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Boteco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Boteco ($$)
(373 ratings)

1209 E 6th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(347) 251-0671
www.botecoatx.com
  • Feijoada
    national dish of Brazil; black bean & porridge stew w/ pork, beef, prosciutto, sausage; served w/ side of rice & collards; looks good
  • Pao de Queijo Sandwich
    seasoned steak sandwich on house-made Brazilian cheese bread; looks good
5.0 out of 5
373 ratings
food truck serving Brazilian street food; Matthew McConaughey recommended (prepared birthday party meal for his wife)
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  • Chicken Pot Pie
    delivery only; served in individual, small & large sizes; looks good
5.0 out of 5
10 ratings
[CLOSED]; Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; delivery only; "We deliver fresh-from-scratch meals straight to your door in heels, aprons, and the timeless tradition of mom's best recipes." (from its website)
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5.0 out of 5
107 ratings
husband-and-wife team serving artisan Argentinian style empanadas
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  • Fried Chicken
    brine for 24-36 hours to make it "uber juicy"; secret is double dipped; "juiciest fried chicken I've ever had"-Melissa D'Arabian; looks good
4.5 out of 5
699 ratings
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Cattleman's Steakhouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cattleman's SteakhouseSee Cattleman's Steakhouse Video ($$$)
(561 ratings)

3450 S Fabens Carlsbad Rd Map It!
Fabens, TX 79838
(915) 544-3200
www.cattlemansranch.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
4.5 out of 5
561 ratings
#86 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); located in desert; some movies filmed here ("Courage Under Fire" and others); great sunsets
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Coyote Bluff Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Coyote Bluff Cafe ($)
(366 ratings)

2417 S Grand St Map It!
Amarillo, TX 79103
(806) 373-4640
www.coyotebluffcafe.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Amarillo"
  • Burger from Hell
    looks good
  • Chili Cheese Fries
    3-lb side dish; looks good
4.5 out of 5
366 ratings
local favorite
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  • Burnt End Melt
    smoked brisket burnt ends, cheddar mac, sliced pear, BBQ sauce pressed on ciabatta; looks good
  • Reuben
    house smoked pastrami, Swiss, kraut, house Russian dressing on rye; looks good
4.5 out of 5
284 ratings
"Paying homage to both the classic East coast deli and Midwest smokehouse"
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Franklin Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Franklin BarbecueSee Franklin Barbecue Video ($$)
(4492 ratings)

900 E 11th St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 653-1187
franklinbarbecue.com
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in post-oak wood for 15-16 hrs; looks good
  • BBQ
    Lee Anne gets the beef brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, sausage links & smoked turkey breast; looks good
  • Tipsy Texan Sandwich
    chopped brisket, sliced links, cole slaw, pickles & onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4492 ratings
#2 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2009; Franklin was a protége at JMueller BBQ...now a heated rival; hailed Franklin BBQ as the best in America (Bon Appetit, 2010); long lines (even as early as 9am!)...usually sells out by 2pm
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Killen's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Killen's BBQSee Killen's BBQ Video ($$)
(2042 ratings)

3613 E Broadway Map It!
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 485-2272
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best BBQ"
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 16 hrs; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2042 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); est. 2013; long lines (up to 3 hrs long!)
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la Barbecue: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
la Barbecue ($$)
(2132 ratings)

2027 E Cesar Chavez St Map It!
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 605-9696
labarbecue.com
  • Beef Brisket
    moist brisket; looks good; smoked/cooked in post-oak wood for 8 hrs; looks good
  • Beef Rib
    large rib
4.5 out of 5
2132 ratings
formerly JMueller BBQ at airing; one of Danielle's personal favorites; long lines (sells out quickly); live music on Saturdays & Sundays; had to shut down temporarily in 2006...sold smokers to competitor Aaron Franklin...now a heated competitor; long lines
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La Panaderia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Panaderia ($$)
(794 ratings)

8305 Broadway Map It!
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 375-6746
lapanaderia.com
  • Chicken Milanesa Torta
    cilantro mayo, chicken milanesa, queso Asadero/Chihuahua, pickled jalapenos, guacamole lime
  • Mexican Sourdough Bread
    looks good
  • Tequila Almond Croissant
    top seller; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
794 ratings
Mexican artisan bakery & cafe
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Luke's Inside Out: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Luke's Inside OutSee Luke's Inside Out Video ($$)
(309 ratings)

1109 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
www.lukesinsideout.com
  • Korean Rabbit Sandwich
    pulled Bulgogi (Korean BBQ sauce) marinated rabbit, carmelized onions, tator tots, homemade kimchi, Szechuan chili paste & special sauce served between griddled French bread; "I love banh mi sandwiches...that's at least in the top five I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • The Shrimp (Sandwich)
    grilled rosemary, chipotle shrimp formed into a patty & served w/ blue cheese, apple & honey on griddled sourdough
4.5 out of 5
309 ratings
in trailer next to Gibson Bar; cook was former caterer for 27 years (as of 2012)
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Ma Harper's Creole Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ma Harper's Creole Kitchen ($$)
(128 ratings)

1816 N New Braunfels Ave Map It!
San Antonio, TX 78208
(210) 226-2200
  • Fried Pork Chops
    served w/ red beans & rice
  • Gumbo
    crab, chicken, sausage, shrimp; served w/ rice & side of corn bread; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
128 ratings
serving New Orleans style cuisine; chef/owner 89-year old "Ma Harper" is a hoot!; Other Recipes: Cornbread
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  • Apple Pfannkuchen
    signature dish; custardy apple pie topped w/ homemade whipped cream; looks good
  • Bacon Waffle
    apple cider smoked and cured bacon embedded in homemade waffle
  • Corned Beef Hash
    uses certified Black Angus beef brisket brined for 14 days to make hash; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1684 ratings
opened in 2000
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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill ($$)
(4250 ratings)

