Food Paradise Travel Guide

Prepare yourself for the nation's tastiest food, including beef ribs in Texas, burgers in Illinois, spicy chicken in Tennessee, and a hot and cheesy lobster burrito in Maine.


Restaurants & Bars
Sketch Burger
Perfecting "the art of comfort food," according to its owner Phyllis Farquhar, Sketch Burger uses a brisket, short-rib and chuck blend to make their burgers delicious.
  • 414 E Girard Ave
  • Philadelphia, PA 19125 US

Sketch Burger

Perfecting "the art of comfort food," according to its owner Phyllis Farquhar, Sketch Burger uses a brisket, short-rib and chuck blend to make their burgers delicious.
414 E Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA, US
Phone: +1 215-634-3466
Don’s Seafood
Over the years, Don’s Seafood has expanded to 8 locations that are run by generations of the Landry family. Duke Landry is a 4-time national oyster shucking champion and leads the way for the Landry family.
  • 6824 Airline Highway
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70805 US

Don’s Seafood

Over the years, Don’s Seafood has expanded to 8 locations that are run by generations of the Landry family. Duke Landry is a 4-time national oyster shucking champion and leads the way for the Landry family.
6824 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA, US
Phone: +1 225-357-0601
Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q
Visit the iconic Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q that’s been an Alabama institution for more than 75 years. Their trademark white barbecue sauce (made from a blend of mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper) is an Alabama tradition.
  • 1715 6th Ave SE
  • Decatur, AL 35601 US

Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q

Visit the iconic Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q that’s been an Alabama institution for more than 75 years. Their trademark white barbecue sauce (made from a blend of mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper) is an Alabama tradition.
1715 6th Ave SE Decatur, AL, US
Phone: +1 256-350-6969
Atwater Village Tavern
Visit this popular LA watering hole that has teamed up with the Stop, Guac and Roll food truck to provide a Mexican twist on BBQ. Sample their BBQ Burrito that consists of pulled pork, coleslaw, pico de gallo and guac sauce.
  • 3218 Glendale Blvd
  • Los Angeles, CA 90039 US

Atwater Village Tavern

Visit this popular LA watering hole that has teamed up with the Stop, Guac and Roll food truck to provide a Mexican twist on BBQ. Sample their BBQ Burrito that consists of pulled pork, coleslaw, pico de gallo and guac sauce.
3218 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-644-0605
Outlaws Cafe
Outlaws Cafe has earned a permanent place in the conversation of "Great Burger Towns." The menu is completely original and in-your-face with flavor and freshness.
  • 6201 Van Nuys Blvd
  • Van Nuys, CA 91401 US

Outlaws Cafe

Outlaws Cafe has earned a permanent place in the conversation of "Great Burger Towns." The menu is completely original and in-your-face with flavor and freshness.
6201 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys, CA, US
Phone: +1 818-855-1953
Capitol Burger
Serving old school burgers since 1965.
  • 4301 W Pico Blvd
  • Los Angeles, CA 90019 US

Capitol Burger

Serving old school burgers since 1965.
4301 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-936-0366
The Slaw Dogs
Ray Byrne opened Slaw Dogs in 2010 and immediately became one of the go-to hot dog places in Los Angeles. In only 3 years, they’ve served more than 400,000 hot dogs. Now, with 3 locations, Slaw Dogs is praised for their quality and classics
  • 1355 Huntington Dr
  • Duarte, CA 91010 US

The Slaw Dogs

Ray Byrne opened Slaw Dogs in 2010 and immediately became one of the go-to hot dog places in Los Angeles. In only 3 years, they’ve served more than 400,000 hot dogs. Now, with 3 locations, Slaw Dogs is praised for their quality and classics
1355 Huntington Dr Duarte, CA, US
Phone: +1 626-358-8898
John’s Snack and Deli
Opened in 2006, John’s Snack and Deli, really started boom when John had the idea to fuse Korean and Mexican cuisine. Today, John’s Snack & Deli is a huge success with lines out the door.
  • 40 Battery St
  • San Francisco, CA 94111 US

John’s Snack and Deli

Opened in 2006, John’s Snack and Deli, really started boom when John had the idea to fuse Korean and Mexican cuisine. Today, John’s Snack & Deli is a huge success with lines out the door.
40 Battery St San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-434-4634
Slater’s 50/50
Slater’s 50/50 opened in 2009 and has already won more than a dozen “best burger” awards. Their menu, which features burgers made with 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon, has something for everyone.
  • 61 North Raymond Ave
  • Pasadena, CA 91103 US

