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Arnold's Country KitchenArnold's Country Kitchen
605 8th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455
  • Chicken and Dumplings
    use lard to make dumplings; looks good
  • Turnip Greens
    add wasabi powder and horseradish powder to give it a "kick"; looks good
  • "Meat and Three"
    1 meat + 3 sides; Casey got roast beef, mac & cheese, fried green tomatoes & fried apples
4.5 out of 5
759 ratings
won James Beard award ("America's Classics"); "meats and three" (meat entree & 3 vegetable sides)
Cafe RakkaCafe Rakka
71 New Shackle Island Rd Map It!
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-6264
  • Cheese Plate
    homemade farmer cheese on a bed of cucumbers, tomatoes and olives topped with fresh herbs and drizzled with olive oil; served w/ pita bread
  • Filet Mignon Kabobs
    marinated medallion-sized filet mignon, skewered & cooked on a Himalayan salt block; served w/ baked fresh daily pita bread, homemade yogurt sauce & a Mediterranean salad; looks good
  • Lamb Korma
    top seller; spiced lamb in tomato-based sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
217 ratings
neighborhood favorite; "Nashville Mediterranean Indian experience"; The Oakridge Boys & Ricky Skaggs ate here at shooting
Cozy Corner RestaurantCozy Corner Restaurant
726 N Pkwy Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-9158
  • Barbecued Cornish Hens
4.5 out of 5
115 ratings
moved from original airing location (745 N Pkwy)
Gus's World Famous Hot & Spicy ChickenGus's World Famous Hot & Spicy Chicken
310 S Front St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; get the original (hot & spicy); classified recipe has been w/ family since 1953 (not even wife knows!); secret is liquid batter; looks good; suggest dipping in ranch dressing; looks good; spicy chicken
4.5 out of 5
1850 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
Hattie B's Hot ChickenHattie B's Hot Chicken
112 19th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
  • Berry Cobbler
  • Hot Fried Chicken
    double-dipped batter & deep-fried in soy bean oil; offered in 5 degrees of spiciness (mild, medium, hot, "Damn Hot!" & "Shut the Cluck Up!"); looks good
4.5 out of 5
3299 ratings
2 locations in Nashville
Helen's Bar B QHelen's Bar B Q
1016 N Washington Ave Map It!
Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 779-3255
  • Rib Sandwich
    four 6-hr smoked pork ribs, sauced & topped w/ coleslaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
40 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); little shack-restaurant w/ female pit master
Little Tea ShopLittle Tea Shop
69 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 525-6000
  • Corn Sticks
    corn bread shaped in Twinkie-sized "sticks"
  • Fried Chicken
    w/ hint of Middle Eastern flavor
  • Hoppin' John
    Southern classic consisting of lentils (rather than traditional black-eyed peas), rice, with chopped onion, celery, red bell pepper & spinach; served on rice; "that might be up there with some of the best things I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
105 ratings
est. 1918; Southern tea room serving Southern comfort food w/ twist of Middle Eastern flavors; each day serves something different
Mas TacosMas Tacos
732 McFerrin St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 543-6271
  • Holiday Tamale
    masa mixed w/ whipped chicken fat & filled w/ "tinga" (spicy tomato-sauced chicken), steamed in husks & topped w/ green tomatillo salsa; available only during holidays & Wednesdays; "one of the best I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Pozole Verde
    corn-based soup w/ chicken pieces, hominy, cabbage, avocado, radish, cilantro & lime juice; looks good
  • Quinoa & Sweet Potato Tacos
    quinoa (grain-like) mixed w/ sweet potato, topped w/ shredded cabbage, green tomatillo salsa, crema, cilantro & lime juice served on flour tortilla
4.5 out of 5
939 ratings
opened in 2010; chef/owner lived in Mexico to learn the craft & started in a 1974 Winnebago-turned-mobile-kitchen; food truck also available; Other Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Mitchell DelicatessenMitchell Delicatessen
1306 McGavock Pike Map It!
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 262-9862
  • Asian Flank Steak Sandwich
    sliced marinated & grilled Angus flank, topped w/ melted Provolone cheese & Asian-influenced giardiniera; available on Mondays only; looks good
4.5 out of 5
341 ratings
est. 2008; specialize in fresh artisan sandwiches w/ focus on supporting the local economy; moved from original location at 1402 McGavock Pike
Payne's BBQPayne's BBQ
1762 Lamar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 272-1523
  • Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
215 ratings
Peg Leg PorkerPeg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023
  • Memphis Sushi
    sausage & cheese platter w/saltines; add BBQ sauce
  • Ribs
    dry (non-sauced) baby-back rib smoked for 3-4 hrs; looks good
  • Smoked Green Beans
    w/ bacon; one of best selling sides
  • BBQ Pork Nachos
    cheese, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, jalapeneos; "best nachos I've ever had" -Aaron Sanchez; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1541 ratings
opened in 2013; award winning BBQ w/ owner who lost his leg at age 17 fighting bone cancer...and hence the restaurant name
Restaurant IrisRestaurant Iris
2146 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828
  • Surf and Turf
    Fried Oysters Po' boy that uses a steak as its "bread" w/ blue cheese, bacon and hollandaise sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
212 ratings
Rizzos DinerRizzos Diner
492 S Main St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 304-6985
  • Lobster Pronto Pups
    lobster version of corndog; drizzled w/ Dijon Mustard aioli; looks good
  • Chorizo Meatloaf
    Mexican chorizo-ground beef based; topped w/ green tomato gravy & served w/ garlic mashed potatoes
4.5 out of 5
142 ratings
opened in 2011; hole-in-the-wall joint serving southern inspired upscale diner food; moved from original airing location (106 E GE Patterson Ave)
Uncle Lou's Fried ChickenUncle Lou's Fried Chicken
3633 Millbranch Rd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38150
(901) 332-2367
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good; chicken is fried and dipped in buffalo wing sauce; looks good
  • Whole Fried Chicken
4.5 out of 5
345 ratings
"if you live 300 miles within with joint, you should be getting yourself over here"-Guy Fieri
400 Degrees Hot Chicken400 Degrees Hot Chicken (CLOSED)
319 Peabody St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 244-4467
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    various "hotness": 0-degrees for plain; 100-deg for mild; 200-deg for medium; 400-deg for hot
4.0 out of 5
137 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2007; inspired by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack; offer "bibs" made of customer-designed tee-shirts
