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

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Starling Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Starling DinerSee Starling Diner Video ($$)
(1923 ratings)

4114 E 3rd St Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-2041
www.starlingdiner.info
  • 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
1923 ratings
since 2007; serving breakfast & lunch only; Other Recipes: Polenta Potatoes
Sunflower Caffe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sunflower CaffeSee Sunflower Caffe Video ($$)
(1483 ratings)

421 1st St W Map It!
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-6645
www.sonomasunflower.com
  • 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
1483 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
92 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 ($$)
(290 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
290 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 ($$)
(986 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
986 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; casual & friendly gastropub
Tiger! Tiger!: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tiger! Tiger! [CLOSED]See Tiger! Tiger! Video ($$)
(976 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
976 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 ($)
(2969 ratings)

1101 Geary Blvd Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4216
www.tommysjoynt.com
  • 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
2969 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
W.E.P.A.! at BRIX 581: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
W.E.P.A.! at BRIX 581 ($$)
(120 ratings)

581 5th St Map It!
Oakland, CA 94607
(415) 724-7274
www.brix581.com
  • Beef Canola
    Puerto Rican version of a hot dog; sweet plantain filled w/ spiced ground beef, shredded cheese & topped w/ Puerto Rican Remoulade
  • Chicharron Mofongo
4.0 out of 5
120 ratings
bar / nightclub offering a wide variety of music, food & art based events; serving Puerto Rican food; W.E.P.A. stands for "Where Everybody Parties At"; Other Recipes: Puerto Rican Remoulade | Sofrito
Aldos Harbor Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Aldos Harbor RestaurantSee Aldos Harbor Restaurant Video ($$)
(487 ratings)

790 Mariner Pkwy Map It!
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 426-3736
www.aldos-cruz.com
  • 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
487 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 ($$)
(814 ratings)

13726 Oxnard St Map It!
Valley Glen, CA 91401
(818) 782-6004
www.baronesfamousitalian....
  • 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
814 ratings
est. 1945; old-school joint w/ entertainment on Fri & Sat nights
Bless My Soul Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bless My Soul Cafe [CLOSED]See Bless My Soul Cafe Video ($$)
(340 ratings)

29 5th St Map It!
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-1090
  • 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
340 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2003; Creole fusion cuisine
Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go [CLOSED] ($$)
(998 ratings)

855 El Camino Real Map It!
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-9200
  • 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
998 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
Cannery Row Brewing Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cannery Row Brewing Company [CLOSED]See Cannery Row Brewing Company Video ($$)
(1865 ratings)

95 Prescott Ave Map It!
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 643-2722
  • 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
1865 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 ($$)
(1273 ratings)

425 Robinson Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-2510
www.crestcafe.net
  • 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
1273 ratings
since 1985; down-home diner serving "hearty, healthy comfort food"
Duarte's Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Duarte's Tavern ($$)
(1311 ratings)

202 Stage Rd Map It!
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0464
www.duartestavern.com
  • 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
1311 ratings
opened in 1894
Eight Noodle Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Eight Noodle Shop [CLOSED] ($$)
(398 ratings)

1408 Clay St Map It!
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 637-4198
3.5 out of 5
398 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 ($)
(1695 ratings)

3695 India St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-0333
www.el-indio.com
  • 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
1695 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 ($$)
(420 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
420 ratings
[CLOSED]
Gaffey Street Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gaffey Street Diner [CLOSED]See Gaffey Street Diner Video ($$)
(547 ratings)

245 N Gaffey St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90731
(310) 548-6964
  • Chorizo
    "some of the best Chorizo"
  • French Toast Supreme
  • Menudo
    soup
3.5 out of 5
547 ratings
[CLOSED]
Gatsby's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gatsby's Diner [CLOSED]See Gatsby's Diner Video ($$)
(651 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
651 ratings
[CLOSED]; traditional European and unique vegetarian; open kitchen in center of dining room
Grubstake: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grubstake ($$)
(1151 ratings)

1525 Pine St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-8268
www.sfgrubstake.com
  • 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
1151 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 ($$)
(1092 ratings)

2920 W Jefferson Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-9918
www.haroldandbellesrestau...
  • 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
1092 ratings
since 1969; "New Orleans in Los Angeles"
Horse Thief BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Horse Thief BBQ ($$)
(895 ratings)

324 S Hill St Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 625-0341
www.horsethiefbbq.com
  • 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
895 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 ($$)
(1607 ratings)

10144 W River St Map It!
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 550-7450
www.jaxtruckee.com
  • Eggs Benedict w/ Crabcake
  • Meatloaf
    made of kobe beef; whole loaf (not sliced)
3.5 out of 5
1607 ratings
Jay Bee's Bar-B-Q: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jay Bee's Bar-B-Q ($$)
(569 ratings)

15911 S Avalon Blvd Map It!
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 532-1064
www.jaybeesbbq.com
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    cooked for 12-hours; topped w/ southern-style (tomato-based) sauce; looks good
  • Spare Ribs
    St. Louis-style ribs; smoked @ 225-degrees for 4 hrs; looks good
3.5 out of 5
569 ratings
one of Guy's regular BBQ stops
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California

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