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Akasha: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AkashaSee Akasha Video ($$)
(1476 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
1476 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Thanksgiving); New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike
Aldos Harbor Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aldos Harbor RestaurantSee Aldos Harbor Restaurant Video ($$)
(446 ratings)

790 Mariner Pkwy Map It!
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 426-3736
www.aldos-cruz.com
  • Cioppino
    rock cod, calamari, king crab legs, prawns & mussels in spicy house made tomato sauce
  • Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
    choice of pesto, marinara, alfredo, bolognese or parmesan sauce (Guy had w/ marinara)
3.5 out of 5
446 ratings
started as a bait and tackle shop, restaurant opened in 1977; moved from original airing location (616 Atlantic Ave)
  • Warm Sea Urchin w/ Dungeness Crab
3.5 out of 5
1499 ratings
[CLOSED]; "a little East Coast formal (a GM in a suit and a chef who likes her vegetables brunoised) and West Coast casual (painted plywood floors, hawsers strung from the ceiling and diners in jeans)"
APL Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
APL Restaurant ($$$$)
(292 ratings)

1680 Vine St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 416-1280
aplrestaurant.com
  • Burnt Ends Sandwich
    1/3-lb APL beef short rib burnt ends, pickle salad; served on a potato bun; looks good
3.5 out of 5
292 ratings
barbecue joint by day & contemporary steakhouse by night
Apple Pan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Apple PanSee Apple Pan Video ($$)
(2951 ratings)

10801 W Pico Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-3585
  • Apple Pie
    grandmother's recipe
  • Hickory Burger
    served w/ homemade sauce (hickory marinara), mayo, pickles, lettuce & cheese (extra)
  • Steakburger
    served w/ homemade sweet relish, mayo, pickles, lettuce & cheese (extra)
3.5 out of 5
2951 ratings
since 1947; U-shaped counter w/ 26 stools surrounding cooking station; same throwback decor from 1940's; down the street from Fox Studios...frequent celebrity sightings including John Lithgow, Julia Roberts, Warren Beatty, Sigourney Weaver, Jonas Brothers & Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jack Back Sammie
    thick-sliced egg bread, crisped & stuffed w/ sharp cheddar cheese & hickory smoked bacon; grilled cheese sandwich w/ bacon; looks good
  • Rico Dog
    gourmet 1/2 lb. all-beef frankfurter wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon & deep-fried, then smothered in caramelized onions, grilled jalapenos & homemade spicy "chipayo"
3.5 out of 5
240 ratings
[CLOSED]; #25 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); red-and-yellow striped food truck where everything on menu has bacon; check website for location
Barney's Beanery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barney's Beanery ($$)
(833 ratings)

8447 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-2287
www.barneysbeanery.com
  • Champagne Breakfast
    a giant cheese dog and a bottle of Dom Perignon; costs $195 at airing
  • Classic All Meat Chili
    same recipe since 1920s; offered w/ most dishes on menu
3.5 out of 5
833 ratings
est. 1920; classic Route 66 roadhouse; celebrity sightings include Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jim Morrison (drunken Morrison urinated on the bar...they had to throw him out) and Janis Joplin (Joplin had her last meal here); tradition: trade in your licence place for a free bowl of chili
Barone's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barone's ($$)
(754 ratings)

13726 Oxnard St Map It!
Valley Glen, CA 91401
(818) 782-6004
www.baronesfamousitalian....
  • Cheese Lasagna
    topped w/ your choice of meat sauce, meatballs or marinara sauce (Guy got meatballs)
  • Pizza
    rectangular, thin crust w/ sausage, pepperoni, bell peppers, monterey jack; looks good
3.5 out of 5
754 ratings
est. 1945; old-school joint w/ entertainment on Fri & Sat nights
Barrel & Ashes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barrel & Ashes [CLOSED]See Barrel & Ashes Video ($$)
(1321 ratings)

11801 Ventura Blvd Map It!
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 623-8883
barrelandashes.com
  • Hoe Cakes
    corn bread-like cooked in iron skillet in brick oven; topped w/ maple butter & scallions
3.5 out of 5
1321 ratings
[CLOSED]; specialize in BBQ
Barton G: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barton GSee Barton G Video ($$$)
(2443 ratings)

861 N La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888
www.bartongtherestaurantl...
  • Marie Antoinette "Let Them Eat Cake" Cotton Candy Head
    mannequin head w/ 2-feet tall of over-the-top cotton candy (as her hair) surrounded by petit cakes: raspberry & strawberry cream cheese; fresh berries & schlag; too funny!
3.5 out of 5
2443 ratings
est. 2002
  • Jerk Fried Chicken
    lightly floured, deep-fried boneless & skinless chicken covered w/ Jerk sauce, topped w/ caramelized banana
  • Shrimp & Crawfish Etoufee
    stew slow-cooked in cast iron w/ housemade roux trinity, shrimp, crawfish tail in green Creole sauce; served w/ Creole herb rice
3.5 out of 5
334 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2003; Creole fusion cuisine
Bob's Big Boy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bob's Big Boy ($$)
(1606 ratings)

