More Chowdown Countdown Locations Travel Guide

Visit these 101 top spots to chowdown on delicious comfort food.


Activities
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.”
  • 2086 Atwood Avenue
  • Madison, WI 53704 US

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

Sourcing her own cacao to create single-origin chocolates, Gail Ambrosius makes what Alton Brown has called, “the holy grail of chocolate.”
2086 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, US

Restaurants & Bars
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.
  • 1246 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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.
1246 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, US
Watershed
Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients.
  • 1820 Peachtree Road Northwest
  • Atlanta, GA 30309 US

Watershed

Don’t miss Fried Chicken Night at Watershed. A pioneer in Atlanta’s farm-to-table movement, Watershed offers authentic local cuisine done with local ingredients.
1820 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, US
Gilley's
Back in the day, Gilley's was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but it retains its charm, still serving the same burgers and hot dogs.
  • 175 Fleet Street
  • Portsmouth, NH 03801 US

Gilley's

Back in the day, Gilley's was a lunch cart towed by a horse. Today, its location is permanent, but it retains its charm, still serving the same burgers and hot dogs.
175 Fleet Street Portsmouth, NH, US
Idle Spurs
Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak.
  • 690 Old Highway 58
  • Barstow, CA 92311 US

Idle Spurs

Drawing visitors to Route 66 since the 1950s, Idle Spurs is the place to go for a good steak.
690 Old Highway 58 Barstow, CA, US
Bunk Sandwiches
From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding.
  • 621 Southeast Morrison Street
  • Portland, OR 97214 US

Bunk Sandwiches

From pork belly Cubanos to Russian fries topped with Russian dressing and caramelized onions, Bunk’s menu is always expanding.
621 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR, US
Cantler’s Riverside Inn
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, feeding the locals since 1974.
  • 458 Forest Beach Road
  • Annapolis, MD 21409 US

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

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, feeding the locals since 1974.
458 Forest Beach Road Annapolis, MD, US
Grinders Pizza
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.
  • 417 East 18 Street
  • Kansas City, MO 64108 US

Grinders Pizza

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.
417 East 18 Street Kansas City, MO, US
My Brother’s Bar
People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings.
  • 2376 15th Street
  • Denver, CO 80202 US

My Brother’s Bar

People come to this piece of Denver history to satisfy their burger cravings.
2376 15th Street Denver, CO, US
Amy Ruth’s
Amy Ruth’s is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles.
  • 113 West 116th Street
  • New York, NY 10026 US

Amy Ruth’s

Amy Ruth’s is the place to go for delicious, authentic soul food. And it doesn’t get any better than the chicken and waffles.
113 West 116th Street New York, NY, US
Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant
This restaurant is family-owned and authentically Swedish, right down to the goats that graze the sod roof.
  • 10698 North Bay Shore Drive
  • Sister Bay, WI 54234 US

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

This restaurant is family-owned and authentically Swedish, right down to the goats that graze the sod roof.
10698 North Bay Shore Drive Sister Bay, WI, US
Domilise’s Po-Boys
Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924.
  • 5240 Annunciation Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70115 US

Domilise’s Po-Boys

Domilise's in New Orleans has been serving authentic po-boy sandwiches with generous helpings of fried shrimp since 1924.
5240 Annunciation Street New Orleans, LA, US
Skylight Inn
This self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip.
  • 4618 South Lee Street
  • Ayden, NC 28513 US

Skylight Inn

This self-proclaimed “BBQ Capital of the World” adds pork cracklings to its barbecue, making it worth the trip.
4618 South Lee Street Ayden, NC, US
The Comet II Drive-In & Restaurant
The owner’s famous tacos draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment.
  • 1257 Route 66
  • Santa Rosa, NM 88435 US

The Comet II Drive-In & Restaurant

The owner’s famous tacos draw visitors to this classic Southwestern establishment.
1257 Route 66 Santa Rosa, NM, US
Chimneyville Smokehouse
Famous for its delicious smoked meats, this smokehouse started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes.
  • 970 High Street
  • Jackson, MS 39202 US

Chimneyville Smokehouse

Famous for its delicious smoked meats, this smokehouse started with nothing but a trailer and a few classic recipes.
970 High Street Jackson, MS, US
Sammy’s L.A. Pastrami
An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks.
  • 2191 East Tropicana Avenue
  • Las Vegas, NV 89119 US

Sammy’s L.A. Pastrami

An unassuming shack, Sammy's LA Pastrami & Burger is a Las Vegas landmark serving pastrami sandwiches, burgers and Philly-style cheesesteaks.
2191 East Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, NV, US
Datz
When at Datz, don’t miss the meatloaf stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes.
  • 2616 South MacDill Avenue
  • Tampa, FL 33629 US

