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101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown

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  • 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
539 ratings
[CLOSED]; #53 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
Kloby's Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kloby's Smokehouse ($$)
(373 ratings)

7500 Montpelier Rd Map It!
Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 362-1510
www.klobysbbq.com
  • Barnyard Burger
    1/2-lb beef burger, 1/2-lb brisket, 1/2-lb turkey burger, 1/2-lb turkey breast, 1/2-lb pulled pork, 12 stips of bacon, 8 slices of cheddar topped w/ pint of coleslaw & pickles w/ choice of BBQ sauce; also side of 1-lb of fries (6-lbs total); looks (disgustingly) good
  • Jar-B-Que
    BBQ layers of pulled pork, BBQ beans, coleslaw, BBQ sauce & served in a mason jar
3.5 out of 5
373 ratings
#50 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2004
La Fonda: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La FondaSee La Fonda Video ($$)
(199 ratings)

169 E 106th St Map It!
New York, NY 10029
(212) 410-7292
www.fondaboricua.com
  • Monfongaso
    really big mofongo (mashed fried green plantains w/ pulled pork and topped w/ escabeche...pepper & onion sauce)
3.5 out of 5
199 ratings
#72 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
Linger Lodge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Linger Lodge ($$)
(134 ratings)

7205 85th St Ct E Map It!
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 755-2757
www.lingerlodgeresort.com
  • Gator Bites
    bite-sized pieces of wild alligator tenderized in buttermilk & spices, dredged in cornmeal mix & deep fried; served w/ housemade tangy remoulade sauce and/or "venom" sauce
3.5 out of 5
134 ratings
#27 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); rating might be for RV resort; full-service RV & campground facility w/ one of the "Most Unusual Restaurants in the World" (Forbes.com)
  • Meatball Subs
    choice of beef, beef/pork/veal or chicken; multiple combos of cheese, sauce & toppings
3.5 out of 5
133 ratings
[CLOSED]; #56 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
Morrison Hotel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Morrison Hotel [CLOSED]See Morrison Hotel Video ($)
(47 ratings)

719 SE Morrison St Map It!
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-7080
  • Cheesy Pig Fries
    home-cut fries topped w/ "gobs of cheese", pulled pork, more cheese, BBQ sauce; looks messy (good)
3.5 out of 5
47 ratings
[CLOSED]; #62 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); only a pub serving comfort food...not a hotel (anymore); serving over 100 types of beer
  • Famous Ferdi Sandwich
    po' boy packed w/ baked ham, roast beef, "debris" sauce & gravy, served dressed; looks good; secret is "debris" sauce
  • Bread Pudding
3.5 out of 5
4923 ratings
#11 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1938; New Orleans institution; long lines
Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mr. Bartley's Gourmet BurgersSee Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers Video ($$)
(1241 ratings)

1246 Massachusetts Ave Map It!
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
www.mrbartley.com
  • Burgers
  • Harvard Double Cheeseburger
    two patties, cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, grilled onions, peppers & mushrooms; #8 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Onion Rings
    "great onion rings"
  • People's Republic of Cambridge (burger)
    burger topped with cole slaw & russian dressing
3.5 out of 5
1241 ratings
#100 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1980; across from Harvard yard; burgers named after celebrities (John Kerry, Kevin Garnett, Tom Brady); long lines; Other Recipes: Kevin Garnett Burger
Pink's Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pink's Hot Dogs ($)
(7135 ratings)

709 N La Brea Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-4223
www.pinkshollywood.com
  • Hot Dog
    various toppings
3.5 out of 5
7135 ratings
#12 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1939; long lines; near Hollywood studios; many actors eat here w/ signed autographs all over the place
  • Hobo
    skillet of smoked potato, pulled pork, brisket and every single side dish available (corn bake, homestyle beans, Jalapeno mac and cheese) topped w/ blue cheese bacon coleslaw and cheddar cheese sauce; looks messy (and good)
3.5 out of 5
112 ratings
[CLOSED]; #46 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); 2nd location in St. Paul; opened in 2010
  • World's Biggest Stuffed Sopapilla
    challenge: eat 1 whole in 1 hr; 1-foot wide, 6.5-lbs mix of chicken, ground beef and Carne adovada (cubed pork marinated in red chili), fried potatoes, beans, red and gren chili (called "Christmas") and cheddar cheese; looks good
  • Stuffed Sopapilla
    signature dish; large fried pastry stuffed w/ meat and cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
869 ratings
#30 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950; traditional home cooking
  • Brisket Sandwich
    slow-cooked & smoked using hickory wood for 9 hrs; topped w/ Sonny's BBQ sauce; "one of the best beef sandwiches you'll ever have"-Adam Richman; looks good
3.5 out of 5
439 ratings
#80 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1910; awarded and mentioned in various publications (including James Beard Award - Regional Classic - 2000)
Spudder Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Spudder RestaurantSee Spudder Restaurant Video ($$$)
(120 ratings)

6536 E 50th St Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 665-1416
www.thespudder.com
  • "The Gusher"
    22-oz prime rib
3.5 out of 5
120 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1976
Squeeze Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Squeeze InnSee Squeeze Inn Video ($)
(1517 ratings)

