Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - California (p. 4)

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Gott's Roadside: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gott's Roadside ($$)
(2203 ratings)

933 Main St Map It!
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3486
gotts.com
  • Ahi Burger
    a signature dish; served w/ Asian slaw; looks good
  • Fish and Chips
    use Grade A hallibut; beer-battered
  • Wisconsin Burger
    topped w/ grilled mushroom, bacon, cheddar, mayo & BBQ sauce
4.0 out of 5
2203 ratings
formerly Taylor's Automatic Refresher (at airing); James Beard award-winning (American Classic); in Napa Valley
  • Green Papaya Salad
    shredded green papaya smashed w/ tomatoes, lime juice, fish sauce & Thai chilies; topped w/ crushed peanuts & small dried shrimp
  • Khao Piak (Soup)
    rice noodle soup (where they make noodles in the truck); add cilantro, scallion, garlic, chili oil & lime juice; "top 3 best Asian soups I've ever had in my life" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Nam Kao
    crispy rice salad w/ cured pork, sliced pork skin, cilantro, ginger, mint, green onions & lime juice; served w/ Romaine lettuce & dried Thai chili
4.0 out of 5
403 ratings
opened in 2013; food truck serving Lao & Thai food; go to Facebook or Twitter to find latest location spot
Grill-A-Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grill-A-Burger ($$)
(997 ratings)

73091 Country Club Dr Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8170
www.grill-a-burger.com
  • Buddha Burger
    seasoned turkey burger green onion, cilantro, soy sauce, fresh ginger & garlic, curry & cumin; on Sesame seed bun spread w/ sweet chilli mayo, shredded Napa cabbage, bean sprouts, finished w/sliced red pepper & tomato
  • Devil's Revenge Burger
    fried Serrano chilies, caramelized chipotle onions, pepper jack cheese, crisp hardwood smoked bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce & slathered w/ hot & spicy "Spontaneous Combustion" habanero pepper relish, Sriracha mayo & chipotle ketchup on a jalapeno-cheese bun
4.0 out of 5
997 ratings
Haggo's Organic Taco: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Haggo's Organic TacoSee Haggo's Organic Taco Video ($$)
(490 ratings)

1302 N Coast Hwy 101 Map It!
Leucadia, CA 92024
(760) 753-6000
www.haggosorganictaco.com
  • Cousteau Taco
    soft tacos w/ sauteed seasoned fresh local catch, organic cabbage slaw, organic cumin-lime crema, organic mango salsa cruda & cilantro; "rock star fish taco!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
490 ratings
opened in 2011; beachtown taco shack (couple of blocks from beach)
Hank's Creekside Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hank's Creekside Restaurant ($$)
(474 ratings)

2800 4th St Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95406
(707) 575-8839
  • Cinamon Waltnut French Toast
  • Corned Beef Hash
    one of Guy's regular orders; looks good
  • Eggs Benedict
    choice of traditional, Florentine w/ spinach, w/ smoked salmon, w/ crab cake or California-style (w/ avocado & tomato)
  • Pancakes
    they grind their own whole wheat
4.0 out of 5
474 ratings
one of Guy's favorite spots; no reservations (long lines esp. weekends)
Hob Nob Hill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hob Nob HillSee Hob Nob Hill Video ($$)
(1162 ratings)

2271 1st Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-8176
www.hobnobhill.com
  • Chicken 'N' Dumplings
    steamed dumpling topped w/ chopped boiled chicken & gravy
  • Corned Beef & Steamed Cabbage
  • Braised Lamb Shank
4.0 out of 5
1162 ratings
est. 1944; historic landmark
HoBo's BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
HoBo's BBQSee HoBo's BBQ Video ($$)
(929 ratings)

