Man v. Food Nation

  (85 restaurants)    
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  • Chicago Dog
    w/ mustard, raw onion, imported relish, pickle, tomato, sport peppers
  • Fat Boy
    hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried served with mayo, tomato and lettuce...HDBLT
  • Lobster Dog
    available only on certain days; most popular special hot dog; grounded fish, shrimp, lobster tail
  • Big Hawaiian
    foot-long all beef sausage topped w/ poi BBQ sauce, pickled onions, pineapple relish, Kalua pulled pork and shredded cabbage; looks good
  • Chicago Italian Beef
    traditional Italian beef sandwich (w/ sauteed peppers and giardiniera) but topped w/ truffle cheese sauce for a twist; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1057 ratings
opened in 2007; hot dogs; bun shipped from Chicago
Hogfish Bar & Grill ($$)
(1518 ratings)

6810 Front St Map It!
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-4041
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Florida Keys"
  • Killer Hogfish Sandwich
    hogfish has a pig-like snout and scallop-like flavor; half-pound of fried hogfish smothered w/ melted swiss cheese, sauteed onions & mushrooms and served on grilled Cuban bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1518 ratings
tiki bar on marina
  • Prime Rib
    top seller
  • Porterhouse Steak
    24-oz steak
4.0 out of 5
296 ratings
[CLOSED]; #98 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1951
Joe Momma's [CLOSED] ($$)
(122 ratings)

112 S Elgin Ave Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 794-6563
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Tulsa"
  • Joe Mamma's Incinerator Spicy Pizza Challenge
    challenge: pizza w/ jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, wasabi & ghost chili pepper swirl in 1 hr; Kyle Younger (Tulsa firefighter) won
4.0 out of 5
122 ratings
Key Largo Conch House ($$)
(717 ratings)

100211 Overseas Hwy Map It!
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 453-4844
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Florida Keys"
  • Conch Fritter Eating Contest
    annual contest: eat as many conch fritters in 15 minutes; at airing, 10 contestants; Cassie Glenn (University of Miami senior) lost eating 26 fritters (winner ate 42)
4.0 out of 5
717 ratings
Kuby's Sausage House ($)
(371 ratings)

6601 Snider Plz Map It!
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2231
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Dallas"
  • Sausage Platter
    3-5 various sausages (you choose); sausages boiled and then grilled to create a crust; Adam got Nurnberger, Polish, Knackwurst, Grobe, Weisswurst and Jalapeno Cheddar (he got 6); Jalapeno Cheddar looks especially good
4.0 out of 5
371 ratings
est. in 1961; family-owned, German specialty store and restaurant offering a wide variety of homemade sausages (over 100 varieties) and cold cuts
La Super-Rica Taqueria ($)
(1729 ratings)

622 N Milpas St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-4940
  • La Super Rica Especial
    cheese-stuffed roasted chile and marinated pork served on tortillas and 3 salsas on the side; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1729 ratings
long lines; serving Mexico city-style tacos; actor Kevin Pollak ate here
Martino's Italian Beef ($)
(118 ratings)

1215 W Layton Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 281-5580
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Milwaukee"
  • Italian Combo
    grilled Italian sausage in custom-baked Italian bread lined w/ Mozzarella, then topped au jus-dipped Italian beef, meaty red sauce and giardiniera (spicy relish of pickled veggies & hot peppers); looks good
4.0 out of 5
118 ratings
opened in 1977; family-owned-and-operated; Milwaukee sandwich institution; won award for best hot dogs in Milwaukee
Modern ApizzaSee Modern Apizza Video ($$)
(1265 ratings)

874 State St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-5306
  • Clams Casino (Pizza)
    looks good; signature pie; pizza w/ bacon, peppers and RI clams; what Adam used to eat regularly as a Yale student
  • Italian Bomb Pizza
    pizza w/ San Marzano tomato sauce, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion, pepper, garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1265 ratings
opened in 1934; thin crust pizza; brick-oven
Nick Tahou Hots ($)
(214 ratings)

320 W Main St Map It!
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 436-0184
  • Garbage Plate
    mish-mosh of home fries, cheeseburgers (or hot dogs), mac salad, and a slice of bread all covered in a thick spicy meaty gravy hot sauce; 2-lbs of whatever you want; Adam got cheeseburger, red hots (hot dogs), baked beans, macaroni salad, french fries, home fries and topped w/ "hot sauce" (meat sauce); looks good
4.0 out of 5
214 ratings
#81 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est.1918; NY landmark restaurant; has trademark for "Garbage Plate"
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Gulf Coast"
  • Man v. Food Nation Platter
    grilled Ahi tuna, shrimp scampi, fried oysters, stuffed crab and fried crawfish tails along with two side dishes
4.0 out of 5
649 ratings
opened in 1983; on bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico
Pancake Pantry ($$)
(2027 ratings)

1796 21st Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 383-9333
  • Santa Fe (Pancakes)
    3 stone-ground cornmeal pancakes w/ chunks of bacon, cheddar & roasted green chiles cooked inside; recommended w/ maple syrup, hot picante salsa & sour cream
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes
    most popular; looks good
  • Village Smithy Sante Fe Cornmeal Pancakes
    Three stone-ground cornmeal pancakes with chunks of bacon, Cheddar cheese, and roasted green chiles cooked inside. Recommended with maple syrup, hot picante salsa, and sour cream; "one of the coolest, best thing I've ever tried"-Adam Richman
4.0 out of 5
2027 ratings
#48 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1961; Nashville breakfast mecca; 23 pancake variations; long lines; where QB Ingle Martin ate growing up
Plimoth Plantation
(172 ratings)

