Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - California (p. 6)



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Real Italian Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Real Italian Deli ($$)
(559 ratings)

44795 San Pablo Ave Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 836-1493
  • Arancini
    Italian rice balls stuffed w/ pork/beef/peas/mozzarella mixture, coated w/ breadcrumbs & deep fried; topped w/ marinara sauce
  • Porchetta Sandwich
    prepared on house artisan-style breads made fresh daily (Guy got ciabatta), porchetta, garlic mayo aioli, tomatoes, lettuce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
559 ratings
"offering exceptional service, high quality and great tasting salads and sandwiches, artisan cheeses, speciality groceries, fine wines, authentic Italian products and traditions" (from website)
Refuge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
RefugeSee Refuge Video ($$)
(2283 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
2283 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 ($$)
(1117 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
1117 ratings
Other Recipes: Chicken Marsala
Rosine's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rosine's RestaurantSee Rosine's Restaurant Video ($$)
(2519 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
2519 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 Pub ($$)
(414 ratings)

11829 River Rd Map It!
Forestville, CA 95436
(707) 887-7932
  • Chicken Wings
    "some of the best wings you'll find anywhere in the country" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Killer Prime Rib Steak Sandwich
    8-oz Steak w/melted jack cheese, sautéed mushrooms & onions on a French roll
  • Prime Rib French Dip
    thinly sliced Prime Rib served on a French roll w/ homemade au jus on side; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    braised, pulled pork w/ house BBQ sauce, spicy slaw & pickled red onions
  • Tri Tip Sandwich
    thinly sliced, w/ grilled onions, melted bleu cheese & house spicy horseradish sauce on toasted French roll
4.0 out of 5
414 ratings
est. 1972; "purveyor of classic American food and drink...serving quality classic American dishes and daring new ventures" (from its website); rustic setting w/ outdoor patio; long-time Fieri-family favorite
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe ($)
(1998 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
1998 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 ($$)
(639 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
639 ratings
founded in 2010; family owned specializing in oak-grilled BBQ; curb-side joint
Scolari's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Scolari's ($$)
(1256 ratings)

1303 Park St Map It!
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-2400
4.0 out of 5
1256 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
1684 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 ($$)
(1838 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
1838 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 ($$)
(783 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
783 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 ($$)
(752 ratings)

946 N Yosemite St Map It!
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 227-7479
4.0 out of 5
752 ratings
opened in 2013; owned/operated by former NFL player (Steve Smith) & college sweetheart
Souley Vegan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Souley Vegan ($$)
(2914 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
2914 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
Starling Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Starling DinerSee Starling Diner Video ($$)
(2025 ratings)

4114 E 3rd St Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-2041
  • Double Cream Scones
    limited availability; baked every morning in small batches; served w/ house made Lemon Curd & Orange-Honey Butter; "the lightest, fluffiest, tender scone I think I've ever tried" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pot Roast Bundle
    braised pot roast, polenta potatoes, caramelized onions, gravy wrapped in tortilla & topped w/ more gravy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2025 ratings
since 2007; serving breakfast & lunch only; Other Recipes: Polenta Potatoes
Sunflower Caffe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sunflower CaffeSee Sunflower Caffe Video ($$)
(1577 ratings)

421 1st St W Map It!
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-6645
  • Beef Borscht
    red soup of roasted meats, cabbage, potatoes, and beets; topped w/ dollop of sour cream
  • Grilled Lamb Burger
    fresh ground lamb blended with feta cheese & rubbed with house made harissa & black pepper, grilled to order & topped with homemade special chimichurri sauce; served on ciabatta roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1577 ratings
  • Chicken Chilaquiles
    chicken thighs marinated in achiote sauce over night, cooked on flat top, cubed & served on tomatillo salsa-bathed tortilla chips w/ fried egg & topped w/ tomatillo salsa, Mexican crema, Cotija cheese & cilantro; looks good
  • Drunken Torta
    flank steak marinated in Don Equis overnight, grilled on flat top; w/ Mexican coke-carmelized onions, black bean & garlic spread, Oaxaca cheese, arbol chile salsa, micro greens, tomato on fresh baked mexican bolillo roll; "w/o question the best tortas I've ever had in the States...that's killer!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
93 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2011; husband-and-wife team serving authentic Mexican food where almost everything is made by hand (nothing from a can) served from a food truck; long lines; Other Recipes: Green Chilaquiles
Taqueria Molcajetes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Taqueria Molcajetes ($$)
(323 ratings)

