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  • Dr. Pepper Braised Beef Short Ribs
    braised in Dr. Pepper mixture in 350-deg for 4 hrs; served w/ parsnip puree, mustard greens & fresh horseradish; looks good
  • Spicy Shrimp & Grits
    wild Louisiana shrimp, garlic, shallots, & andouille sausage, red eye gravy; note: not the same as regular shrimp & grits on menu; "succulent"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2880 ratings
opened in 2006; Southern comfort food; rocking chairs at tables on front porch
Genkiyaki: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Genkiyaki ($)
(755 ratings)

5526 Del Amo Blvd Map It!
Lakewood, CA 90713
(562) 496-3274
houseofgenkiyaki.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Los Angeles, CA"
  • Zombie Burrito Challenge
    2-lb chicken & beef, mozzarella sticks, fries burrito w/ ghost-chili infused hot sauce; Casey won
4.0 out of 5
755 ratings
est. 2009; Asian fusion of Korean, American, Mexican, and Japanese cuisines
  • "Fish Tacos"
    "hard to explain, just try it" (on the menu); sliced, pounded and disc-cut yellow fin tuna is "tortilla"; tuna tartar is mixed w/ jalapeno aioli to create the "filling"; tuna disc is crimped to form the "taco"; served w/ crispy fried avocado and more jalapeno aioli and other decorative herbs and radish
4.0 out of 5
445 ratings
opened in 2003; 65-seat restaurant
As Seen On:
Throwdown With Bobby Flay, Episode: "Paella"
  • Paella
    Spanish rice dish w/ chicken, octopus, clams, shrimp, mussels, tomatoes & bell peppers; takes 2 hrs to make; looks good
4.0 out of 5
99 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; paella only; catering only
Gian's Delicatessen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gian's Delicatessen ($)
(223 ratings)

2112 Pacific Ave Map It!
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 469-0108
  • Ravioli
    filling w/ Swiss chard, spinach, beef, Parmesan; rolled out by 100-yr old ravioli machine that can make 2,700 raviolis in in passing (cool!); served w/ homemade meat sauce; looks good
  • Sausage Pepper Sandwich
    homemade sausage, teleme cheese, fire-roasted red pepper, spicy mustard & served on homemade focaccia bread
4.0 out of 5
223 ratings
old-school Italian deli; family-owned & operated for 3 generations
Giusti's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giusti'sSee Giusti's Video ($$)
(231 ratings)

14743 Walnut Grove-Thornton Rd Map It!
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
(916) 776-1808
www.giustis.com
  • Lamb Shanks
    seared & then braised in tomato-base sauce; served w/ polenta; available second Tuesday of every month...and until they run out
  • Minestrone Soup
    looks good (Guy had seconds!)
4.0 out of 5
231 ratings
since 1912; "eclectic" four-generation Italian restaurant in a 100+ year old building; over 1,200 hats on the ceiling & tons of memorabilia plastered on the walls
Gloria's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gloria's CafeSee Gloria's Cafe Video ($$)
(1650 ratings)

10227 Venice Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-0963
www.gloriascafela.com
  • Carne Adobada
    "outstanding"; looks good
  • Seven Seas Soup
    "you will go nuts"
4.0 out of 5
1650 ratings
opened in 1981; authentic Mexican food
Golden Bear: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden BearSee Golden Bear Video ($$)
(672 ratings)

2326 K St Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-2242
www.goldenbear916.com
  • Banh Mi (Sandwich)
    both co-owners' favorite; slices of pork w/ slice cucumbers, blanced string beans, pickled carrots, basil, cilantro and sauce in french roll
  • Pork Sausage Pizza
    no sauce, no cheese; sausage & smoked coleslaw & carmelized onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
672 ratings
Golden Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden DeliSee Golden Deli Video ($)
(2772 ratings)

815 W Las Tunas Dr Map It!
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-0803
www.goldendelirestaurant....
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Chao Tom (Sugarcane Shrimp)
4.0 out of 5
2772 ratings
Golden State: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Golden StateSee Golden State Video ($$)
(1539 ratings)

426 N Fairfax Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-8331
thegoldenstatecafe.com
  • Lamb Burger
    Mediterranean flair topped w/ Gruyere cheese, yogurt dill sauce, roasted red peppers, arugula & curry ketchup; comes w/ side of sweet potato wedges; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade pickled Jalapenos, pickled onions & scratch-made (hot) mustard; "it is one of the best pork sandwiches I've had...I mean its up in the top 10"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1539 ratings
started by 2 buddies w/ no culinary experience; "it's a great vibe; it's a great joint"-Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
Gorilla Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gorilla Barbeque ($$)
(1673 ratings)

