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Top 5 Restaurants

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  • Bacon Brownie
    double layer of brownies separated by candied bacon & chocolate ganache; served a la mode
  • 50 Alarm Burger
    50/50 patty (50% beef, 50% Chorizo) topped w/ ghost-pepper Colby jack cheese, habanero jam, sliced jalapeno & habanero cheese poppers; need to sign waiver of liability & make you wear gloves while eating
4.0 out of 5
3982 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Hot and Spicy Foods)
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Nebulous Potato Thing
    pile of spuds w/ melted cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream & green onions; topped w/ optional sunny-side-up egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1187 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1918; San Francisco's oldest ice cream parlor/soda fountain
Strip HouseSee Strip House Video ($$$$)
(984 ratings)

13 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 328-0000
www.striphouse.com/new_yo...
  • Strip House Chocolate Cake
    24-layer chocolate cake; looks good; 5 other locations
4.0 out of 5
984 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate)
Tacko ($$)
(857 ratings)

3115 Fillmore St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 796-3534
www.tackosf.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • Tuesday Taco Trio
    $2 tacos on Tuesdays; tacos: chicken mole, carnitas, carne asada
4.0 out of 5
857 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats)
Tam O'ShanterSee Tam O'Shanter Video ($$$)
(1481 ratings)

2980 Los Feliz Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
www.lawrysonline.com/tam-...
  • Prime Rib
    served w/ mashed potatoes & gravy, Yorkshire pudding, freshly prepared horseradish, creamed spinach or creamed corn; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1481 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best for the Holidays); since 1922; "good cheer, warm hospitality and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere" (from its website); John Wayne, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford & Walt Disney were regulars; at Christmas time, everything is covered w/ glitter lights & garland & servers dressed in old world costumes
Tia Sophia's ($)
(673 ratings)

210 W San Francisco St Map It!
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-9880
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Breakfast"
  • Breakfast Burrito
    w/ thick bacon, shredded potatoes, red & green chile, shredded cheese & topped w/ fried egg
4.0 out of 5
673 ratings
Totonno'sSee Totonno's Video ($$)
(808 ratings)

1524 Neptune Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-8606
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Pizza"
  • Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust (NY-style) pizza w/ mozzarella, pepperoni, mushroom & tomato sauce, Parmesan & extra virgin olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
808 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); since 1924; family operated
24 DinerSee 24 Diner Video ($$)
(1880 ratings)

600 N Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
24diner.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Meat Loaf
    30-ingredient meat loaf served w/ whipped potatoes, bacon-braised collard greens, sweet onion gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1880 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); classic '50s-inspired diner serving chef-inspired comfort food
Agawam DinerSee Agawam Diner Video ($)
(174 ratings)

166 Newburyport Tpke Map It!
Rowley, MA 01969
(978) 948-7780
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    individualized pot pie baked & flipped on plate at serving putting crust is on bottom
3.5 out of 5
174 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1940; classic car diner; long lines
AkashaSee Akasha Video ($$)
(1488 ratings)

9543 Culver Blvd Map It!
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 845-1700
www.akasharestaurant.com
  • Onion Rings
  • Pie Buffet
    available only on Thanksgiving; 160 pies to choose from (highlighted on show...Chocolate Banana Bourbon Pie)
3.5 out of 5
1488 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Thanksgiving); New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike
Al's BeefSee Al's Beef Video ($)
(515 ratings)

1079 W Taylor St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-4017
www.alsbeef.com
  • Italian Beef Sandwich
    have it dipped Italian beef gravy w/ Italian relish; looks good; winner of Best Sandwich (Midwest); topped w/ spicy gardinaire (Italian relish) and dipped in beef gravy; have it dipped Italian beef gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
515 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches); #11 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Al's #1 vs. Mr. Beef... Mr. Beef won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1938; in Little Italy
Arnaud's RestaurantSee Arnaud's Restaurant Video ($$$)
(762 ratings)

813 Bienville St Map It!
New Orleans, LA 70112
(866) 230-8895
www.arnaudsrestaurant.com
  • Bananas Foster
    bananas sauteed in butter w/ cinnamon & brown sugar, flamed rum & served over French vanilla ice cream
3.5 out of 5
762 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Romantic Foods); since 1918; classic Creole Cuisine & exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms
Bernie's Burger Bus [CLOSED] ($$)
(336 ratings)

2643 Commercial Center Blvd Map It!
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-9006
berniesburgerbus.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Lunch"
  • Detention Burger
    two crispy bacon grilled cheeses used as a bun for two cheddar cheeseburger patties, "tipsy" onions & all "the principal's" fixings; looks good
3.5 out of 5
336 ratings
[CLOSED]; #5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); since 2010; started as a food "truck" (actually a school bus); brick-and-mortar has school cafeteria atmosphere
Best Pizza ($)
(615 ratings)