Slater’s 50/50

Slater’s 50/50 opened in 2009 and has already won more than a dozen “best burger” awards. Their menu, which features burgers made with 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon, has something for everyone.
61 North Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA, US
Phone: +1 626-765-9700
Gatlin’s BBQ
Gatlin’s BBQ is a family-style restaurant that has quickly become a favorite in a city that knows good barbecue. Don’t miss their beef brisket that cooks in their oak smoker for 14 hours!
  • 1221 W 19th St
  • Houston, TX 77008 US

Gatlin’s BBQ

Gatlin’s BBQ is a family-style restaurant that has quickly become a favorite in a city that knows good barbecue. Don’t miss their beef brisket that cooks in their oak smoker for 14 hours!
1221 W 19th St Houston, TX, US
Phone: +1 713-869-4227
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Owner Tom Micklethwait rejects conventional wisdom that Texas-style BBQ must be mesquite-smoked and salt-and-pepper rubbed, and prefers to prepare his meats “backwoods style.”
  • 1309 Rosewood Ave
  • Austin, TX 78702 US

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Owner Tom Micklethwait rejects conventional wisdom that Texas-style BBQ must be mesquite-smoked and salt-and-pepper rubbed, and prefers to prepare his meats “backwoods style.”
1309 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX, US
Phone: +1 512-791-5961
Wabash BBQ
Housed in the waiting room of an old train station, Wabash BBQ has become one of Kansas City’s top choices for BBQ. In 2011, they won the coveted title of “Best Ribs in Kansas City.”
  • 646 S Kansas City Ave
  • Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 US

Wabash BBQ

Housed in the waiting room of an old train station, Wabash BBQ has become one of Kansas City’s top choices for BBQ. In 2011, they won the coveted title of “Best Ribs in Kansas City.”
646 S Kansas City Ave Excelsior Springs, MO, US
Phone: +1 816-630-7700
Central BBQ
Central BBQ has been ranked No. 1 in the city for the last several years running, likely due to their outstanding smoked hot wings that are marinated in hot sauce overnight, smoked and then fried!
  • 2249 Central Ave
  • Memphis, TN 38104 US

Central BBQ

Central BBQ has been ranked No. 1 in the city for the last several years running, likely due to their outstanding smoked hot wings that are marinated in hot sauce overnight, smoked and then fried!
2249 Central Ave Memphis, TN, US
Phone: +1 901-272-9377
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish
Husband and wife, Dollye and Bolton, own and run the go-to place for the Nashville trademark hot chicken. This little hole-in-the-wall, which serves up family recipes, will leave your mouth and stomach on fire.
  • 624 Main St
  • Nashville, TN 37206 US

Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

Husband and wife, Dollye and Bolton, own and run the go-to place for the Nashville trademark hot chicken. This little hole-in-the-wall, which serves up family recipes, will leave your mouth and stomach on fire.
624 Main St Nashville, TN, US
Phone: +1 615-254-8015
Lexington BBQ
Known to locals as “The Monk,” Lexington BBQ has grown from a small café to a nationally known BBQ restaurant. Try their pork shoulder and pork shoulder sandwich with red slaw.
  • 100 Smokehouse Lane
  • Lexington, NC 27295 US

Lexington BBQ

Known to locals as “The Monk,” Lexington BBQ has grown from a small café to a nationally known BBQ restaurant. Try their pork shoulder and pork shoulder sandwich with red slaw.
100 Smokehouse Lane Lexington, NC, US
Phone: +1 336-249-9814
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Cowfish claims to have the first and only Sushi Burger Bar. Interesting combination that works!
  • 4310 Sharon Rd
  • Charlotte, NC 28211 US

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Cowfish claims to have the first and only Sushi Burger Bar. Interesting combination that works!
4310 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC, US
Phone: +1 704-365-1922
Sunni Sky’s
Scott Wilson opened Sunni Sky’s in 2003 with his wife and young son. The small country shop is a family-friendly hotspot that serves more than 100 flavors of ice cream, including 2 that have gone nuclear -- Cold Sweat and Exit Wound.
  • 8618 Hwy 55
  • South Angier, NC 27501 US

