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201
Fish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
FishSee Fish Video ($$)
(2341 ratings)

350 Harbor Dr Map It!
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-3474
www.331fish.com
  • Crab Roll
    sweet Dungeness crab served atop a homemade toasted torpedo roll with organic butter and chives; served with shoestring fries or salad greens on the side
4.0 out of 5
2341 ratings
California Legislature Assembly awarded the restaurant owners a Sustainable North Bay Award to honor their commitment to protecting wild fish populations and helping the local economy by supporting local fishermen; outdoor seating by the water available
202
  • Nutella Crepe w/ Strawberries & Bananas
    served w/ chocolate sauce drizzle & powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
336 ratings
[CLOSED]; in 1950s trailer w/ outdoor seating
203
Flour Bakery & Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Flour Bakery & CafeSee Flour Bakery & Cafe Video ($$)
(875 ratings)

1595 Washington St Map It!
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-4300
www.flourbakery.com
  • Sticky Buns
    Bobby Flay lost to these sticky buns in one of his shows (Throwdown); looks good; w/ white & brown sugar, toasted pecans; baked in syrupy mixture called "goo"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
875 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [Bobby's recipe]; "We want each customer's experience to be an enjoyable one, and we focus on all aspects involved: great food, gracious service, warm atmosphere, heady aromas, and irresistible displays." (from its website); Other Recipes: Flour's Famous Banana Bread
204
Founding Farmers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video ($$)
(13395 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
www.wearefoundingfarmers....
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
13395 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
205
Four & Twenty Blackbirds: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Four & Twenty BlackbirdsSee Four & Twenty Blackbirds Video ($$)
(701 ratings)

439 3rd Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
birdsblack.com
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie
    salted caramel is put into apple pie mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
701 ratings
renovated to restore the original tin walls and wood floor
206
  • Cotton Candy
    not on menu...served for special occasions; served on a chilled plate w/ a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream wrapped w/ pink cotton candy and studded w/ candied violets; looks fun
4.0 out of 5
306 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1959; named the "Favorite Restaurant in the World" by Town & Country magazine; where the power elite go to lunch in New York
207
Franklin Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franklin CafeSee Franklin Cafe Video ($$)
(509 ratings)

278 Shawmut Ave Map It!
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-0010
www.franklincafe.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Combos"
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
    "the best corned beef and cabbage I've ever had...cabbage tastes like brown butter...perfect contrast to corned beef"-Adam Gertler; homemade corned beef
4.0 out of 5
509 ratings
opened in 1996; combine some of the cities' best Modern American cuisine, a great wine list, nine microbrews on tap, with a lively eclectic bar scene
208
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Soda
  • Egyptienne Egg Shake
  • Franklin Mint Sundae
  • Mt. Vesuvius
    mountain of chocolate or vanilla ice cream with chocolate brownie pieces, topped with hot fudge and malt powder
  • Stock Market Crunch
4.0 out of 5
1942 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); opened in 2004; ice cream parlor; vintage furniture & equipment and feel...like being in a time-warp
209
Frasca Food and Wine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frasca Food and WineSee Frasca Food and Wine Video ($$$$)
(492 ratings)

1738 Pearl St Map It!
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
www.frascafoodandwine.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "With Fruit"
  • "Fritta Esotica"
    pineapple wrapped in speck (smoked prosciutto) coated in tempura batter and deep-fried
4.0 out of 5
492 ratings
co-owners/chefs used to work in French Laundry in Napa Valley
210
Fratelli La Bufala: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fratelli La BufalaSee Fratelli La Bufala Video ($$)
(836 ratings)

437 Washington Ave Map It!
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0700
www.fratellilabufala.com
  • Ripienone Calzone
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
836 ratings
since 2005
211
Frontera Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frontera GrillSee Frontera Grill Video ($$$)
(2257 ratings)

445 N Clark St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 661-1434
www.rickbayless.com/resta...
  • Carne Asada a la Oaxaquena
    rib steak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2257 ratings
212
Garcia's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Garcia's CafeSee Garcia's Cafe Video ($)
(6 ratings)

211 Hwy 133 Map It!
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-4532
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "For Brunch"
  • Menudo
    Mexican meat and tripe soup
4.0 out of 5
6 ratings
213
  • "Fish Tacos"
    "hard to explain, just try it" (on the menu); sliced, pounded and disc-cut yellow fin tuna is "tortilla"; tuna tartar is mixed w/ jalapeno aioli to create the "filling"; tuna disc is crimped to form the "taco"; served w/ crispy fried avocado and more jalapeno aioli and other decorative herbs and radish
4.0 out of 5
443 ratings
opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
214
Golden Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden DeliSee Golden Deli Video ($)
(2622 ratings)

815 W Las Tunas Dr Map It!
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-0803
www.goldendelirestaurant....
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Chao Tom (Sugarcane Shrimp)
4.0 out of 5
2622 ratings
215
Good 2 Go Taco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Good 2 Go Taco [CLOSED]See Good 2 Go Taco Video ($)
(442 ratings)