30590 Rancho California Rd Map It!
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 693-3227
hobosbbq.com
  • BBQ Lasagna
    pulled pork, chopped chicken, sausage 4 layers of pasta, each layer has BBQ sauce & cheese; each piece is about 1lb
  • Lumber Jack Sandwich
    house-made potato salad stacked on a toasted bun then piled on sliced tri-tip, dill pickle slices & topped w/ "PS" house dressing & sriracha
4.0 out of 5
929 ratings
Other Recipes: Potato Salad
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5737 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5737 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
  • Spicy Pork Kimchi Burrito
    looks good
  • Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops
    two pork chops served w/ fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2514 ratings
Asian-American fusion; 3 blocks away from S.F. Giants stadium
  • Garlic Steak Sandwich
    filet mignon marinated in garlic oil overnight, slice & cooked on flat top; "that is ridiculous!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    spice-rubbed, smoked in-house for 6 hrs & served w/ side of au jus & horse radish; looks good
  • Mixed Grille
    combo of pan-fried scallops, prawns, fish & fresh Dungeness crabmeat topped w/ creamy shrimp-flavored sauce; "that's off the hook!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
798 ratings
#38 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 1986; dive-bar w/ causal & simple ambience, food made from scratch & Friday night barbecue dinners; so unassuming, there's no sign on the building
Jimtown Store: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jimtown Store [CLOSED]See Jimtown Store Video ($$)
(203 ratings)

6706 Hwy 128 Map It!
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-1212
www.jimtown.com
  • Barbecue Brisket Sandwich
    popular; takes 2 days to make; looks good
  • Chain Gang Chili
    a favorite; secret ingredient is smoked pulled pork; looks good
4.0 out of 5
203 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1988; rustic country-store setting; prepares hearty seasonal soups, salads, entrees, signature sandwiches, and desserts daily from scratch; Other Recipes: Chicken Sopa
KoJa Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
KoJa Kitchen [CLOSED]See KoJa Kitchen Video ($)
(1417 ratings)

2395 Telegraph Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 962-5652
kojakitchen.com
  • Short Rib KoJa
    signature dish; soy-sugar-based marinated short ribs sandwiched between 2 garlic-seasoned rice cakes "buns"; "Asian street food at its best...this is wow!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1417 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2011; formerly a food truck...now a storefront; Korean-Japanese cuisine...Asian flavors in a rice-cake bun; Facebook page
La Texanita Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Texanita RestaurantSee La Texanita Restaurant Video ($$)
(351 ratings)

1667 Sebastopol Rd Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 525-1905
www.latexanita.com
  • Huarache
    meat, cream, salsa, lechuga, pico de gallo, aguacate, cheese and jalapeņo
  • Posole Soup
    Mexican soup made with pork and hominy; one of Guy's favorites
  • Tacos
    get Carne Asada (grilled steak); hand-made tortillas
4.0 out of 5
351 ratings
started as a taco truck; one of Guy Fieri's favorites...where he brings his family and friends; everything made from scratch
La Tostaderia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La TostaderiaSee La Tostaderia Video ($$)
(414 ratings)

317 S Broadway Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 624-2378
  • Octopus Tostada
    2 fried tortilla topped w/ a mound of octopus salad; made to order; looks good
  • Patrona Burger
    flat top griddled shrimp burger w/ melted Oaxaca cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado-mango radish, shredded potatoes; "that right there, in my expecation level of burgers--that is about as high as they go. Outstanding!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
414 ratings
in Grand Central Market
Lito's Take Out: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lito's Take OutSee Lito's Take Out Video ($)
(283 ratings)

514 E Haley St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-1559
  • Posole
    soup w/ cubed pork, seasonings and garnish; looks good
  • Carnitas Tacos
    tacos w/ chopped seasoned pork
4.0 out of 5
283 ratings
second-generation, family-owned authentic Mexican restaurant
  • Cochon de Lait Po'boy
    pulled pork, Creole slaw, shredded cabbage, pickles; looks good
  • Crawfish Mac N Cheese
    "it's outstanding! I get more crawfish flavor out of this than...when I eat crawfish!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1829 ratings
grocery & deli drawing its influence from culinary influence from New Orleans located in Chinatown; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
Little Napoli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Little NapoliSee Little Napoli Video ($$)
(1676 ratings)

Dolores St & 7th Ave Map It!
Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 626-6335
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  • Cannelloni Tricolore
    chicken, veggie, ricotta cannelloni; topped w/ 3 sauces: (red) marinara, (white) alfredo & (green) pesto...colors of the Italian flag
  • Spicy Cioppino Rosso
    prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari, crab, spicy red sauce, capellini
4.0 out of 5
1676 ratings
opened in 1990; serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine; G. Garvin (from Cooking Channel) made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Sea Bass "Puttanes"
Loulou's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Loulou'sSee Loulou's Video ($$)
(1535 ratings)

