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Anthonino's Taverna: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Anthonino's TavernaSee Anthonino's Taverna Video ($$)
(692 ratings)

2225 Macklind Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 773-4455
anthoninos.com
  • Toasted Ravioli
    made in-house; deep-fried & served w/ house marinara sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
692 ratings
opened in 2004; won awards: Best Italian Restaurant & Best Greek Restaurant; Other Recipes: Dolmas
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Billygail's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Billygail's Cafe ($)
(434 ratings)

5291 State Hwy 265 Map It!
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 338-8883
  • French Cakes
    wheel hub-sized pancake w/ bacon dipped in french toast batter & re-grildled
4.5 out of 5
434 ratings
known for large portions; breakfast & lunch only; long lines
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "St. Louis, MO"
  • Ribs
    loin-back ribs rubbed w/ 23 spices & brown sugar; smoked for 4 hrs, glazed & brulee-ed (flame torched); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1265 ratings
Memphis-influenced BBQ
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  • Toasted Ravioli
    handmade meat-filled ravioli, breaded, deep-fried & served w/ house made Pomodoro sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
459 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Food); opened in 1981; landmark for fine Italian dining
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  • Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich
    marinaded for 2 days in mixture that includes garlic, red wine & coca-cola; seared, braised & pulled; w/ horseradish cream spread
  • Posole Verde
    Mexican green chili chicken soup; looks good
4.5 out of 5
453 ratings
specialize in breakfast & sandwiches; goal is to provide "an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed with fantastic service and an ever changing array of fresh, high quality and seasonal menu selections"
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Mama Toscano's Ravioli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mama Toscano's RavioliSee Mama Toscano's Ravioli Video ($)
(69 ratings)

2201 Macklind Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-2926
www.mamatoscano.com
  • Toasted Ravioli
    meat-filled, rolled in bread crumbs and pan-fried or deep-fried; takes 3 days to make; NOTE: not served on location, sold unprepared in boxed packages; they can ship to you
4.5 out of 5
69 ratings
not a restaurant, but serve some food like sandwiches
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Pappy's Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pappy's SmokehouseSee Pappy's Smokehouse Video ($$)
(3386 ratings)

3106 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-4340
pappyssmokehouse.com
  • Big Ben (BBQ)
    6-lbs total: full slab of ribs, beef brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, quarter chicken, fries and sides; looks good; 6-lbs total: full slab of Ribs, a Beef Brisket and a Pork sandwich, 1/4 Chicken and 4 sides; looks good
  • BBQ
    brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey
  • Frito Pie
    Fritos topped with your choice of meat, baked beans, cheddar cheese and onion
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    "off-the-chart amazing!"-Danielle Dimovski
  • Ribs
    house specialty; baby back ribs dry-rubbed & slow smoked over apple & cherry wood; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3386 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); #48 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; "voted #1 in city"; close when they sell out; cooked in floor-to-ceiling smoker "Walter" ("you're really not a true redneck unless you name your smoker"); created new menu item "Adam" Bomb (for Adam Richman) - A Big Ben with a Hot Link Frito Pie
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Potpie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PotpieSee Potpie Video ($$)
(373 ratings)

904 Westport Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-2702
www.kcpotpie.com
  • Chicken Pot Pie
    braised chicken, pulled & served in bowl, topped w/ veggie gravy, puff pastry & oven baked; looks good
4.5 out of 5
373 ratings
since 2003; down-home comfort joint
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Shaved Duck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Shaved DuckSee Shaved Duck Video ($$)
(1520 ratings)

2900 Virginia Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 776-1407
www.theshavedduck.com
  • Slow Smoked Duck Breast
    smoked & then crisped on flat top, sliced & topped w/ a cherry juniper jam
  • Smothered Fries
    pulled rib meat (smoked in hickory & oak) over crispy, hand cut fries smothered in homemade cheese sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1520 ratings
opened in 2008; "barbecue, folk & soul...specialize in rustic American cuisine, slow smoked meats, flatbreads, gumbos & southern style sides and especially our tender and delicious St Louis BBQ" (from its website); Other Recipes: Cherry Juniper Jam
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Stacked STL: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Stacked STL ($$)
(467 ratings)

