Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - California (p. 7)



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Jitlada Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jitlada Restaurant ($$)
(2256 ratings)

5233 W Sunset Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-9809
  • Green Curry Chicken
    served w/ side of rice
  • Tom Yum Soup
    seafood-based; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2256 ratings
originally opened in 1970s, new owners took over in 2006; serving Thai cuisine; co-owner/chef Jazz Singsanong was a winner of "Guy's Grocery Games"; "one of the best Thai experiences I've ever had" -Guy Fieri
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese
    a creamy mixture of smoked Gouda, American cheese & Bleu cheese, cork screw shaped Cavatoppi noodles mixed w/ fresh lobster bites & topped w/ panko bread crumbs; served w/ 2 slices of garlic bread
  • Stuffed Pork Chop
    specialty item; grilled & served w/ cranberry relish
3.5 out of 5
265 ratings
est. 1939; iconic old-school steakhouse
Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kitchen [CLOSED]See Kitchen Video ($$)
(244 ratings)

529 S A St Map It!
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8980
  • Lamb Burger
    ground lamb & beef w/ herbs & spices, topped w/ red pepper relish, lettuce tomato & red onion on house made bun served w/ fries; looks good
3.5 out of 5
244 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2011; restaurant, bakery & brewery
  • Margherita Pizza
    NY-style pizza w/ garlic cloves & garlic oil; "this is w/o question in the Top 5 best margherita pizzas I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks goodricotta base, mozzarella, fresh tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, basil pesto, garlic & roman; looks good
  • Sicilian Pizza
    thick crust; rectangular shaped
3.5 out of 5
369 ratings
opened in 2005; Other Recipes: Paul's Godfather Pizza | Paul's Godfather Pizza
Mac's Fish and Chip Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mac's Fish and Chip Shop [CLOSED]See Mac's Fish and Chip Shop Video ($$)
(462 ratings)

503 State St Map It!
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 897-1160
  • Fish & Chips
    whole fillets of premium, sustainable Alaskan Cod cooked to order in a thin, crisp coating of beer batter; looks good
  • Haggis
    traditional Scottish dish; best described as "the stuff they throw away"...cow heart, tongue, liver--ground, seasoned, shaped in meatball, beer-battered and deep-fried, "not for the unadventurous or vegetarians" (from its website)
  • Toad in the Hole
    Yorkshire pudding w/ mashed potatoes, fried sausage links and topped w/ gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
462 ratings
[CLOSED]; run by the husband and wife team (he is from England); everything is homemade; member of Sustainable Seafood Program
Mambo's Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mambo's CafeSee Mambo's Cafe Video ($$)
(691 ratings)

1701 Victory Blvd Map It!
Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 545-8613
  • Tostones Rellenos
    twice-fried plantain stuffed w/ shrimp & Pico de Gallo
  • Roasted Pork
    braised for 8 hrs, then pulled & grilled on flat top w/ mojo sauce; served w/ white rice, black beans & maduros (plantains)
3.5 out of 5
691 ratings
opened in 1988; Cuban cuisine made by Cuban husband & wife team; building used to be a gas station's garage
Midtown Creperie & Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Midtown Creperie & Cafe ($$)
(734 ratings)

2319 Pacific Ave Map It!
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 941-9070
  • Beignets & Gravy
    two beignets topped w/ sausage gravy
  • Rex Crepe
    house slow-smoked tri-tip & asparagus topped w/ basil pesto cream sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
734 ratings
since 2010; serving savory & sweet crepes, gelato, beignets, chicory & espresso; w/ New Orleans French Quarter decor
Miller's East Coast Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Miller's East Coast Deli [CLOSED]See Miller's East Coast Deli Video ($$)
(1468 ratings)

1725 Polk St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-3542
  • Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle w/ Matzo Ball
    grandmother's recipe
  • Potato Latke Delight
    two crispy potato pancakes, topped w/ corned beef & pastrami & side of apple sauce & sour cream; proper way to eat is meat + potato + sour cream + apple sauce all in 1 bite; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1468 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 2001; east-coast deli atmosphere; another location in San Rafael
Mom's Tamales: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mom's Tamales [CLOSED]See Mom's Tamales Video ($)
(257 ratings)

