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Jethro's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jethro's BBQ ($$)
(316 ratings)

3100 Forest Ave Map It!
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 279-3300
www.jethrosdesmoines.com
  • Adam Emmenecker Challenge
    challenge: 12-inch deep fried pork tenderloin, 2 buffalo chicken tenders, angus steak cheeseburger, bacon, beef brisket, 2 fried cheddar cheese cubes, smothered in cheese sauce, plus 1-lb of waffle fries..all in 15 minutes; Adam lost
  • Hot Wings
    voted best wings in Des Moines for 3 consecutive years; smoked and then flash fried; looks good
  • The Jethro
    (huge) sandwich w/ battered & fried pork tenderloin, Carolina style pulled pork, house smoked pit ham, double order of thick slab bacon & topped w/ aged white cheddar cheese sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
316 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites); #69 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; big food portions and beer served in mason jars
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Joe's Stone Crabs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe's Stone CrabsSee Joe's Stone Crabs Video ($$$)
(2279 ratings)

11 Washington Ave Map It!
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
www.joesstonecrab.com
  • Stone Crabs
  • Stone Crab Claws
    dip in mustard sauce; trivia: stone crabs are "sustainable seafood"; catchers get stone crabs, remove only 1 claw and throws the rest of the crab back to the ocean...crab will then re-generate that missing claw
4.0 out of 5
2279 ratings
opened in 1913; Florida institution
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Juan In A Million: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Juan In A MillionSee Juan In A Million Video ($)
(1822 ratings)

2300 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-3872
www.juaninamillion.com
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco
  • Don Juan Breakfast Taco Challenge
    challenge: eat as many tacos, no time limit, beat record of 7 (at time of airing); Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
1822 ratings
#53 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1980
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Katz's Delicatessen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Katz's DelicatessenSee Katz's Delicatessen Video ($$)
(11934 ratings)

205 E Houston St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
katzsdelicatessen.com
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
    2nd top seller; looks good; looks good; 2nd top seller; looks good
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    top seller; looks good; Adam adds corned beef, Russian dressing & slaw; brined for 30 days; hand-carved, hence thicker-sliced; looks good; top seller; looks good
  • Knoblewurst (garlic beef sausage)
  • Rueben
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
11934 ratings
#5 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Katz's vs. 2nd Ave... Katz's won (3-votes-to-2); oldest deli in America (1888); where "Harry Met Sally" was filmed (orgasm scene); don't lose your ticket to order or it will cost you $50 (and they have a cop guarding the door)
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Kobe Japanese Cuisine: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kobe Japanese Cuisine ($$)
(396 ratings)

3947 Wasatch Blvd Map It!
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
(801) 277-2928
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Salt Lake City"
  • Hell Fire Challenge
    challenge: 6 pieces of level 7 sushi after 1 of each level 4, level 5 and level 6; Adam won
4.0 out of 5
396 ratings
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Kooky Canuck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kooky Canuck ($$)
(549 ratings)

87 S 2nd St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 578-9800
www.kookycanuck.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Memphis"
  • Sasquatch Challenge
    challenge - 7.5-lb burger; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
549 ratings
Big Foot Lodge was the name at filming...they changed it to Kooky Canuck at airing; challenge is now called Kookamonga Challenge (originally Sasquatch Challenge)
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Brooklyn"
  • "The Square" (Pizza)
    thick-crust pizza; looks good
  • Spumoni
    ice cream
4.0 out of 5
3688 ratings
est. 1939; started as a spumoni and ice shop and eventually pizza in the 1950s
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Lafayette Coney Island: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lafayette Coney IslandSee Lafayette Coney Island Video ($)
(906 ratings)

118 W Lafayette Blvd Map It!
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-8198
  • Coney Island Hot Dog
    hot dog topped w/ chili, mustard and chopped sweet Spanish onions; chunkier chili; topped w/ chili, mustard and chopped onions
4.0 out of 5
906 ratings
Tie for #22 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Lafayette vs. American;
Food War: Lafayette vs. American... American won (3-votes-to-2); Lafayette opened by nephew of American Coney Island's owner; they compete next door to each other; difference is in the chili
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Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco ShopSee Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop Video ($)
(7610 ratings)

1810 W Washington St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-8226
tacosmackdown.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "San Diego"
  • Surfin' California Burrito
    Grilled Steak, Shrimp, Fresh French Fries, Avocado, Pico De Gallo, Cheese, & Super Secret Chipotle Sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
7610 ratings
established in 2008; pro wrestling decor
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Maize N Blue Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Maize N Blue Deli ($$)
(134 ratings)

1329 S University Ave Map It!
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 996-0009
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Ann Arbor"
  • Triple Play Reuben
    Corned Beef, Pastrimi & Sauerkraut; looks good
4.0 out of 5
134 ratings
college hangout
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Jersey Shore"
  • Tomato Pie (Pizza)
    giant slices; looks good
4.0 out of 5
138 ratings
since 1950; on boardwalk by beach; moved from original airing location (1927 Promenade)
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Matt's Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Matt's Bar ($)
(1521 ratings)

3500 Cedar Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-7072
mattsbar.com
  • Jucy Lucy
    Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; looks good; Hamburger stuffed w/ cheese; purposely spelled wrong; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1521 ratings
#47 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Food War: Matt's Bar's vs. 5-8 Club's... Matt's Bar won (3-votes-to-2)
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Melt Bar and Grilled: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Melt Bar and GrilledSee Melt Bar and Grilled Video ($$)
(532 ratings)