4211 W Riverside Dr Map It!
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 843-9334
www.bobs.net
  • Big Boy Burgers
    double-decker hamburger
3.5 out of 5
1606 ratings
Bob Hope, Tom Hanks, Drew Carey, Jay Leno are regulars at this location; various locations around country
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill ($$)
(429 ratings)

110 E Commonwealth Ave Map It!
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 626-0050
bourbonstreetfullerton.co...
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Orange County, CA"
  • El Diablo Burger Challenge
    3-lbs of burger patties & shrimp drenched in El Diablo sauce made of 3 spiciest peppers in the world (ghost chilies, Trinidad Scorpions, & Carolina Reapers) in 60 min; Casey lost
3.5 out of 5
429 ratings
inspired w/ New Orleans setting
  • Chicken & Tots
  • Wings & Waffles
3.5 out of 5
228 ratings
est. 2013; food truck
Brian's 24: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brian's 24 ($$)
(1831 ratings)

828 6th Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-8410
www.brians24.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "San Diego, CA"
  • Pancake Monster Challenge
    five buttermilk pancakes layered w/ 4 strips of bacon, 2 sausage patties, an 8-oz ham steak, & an 8-oz country fried steak, topped w/ 3 eggs any style, all on a bed of house home fries; finish it (total of 5.5-lbs) by yourself in under an hour, it's on the house; Casey lost
3.5 out of 5
1831 ratings
since 2008; breakfast is served 24 hours a day; w/ copper-clad, open kitchen w/ its beautiful, historic "Joan Crawford" mahogany bar
Broken Spanish: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broken Spanish [CLOSED]See Broken Spanish Video ($$$)
(950 ratings)

1050 S Flower St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1460
brokenspanish.com
  • Chicharron
    rubbed & rolled pork belly is slow-cooked 24 hours then deep fried; topped w/ seasonal micro-greens
3.5 out of 5
950 ratings
[CLOSED]; serving modern Mexican food
Broken Yolk Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broken Yolk CafeSee Broken Yolk Cafe Video ($$)
(1500 ratings)

1851 Garnet Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-9655
www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "San Diego"
  • 12-Egg Omelet Challenge
    challenge: 12-egg omelet w/ cheese, chili, 2 biscuits and home fries; Adam won
3.5 out of 5
1500 ratings
opened in 1979
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
2999 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); new style, down home soul food, community & a welcoming vibe in West Oakland
Bruddah's Hawaiian Foods: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bruddah's Hawaiian FoodsSee Bruddah's Hawaiian Foods Video ($$)
(121 ratings)

1430 W Redondo Beach Blvd Map It!
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 323-9112
  • Corned Beef Hash Loco Moco
    pattied corned beef-potatoes on rice & topped w/ fried egg & gravy
3.5 out of 5
121 ratings
moved from original airing location (1033 W Gardena Blvd)
Cafe Coyote: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe Coyote ($$)
(5357 ratings)

2461 San Diego Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 291-4695
www.cafecoyoteoldtown.com
  • Deep-Fried Ice Cream
    vanilla ice cream covered in corn flakes, deep-fried & topped w/ honey, whipped cream & a cherry; served w/ a flavored tortilla; looks good
3.5 out of 5
5357 ratings
#55 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1973; landmark in Old Town San Diego's Historic Walking District; festive atmosphere w/ "Mexican Tortilla Ladies", splashing fountains & strolling mariachis; numerous awards including Best Mexican restaurant & best margaritas (w/ over 120 tequilas to choose from)
Cafe Fanny: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe Fanny [CLOSED]See Cafe Fanny Video ($$)
(223 ratings)

1603 San Pablo Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 524-5447
www.cafefanny.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Organic Granola w/ Fruit & Yogart
    homemade granola
3.5 out of 5
223 ratings
[CLOSED]
Caioti Pizza Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Caioti Pizza Cafe ($$)
(604 ratings)

4346 Tujunga Ave Map It!
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-3588
www.caiotipizzacafe.com
As Seen On:
Pizza Paradise
  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza
    popular
  • Pizza
    Thin crust
3.5 out of 5
604 ratings
Gourmet pizza
  • Fiery Bottom BBQ Pork Bowl
    citrus braised pork, spicy-house made BBQ sauce, sauteed spinach, sunny-side up quail egg, roasted yams, brown rice
  • Vegan Gnocchi
    house made potato gnocchi w/ kale, brussels sprouts, California walnuts, garlic, chili flakes, olive oil; looks good
  • Vegan Love Plate
    roasted cauliflower, roasted brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, beets, romesco sauce & salsa verde, toasted almonds
3.5 out of 5
999 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2009; owner/chef Charlie Ayers is formerly “the chef who fed Google” & used to cook for The Grateful Dead; Other Recipes: Citrus Carnitas
  • Clam Chowder
    "this is--w/out question--one of the best clam chowders I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
  • Parmesan Pretzel
    huge 18 oz. pretzel w/ side of pub cheese dip; looks good
  • Shortrib Grilled Cheese
    braised shortrib, oven roasted tomato, balsamic glazed red onion, arugula, goat cheese, crispy provolone, pickled peppers, jalapenos, toasted sourdough; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1846 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2010; family-friendly, beer-concept restaurant that offers the second largest number of beers available on tap in Northern California
Canter's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Canter's DeliSee Canter's Deli Video ($$)
(3779 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
3779 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
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