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  • Al Pastor Tacos
    thinly sliced pork w/ "original" pastor marinade; looks good
  • Carnitas Tamales
    cornmeal (masa) mixed w/ shredded pork w/ red salsa; "that's probably one of the most fla--if not the most flavorful tamale I've ever had" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
580 ratings
opened in 2011; one stop shop, quick eat restaurant & Latino grocery store; "atmosphere is very authentic along w/ the taste of the food" (from its website); recommended by some of Guy's DDD crew who live in the area
Casper's and Runyon's Nook: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Casper's and Runyon's NookSee Casper's and Runyon's Nook Video ($$)
(919 ratings)

492 Hamline Ave S Map It!
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-4347
www.crnook.com
  • Juicy Nookie
    top seller; burger stuffed w/ American cheese; it's gooey (looks good)
  • Nookie Supreme
    double cheeseburger
  • Guys Big Bite Burger
    Pepperjack-stuffed burger w/ bacon & topped w/ roast beef & cheddar; looks good; #3 in Triple D's "Top 10 Burgers" (voted by viewers)
  • The Spanish Fly
    chorizo burger (50/50 blend of beef & Spanish-spiced pork) filled w/ queso cheese
4.5 out of 5
919 ratings
open in 1938; sportsbar w/ flatscreen TVs, arcade games, skeetball & a bowling alley; burnt down in December 14, 2010...they re-built 6 mo. later...all firemen eat for free on Dec. 14th
Duluth Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Duluth GrillSee Duluth Grill Video ($$)
(808 ratings)

118 S 27th Ave W Map It!
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 726-1150
duluthgrill.com
  • Banana Cream Pie
    top seller; each pie is individual sized; nicely presented; looks good
  • Dakota Pot Roast
    tender, bison chuck roll slow roasted w/ carrots, onions, celery & secret rub; served with deconstructed smashed potatoes, maple glazed carrots & house salad; available only on Sunday; looks good
4.5 out of 5
808 ratings
est. 1991; neighborhood favorite; family-owned and operated; Other Recipes: Pasties
George & The Dragon: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
George & The DragonSee George & The Dragon Video ($$)
(909 ratings)

813 W 50th St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 208-1047
www.ganddpub.com
  • Bacon & Onion Dip
    caramelized onions, cream cheese, mayo, mustard, Parmesan topped w/ bacon & baked; served w/ sliced toasted bread; looks good
  • G&D Banh Mi Sandwich
    5-spice Compart pork, green beans, pickled carrots & daikon, wasabi mayo; looks good
4.5 out of 5
909 ratings
opened in 2011; Filipino flair in an English pub
  • Vegan Italian Cold Cut
    vegan "pastrami", "capicola", "salty ham", "pepperoni", mozarella cheese, lettuce, red onions, cherry peppers, oil & vinegar; "it's fantastic!" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegan Turkey & Dill Havarti Sandwich
    everything is vegan...including "turkey" & "havarti"
4.5 out of 5
187 ratings
since 2014; "serving small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural meat alternatives that are always fresh, flavorful, and protein-rich"
  • Pastrami Mommy
    homemade bison pastrami, provolone, pepperoncini and fresh greens on pumpernickel with a healthy dose of mustard and mayo; pastrami brined for 7 days and then smoked for 6-7 hrs and then placed in cooler overnight; looks good
  • Salamini
    small-diameter salami; 30-day cured Berkeshire pork; "melts in your mouth"; looks good
  • Smoked Whitefish
    one whole buttery smoked Lake Superior whitefish; brined for 2 hrs, smoked for 6-7 hrs then placed in cooler overnight; looks good
4.5 out of 5
353 ratings
unique gourmet specialty market and eatery; smoked fish, smoked meats, and dry-cure salumi
Pizzeria Lola: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizzeria LolaSee Pizzeria Lola Video ($$)
(1035 ratings)

5557 Xerxes Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8338
www.pizzerialola.com
  • Lady ZaZa (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Korean sausage and kimchi, serrano peppers, soy chili glaze, scallions & sesame oil; looks good
  • My Sha-Roni! (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house red sauce, mozzarella, natural-casing pepperoni & house-made fennel sausage; looks good
  • The Sunnyside (Pizza)
    pizza w/ La Quercia Guanciale, pecorino, cream, leeks & two soft eggs; break egg yolk and spread across pizza
4.5 out of 5
1035 ratings
"Korean immigrant, inspired by the pure love of food, joy and her mother's own delicious cooking, quits her day job, opens an artisan pizza pie place and names it after her dog" (from its website); pies cooked in copper-covered, wood-fire French pizza oven (Le Panyol); pizza dough takes 2 days to make; Andrew Zimmern made guest appearance; Other Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower w/ Calabrian Chile
Al's Breakfast: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Al's BreakfastSee Al's Breakfast Video ($)
(511 ratings)

