Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - California (p. 3)



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Broken Record: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Broken RecordSee Broken Record Video ($)
(1259 ratings)

1166 Geneva Ave Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 963-1713
  • Crispy Tiger Prawn Sandwich
    deep-fried prawns w/ crab salad mayo, sliced avocado, Louisiana hot sauce and lettuce on a sub roll; looks good
  • Oxtail Polenta
    pulled oxtail in "union sauce" on top of creamy polenta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1259 ratings
"killer, inventive pub food"; offer about 300 types of whiskey...even whiskey is on tap; Other Recipes: Texas Tomato Toast w/ Roasted Garlic Spread & Homemade Ricotta
Bun Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bun Shop ($)
(1761 ratings)

151 N Western Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 468-1031
  • Ba'Corn Cheese
    corn, bacon, mozzarella cheese, jalapeno, scallions served in a small skillet; looks good
  • Kalbi Bun
    signature dish; beef, tempura onion, mixed greens, spicy aioli on an Asian steamed bun
4.0 out of 5
1761 ratings
"bao and brew spot"; 2 childhood friends who started in a food truck that opened a brick-and-mortar joint in 2014
Burger Me: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Burger MeSee Burger Me Video ($$)
(1018 ratings)

10418 Donner Pass Rd Map It!
Truckee, CA 96160
(530) 587-8852
  • Italian Stallion Burger
    fan favorite; bison burger, Provolone cheese, Genoa salami, mortadella, hot chopped Boston peppers, Cabernet vinaigrette; looks good; #10 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Truckee Trainwreck
    Meyer beef burger, cheddar cheese, onion ring, turkey chili (w/ peanut butter in it), fried egg (Guy got it w/o the egg); looks good
4.0 out of 5
1018 ratings
fresh, fast & funky; cook everything fresh to order; owner donates time to hunger relief agency and used this location to store the donated foods that feeds 28,000 families per year...lead to the restaurant opening
Cafe Citti: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe CittiSee Cafe Citti Video ($$)
(585 ratings)

9049 Sonoma Hwy Map It!
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-2690
  • Ravioli all Citti
    top seller; pork-based filling topped w/ creamy tomato sauce; made fresh everyday; looks good
  • Pizza
  • Polenta
4.0 out of 5
585 ratings
family-run & owned; northern Italian cuisine
Cafe Nooner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cafe Nooner [CLOSED]See Cafe Nooner Video ($$)
(311 ratings)

409 Opera Aly Map It!
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-4663
  • Pulled Pork
    Creole-based rub pork shoulder braised, then pulled & crusted on flat top; served on roll w/ BBQ sauce & slaw; looks good
  • Lamb Creole Kebob Plate
    char-grilled lamb kebobs, marinated in house marinade & served w/ grilled veggies, bright rice, roasted red pepper hummus & grilled flatbread; choice of Creole BBQ, creamy cucumber, remoulade or honey-tahini sauce
4.0 out of 5
311 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2008; mom-and-pop joint serving creole-Mediterranean fusion cuisine & using local & organic ingredients; Other Recipes: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
CatHead's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
CatHead's BBQ [CLOSED] ($$)
(937 ratings)

1665 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-4242
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    smoked for 14 hrs; served w/ mustard slaw on a "cathead" biscuit
  • Smoked Lamb
    pulled lamb, apple slaw, fennel ketchup
4.0 out of 5
937 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2008; owned & operated by husband-and-wife team who met in culinary school in 2004; trivia: "cathead" is a Southern biscuit the size of a cat's head; Other Recipes: Cathead Biscuits
Cha Cha Chili: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cha Cha Chili [CLOSED] ($)
(1375 ratings)

4625 Valley Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 222-8900
  • El Jefe Taco
    short ribs, salsa verde, chipotle pepper slices, avocado, Cotija cheese on corn masa; on special menu
  • Spicy Pork Chimichanga
    "like a sushi roll mixed w/ a burrito"; spicy pork, marinated rice, beans, cheese, spicy mayo, Sriracha rolled in a tortilla, battered, deep-fried & sliced like sushi rolls; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1375 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2009; Korean-Mexican Fusion restaurant; Other Recipes: Mushroom Poppers
Chili John's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chili John'sSee Chili John's Video ($)
(800 ratings)

