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  • Carne Adovada on a Fresh Telera Bun
    Albuquerque Style Pulled Pork
  • Duck Confit
    takes 3-4 days to prepare; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1307 ratings
[CLOSED]; "funky American comfort"; chef used to cook for P-Funk and Greatful Dead
As Seen On:
Buffet Paradise
  • Champagne Sunday Brunch
    available only on Sundays; features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe as well as menu items served when Queen Mary was an active cruise ship (it retired in 1967); a favorite is the Salmon Serpentine (poached & served whole); free-flowing champagne
3.5 out of 5
406 ratings
on now-retired cruise ship Queen Mary which is now a floating hotel on harbor of Long Beach, CA; voted "Best Brunch" by Open Table; available only on Sundays
Ramona Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ramona Cafe ($$)
(333 ratings)

628 Main St Map It!
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-8656
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    deep fried
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    50-50 of ground beef and veal
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    made fresh everyday; large-sized
  • Kitchen Sink
    ham, bacon, cheese, bell peppers & tomato served in a piping-hot skillet
3.5 out of 5
333 ratings
Rawbar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rawbar ($$)
(270 ratings)

346 Broadway St Map It!
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 897-0626
www.rawbarchico.com
  • Rawbar "Bibimbap"
    Korean Dish Of tender pork belly over a crispy rice cake & sauteed kimchi; topped w/ a fried egg & radish sprouts
  • Thoma Ka Thai Steamer Bowl
    clams, mussels, scallops, prawns in Thom Ka steamer broth, coconut milk; served over deep-fried noodles; "it's phenomenal!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
3.5 out of 5
270 ratings
est. 2001; serving sushi & Asian fusion cuisine in a fun, artistic, unconventional environment
Reel Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Reel Inn ($$)
(988 ratings)

18661 Pacific Coast Hwy Map It!
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-8221
reelinnmalibu.com
  • 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
988 ratings
est. 1986; fresh fish purchased everyday
Rib Line: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rib Line ($$)
(434 ratings)

12308 Los Osos Valley Rd Map It!
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 543-7427
www.ribline.com
  • 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
434 ratings
opened in 1988
Rick & Ann's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rick & Ann's Restaurant ($$)
(907 ratings)

2922 Domingo Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 649-8538
www.rickandanns.com
     
3.5 out of 5
907 ratings
Riva: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Riva [CLOSED] ($$$)
(107 ratings)

312 Wilshire Blvd Map It!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-7482
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Sugar Rush"
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Purse
3.5 out of 5
107 ratings
[CLOSED]
Roberto's Taco Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Roberto's Taco Shop ($)
(364 ratings)

2744 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 584-0377
  • California Burrito
    signature item; carne asada (beef), french fries, shredded cheese rolled in a large burrito
3.5 out of 5
364 ratings
open 24 hrs; many locations in southern California & Utah; all owned & operated by 1 (large) family; has drive-thru
  • Pancake Lasagna
    instead of lasagna pasta, they use pancakes to layer; w/ bacon, sausage, cheddar & a maple bechamel; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1379 ratings
[CLOSED]; scenic rooftop poolside dining
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe ($$)
(2149 ratings)

4081 Hollis St Map It!
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 594-1221
www.iamrudy.com
     
3.5 out of 5
2149 ratings
opened in 2002; crazy urban art deco decor (fun)
Salt's Cure: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salt's Cure ($$)
(375 ratings)

1155 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 465-7258
www.saltscure.com
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
3.5 out of 5
375 ratings
they butcher and smoke their own meats; open kitchen; everything is homemade, even the ketchup, mustard & pickles; moved from original airing location (7494 Santa Monica Blvd)
Sarita's Pupuseria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sarita's Pupuseria ($)
(760 ratings)

317 S Broadway Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-6320
  • Pupusas
3.5 out of 5
760 ratings
  • Matty's Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich
    smoked in 3 different woods; served hot w/ sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic and cheddar cheese
  • Buckaroo Sandwich
    grilled and marinated Mexican Achote chicken heaped w/ grilled onions and mushrooms; served on a French roll w/ Chipotle sauce
  • Roman Style Lasagna
    hand-rolled organic pasta prepared w/ a creamy, roasted tomato and red onion bechamel sauce layered with house-made ragu, mushrooms, spinach, yellow squash zucchini, eggplant & parmesan cheese; served w/ mixed greens; looks good
3.5 out of 5
500 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2002; creator of Matthew's Burritos which are sold in the West and Midwest; Other Recipes: BBQ Sauce
Schooner or Later: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Schooner or Later ($$)
(1690 ratings)

