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Alforon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AlforonSee Alforon Video ($$)
(1482 ratings)

5965 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 269-9904
www.alforon.com
  • Ouzi Lamb
    braised lamb served on Ouzi rice & almond slivers w/ side of homemade yogurt; looks good!
  • Soujouk Flatbread
    flatbread topped w/ minced meat & melted cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1482 ratings
since 2010; serving authentic Old Country style Lebanese comfort food
Chuy's Taco Shop: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chuy's Taco Shop ($)
(655 ratings)

6663 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 469-7777
chuystacoshopsandiego.myb...
  • Chuy Burrito
    carnitas, chili relleno, pico de gallo, guacamole sauce in burrito; looks good
  • Shrimp a la Diabla
    shrimp in (hot) Diabla sauce; served w/ rice, beans
4.5 out of 5
655 ratings
husband-and-wife team who saved to buy a house & opened the taco shop instead; serving authentic Mexican cuisine from family recipes
  • Braised Short Rib French Dip
    wine-braised short rib, caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, toasted baguette, & beef jus; served w/ reduced beef jus & choice of French fries, coleslaw or spring salad; "the jus is luxurious" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Jo's Meatloaf
    meatloaf wrapped w/ applewood smoked bacon; served w/ garlic mash potatoes, sautéed French green beans, beef demi glace; "some of the most tender, moist meatloaf I’ve tried" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
201 ratings
started as a French bistro; "diner food w/ a bistro attitude"; named after owner Ric Libiran's sister
Tahini: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
TahiniSee Tahini Video ($)
(886 ratings)

9119 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 779-3272
www.tahinistreetfood.com
  • Chicken Shwarma Pita
    all natural, antibiotic-free chicken marinated w/ 10+ ingredients; Halal; served in a house baked pita stuffed w/ lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickled cucumbers, & garlic sauce; looks good
  • Falafel Salad
    freshly ground fava beans, veggies, herbs, & spices; fried upon order; served in a bowl of organic spring mix topped w/ tomatoes, red onions, bell peppers, Kalamata olives, & Feta cheese w/ Tahini sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
886 ratings
opened in 2017; co-owned by high school friends Osama Shabaik (former lawyer) & Mahmoud Barkawi (former aspiring cop); "born on the side of a gas station in Pacific Beach, San Diego" (from its website); serving authentic middle eastern street food; Other Recipes: Sriracha Tahini Sauce
  • Halibut Salad
    Guy got it w/ Teriyaki
  • Halibut Sandwich
    Guy got it w/ lemon garlic butter; looks good
  • Cioppino
    hearty seafood soup made of wahoo, mahimahi, ahi tuna, scallops; served on plate of rice; looks good
  • Fish Tacos
    Guy got sea bass; served on warm El Indio tortillas w/ cheese, cabbage, tomatoes & onions & topped w/ homemade white sauce; "that's one of my favorite fish tacos I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • "Track Taco"
    grilled chipotle shrimp, onion mango slaw & cheese on a corn tortilla; topped w/ avocado, tomatillo sauce & queso fresco
  • Seared Ahi Salad
    6 oz tuna crusted & grilled, served on greens w/ cucumbers, onion, carrots, tomatoes, capers & choice of dressing
4.0 out of 5
3683 ratings
since 2004; local favorite; break-down their own fish; choice of seasonings once you choose your fish
Crazee Burger: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Crazee BurgerSee Crazee Burger Video ($$)
(564 ratings)

3993 30th St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 282-6044
crazeeburger.com
  • Alligator Burger
    served w/ curry fruit tapenade as a topping
  • Kangaroo Burger
    served w/ creamed horseradish sauce
  • Santorini Burger
    1/2 feef, 1/2 lamb with Greek tsatsiki sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
564 ratings
2 German immigrants combining an old American tradition w/ a European bistro atmosphere; over 30 burger variations including exotic burgers (kangaroo, gator, ostrich, etc) and exotic toppings (fruit chutney, wine-infused pears, orange glaze, etc); Other Recipes: Turkey Burger w/ Orange Mustard Glaze
Hob Nob Hill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hob Nob HillSee Hob Nob Hill Video ($$)
(1084 ratings)

2271 1st Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-8176
www.hobnobhill.com
  • Chicken 'N' Dumplings
    steamed dumpling topped w/ chopped boiled chicken & gravy
  • Corned Beef & Steamed Cabbage
  • Braised Lamb Shank
4.0 out of 5
1084 ratings
est. 1944; historic landmark
Hodad's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Hodad'sSee Hodad's Video ($$)
(5514 ratings)

5010 Newport Ave Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 224-4623
www.hodadies.com
  • Guido Burger
    skillet-fried pastrami on burger served w/ ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions & spicy brown mustard; inspired by Guy Fieri from 1st visit; looks good; #1 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
    bacon patty (bacon is boiled, then chopped & seared on the grill) on top of burger; wrapped & served in the "burger diaper" (burger wrapper that is wrapped around half of the burger); looks good
  • Milk Shake
4.0 out of 5
5514 ratings
started in 1969; moved to current location in 1991; recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN (2009); "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" (it's a block from the beach); decor consists of wall-to-wall license plates
OB Noodle House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
OB Noodle HouseSee OB Noodle House Video ($$)
(3426 ratings)

2218 Cable St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 450-6868
obnoodlehouse.com
  • 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
3426 ratings
opened in 2008; 40+ taps of beer available
Pizzeria Luigi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizzeria LuigiSee Pizzeria Luigi Video ($)
(1701 ratings)

1137 25th St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 233-3309
www.pizzerialuigi.com
  • 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
1701 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)
Tiger! Tiger!: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tiger! Tiger!See Tiger! Tiger! Video ($$)
(975 ratings)

3025 El Cajon Blvd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 487-0401
www.tigertigertavern.com
  • 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
brewing company serving farm-to-table food
Crest Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Crest CafeSee Crest Cafe Video ($$)
(1133 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
1133 ratings
since 1985; down-home diner serving "hearty, healthy comfort food"
El Indio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Indio ($)
(1575 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
1575 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
Studio Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Studio DinerSee Studio Diner Video ($$)
(1831 ratings)

4701 Ruffin Rd Map It!
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 715-6400
www.studiodiner.com
  • 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
1831 ratings
neon-lighted diner w/ 1940s decor; "Do the time warp down Ruffin Road" (from its website)
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San Diego, CA

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