Man v. Food Nation

  (85 restaurants)    
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  • 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
268 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 ($)
(41 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
41 ratings
Hal and Mal's ($$)
(70 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
70 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)
Jackalope Jacks [CLOSED] ($$)
(159 ratings)

1936 E 7th St Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 347-1918
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
159 ratings
La FondaSee La Fonda Video ($$)
(286 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
286 ratings
#72 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown)
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(1111 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
1111 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
Lynn's Paradise Cafe [CLOSED] ($$)
(267 ratings)

984 Barret Ave Map It!
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-3447
  • 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
267 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] ($$)
(163 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
163 ratings
[CLOSED]; in Amish country; eat in community setting
Rack & Soul [CLOSED]See Rack & Soul Video ($$)
(141 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
141 ratings
Rack Shack BBQ [CLOSED] ($$)
(122 ratings)

2925 Cliff Rd E Map It!
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 736-3004
  • 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
122 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 ($$)
(1108 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
1108 ratings
est. 1986; fresh fish purchased everyday
Rib Line ($$)
(483 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
483 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
997 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
343 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
505 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 ($$$)
(172 ratings)

6536 E 50th St Map It!
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 665-1416
  • "The Gusher"
    27-day aged 22-oz bone in ribeye, fire grilled, w/ port reduction & seared foie gras, served w/ baked potato, french fries & potato soup; looks good
3.5 out of 5
172 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1976; high-end steakhouse w/ seafood & signature recipes for classic dishes
Taco BusSee Taco Bus Video ($)
(937 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
937 ratings
opened in 1991; tacos served by a 35-foot school bus-turned-food truck; open 24/7; check website for location
Tin Cup ($)
(57 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
57 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
725 ratings
#82 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck
Big Earl's BBQ [CLOSED] ($$)
(124 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
124 ratings
Curly's Pub [CLOSED] ($$)
(96 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
96 ratings
[CLOSED]; located inside Lambeau Field stadium; only NFL stadium that sells more bratwurst than hotdogs
Haven Brothers ($)
(98 ratings)

12 Fulton And Dorrance St Map It!
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-7777
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Providence"
  • Triple Murder Burger
    3 beef patties, bacon, egg, sauteed onions & mushroom topped w/ mayo, mustard, relish, ketchup, lettuce & tomatoes; Adam special requested a runny egg (w/ yolk intact); looks good
3.0 out of 5
98 ratings
started in 1888 as a horse-drawn diner in front of city hall; it's now a truck-drawn diner w/ some outdoor seating
Hungry Owl [CLOSED]See Hungry Owl Video ($$)
(95 ratings)

7899 Cottage Hill Rd Map It!
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 340-2522
  • Stuffed Tony Burger
    signature dish; 1-lb burger stuffed w/ Conecuh pork sausage-vegie mixture and 3 types of cheese, then topped w/ bacon, candied jalapenos, 2 more slices of other cheeses and a fried egg
3.0 out of 5
95 ratings
[CLOSED]; #36 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; serving Creole comfort food in casual family setting; moved from original airing location (2502 Schillinger Rd S)
Man v. Food Nation   (85 restaurants)    
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