Municipal Wharf Number 2 Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-0568
www.loulousgriddle.com
  • Abalone Sliders
    abalone (a "fattier" version of calamari) that is locally farm-grown tenderized, dredged & pan-fried; served w/ aioli & slaw on sourdough slider buns
  • Crab Feast
    boiled dungeness crab served w/ corn & potato; seasonal (available around Nov 2 - June)
4.0 out of 5
1535 ratings
small spot located in the middle of the commercial pier w/ outdoor seating; Other Recipes: Buffalo Ribs
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
458 ratings
[CLOSED]; run by the husband and wife team (he is from England); everything is homemade; member of Sustainable Seafood Program
Mama Roomba: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mama RoombaSee Mama Roomba Video ($$)
(485 ratings)

1814 Eye St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 322-6262
www.mamaroomba.com
  • Churrasso Tri-Tip
    seasoned, marinated tri-tip grilled & broiled; served on sizzling iron skillet & w/ side of Chimichurri sauce
  • Latin/American Fried Chicken
    served w/ side of habanero-mango chile sauce
4.0 out of 5
485 ratings
since 2005; family-owned-and-operated Caribbean restaurant serving in "tapas" style
Meal Ticket: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Meal Ticket [CLOSED]See Meal Ticket Video ($$)
(395 ratings)

1235 San Pablo Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94706
(510) 526-6325
  • Apple Grape Pie
    topped w/ homemade whipped cream; looks good
  • Down-Home Country Sausage
    fan favorite; homemade pork & chicken-mixed sausage; served w/ eggs & home potatoes
  • Slow Roasted Pork w/ Coconut Curry
    pork roasted for 6-8 hrs; shredded, cooked in coconut curry sauce; served w/ rice, tortilla shells & homemade salsa; looks good
4.0 out of 5
395 ratings
[CLOSED]; in artist- & musician-influenced neighborhood; cook's & co-owner's name is Jimmy Carter (not the President, but a former Olympic swimmer)
Monterey Fish Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Monterey Fish CompanySee Monterey Fish Company Video ($$)
(78 ratings)

Municipal Wharf Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 656-9505
  • Grilled Oysters
    grilled w/ over oak wood; served w/ side of cocktail sauce
  • Sicilian Holiday Pasta
    house made marinara sauce w/ mussels, clams, swordfish, salmon, cod (or whatever fish is fresh), baby octopus, scallop, shrimp; served over linguine; looks good
4.0 out of 5
78 ratings
since 1994; Other Recipes: Curry Snapper
Moo Creamery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Moo CreamerySee Moo Creamery Video ($$)
(2208 ratings)

4885 Truxtun Ave Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 861-1130
www.moocreamery.com
  • Bacon Ice Cream
    bacon bites w/ maple syrup flavored ice cream
  • Peanut Butter & Bacon (PB+B) Burger
    beef patty, bacon jam, homemade peanut butter, pepper relish, potato chips, arugula & honey chipotle vinaigrette; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2208 ratings
opened in 2008; husband-and-wife team with an ice cream shop/restaurant/coffee bar that serves wine & craft beer; Other Recipes: Bacon Fried Rice
Naglee Park Garage: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Naglee Park GarageSee Naglee Park Garage Video ($$)
(1084 ratings)

505 E San Carlos St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 564-4111
www.nagleeparkgarage.com
  • Angus Burger
    served w/ home fries; Guy got w/ blue cheese, homemade mayo & homemade ketchup; looks good
  • Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
    side item; baked & then pan-cooked w/ bacon, butter & chicken stock until carmelized
4.0 out of 5
1084 ratings
30-seat bistro w/ a large outdoor patio that was formerly a garage; in downtown San Jose's historic Naglee Park Neighborhood
Nickel Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nickel DinerSee Nickel Diner Video ($$)
(2441 ratings)

524 S Main St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
www.5cdiner.com
  • Bacon Donuts
    glazed donut w/ one side dipped w/ chopped bacon; looks good
  • Catfish w/ Corn Cakes & Pecan Sauce
    seasoned & pan-fried; served w/ hashed bacon brussel sprouts; "that is fantastic...you gotta come try this!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2441 ratings
in 1940's-style dining setting; Other Recipes: Chicken Pozole
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