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101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown

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Gauchos Village: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gauchos Village ($$$)
(994 ratings)

135 N Maryland Ave Map It!
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 550-1430
https://www.gauchosvillag...
  • Brazilian BBQ
    all you can eat buffett (they come to your table); all you can eat buffett (they come to your table and slice from skewer); use red-yellow-green cylinder block to let servers know to come to your table for more meat
3.5 out of 5
994 ratings
#94 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Brazilian band and dancers dressed in Carnivale-like costumes (scantily)
77
Goodson's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Goodson's Cafe ($$)
(419 ratings)

27931 State Hwy 249 Map It!
Tomball, TX 77375
(281) 351-1749
www.goodsonscafetomball.c...
  • Chicken fried steak
  • Chicken-Fried Steak
    really a beef steak; looks good
3.5 out of 5
419 ratings
#62 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
78
Grill House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill HouseSee Grill House Video ($$)
(94 ratings)

1071 32nd St Map It!
Allegan, MI 49010
(269) 686-9192
www.grillhouse.net
  • Steaks
    Grill-your-own steak
3.5 out of 5
94 ratings
#71 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Grill-your-own steak; "Jack" the ghost lives there
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Grimaldi's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grimaldi'sSee Grimaldi's Video ($$)
(4600 ratings)

1 Front St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-4300
www.grimaldis.com
  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; recommend classic Margherita; sauce on top of cheese topped w/ olive oil, grated cheese, oregano, pepper and basil
3.5 out of 5
4600 ratings
#39 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Grimaldi's vs. John's Pizzeria... Grimaldi's won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1990; long lines; no reservations; no credit cards; no slices; use San Marzano tomatoes imported from Naples, Italy
80
Iguanas: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Iguanas ($)
(1659 ratings)

330 S 3rd St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95112
(669) 255-0600
www.burritozilla.com
  • Burritozilla
    5-lb burrito; 5-lb, 18-inch burrito using 5 tortillas
3.5 out of 5
1659 ratings
#67 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); established in 1994
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Junior's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Junior'sSee Junior's Video ($$)
(1674 ratings)

386 Flatbush Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 852-5257
orderjuniorsbrooklyn.com
  • Cheesecake
    New York style cheesecake; sponge cake crust (rather than graham cracker); "I literally never tasted a cheesecake quite as good as Junior's"-Rocco Dispirito
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    multi-layered tall cake
3.5 out of 5
1674 ratings
#34 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950
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Louis' Lunch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(953 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
953 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
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  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
261 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
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Markey's Lobster Pool: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Markey's Lobster Pool ($$)
(288 ratings)

420 New Hampshire 286 Map It!
Seabrook, NH 03874
(603) 474-2851
  • Lobster Roll
3.5 out of 5
288 ratings
Tie for #36 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Markey's vs. Brown's
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  • Sandwich
    sandwiches piled-high topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes; sandwiches topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
  • Capicola & Cheese Sandwich
    5 slices of capicola, cheese, coleslaw & fries stuffed between 2 thick slices of Italian bread; Adam likes to add a runny egg; sponsored by Kevin Pollak; looks good
  • Cap & Egg Sandwich
    capicola, egg & cheese w/ fries, slaw & tomatoes in sandwich
  • Pitts-Burgher Cheesesteak
    cheesesteak sandwich stuffed choice of meat and cheese with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
    sandwiches topped with french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes
3.5 out of 5
1390 ratings
#3 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#7 (World's Best Places to Pig Out); since 1933; multiple locations
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  • Fat Darrel
    most popular sandwich; MAXIM named it best sandwich in America (2004); chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, marinara sauce
  • Fat Sandwich Challenge
    challenge: 5 sandwiches in 45 minutes; Adam loses
3.5 out of 5
159 ratings
#32 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); food truck; off campus of Rutgers Univerisity; contest: eat 5 sandwiches in 40 minutes, get a sandwich named after you
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Sally's Apizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sally's ApizzaSee Sally's Apizza Video ($$)
(683 ratings)

237 Wooster St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-5271
  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; Thin crust
3.5 out of 5
683 ratings
Tie for #73 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pepe's vs. Sally's; Frank Sinatra ate here
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Steak & Main: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Steak & Main ($$)
(162 ratings)

107 S Main St Map It!
North East, MD 21901
(410) 287-3512
www.mysteakandmain.com
  • Great Steak Challenge
    74-oz of steaks (5 types) plus string fries and veges in 1 hour; challenge: 5 steaks (74 oz) + sides in 1 hour; Adam lost
3.5 out of 5
162 ratings
#54 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Sylvia's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sylvia's RestaurantSee Sylvia's Restaurant Video ($$)
(1824 ratings)

328 Malcolm X Blvd Map It!
New York, NY 10027
(212) 996-0660
www.sylviasrestaurant.com
  • Fried Chicken
    2nd top seller; option of regular home fried or "smothered" (topped w/ gravy); looks good
  • Banana Pudding
    Southern-style
  • Fried Chicken w/ Waffles
  • Spicy BBQ Ribs
  • BBQ Ribs
    top seller; "sweet & sassy"; marinated in spices for 24 hrs & braised in vinegar
3.5 out of 5
1824 ratings
#60 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1962; self-proclaimed "Queen of Soul Food"; Liza Minnelli, Beyonce, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama have visited; long lines
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  • Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit
    de-boned fried chicken topped w/ melted cheddar in homemade biscuit
3.5 out of 5
90 ratings
#95 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); moved from original location (at 133 W Franklin St); college hangout
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Tony's I-75 Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tony's I-75 RestaurantSee Tony's I-75 Restaurant Video ($$)
(414 ratings)

