Man v. Food Nation

  (85 restaurants)    
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Hal and Mal's ($$)
(66 ratings)

200 Commerce St Map It!
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 948-0888
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Jackson"
  • Catfish Po' Boy
    catfish dredged in cornmeal & deep-fried
3.5 out of 5
66 ratings
Izzy's [CLOSED] ($)
(40 ratings)

610 Main St Map It!
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 241-6246
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Cincinnati"
  • 110 Reuben Challenge
    challenge: 5.5-lb reuben (super-sized potato pancake, Izzy's Famous corned beef, sauerkraut, Izzy's special dressing, Swiss cheese all on rye oval loaf) in 30 min.; Adam Turer (local youth baseball coach) lost first time trying, lost again
3.5 out of 5
40 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1901; first kosher style delicatessen West of the Alleghenies; Best Deli-2011 (Cincy Magazine); blends great food with friendly and attentive staff, all while maintaining the highest in quality and value (from its website)
J P's Eatery [CLOSED] ($)
(3 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
3.5 out of 5
3 ratings
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Charlotte"
  • Big Eats Challenge
    challenge: 5-lbs of 25 pulled pork sliders & fries in 45 minutes...only defeated once at airing; winner gets free lunch for 1 yr; John Allerd (college freshman) lost
  • Kobe Mexicali Burger
    9-oz Kobe burger patty topped w/ guacamole, pepperjack cheese, fried jalapenos & pico de gallo (salsa); served w/ sweet potato tater tots; looks good
3.5 out of 5
149 ratings
K & I Diner ($)
(104 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
3.5 out of 5
104 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.)
La FondaSee La Fonda Video ($$)
(238 ratings)

169 E 106th St Map It!
New York, NY 10029
(212) 410-7292
  • Monfongaso
    really big mofongo (mashed fried green plantains w/ pulled pork and topped w/ escabeche...pepper & onion sauce)
3.5 out of 5
238 ratings
#72 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(1024 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
1024 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
  • French Toast
  • Paradise Hot Brown
    hot open-faced sandwich w/ home roasted turkey breast baked on sourdough bread, with Mornay sauce, bacon, tomato, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses...broiled w/ a flame torch (or maybe a broiler); "I've certainly not had a sandwich to beat that hot brown anywhere...not even in New York"-Alton Brown; looks good
  • Quadruple B French Toast
    homemade Buttermilk-Black-walnut bread topped w/ Blackberry sauce & Bourbon meringue that is blowtorched for added color and flavor
3.5 out of 5
261 ratings
[CLOSED]; #77 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); wackiest, campiest (fun!) décor that continually changes; opened in 1991; Other Recipes: Bourbon Ball French Toast | Kentucky Farmhouse Scramble
Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant [CLOSED] ($$)
(162 ratings)

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike Map It!
Bird In Hand, PA 17505
(717) 768-4400
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Amish Farm Feast
    11-item meal: fried chicken, roast beef, sausage, chicken pot pie, browned butter noodles, mashed potatoes, dried sweet corn, green beans, iced raisin bread, shoofly pie, sour apple-crumb pie
3.5 out of 5
162 ratings
[CLOSED]; in Amish country; eat in community setting
Rack & Soul [CLOSED]See Rack & Soul Video ($$)
(139 ratings)

258 W 109th St Map It!
New York, NY 10025
(212) 222-4800
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Harlem"
  • Squealer Challenge
    challenge: 2-lb pulled pork po' boy drenched in insanely hot BBQ sauce (contains drops of pure capsaicin) in 15 min. + 5 min. afterburn; Bull Bullard, Hammer Harrison, "Slick" Willie Shaw (players of the Harlem Globetrotters) must all finish the challenge to "win"...they won
3.5 out of 5
139 ratings
  • Hobo
    skillet of smoked potato, pulled pork, brisket and every single side dish available (corn bake, homestyle beans, Jalapeno mac and cheese) topped w/ blue cheese bacon coleslaw and cheddar cheese sauce; looks messy (and good)
3.5 out of 5
111 ratings
[CLOSED]; #46 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); 2nd location in St. Paul; opened in 2010
Rapscallions [CLOSED]See Rapscallions Video ($$)
(12 ratings)

4422 Land O Lakes Blvd Map It!
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
(813) 235-6511
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Tampa Bay"
  • Davy Jones Hot Wing Challenge
    challenge: scorching hot platter of 10 wings loaded with habaneros and capsaicin extract + 5-min "afterburn" in 30 min; Jerry "Nasty" Sags (pro wrestler) won
3.5 out of 5
12 ratings
Reel Inn ($$)
(1032 ratings)

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy Map It!
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
  • Halibut
    grilled, sauteed or coated in Cajun seasoning; Adam got his sauteed; served in butter, tomatoes, capers, white wine sauce
3.5 out of 5
1032 ratings
est. 1986; fresh fish purchased everyday
Rib Line ($$)
(442 ratings)