2145 Coast Hwy Map It!
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-7427
www.gorillabbq.com
  • Cheesesteak
    w/ NC-based BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Mac and Cheese
    cheesy
  • Texas Beef Brisket
    smoked for 16 hours; juicy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1673 ratings
est. in 2006; restaurant in orange train car; they close when they sell-out; long lines; Other Recipes: Cornbread
Gott's Roadside: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gott's Roadside ($$)
(2084 ratings)

933 Main St Map It!
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3486
gotts.com
  • Ahi Burger
    a signature dish; served w/ Asian slaw; looks good
  • Fish and Chips
    use Grade A hallibut; beer-battered
  • Wisconsin Burger
    topped w/ grilled mushroom, bacon, cheddar, mayo & BBQ sauce
4.0 out of 5
2084 ratings
formerly Taylor's Automatic Refresher (at airing); James Beard award-winning (American Classic); in Napa Valley
Grant Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grant GrillSee Grant Grill Video ($$$)
(453 ratings)

326 Broadway Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 744-2077
www.grantgrill.com
  • Smashing Pumpkin Martini
4.0 out of 5
453 ratings
opened in 1951; the place to power lunch; brass plaque commemorating a 1969 women's successful sit-in known as "the Grant Grill invasion" protesting men's only sign during lunchtime
  • Green Papaya Salad
    shredded green papaya smashed w/ tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce & Thai chilies; topped w/ crushed peanuts & small dried shrimp
  • Khao Piak (Soup)
    rice noodle soup (where they make noodles in the truck); add cilantro, scallion, garlic, chili oil & lime juice; "top 3 best Asian soups I've ever had in my life" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Nam Kao
    crispy rice salad w/ cured pork, sliced pork skin, cilantro, ginger, mint, green onions & lime juice; served w/ Romaine lettuce & dried Thai chili
4.0 out of 5
381 ratings
opened in 2013; food truck serving Lao & Thai food; go to Facebook or Twitter to find latest location spot
Greenblatt's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Greenblatt's DeliSee Greenblatt's Deli Video ($$)
(793 ratings)

8017 Sunset Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-0606
www.greenblattsdeli.com
  • #3 Pastrami Sandwich
    w/ Swiss cheese, cole slaw & Russian dressing on pumpernickel; looks good
4.0 out of 5
793 ratings
est. 1926; catered to the entertainment industry & been "The Place To Go" in Hollywood for Deli including Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Groucho Marx, Janis Joplin, Bing Crosby, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas, Marlon Brando, Peter Lorre, John Belushi, Danny Kaye & Billie Holiday (from its website)
Grill 'Em All: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill 'Em AllSee Grill 'Em All Video ($$)
(2478 ratings)

19 E Main St Map It!
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 284-2874
grillemallburgs.com
  • H-100's (Tater Tots)
    cheddar & jack filled, hand rolled tator tots; limited supply daily; served w/ a choice of 6 dipping sauces...Beau's favorite is malt vinegar aioli; looks good
  • Molly Hatchet Burger
    seared fennel sausage gravy, bacon, maple drizzle on a 1/2-pound burger; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2478 ratings
Food War: Baby's Badass vs. Grill 'Em All...Baby's Baddass won (3-votes-to-2); owner used to be the cook for Baby's Badass for only 2 weeks...only to open Grill 'Em All 1 mo. later; food truck w/ heavy metal art; specialize in burgers; long lines; UPDATE: now a sit-down joint in Alhambra
Grill-A-Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill-A-Burger ($$)
(901 ratings)

73091 Country Club Dr Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8170
www.grill-a-burger.com
  • Buddha Burger
    seasoned turkey burger green onion, cilantro, soy sauce, fresh ginger & garlic, curry & cumin; on Sesame seed bun spread w/ sweet chilli mayo, shredded Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, finished w/sliced red pepper & tomato
  • Devil's Revenge Burger
    fried Serrano chilies, caramelized chipotle onions, pepper jack cheese, crisp hardwood smoked bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce & slathered w/ hot & spicy "Spontaneous Combustion" habanero pepper relish, Sriracha mayo & chipotle ketchup on a jalapeno-cheese bun
4.0 out of 5
901 ratings
Grub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grub [CLOSED] ($$)
(1889 ratings)

