More Chowdown Countdown: Locations 20-1 Pictures

More Chowdown Countdown Locations 20-1 takes us coast-to-coast to mouthwatering steaks in NYC; famous crab cakes in Baltimore; smoked brisket in Austin, TX; and more!

You Might Also Like

Photos

Mr. Bartley's

Mr. Bartley's

Serving Boston since 1960, Mr. Bartley's is most famous for its gourmet burgers, each packed with 7 ounces of fresh ground beef. With burgers like “The Justin Bieber” with blue cheese and hot sauce, to “The Hashtag” with Boursin cheese and bacon, good luck picking a favorite. 960 1280

  

Watershed

Watershed

Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed in Atlanta. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients. 960 1280

  

Gilley's

Gilley's

Back in the day, Gilley's in Portsmouth, NH, was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but Gilley’s retains its charm, still serving the burgers and hot dogs that drew hungry patrons back in the ’40s. 960 1280

  

Idle Spurs

Idle Spurs

This work in progress, a plate of steak and potatoes mid-meal, is what Idle Spurs in Barstow, CA, is known for. Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak. 960 1280

  

Bunk Sandwiches

Bunk Sandwiches

A shot of the menu at Bunk Sandwiches, a Portland institution offering sandwiches for any palate. From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding. 960 1280

MARK LEVINE  

Cantler’s

Cantler’s

No visit to Maryland is complete without diving into a bushel of steamed crabs with a couple of cold beers, and look no further than Cantler’s to check this off your list. Located right by the waterfront in historic downtown Annapolis, MD, Cantler’s has been feeding the locals since 1974. 960 1280

  

Grinders Pizza

Grinders Pizza

In Kansas City, MO, Grinders Pizza serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in the Midwest. They also pride themselves on one of the most eclectic beer selections in Kansas City. 960 1280

  

My Brother's Bar

My Brother's Bar

The chef at My Brother's Bar, the oldest bar in Denver, cooks up some of their delicious meals. People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings. 960 1280

  

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s in Harlem, NY, is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles. 960 1280

Jeff Keyzer via Flickr Creative Commons  

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik in Sister Bay, WI, is family-owned and authentically Swedish, down to the goats that graze the sod roof. Chow down on a plate full of homemade Swedish meatballs served with fresh mashed potatoes. 960 1280

Kim Scarborough via Wikimedia Commons  

Domilise's

Domilise's

Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924. 960 1280

  

Skylight Inn

Skylight Inn

A chef chops up meat at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. The self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip. 960 1280

  

Comet II Drive-In

Comet II Drive-In

Owner Johnny Martinez's famous tacos at the Comet II Drive-In in Santa Rosa, NM, draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment. 960 1280

  

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse

The Chimneyville Smokehouse in Jackson, MS, is famous for its delicious smoked meats, and it started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Feed your sweet tooth at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier in Madison, WI. Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.” 960 1280

Steve Salt  

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger

An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks. 960 1280

  

Datz

Datz

Don’t miss the meatloaf at Datz in Tampa, FL. Stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 960 1280

  

White Knight Diner

White Knight Diner

It’s hard to miss the White Knight Diner in St. Louis. This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, GA, is the epitome of family-style dining. With a different menu everyday, platters of food are set out to be shared among the tables set for 10. Get to know a stranger while indulging in Southern comfort food. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit food truck in Los Angeles offers Filipino fusion to the locals. Try a burrito, taco or nachos topped with Filipino-style meats. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub

The Bacon Bomb at Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub in Chicago is 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave. Chow down on the whole thing by yourself in 45 minutes, and Paddy Long fame can be yours. 960 1280

  

Linger Lodge in Florida

Linger Lodge in Florida

The front entrance to Linger Lodge in Bradenton, FL, which serves up fried alligator bites inside. 960 1280

  

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Hot dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta GA

Loaded tray of hot dogs with all the fixin's at The Varsity in Atlanta, the biggest hot dog restaurant in the city that sells 15,000 to 20,000 hot dogs every day. 960 1280

  

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Steak at Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh

Juicy cuts of steak being sliced at Pittsburgh's Meat and Potatoes, a steak lover's paradise featuring items like steak tartare and a massive rib eye for 2. 960 1280

  

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

burgers at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut

An assembly line of burgers prepared for their toppings at Ted's Restaurant in Connecticut. At Ted’s they offer customers something that's not only delicious but unique: steamed burgers! 960 1280

  

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Surf and turf dish at Vesta Grill in Denver

Denver’s Vesta Dipping Grill's signature surf-and-turf dish: 3 pepper grilled flatiron steak with Manila clams. Mmm mmm! 960 1280

