burger topped w/ hand-cut fries & smothered w/ homemade chili & scallions
4.0 out of 5
1177 ratings
#49 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); located 2 blks from beach; named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe...entire restaurant is a shrine to Poe (even the burgers are named after his literary works)
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack [CLOSED]See Prince's Hot Chicken Shack Video ($)
(922 ratings)

123 Ewing Dr Map It!
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
922 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
Suppenkuche ($$)
(3342 ratings)

525 Laguna St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9289
  • Falscher Hase
    meatloaf stuffed w/ hard-boiled eggs & wrapped w/ bacon; served w/ onion sauce & mashed potatoes
4.0 out of 5
3342 ratings
#14 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving German food & beer from different regions of Germany, w/ an emphasis on Bavarian cooking
Sweatman's BBQ ($$)
(148 ratings)

1427 Eutaw Rd Map It!
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 496-1227
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked 12-14 hrs over oak & pecan wood; optional signature mustard/vinegar-based BBQ sauce
  • Hash
    side dish; ham, pork shoulder, onions & spices boiled down to a stew-like mix; served over rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
148 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1977; written up in Southern Living Magazine; visited by Senator Strom Thurmond, Ian McKellan
Tom + Chee [CLOSED]See Tom + Chee Video ($)
(252 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
  • The Armagoetta
    grilled cheese sandwich: goetta (Cincinnati sausage patty), Pepper Jack cheese, grilled hot peppers, fried onions & sweet hot mustard; looks good
  • Blueberry Blue Grilled Cheese Doughnut
    grilled cheese sandwich: mozzarella, blue cheese, blueberry compote w/ sliced glazed doughnut as buns; looks messy (good)
4.0 out of 5
252 ratings
[CLOSED]; #76 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; creative selections of grilled cheese; menu varies; Tom+Chee is restaurant lingo for Tomato & Cheese (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich)
Tomasita's ($$)
(1578 ratings)

500 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-5721
  • Burritos Grandes
    served w/ cheese & choice of red, green, or vegetarian red or green chile or both (half red, half green called the "Christmas burrito"); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1578 ratings
#64 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); housed in former train station for the Chili Line that hauled thousands of pounds of chilis from NM to CO
Tony Luke'sSee Tony Luke's Video ($)
(2052 ratings)

39 E Oregon Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725
  • Cheesesteaks
    cooked in (low) 225-degree flat-top grill; cheese wiz on roll rather than on steak; looks good
  • Italian Roast Pork Sandwich
    slow-roasted pork, au jus, sauteed broccoli rabe (or spinach) & sharp provolone on a fresh baked roll; Rachael adds sauteed hot peppers; looks good
  • Pizza Cheesesteak
    looks good
  • Ultimate Cheesesteak Challenge
    challenge: 20-inch cheesesteak sub (equivalent to 6 cheese steak subs); Adam won
4.0 out of 5
2052 ratings
#6 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Pat's vs. Tony Luke's...Pat's won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1992; long lines; serves other sandwiches as well; bake their own bread
Two Sister's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Two Sister's Kitchen Video ($$)
(169 ratings)

707 N Congress St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
169 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
Vitek's BBQ ($)
(467 ratings)

1600 Speight Ave Map It!
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 752-7591
  • Gut Pack
    bed of Fritos topped w/ cheese, chopped beef, beans, sausage, bread, pickles, onions & jalapenos; usually served to-go
4.0 out of 5
467 ratings
#17 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1915
White Knight Diner ($)
(104 ratings)

1801 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 621-5949
  • The Super Slinger
    layer of hash browns, hamburger patty, fried eggs, American cheese smothered w/ chili & topped w/ grilled veggies (mushrooms, peppers, onions); looks good
4.0 out of 5
104 ratings
#84 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); St. Louis landmark in kitchish castle exterior frame; tiny 600-sq. foot dining area; movie w/ James Spader & Susan Sarandon was filmed here
5-8 ClubSee 5-8 Club Video ($$)
(601 ratings)

5800 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 823-5858
  • Juicy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
601 ratings
#1 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's...Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2); since 1928
Arthur's Tavern ($$)
(662 ratings)

700 Speedwell Ave Map It!
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
(973) 455-9705
  • The Double 48 oz. (Steak)
    bonesless ribeye aged for 21 days
3.5 out of 5
662 ratings
#52 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1956; known for giant steaks, burgers, huge salads & overstuffed sandwiches in kitchy festive atmosphere
Bacon Mania [CLOSED] ($)
(242 ratings)

Irvine, CA 92618
(657) 201-7675
  • Jack Back Sammie
    thick-sliced egg bread, crisped & stuffed w/ sharp cheddar cheese & hickory smoked bacon; grilled cheese sandwich w/ bacon; looks good
  • Rico Dog
    gourmet 1/2 lb. all-beef frankfurter wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon & deep-fried, then smothered in caramelized onions, grilled jalapenos & homemade spicy "chipayo"
3.5 out of 5
242 ratings
[CLOSED]; #25 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); red-and-yellow striped food truck where everything on menu has bacon; check website for location
Big-Ass Sandwiches [CLOSED]See Big-Ass Sandwiches Video ($)
(335 ratings)