303 Red River St Map It!
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
moonshinegrill.com
  • Peach-Glazed Pork Chops
    sous vide cooked (slow-cook in vacuum bag under low-heat water), grilled; topped w/ peach chutney
  • Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
    w/ Oreo cookie crust
4.5 out of 5
4250 ratings
est. 2003; serving an innovative take on classic American comfort food in historic building (circa 1852) w/ 2 outdoor patios
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More Home Slice Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
More Home Slice Pizza ($)
(476 ratings)

1421 S Congress Ave Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
www.homeslicepizza.com
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Pizza Perfection"
  • Pepperoni Pizza
    thin crust; looks good
  • White Pizza
    extra virgin olive oil, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone & romano
4.5 out of 5
476 ratings
serving authentic NY-style pizza
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Odd Duck: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Odd DuckSee Odd Duck Video ($$$)
(1582 ratings)

1201 S Lamar Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
oddduckaustin.com
  • Pork Belly Slider
    pork belly brined overnight, spiced and let sit for 12 hours, then charred and grilled; prepared in mini buns w/ mayo, tomato, arugula and a speared pickle; looks good
  • Lamb Meatloaf Sandwich
    topped w/ homemade potato salad, chile mayo, greens & potato chips in the sandwich; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1582 ratings
est. 2009; started in a trailer; formerly Odd Duck Farm To Trailer (at airing)...moved from 1219 S Lamar Blvd location
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ONE90 Smoked Meats: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ONE90 Smoked Meats ($$)
(216 ratings)

10240 East Northwest Hwy Map It!
Dallas, TX 75238
(214) 346-3287
one90smokedmeats.com
  • Spicy Brisket Sandwich
    sliced brisket w/ roasted hatch poblano peppers & melted cheddar cheese on brioche; looks good
  • The D.L.T.
    sliced smoked duck breast, green leaf lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes on thick sliced rustic toast w/ signature cherry jalapeno sauce; "this has wrecked every duck sandwich anybody will ever have" -Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
216 ratings
"East Dallas is the home to passionate artists, meticulous craftsmen and innovative nerds. We are all three." (from its website)
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Pappas Bros Steakhouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pappas Bros SteakhouseSee Pappas Bros Steakhouse Video ($$$$)
(932 ratings)

5839 Westheimer Rd Map It!
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7352
www.pappasbros.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Steak"
  • Bone-In New York Strip Steak
    32 oz - for two - carved table side, limited availability; dry-aged; looks good
4.5 out of 5
932 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 1976
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Pecan Lodge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pecan LodgeSee Pecan Lodge Video ($$)
(4329 ratings)

2702 Main St Map It!
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-8900
www.pecanlodge.com
  • Beef Brisket
    signature dish; west Texas brisket w/ side of east Texas BBQ sauce; mesquite-smoked for 15-18 hrs; juicy; "rockin' brisket!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    mesquite-smoked for 12-15 hrs; w/ side of Carolina vinegar-based BBQ sauce; looks good
  • The "Hot Mess"
    jumbo sea salt-crusted sweet potato, south Texas barbacoa (shredded brisket w/ southwestern seasoning), chipotle cream, cheese, butter, green onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
4329 ratings
multiple local awards & accolades; moved from original airing location (1010 S Pearl Expy); Other Recipes: Collard Greens Gratin
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Pieous: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pieous ($$)
(901 ratings)

166 Hargraves Dr Map It!
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 394-7041
  • Caramel Roll
    81-layered croissant-like crisp outside & gooey inside; looks good!
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    cured for 20 days, smoked for 10-13 hrs & then piled high on house-made sour dough bread; looks good
4.5 out of 5
901 ratings
"simply devoted to great food"; serving high-end chef-driven food; pizza, pastrami, bakery/desserts; Other Recipes: Caramel Sauce
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Prince Lebanese Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Prince Lebanese Grill ($$)
(842 ratings)

502 W Randol Mill Rd Map It!
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 469-1811
www.princelebanesegrill.c...
  • Mashswi Shish
    seasoned and marinated lamb chunks, grilled and served in pilaf; looks good
  • Falafel
  • Zatar (Thyme Pie)
    Mediterranean breakfast pizza
4.5 out of 5
842 ratings
used to be a fast-food drive-in
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Q-Shi BBQ & Sushi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Q-Shi BBQ & Sushi [CLOSED] ($$)
(741 ratings)

1491 Spring Cypress Rd Map It!
Spring, TX 77373
(281) 223-1599
bbqsushi.com
  • Korean BBQ Kimchi Fries
    basket of crispy fries topped w/ Korean BBQ beef, cheese, kimchi, scallions, spicy mayo & Sriracha; looks good
  • Surf n Turf Roll
    sushi roll w/ crab meat, tempura shrimp & avocado topped w/ smoked brisket finished w/ Q-Shi dressing, fresh jalapeno & Sriracha
4.5 out of 5
741 ratings
[CLOSED]; Southern BBQ roots w/ Asian fusion
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  • Texas Sized Round Rock Donut
    size of a tire
  • "World Famous" Glazed Round Rock Donut
  • Texas Donut
    2-lb, 14-inch donut
4.5 out of 5
1904 ratings
#64 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); long lines
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Salty Sow: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty SowSee Salty Sow Video ($$)
(2508 ratings)

1917 Manor Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 391-2337
www.saltysow.com
  • Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries
    topped w/ 110-minute egg; w/ side of cold Bearnaise; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2508 ratings
American Gastropub that serves contemporary farm-to-table eats in a casual setting
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