13463 Cedar Rd Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 965-0988
meltbarandgrilled.com
  • Melt Challenge
    "monster" grilled cheese featuring 13 different cheeses, 3 slices of grilled bread & a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw (all over 5-lbs); eat all to be awarded a Melt t-shirt or Melt Pint Glass, a $10 gift card your name on online Melt Challenge Hall of Fame; challenge - 5-lb patti melt + fries; Adam won
  • Parmageddon Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    customer favorite; grilled cheese sandwich w/ potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sauteed onions, sharp cheddar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
532 ratings
#41 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 2006; specialize on grilled cheese sandwiches; get an approved Melt logo tattoo (design on its website) & get 25% for life; multiple locations in Ohio
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Mi Nidito: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mi Nidito ($$)
(690 ratings)

1813 S 4th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 622-5081
www.minidito.net
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Tucson"
  • President's Plate
    created for President Clinton when he stopped by; Bean Tostada, Birria (shredded beef) Taco, Chile Relleno, Chicken Enchilada and Beef Tamale
4.0 out of 5
690 ratings
opened in 1952; President Clinton ate here
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  • Crabs
  • Crab Cakes
  • Steamed Crabs
4.0 out of 5
207 ratings
[CLOSED]; #38 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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  • Kitchen Sink
    ice cream sundae with 8 scoops of ice cream; finish in 1 hour and get ice cream for 1 year free
  • Kitchen Sink Sundae Challenge
    2-gallon sundae; Adam won
4.0 out of 5
1176 ratings
#76 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Kansas City"
  • Ultimate Destroyer Challenge
    challenge: 6.5-lb (pulled pork, sliced pork, ham, turkey breast, hamburgers, brisket, sausage) sandwich in 45 minutes; no one has won; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
94 ratings
[CLOSED]
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Sacramento"
  • Knucklehead Challenge
    challenge: 5-lb chili and cheese hot dog + 1-lb of fries in 20 minutes; only 1 person out of 100+ has won; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
313 ratings
opened in 1987
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Philippe the Original: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Philippe the OriginalSee Philippe the Original Video ($)
(6085 ratings)

1001 N Alameda St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781
www.philippes.com
  • Philippe French Dipped Sandwich
    top seller; French rolled dipped in au jus; recommend double-dipped; looks good
  • Roast Beef French Dipped Sandwich
    $5.75 at airtime; ask for double-dip; looks good; Wolfgang recommends adding horseradish mustard; roll dipped in au jus; ask for double-dip; looks good
  • Lamb Sandwich
    2nd top seller
4.0 out of 5
6085 ratings
#96 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); birthplace of French dipped sandwich; long lines; Los Angeles' oldest sandwich shop; cash only; "my favorite fast food restaurant"-Wolfgang Puck
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Pit: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pit ($$)
(2757 ratings)

328 W Davie St Map It!
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 890-4500
www.thepit-raleigh.com
  • Pulled Pork
    distinction is the hot vinegar sauce; looks good
  • Ribs
    meaty "manly" ribs cooked fast & hot; smoked in hickory & oak
4.0 out of 5
2757 ratings
#9 (America's Best: American Classics); Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe 1 | recipe 2]; opened in 2007; contemporary setting in a restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse; roast whole pig
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Red Mill Burgers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Mill Burgers ($)
(1256 ratings)

312 N 67th St Map It!
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 783-6362
www.redmillburgers.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Seattle"
  • Double Bacon Deluxe w/Cheese
    burger; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1256 ratings
opened in 1994; award-winning burgers; "one of the 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die"-Oprah Show & GQ Magazine (from it's website); milk shakes and onion rings voted "best in country"
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Roast Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Roast GrillSee Roast Grill Video ($)
(133 ratings)

7 S West St Map It!
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 832-8292
www.roastgrill.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "North Carolina"
  • Roast Grill Hot Dog Challenge
    challenge: eat as many hot dogs in 1 hour; beat record of 17 hot dogs (at airing); Adam won
4.0 out of 5
133 ratings
hot dogs
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Salt Lick BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salt Lick BBQSee Salt Lick BBQ Video ($$)
(4327 ratings)

18300 Fm 1826 Map It!
Driftwood, TX 78619
(512) 858-4959
www.saltlickbbq.com
  • BBQ
  • Brisket Jalapeno Sandwich
    smoked 4-6 hrs in oakwood & wet pecan shells; recommended w/ housemade pickled jalapenos & spicy habanero BBQ sauce by Bobby Flay; looks good
  • BBQ Beef Ribs
    available only on Sunday afternoons; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked 20 hrs & regularly basted; looks good; looks good; top seller
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Family Style Plate
    heaping helpings of beef, sausage, and pork ribs, served with potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread, pickles, and onions; sold per person; "some of the best BBQ I've ever tasted"; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4327 ratings
#7 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1967; institution BBQ restaurant; large open pit BBQ
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Schmidt's Sausage Haus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Schmidt's Sausage Haus ($$)
(1293 ratings)

240 E Kossuth St Map It!
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-6808
www.schmidthaus.com
  • Sausage
    Sausage buffet
  • Bahama Mama "The Original"
  • German Autobaun Buffet
    Sausage buffet
  • Jumbo Cream Puff
4.0 out of 5
1293 ratings
#83 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Silo Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Silo Restaurant ($)
(149 ratings)

115 N Water St Map It!
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-9680
www.lewistonsilo.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Niagara Falls"
  • Footlong Haystack
    signature sandwich; 1 lb. seasoned ribeye steak with melted mozzarella & toasted hash browns on a hoagie roll with mayo; looks good
4.0 out of 5
149 ratings
opened in 1998; formerly an abandoned coal silo that used to fuel ships, now an eatery w/ waterfront views overlooking Canada
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