  

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Funnel cake at Funnelicious in Greenville South Carolina

Brings back memories of the state fair, doesn't it? At Funnelicious in Greenville, SC, you can order your funnel cake in standard size, super-size or at 16 inches! 960 1280

  

Mac and cheese in Oakland

Mac and cheese in Oakland

At Homeroom in Oakland, CA, pick from a variety of mac-and-cheese creations, including this one served with lobster. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Kansas City

Barbecue in Kansas City

Taste some of the best barbecue the Midwest has to offer at Gate's Bar B.Q. in Kansas City, MO. 960 1280

  

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Barbecue in Oklahoma City

Taste some of the best Oklahoma City barbecue at Leo's BBQ. Order the Ultimate Barbecue Southern Platter with all the fixin's. 960 1280

  

Bacon Mania food truck in California

Bacon Mania food truck in California

The Bacon Mania food truck serves bacon in every item it offers -- even in the whipped cream! Locations in Southern and Northern California. 960 1280

  

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Sandwich at Benji's Deli in Milwaukee

Located in Milwaukee, Benji's Deli has been serving up Jewish fare since 1963. Try one of its signature sandwiches: Hear-O-Israel. 960 1280

  

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Nachos dish at Cowgirl's in Sante Fe New Mexico

Cowgirl's is famous for its hot 5 Pepper Diablo Nachos. This Santa Fe restaurant is a top pick among tourists and locals alike. 960 1280

  

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

Big-Ass Sandwich in Portland Oregon

With 2 locations in Portland, OR, the Big-Ass Sandwiches food truck always has a long line for its famous, larger-than-life sandwiches. 960 1280

  

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

shrimp and grits from Hungry Owl in Alabama

Alabama's Hungry Owl serves up comfort food like smoked gouda grits and alligator pot pie. Owner and head chef Tony Nicholas displays its famous shrimp and grits dish. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Pepperfire in Nashville

Pepperfire in Nashville

In the mood for spicy, hot, fried chicken? Look no further than Pepperfire in Nashville, TN. 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

Hot sauce at D-Spot in St. Paul

This restaurant's passion? Wings! D-Spot in St. Paul, MN, offers more than 90 flavors of wings! Pictured here is just a sampling! 960 1280

  

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

Open faced turkey sandwich at Jamie's Broadway Grille

What's not to love about this: Thanksgiving on a slice of bread. In Sacramento, CA, Jamie's Broadway Grille offers this open-faced turkey sandwich. 960 1280

  

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Chi'lantro food truck in Austin Texas

Austin is known for its endless number of delicious food trucks, and Chi'lantro food truck is among the favorites. Customers will wait for its signature dish of kimchi fries -- caramelized kimchi with Korean BBQ, chopped grilled onions, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, along with cilantro, magic sauce, sriracha, sesame seeds, all atop a pile of french fries. 960 1280

  

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Deep dish pizza at Gino's East

Mini deep-dish pizzas are just some of the delicious fare offered at the legendary Gino's East in Chicago. Also make sure you try its Meaty Legend pizza. 960 1280

  

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

enchilada at Sadie's in Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s Sadie's has been serving customers its popular enchilada dish since 1950. This enchilada, known as Sopapilla, is 6 1/2 pounds of meat, potatoes, beans, chili and cheese. It’s all then topped with pinto beans, potatoes, stewed chicken, ground beef and tender pork. 960 1280

  

barbecue sausage, baked beans and french fries at Sonny's in Texas

barbecue sausage, baked beans and french fries at Sonny's in Texas

A Texas establishment for over 100 years, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse has been serving up some of the state's best smoked meats. Try their barbecue sausage, baked beans and french fries on for size. 960 1280

  

Hot dogs on the grill at Hot Doug's in Chicago

Hot dogs on the grill at Hot Doug's in Chicago

Masterfully crafting a variety of hot dogs and sausages, Hot Doug's has become a Chicago institution. Featured here are 4 corn dogs on the grill. 960 1280

  

cinnamon rolls at Johnson's in Denver

cinnamon rolls at Johnson's in Denver

Don't miss out on Johnson's Corner's world-class giant cinnamon rolls. Located just outside of Denver, Johnson's Corner is a favorite stop amongst truck drivers and travelers. 960 1280

  

Dish of pasta, lobster, shrimp and clams from Daily Catch in Boston

Dish of pasta, lobster, shrimp and clams from Daily Catch in Boston

A close up of a dish at the Daily Catch complete with pasta, lobster, shrimp and clams. A traditional Sicilian seafood restaurant in Boston, the Daily Catch features dishes like this, served up in pans. 960 1280