7637 Ivory Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 544-4900
stackedstl.com
  • Big Fat Greek Burger
    burger w/ roasted red pepper hummus, pickled cucumbers & red onions, spinach, Kalamata olive relish & feta on wheat bun
  • Bourbon Bacon Caramel Brownie
    topped w/ ice cream
4.5 out of 5
467 ratings
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  • Big Muddy Sandwich
    brisket, smoked jalapeno-cheddar sausage, horseradish sauce, BBQ sauce, lettuce, pickles; looks messy (and good!)
  • Candied Sweet Potato Pie
    w/ smoked sea salt & topped w/ praline pecans; offered seasonally (call to check for availability); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1296 ratings
master chef used to work for Emeril Lagasse & Charlie Trotter; casual family-friendly joint; multiple locations
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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ted Drewes Frozen CustardSee Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Video ($)
(1097 ratings)

6726 Chippewa St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652
www.teddrewes.com
  • Frozen Custard
  • "Concrete"
    frozen vanilla custard w/ toppings blended in; Bobby got heath bar, caramel and Oreo; looks good; vanilla custard and a choice of over 30 toppings that is mixed in; Adam's concrete includes oatmeal cookies, caramel and macadamia nuts; can be served upside-down (it's that thick); looks good
4.5 out of 5
1097 ratings
#37 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. in 1929; long lines
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  • Dirty Rice
    it's a Jambalaya; looks good
  • Mexican-Style Fish
    tilapia w/ sliced banana & veggies & spices cooked in banana leaves
  • Mideast Plate
    prosciutto-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates w/ chorizo, hummus
4.5 out of 5
147 ratings
CLOSED; world-traveler making his favorites from his journeys; tiny joint that makes one or two items each day & something different everyday of the week...check website
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B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
B.B.'s Lawnside BBQSee B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ Video ($$)
(295 ratings)

1205 E 85th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 822-7427
bbslawnsidebbq.com
  • Barbecue Sundae
    layered baked beans, coleslaw, 12-hr smoked pulled pork & dilled pickle spear w/ BBQ sauce served in pickled glass jar
  • Battered Fries
    long-cut wedge potatoes, dredged, floured & fried
  • Burnt Ends
    beef brisket; looks good
4.0 out of 5
295 ratings
combines two great Kansas City traditions -- Barbecue & Blues (live music); rustic, roadhouse setting; NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer made a guest appearance
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Belfry: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Belfry ($$)
(88 ratings)

1532 Grand Blvd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-7111
  • Lamb Shepherd's Pie
    mashed potatoes topped w/ lamb gravy mix & served in bowl; looks good
  • Spiced Buttermilk Donuts
    w/ side of dark stout caramel
4.0 out of 5
88 ratings
neighborhood bar serving 20 draft beers; chef/owner Celina Tio was on The Next Iron Chef & won James Beard Foundation's 2007 "Best Chef: Midwest"
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Blue Koi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue KoiSee Blue Koi Video ($$)
(444 ratings)

1803 W 39th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-5003
www.bluekoi.net
  • Fire Bird (Chicken) Noodles
    boneless chicken sauteed w/ chili pepper, scallion & bamboo strips; also available w/ duck or tofu
  • Spicy Chili Pepper Wontons
    choice of meat or veggie...Guy got meat (of course) which is a mix of ground chicken, pork & shrimp; pan-fried-steamed & topped w/ pepper-vinegar-soy sauce mixture; looks good
4.0 out of 5
444 ratings
noodles and dumpling shop run by 2-sisters-and-brother spunky team; 2 locations in Kansas City; Other Recipes: Ants On a Tree
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As Seen On:
Pie Paradise
  • Levee High Apple Pie
    10-lb, 8-inch tall pie; takes 16-18 apples to make; w/ caramel & nut mixture on top
4.0 out of 5
173 ratings
opened in 1985; offer 50 variety of pies every day; "magic pig wand" to remove all the calories (gimmick of course)
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Brick: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick ($)
(296 ratings)

1727 McGee St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-1634
www.thebrickkcmo.com
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    a top seller; meatloaf, pepper jack cheese, homemade spicy chipotle ketchup on wheatberry bread; looks good
  • Oklahoma Dog
    beer-battered deep fried hot dog wrapped in bacon served with onion and mustard
4.0 out of 5
296 ratings
owned since 1999; bar-like atmosphere; "elevated bar food"; stage for musical performances (bands, karaoke)
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Char Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Char Bar ($$)
(918 ratings)