911 Seward St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 461-3663
www.grub-la.com
  • Sweet & Sassy Bacon
    sometimes called "crack bacon" (because it's so addicting)
  • The Carnivore B.F.P. (Big Flippin' Pancake)
    popular dish; giant plate-sized pancake w/ chopped Sweet & Sassy Bacon baked in & topped w/ cheddar cheese & drizzled w/ syrup & butter
4.0 out of 5
1889 ratings
[CLOSED]; "California Comfort Food" in a converted 1920's duplex; created by the duo "The Grub Gals"; in multiple shows including "Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels" & "Top Chef"; voted #1 brunch & lunch by CitySearch
Guelaguetza Restaurante: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Guelaguetza RestauranteSee Guelaguetza Restaurante Video ($$)
(2320 ratings)

3014 W Olympic Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 427-0608
www.ilovemole.com
  • Chapulines
    pan-roasted grasshoppers; native Oaxacans call it "popcorn"
  • Festival de Moles
    mole tasting plate; includes black mole, red mole, estofado & coloradito, served w/ sliced chicken breast, a side of rice & a hand-made tortilla; looks good
  • Mezcal
    alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant native to Mexico; similar to tequila
  • Mole Negro
    signature dish; choice of chicken breast or chicken legs covered w/ oaxacais black mole (Oaxacan sauce) made from chiles, nuts, seeds, spices & oaxacan chocolate; served w/ rice; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2320 ratings
in Koreatown; they travel every year to Oaxaca to handpick ingredients & partners (authentic); offers all seven of Oaxacan's traditional moles; "best Oaxacan restaurant in the country"-Jonathan Gold (L.A. Times food critic)
Haggo's Organic Taco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Haggo's Organic TacoSee Haggo's Organic Taco Video ($$)
(460 ratings)

1302 N Coast Hwy 101 Map It!
Leucadia, CA 92024
(760) 753-6000
www.haggosorganictaco.com
  • Cousteau Taco
    soft tacos w/ sauteed seasoned fresh local catch, organic cabbage slaw, organic cumin-lime crema, organic mango salsa cruda & cilantro; "rock star fish taco!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
460 ratings
opened in 2011; beachtown taco shack (couple of blocks from beach)
Hank's Creekside Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hank's Creekside Restaurant ($$)
(448 ratings)

2800 4th St Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
(707) 575-8839
  • Cinamon Waltnut French Toast
  • Corned Beef Hash
    one of Guy's regular orders; looks good
  • Eggs Benedict
    choice of traditional, Florentine w/ spinach, w/ smoked salmon, w/ crab cake or California-style (w/ avocado & tomato)
  • Pancakes
    they grind their own whole wheat
4.0 out of 5
448 ratings
one of Guy's favorite spots; no reservations (long lines esp. weekends)
Harry's Coffee Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Harry's Coffee ShopSee Harry's Coffee Shop Video ($$)
(846 ratings)

7545 Girard Ave Map It!
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7381
www.harryscoffeeshop.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Diners"
  • B.W. Benny
    bacon-infused waffle topped w/ ham, bacon strips, poached eggs & hollandaise sauce
4.0 out of 5
846 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Diners); since 1960; local institution; started by former bat boy for Brooklyn Dodgers who followed the team to L.A. only to eventually open this Brooklyn-style diner
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Bacon Paradise
  • Bacon
  • Bacon Waffle
    whole bacon slices cooked inside waffle
  • BBLT
    BLT w/ extra bacon
4.0 out of 5
7623 ratings
opened in 2000; won many awards (San Diego Magazine: Reader's Choice Best Breakfast; City Search: Best American Food; and others)
Herb & Wood: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Herb & WoodSee Herb & Wood Video ($$$)
(1157 ratings)

2210 Kettner Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8495
www.herbandwood.com
  • Oxtail Gnocchi
    oxtail brined 2 days & braised 4 hrs; w/ roasted garlic, parsley, chives, sherry, horseradish & parmesan
4.0 out of 5
1157 ratings
focusing on rustic, wood-fired dishes; seasonal, Mediterranean flavors
High Dive Bar And Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
High Dive Bar And Grill ($$)
(689 ratings)

1801 Morena Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 275-0460
www.highdivesd.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "San Diego, CA"
  • "The Kracken" Burger
    1 pound Angus patty, gorgonzola, bacon, grilled onions, sandwiched between two roasted sriracha-infused peanut butter & jelly sandwiches
4.0 out of 5
689 ratings
since 2006; neighborhood bar & restaurant w/ outdoor patio, situated in the enchanting heart of Bay Park; carry 20 local craft beers on tap and serve up an array of tiki-inspired cocktails
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