Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - California (p. 5)



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Nickel Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Nickel DinerSee Nickel Diner Video ($$)
(2496 ratings)

524 S Main St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
  • 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
2496 ratings
in 1940's-style dining setting; Other Recipes: Chicken Pozole
  • Biscuit Bao
    braised & fried pork belly, aged cheddar & chive biscuits, caramelized onions, gochujang, maple syrup sambal glaze
  • Drunken French Toast
    Krispies coated brioche, pear brandy, pear compote, mascarpone cardamom mousse, syrup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1231 ratings
serving breakfast foods for dinner
Nopalito: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
NopalitoSee Nopalito Video ($$)
(1969 ratings)

306 Broderick St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 535-3969
  • Quesadilla Roja con Chicharron
    Mulato chile-corn tortilla, crispy pork belly, salsa cascabel, jack cheese, queso fresco, onion & cilantro; looks good
  • Torta Pambazo
    chili-dipped sandwich, red chorizo, potatoes, avocado, tomato, cabbage, queso fresco, crema & salsa escabeche; available only at the 9th Ave location; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1969 ratings
opened in 2012; "sustainable organic Mexican kitchen"; 2 locations in San Francisco; "in the WOW-factor, it's way up there"-Guy Fieri; Other Recipes: Totopos con Chile
North End Caffe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
North End CaffeSee North End Caffe Video ($$)
(899 ratings)

3421 Highland Ave Map It!
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4782
  • Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls
    looks good
  • Linguini Carbonara
    not on the regular menu; fresh-made pasta w/ cream sauce and panchetta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
899 ratings
chef went to Italy to learn how to cook
OB Noodle House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
OB Noodle HouseSee OB Noodle House Video ($$)
(3837 ratings)

2218 Cable St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 450-6868
  • House Special Fried Rice
    Chinese broccoli, shrimp, beef, eggs & Chinese sausage (made by owners' father) & chili sate sauce; looks good
  • Pho
    Vietnam beef broth rice noodle soup; Guy got the "OB Special" (extra large w/ rare steak, well-done steak, brisket, flank & tripe); "I've had a lot of pho...this really is of the best"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Spicy Garlic Wings
    jumbo premium mid-joint chicken wings marinated w/ garlic & spices; served on a bed of lettuce, onions & ranch dressing; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3837 ratings
opened in 2008; 40+ taps of beer available
Oinkster: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
OinksterSee Oinkster Video ($$)
(3782 ratings)

2005 Colorado Blvd Map It!
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 255-6465
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
    pork brined w/ soy and honey for 2 days, then slowly roasted & smoked; served w/ red cabbage slaw, caramelized onions & Carolina BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Oinkster Pastrami
    two-week cured pastrami, rubbed & smoked w/ applewood; served w/ all the "Oinks" (gruyere cheese, caramelized onion & red cabbage slaw); looks good
4.0 out of 5
3782 ratings
a fast-casual favorite from acclaimed fine-dining chef Andre Guerrero; make their own ketchup
Park's Finest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Park's FinestSee Park's Finest Video ($$)
(2198 ratings)

1267 W Temple St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 481-2800
  • Ann's Cornbread Bibingka
    "bringing elements of a traditional filipino dessert"; cornmeal combined w/ rice flour, coconut milk, etc. baked on a banana leaf; "best cornbread I've ever had...this is like fat black-lady cornbread"-Chris Rock; looks good
  • Beef Tri-Tip
    specialty; 4-6 hr-smoked season-crusted sirloin beef, cut deli thin & paired w/ home made horseradish sauce or vinegar-based Sawsawan sauce (try dipping in both); "out-of-bounds delicious!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Mama Leah's Coconut Beef
    chef's mom's recipe; Filipino comfort food; 6-16 hr-smoked chuck roll, cubed & stewed in a coconut cream; served over rice; looks good
  • Worker Wednesday Combo Plate
    coconut beef, hot link medley, 16-hour pulled pork, candy coated chicken w/ signature pineapple BBQ sauce, veggie medley, cornbread bibingka & rice
4.0 out of 5
2198 ratings
est. 2009; started as a catering company...opened restaurant in 2012; "American cuts of BBQ with a Filipino flavor"; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock & David Spade (actors from "Grown Ups 2") made guest appearance
  • Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)
    marinated overnight; served w/ Japanese sticky rice & homemade kimchi; looks good
  • S.O.S.
    toast & white ground beef gravy (similar to biscuits & gravy), hash browns & fruit
  • Pork Steak
    marinated overnight in cinnamon-cilantro rub
4.0 out of 5
650 ratings
"a semper finer diner"; former marine w/ loyalty following from other marines; food is even served on military-style steel tray
  • Arepa Pabellon
    signature dish; grilled corn pocket crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside & stuffed w/ pabellon (shredded beef), sweet plantains, black bean spread, queso fresco; made by hand daily; looks good
  • Cachapas Vegetariana
    sweet corn crepes made w/ fresh yellow corn, filled w/ grilled marinated tofu, plantains, black beans, garlic aioli & then folded over; "there's great texture, there's uniqueness, there's depth of flavor...that's outrageous!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
1614 ratings
opened in 2010; Venezuelan cuisine; all menu items are 100% gluten-free; 2 other locations in N. California; Other Recipes: Cheese Empanadas | Guasacaca Sauce
Pizzeria Luigi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizzeria LuigiSee Pizzeria Luigi Video ($)
(1854 ratings)