33 Havemeyer St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-2210
www.best.piz.za.com/#menu...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Cheap Eats"
  • White & Veggie Pies
    large slice is under $4
3.5 out of 5
615 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheap Eats); opened in 2010
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • Smoked Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
    served w/ steamed basmati rice; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2993 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); new style, down home soul food, community & a welcoming vibe in West Oakland
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Bar Food"
  • Baby Back Ribs
    dry rubbed, oven-cooked in plastic wrap & foil, deep-fried & coated in sweet Thai sesame sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
348 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); friendly neighborhood sports pub
Canter's DeliSee Canter's Deli Video ($$)
(3815 ratings)

419 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2030
www.cantersdeli.com
  • Canter's Fairfax Sandwich
    hot corned beef & pastrami piled high on rye; served w/ side of cole slaw & potato salad; looks good
  • Potato Pancakes
    appetizer; ground potatoes, onions, cornmeal, spices, pattied, flat top-seared & deep-fried; served w/ apple sauce or sour cream
  • Brooklyn Ave Sandwich
    choice of corned beef or pastrami (corned beef is recommended), cole slaw & homemade Russian dressing served on rye; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3815 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Late Night Eats); since 1931; Art Deco decor & trademark autumn leaves ceiling; open 24 hours & only closed on Jewish holidays; Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny, Elizabeth Taylor, Sydney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Wilt Chamberlain, Brooke Shields, Bill Cosby have eaten here; adjacent Kibitz Room features a full bar and small stage where Guns 'n' Roses played when starting out
El PintoSee El Pinto Video ($$)
(1148 ratings)

10500 4th St NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-1771
www.elpinto.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ribs"
  • Red Chile Ribs
    signature pork baby back ribs marinated in red chile & slow baked to fall off the bone; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1148 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); est. 1962; owned & operated by "The Salsa Twins" (yes, they are really twin brothers)
  • Gravy Frites (Duck Fat Fries)
    w/ mozarella curd, pepper & brown gravy
  • Animal Style Frites
    fries w/ full bacon, fried eggs, whole grain mustard, mozzarella curd & brown gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1104 ratings
[CLOSED]; #1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food)
Hog Heaven [CLOSED]See Hog Heaven Video ($)
(216 ratings)

115 27th Ave N Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1234
www.hogheavenbbq.com
  • Pulled Turkey Sandwich
    smoke turkey breast for 4-5 hrs, pulled, put on onion bun or corn bread (Claire's preferred) w/ cheese, pickles and topped w/ white BBQ sauce (mayo-buttermilk-based sauce); "it is the best turkey sandwich I've ever had"-Claire Robinson; looks good
  • Pulled Pork on Cornbread
    cornbread pancakes as buns; recommend the white sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
216 ratings
[CLOSED]; #2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch); est. 1986; outdoor seating and take-out style restaurant
JAM ($$)
(741 ratings)

2853 N Kedzie Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 292-6011
jamrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Breakfast"
  • Malted Custard French Toast
    macerated stonefruit, lime leaf cream, pink peppercorns; looks good
3.5 out of 5
741 ratings
est. 2009
Joyful House Chinese Cuisine ($$)
(577 ratings)

4601 Spring Mountain Rd Map It!
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 889-8881
joyfulhouselv.com
  • Honey Walnut Shrimp
    blanched shrimp, dredged & wok-fried & then coated in sweet citrus-mayo-based sauce & topped w/ candied walnuts; looks good
3.5 out of 5
577 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chinese Food); est. 1996; specializing in authentic Hong Kong Chinese food
Kaiser Tiger ($$)
(476 ratings)

1415 W Randolph St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-3100
kaisertiger.com
  • The Bomb
    5-lb meatloaf made of spicy beef & pork sausage stuffed w/ pepper bacon & wrapped in a brown sugar bacon weave cooked for hours on the smoker & served w/ fresh cut fries, buns, pepper jack cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato, & BBQ sauce
3.5 out of 5
476 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bacon Bites); beer hall specializing in "sausage, bacon & beer"
Kenny & Zuke'sSee Kenny & Zuke's Video ($$)
(1189 ratings)

1038 SW Stark St Map It!
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-3354
www.kennyandzukes.com
  • Pastrami on Rye
    brine-injected, cured 7 days, smoked 10 hours, steamed for 3 & hand-sliced; served on homemade rye w/ deli mustard & coleslaw; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1189 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Sandwiches)
La CondesaSee La Condesa Video ($$)
(1415 ratings)

400A W 2nd St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0300
www.lacondesa.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Brunch"
  • Huevos Condesa
    roasted chicken, fried eggs, poblano rajas, duck fat potatoes, grilled onions, bacon, swiss chard (or spinach pending in season), tortillas
3.5 out of 5
1415 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch); award-winning modern Mexican restaurant, nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best New Restaurant'
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