413 14th Ave SE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-9991
4.0 out of 5
511 ratings
"we're sort of a dump aspiring to be a dive" (owner); long lines; crazy (fun) cook; James Beard-award-winning; recommended by fans
  • Cranberry Wild Rice French Toast
    bread is homemade; served w/ beer syrup
  • Red Sea Fish Sandwich
    Hawaji-dusted Lake Superior whitefish, red cabbage slaw & harissa aioli on toasted ciabatta roll; Tzatiziki served upon request; looks good
4.0 out of 5
298 ratings
farm-to-table restaurant serving sustainable foods; Other Recipes: Brisket Sandwich
Bayport BBQ: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bayport BBQ [CLOSED]See Bayport BBQ Video ($$)
(77 ratings)

328 5th Ave N Map It!
Bayport, MN 55003
(651) 955-6337
bayportbbq.com
  • Brisket
    smoked w/ white oak for 13; looks good
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 13 hrs; looks good
4.0 out of 5
77 ratings
[CLOSED]; "a deep blues juke joint" (from its website); buffet-style, family-operated joint w/ blues performances regularly; note: they don't sell fries (motto: We aren't for everyone); Other Recipes: Sandwich Rolls
Blue Door Pub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Blue Door PubSee Blue Door Pub Video ($$)
(786 ratings)

1811 Selby Ave Map It!
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 493-1865
thebdp.com
  • Blucy
    flagship burger; half-pound of Angus beef stuffed with bleu cheese and finely chopped garlic; looks good
  • Spam Bites
    Spam & pickle mix wrapped in cream cheese, breaded and deep fried; looks good
4.0 out of 5
786 ratings
Broders Cucina Italiana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(166 ratings)

2308 W 50th St Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 925-3113
broders.com
  • Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
    thin crust; w/ garlic & mozzarella; looks good
  • Fettuccine alla Bolognese
    top seller; house made pasta w/ house made classic meat sauce of Bologna; looks good
4.0 out of 5
166 ratings
opened in 1982; also an Italian store/deli; pasta made fresh daily by a large floor-standing pasta maker & sheeter; recommended by Guy Fieri's cameraman (Anthony "Chico" Rodriguez)
Buster's on 28th: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Buster's on 28th ($$)
(262 ratings)

4204 28th Ave S Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-0911
busterson28th.com
  • Beer-Braised Beef
    beef braised in a stout beer for six hours then topped w/ roasted red pepper cream cheese; served w/ homemade salt & vinegar potato chips; looks good
  • Steak Sandwich
    thinly sliced & sauteed w/ caramelized onions & bacon then topped w/ homemade blue cheese sauce & topped w/ house made potato chips; looks good
4.0 out of 5
262 ratings
opened in 2007; favorite neighborhood gastropub & hangout; burnt down in 2013 & neighbors contributed to have it re-built
  • Apple, Walnuts & Brie Flappers
    pancakes
  • Marinated Pork Sandwich
    best seller
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
262 ratings
[CLOSED]Other Recipes: Savory Scones
Donatelli's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Donatelli's ($$)
(191 ratings)

2692 County Rd E Map It!
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 777-9199
donatellis.com
  • Baked Mostaccioli
    w/ meat sauce
  • Baked Spaghetti Supreme
    Spaghetti Pie
  • Heart-Stopper Pizza
    w/ lots of meat toppings
  • Meatball Sandwich
4.0 out of 5
191 ratings
homemade pasta and tomato sauce; Other Recipes: Meat Sauce
  • Lamb Shish Kabob
  • Lamb Tongue
    you have to special order
  • Meat Pie
4.0 out of 5
209 ratings
Gannucci's Italian Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gannucci's Italian MarketSee Gannucci's Italian Market Video ($$)
(55 ratings)

301 N Central Ave Map It!
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 624-2286
  • Lasagna
    w/ homemade Italian sausage & homemade pasta; looks good
  • Muffaletta
    Italian sandwich w/ mozzarella, genoa salami, provolone, capicola & mixed chopped olives on homemade focaccia bread; served w/ homemade dipping sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
55 ratings
since 1978; family-owned mom-and-pop market-deli-restaurant
Gordy's Hi Hat Drive-Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gordy's Hi Hat Drive-Inn ($)
(161 ratings)

