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



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Sunflower Caffe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sunflower CaffeSee Sunflower Caffe Video ($$)
(1380 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
1380 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
90 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 ($$)
(272 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
272 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 ($$)
(979 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
979 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; casual & friendly gastropub
Tiger! Tiger!: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tiger! Tiger! [CLOSED]See Tiger! Tiger! Video ($$)
(972 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
972 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 ($)
(2904 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
2904 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
  • Flame Thrower Panini
    roast beef, pulled pork, pepper jack, jalapeno, marinated jalapeno, habanero salsa, Zam sauce
  • Three Meat Sandwich
    BBQ only on Sat; smoked chicken, brisket, pulled pork, coleslaw, chipotle sauce; looks good (& juicy!)
4.0 out of 5
326 ratings
[CLOSED]; named after the owner's twin daughters; "fast & fresh" (no freezers on site & everything is made to order); Other Recipes: Coleslaw
Aldos Harbor Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aldos Harbor RestaurantSee Aldos Harbor Restaurant Video ($$)
(462 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
462 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 ($$)
(783 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
783 ratings
est. 1945; old-school joint w/ entertainment on Fri & Sat nights
  • Jerk Fried Chicken
    lightly floured, deep-fried boneless & skinless chicken covered w/ Jerk sauce, topped w/ caramelized banana
  • Shrimp & Crawfish Etoufee
    stew slow-cooked in cast iron w/ housemade roux trinity, shrimp, crawfish tail in green Creole sauce; served w/ Creole herb rice
3.5 out of 5
331 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2003; Creole fusion cuisine
  • Fiery Bottom BBQ Pork Bowl
    citrus braised pork, spicy-house made BBQ sauce, sauteed spinach, sunny-side up quail egg, roasted yams, brown rice
  • Vegan Gnocchi
    house made potato gnocchi w/ kale, brussels sprouts, California walnuts, garlic, chili flakes, olive oil; looks good
  • Vegan Love Plate
    roasted cauliflower, roasted brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, beets, romesco sauce & salsa verde, toasted almonds
3.5 out of 5
994 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2009; owner/chef Charlie Ayers is formerly “the chef who fed Google” & used to cook for The Grateful Dead; Other Recipes: Citrus Carnitas
  • Clam Chowder
    "this is--w/out question--one of the best clam chowders I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
  • Parmesan Pretzel
    huge 18 oz. pretzel w/ side of pub cheese dip; looks good
  • Shortrib Grilled Cheese
    braised shortrib, oven roasted tomato, balsamic glazed red onion, arugula, goat cheese, crispy provolone, pickled peppers, jalapenos, toasted sourdough; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1845 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2010; family-friendly, beer-concept restaurant that offers the second largest number of beers available on tap in Northern California
Crest Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Crest CafeSee Crest Cafe Video ($$)
(1218 ratings)

425 Robinson Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-2510
  • Butter Burger
    half pound of fresh lean ground beef, stuffed w/ garlic, tarragon, basil, & parsley butter; topped w/ cheddar cheese, garlic mayonnaise (made w/ a dash of paprika, cayenne & cumin); looks good!
  • Creme Brulee French Toast
    thick French Toast w/ whipped cream & fresh strawberries topped w/ creme brulee sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1218 ratings
since 1985; down-home diner serving "hearty, healthy comfort food"
Delancey: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Delancey [CLOSED] ($$)
(534 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
3.5 out of 5
534 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2008; serving gourmet thin crust pizzas, house made pastas & a full menu of Italian influenced dishes in NY-style atmosphere
Duarte's Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Duarte's Tavern ($$)
(1268 ratings)

202 Stage Rd Map It!
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0464
  • Abalone Sandwich
    egg-washed-and-floured, grilled on flatop and served on sourdough bread;
  • Crab Cioppino
    a house specialty; seafood stew: Dungeness crab w/ prawns & clams in tomato-based sauce w/ onion, garlic & cumin; "some of the best cioppino I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
  • Cream of Artichoke
    signature dish; looks good
  • Olallieberry Pie
    homemade; olallieberry is similar to a blackberry, but sweeter
3.5 out of 5
1268 ratings
opened in 1894
3.5 out of 5
396 ratings
[CLOSED]; Asian fusion cuisine w/ seasonal local ingredients, fresh homemade noodles & traditional ramen, rice, additions & appetizers
El Indio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Indio ($)
(1637 ratings)

