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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

  

Sweatman's BBQ

Sweatman's BBQ

The chef inspects the meat before plating it at Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, SC, where they’ve been roasting whole hogs, each roasted for 14 hours over hot coals and embers, since 1977. 960 1280

  

La Taqueria

La Taqueria

San Fran's authentic Mexican joint, La Taqueria, opened in 1973. As you can see, the burritos at La Taqueria are different then almost any other in the world, leaving out the rice for a meatier taste. 960 1280

  

Melt Bar & Grill

Melt Bar & Grill

Head to the Rock n' Roll city of Cleveland, OH, for one of Melt's most delicious -- and massive -- grilled cheese sandwiches. 960 1280

  

Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote

A close-up of San Diego's Cafe Coyote's world-famous, deep-fried ice cream treats. 960 1280

  

Goldberg's Deli

Goldberg's Deli

In the mood for a manly meal? Goldberg's Deli in Bellevue, WA, has you covered! This popular West Coast deli serves up all the classics, including a Reuben that weighs just over 5 pounds! 960 1280

  

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It Soul Food

This Is It opened in 1959 in Houston, TX, but they’ve had to relocate 3 times to bigger spaces due to an overwhelming number of soul food-loving customers. 960 1280

  

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn

Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, CA, restaurant adds a unique style of cheese to their burgers -- a cheese skirt! The skirt of cheese surrounds the patty on the bun and keeps the customers coming back for more. 960 1280

  

Marabella's Meatball Company

Marabella's Meatball Company

Chef Gabe Marabella puts his famous meatballs in the oven. But this Philadelphia staple serves up much more than just delicious meatballs. They have so many different combinations to choose from, you’d have to get a mathematician to add them all up! 960 1280

  

Frontier Restaurant

Frontier Restaurant

Located across the street from the University of New Mexico, Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque is a chili lover’s paradise! Their secret ingredient? Frontier serves green chili in just about every item on the menu. 960 1280

  

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner's Pharmacy

Wagner’s Pharmacy in Louisville, KY, is both a diner-style restaurant and a pharmacy in the same building! You can pick up your medication and chow down on a hearty meal in just 1 trip. 960 1280

  

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry

The Pancake Pantry, a popular restaurant in Nashville, TN, serves up many different kinds of pancakes -- all with flour milled locally. 960 1280

  

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda

Casa Orinda opened in California in 1932 and has been serving the same classic dishes since then. They’re most famous for their fried chicken, selling more than 20,000 orders every year! 960 1280

  

The Spudder

The Spudder

The Spudder has been serving up steak in Tulsa, OK, since 1974 and carnivores have travelled from all over to try it. Their tastiest steak, the Gusher, weighs in at around 22 ounces. 960 1280

  

Rack Shack

Rack Shack

Next stop, the Rack Shack in St. Paul, MN, famous for their signature dish: The Hobo. This loaded dish includes a smoked potato topped with beans, jalapeno mac and cheese, pulled pork, blue cheese bacon coleslaw, a creamed corn bake with corn bread in it, cheese sauce and bbq sour cream. 960 1280

  

Truck Yard

Truck Yard

A close-up of Truck Yard's signature Philly cheesesteak. Truck Yard is just that, a yard with abandoned trucks turned into a bar, kitchen and stage for live music. 960 1280

  

Poe's Tavern

Poe's Tavern

This Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant in Sullivan's Island, SC, serves up American-style cuisine and is famous, not only for being Poe themed, but for their delicious burgers, as well. 960 1280

  

Kloby's Smokehouse

Kloby's Smokehouse

Ever think to yourself, "This meal is so delicious, I wish I could just throw it in a blender and drink it?" Well, if you're one of those people, then Kloby's Smokehouse in Laurel, MD, is the place for you. Kloby's serves up your favorite barbecue food in a jar. Drink up! 960 1280

  

Phil's Last Stand

Phil's Last Stand

This popular Chicago restaurant is known for their hot dogs, sausages and fried shrimp! Their most popular dishes are on a “secret” menu, including the Phil's Last Stand special: A grilled Vienna sausage split open with a regular hot dog inside with salami-infused macaroni and cheese to rounding out the dish. 960 1280

  

Mama Carolla's

Mama Carolla's

This tasty Italian restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, serves up several chowdown-worthy foods, including their very popular rosemary chicken lasagna. 960 1280

  

Arthur's Tavern

Arthur's Tavern

A crock of the French onion soup from Arthur's Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ, sits on display. However, the tavern is best known for their succulent steaks. Arthur’s opened in 1956 and serves up any kind of steak you would want, including 16-ounce, 24-ounce and even 48-ounce steaks. 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

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Pepperfire in Nashville

Pepperfire in Nashville

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

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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

  

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