Man v. Food Nation

  (85 restaurants)    
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Idle Spurs Steakhouse [CLOSED]See Idle Spurs Steakhouse Video ($$)
(306 ratings)

690 Old Hwy 58 Map It!
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-8888
  • Prime Rib
    top seller
  • Porterhouse Steak
    24-oz steak
4.0 out of 5
306 ratings
[CLOSED]; #98 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1951
J P's Eatery [CLOSED] ($)
(4 ratings)

38 Main St Map It!
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-7449
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Portsmouth"
  • Slapshot Challenge
    challenge: 15 sliders, half-pound of fries and a pound of milkshake (total of 4 lbs) in 30 min; Paul "Chappy" Chapman (Univ. of NH strength and conditioning coach) won...w/ 4 seconds to spare
4.0 out of 5
4 ratings
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Louisville"
  • Hot Brown
    hot open-faced turkey sandwich served on Texas toast topped w/ Mornay sauce & bacon; "without question, one of my favorite comfort foods in the world"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
209 ratings
where the Hot Brown was invented in 1926 (specifically for late-night ballroom dancers)
Joe Momma's [CLOSED] ($$)
(126 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
126 ratings
K & I Diner ($)
(133 ratings)

2500 Broadway Blvd SE Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-1881
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Albuquerque"
  • Travis on a Silver Platter Challenge
    challenge: 6-lb burrito burried w/ 2-lb of fries in 1 hr; at airing, only 2 people have finished; 3 Travis's tried the challenge: Travis Albreski (Univ. of New Mexico senior lost first time), Travis Christy (weatherman), and Travis Briscoe (champion bull rider); All 3 Travis's lost
4.0 out of 5
133 ratings
home of one of the oldest food challenges (started in 1960's when truck driver named Travis said "Give me everything you've got!" He ate it all.)
Key Largo Conch House ($$)
(801 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
801 ratings
Kuby's Sausage House ($)
(408 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
408 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 ($)
(1870 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
1870 ratings
long lines; serving Mexico city-style tacos; actor Kevin Pollak ate here
Martino's Italian Beef ($)
(129 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
129 ratings
opened in 1977; family-owned-and-operated; Milwaukee sandwich institution; won award for best hot dogs in Milwaukee
Modern ApizzaSee Modern Apizza Video ($$)
(1523 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
1523 ratings
opened in 1934; thin crust pizza; brick-oven
Nick Tahou Hots ($)
(220 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
220 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
827 ratings
opened in 1983; on bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico
Pancake Pantry ($$)
(2299 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
2299 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
(193 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
193 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
Price's Chicken Coop [CLOSED] ($)
(483 ratings)

1614 Camden Rd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-9866
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
483 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 ($)
(922 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
922 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
1012 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 ($$)
(1958 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
1958 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
442 ratings
family-owned and operated
Tom + Chee [CLOSED]See Tom + Chee Video ($)
(255 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
255 ratings
[CLOSED]; #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 ($$)
(171 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
171 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
697 ratings
opened in 1938
Amato's [CLOSED]See Amato's Video ($)
(128 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
128 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1977
Burgers & Blues [CLOSED] ($$)
(195 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
195 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
278 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)
Man v. Food Nation   (85 restaurants)    
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