241 N Marina Dr Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 430-3495
schoonerorlater.com
  • Belgian Waffles
    topped w/ seasonal berries, banana, nuts, or apple cinnamon and whipped cream upon request
  • Schultzie's Mess
    blend of chopped ham, onion & bell pepper grilled w/ hash browns & eggs and topped with melted Cheddar cheese; served w/ sourdough toast; looks good
  • Club Sandwich
    triple decker sandwich w/ turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes on sourdough
3.5 out of 5
1690 ratings
est. 1985; large outdoor seating available by the dock (great atmosphere) w/ dock parking for boats; serve "schooner" portion of beer (a large chalise-sized portion); local hangout; long lines
Simplethings: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Simplethings ($$)
(338 ratings)

4013 W Riverside Dr Map It!
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 562-9619
www.simplethingsrestauran...
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Lunch"
  • Chicken Sandwich & Corn Chowder
    bbq pulled chicken sandwich w/ arugula, red onions, garlic aioli, bbq sauce on pretzel roll
3.5 out of 5
338 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Lunch)
Simply Vietnam Express: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Simply Vietnam Express ($$)
(353 ratings)

3381 Cleveland Ave Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 544-4585
simplyvietnamexpress.com
  • BBQ Pork Combo
    bbq pork, shrimp & crispy eggrolls; looks good
  • Beef Combination Pho
    choice of steak, meatball, brisket, flank steak, fatty brisket; looks good
3.5 out of 5
353 ratings
family-owned and operated joint in friendly, casual atmosphere setting; a Fieri family favorite
  • Escargot Puff Lollipop
    braised escargot wrapped in puff pastry, oven baked and topped w/ garlic butter and served on a lollipop stick
3.5 out of 5
108 ratings
[CLOSED]; mobile bistro...serve restaurant Chez Spencer's fine French cuisine from a converted taco truck
Spread: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Spread [CLOSED]See Spread Video
(250 ratings)

2879 University Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 543-0406
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Nutty"
  • White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter
3.5 out of 5
250 ratings
[CLOSED]
Squeeze Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Squeeze InnSee Squeeze Inn Video ($)
(1518 ratings)

5301 Power Inn Rd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
www.thesqueezeinn.com
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    also called "Squeezeburger w/ Cheese"; 1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1518 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the bar...new location can accommodate a few more
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Lollipop Trio
    layered ice cream on lollipop sticks
3.5 out of 5
584 ratings
[CLOSED]
Studio Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Studio DinerSee Studio Diner Video ($$)
(1830 ratings)

4701 Ruffin Rd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 715-6400
www.studiodiner.com
  • Lobster Roll
    6 oz. of fresh Maine lobster w/ light mayo & celery; New England style, served on a grilled & buttered New England frank roll w/ Studio fries or coleslaw
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
    battered & fried sandwich stuffed w/ turkey, ham, Swiss & cheddar cheeses w/ raspberry preserves
  • Samson's Steak Sandwich
    sliced & marinated prime rib sauteed w/ spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts & onion; topped w/ mozzarella & served on a grilled roll
  • "The Gaucho" Steak Sandwich
    butterflied filet mignon tip on a torta roll; w/ chimichurri, chipotle cream, arugula & pickled onions; served w/ sweet potato fries
  • Lobster Pot Pie
    lobster bisque, peas, carrots, lobster claw & pie crust
  • Whole Belly Ipswich Clams
    deep fried & served w/ tartar sauce
3.5 out of 5
1830 ratings
neon-lighted diner w/ 1940s decor; "Do the time warp down Ruffin Road" (from its website)
Sumo Grub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sumo Grub [CLOSED] ($)
(133 ratings)

2235 Milvia St Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 396-3967
  • Deep Fried Tempora Burger
    1/3-lb Angus beef cooked on flat top, then battered, floured, bread-crumbed & deep-fried in soybean oil; served on bun w/ lettuce, tomato, grilled onions & "Sumo sauce"; available 6-patties high
  • Six Feet Under Challenge
    six deep-fried burger patties, fried mac 'n cheese,fried twinkies, fried Oreos, whipped cream & sauce; finish & you eat for free
3.5 out of 5
133 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2010; main concept is tempura frying good old American food; Motto: "Live free or die frying"
Susan Feniger's Street: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Susan Feniger's Street [CLOSED]See Susan Feniger's Street Video ($$$)
(1081 ratings)

742 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 203-0500
  • Mandoo Vegetable Dumplings
    Asian vegetables, sweet potato and kimchi filled dumplings with roasted ginger yam and sesame dipping sauce
3.5 out of 5
1081 ratings
[CLOSED]
  • Yule Log Cake
    deep chocolate-almond sponge cake rolled around rich raspberry buttercream covered in a bark of chocolate ganache & graced w/ a dusting of powered sugar snow & meringue mushrooms
3.5 out of 5
1578 ratings
uses only the finest imported chocolate, the freshest butter & cream, the highest quality in-season fruit, no mixes (as many bakeries do), & no preservatives (from its website); deep-dish cherry pie made Oprah's Favorite Things List 2015
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