Datz

When at Datz, don’t miss the meatloaf stuffed with bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese and served with garlic mashed potatoes.
2616 South MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL, US
The White Night Diner
This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers.
  • 1801 Olive Street
  • St. Louis, MO 63103 US

The White Night Diner

This vintage diner pays homage to the ’50s with its retro décor and simple menu featuring timeless cheeseburgers.
1801 Olive Street St. Louis, MO, US
Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room
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.
  • 107 West Jones Street
  • Savannah, GA 31401 US

Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room

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.
107 West Jones Street Savannah, GA, US
The White Rabbit Food Truck
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.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90250
  • Los Angeles, CA 90250 US

The White Rabbit Food Truck

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.
Los Angeles, CA 90250 Los Angeles, CA, US
Paddy Long’s
Are you brave enough to take on the Bacon Bomb, 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave? Chow down on the whole thing in 45 minutes, and fame will be yours.
  • 1028 West Diversey Parkway
  • Chicago, IL 60614 US

Paddy Long’s

Are you brave enough to take on the Bacon Bomb, 5 pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a brown-sugar bacon weave? Chow down on the whole thing in 45 minutes, and fame will be yours.
1028 West Diversey Parkway Chicago, IL, US
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse
A Texas staple for more than 100 years, Sonny Bryan’s serves up some of the best smoked meats in a state where BBQ is taken as seriously as religion.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

A Texas staple for more than 100 years, Sonny Bryan’s serves up some of the best smoked meats in a state where BBQ is taken as seriously as religion.
Various Locations Dallas, TX, US
Hot Doug's
Specializing in a variety of hot dogs and sausages, Hot Doug’s is a Chicago institution and is visited by thousands of locals and tourists aiming to get a taste of a traditional Chicago dish.
  • 3324 North California Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60618 US

Hot Doug's

Specializing in a variety of hot dogs and sausages, Hot Doug’s is a Chicago institution and is visited by thousands of locals and tourists aiming to get a taste of a traditional Chicago dish.
3324 North California Avenue Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-279-9550
Johnson’s Corner
Located right outside of Denver, Johnson’s Corner is a favorite stop amongst truck drivers and travelers alike who are in the mood for one of their giant cinnamon rolls.
  • 2842 SE Frontage Rd
  • Johnstown, CO 80534 US

Johnson’s Corner

Located right outside of Denver, Johnson’s Corner is a favorite stop amongst truck drivers and travelers alike who are in the mood for one of their giant cinnamon rolls.
2842 SE Frontage Rd Johnstown, CO, US
The Daily Catch
A Sicilian seafood restaurant with 3 locations in and around Boston, The Daily Catch features dishes served up in pans, such as their pasta, lobster, shrimp and clams dish.
  • 323 Hanover Street
  • Boston, MA 02113 US

The Daily Catch

A Sicilian seafood restaurant with 3 locations in and around Boston, The Daily Catch features dishes served up in pans, such as their pasta, lobster, shrimp and clams dish.
323 Hanover Street Boston, MA, US
Tom + Chee
If it’s comfort food you’re in the mood for, then look no further than Tom+Chee, famous for their grilled cheeses.
  • 133 East Court Street
  • Cincinnati, OH 45202 US
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Tom + Chee

If it’s comfort food you’re in the mood for, then look no further than Tom+Chee, famous for their grilled cheeses.
133 East Court Street Cincinnati, OH, US
The Blind Mule
Located in Mobile, AL, The Blind Mule is famous for their chili cheeseburgers.
  • 57 North Claiborne Street
  • Mobile, AL 36602 US

The Blind Mule

Located in Mobile, AL, The Blind Mule is famous for their chili cheeseburgers.
57 North Claiborne Street Mobile, AL, US
Gumbo Shop
No trip to New Orleans is complete without stopping for some delicious gumbo from the Gumbo Shop.
  • 630 Saint Peter
  • New Orleans, LA 70119 US

Gumbo Shop

No trip to New Orleans is complete without stopping for some delicious gumbo from the Gumbo Shop.
630 Saint Peter New Orleans, LA, US
Rex Restaurant
Rex Restaurant has made a name for itself as Montana’s king of steaks, including its famous bison steaks.
  • 2401 Montana Avenue
  • Billings, MT 59101 US

Rex Restaurant

Rex Restaurant has made a name for itself as Montana’s king of steaks, including its famous bison steaks.
2401 Montana Avenue Billings, MT, US
La Fonda Boricua
Capture a taste of Puerto Rico at La Fonda Boricua – a Spanish Harlem restaurant that stands out for its traditional dishes.
  • 169 East 106th Street
  • New York, NY 10029 US