2018 W Burbank Blvd Map It!
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 846-3611
  • Texas Style Chili
    choice of beef, chicken or veggie; served plain or on any mix of beans, spaghetti, tamales or chili dog; Guy got beef chili w/ beans, spaghetti, cheddar cheese, onions & oyster crackers; looks good
4.0 out of 5
800 ratings
since 1946; 1950's diner setting
  • Crab Cake
    top seller; seasoned w/ housemade Singapore Chili Crab marinate topped w/ a sweet chili crab sauce & then topped w/ Tiger Slaw & served w/ a side of Raffles Root Chips; looks good
  • Lamb Burger
    mixed w/ Singapore aromatics, mint, parsley, cilantro, duck soy sauce, curry; topped w/ yogurt sauce & bean sprouts
4.0 out of 5
31 ratings
[CLOSED]; formerly a food truck at airing; Other Recipes: Crab Burgers w/ Tiger Slaw
Clove and Hoof: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Clove and Hoof ($$)
(836 ratings)

4001 Broadway Map It!
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 547-1446
  • Cheesesteak
    thinly sliced sirloin, onion confit, grilled & marinated mushrooms, matchstick turnips & warm beer cheese fondue on a hero roll; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    chicken that is sous vided (slow cooked in sealed package in low-heat water), dredged & deep-fried; dipped in fish sauce, pickled pineapple, Thai herb salad on a grilled hero roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
836 ratings
opened in 2014; butchery & restaurant run by husband-and-wife team
Cochon Volant BBQ Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cochon Volant BBQ Smokehouse [CLOSED] ($$)
(350 ratings)

18350 Sonoma Hwy Map It!
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 509-5480
  • Chile Apple Brined Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • WTF Burger
    burger topped w/ brisket, pork shoulder, bacon, cheddar, caramelized onions, Carolina mayo sauce; looks (messy) good!
4.0 out of 5
350 ratings
[CLOSED]; old school BBQ techniques; purpose: to create fresh, flavorful, locally sourced dining experiences for people; "Cochon Voilant" = "Flying Pig"
Commonwealth: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Commonwealth ($$)
(1054 ratings)

1022 11th St Map It!
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 248-7451
  • Craft Tacos
    choice of any three tacos & side of chips or fries; Guy got BBQ Pork, Buffalo, Banh Mi tacos; looks good
  • Waffle Madame
    waffle sandwich w/ ham, swiss, maple mustard butter, house recipe Belgain waffle, topped w/ two eggs over medium
4.0 out of 5
1054 ratings
gastropub grub focused on craft sandwiches, salads, homemade potato chip nachos and snack plates to pair w/ you favorite wine or craft beer from around the world; Other Recipes: Banh Mi Tacos
Cosecha: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cosecha [CLOSED] ($$)
(887 ratings)

907 Washington St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-5900
  • Carne Adovada
    braised pork in chile guajillo served w/ rice, beans & handmade flour tortillas; looks good
  • Pork Belly Tacos
    w/ pickled onions & salsa; available only for lunch (check website for current menu); looks good
4.0 out of 5
887 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; serving local, seasonal Mexican food where they prepare everything from scratch every day, including handmade tortillas, pastries & complex traditional entrees, as well as seasonal salads & soups
Dad's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dad's KitchenSee Dad's Kitchen Video ($$)
(1504 ratings)

2968 Freeport Blvd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 447-3237
  • Dad's Burger
    Bacon Cheeseburger; bacon and cheese seared layered in burger; "up there in burger greatness"; "gotta try this burger!"
  • Hot Blond Sandwich
    chicken, avocado, swiss cheese, tomato, roasted red onion, spinach & cucumber with garlic spread, brown mustard & pepper plant sauce on sourdough bread
4.0 out of 5
1504 ratings
outdoor patio available; everything made from scratch daily
Delancey: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Delancey [CLOSED] ($$)
(538 ratings)

5936 W Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-2100
  • Gnocchi w/ Braised Wild Boar
    w/ sage & olives; looks good
  • Gramercy Pizza
    thin crust pizza w/ mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, sopressata & guanciale
4.0 out of 5
538 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2008; serving gourmet thin crust pizzas, house made pastas & a full menu of Italian influenced dishes in NY-style atmosphere
  • Black Bean Cakes
  • Grilled Corn Bread w/ Jalepeno jelly
  • Vege Chili on Grilled Corn Bread
4.0 out of 5
4607 ratings
[CLOSED]; long lines; Other Recipes: Roasted Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Mofongo
    hand mashed garlic plantains stuffed with your choice of filling, topped w/ a vegetable sofrito (Guy got roasted pork)
  • Ropa Vieja
    braised shredded flank steak w/ savory bits of tomatoes, onions, peppers & garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
432 ratings
est. 1974; husband & wife team serving home-style Cuban & Puerto Rican comfort food
Fab Hot Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fab Hot DogsSee Fab Hot Dogs Video ($)
(1204 ratings)