5301 Power Inn Rd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
www.thesqueezeinn.com
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    also called "Squeezeburger w/ Cheese"; 1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1517 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the bar...new location can accommodate a few more
Tally's Good Food Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tally's Good Food Cafe ($)
(241 ratings)

1102 S Yale Ave Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 835-8039
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    flattened & tenderized steak, battered & fried; topped w/ gravy & served w/ eggs & hash browns
3.5 out of 5
241 ratings
#63 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); retro 50s-style diner décor; long lines
Ted's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ted's RestaurantSee Ted's Restaurant Video ($)
(393 ratings)

1046 Broad St Map It!
Meriden, CT 06450
(855) 860-8646
www.tedsrestaurant.com
  • Steamed Cheeseburger
    steamed burger; steamed cheese
  • Steamed Hamburger
3.5 out of 5
393 ratings
#22 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1959; local legend; written up in US News and World Report, Yankee Magazine & Connecticut Magazine
Wagner's Pharmacy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Wagner's Pharmacy ($)
(147 ratings)

3113 S 4th St Map It!
Louisville, KY 40214
(502) 375-3800
wagnerspharmacy.com
  • Pam & Jack's Omelette
    omelette w/ green pepper, onion, tomato, ham, bacon, sausage & two cheeses
3.5 out of 5
147 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1922
  • Fried Chicken
    offered only on Tuesdays (check website for current info)
  • Chicken & Biscuits
    takes 3 days to make; available only on Wed (check website for updated menu)
3.5 out of 5
324 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); #99 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern tradition & prepared with present day artistry; co-owned by Emily Saliers (of the Grammy winning Indigo Girls)
  • White Rabbit Burrito Challenge
    challenge: 45 minutes to take down 2-ft+, 6-lbs. of chicken, eggs, cheese, and rice all wrapped up in 6 tortillas; Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston lost
3.5 out of 5
629 ratings
#82 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck
Gates Bar-B-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gates Bar-B-QSee Gates Bar-B-Q Video ($$)
(495 ratings)

3205 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-0828
www.gatesbbq.com
  • Pork Ribs
    smoked in hickory wood; topped w/ thick, tangy tomato-molassas-based BBQ sauce; pork spare ribs; tomato-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends on Bun
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
495 ratings
#37 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown; Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1946; celebrity sightings: Presidents Clinton & W. Bush, Denzel Washington & Michelle Obama
Hungry Owl: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hungry Owl [CLOSED]See Hungry Owl Video ($$)
(81 ratings)

7899 Cottage Hill Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 340-2522
thehungryowl.com
  • Stuffed Tony Burger
    signature dish; 1-lb burger stuffed w/ Conecuh pork sausage-vegie mixture and 3 types of cheese, then topped w/ bacon, candied jalapenos, 2 more slices of other cheeses and a fried egg
3.0 out of 5
81 ratings
[CLOSED]; #36 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; serving Creole comfort food in casual family setting; moved from original airing location (2502 Schillinger Rd S)
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    large-sized
3.0 out of 5
263 ratings
#78 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1952; truck stop & cafe
PYT: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PYT [CLOSED]See PYT Video ($$)
(808 ratings)

1050 N Hancock St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 964-9009
pytburger.com
  • Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger
    beef patty burger topped w/ cheese, bacon & two deep-fried Twinkies as its bun
  • Chicken & Beer Burger
    off-menu item; fried chicken cutlet topped w/ fried wonton filled w/ beer, pimento cheese, pickled green tomato
3.0 out of 5
808 ratings
[CLOSED]; #61 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); "home to America's craaaziest burgers" serving "boozy" adult shakes (from its website)
Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burgers ($$)
(524 ratings)

2191 E Tropicana Ave Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 482-8192
www.sammyspastrami.com
  • Zombie Burger
    three 1/4-lb. Patties, a hot link, sauteed onions & peppers, mustard, grilled bacon & two onion rings; named for the state you will feel like after you eat it; looks (disgustingly) good
  • 502 Fry Plate
    1-lb. of fries w/ 1/2-lb. each of ribeye steak & pastrami, chili & cheddar cheese; looks (disgustingly) good
  • Chipotle Steak Burger
    topped w/ chipotle-braised ribeye, grilled onions, provolone, Cajun steak sauce, and a fried egg
  • Pastrami Burger
    drive-thru favorite; 1/4-lb. Burger topped w/ 1/2-lb. Sammy's pastrami, mustard, pickle & provolone cheese; looks good
3.0 out of 5
524 ratings
#86 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); open in 2004; "Best Place in Las Vegas to Overeat"-Las Vegas Weekly (2012); 2 locations in Las Vegas; has drive-thru
Varsity: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Varsity ($)
(2069 ratings)

61 North Ave NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 881-1706
www.thevarsity.com
  • Hot Dog
3.0 out of 5
2069 ratings
#39 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1928; serving 30,000 hot dogs every day; huge crowds-crazy atmosphere (fun); curb-side service; Bill Clinton, George Bush, Joe Montana has eaten here
101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown   (101 restaurants)    
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