1195 W College Ave Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 544-8280
  • Al Pastor Tacos
    Mexican street taco w/ rotisserie-cooked seasoned pork slices
  • Molcajete Mixto
    housemade chorizo, steak, chicken, shrimp & vegetables served inside a smoking-hot molcajete (Mexican mortar); served w/ tortilla, rice & beans; "Without question, one of the best Mexican food experiences I have ever had." -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
323 ratings
serving authentic Mexican cuisine w/ influences from Guadalajara & Michoacan
Tavern On 2: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tavern On 2 [CLOSED]See Tavern On 2 Video ($$)
(990 ratings)

5110 E 2nd St Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 856-4000
  • Belly and Sucker
    pork belly & deep-fried octopus; "Outstanding!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pig Tails
    "pork chicken wings" w/ lime Hoisin, cilantro & roasted sesame; looks good
  • Short Rib Poutine
    braised short rib, hand cut fries, duck fat, & Wisconsin cheese curds; looks good
4.0 out of 5
990 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; casual & friendly gastropub
Tiger! Tiger!: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tiger! Tiger! [CLOSED]See Tiger! Tiger! Video ($$)
(975 ratings)

3025 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 487-0401
  • Chicken Shawarma Sausage
    served in brioche bun & topped w/ tzatziki, kabob hot sauce
  • Hot Mushroom Sandwich
    spicy fried Beech mushroom, bread & butter celery slaw, scallion mayo on Focaccia (vegan); looks good
4.0 out of 5
975 ratings
[CLOSED]; brewing company serving farm-to-table food
Tommy's Joynt: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tommy's JoyntSee Tommy's Joynt Video ($)
(3037 ratings)

1101 Geary Blvd Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4216
  • Braised Lamb Shanks
    special available only on Thursdays; cooked for 3 hrs; falls apart; looks good
  • Corned Beef
    looks good
  • Roast Beef
    looks good
  • Roast Turkey
    served w/ homemade gravy
  • Chili
    30+ year-old recipe; use buffalo meat
4.0 out of 5
3037 ratings
est. in 1947; original hof-brau of San Francisco; San Francisco institution; storefront is colorful...circus-like; eclectic no frills interior; one of Guy's favorite places to go in San Francisco
Tuetano Taqueria: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tuetano TaqueriaSee Tuetano Taqueria Video ($$)
(199 ratings)

2540 Congress St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 856-7013
  • Bone Marrow Birria Taco
    stewed shredded beef, bone (w/ bone marrow), onions, cilantro; you need to dig the marrow from the bone onto the taco; "100-percent indulgent" -Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
199 ratings
real taste of Mexican culture; shares kitchen w/ Mar Rustico; guest appearance: Troy Johnson, food critic for San Diego Magazine
Wilma & Frieda's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Wilma & Frieda's CafeSee Wilma & Frieda's Cafe Video ($$)
(3050 ratings)

73575 El Paseo Dr Map It!
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2807
  • Breakfast Tarts
    homemade pop tarts w/ blueberry compote; looks good
  • Short Rib Melt
    pulled braised boneless short rib, pickled red onions, sauteed arugula, monterey jack on grilled sourdough bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
3050 ratings
circa 1920; brother & sister owned/operated...named after their grandmothers; open 8am - 2pm only (no dinner hrs); Other Recipes: Short Ribs Eggs Benny
Aldos Harbor Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aldos Harbor RestaurantSee Aldos Harbor Restaurant Video ($$)
(507 ratings)

790 Mariner Pkwy Map It!
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 426-3736
  • Cioppino
    rock cod, calamari, king crab legs, prawns & mussels in spicy house made tomato sauce
  • Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
    choice of pesto, marinara, alfredo, bolognese or parmesan sauce (Guy had w/ marinara)
3.5 out of 5
507 ratings
started as a bait and tackle shop, restaurant opened in 1977; moved from original airing location (616 Atlantic Ave)
Barone's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Barone's ($$)
(863 ratings)

13726 Oxnard St Map It!
Valley Glen, CA 91401
(818) 782-6004
  • Cheese Lasagna
    topped w/ your choice of meat sauce, meatballs or marinara sauce (Guy got meatballs)
  • Pizza
    rectangular, thin crust w/ sausage, pepperoni, bell peppers, monterey jack; looks good
3.5 out of 5
863 ratings
est. 1945; old-school joint w/ entertainment on Fri & Sat nights
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