12308 Los Osos Valley Rd Map It!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 543-7427
  • Brahma Bull Challenge
    challenge: 4-lb tri-tip steak sandwich in less than 42 minutes (previous record at airtime)...winner gets free lunch every Friday until the next person wins; Naader Reda (high school history teacher) won w/ time of 40 minutes
3.5 out of 5
442 ratings
opened in 1988
  • World's Biggest Stuffed Sopapilla
    challenge: eat 1 whole in 1 hr; 1-foot wide, 6.5-lbs mix of chicken, ground beef and Carne adovada (cubed pork marinated in red chili), fried potatoes, beans, red and gren chili (called "Christmas") and cheddar cheese; looks good
  • Stuffed Sopapilla
    signature dish; large fried pastry stuffed w/ meat and cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
903 ratings
#30 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1950; traditional home cooking
  • Blackened-Grouper Reuben
    award-winning; blackened grouper grilled on flat top, topped w/ thousand island dressing, Swiss cheese & caramelized sauerkraut served on marble rye bread; looks good
  • Gator Tail
    tastes like "pork"; looks like a spare rib
3.5 out of 5
318 ratings
opened in 1980; shack atmosphere
  • Brisket Sandwich
    slow-cooked & smoked using hickory wood for 9 hrs; topped w/ Sonny's BBQ sauce; "one of the best beef sandwiches you'll ever have"-Adam Richman; looks good
3.5 out of 5
460 ratings
#80 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1910; awarded and mentioned in various publications (including James Beard Award - Regional Classic - 2000)
Spudder RestaurantSee Spudder Restaurant Video ($$$)
(137 ratings)

6536 E 50th St Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 665-1416
  • "The Gusher"
    22-oz prime rib
3.5 out of 5
137 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1976
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "NASCAR"
  • Atomic Bomb Challenge
    challenge: over 5-lb of burgers, pulled pork, cheddar and provolone cheeses, bacon & "hot sauce" (meatsauce) & side of fries in 30 min; at airing, no one has ever won; NASCAR driver Joey Logano lost
3.5 out of 5
287 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2004; campy decor
Taco BusSee Taco Bus Video ($)
(874 ratings)

913 E Hillsborough Ave Map It!
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 234-0294
  • Butternut Squash Tostada
  • Chilorio Torta
    Mexican sandwich w/ pulled pork & Ancho pepper sauce lined w/ refried beans on homemade bread; "one of the best tortas I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Puerco Asado Taco
    soft taco w/ seasoned roasted pork, fresh vegetables and Mexican spices; looks good
3.5 out of 5
874 ratings
opened in 1991; tacos served by a 35-foot school bus-turned-food truck; open 24/7; check website for location
Tin Cup ($)
(52 ratings)

1220 Rice St Map It!
St. Paul, MN 55117
(651) 487-7967
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "St. Paul"
  • Lucy Challenge
    challenge: two 1.5-lb Lucifers (burger stuffed w/ pepper Jack cheese & Jalapeno peppers), Lucifer hot sauce and 2-lb of french fries in 45 minutes; John Wolf (law school student) won
3.5 out of 5
52 ratings
  • White Rabbit Burrito Challenge
    challenge: 45 minutes to take down 2-ft+, 6-lbs. of chicken, eggs, cheese, and rice all wrapped up in 6 tortillas; Sydney "Big Dawg" Colston lost
3.5 out of 5
706 ratings
#82 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck
Big Earl's BBQ [CLOSED] ($$)
(122 ratings)

7213 E 1st Ave Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947-6800
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Feast Special"
  • Leg of Beast Feast Challenge
    challenge: 17-lbs of roast pork, mac 'n cheese, blue cheese wedge salad, collard greens, jalapeno corn bread & pecan pie in 30 min.; 3 Scottsdale cops and 3 Scottsdale firefighters won
3.0 out of 5
122 ratings
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Gulf Coast"
  • Muffaletta Sandwich Challenge
    challenge: 4 pounds of salami, ham, cheese, and olive salad on a muffaletta bun plus a side of red beans and rice (6-lbs total) in 1 hour; prior to airing, no one has won; AJ Fratto (local musician, Navy rescue swimmer and Blue Angel) lost
3.0 out of 5
6 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2002; colorful Caribbean-theme decor
Curly's Pub [CLOSED] ($$)
(92 ratings)

1265 Lombardi Ave Map It!
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 965-6970
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Green Bay"
  • Curly Johnsonville's Beer Brats
    fan favorite; bratwurst grilled and then soaked in onion and beer bath; served in bun w/ sauerkraut
  • Fried Cheese Curds
    looks good
3.0 out of 5
92 ratings
[CLOSED]; located inside Lambeau Field stadium; only NFL stadium that sells more bratwurst than hotdogs
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