Chowdown Countdown 40-21 Travel Guide

Get the list of restaurants from Chowdown Countdown's 40-21.


Restaurants & Bars
Obrycki's
We crack into Maryland's best hard-shell crabs at Obrycki's where a secret blend of seasoning and fun have been bringing crab-lovers back for over half a century.
  • 1727 East Pratt Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21231 US

Obrycki's

We crack into Maryland's best hard-shell crabs at Obrycki's where a secret blend of seasoning and fun have been bringing crab-lovers back for over half a century.
1727 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD, US
Heart Attack Grill
We find a completely unique experience in Tucson -- a hospital-clinic-themed restaurant where the prescription to happiness is a big, greasy burger and all-you-can-eat fries cooked in lard!
  • 6185 West Chandler Boulevard
  • Chandler, AZ 85226 US

Heart Attack Grill

We find a completely unique experience in Tucson -- a hospital-clinic-themed restaurant where the prescription to happiness is a big, greasy burger and all-you-can-eat fries cooked in lard!
6185 West Chandler Boulevard Chandler, AZ, US
Chipshop
Our next stop is Chipshop, where they'll deep-fry everything from your standard fish and chips to Twinkies, macaroni 'n' cheese and even pizza.
  • 383 5th Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY 11215 US

Chipshop

Our next stop is Chipshop, where they'll deep-fry everything from your standard fish and chips to Twinkies, macaroni 'n' cheese and even pizza.
383 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, US
Phone: +1 718-832-7701
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
We head just under the Brooklyn Bridge for some of Brooklyn's most famous pizza. Bring cash and an appetite, because at Grimaldi's, it's no credit and no slices!
  • Various Locations
  • NY US

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

We head just under the Brooklyn Bridge for some of Brooklyn's most famous pizza. Bring cash and an appetite, because at Grimaldi's, it's no credit and no slices!
Various Locations , NY, US
Junior's Restaurant
Giant portions of anything you can think of -- overstuffed deli sandwiches, fried chicken, ribs, famous 10-oz. steakburgers -- but what really brings us to Junior's is their world-famous NY style cheesecake!
  • 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201 US

Junior's Restaurant

Giant portions of anything you can think of -- overstuffed deli sandwiches, fried chicken, ribs, famous 10-oz. steakburgers -- but what really brings us to Junior's is their world-famous NY style cheesecake!
386 Flatbush Avenue Extension Brooklyn, NY, US
Phone: +1 718-952-5257
The Thurman Cafe
Choose from almost 20 giant burger combinations including the signature Thurman Burger: a burger loaded with ham, mozzarella, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, sauteed onions, pickles, peppers and mayo.
  • 183 Thurman Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43206 US

The Thurman Cafe

Choose from almost 20 giant burger combinations including the signature Thurman Burger: a burger loaded with ham, mozzarella, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, sauteed onions, pickles, peppers and mayo.
183 Thurman Avenue Columbus, OH, US
Phone: +1 614-443-1570
Eagle's Deli
Eagle's Deli boasts the tallest burger challenges. Their Eagle's Challenge Burger is a 5-lb. skyscraper made up of 10 burger patties 20 slices of cheese and 20 bacon strips.
  • 1918 Beacon Street
  • Boston, MA 02135 US

Eagle's Deli

Eagle's Deli boasts the tallest burger challenges. Their Eagle's Challenge Burger is a 5-lb. skyscraper made up of 10 burger patties 20 slices of cheese and 20 bacon strips.
1918 Beacon Street Boston, MA, US
Phone: +1 617-731-3232
Charles Vergo's Rendezvous
In a town famous for ribs, Rendezvous is a legend. Their ribs are covered in a unique Greek-inspired dry rub slow-cooked over charcoal until they are tender and succulent.
  • 52 South 2nd Street
  • Memphis, TN 38103 US

Charles Vergo's Rendezvous

In a town famous for ribs, Rendezvous is a legend. Their ribs are covered in a unique Greek-inspired dry rub slow-cooked over charcoal until they are tender and succulent.
52 South 2nd Street Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-523-2746
Lafayette Coney Island & American Coney Island
We settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog -- Lafayette or American. It's the clash of the Coney dogs!
  • Lafayette Boulevard
  • Lincoln Park, MI 48146 US

Lafayette Coney Island & American Coney Island

We settle an age-old debate in the Motor City over who has the best Detroit-style chilidog -- Lafayette or American. It's the clash of the Coney dogs!
Lafayette Boulevard Lincoln Park, MI, US
Slow's Bar-B-Q
This Detroit joint has perfected BBQ styles from all across the country , but what brings us to Slows Bar-B-Q is their mouth-watering twist on tradition: brisket enchiladas!
  • 2138 Michigan Avenue
  • Detroit, MI 48216 US