3695 India St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-0333
  • Beef Taquitos
    rolled-up tacos
  • Chile Relleno
  • Tamales
  • Pork Salsa Verde
    pork & green tomato salsa; served w/ tortillas, rice & beans
  • Potato Taquito
    mashed potato mix rolled in tortilla & deep fried; served w/ salsa, guacamole, lettuce & cheese; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1637 ratings
opened in 1940; family-owned 3 generations; local favorite; started as a tortilla factory then bloomed to a full-blown restaurant serving around the world (including care packages to our soldiers) as well as to Congress & the White House
Factory Gastrobar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Factory Gastrobar [CLOSED]See Factory Gastrobar Video ($$)
(419 ratings)

4020 Atlantic Ave Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 595-4020
  • Asparagus Sandwich
  • Pig & Grits
    pulled pork, candied carrots, blackened tomatoes, chimichurri sauce, capers, figs on grits
3.5 out of 5
419 ratings
Frankinbun: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Frankinbun [CLOSED] ($)
(147 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
3.5 out of 5
147 ratings
[CLOSED]; serving gourmet sausages; Other Recipes: Vegan Chili
  • Chorizo
    "some of the best Chorizo"
  • French Toast Supreme
  • Menudo
3.5 out of 5
551 ratings
Gatsby's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gatsby's Diner [CLOSED]See Gatsby's Diner Video ($$)
(634 ratings)

2598 Alta Arden Expy Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 977-0102
  • Beet Sliders
    sliced seared beets w/ homemade dressing on buns; looks good
  • German Beef Rouladen
    smoked bacon, onions, mustard and pickles wrapped in thinly sliced beef which is then cooked in gravy sauce; comes w/ boiled potato and German purple cabbage; looks good
  • Pork Chop
    brined for 24 hrs, smoked in wood chips and coffee beans for 4 hrs and grilled; looks good
3.5 out of 5
634 ratings
[CLOSED]; traditional European and unique vegetarian; open kitchen in center of dining room
Grubstake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grubstake ($$)
(1122 ratings)

1525 Pine St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-8268
  • Gomes
    hash-like Portuguese dish w/ cod, potatoes & olives; looks good
  • Kale Soup
    w/ slices of Portuguese sausage
  • Pork Chop
    seasoned & pan-fried; served w/ fries
3.5 out of 5
1122 ratings
est. 1927; Portuguese cuisine; there is a rail car that houses half of The Grubstake that originally served the Key Line that provided transportation between Berkeley and Oakland & San Francisco
Harold & Belle's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Harold & Belle's ($$)
(1025 ratings)

2920 W Jefferson Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-9918
  • File Gumbo
    dark roux, ground sassafras, shrimp, sausage, ham, blue crab & chicken; served w/ side of rice
  • Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee
    crawfish tails smothered in rich & spicy crawfish gravy, served w/ choice of rice or pasta; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1025 ratings
since 1969; "New Orleans in Los Angeles"
Horse Thief BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Horse Thief BBQ ($$)
(879 ratings)

324 S Hill St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-0341
  • Fried Chicken Sandwich
    brioche bun, honey mustard slaw, pickled jalapenos
  • Smoked Pork Belly
    brined overnnight, rubbed & smoked for 10 hrs; served w/ apple-fennel slaw & topped w/ spicy mayo; looks good
3.5 out of 5
879 ratings
at Grand Central Market w/ outdoor seating
Jax At The Trax: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jax At The TraxSee Jax At The Trax Video ($$)
(1498 ratings)

10144 W River St Map It!
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 550-7450
  • Eggs Benedict w/ Crabcake
  • Meatloaf
    made of kobe beef; whole loaf (not sliced)
3.5 out of 5
1498 ratings
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