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Gorilla Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gorilla Barbeque ($$)
(1666 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
1666 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 ($$)
(2061 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
2061 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 ($$$)
(452 ratings)

326 Broadway Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 744-2077
www.grantgrill.com
  • Smashing Pumpkin Martini
4.0 out of 5
452 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
368 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 ($$)
(788 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
788 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 ($$)
(2462 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
2462 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 ($$)
(885 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
885 ratings
Grub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grub [CLOSED] ($$)
(1891 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
1891 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 ($$)
(2305 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
2305 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 ($$)
(458 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
458 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 ($$)
(443 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
443 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 ($$)
(833 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
833 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
7601 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 ($$$)
(1150 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
1150 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 ($$)
(690 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
690 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
Hitching Post II: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hitching Post IISee Hitching Post II Video ($$$)
(1276 ratings)

406 E Hwy 246 Map It!
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676
www.hitchingpost2.com
  • Barbecue Steaks
  • Grilled Artichokes
  • Burger
    "best burger I've ever eaten"-Cat Cora; available only Mon, Tue and Wed at the bar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1276 ratings
made famous from movie "Sideways"
Hob Nob Hill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hob Nob HillSee Hob Nob Hill Video ($$)
(1089 ratings)

2271 1st Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-8176
www.hobnobhill.com
  • Chicken 'N' Dumplings
    steamed dumpling topped w/ chopped boiled chicken & gravy
  • Corned Beef & Steamed Cabbage
  • Braised Lamb Shank
4.0 out of 5
1089 ratings
est. 1944; historic landmark
HoBo's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HoBo's BBQ ($$)
(809 ratings)

30590 Rancho California Rd Map It!
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 693-3227
hobosbbq.com
  • BBQ Lasagna
    pulled pork, chopped chicken, sausage 4 layers of pasta, each layer has BBQ sauce & cheese; each piece is about 1lb
  • Lumber Jack Sandwich
    house-made potato salad stacked on a toasted bun then piled on sliced tri-tip, dill pickle slices & topped w/ "PS" house dressing & sriracha
4.0 out of 5
809 ratings
Other Recipes: Potato Salad
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5529 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5529 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
Homeroom: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HomeroomSee Homeroom Video ($$)
(5711 ratings)

400 40th St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 597-0400
homeroom510.com
  • Trailer Mac (& Cheese)
    signature dish; cheddary mac w/ Niman Ranch hot dog and topped w/ crushed potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
5711 ratings
#26 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 2011; specializes in macaroni & cheese offering 10 different variations; elementary school decor w/ tables made of re-purposed wood bleachers, chalkboard (for the menu) & a vintage card catalog where they keep customer loyalty cards
House of Prime Rib: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
House of Prime RibSee House of Prime Rib Video ($$$)
(7201 ratings)

1906 Van Ness Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-4605
houseofprimerib.net
  • Prime Rib
    carved at the table; prime rib buried in mountain of rock salt, slow-roasted, dug-out from the salt pile & sliced at your table; looks good
4.0 out of 5
7201 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); San Francisco Landmark; cozy English-style dining room setting
  • Spicy Pork Kimchi Burrito
    looks good
  • Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops
    two pork chops served w/ fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2491 ratings
Asian-American fusion; 3 blocks away from S.F. Giants stadium
Hugo's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hugo'sSee Hugo's Video ($$)
(1257 ratings)

8401 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 654-3993
hugosrestaurant.com
  • Pasta Mama
    looks good
  • El Desayuno Burrito De La Casa
    breakfast burrito of eggs scrambled w/ sauteed tomatoes, peppers, onions & cilantro topped w/ slightly spicy roasted tomato chipotle sauce & melted mozzarella cheese or Daiya vegan cheese & garnished w/ guacamole; served w/ breakfast potatoes, turmeric ricen, or fresh fruit; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1257 ratings
serving "stealthy healthy" meals (from its website)
  • Prosciutto Ice Cream
  • Secret Breakfast Ice Cream
    top seller; ice cream w/ corn cereal cookies made w/ bourbon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3395 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); won many awards (SF Weekly - "Best Ice Cream in San Francisco" Reader's Poll, and other recognitions)
Idle Hour Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Idle Hour Cafe ($$)
(1041 ratings)

4824 N Vineland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 91601
(818) 980-5604
idlehourbar.com
  • Idle Sloppy Joe
    sloppy joe w/ bourbon, Gruyere or white cheddar, on Challah bun; looks good
  • Sloppy Fries
    choice of sloppy Joe, sloppy Jolene (veggie version), brisket or pulled pork w/ white cheddar; pulled pork is highlighted; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1041 ratings
building shaped of a beer barrel serving bar food fare; backside is a full-sized replica of the Bulldog Cafe (shaped of a bulldog)
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