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Jack's Fish Spot in Seattle, WA
Jack's Fish Spot

Jack's Fish Spot

Over the years, word has spread from the locals to other seafood lovers, turning Jack’s FIsh Spot into a premiere seafood destination in Seattle. 960 1280

  

Jack's Fish Spot

Jack's Fish Spot

Jack's in Seattle serves up fresh oysters on the half shell. 960 1280

  

Faidley’s Seafood

Faidley’s Seafood

Welcome to Faidley’s Seafood in the historic Lexington Market in Baltimore, MD, where they’ve been slinging out fresh fish for over a century. 960 1280

  

Faidley’s Seafood

Faidley’s Seafood

There’s roughly a pound of gourmet crabmeat to every cup of saltines, so the mix won’t mask the pure crustacean taste. And each cake is still crafted by hand. 960 1280

  

The Place

The Place

The mouthwatering mollusks at The Place in Guilford, CT, are served piping hot to the tables, and after one bite, the customers are as happy as … well, clams! 960 1280

  

The Place

The Place

The cooking formula is simple – clams, fire and sauce – but the results keep the customers clamoring for more. 960 1280

  

Pelletier's Restaurant

Pelletier's Restaurant

Their signature whitefish at Pelletier's Restaurant in Fish Creek, WI, is served as two 7-ounce steaks, and it all starts with firing up the boiling pot! 960 1280

  

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar in Pensacola, FL, isn’t your everyday seaside shack. Here, paradise goes way beyond sand, surf and ice-cold beer. And make sure to bring your Sharpie so you can leave your mark! 960 1280

  

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar

Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar

Oysters McClellan is one of the Flora-Bama’s hottest sellers, and are perfect for first-time oyster eaters. 960 1280

  

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

Surrounded by lush hills and multi-million dollar homes, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in Malibu, CA, is a popular film and TV location. But the real star of this pristine piece of coastline is the “Pescetarian Paradise” that’s so good, it’s got “paradise” right in its name. 960 1280

  

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe

When dining at the quintessential California beach restaurant, it’s only appropriate to order the quintessential seafood feast. 960 1280

  

Crawfish Town USA

Crawfish Town USA

Located in an authentic 1900s barn, Crawfish Town USA in Henderson, LA, has been serving up the swamp’s best mudbugs for over 25 years. Award-winning chef and owner Johnny Hebert has been there for all of them, starting out as a crawdad boiler in his teens. 960 1280

  

Crawfish Town USA

Crawfish Town USA

Sucking down a fat, juicy mudbug may not sound too appealing, but that’s what they call ‘em here in Henderson,LA, where fresh-boiled crawfish is the specialty at Crawfish Town USA. 960 1280

  

Crawfish Town USA

Crawfish Town USA

Gator, frog legs and mudbugs – in Cajun country, Seafood Paradise doesn’t get better than this. 960 1280

  

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY
Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Smother the dog with sauce, top it with chopped onions and mustard, and slap it on a freshly-steamed bun, and you’ve got “The Works” at Newest Lunch in Schenectady, NY. 960 1280

  

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Here in upstate New York at Newest Lunch, these sauce-covered dogs are called "Michigans," and just like their Coney Island cousin in the Great Lakes state, their meaty topping is what makes these dogs so delicious. 960 1280

  

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

While ketchup is a common compliment to hot dogs and French fries, it's one condiment that is permanently banned from Gene and Jude's in Chicago, IL. 960 1280

  

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

With such a diverse range of flavors, Doggie Style in Alameda, CA has many regulars eager to try every crazy combination on the menu. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

The paper hat and white apron the cooks wear at American Coney Island in Detroit, MI, play a special part in continuing their old-fashioned tradition. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

From the black and white tile floor to the red, white and blue pennants on the walls, American Coney Island has an old-fashioned and patriotic charm. 960 1280

  