8781 Main St Map It!
Birch Run, MI 48415
(989) 624-5860
  • Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich (BLT)
    world's biggest BLT; bacon piled high...about 20 strips of bacon; world's biggest BLT; bacon piled high...about 20 strips of bacon
3.5 out of 5
414 ratings
#29 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); jumbo sandwiches; jumbo portions; Bill Clinton and Kid Rock have visited
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Voodoo Doughnut: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Voodoo DoughnutSee Voodoo Doughnut Video ($)
(9059 ratings)

22 SW 3rd Ave Map It!
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 241-4704
www.voodoodoughnut.com
  • Memphis Mafia
    Fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon sugar covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips on top; Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Fritter; looks good
  • Voodoo Doll Doughnut
    signature doughnut; signature doughnut; signature doughnut
  • Bacon Maple Bar Doughnut
3.5 out of 5
9059 ratings
#20 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); also a wedding chapel
93
  • Lobster Roll
3.0 out of 5
353 ratings
Tie for #36 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Markey's vs. Brown's
94
Country Pancake House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Country Pancake HouseSee Country Pancake House Video ($$)
(503 ratings)

140 E Ridgewood Ave Map It!
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 444-8395
www.countrypancakehouse.n...
  • Pancakes
    medium: 4 stack, 8-inch wide pancakes; large: 2 stack, 12-inch wide pancakes; huge amount of toppings; medium: 4 stack, 8-inch wide pancakes; large: 2 stack, 12-inch wide pancakes; huge amount of toppings
3.0 out of 5
503 ratings
#49 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Durgin Park: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Durgin Park [CLOSED]See Durgin Park Video ($$)
(559 ratings)

340 N Market St Map It!
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 227-2038
durginparkrestaurant.com
  • 32-oz Prime Rib
    bone sticks over the plate; dry-aged
3.0 out of 5
559 ratings
[CLOSED]; #10 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1827 (but serving food since 1742); Boston institution serving "Yankee Cooking"
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Heart Attack Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Heart Attack Grill [CLOSED]See Heart Attack Grill Video ($$)
(102 ratings)

6185 W Chandler Blvd Map It!
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 705-9870
www.heartattackgrill.com
  • Quadruple Burger
    4 stacked-high cheeseburger; buns buttered in lard; 4 stacked-high cheeseburger; buns buttered in lard
3.0 out of 5
102 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved to Las Vegas; #27 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); waitresses dressed in scantily-dressed nurse uniforms; those who finish triple or quadruple burger gets wheeled in wheelchair to car; french fry bar (free); if you weigh more than 350-lbs, you eat for free
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Jack-n-Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jack-n-Grill [CLOSED]See Jack-n-Grill Video ($$)
(353 ratings)

2524 Federal Blvd Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 964-9544
jackngrill.com
  • 7-lb Breakfast Burrito
    if guys eat it, it's free; if girl eats it, it's free and girl gets to eat at Jack-n-Grill "for life"; challenge: if guys eat it, it's free; if girl eats it, it's free and girl gets to eat at Jack-n-Grill "for life"; Adam lost
3.0 out of 5
353 ratings
[CLOSED]; #13 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); huge portions
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  • BBQ Spaghetti
  • Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Spaghetti
  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
3.0 out of 5
349 ratings
#55 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1979 first as a grocery store to provide his disabled son with a job; recognized as one of the best BBQ (People Magazine, Vogue, USA Today)
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Munchies 420 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Munchies 420 Cafe ($$)
(237 ratings)

6639 Superior Ave Map It!
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 929-9893
www.munchies420cafe.com
  • Fat Daddy
    2-foot long of 6 burgers, 3 Philly cheesesteaks, 22 slices of cheese, 6 chicken fingers, 6 mozzarella sticks, 6 onion rings and mountain of spuds (fries); cheeseburger, philly works, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, spuds; looks good
  • Fat Sandy
    2 cheeseburgers, mac-n-cheese, chicken fingers, onion hoops, spuds; looks good
  • Mystery Challenge
    challenge varies; "Fire in your hole" wings; Adam lost (didn't even finish one)
3.0 out of 5
237 ratings
#59 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); stuffed "fat" sandwiches look good
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Pat's King of Steaks: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pat's King of SteaksSee Pat's King of Steaks Video ($)
(4039 ratings)

1237 E Passyunk Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 468-1546
www.patskingofsteaks.com
  • Cheesesteak
    most popular w/ cheese whiz; cooked in high heat: 550-degree flat-top grill; cheese wiz on top of steak; to eat, alternate 1 bite cherry pepper (side item), 1 bite cheesesteak; looks good; most popular w/ cheese whiz
3.0 out of 5
4039 ratings
Tie for #6 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pat's vs. Geno's (across the street from each other);
Food War: Pat's vs. Tony Luke's...Pat's won (2-votes-to-1); original cheesesteak since 1930; long lines; cash only
101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown   (105 restaurants)    
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