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Commander's Palace: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Commander's PalaceSee Commander's Palace Video ($$$)
(4454 ratings)

1403 Washington Ave Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 899-8221
www.commanderspalace.com
  • Gumbo
    recipe changes slightly depending on what is fresh and local for that day; looks good
  • Creole Bread Pudding Souffle
    rich bread pudding whipped into a light fluffy souffle w/ whiskey sauce; looks good
  • Louisiana Blue Crab Lasagna
    seasonal; mushroom-spinach-caramelized onions-ricotta lasagna topped w/ deep-fried soft-shell crab & crab-based hollandaise sauce; looks good
  • Shrimp and Tasso Henican
    a signature dish; wild Louisiana white shrimp stuffed w/ spicy Cajun ham tossed in Crystal hot sauce w/ pickled okra & five pepper jelly; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4454 ratings
#7 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1880; before Hurricane Katrina, it was the longest continually operating restaurant in U.S...closed for 13 months for restoration; restaurant in turquoise and white Victorian in The Garden District
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Daniel: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DanielSee Daniel Video ($$$$)
(1566 ratings)

60 E 65th St. Map It!
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-0033
www.danielnyc.com/daniel....
  • Canard a la Presse (Pressed Duck)
    side-table presentation; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1566 ratings
"an elegant and vibrant ambiance, gracious service and a delectable menu...(w/) contemporary furnishings and finishes over the restaurant's grand neo-classical architecture" (from its website)
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueSee Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Video ($$)
(1811 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
1811 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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Donut Man: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Donut Man ($)
(4172 ratings)

915 E Rt 66 Map It!
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 335-9111
www.thedonutmanca.com
  • Strawberry Donut
    large soft golden glazed donut stuffed w/ fresh strawberries & smothered w/ housemade glaze; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4172 ratings
#33 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened 24/7
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Doughnut Plant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doughnut PlantSee Doughnut Plant Video ($$)
(3178 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
3178 ratings
#89 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1994 using grandfather's doughnut recipe; gourmet doughnuts
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Drew's Denver Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Drew's Denver Deli [CLOSED]See Drew's Denver Deli Video ($)
(68 ratings)

988 Lincoln St Map It!
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-7999
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "At a Deli"
  • Jimmy's Favorite Sandwich
    Reuben sandwich that uses 2 Latkas (potato pancakes) as its "bread"; written in Esquire's feature "Best Sandwiches in America" (2008); looks good
4.5 out of 5
68 ratings
[CLOSED]; originally called Jimmy & Drew's; moved from original location on 2855 28th St, Boulder
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El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Gallito Tortas AhogadasSee El Gallito Tortas Ahogadas Video ($)
(152 ratings)

1008 Industrial Blvd Map It!
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 397-9650
  • Tortas Ahogadas
    carnitas (slow-cooked pulled pork) w/ refried beans in sandwich "drowning" in a spicy salsa topped w/ pickled onions and a slice of lime; looks good
4.5 out of 5
152 ratings
food truck
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Etats Unis Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Etats Unis Restaurant [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(11 ratings)

242 E 81st St Map It!
New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-8826
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Souffle
4.5 out of 5
11 ratings
[CLOSED]
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Evvia Estiatorio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Evvia EstiatorioSee Evvia Estiatorio Video ($$$)
(2347 ratings)

420 Emerson St Map It!
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-0983
www.evvia.net
  • Soutzoukakia (Grilled Lamb Meatballs)
4.5 out of 5
2347 ratings
refined, cosmopolitan sensibility w/ a Mediterranean culinary tradition and an appreciation for vibrant Greek flavors
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FIG: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FIGSee FIG Video ($$$)
(1144 ratings)

232 Meeting St Map It!
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
www.eatatfig.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sauced"
  • Hanger Steak w/ Agrodolce Sauce
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
1144 ratings
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Fran's Chocolates: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fran's ChocolatesSee Fran's Chocolates Video ($$$)
(182 ratings)

2626 NE University Village St Map It!
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 528-9969
https://www.franschocolat...
  • Coconut Gold Bars
    "it's like an Almond Joy bar, but this takes it up to a level that can't be beat"-Bobby Flay; sold in box of 7 or 14; can be shipped; looks good
4.5 out of 5
182 ratings
opened in 1982; artisan chocolatier
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French Laundry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
French LaundrySee French Laundry Video ($$$$)
(2548 ratings)

6640 Washington St Map It!
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-2380
www.frenchlaundry.com
  • Oysters and Pearls
    "Sabayon" of Pearl Tapioca with Island Creek Oysters and White Sturgeon Caviar
4.5 out of 5
2548 ratings
opened in 1994; philosophy: "In the end, a great meal is not about the food and the wine. A great meal is an emotional experience." (from its website); Other Recipes: Cappuccino Semifreddo w/ Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts | Duck Breast w/ Grapes, Turnips & Port Emulsion | Figs w/ Fennel, Goat Cheese & Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette | Gazpacho
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Girl & the Goat: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Girl & the GoatSee Girl & the Goat Video ($$$)
(8495 ratings)