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI, sits several steps to the west of American Coney Island, giving customers a constant source of debate: Who makes the better chili dog? 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Keith’s background in gourmet cooking comes through in the unique ways he dresses up his pups at Hot Diggity in Philadelphia, PA. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly Surf and Turf Dog at Hot Diggity pays homage to an old Philadelphia classic by wrapping the entire dog in a deep fried fishcake and then topping it with pepper hash. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Customers at Hot Diggity dine in the presence of local artwork from Philly-based artist Hawk Krall, who came up with original paintings that portray the menu selections in wiener-wonderful ways. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

If making choices isn't your strong suit, then let someone else choose from one of 17 dipping sauces at Hot Diggity on your behalf. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Despite all the innovative and creative dogs that span the culinary spectrum, Hot Diggity's version of the traditional Chicago dog remains a favorite among locals. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

With a menu featuring 21 creative combinations, it can be quite a challenge choosing your hot dog at La Perrada de Edgar in Miami. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Parrada customers can choose links from Latin American countries like Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil, all brimming with traditional toppings. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Nestled on the east side of the Ohio River, in the town of Lesage, WV, Hillbilly Hot Dogs is truly a backwoods culinary adventure. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

If you’re looking for something under 3 1/2 pounds, try the egg dog, taco dog, pepperoni dog, junkyard dog, buckeye dog or nacho dog from Hillbilly Hot Dogs. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs signature dog, the Home Wrecker, is 15 inches long, 2 inches in diameter and smothered with 12 towering toppings. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

The kitchen at the Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls, NY, has been cooking up delicious dogs since 1939. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Determined to preserve the local landmark they loved as kids, the Whistle Pig’s owners, Tim Shiah and Dave Bruno, gave the joint a nice, new polish, but kept the mom-and-pop vibe by bringing back the kiddy carnival rides, classic car night and opening an ice cream parlor next door. 960 1280

  

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All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

According to the owner of Dallas' All Good Cafe, their thick-sliced bacon is the crispiest, tastiest peppered bacon on the planet. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

At the All Good Cafe, customers come in for the famous, honey-cured, pepper bacon. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

The peppered bacon is a tasty addition to any sandwich. 960 1280

  

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe

All Good Cafe’s bacon is baked in an oven to render more fat and create a crispier product. 960 1280

  

Marini's

Marini's

The key to the chocolate-covered bacon at Marini's in Santa Cruz, CA, is the crispiness of the meat. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

Another bacon-lovers delight is the Sage Fried Chicken Benedict at Hash House in San Diego. The dish includes just about everything -- from bacon to mashed potatoes. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

The bartender adds pepper to this Hash House signature cocktail: a B.L.T. Mary. 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

Love a good bacon waffle? How about one served with Hash House’s fried chicken on top? 960 1280

  

Hash House

Hash House

The star of the Hash House menu is the bacon, of course. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

This monument to all things garlic is so pungent, no respectable vampire would dare approach the front door! Prepare to eat, drink and --- stink at The Stinking Rose in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

Called bagna cauda, this Northern Italian specialty starts with butter, garlic, anchovies and olive oil, which is then oven-roasted and served with their house-made focaccia. 960 1280

  

The Stinking Rose

The Stinking Rose

For those addicted to heavy doses of the halitosis-inducing herb, The Stinking Rose serves up the ultimate garlic dish – the world-famous 40-clove garlic chicken. 960 1280

  

Jake's Sandwich Board

Jake's Sandwich Board

Everything on the menu at Jake's Sandwich Board in Philadelphia is cooked fresh to order. 960 1280

  

Jake's Sandwich Board

Jake's Sandwich Board

These 2 guys seem to be enjoying the "Garlic Bomb" at Jake's a little too much. The Garlic Bomb is packed with Jake's famous garlic spread, then smothered with provolone cheese and topped with fried, crispy, whole cloves of garlic! 960 1280

  

