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Hitching Post II: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hitching Post IISee Hitching Post II Video ($$$)
(1287 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
1287 ratings
made famous from movie "Sideways"
Hob Nob Hill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hob Nob HillSee Hob Nob Hill Video ($$)
(1097 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
1097 ratings
est. 1944; historic landmark
HoBo's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HoBo's BBQ ($$)
(834 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
834 ratings
Other Recipes: Potato Salad
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5557 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
5557 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 ($$)
(5777 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
5777 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 ($$$)
(7247 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
7247 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
2498 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 ($$)
(1265 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
1265 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
3402 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 ($$)
(1047 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
1047 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)
  • Prime Rib
    top seller
  • Porterhouse Steak
    24-oz steak
4.0 out of 5
293 ratings
[CLOSED]; #98 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. in 1951
Incanto: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Incanto [CLOSED]See Incanto Video ($$$)
(924 ratings)

1550 Church St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 641-4500
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Leg of Beast
    lamb shank; need to order in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
924 ratings
[CLOSED]
ink.well: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ink.well [CLOSED] ($$$)
(126 ratings)

826 N La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 358-9058
  • Dry Aged Beef Burger
    w/ beef bacon, burger sauce, cheese sauce
4.0 out of 5
126 ratings
[CLOSED]
  • Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich
    fresh baked bread topped w/ white & dark roasted turkey slices & side of mashed potatoes & topped w/ homemade gravy
  • Garlic Steak Sandwich
    filet mignon marinated in garlic oil overnight, slice & cooked on flat top; "that is ridiculous!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    spice-rubbed, smoked in-house for 6 hrs & served w/ side of au jus & horse radish; looks good
  • Mixed Grille
    combo of pan-fried scallops, prawns, fish & fresh Dungeness crabmeat topped w/ creamy shrimp-flavored sauce; "that's off the hook!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
781 ratings
#38 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 1986; dive-bar w/ causal & simple ambience, food made from scratch & Friday night barbecue dinners; so unassuming, there's no sign on the building
Jimtown Store: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jimtown Store [CLOSED]See Jimtown Store Video ($$)
(205 ratings)

6706 Hwy 128 Map It!
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-1212
www.jimtown.com
  • Barbecue Brisket Sandwich
    popular; takes 2 days to make; looks good
  • Chain Gang Chili
    a favorite; secret ingredient is smoked pulled pork; looks good
4.0 out of 5
205 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1988; rustic country-store setting; prepares hearty seasonal soups, salads, entrees, signature sandwiches, and desserts daily from scratch; Other Recipes: Chicken Sopa
Joan's on Third: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joan's on ThirdSee Joan's on Third Video ($$)
(2353 ratings)

8350 W 3rd St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
www.joansonthird.com
  • Chocolate Coconut Cupcake
  • Short Rib Sandwich
    shredded short rib w/ melted jack cheese & sweet red onions on country white bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2353 ratings
opened in 1995 as a catering company; opened storefront/restaurant in 1998
JR's Barbeque: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JR's BarbequeSee JR's Barbeque Video ($$)
(661 ratings)

3055 La Cienega Blvd Map It!
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-6838
www.jrs-bbq.com
  • Pork Shoulder BBQ Sandwich
    pulled pork topped w/ pineapple-infused coleslaw, BBQ sauce on grilled brioche bun; recommended by actor Jay Baruchel; looks good
4.0 out of 5
661 ratings
founded in 1998; mother-and-son duo serving Memphis-style barbeque; "low & slow" over mesquite, white oak & pecan
KoJa Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
KoJa KitchenSee KoJa Kitchen Video ($)
(1418 ratings)

2395 Telegraph Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 962-5652
kojakitchen.com
  • Short Rib KoJa
    signature dish; soy-sugar-based marinated short ribs sandwiched between 2 garlic-seasoned rice cakes "buns"; "Asian street food at its best...this is wow!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1418 ratings
since 2011; formerly a food truck...now a storefront; Korean-Japanese cuisine...Asian flavors in a rice-cake bun; Facebook page
Komodo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Komodo [CLOSED] ($$)
(1787 ratings)

8809 W Pico Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 246-5153
komodofood.com/pico/
  • Brutus Tots Salad
    "salad" w/ tater tots, steak & jalapeno aioli; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1787 ratings
[CLOSED]; accessible & modern California Asian fusion; "dangerously good food"
Kravings: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kravings ($$$)
(1116 ratings)

18663 Ventura Blvd Map It!
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-7111
www.kravingsfusion.com/ht...
  • Brazilian Picanha
    10 oz. USDA choice cut from prime part of top sirloin, charcoal-grilled, thin sliced; served w/ Chimichurri sauce
4.0 out of 5
1116 ratings
#16 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); Brazilian steakhouse w/ Brazilian dancers
Kushiage Dining Horon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kushiage Dining Horon [CLOSED] ($$)
(136 ratings)

2141 182nd St Map It!
Torrance, CA 90504
(310) 515-6147
  • Kushiage
    meats or veggies skewered, dipped in flour, eggs & panko & then deep-fried; most popular are chicken meatball & pork belly; served w/ side of 5 spices/sauces; most are $1 each
4.0 out of 5
136 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2009
La Casita Mexicana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Casita MexicanaSee La Casita Mexicana Video ($$)
(1093 ratings)

4030 E Gage Ave Map It!
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 773-1898
casitamex.com
  • Churros Con Cajeta
    churros (crunchy Spanish doughnut-like stick) covered w/ sugar & cinnamon and filled w/ Mexican caramel
  • Flautas Tres Moles
    3 fried tortillas stuffed w/ shredded chicken smothered in house made mole & pipianes, cotija cheese, sesame seeds & red onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1093 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); opened in 2001; serving authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine
La Dolce Vita: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Dolce Vita ($$$)
(282 ratings)

9785 Santa Monica Blvd Map It!
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-1845
www.ladolcevitabeverlyhil...
As Seen On:
Pasta Paradise
  • Pasta
4.0 out of 5
282 ratings
table-side service (finish dish at your table)
La Super-Rica Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Super-Rica Taqueria ($)
(1648 ratings)

622 N Milpas St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-4940
  • La Super Rica Especial
    cheese-stuffed roasted chile and marinated pork served on tortillas and 3 salsas on the side; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1648 ratings
long lines; serving Mexico city-style tacos; actor Kevin Pollak ate here
La Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La TaqueriaSee La Taqueria Video ($)
(4154 ratings)

2889 Mission St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-7117
  • Burritos
    no rice as filler, but rather lingua (cow's tongue)
  • Carne Asada Tacos Dorados
    not on menu; "hard & soft" taco shell (2 shells: crispy on the inside, soft on the outside) w/ carne asada (thin sliced steaks), melted monterey jack cheese, beans, homemade salsa, green hot sauce, avocado & sour cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4154 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Tacos); #55 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1973; long lines
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