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



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  • 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
860 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
  • 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 KitchenSee KoJa Kitchen Video ($)
(1449 ratings)

2395 Telegraph Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 962-5652
  • 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
1449 ratings
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 ($$)
(384 ratings)

1667 Sebastopol Rd Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 525-1905
  • Huarache
    meat, cream, salsa, lechuga, pico de gallo, aguacate, cheese and jalapeņo
  • Pozole 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
384 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
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(450 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
450 ratings
in Grand Central Market
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(306 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
306 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
1954 ratings
grocery & deli drawing its influence from culinary influence from New Orleans located in Chinatown; Other Recipes: Red Beans & Rice
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Little NapoliSee Little Napoli Video ($$)
(1852 ratings)

Dolores St 7th Ave Map It!
Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 626-6335
  • 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
1852 ratings
opened in 1990; serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine; G. Garvin (from Cooking Channel) made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Sea Bass "Puttanes"
Mama Roomba: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(528 ratings)

1814 Eye St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 322-6262
  • 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
528 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 ($$)
(402 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
402 ratings
[CLOSED]; in artist- & musician-influenced neighborhood; cook's & co-owner's name is Jimmy Carter (not the President, but a former Olympic swimmer)
Moo Creamery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(2476 ratings)

4885 Truxtun Ave Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 861-1130
  • 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
2476 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
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge [CLOSED]See Muertos Kitchen & Lounge Video ($$)
(538 ratings)

1514 Wall St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-2557
  • Lamb Tacos
    marinated lamb, grilled & served on soft taco shells & topped w/ lettuce & blue cheese; looks good
  • Popcorn Pork
    deep-fried cubed pork served w/ dipping sauces chipotle mayo & "respecto" sauce (HOT!)
4.0 out of 5
538 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2012; located in a fire house built in the 1800s w/ Muertos & music-themed decor; Other Recipes: Shrimp Verde Cocktail
Naglee Park Garage: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(1110 ratings)

505 E San Carlos St Map It!
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 564-4111
  • 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
1110 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 ($$)
(2551 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
2551 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
1319 ratings
serving breakfast foods for dinner
NOLA on 5th: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(160 ratings)

3683 Fifth Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(858) 444-6173
  • Black and Gold Po' Boy
    roast beef & shrimp; named after football New Orlean Saints team colors; looks good
  • NOLA Jambalaya
    chicken & andouille; looks good
4.0 out of 5
160 ratings
casual joint serving New Orleans food
Nopalito: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(2029 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
2029 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
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(918 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
918 ratings
chef went to Italy to learn how to cook
OB Noodle House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(4043 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
4043 ratings
opened in 2008; 40+ taps of beer available
Oinkster: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
OinksterSee Oinkster Video ($$)
(3849 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
3849 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
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(2302 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
2302 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
670 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
1659 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
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(1920 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
1920 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
877 ratings
opened in 1994 by borrowing from credit cards at 17% (pretty gutsy); in strip mall
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