137 Warren Ave Map It!
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-1622
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Thanksgiving Feast
    only on Thanksgiving (of course); use same recipes from 17th century
4.0 out of 5
172 ratings
rating is for plantation; outdoor museum ($ for admission) that offers "taste of history through re-creations of 17th-century cookery"; has special meal event for Thanksgiving; eat in community setting
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Charlotte"
  • Fried Chicken
    marinated for over 24 hrs; looks good
  • Fried Gizzards
  • Fried Livers
4.0 out of 5
472 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1962; take-out only (no tables) & cash only; long lines
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack [CLOSED]See Prince's Hot Chicken Shack Video ($)
(898 ratings)

123 Ewing Dr Map It!
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
898 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
  • Baby Back Ribs
    top seller; rubbed, smoked, rubbed again and sauced, wrapped in foil and smoked again; fall-off-the-bone tender; looks good
  • Momma Mia's Mac Salad
    Large shell macaronis, onion, bellpepper, shredded cheese, seasonings and special Mac sauce; looks good
  • Wings
    smoked for 3 hrs
4.0 out of 5
879 ratings
opened in 2002; it's a total dive filled w/ their beloved "junk collection" creating a campy decor in outdoor tiki bar atmosphere; only 300 sq-ft; bro & sis run the joint--he's crazy (fun); die-hard locals are called "Shed Heads"; have vintage jeep that doubles as a smoker that smokes a whole hog for 20 hours
Side Street Inn ($$)
(1808 ratings)

1225 Hopaka St Map It!
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 591-0253
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Special In-House Meal
    7-item meal: Ahi Poke, soy beans, chicken salad, award-winning wok fried rice, boneless spicy chicken, pan-fried island pork chops, bone-in Kalbi short ribs; require a minimum of 15 guests and must order in advance
4.0 out of 5
1808 ratings
opened in 1992
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Dallas"
  • Super Pho Challenge
    challenge: 5-lb of pho in 30 minutes; Pete MacGillis (local financial analyst) won and broke the record in 8 min, 12 sec
4.0 out of 5
394 ratings
family-owned and operated
Tom + CheeSee Tom + Chee Video ($)
(238 ratings)

133 E Court St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2433
  • The Armagoetta
    grilled cheese sandwich: goetta (Cincinnati sausage patty), Pepper Jack cheese, grilled hot peppers, fried onions & sweet hot mustard; looks good
  • Blueberry Blue Grilled Cheese Doughnut
    grilled cheese sandwich: mozzarella, blue cheese, blueberry compote w/ sliced glazed doughnut as buns; looks messy (good)
4.0 out of 5
238 ratings
#76 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2009; creative selections of grilled cheese; menu varies; Tom+Chee is restaurant lingo for Tomato & Cheese (tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich)
Two Sister's Kitchen [CLOSED]See Two Sister's Kitchen Video ($$)
(165 ratings)

707 N Congress St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 353-1180
  • Country Fried Steak
    smothered w/ thick, tomato gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
165 ratings
[CLOSED]; #15 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1989; Jackson institution; buffet-style southern comfort food in 2-story Victorian home; 1 block from state capitol building
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Mobile"
  • Wintzell's Oyster Eating Championship
    challenge: eat as many oysters as you can in 1 hour; at airtime, record at 421 oysters; "Big Joe" Evans (local native) lost (ate 305 oysters)
4.0 out of 5
582 ratings
opened in 1938
Amato's [CLOSED]See Amato's Video ($)
(123 ratings)

6405 Center St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 558-5010
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    it's beef, not chicken; topped w/ sweet peppers; looks good
  • Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
    ricotta is homemade
  • Sausage & Pepper Sandwich
    sausage made fresh everyday; looks good
  • Godfather
    (huge) sandwich w/ 6 grilled meats (mortadella, Cotto salami, bone-in ham, hard salami, capicola, pepperoni) and 4 cheeses (mozzarella, pepper jack, American, provolone) and topped w/ olive salad and roasted red peppers; looks good
3.5 out of 5
123 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1977
Burgers & Blues [CLOSED] ($$)
(181 ratings)

1060 E County Line Rd Map It!
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 899-0038
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Jackson"
  • Whammy Challenge
    challenge: triple-stacked burger (each patty is 1-lb), 1-lb of fries, root beer float in 30 min; winner wins free meal, T-shirt & name on wall-of-fame; Garrett Willingham (vegetarian) lost
3.5 out of 5
181 ratings
[CLOSED]; kid-friendly
  • Chili spaghetti
  • Chili
    sweet & salty tomato-based w/ bull meat round; served minimally on spaghetti ("two way")
  • 5 Way Chili
    spaghetti, chili, beans, chopped white onions, shredded Wisconsin cheddar cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
242 ratings
#65 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1940; James Beard Award (American Regional Classic); open 24-hours a day, 6 days a week; chili ordered 3-way (spaghetti+chili+mound of shredded cheese), 4-way (+onions or beans), or 5-way (+onions+beans)
Campi's Restaurant ($)
(39 ratings)

205 Scottsville Rd Map It!
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 235-7205
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "NASCAR"
  • Steak Bomber
    sandwich w/ grilled sliced steak, sauteed Italian veggies, provolone cheese and "hot sauce" (meat sauce) served on a 12-inch hamburger roll; looks good
3.5 out of 5
39 ratings
Man v. Food Nation   (85 restaurants)    
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