3328 Pasadena Ave Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 226-9383
  • Chile Relleno
    roasted pepper stuffed w/ loads of cheese, battered w/ an airy egg coating, fried & topped w/ roasted tomato salsa
  • Spinach and Cheese Tamales
    family favorite; fresh spinach, stir fried together w/ tomato, onions & spices topped w/ monterey jack cheese
3.5 out of 5
257 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2005; started on February 11, 2001 selling tamales out of the trunk of her 1979 Honda Prelude...eventually leading to the storefront opening 4 yrs later & now serving 1,500 tamales per week; cash only
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Muertos Kitchen & Lounge [CLOSED]See Muertos Kitchen & Lounge Video ($$)
(531 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!)
3.5 out of 5
531 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2012; located in a fire house built in the 1800s w/ Muertos & music-themed decor; Other Recipes: Shrimp Verde Cocktail
  • "The Governator"
    inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger's mother & made for Arnold when he came in; everything in the kitchen (onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushroom, sausage, ham, eggs) chopped & grilled
  • Dijon Plum Burger
    angus burger w/ plum jelly on hamburger bun
  • Rockefeller Burger
    angus burger w/ sour cream, jack cheese, mushrooms & caviar; "if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it" (on menu)
3.5 out of 5
563 ratings
est. 1973; once an abandoned red car passenger depot & then a hot dog stand now the entire buidling is painted bright mossy shamrock green w/ 1940's rustic decor & atmosphere; local favorite
Pier 23 Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pier 23 CafeSee Pier 23 Cafe Video ($$)
(1832 ratings)

The Embarcadero Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5125
  • Duck Poppers
    onion slice, jalapeno slice & spicy cream cheese mix wrapped in thinly sliced duck breasts & bacon, marinated & grilled; available only Thu-Sun (call in advance to check)
  • Fish Tacos
    grilled fish (depending on what fish is fresh) w/ roasted tomato salsa & tomatillo avocado sauce; looks good
  • Oven-Roasted Crab
    whole roasted Dungeness crab broken & sauteed in garlic, butter & herbs
3.5 out of 5
1832 ratings
since 1984; located right on the San Francisco bay w/ outdoor seating available on pier; known for fresh seafood, unique cocktails & live music daily; one of Guy Fieri's favorite hang out joints
  • Brick Roasted Chicken Pizza
    fan favorite; thin crust; shredded chicken, mozzarella, provolone, baby spinach and slow roasted garlic cloves
  • Cioppino
    San Francisco-style fish stew w/ crab legs, clams, mussels, bass and prawns, tomato, fish broth, red wine and herbs; served w/ sourdough bread; "one of the best (cioppinos in the country)"-Guy Fieri
  • Southern Style Biscuit & Gravy
    two eggs, homemade country sausage w/ a homemade buttermilk biscuit covered in white sausage gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
728 ratings
family-owned restaurant w/ a dining experience in a friendly casual atmosphere; custom-made oven is outside on trailer towed by a truck
Pyrenees Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pyrenees CafeSee Pyrenees Cafe Video ($$)
(242 ratings)

601 Sumner St Map It!
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 323-0053
3.5 out of 5
242 ratings
since 1901; local landmark serving Basque cuisine ("peasant food")
Q Restaurant and Wine Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Q Restaurant and Wine Bar [CLOSED] ($$)
(1312 ratings)

225 Clement St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 752-2298
  • Carne Adovada on a Fresh Telera Bun
    Albuquerque Style Pulled Pork
  • Duck Confit
    takes 3-4 days to prepare; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1312 ratings
[CLOSED]; "funky American comfort"; chef used to cook for P-Funk and Greatful Dead
Ramona Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ramona Cafe ($$)
(389 ratings)

628 Main St Map It!
Ramona, CA 92065
(760) 789-8656
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
    deep fried
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    50-50 of ground beef and veal
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    made fresh everyday; large-sized
  • Kitchen Sink
    ham, bacon, cheese, bell peppers & tomato served in a piping-hot skillet
3.5 out of 5
389 ratings
Rawbar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rawbar ($$)
(308 ratings)

346 Broadway St Map It!
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 897-0626
  • Rawbar "Bibimbap"
    Korean Dish Of tender pork belly over a crispy rice cake & sauteed kimchi; topped w/ a fried egg & radish sprouts
  • Thoma Ka Thai Steamer Bowl
    clams, mussels, scallops, prawns in Thom Ka steamer broth, coconut milk; served over deep-fried noodles; "it's phenomenal!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
3.5 out of 5
308 ratings
est. 2001; serving sushi & Asian fusion cuisine in a fun, artistic, unconventional environment
Rick & Ann's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rick & Ann's Restaurant ($$)
(946 ratings)