1137 25th St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 233-3309
  • Pizza (El Diablo)
    Guy Fieri concocted at airing; diced pepperoni, sausage, meatball, red onion, jalapeno, crushed red peppers, Sriracha hot sauce
  • Pizza (Donatello)
    Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Grated Romano Cheese (no tomato sauce)
  • Pizza (Mona Lisa)
    Pepperoni, Sausage, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Black Olives
  • Pizza (The Capone)
    thin crust pizza; Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatball; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1854 ratings
est. 2004; New York-style 18-inch pizza pies (thin crust); Italian-born chef; "pay attention to details"; uses bottled water for dough; 2nd DDD airing at new location (2121 El Cajon Blvd); Other Recipes: Pizza (Crime Scene)
  • Goulash
    chopped flank steak in tomato-based sauce; served w/ potato dumplings; looks good
  • Nalesniki
    dessert: rolled Polish crepe stuffed w/ cherry-infused sweetened cream cheese & served flaming; looks good
  • Pierogi
    dumplings w/ seasoned pork & chicken or sauerkraut & stewed mushrooms or potatoes & cheese or potatoes & cheese & jalapeno (Guy had 1 of each); looks good
4.0 out of 5
849 ratings
opened in 1994 by borrowing from credit cards at 17% (pretty gutsy); in strip mall
Refuge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RefugeSee Refuge Video ($$)
(2226 ratings)

963 Laurel St Map It!
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 598-9813
  • Pastrami Burger
    beef burger, sliced pastrami, melted swiss, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, burger bun; looks (dripping) good!
  • Toasted Slaw #19 (Pastrami Sandwich)
    sandwich w/ NY-style housemade pastrami (steamed for 4 hrs, sliced & dipped in "lacquer"...reduced, sweetened au jus), coleslaw, swiss (not melted), russian dressing, toasted rye; looks good!
  • Wit Cheesesteak
    daily fresh-shaved ribeye cheesesteaks, caramelized onions, cherry peppers, refuge cheddar cheese sauce; served on a fresh baked Amoroso Roll & w/ a side of fries; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2226 ratings
upscale, Belgian artisan beer pub; 18 Belgian beers on tap; another location in Menlo Park
Rocco's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rocco's Cafe ($$)
(1062 ratings)

1131 Folsom St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 554-0522
  • Linguine with Clams in White Cream Sauce
    fan favorite; "some of the best linguine clams"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Polenta with Bolognese Sauce
  • Sautéed Chicken Piccata
    very lemony
4.0 out of 5
1062 ratings
Other Recipes: Chicken Marsala
Rosine's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rosine's RestaurantSee Rosine's Restaurant Video ($$)
(2318 ratings)

434 Alvarado St Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-1400
  • Lasagna
    homemade w/ fresh pasta layered w/ spinach, ground beef, ricotta cheese, Monterey jack cheese, freshly grated Asiago & Parmesan cheeses, w/ homemade meat sauce (Jim's Special); served w/ hot garlic bread & soup or salad; looks good
  • Minestrone Soup
4.0 out of 5
2318 ratings
est. 1980; old-school, family-run Italian joint w/ "fine tradition of homemade food, generous servings, daily specials & desserts" (from its website); Other Recipes: German Chocolate 6-Layer Cake
Russian River Pub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Russian River PubSee Russian River Pub Video ($$)
(372 ratings)

