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101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

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Cattleman's Steakhouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cattleman's SteakhouseSee Cattleman's Steakhouse Video ($$$)
(510 ratings)

3450 S Fabens Carlsbad Rd Map It!
Fabens, TX 79838
(915) 544-3200
www.cattlemansranch.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
4.5 out of 5
510 ratings
#86 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); located in desert; some movies filmed here ("Courage Under Fire" and others); great sunsets
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Chaps Pit Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chaps Pit BeefSee Chaps Pit Beef Video ($)
(1046 ratings)

5801 Pulaski Hwy Map It!
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 483-2379
www.chapspitbeef.com
  • Pit Beef Sandwich
    you can order medium rare to well done; w/ Tiger Sauce (horseradish & mayo mix)
  • 52Chaps Submarine
    pit beef, corned beef, ham sandwich
  • Bull Dog (hot dog sandwich)
    Beef-Sausage-Cheese; owner's favorite
  • Beef Rachel
    like a Reuben, but w/ beef; beef, Swiss cheese, cole slaw, Thousand island; looks good
  • Guy's Triple D
    created from last time Guy was on show; beef, corned beef, sausage; Guy adds sliced onion, Tiger sauce & mustard; looks good
  • Raven Sub
    Beef, Turkey, Corned Beef; Beef, Turkey, Corned Beef
4.5 out of 5
1046 ratings
#63 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1987; local favorite; City Paper awarded "Baltimore's Best" from 1991-2005; "when I roll back into Baltimore, there's one joint I gotta check out...Chaps Pit Beef"-Guy Fieri (his second showcasing of Chaps)
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Cozy Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cozy Inn ($)
(195 ratings)

108 N 7th St Map It!
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 825-2699
cozyburger.com
  • Sliders
    chopped onions embedded in sliders; served only 1 way: w/ sliced pickle, mustard & ketchup (cheese is not an option)
4.5 out of 5
195 ratings
#69 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1922
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueSee Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Video ($$)
(1610 ratings)

246 W Willow St Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 476-4937
www.dinosaurbarbque.com
  • Beef Brisket
    looks good
  • Pulled Pork
    looks good; looks good
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pork Sket
    pulled pork and beef brisket; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1610 ratings
#61 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); "Best BBQ in northeast"; Other Recipes: Corn & Potato Chowder | Grilled Scallop Ceviche | Roasted Garlic & Chile-Crusted Pork Loin
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Doe's Eat Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doe's Eat PlaceSee Doe's Eat Place Video ($$$)
(105 ratings)

502 Nelson St Map It!
Greenville, MS 38701
(662) 334-3315
www.doeseatplace.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    aged 45 days; signature cut; steak pan-drippings is poured back onto steak
4.5 out of 5
105 ratings
#44 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard award winning; Other Recipes: Tamales
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Doughnut Plant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doughnut PlantSee Doughnut Plant Video ($$)
(3081 ratings)

379 Grand St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700
www.doughnutplant.com
  • Doughnuts
    gourmet doughnuts
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnut
    square doughnut w/ traditional hole, injected w/ blackberry jelly w/in doughnut circle and coated in peanut butter glaze; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3081 ratings
#89 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1994 using grandfather's doughnut recipe; gourmet doughnuts
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  • Lobster
    store lobsters in tank w/ bay-pumped water
4.5 out of 5
165 ratings
#97 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); located on the wharf at Five Islands, known as the "prettiest harbor in Maine" and one of the most picturesque spots anywhere on the coast
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenSee Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Video ($)
(2135 ratings)

310 S Front St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
2135 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • Kalua Pig
    short rib
  • Laulau
    popular; pork wrapped in taro leaf; looks good
  • Short Ribs pipikaula style
    popular; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2356 ratings
#31 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard Award Recipient 2000
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Hillbilly Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hillbilly Hot DogsSee Hillbilly Hot Dogs Video ($)
(206 ratings)

6951 Ohio River Rd Map It!
Lesage, WV 25537
(304) 762-2458
www.hillbillyhotdogs.com
  • Home Wrecker
    1-lb hot dog w/ mega toppings; 15-inch all-beef hot dog, deep-fried, jalapeno peppers, habanero sauce, coleslaw, and sauerkraut; eat in 12 min and win a T-shirt; looks good
  • Single Wide Burger
    3.5-lb all-beef burger; size of man-hole cover
  • Hot Dog
    Guy got it w/ pickled jalapeno peppers, nacho cheese, BBQ sauce, mustard, mayo, ketchup, chili sauce, chopped onions, coleslaw, relish and sauerkraut; looks good
  • Rahall Redhot Wiennie
    named after Congressman Nick Rahall; hot dog w/ ketchup, hot mustard, fried onions, jalapeno & habanero peppers and sauerkraut
4.5 out of 5
206 ratings
#15 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); total dive...yard-sale junk creates fun atmosphere; dining area inside abandoned school buses...looks fun; where Roger & Jane Holme (DDD fans) celebrated their 100th DDD restaurant at (they got 1 Home Wrecker & 2 Wide Burgers...to spell out '100')
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Kopp's Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kopp's Frozen Custard ($)
(452 ratings)