19417 1/2 Victory Blvd Map It!
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 344-4336
  • Bald Eagle Ripper
    deep fryer hot dog imported from New Jersey topped w/ "bald eagle" sauce (housemade spicy mustard relish); looks good
  • L.A. Street Dog
    bacon-wrapped hot dog deep-fried & topped w/ grilled peppers & onions, mayo, mustard, ketchup, tomatoes & jalapenos; looks good
  • Texas Burrito Dog
    2 all-beef hot dogs, bacon, chili, cheddar, onions, mustard & Frito chips in a grilled flour tortilla
4.0 out of 5
1204 ratings
finest east-coast dogs and artisan made sausages along with homemade toppings and sauces; Other Recipes: Sweet & Spicy Onion Relish
Falafel's Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Falafel's Drive-In ($)
(4945 ratings)

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd Map It!
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 294-7886
  • Banana Shake
  • Falafel Sandwich
    pita sandwich of falafel balls (chickpeas, parsley & white onion, ground, rolled & deep-fried); w/ lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, tahini & hot sauces; looks good
  • Kifta Kabab in a Pita
    grilled ground beef patty mixed with parsley, onions, and spices put in a pita with cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and tahini sauce
4.0 out of 5
4945 ratings
est. 1966; authentic middle-Eastern cuisine, also serving burgers & milkshakes; long lines; Other Recipes: Tabouli
Fat Sal's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fat Sal'sSee Fat Sal's Video ($$)
(2457 ratings)

1300 N Highland Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(855) 682-4373
  • Fat Jerry Fat Sandwich
    cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, crisp bacon, fried eggs, fries, mayo, ketchup on hero bun (called "fat bread"); named after Jerry Ferrara--co-owner & former star of HBO's show "Entourage"; looks good
  • Meat Luv'rz Pizza Rolls
    ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, provolone, mozzarella stuffed in a crispy spring roll wrapper & deep-fried & served w/ side of marinara
4.0 out of 5
2457 ratings
opened in 2010; bringing NY-style signature "fat" sandwiches to LA; couple of blocks from UCLA; another location in Hollywood
Frankinbun: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frankinbun [CLOSED] ($)
(148 ratings)

540 S Indian Canyon Dr Map It!
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 318-4841
  • Chicken and Waffle on a Stick
    two Bavarian apple-cinnamon chicken sausages covered w/ Belgian waffles served on a stick w/ REAL maple syrup
  • Vegan Chili Dog
    vegan chili & sauerkraut; Guy gets w/ homemade spicy ketchup & mustard; "that's one of the best vegan dishes I've ever had on Triple-D...prime time!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
148 ratings
[CLOSED]; serving gourmet sausages; Other Recipes: Vegan Chili
  • Dr. Pepper Braised Beef Short Ribs
    braised in Dr. Pepper mixture in 350-deg for 4 hrs; served w/ parsnip puree, mustard greens & fresh horseradish; looks good
  • Spicy Shrimp & Grits
    wild Louisiana shrimp, garlic, shallots, & andouille sausage, red eye gravy; note: not the same as regular shrimp & grits on menu; "succulent"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3061 ratings
opened in 2006; Southern comfort food; rocking chairs at tables on front porch
Gian's Delicatessen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gian's Delicatessen ($)
(255 ratings)

2112 Pacific Ave Map It!
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 469-0108
  • Ravioli
    filling w/ Swiss chard, spinach, beef, Parmesan; rolled out by 100-yr old ravioli machine that can make 2,700 raviolis in in passing (cool!); served w/ homemade meat sauce; looks good
  • Sausage Pepper Sandwich
    homemade sausage, teleme cheese, fire-roasted red pepper, spicy mustard & served on homemade focaccia bread
4.0 out of 5
255 ratings
old-school Italian deli; family-owned & operated for 3 generations
Giusti's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Giusti's [CLOSED]See Giusti's Video ($$)
(260 ratings)

14743 Walnut Grove-Thornton Rd Map It!
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
(916) 776-1808
  • Lamb Shanks
    seared & then braised in tomato-base sauce; served w/ polenta; available second Tuesday of every month...and until they run out
  • Minestrone Soup
    looks good (Guy had seconds!)
4.0 out of 5
260 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1912; "eclectic" four-generation Italian restaurant in a 100+ year old building; over 1,200 hats on the ceiling & tons of memorabilia plastered on the walls
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Gloria's CafeSee Gloria's Cafe Video ($$)
(1709 ratings)

10227 Venice Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 838-0963
  • Carne Adobada
    "outstanding"; looks good
  • Seven Seas Soup
    "you will go nuts"
4.0 out of 5
1709 ratings
opened in 1981; authentic Mexican food
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