55 South55 South
403 Main St Map It!
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-6001
  • Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
    pieces of chicken & homemade Andouille sausage cooked w/ trinity vegetables & "secret stuff"
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
    chicken breasts marinated in hot sauce paste for 2 days, dredged & deep-fried in skillet; served w/ white bread, pickles & mayo; it's hot!
  • Char-Grilled Oysters
    gulf oysters topped w/ Parmesan mix, grilled-smoked on wood fire & garlic-lemon butter
4.0 out of 5
364 ratings
rustic Southern charm decor w/ weathered wood & reclaimed materials
1210 McGavock St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
  • Adele's Hamburger
    burger w/ bacon-onion jam, aioli, buttermilk cheddar
  • Coconut Cake
    looks good
  • JW Potatoes
    broken-up boiled-steamed potatoes, doubled deep-fried in rosemary oil & topped w/ Parmesan cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
419 ratings
features an open kitchen w/ a large fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar & cooks' counter
Alcenia's Desserts & Preserves ShopAlcenia's Desserts & Preserves Shop
317 N Main St Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 523-0200
  • Sweet Potato Cobbler
  • Cha Cha
    pickled cabbage, onion, tomato (side dish)
  • Hot Water Corn Bread
    pancake-like corn meal
  • Pork Chops
4.0 out of 5
105 ratings
BBQ ShopBBQ Shop
1782 Madison Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-1277
  • Ribs
    dry seasoned, smoked for 3 hrs & topped w/ homemade vinegar-based "Dancing Pigs BBQ Sauce"
4.0 out of 5
502 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ)
Big Shake's Hot Chicken & FishBig Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish
1203 Murfreesboro Rd Map It!
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 988-9335
  • Death Row Challenge
    3 "DEATH ROW" jumbo tenders drenched in hot sauce (made of ghost pepper, Trinidad Scorpion pepper & Carolina Reaper pepper) in under 10 minutes; Casey won
4.0 out of 5
153 ratings
Biscuit LoveBiscuit Love
316 11th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 490-9584
  • "The Gertie"
    named after chef's daughter; biscuit, chocolate gravy, peanut butter, caramelized banana jam, pretzel crunch
  • The Wash Park
    sandwich w/ buttermilk biscuit, 2 beef burger patties, Pimento cheese, bacon jam, 1 egg; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2030 ratings
est. 2012; started as a food truck that offered an assortment of southern menu options sourced from local purveyors and farms; eventually became a brick & mortar establishment in 2015; long lines
Caffe NonnaCaffe Nonna
4427 Murphy Rd Map It!
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-0133
  • Lasagna Nonna
    8-layers of butternut squash, spinach, pasta & ricotta on sauteed swiss chard w/ 2 sauces
4.0 out of 5
170 ratings
Other Recipes: Mediterranean Chicken | Ratatouille w/ Pesto Shrimp | Salad w/ Poppy Seed Vinaigrette & Almond Crusted Scallops | Shrimp w/ Basil Pesto | Spicy Shrimp & Scallops
FarmerFarmer (CLOSED)
3092 Poplar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 324-2221
  • Banh You, Bahn-Mi
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (roast pork, chicken, brisket or mushroom), pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, sesame aioli served on a French roll; Guy got the roast pork; looks good
  • Sloppy Joe
    Donnell Century Farms ground beef, root vegetables simmered in spicy-sweet-savory-chunky tomato sauce served on grilled bun; looks good
  • Pan-Seared Mississippi Catfish
    catfish filet, mac 'n cheese, fresh vegetable, smoked tomato broth; looks good
4.0 out of 5
24 ratings
CLOSED; since 2011; farm-to-table restaurant serving "elevated" comfort & sustainable foods; menu changes daily, weekly & seasonally based on the availability of ingredients; open Tue-Sat; moved from original airing location (262 S Highland St)
Four Way RestaurantFour Way Restaurant
998 Mississippi Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 507-1519
  • Fried Catfish
    coated w/ spicy kick
4.0 out of 5
94 ratings
since 1946; oldest soul food joint in Memphis; Martin Luther King was a regular here (his favorites: fried catfish, yams, collard greens & lemon meringue pie)
Germantown CommissaryGermantown Commissary
2290 S Germantown Rd Map It!
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 754-5540
  • Commissary Nachos
    nachos topped w/ pulled pork, BBQ sauce, cheese sauce & sliced jalapeno peppers; looks good
  • Pork Ribs
    St. Louis spare ribs rubbed & smoked; served dry w/ Memphis-style BBQ sauce on table
4.0 out of 5
649 ratings
started in 1981; ribs is "so good y'ull slap yo' mama." (from its website); celebrity sightings: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffet, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates, Senator Bill Frist, The Eagles, Aerosmith & Jack Nicklaus
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