La Fonda Boricua

Capture a taste of Puerto Rico at La Fonda Boricua – a Spanish Harlem restaurant that stands out for its traditional dishes.
169 East 106th Street New York, NY, US
Kegle’s Inn
A traditional German restaurant, Kegel’s Inn takes its heritage seriously, serving up delicious German fare surrounded by German-themed decorations.
  • 5901 West National Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53214 US

Kegle’s Inn

A traditional German restaurant, Kegel’s Inn takes its heritage seriously, serving up delicious German fare surrounded by German-themed decorations.
5901 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI, US
Martha Lou's Kitchen
Martha Lou’s Kitchen has been feeding Charleston, SC, some of the best soul food around. Rumors have it, they have the best fried chicken in the country.
  • 1068 Morrison Drive
  • Charleston, SC 29403 US

Martha Lou's Kitchen

Martha Lou’s Kitchen has been feeding Charleston, SC, some of the best soul food around. Rumors have it, they have the best fried chicken in the country.
1068 Morrison Drive Charleston, SC, US
Jethro’s BBQ
Jethro’s BBQ 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 and make everlasting memories.
  • 3100 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311 US

Jethro’s BBQ

Jethro’s BBQ 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 and make everlasting memories.
3100 Forest Avenue Des Moines, IA, US
Phone: +1 515-379-3300
Moonlite BBQ
While it may not be the first thing on a diner’s mind, Moonlite BBQ swears by its mutton (meat of an adult sheep), and it keeps customers coming back for more.
  • 2840 West Parrish Avenue
  • Owensboro, KY 42301 US

Moonlite BBQ

While it may not be the first thing on a diner’s mind, Moonlite BBQ swears by its mutton (meat of an adult sheep), and it keeps customers coming back for more.
2840 West Parrish Avenue Owensboro, KY, US
Church Brew Works
An old church converted into a restaurant and brewery, Church Brew Works is a favorite for Pittsburgh natives and tourists, and the menu items stand out as much as the décor, featuring items such as rattlesnake perogis and cactus.
  • 3525 Liberty Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15201 US

Church Brew Works

An old church converted into a restaurant and brewery, Church Brew Works is a favorite for Pittsburgh natives and tourists, and the menu items stand out as much as the décor, featuring items such as rattlesnake perogis and cactus.
3525 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, US
Adam’s Grub Truck
Adam’s Grub Truck serves up some of the biggest sandwiches you can find in San Francisco, and keeps people coming back for more.
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco, CA US

Adam’s Grub Truck

Adam’s Grub Truck serves up some of the biggest sandwiches you can find in San Francisco, and keeps people coming back for more.
San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA, US
Double Dogs
Double Dogs takes the prize for the most unique way of serving up a dish for its dog bowl nachos.
  • 1780 Scottsville Road
  • Bowling Green, KY 42104 US

Double Dogs

Double Dogs takes the prize for the most unique way of serving up a dish for its dog bowl nachos.
1780 Scottsville Road Bowling Green, KY, US
Tomasita's
Tomasita’s offers some of the best burritos this side of the Rio Grande.
  • 500 South Guadalupe Street
  • Santa Fe, NM 87501 US

Tomasita's

Tomasita’s offers some of the best burritos this side of the Rio Grande.
500 South Guadalupe Street Santa Fe, NM, US
Tally’s Cafe
Tally’s Café is one of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s most popular restaurants, and features a chicken fried steak that is out of this world.
  • 1102 South 49th West Avenue
  • Tulsa, OK 74127 US

Tally’s Cafe

Tally’s Café is one of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s most popular restaurants, and features a chicken fried steak that is out of this world.
1102 South 49th West Avenue Tulsa, OK, US
Morrison Hotel
A local watering hole and restaurant that has been making a name for itself, Morrison Hotel is quickly becoming a food destination for those living in and visiting the city.
  • 719 Southeast Morrison Street
  • Portland, OR 97214 US

Morrison Hotel

A local watering hole and restaurant that has been making a name for itself, Morrison Hotel is quickly becoming a food destination for those living in and visiting the city.
719 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR, US
PYT
Featuring an array of burger choices, PYT is one of the most popular spots in Philadelphia, and one bite will have you dying for more.
  • 1050 North Hancock Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19123 US

PYT

Featuring an array of burger choices, PYT is one of the most popular spots in Philadelphia, and one bite will have you dying for more.
1050 North Hancock Street Philadelphia, PA, US
Phone: +1 215-964-9009

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