1146 Peavy Rd Map It!
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 519-9110
good2gotaco.com
  • Paris Texas Tacos
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
442 ratings
[CLOSED]; at the Green Spot gas station; chef worked in 4-star restaurants
216
Grant Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grant GrillSee Grant Grill Video ($$$)
(449 ratings)

326 Broadway Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 744-2077
www.grantgrill.com
  • Smashing Pumpkin Martini
4.0 out of 5
449 ratings
opened in 1951; the place to power lunch; brass plaque commemorating a 1969 women's successful sit-in known as "the Grant Grill invasion" protesting men's only sign during lunchtime
217
Graziella's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Graziella'sSee Graziella's Video ($$)
(395 ratings)

232 Vanderbilt Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 789-5663
www.graziellasmenu.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Pizza"
  • Arugula & Parmesan Pizza
    crispy thin crust; cheese pizza once baked in wood-burning oven is then covered w/ baby arugula and topped w/ shredded parmigiano reggiano and extra virgin olive oil drizzle
4.0 out of 5
395 ratings
opened in 2004; pizzas made w/ Italian flour and tomatoes and baked in a 100% wood-burning brick oven; rooftop patio available from May through September
218
Grill 'Em All: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill 'Em AllSee Grill 'Em All Video ($$)
(2365 ratings)

19 E Main St Map It!
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 284-2874
grillemallburgs.com
  • H-100's (Tater Tots)
    cheddar & jack filled, hand rolled tator tots; limited supply daily; served w/ a choice of 6 dipping sauces...Beau's favorite is malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • Molly Hatchet Burger
    seared fennel sausage gravy, bacon, maple drizzle on a 1/2-pound burger; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2365 ratings
Food War: Baby's Badass vs. Grill 'Em All...Baby's Baddass won (3-votes-to-2); owner used to be the cook for Baby's Badass for only 2 weeks...only to open Grill 'Em All 1 mo. later; food truck w/ heavy metal art; specialize in burgers; long lines; UPDATE: now a sit-down joint in Alhambra
219
Hankook Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hankook TaqueriaSee Hankook Taqueria Video ($)
(912 ratings)

1341 Collier Rd NW Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-8881
www.hankooktaqueria.com
  • Bibim-Bop
    beef rice bowl w/ veggies; $6 at airtime
  • Bulgogi Kimchi Fries
    fries topped w/ marinated rib-eye, kimchi, Queso sauce, gochujang (hot sauce), scallions; looks good
  • Tongdak Fried Chicken Tacos
    w/ chipotle aioli, sesame salad (vinaigrette & onions, cilantro, lime), Jack cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
912 ratings
Korean/Mexican fusion
220
Happy Dog: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Happy DogSee Happy Dog Video ($)
(652 ratings)

5801 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 651-9474
www.happydogcleveland.com
  • Hot Dogs
    can choose from 50 homemade toppings; served on Chicago-style poppy seed bun; Michael gets w/ chunky peanut butter, Sriracha hot sauce and "alien" pickle relish (concoction created by his stepson Kyle)
4.0 out of 5
652 ratings
neighborhood corner serving hot dogs and beer, and "lots" of live music, from rock and country to punk and polka
221
Hitching Post II: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hitching Post IISee Hitching Post II Video ($$$)
(1228 ratings)

406 E Hwy 246 Map It!
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676
www.hitchingpost2.com
  • Barbecue Steaks
  • Grilled Artichokes
  • Burger
    "best burger I've ever eaten"-Cat Cora; available only Mon, Tue and Wed at the bar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1228 ratings
made famous from movie "Sideways"
222
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5396 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5396 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
223
Holeman & Finch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holeman & FinchSee Holeman & Finch Video ($$)
(1332 ratings)

2277 Peachtree Rd NE Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
www.holeman-finch.com
  • The Burger (Double Cheeseburger)
    only 24 burgers served after 10pm...sometimes selling out w/in minutes; everything is homemade including bun, ketchup, mustard, pickles; not on menu, served after 10pm, only 24 burgers per night; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1332 ratings
#1 (America's Best: American Classics); according to website, burgers are also a regular part of Sunday brunch offering
224
Hominy Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hominy Grill [CLOSED]See Hominy Grill Video ($$)
(2364 ratings)

207 Rutledge Ave Map It!
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
hominygrill.com
  • Big Nasty
    biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good; biscuit w/ fried chicken breast, cheddar and sausage gravy; looks good
  • Shrimp & Grits
    signature dish; signature dish; signature dish
  • Chocolate Pudding
4.0 out of 5
2364 ratings
[CLOSED]; #87 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
#8 (America's Best: American Classics); opened in 1996; outdoor seating available; in historic Charleston; country-style institution; Other Recipes: Sausage Gravy
225
House of Prime Rib: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
House of Prime RibSee House of Prime Rib Video ($$$)
(7063 ratings)

1906 Van Ness Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-4605
houseofprimerib.net
  • Prime Rib
    carved at the table; prime rib buried in mountain of rock salt, slow-roasted, dug-out from the salt pile & sliced at your table; looks good
4.0 out of 5
7063 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); San Francisco Landmark; cozy English-style dining room setting
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