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101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

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  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.5 out of 5
471 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%)
Cattleman's SteakhouseSee Cattleman's Steakhouse Video ($$$)
(667 ratings)

3450 S Fabens Carlsbad Rd Map It!
Fabens, TX 79838
(915) 544-3200
www.cattlemansranch.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
4.5 out of 5
667 ratings
#86 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); located in desert; some movies filmed here ("Courage Under Fire" and others); great sunsets
Chaps Pit BeefSee Chaps Pit Beef Video ($)
(1290 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
1290 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)
Cozy Inn ($)
(254 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
254 ratings
#69 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1922
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueSee Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Video ($$)
(1975 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
1975 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
Doughnut PlantSee Doughnut Plant Video ($$)
(3287 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
3287 ratings
#89 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1994 using grandfather's doughnut recipe; gourmet doughnuts
  • Lobster
    store lobsters in tank w/ bay-pumped water
4.5 out of 5
205 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
Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenSee Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Video ($)
(2734 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
2734 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
  • 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
3271 ratings
#31 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); James Beard Award Recipient 2000
Hillbilly Hot DogsSee Hillbilly Hot Dogs Video ($)
(322 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
322 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')
Kopp's Frozen Custard ($)
(627 ratings)

7631 W Layton Ave Map It!
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 282-4312
www.kopps.com
  • Frozen Custard
4.5 out of 5
627 ratings
#78 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); multiple locations; moved from original airing location (7631 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee)
  • 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
257 ratings
#51 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Rosie O'Donnell & Kevin James have visited
Pappy's SmokehouseSee Pappy's Smokehouse Video ($$)
(3960 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
3960 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
Paseo ($)
(5244 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
5244 ratings
#33 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); "The Best Sandwiches in America" (Cuban Meat Sandwich)-Esquire Magazine (2008)
  • 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
2451 ratings
#64 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); long lines
Ted Drewes Frozen CustardSee Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Video ($)
(1376 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
1376 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
Willie Mae's Scotch HouseSee Willie Mae's Scotch House Video ($$)
(3548 ratings)

2401 St Ann St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503
  • Fried Chicken
    "world famous fried chicken"; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3548 ratings
#82 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Bon Apettit awarded it the Best Fried Chicken Ever
Abe's BBQ ($)
(109 ratings)

616 State St Map It!
Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 624-9947
www.abesbbq.com
  • Pulled Pork
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
109 ratings
#101 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); serving since 1924
Acme Oyster HouseSee Acme Oyster House Video ($$)
(7528 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
7528 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
Atlantic ChipShop [CLOSED] ($$)
(525 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
525 ratings
[CLOSED]; #30 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); deep-fries everything on menu; you can bring your own food to deep fry
Big Jud'sSee Big Jud's Video ($)
(239 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
239 ratings
#43 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Big Mama's Kitchen ($$)
(199 ratings)

3223 N 45th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 455-6262
www.bigmamaskitchen.com
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
    signature dish; two pieces of oven fried chicken seasoned w/ secret, 100-year-old recipe; served w/ homemade cornbread made in cast iron skillet & choice of one side; looks good; 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
199 ratings
#56 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); serving soul food staples in a former school cafeteria since 2007
Black's Barbecue ($$)
(1545 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
1545 ratings
#91 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1932; fourth generation family owned & operated
Brick Pit [CLOSED]See Brick Pit Video ($$)
(190 ratings)

5456 Old Shell Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36608
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 25-30 hours; looks good
4.0 out of 5
190 ratings
[CLOSED]; #80 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); smoked in custom-made smoker called "Big Red" (smokes 550-lb of meat daily)
Cafe Fleuri [CLOSED]See Cafe Fleuri Video ($$$)
(283 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
283 ratings
[CLOSED]; #84 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown   (105 restaurants)    
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