  

Grilled cheese sandwich from Tom + Chee in Cincinnati

Grilled cheese sandwich from Tom + Chee in Cincinnati

A close up of Cincinnati's Tom + Chee specialty grilled cheese with mac and cheese – it doesn't get any more comforting than that! 960 1280

  

chili cheeseburger from The Blind Mule in Mobile Alabama

chili cheeseburger from The Blind Mule in Mobile Alabama

A close up of The Blind Mule's famous chili cheeseburger in Mobile, AL. 960 1280

  

Gumbo at The Gumbo Shop in New Orleans

Gumbo at The Gumbo Shop in New Orleans

The front exterior of the Gumbo Shop in New Orleans. When visiting New Orleans, it’s impossible not to stop for the signature dish from the Gumbo Shop. 960 1280

  

Bison steak in Billings Montana at Rex Restaurant

Bison steak in Billings Montana at Rex Restaurant

Located in Billings, MT, Rex Restaurant has made a name for itself as the king of steaks in Montana, serving up a variety of meats including this bison steak paired with asparagus and mashed potatoes. 960 1280

  

Fresh ingredients at La Fonda Boricua in Spanish Harlem

Fresh ingredients at La Fonda Boricua in Spanish Harlem

Transport yourself to Puerto Rico with fresh ingredients at La Fonda Boricua in Harlem, NY. Sample their Ensalada de Lechuga y Tomate (mesclun and tomato salad) or Ensalada de Camarones (shrimp salad). 960 1280

  

Variety of meats at Kegel's Inn in Milwaukee

Variety of meats at Kegel's Inn in Milwaukee

A variety of meats served at Kegel's Inn restaurant in Milwaukee, WI. This traditional German restaurant takes its heritage very seriously. 960 1280

  

Fried chicken at Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston South Carolina

Fried chicken at Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston South Carolina

Prepare yourself, because you might be looking at the best fried chicken … in the country! That's right. Several claim that Martha Lou's Kitchen in Charleston, SC, serves the best of the best. 960 1280

  

Adam Emmenecker challenge in Des Moines Iowa

Adam Emmenecker challenge in Des Moines Iowa

A beauty shot of the Adam Emmenecker challenge at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines, IA. Jethro’s is more than just a neighborhood sports bar and grill, it’s a place where families and friends come together to enjoy delicious American food. 960 1280

Jerry Huddleston vis Flickr Creative Commons  

Pecan pie from Moonlite BBQ in Kentucky

Pecan pie from Moonlite BBQ in Kentucky

A delish pecan pie served at Moonlite BBQ in Owensboro, KY, known for its mutton (meat of an adult sheep) that keeps customers coming back for more. 960 1280

  

rattlesnake at The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh

rattlesnake at The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh

A close up of the rattlesnake that the Church Brew Works uses in their unique pierogies. The Church Brew Works is an old church converted into a restaurant and brewery, and it’s a favorite for Pittsburgh natives and tourists. 960 1280

  

Adam's Grub Truck in San Francisco

Adam's Grub Truck in San Francisco

Adam's Grub Truck serves up some of the biggest sandwiches you can find in San Francisco. Sample sides like Grubbin Asian Slaw and Dinosaur Nuggets or The Kraken (fried soft shell crabs) and The Falkor, panko-crusted fried chicken loaded up on a brioche bun. 960 1280

  

Double Dogs in Bowling Green Kentucky

Double Dogs in Bowling Green Kentucky

Double Dogs in Bowling Green, KY, takes the prize for most unique way of serving up a dish for its Bo's Dog Bowl Nachos, which come to the table in a dog bowl! 960 1280

Scott Jansson  

Tomasita's in Sante Fe

Tomasita's in Sante Fe

Tomasita's in Sante Fe, NM, offers some of the best burritos and Mexican salads this side of the Rio Grande. 960 1280

  

Tally's Cafe in Tulsa Oklahoma

Tally's Cafe in Tulsa Oklahoma

Tally's Café is one of the most popular diners and cafes in Tulsa, OK. They're known for their famous breakfast of eggs sunny side up, sausage and hash. 960 1280

  

Morrison Hotel Bar in Portland Oregon

Morrison Hotel Bar in Portland Oregon

A local watering hole and restaurant that has been making a name for itself in Portland, OR, Morrison Hotel Bar is quickly becoming a food destination for those living in and visiting the city. Don't miss their pig fries! 960 1280

  

Donut burger at PYT in Philadelphia

Donut burger at PYT in Philadelphia

Featuring an array of burger choices like the "Doh! Nut" burger, PYT is one of the most popular spots in Philadelphia. 960 1280