809 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
www.girlandthegoat.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Ice Creamy"
  • Bourbon Apples Cranberry Miso Marcona Almond Maple Fat Gelato
    layered desert served in a glass cup; gelato is made w/ rendered smoked pork fat; "apple pie on crack"-Stephanie Izard (chef/co-owner)
4.5 out of 5
8495 ratings
opened in 2010; "a rustic and bad ass environment" (from its website)
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  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    3-course meal w/ options for each course; Michael got the following: 1st-seared foie gras served on Concord grape gelee; 2nd-butternut squash risotto w/ sage & spice butter; 3rd-roasted organic free range turkey w/ duck confit sour cherry stuffing, root vegetables and potato puree, cranberry compote and fortified turkey jus; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1589 ratings
opened in 1984; many accolades including James Beard Foundation Award - Outstanding Restaurant (2002), only restaurant to have received five consecutive three-star reviews from the New York Times; Other Recipes: Crushed White Bean Bruschetta w/ White Truffle Oil | Red Snapper Braised w/ Rosemary, Potatoes, & Garlic Confit | Shrimp, Spiced Mango, & Avocado Salad w/ Citrus Dressing
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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 ($)
(2459 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
2459 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Guy Savoy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Guy Savoy ($$$$)
(330 ratings)

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7286
www.caesarspalace.com/cas...
  • Guinea Hen Cooked in a Pig's Bladder
4.5 out of 5
330 ratings
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Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Harriet's Cheesecakes UnlimitedSee Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited Video ($$)
(418 ratings)

1515 Centinela Ave Map It!
Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 419-2259
  • Sweet Potato Cheesecake
    graham cracker crust, vanilla cheesecake filling, sweet potato filling and topped w/ sour cream sauce and candied pecan garnish; "I mean, it's that good. I mean, it's that good! I mean, it's that good!!"-Jeff Henderson; looks good
4.5 out of 5
418 ratings
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Obsessions"
  • Kumamoto Oysters
4.5 out of 5
5899 ratings
launched in 1983 with a $500 loan from their parents and a five-acre lease on northern Tomales Bay; now harvest 3 million oysters annually
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  • Shrimp & Alligator Sausage Cheesecake
    salty (not sweet) cheesecake topped in creole sauce; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    crispy crust; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2240 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) décor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
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Jean-Georges: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jean-GeorgesSee Jean-Georges Video ($$$$)
(1868 ratings)

1 Central Park W Map It!
New York, NY 10023
(212) 299-3900
www.jean-georges.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Chocolate"
  • Chocolate Tasting Menu
4.5 out of 5
1868 ratings
multiple accolades include NY Times (4 stars), Michelin Guide (3 stars), AAA (5 diamonds)
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  • Queen City Cayenne Ice Cream
4.5 out of 5
365 ratings
you can mail order
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Joe's Kansas City BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe's Kansas City BBQSee Joe's Kansas City BBQ Video ($$)
(3575 ratings)

3002 W 47th Ave Map It!
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
www.joeskc.com
  • BBQ
  • Z-Man Sandwich
    slow-smoked beef brisket, smoked provolone cheese topped w/ 2 onion rings on a toasted Kaiser bun; "my favorite BBQ sandwich anywhere in the world"-Danielle Dimovski; looks good
  • Carolina Pork Sandwich
    house specialty; pulled pork served on a toasted bun, w/ spicy cole slaw & Bubba's sauce; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    top-seller; looks good
  • Burnt Ends
    "one of the best BBQs I've come across"; looks good; only served 3 days/week (check website menu)
  • Ribs
4.5 out of 5
3575 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); opened in 1996 after multiple competition awards & catering jobs; in gas station w/ liquor store next door; voted best BBQ by readers of USA TODAY & 10Best (from its website); long lines; also known as Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
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  • Cyprus Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
252 ratings
[CLOSED]; Greek food with a hint of Turkey, France, Italy, England and the Middle East; moved from original airing location (1001 Spruce St)
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L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
L'Atelier de Joel RobuchonSee L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Video ($$$$)
(1100 ratings)

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7358
www.mgmgrand.com/restaura...
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Las Vegas"
  • La Langoustine
    Langoustine is like a cross of a small lobster and and shrimp (crawfish-sized); just 2-3 bites; "of all the things I've eaten in Vegas, the one thing I come back to and crave time and again is la langoustine (at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon)"-Gail Simmons
4.5 out of 5
1100 ratings
location also in New York City (Midtown); "Joël Robuchon is grand master of French cooking"-Gail Simmons
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Langer's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Langer's DeliSee Langer's Deli Video ($$)
(3646 ratings)

704 S Alvarado St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 483-8050
www.langersdeli.com
  • #19 - Pastrami Sandwich
    thick-cut pastrami complemented by a slice of Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and homemade cole slaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3646 ratings
opened in 1947; started as a 12-stool lunch counter, now can seat 135 patrons; local and international icon; located diagonally across MacArthur Park
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