415 Sunnyside Dr Map It!
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-6125
www.gordys-hihat.com
  • Double Cheeseburger
    top seller; hand-patted over 1/3rd lb. and lots of cheese; looks good
  • Homemade Chili
    looks good
  • Onion Rings
    homemade everyday
4.0 out of 5
161 ratings
est. 1960; only open 6 mo. out of the year
Holy Land: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Holy Land ($)
(284 ratings)

2513 Central Ave NE Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-2627
holylandbrand.com
  • Arabic Shawirma
    choice of beef & lamb mix or boneless whole chicken marinated in house spices, slow-cooked & then sliced (Guy got chicken); looks good
  • Falafel
    spicy ground chick peas, parsley, onion, garlic & house spices
  • Hummus
    fresh garbanzo beans (chick peas), carefully mixed w/ tahini (sesame paste), fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic & olive oil; looks good
4.0 out of 5
284 ratings
est. 1986; market-restaurant-hummus factory-bakery serving Middle Eastern cuisine; started w/ 700-sq-ft, now takes a whole city block
Kramarczuk's Sausage Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kramarczuk's Sausage Company ($$)
(399 ratings)

215 E Hennepin Ave Map It!
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3018
www.kramarczuk.com
  • Cabbage Roll (Holubets)
    cabbage leaves stuffed w/ mixture of beef, pork and rice served w/ a tomato cream sauce; looks good
  • Krakowska Sausage
    made from hand trimmed pork loins combined w/ spices including garlic & white pepper; ready to eat and best served w/ cheese & crackers; also available sliced as a luncheon meat (Guy had the sandwich)
  • Varenyky
    dough dumplings stuffed w/ meat, cheese & potato, sauerkraut or sweet cheese served w/ sour cream or horseradish sour cream sauce
4.0 out of 5
399 ratings
est. 1954; Minneapolis landmark; Eastern European cuisine; sausage, bread and piroshky "made by hand from scratch w/ the finest and freshest ingredients"; Other Recipes: Szegedin Goulash
  • Curry Channa and Potato
    served w/ side of dhalpourie (soft flat bread filled w/ seasoned yellow split peas); "in the top 3 best vegan dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Stew Oxtail
    served w/ red beans & rice
4.0 out of 5
239 ratings
[CLOSED]; combo of Indian and Caribbean cuisines
  • 18-Hour Porketta Sandwich
    "Iron Range" classic; smoked porketta, smoked Swiss & sauteed onions on an egg bun; Served w/ side of BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Smoked Wings
    Buffalo, Sweet & Spicy, or Jerk rub; served w/ ranch or bleu cheese dressing; Guy got Jerk rub
4.0 out of 5
380 ratings
opened in 2012; full-service restaurant w/ an on-site craft brewery; neighborhood, crowd-funded, investment model where $1000 investment got you free beer for life (cool idea!)
  • Cheese & Potato Pierogi
    boiled & golden fried; served w/ sauteed onions & sour cream
  • Nye's Style Prime Dip Sandwich
    sliced prime rib topped w/ melted Swiss cheese, mushrooms & onions on a toasted roll; comes w/ side of au jus; looks good
4.0 out of 5
285 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1950; piano bar & polka; home of the (self-proclaimed) "world's most dangerous polka band" every Friday & Saturday nights; Other Recipes: Cabbage Rolls
  • Foietine
    double fried fries, cheese curds, braised lamb neck, foie gravy; looks good
  • Jimmy Two Times Sausage & Beef Combo
    spicy house-made Calabrese sausage, sauteed onions & peppers, hot or sweet w/ Marinara & Pecorino; "Wow, wow, wow, wow!" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
113 ratings
[CLOSED]; handcrafted sausages made in house w/ locally raised meats & garnished w/ artisan cheeses & farmer's market provisions; moved from airing location (610 W Lake St)
Q Fanatic: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Q FanaticSee Q Fanatic Video ($$)
(222 ratings)

180 Miller Rd Map It!
Champlin, MN 55316
(763) 323-6550
www.qfanatic.com
4.0 out of 5
222 ratings
recommended by viewers; local favorite; classically-trained chef; offer 8 different BBQ sauces (espresso sauce is most popular)
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