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Arnold's Country Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Arnold's Country Kitchen ($)
(812 ratings)

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
812 ratings
won James Beard award ("America's Classics"); "meats and three" (meat entree & 3 vegetable sides)
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Cafe Rakka: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe RakkaSee Cafe Rakka Video ($$)
(249 ratings)

71 New Shackle Island Rd Map It!
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 824-6264
www.caferakka.com
  • 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
249 ratings
neighborhood favorite; "Nashville Mediterranean Indian experience"; The Oakridge Boys & Ricky Skaggs ate here at shooting
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  • Barbecued Cornish Hens
4.5 out of 5
153 ratings
moved from original airing location (745 N Pkwy)
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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gus's World Famous Fried ChickenSee Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Video ($)
(2032 ratings)

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
2032 ratings
#12 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown)
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Hattie B's Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hattie B's ChickenSee Hattie B's Chicken Video ($$)
(3954 ratings)

112 19th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
www.hattieb.com
  • Berry Cobbler
    seasonal
  • 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
3954 ratings
2 locations in Nashville
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Helen's Bar B Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Helen's Bar B QSee Helen's Bar B Q Video ($)
(44 ratings)

1016 N Washington Ave Map It!
Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 779-3255
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Ribs"
  • Rib Sandwich
    four 6-hr smoked pork ribs, sauced & topped w/ coleslaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
44 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); little shack-restaurant w/ female pit master
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Little Tea Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little Tea Shop ($)
(111 ratings)

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
111 ratings
est. 1918; Southern tea room serving Southern comfort food w/ twist of Middle Eastern flavors; each day serves something different
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Mas Tacos: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mas TacosSee Mas Tacos Video ($)
(1072 ratings)

732 Mcferrin Ave 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
1072 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
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Mitchell Delicatessen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mitchell DelicatessenSee Mitchell Delicatessen Video ($)
(357 ratings)

1306 McGavock Pike Map It!
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 262-9862
www.mitchelldeli.com
As Seen On:
Best Sandwich in America, Episode: "South"
  • 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
357 ratings
est. 2008; specialize in fresh artisan sandwiches w/ focus on supporting the local economy; moved from original location at 1402 McGavock Pike
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Payne's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Payne's BBQSee Payne's BBQ Video ($)
(228 ratings)

1762 Lamar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38114
(901) 272-1523
  • Chopped Pork BBQ Sandwich
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
228 ratings
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Peg Leg Porker: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Peg Leg Porker ($$)
(1804 ratings)

903 Gleaves St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 829-6023
peglegporker.com
  • 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
1804 ratings
opened in 2013; award winning BBQ w/ owner who lost his leg at age 17 fighting bone cancer...and hence the restaurant name
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Restaurant Iris: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Restaurant IrisSee Restaurant Iris Video ($$$)
(217 ratings)

2146 Monroe Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828
www.restaurantiris.com
  • 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
217 ratings
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Rizzos Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rizzos DinerSee Rizzos Diner Video ($$)
(169 ratings)

492 S Main Map It!
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 304-6985
www.rizzosmemphis.com
  • 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
169 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)
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400 Degrees Hot Chicken: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
400 Degrees Hot Chicken ($$)
(22 ratings)

3704 Clarksville Pike Map It!
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 244-4467
www.400degreeshotchicken....
  • 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
22 ratings
opened in 2007; inspired by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack; offer "bibs" made of customer-designed tee-shirts; moved from original airing location (at 319 Peabody St)
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55 South: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
55 SouthSee 55 South Video ($$)
(395 ratings)

403 Main St Map It!
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 538-6001
eat55.com
  • 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
395 ratings
rustic Southern charm decor w/ weathered wood & reclaimed materials
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Adele's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Adele's ($$)
(478 ratings)

1210 McGavock St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
adelesnashville.com
  • 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
478 ratings
features an open kitchen w/ a large fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar & cooks' counter
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  • 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
120 ratings
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BBQ Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BBQ ShopSee BBQ Shop Video ($$)
(540 ratings)

1782 Madison Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-1277
www.dancingpigs.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best BBQ"
  • Ribs
    dry seasoned, smoked for 3 hrs & topped w/ homemade vinegar-based "Dancing Pigs BBQ Sauce"
4.0 out of 5
540 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ)
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "Nashville, TN"
  • 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
193 ratings
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Biscuit Love: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Biscuit LoveSee Biscuit Love Video ($$)
(2498 ratings)

316 11th Ave S Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 490-9584
biscuitlove.com
  • "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
2498 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
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Caffe Nonna: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Caffe NonnaSee Caffe Nonna Video ($$)
(178 ratings)

4427 Murphy Rd Map It!
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-0133
www.caffenonna.com
  • Lasagna Nonna
    8-layers of butternut squash, spinach, pasta & ricotta on sauteed swiss chard w/ 2 sauces
4.0 out of 5
178 ratings
Other Recipes: Mediterranean Chicken | Ratatouille w/ Pesto Shrimp | Salad w/ Poppy Seed Vinaigrette & Almond Crusted Scallops | Shrimp w/ Basil Pesto | Spicy Shrimp & Scallops
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Farmer: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Farmer (CLOSED)See Farmer Video ($$)
(24 ratings)

3092 Poplar Ave Map It!
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 324-2221
www.thefarmermemphis.com
  • 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)
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Four Way Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Four Way RestaurantSee Four Way Restaurant Video ($)
(104 ratings)

998 Mississippi Blvd Map It!
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 507-1519
www.fourwaymemphis.com
  • Fried Catfish
    coated w/ spicy kick
4.0 out of 5
104 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)
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Germantown Commissary: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Germantown Commissary ($$)
(739 ratings)

2290 S Germantown Rd Map It!
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 754-5540
www.commissarybbq.com
  • 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
739 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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Grilled Cheeserie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grilled CheeserieSee Grilled Cheeserie Video ($)
(366 ratings)

2003 Belcourt Ave Map It!
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 203-0351
grilledcheeserie.com
  • Pimento Mac & Chee Melt
    top seller; housemade pimento cheese w/ local cheddar, macaroni, Benton's bacon bits, sliced tomato on country white bread; recommended w/ side of homemade tomato soup (as a dip); looks good
4.0 out of 5
366 ratings
started in 2010; serving up gourmet grilled cheese melts & nostalgic treats featuring seasonal, local products; run by husband-and-wife team...she is a Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef; formerly a food truck; Trace Adkins (country music artist) made special visit
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