2922 Domingo Ave Map It!
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 649-8538
3.5 out of 5
946 ratings
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe [CLOSED] ($$)
(2200 ratings)

4081 Hollis St Map It!
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 594-1221
3.5 out of 5
2200 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2002; crazy urban art deco decor (fun)
Schellville Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Schellville Grill [CLOSED] ($$)
(506 ratings)

22900 Broadway Map It!
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 996-5151
  • Matty's Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich
    smoked in 3 different woods; served hot w/ sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic and cheddar cheese
  • Buckaroo Sandwich
    grilled and marinated Mexican Achote chicken heaped w/ grilled onions and mushrooms; served on a French roll w/ Chipotle sauce
  • Roman Style Lasagna
    hand-rolled organic pasta prepared w/ a creamy, roasted tomato and red onion bechamel sauce layered with house-made ragu, mushrooms, spinach, yellow squash zucchini, eggplant & parmesan cheese; served w/ mixed greens; looks good
3.5 out of 5
506 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2002; creator of Matthew's Burritos which are sold in the West and Midwest; Other Recipes: BBQ Sauce
Schooner or Later: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Schooner or Later ($$)
(1867 ratings)

241 N Marina Dr Map It!
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 430-3495
  • Belgian Waffles
    topped w/ seasonal berries, banana, nuts, or apple cinnamon and whipped cream upon request
  • Schultzie's Mess
    blend of chopped ham, onion & bell pepper grilled w/ hash browns & eggs and topped with melted Cheddar cheese; served w/ sourdough toast; looks good
  • Club Sandwich
    triple decker sandwich w/ turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes on sourdough
3.5 out of 5
1867 ratings
est. 1985; large outdoor seating available by the dock (great atmosphere) w/ dock parking for boats; serve "schooner" portion of beer (a large chalise-sized portion); local hangout; long lines
Simply Vietnam Express: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Simply Vietnam Express ($$)
(388 ratings)

3381 Cleveland Ave Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 544-4585
  • BBQ Pork Combo
    bbq pork, shrimp & crispy eggrolls; looks good
  • Beef Combination Pho
    choice of steak, meatball, brisket, flank steak, fatty brisket; looks good
3.5 out of 5
388 ratings
family-owned and operated joint in friendly, casual atmosphere setting; a Fieri family favorite
Squeeze Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Squeeze InnSee Squeeze Inn Video ($)
(1577 ratings)

5301 Power Inn Rd Map It!
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
  • "Squeeze with Cheese"
    1/3 lb.beef burger with "skirt" of bubbling cheese topped w/ mayo, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun; "5-napkin burger...messy, juicy and tasty"; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1577 ratings
#60-57 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); serving for over 30 years; burger joint famous for it's huge burger and cheese "skirt"; voted "Best Dive" (Sacramento Magazine); called Squeeze Inn because original building had only 12 stools at the bar...new location can accommodate a few more
Studio Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Studio DinerSee Studio Diner Video ($$)
(1962 ratings)

4701 Ruffin Rd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 715-6400
  • Lobster Roll
    6 oz. of fresh Maine lobster w/ light mayo & celery; New England style, served on a grilled & buttered New England frank roll w/ Studio fries or coleslaw
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
    battered & fried sandwich stuffed w/ turkey, ham, Swiss & cheddar cheeses w/ raspberry preserves
  • Samson's Steak Sandwich
    sliced & marinated prime rib sauteed w/ spinach, mushrooms, bean sprouts & onion; topped w/ mozzarella & served on a grilled roll
  • "The Gaucho" Steak Sandwich
    butterflied filet mignon tip on a torta roll; w/ chimichurri, chipotle cream, arugula & pickled onions; served w/ sweet potato fries
  • Lobster Pot Pie
    lobster bisque, peas, carrots, lobster claw & pie crust
  • Whole Belly Ipswich Clams
    deep fried & served w/ tartar sauce
3.5 out of 5
1962 ratings
neon-lighted diner w/ 1940s decor; "Do the time warp down Ruffin Road" (from its website)
Tee Off Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tee Off Bar & Grill [CLOSED]See Tee Off Bar & Grill Video ($$)
(539 ratings)

3129 Clement St Map It!
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-5439
  • Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop
    with achiote & apricot relish over garlic mash and deep fried sweet corn; "up there w/ some of the best chops I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Paul's Crafty Mac & Cheese
    signature dish; blend of four cheeses with pancetta on ziti pasta; looks good
3.5 out of 5
539 ratings
[CLOSED]; "Five Star Dive Bar" (from website)
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