Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Deep Fried All-Stars"


"Deep Fried All-Stars"

  (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 16, 2013 
Aired on: December 16, 2013 
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Rizzos Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rizzos DinerSee Rizzos Diner Video ($$)
(242 ratings)

492 S Main 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
242 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)
Highland Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Highland TavernSee Highland Tavern Video ($$)
(536 ratings)

3400 Navajo St Map It!
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-1990
  • Pork Rinds
    scratch made, deep-fried & seasoned; "that's the best chicharrone I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Tavern Tots
    housemade tator tots w/ side of dipping sauce; "out of all the house-made tots I've had--mine included--that's the most tot-alistic..this is ridiculous. In the world of 'Triple D', that's probably one of the best, if not the best rendition of a homemade tot."-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Bombshell "Sammich"
    15-day-brined house pastrami, swiss, brown mustard, tavern slaw, fried egg, rye; "incredibly righteous pastrami sandwich"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
536 ratings
in 1901 former Coors brewing building; "neighborhood bar feel paired with fantastic food and a fully stocked bar...with Ping Pong, Pool and video games" (from its website); "one of the best 'Triple D' experiences I've had...and I've seen a lot"-Guy Fieri
La Isla Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Isla RestaurantSee La Isla Restaurant Video ($$)
(872 ratings)

104 Washington St Map It!
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 659-8197
  • Papa Rellena
    mashed potato stuffed w/ ground meat & deep-fried crispy outside & soft inside; served w/ side of salsa Ranchera (a spicy Creole sauce); looks good
  • Tasajo Con Boniato
    braised dry-cured shredded beef served w/ Cuban sweet potato & rice
4.0 out of 5
872 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; opened in 1996; owned & operated by a traditional Cuban family whose belief is in fresh, tasty food in good portions & served in a local neighborhood atmosphere by friendly people
Marie's Italian Specialties: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Marie's Italian SpecialtiesSee Marie's Italian Specialties Video ($$)
(403 ratings)

641 Shunpike Rd Map It!
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 377-7878
  • Italian Chicken
    brined, baked & deep-fried
  • Mac & Cheese
    American, mozzarella, Parmesan-Reggiano cheeses binded by parmesan cream & topped w/ fried prosciutto; looks good
  • Sacred Swine
    sandwich of Italian pulled pork, creamy polenta, broccoli rabe, & vodka sauce served on Italian bread; looks good
  • Marie's Arancini
    homemade rice balls served in a pink vodka dipping sauce
4.0 out of 5
403 ratings
husband-and-wife team; husband is good friend of Guy Fieri
Memphis Barbecue Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Memphis Barbecue CompanySee Memphis Barbecue Company Video ($$)
(727 ratings)

709 Desoto Cove Map It!
Horn Lake, MS 38637
(662) 536-3763
  • Cheese Fritters
    fritters made of 4 types of cheeses (mozzarella, Swiss, parmesan, cheddar) shapped into balls, deep fried & placed on layer of "ooey gooey goodness" honey mustard sauce; looks good
  • Baby Back Ribs
    award-winning; marinated overnight; smoked in pecan wood at 220-degrees for 2 hrs, then 230-degress for 3 more hrs; looks good
  • Crunch Burger
    a top seller; double-pattied burgers w/ fried pork grinds & juke sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
727 ratings
4x world champs (in BBQ) including in 2010, 2011 & 2012
Show Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Show Dogs [CLOSED]See Show Dogs Video ($$)
(785 ratings)

1020 Market St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 558-9560
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    lemon cayenne aioli, house coleslaw, pan de mie bun; vegetarian cutlet option available; "awesome fried chicken sandwich!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • House Lamb Merguez
    house made sausage w/ lamb and pork, fig chutney, house dijon, arugula
4.0 out of 5
785 ratings
[CLOSED]; emporium of sausages & other fine foods w/ post-Victorian decor that includes white marble tables, antique pews, metal stools, tin ceiling tiles & holophane light fixtures; storefront has large window to watch street performers, etc.; make their own ketchup & mustard; Other Recipes: Dijon Mustard
  • Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
    signature dish; dessert: PB&J sandwich dipped in French toast batter then crusted w/ ground Frosted Flakes & pan-fried; looks good
  • Headcheese
    popular dish; made from parts of a whole pig head (ear, jowl, tongue), boiled, chopped, gelled & sliced; served on corn tortilla discs & topped w/ slice of avocado, queso fresco, house-pickled jalapenos-mustard seed & minced red onion; comes w/ side of homemade hot sauce
  • Ricotta Donuts
    bite-sized donuts rolled in garam masala-sugar mix; comes w/ side of hard-cider caramel sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
519 ratings
since 2003; Marc Summers made special appearance
Tupelo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tupelo [CLOSED]See Tupelo Video ($$)
(683 ratings)

1193 Cambridge St Map It!
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-0004
  • Confit Pork Belly Corn Dog
    served w/ jalapeno aioli; "that's a must-try"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
683 ratings
[CLOSED]; open in 2009; "comfort food with a southern drawl" (from its website)
  • Fish & Chips
    whole fillets of premium, sustainable Alaskan Cod cooked to order in a thin, crisp coating of beer batter; looks good
  • Haggis
    traditional Scottish dish; best described as "the stuff they throw away"...cow heart, tongue, liver--ground, seasoned, shaped in meatball, beer-battered and deep-fried, "not for the unadventurous or vegetarians" (from its website)
  • Toad in the Hole
    Yorkshire pudding w/ mashed potatoes, fried sausage links and topped w/ gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
462 ratings
[CLOSED]; run by the husband and wife team (he is from England); everything is homemade; member of Sustainable Seafood Program
  • Clam Cake
    signature dish; a Rhode Island specialty; deep-fried dough w/ chunks of clam...like a clam hush puppy; fried in beef shortening; recommend dipping in chowder
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    w/ homemade biscuits
3.0 out of 5
304 ratings
since 1920; fourth-generation family-owned summertime shack minutes away from beach; many awards & recognition including James Beard Foundation Award ("America's Classics" - 2007)

"Deep Fried All-Stars"

  (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: December 16, 2013 
Aired on: December 16, 2013