7631 W Layton Ave Map It!
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 282-4312
www.kopps.com
  • Frozen Custard
4.5 out of 5
452 ratings
#78 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); multiple locations; moved from original airing location (7631 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee)
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  • Ice Cream
    funky flavor ice creams such as Lox, Doughnut, Corn on the Cob, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Cupcake, Beer & Nuts
4.5 out of 5
182 ratings
#51 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Rosie O'Donnell & Kevin James have visited
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Pappy's Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pappy's SmokehouseSee Pappy's Smokehouse Video ($$)
(3358 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
3358 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
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Paseo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paseo ($)
(4853 ratings)

4225 Fremont Ave N Map It!
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545-7440
www.paseoseattle.com
  • Cuban Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
4853 ratings
#33 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); "The Best Sandwiches in America" (Cuban Meat Sandwich)-Esquire Magazine (2008)
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  • Texas Sized Round Rock Donut
    size of a tire
  • "World Famous" Glazed Round Rock Donut
  • Texas Donut
    2-lb, 14-inch donut
4.5 out of 5
1753 ratings
#64 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); long lines
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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ted Drewes Frozen CustardSee Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Video ($)
(1092 ratings)

6726 Chippewa St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652
www.teddrewes.com
  • Frozen Custard
  • "Concrete"
    frozen vanilla custard w/ toppings blended in; Bobby got heath bar, caramel and Oreo; looks good; vanilla custard and a choice of over 30 toppings that is mixed in; Adam's concrete includes oatmeal cookies, caramel and macadamia nuts; can be served upside-down (it's that thick); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1092 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
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Acme Oyster House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Acme Oyster HouseSee Acme Oyster House Video ($$)
(5907 ratings)

724 Iberville St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-5973
www.acmeoyster.com
  • 15 Dozen Club
    challenge: 15 dozen oysters in 1 hour; 15 dozen oysters in 1 hour; Adam wins; challenge: 15 dozen oysters in 1 hour
  • Boo Fries
    French fries topped w/ "10-napkin" roast beef gravy & cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5907 ratings
#25 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#5 (World's Best Places to Pig Out); opened in 1910...moved to current location in 1924 due to disastrous fire
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Atlantic ChipShop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Atlantic ChipShop (CLOSED) ($$)
(529 ratings)

129 Atlantic Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7775
www.chipshopnyc.com
  • Deep Fried Twinkie
  • Deep Fried Mac and Cheese
  • Deep Fried Pizza
  • Deep Fried Candy Bars
    Reeces or Snickers
  • Fish & Chip Butty
    typical British sandwich w/ fried fish, mushy peas fritters, garlic mayo, fries & onion gravy; not necessarily on menu
4.0 out of 5
529 ratings
CLOSED; #30 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); deep-fries everything on menu; you can bring your own food to deep fry
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  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.0 out of 5
394 ratings
#98 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); established in 1861; oldest continuous ice cream maker in U.S.; family-owned for 5 generations; ice cream made w/ 16% butter fat ("regular" is 10%)
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Big Jud's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Jud'sSee Big Jud's Video ($)
(212 ratings)

1289 S Protest Rd Map It!
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 343-4439
www.bigjudsboise.com
  • Double Big-Jud Special (burger)
    Two 1-lb platter-sized patties
4.0 out of 5
212 ratings
#43 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Big Mama's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Mama's Kitchen ($$)
(174 ratings)

3223 N 45th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 455-6262
www.bigmamaskitchen.com
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
    signature dish; season w/ homemade rub, marinated in buttermilk dusted with flour and oven-fried
  • Afro Burger
    very spicy-hot burger shaped in a sausage, soaked in BBQ sauce and served in a hotdog bun
  • Pig Ears Sandwich
    balogna-like; served w/ mustard and chopped onions between hamburger buns
4.0 out of 5
174 ratings
#56 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Soul food
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Black's Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black's Barbecue ($$)
(1301 ratings)

215 N Main St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2712
www.blacksbbq.com
  • Beef Brisket
  • Sausage
  • Giant Beef Ribs
    smoked for 5-6 hrs; looks good
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage
    pork-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1301 ratings
#91 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1932; fourth generation family owned & operated
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Brick Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick Pit (CLOSED)See Brick Pit Video ($$)
(189 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
CLOSED; #80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
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Cafe Fleuri: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe FleuriSee Cafe Fleuri Video ($$$)
(280 ratings)

250 Franklin St Map It!
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
boston.langhamhotels.com
  • Chocolate Bar
    available only on Saturday noon-3pm from September - June; chocolates from around the world; 100+ items including chocolate fountain
4.0 out of 5
280 ratings
#84 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Cecilia's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cecilia's Cafe ($)
(233 ratings)

230 6th St SW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-7070
www.ceciliascafe.com
  • Fireman's burrito
    served w/ an apron
  • Carne Adovada
    chunks of tender pork marinated in red chile (Albuqueque-style chili); top seller; looks good
  • Chicharone Burrito
    a top seller; topped w/ red or green chile (Guy had red)
  • Stuffed Sopaipillas
    Machaca (beef) burrito
4.0 out of 5
233 ratings
#45 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Northern Mexican food
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