Slow's Bar-B-Q

This Detroit joint has perfected BBQ styles from all across the country , but what brings us to Slows Bar-B-Q is their mouth-watering twist on tradition: brisket enchiladas!
2138 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI, US
Phone: +1 313-962-9828
Tony's 1-75
Right off 1-75 in Michigan, we find the most insane BLT ever -- made with a full pound of deep-fried bacon!
  • 8781 Main Street
  • Birch Run, MI 48415 US

Tony's 1-75

Right off 1-75 in Michigan, we find the most insane BLT ever -- made with a full pound of deep-fried bacon!
8781 Main Street Birch Run, MI, US
Phone: +1 989-624-5860
El Tepeyac Cafe
We head to El Tepeyac for an authentic taste of Mexico in the form of a giant 4-lb. burrito called the Manuel Special, a 2-tortilla burrito overflowing with their famous, chunky chili verde.
  • 812 North Evergreen Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90033 US

El Tepeyac Cafe

We head to El Tepeyac for an authentic taste of Mexico in the form of a giant 4-lb. burrito called the Manuel Special, a 2-tortilla burrito overflowing with their famous, chunky chili verde.
812 North Evergreen Avenue Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-268-1960
Acme Oyster House
Whether they're raw, char-grilled, fried, put in a soup or piled high on a po'boy, Acme Oyster House is the best place for oysters in The Big Easy.
  • 724 Iberville Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Acme Oyster House

Whether they're raw, char-grilled, fried, put in a soup or piled high on a po'boy, Acme Oyster House is the best place for oysters in The Big Easy.
724 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA, US
Ted Drewes
We head to Missouri for Ted Drewes famously thick frozen custard.
  • 6726 Chippewa Street
  • St. Louis, MO 63109 US

Ted Drewes

We head to Missouri for Ted Drewes famously thick frozen custard.
6726 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO, US
Phone: +1 314-481-2652
Ben's Chili Bowl
We check out DC's favorite, meaty chilidog at Ben's Chili Bowl.
  • 1213 U Street Northwest
  • Washington, DC 20009 US

Ben's Chili Bowl

We check out DC's favorite, meaty chilidog at Ben's Chili Bowl.
1213 U Street Northwest Washington, DC, US
Helena's Hawaiian Food
For a traditional taste of Hawaiian cuisine, we head to Helena's for their authentic pipikaula: short rib, soaked in flavorful soy sauce, hung out to dry then thrown into the fryer for a succulent, beefy taste of the islands.
Tasty kalua pig
Photo by Jermel-Lynn Quillopo
  • 1240 North School Street
  • Honolulu, HI 96817 US

Helena's Hawaiian Food

For a traditional taste of Hawaiian cuisine, we head to Helena's for their authentic pipikaula: short rib, soaked in flavorful soy sauce, hung out to dry then thrown into the fryer for a succulent, beefy taste of the islands.
1240 North School Street Honolulu, HI, US
Phone: +1 808-845-8044
RU Hungry
Don't miss the famous RU Hungry grease truck for their giant Fat Darrell sandwich: chicken fingers, french fries, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce all in one hero.
  • 40 College Avenue
  • New Brunswick, NJ 08901 US

RU Hungry

Don't miss the famous RU Hungry grease truck for their giant Fat Darrell sandwich: chicken fingers, french fries, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce all in one hero.
40 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ, US
Markey's Lobster Pool
One of the best places for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.
  • 420 Route 286
  • Seabrook, NH 03874 US

Markey's Lobster Pool

One of the best places for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.
420 Route 286 Seabrook, NH, US
Phone: +1 603-474-2851
Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound
The second largest and best place for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.
  • 407 New Hampshire 286
  • Seabrook, NH 03874 US

Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound

The second largest and best place for New England's biggest and freshest lobster rolls.
407 New Hampshire 286 Seabrook, NH, US
Phone: +1 603-474-3331
Beth's Cafe
We travel to Beth's Cafe in Seattle to take on the infamous 12-egg omelet challenge.
Tasty kalua pig
  • 7311 Aurora Ave North
  • Seattle, WA 98103 US

Beth's Cafe

We travel to Beth's Cafe in Seattle to take on the infamous 12-egg omelet challenge.
7311 Aurora Ave North Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-782-5588
Paseo
We travel a long way from Miami to get one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the country.
  • 6226 Seaview Avenue Northwest
  • Seattle, WA 98107 US

Paseo

We travel a long way from Miami to get one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the country.
6226 Seaview Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, US