The Garlic

The Garlic

For the next stop on our search for great garlic grub, we flock south to New Smyrna Beach, FL. This coastal city was recently voted one of the top 20 surf towns in the world by National Geographic, and in the middle of this vacation paradise, we find a garlic paradise called simply: The Garlic. 960 1280

  

The Garlic

The Garlic

Every steak that goes into Il Forno comes out with a perfectly-seared crust. 960 1280

  

Garlic Mike's

Garlic Mike's

The owner of Garlic Mike's in Gunnison, CO, chose his restaurant’s location for its view and its element of surprise. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Each year, over a hundred thousand garlic groupies descend on Gilroy for some seriously stinky food and frivolity at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Every year on the last weekend of July, Gilroy is home to one of the largest - and most pungent - food festivals in the world: The Gilroy Garlic Festival. 960 1280

  

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

What better way to wash down all those savory garlic dishes than with a big scoop of garlic ice cream? 960 1280

  

Saleem's West

Saleem's West

At Saleem's West in Winchester, MO, garlic goes in just about everything, from the cocktails and dips to their lamb dishes and kibbeh. 960 1280

  

Thanh Long

Thanh Long

Inside the secret kitchen where the An family chefs create the famous garlic noodles at Thanh Long in San Francisco, they also prepare several other signature garlic dishes, including roast garlic crab and colossal royal tiger prawns. 960 1280

  

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta knows that the best way to keep their diners happy is to give them a little taste of everything with their All You Can Eat Southern Special -- an unlimited offering of any 3 entrees and any 3 sides. 960 1280

  

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac’s menu is full of great Southern classics, but its family-style soul food feast makes it one of the best restaurants around. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans has been serving up heart-warming home cooking since 1979. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

Although his blackening technique put Chef Paul on the map as an international sensation, there is another item on the menu that many loyal customers hold with higher esteem -- the gumbo. 960 1280

  

K-Paul's

K-Paul's

One of the soul food delights on K-Paul's menu is Chef Paul's famous blackened drum. 960 1280

  

This Is It

This Is It

From mac and cheese and oxtails to pork chops and ribs, there’s only one spot to get your soul food fix -- This Is It in Houston. 960 1280

  

This Is It

This Is It

The top dish at This Is It is the gravy-smothered oxtails. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant in Memphis, TN, dishes up everything from cornbread and turnip greens to fried green tomatoes and candied yams. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

The food at The Four Way is made from scratch each day by its seasoned cooks. 960 1280

  

The Four Way Restaurant

The Four Way Restaurant

With plenty of foods to feed your soul, you can bet The Four Way will be churning out full bellies and big smiles for decades to come. 960 1280

  

Martha Lou's Kitchen

Martha Lou's Kitchen

The dishes at The Holy City's staple, Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston, SC, are as good for the belly as they are for the soul. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

In 1976, Mama Dip opened her own place with merely $64. Since then, her business has expanded to a new, bigger location in Chapel Hill, NC, custom-built for Mama Dip in 1999. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

A country favorite at Mama Dip's is its crispy fried okra. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

When you come to Mama Dips, don't forget to sink your teeth into its decadently seasoned fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Mama Dip's Kitchen

Nothing finishes off a country cookin’ feast like Mama Dip’s delicious pecan pie. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Nigerian-born-and-Jamaican-raised chef Esther Mbaikambey serves up soul food that traces its roots to Africa and the Caribbean at her Phoenix-based restaurant, Fu-Fu Cuisine. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu’s impressive menu is a joyful union of beloved African dishes and Caribbean staples. Chef Esther’s most popular offering -- the spicy jerk chicken -- is a perfect combo of these 2 culinary traditions. 960 1280

  

Fu-Fu Cuisine

Fu-Fu Cuisine

For the complete African-Caribbean-infused experience, don’t miss a healthy helping of Fu-Fu’s namesake dish -- fufu, a sticky, starchy staple that is as important to Africans as pasta is to Italians. 960 1280

  

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