4050 Pennsylvania Ave Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 389-8600
charbarkc.com
  • Burnt Heaven Sandwich
    signature & top selling sandwich; smoked burnt ends, smoked sausage, fried jalapenos, chipotle bbq mayo, creamy slaw, egg bun; looks good!
  • Cheesy "Hushpuppies"
    stone-ground grits fritters, beer blanc, jalapeno jam
4.0 out of 5
918 ratings
southern-inspired smokehouse doing BBQ low-and-slow w/ 10,000-square foot Beer Garden features backyard amusements, such as lawn croquet, bocce & ping-pong
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Crown Candy Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Crown Candy KitchenSee Crown Candy Kitchen Video ($)
(476 ratings)

1401 St Louis Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 621-9650
www.crowncandykitchen.net
  • Heart Stopping BLT
    thick-sliced bacon, lettuce & tomato w/ Miracle Whip served on white toast
  • Crown Candy 5-Milkshake Challenge
    challenge: 5 malt milkshakes in 30 minutes; Adam lost
4.0 out of 5
476 ratings
opened in 1913; "giant step back in time...vintage jukebox, the coca-cola collectibles, the soda fountain"; packed even in wintertime
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Cupini's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cupini's ($$)
(293 ratings)

1809 Westport Rd Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-7662
www.cupinis.com
  • Chicken Prosciutto Tortellini
    homemade tortellini stuffed w/ chicken & prosciutto in a marinara & cream sauce; looks good
  • Lasagna
    layers of fresh pasta sheets, lean ground beef, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, marinara & white cream sauce; everything made from scratch; looks good
4.0 out of 5
293 ratings
opened in 2003; father-and-son Italian restaurant...father used to cook for President of Italy & in high-end hotel chains; "very passionate about pasta" (from its website)
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  • The Big "D" Sandwich
    a signature sandwich; brisket w/ onion rings & cheese in sandwich; looks good
  • Whole Smoked Turkey
    for Thanksgiving dinner; need to special order; smoked in hickory for 5 hrs at 265-degrees
4.0 out of 5
179 ratings
since 2007; w/ pink concrete pig mascot out on front; open Mon-Sat, 11-3; Other Recipes: Bread Pudding | Rancher Beans
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Dressel's Public House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dressel's Public HouseSee Dressel's Public House Video ($$)
(359 ratings)

419 N Euclid Ave Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-1060
dresselspublichouse.com
  • Dressel's Pretzel
    served w/ rarebit (Welsh cheese sauce); looks good
  • Porchetta "Louie" Sandwich
    herb roasted pork, blanched rapini (broccoli rabe-like), peperoncini, provel served on toasted baguette; "that would be a Triple-D hall of fame sandwich...that is outstanding! Out of bounds! Off the hook! Shut the front door! Call a neighbor & get a ticket!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    American cheese, three cheese blend (provel, Gruyere & Swiss), truffle oil, thick brioche slices; comes w/ homemade creamy tomato bisque; looks good
4.0 out of 5
359 ratings
est.1980; former rock-and-roll bar turned into a pub..."a little trashy, a little classy"; "where food loves drink and life & art embrace" (from its website); Other Recipes: Roasted Porchetta
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Extra Virgin: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Extra VirginSee Extra Virgin Video ($$)
(370 ratings)

1900 Main St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 842-2205
www.extravirginkc.com
  • Duck Tongue Tacos
    mixed w/ duck neck meat, put in taco shell and topped w/ spicy pickled onions and queso fresco
4.0 out of 5
370 ratings
chef Michael Smith won James Beard Award (Best Chef in the Midwest)
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Grinders: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
GrindersSee Grinders Video ($$)
(552 ratings)

417 E 18th St Map It!
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 472-5454
www.grinderspizza.com
  • Famous Chili Bomb Pie (Pizza)
    cheese pizza w/ tots, chili-cheese, and scallions located in the center of the pie; looks good
  • Bengal Tiger Pizza
    a crowd favorite; inspired by the flavors of Northwest India; pizza w/ rich green sauce topped w/ tandori chicken, real crab meat, hearts of palm, cheese and cilantro
  • Chicken Paprikash
    cooked by George Detsios (self-proclaimed "Hungarian Delight") who comes once per week (on Monday's?) to cook Hungarian dishes; looks good
4.0 out of 5
552 ratings
#101 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); formerly an auto parts store...eclectic atmosphere; owner/cook (and scupter) makes scuptures in back; "check your attitude at the door"
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