5663 NE Glisan St Map It!
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 803-0619
  • "The Richwich"
    over-stuffed sandwich w/ signature slow-roasted beef, bacon & grilled onions piled onto a ciabatta roll w/ hand-cut fries, covered w/ homemade Bechamel cheese sauce; looks good; winner of Best Sandwich (Northwest)
3.5 out of 5
335 ratings
[CLOSED]; #21 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; husband-and-wife team running a food cart
Cafe Coyote ($$)
(7143 ratings)

2461 San Diego Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 291-4695
  • Deep-Fried Ice Cream
    vanilla ice cream covered in corn flakes, deep-fried & topped w/ honey, whipped cream & a cherry; served w/ a flavored tortilla; looks good
3.5 out of 5
7143 ratings
#55 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1973; landmark in Old Town San Diego's Historic Walking District; festive atmosphere w/ "Mexican Tortilla Ladies", splashing fountains & strolling mariachis; numerous awards including Best Mexican restaurant & best margaritas (w/ over 120 tequilas to choose from)
Carnegie Deli [CLOSED]See Carnegie Deli Video ($$)
(2133 ratings)

854 7th Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-2245
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    pepper-crusted; approx. 1-lb served on rye bread; mustard is only condiment (mayo is a no-no); looks good
  • Reuben Sandwich
    open-faced & huge
3.5 out of 5
2133 ratings
[CLOSED]; #8 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1937; across from Carnegie Hall; all gargantuan sandwiches are overstuffed w/ at least one pound of meat..."if you can put your mouth around the sandwich, we made a mistake...if you finish, we made a mistake"-Owner Sandy Levine; many celebrities have eaten here
Casa Orinda Restaurant ($$)
(494 ratings)

20 Bryant Way Map It!
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2981
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    order comes w/ 4 pieces, mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit & vegetables; serves over 20,000 orders per year
3.5 out of 5
494 ratings
#51 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1932; former roadhouse-turned-restaurant in Western setting
Chimneyville Smokehouse [CLOSED]See Chimneyville Smokehouse Video ($$)
(19 ratings)

970 High St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 354-4665
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 14 hrs at 175-degrees; looks good
  • Ribs
    St. Louis style ribs; looks good
3.5 out of 5
19 ratings
[CLOSED]; #88 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); in converted train station; BBQ sauce is smoked
Church Brew Works ($$)
(1356 ratings)

3525 Liberty Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 688-8200
  • Untraditional Pierogies
    vary from week to week; highlighted on show was Rattlesnake-Cactus Pierogies topped w/ chipotle corn sauce
  • Buffalo Chicken Pierogie Saute
    potato & cheese pierogies tossed w/ beer braised chicken & celery; finished w/ a zesty buffalo cream sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1356 ratings
#67 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); restored church now a brewery & restaurant serving bar food w/ a twist
Cowgirl BBQSee Cowgirl BBQ Video ($$)
(917 ratings)

319 S Guadalupe St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-2565
  • Five Pepper Nachos
    tortilla chips topped w/ black beans, Jack & cheddar cheese, red onions, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, black olives & sour cream & "Salsa Diablo" (extra spicy); on show, added pulled chicken, chipotle pulled pork & shredded beef
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger
    black Angus beef, ground beef, buffalo w/ applewood smoked bacon served in a pretzel bun w/ melted brie, chopped green chile, tomato & drizzle of truffle oil; served w/ hand-cut fries; looks good
  • Frito Pie (& Ribs)
    16-hr smoked brisket chili on Frito's w/ side of sour cream, cheddar, chopped onions & sliced jalapenos; Alex also gets the spiced-rubbed pork ribs
3.5 out of 5
917 ratings
#28 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1993; located in a hundred-year-old building in the historic Guadalupe district of Santa Fe
Fifty/50See Fifty/50 Video ($$)
(786 ratings)

2047 W Division St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
  • Four-Courser Sandwich
    whole pork shoulder rubbed & smoked 13-hrs over apple wood, pulled & tossed in gouda bechamel, topped w/ deep-fried jalapenos, sweet potato chips, mac 'n cheese waffle, smokey BBQ sauce on a pretzel bun
3.5 out of 5
786 ratings
#5 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); sports bar w/ 2 full bars, 19 flat screen TVs & a restaurant that offer 3 levels, each with a different "vibe"
Gino's EastSee Gino's East Video ($$)
(2751 ratings)

162 E Superior St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-3337
  • Meaty Legend
    6-lb deep-dish pizza w/ pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon & more bacon; looks good
  • Sausage Patty Style Pizza
    pan pizza; 14-16-inch "disk of sausage" (pork & beef mixture) on top of crust and cheese layers and then topped w/ tomato sauce
3.5 out of 5
2751 ratings
#24 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1966; pizza dive w/ writing/graffiti all over the walls; long lines; can buy pizzas online & have them shipped to your location
Goldbergs' Famous Delicatessen [CLOSED] ($$)
(552 ratings)

3924 Factoria Blvd SE Map It!
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 641-6622
  • Hot Reuben Sandwich
    5-lb sandwich; served on double-baked grilled crisp rye bread piled high w/ meat, hot sauerkraut, melted imported Swiss cheese & Russian dressing; served w/ potato salad, coleslaw or vegetarian baked beans; so big, it's held together w/ 2 steak knives (rather than toothpicks); eat in 25 minutes to get free meal & T-shirt
3.5 out of 5
552 ratings
[CLOSED]; #53 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown   (101 restaurants)    
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