11829 River Rd Map It!
Forestville, CA 95436
(707) 887-7932
4.0 out of 5
372 ratings
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe ($)
(1918 ratings)

11707 Washington Pl Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 398-6326
  • Fried Hawaiian Royale
    teriyaki beef, eggs, sprouts, Sriracha sauce scrambled & served over rice
  • Lau Lau
    Kalua pork w/ butterfish wrapped in taro leaves; served w/ rice, and salad, or macaroni salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1918 ratings
since 1976; Gene Simmons (KISS) made guest appearance...he is restaurant regular
Salty's BBQ & Catering: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salty's BBQ & CateringSee Salty's BBQ & Catering Video ($$)
(588 ratings)

9425 Rosedale Hwy Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-8437
  • Grilled Chicken Dinner
    marinated over night & grilled for 45 min; falls-off-the-bone; looks good
  • Salty's Special
    sandwich w/ tri-tip, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, yellow peppers & coleslaw; looks good (& sloppy)
4.0 out of 5
588 ratings
founded in 2010; family owned specializing in oak-grilled BBQ; curb-side joint
Scolari's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Scolari's ($$)
(1209 ratings)

1303 Park St Map It!
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-2400
4.0 out of 5
1209 ratings
since 2010; utilizing ingredients sourced both locally & globally; multiple locations; Rapper E-40 made guest appearance
  • Adobe Buffalo Wings
    chipotle-soy-garlic-sweet-based served on bed of shrimp chips; looks good
  • Pork Sisig Tacos
    signature dish; 6" corn tortilla topped w/ pork, onions, lettuce & cilantro cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
1669 ratings
started in 2010; Filipino fusion food truck; check their website to find location
Sherman's Deli & Bakery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sherman's Deli & Bakery ($$)
(1627 ratings)

73161 Country Club Dr Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 568-1350
  • Latkas 'n Brisket
    beef brisket made into a sandwich w/ 2 homemade potato latkes in place of bread; served w/ creamy horseradish sauce & side of cole slaw; looks good
  • Turkey Pastrami
    brined for 24 hrs & then smoked; served on homemade rye bread; "if that's the only thing that you sold here, I would expect lines all the way to Wisconsin" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1627 ratings
since 1963; original location in Palm Springs; Other Recipes: Potato Latkes | Roast Brisket of Beef
Show Dogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Show Dogs [CLOSED]See Show Dogs Video ($$)
(780 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
780 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
Smitty's Wings & Things: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Smitty's Wings & Things ($$)
(690 ratings)

946 N Yosemite St Map It!
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 227-7479
4.0 out of 5
690 ratings
opened in 2013; owned/operated by former NFL player (Steve Smith) & college sweetheart
  • Bistec Sandwich
    top seller; pressed sandwich w/ grass-fed sirloin, onions, Swiss cheese, avacado & garlic mayo; looks good
  • Pastelon de Carne
    Sol's (owner-chef's) favorite; all natural beef: Puerto Rican lasagna; sweet plantain & seasoned ground beef layered lasagna style; baked w/ jack cheese & roasted red peppers; "That's way up there in some of the best things I've had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4997 ratings
moved to new location from airing; recommended by Guy Fieri's sister; Caribbean colors & atmosphere; family-style; Other Recipes: Picadillo
Souley Vegan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Souley Vegan ($$)
(2839 ratings)

301 Broadway Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 922-1615
  • Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burger
    in house made patty - Quinoa, black bean & carrots
  • Okra Gumbo
    vegan gumbo made of mix of pepper, corn, seaweed, tomato non gmo tofu, onion, garlic and spice; served over rice; looks good
  • Seitan "Shrimp" Po Boy
    seitan (the protein portion of wheat) cut in shrimp-sized bites, battered, dredged & deep-fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2839 ratings
opened in 2009; serving vegan soul food; check out her story; Other Recipes: Vegan Creole Jalapeno Hush Puppies
Southern Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Southern Cafe ($$)
(582 ratings)

2000 Macarthur Blvd Map It!
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 336-2013
  • Fried Chicken
    looks good
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Oxtails
    top seller; slow cooked & smothered in house seasoned brown gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
582 ratings
serving Southern comfort food
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