Sunni Sky’s

Scott Wilson opened Sunni Sky’s in 2003 with his wife and young son. The small country shop is a family-friendly hotspot that serves more than 100 flavors of ice cream, including 2 that have gone nuclear -- Cold Sweat and Exit Wound.
8618 Hwy 55 South Angier, NC, US
Phone: +1 919-427-7118
Rollin Smoke BBQ
Rollin Smoke was opened by 2 Arkansas natives John Holland and Dusty Ardoin. Don’t miss their barbecue meatloaf with a loaded mash potato top with sweet BBQ sauces and fried onion strings.
  • 3186 Highland Dr
  • Las Vegas, NV 89109 US

Rollin Smoke BBQ

Rollin Smoke was opened by 2 Arkansas natives John Holland and Dusty Ardoin. Don’t miss their barbecue meatloaf with a loaded mash potato top with sweet BBQ sauces and fried onion strings.
3186 Highland Dr Las Vegas, NV, US
Phone: +1 702-836-3621
Rockit Burger Bar
Rockit burgers are hand crafted with interesting twists: deep fried Mac 'n' Cheese as buns, breakfast for dinner burger with a fried egg and donuts as its bun and more.
  • 3701 N Clark St
  • Chicago, IL 60613 US

Rockit Burger Bar

Rockit burgers are hand crafted with interesting twists: deep fried Mac 'n' Cheese as buns, breakfast for dinner burger with a fried egg and donuts as its bun and more.
3701 N Clark St Chicago, IL, US
Phone: +1 773-645-4400
Lunchbox Laboratory
Taste some surprising yet delicious combinations, like the Dork burger, that combines duck and pork in the patty.
  • 1254 Thomas St
  • Seattle, WA 98109 US

Lunchbox Laboratory

Taste some surprising yet delicious combinations, like the Dork burger, that combines duck and pork in the patty.
1254 Thomas St Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-621-1090
The Wing Dome
Opened 15 years ago, this original Seattle wing hotspot, with a dedication to the hottest wings in the country, is located in an old mechanic shop not too far from the Kingdome Stadium -- the previous home to the Seattle Seahawks.
  • 7819 Greenwood Ave N
  • Seattle, WA 98103 US

The Wing Dome

Opened 15 years ago, this original Seattle wing hotspot, with a dedication to the hottest wings in the country, is located in an old mechanic shop not too far from the Kingdome Stadium -- the previous home to the Seattle Seahawks.
7819 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA, US
Phone: +1 206-706-4036
B-52 Burgers and Brew
B-52 is a sports bar that has a casual vibe with a '40s kick-back, and being in Minnesota they serve the classic Juicy Lucy.
  • 5640 Bishop Ave
  • Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 US

B-52 Burgers and Brew

B-52 is a sports bar that has a casual vibe with a '40s kick-back, and being in Minnesota they serve the classic Juicy Lucy.
5640 Bishop Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN, US
Phone: +1 651-451-3838
Grease Burger
Grease Burger is the ultimate beer and burger bar that is set up to look like a 19th century meatpacking plant. The meat hooks hanging from the ceiling are also a "dead" giveaway.
  • 214 Clematis St
  • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 US

Grease Burger

Grease Burger is the ultimate beer and burger bar that is set up to look like a 19th century meatpacking plant. The meat hooks hanging from the ceiling are also a "dead" giveaway.
214 Clematis St West Palm Beach, FL, US
Phone: +1 561-651-1075
Nitally’s
Nitally’s is the creation of Nit and Ally who blended their Thai and Mexican backgrounds to form a Thai-Mex cuisine that quickly evolved into a restaurant in 2008.
  • 2463 Central Ave
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33712 US

Nitally’s

Nitally’s is the creation of Nit and Ally who blended their Thai and Mexican backgrounds to form a Thai-Mex cuisine that quickly evolved into a restaurant in 2008.
2463 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL, US
Phone: +1 727-321-8424
El El Frijoles
El El Frijoles combines the classic flavors of California with the fresh seafood of Maine. The restaurant is a beautifully restored rustic barn where you’ll find one-of-a-kind creations like crab quesadillas, halibut tacos and blueberry salsa.
  • 42 Caterpillar Hill Rd
  • Sargentville, ME 04673 US

El El Frijoles

El El Frijoles combines the classic flavors of California with the fresh seafood of Maine. The restaurant is a beautifully restored rustic barn where you’ll find one-of-a-kind creations like crab quesadillas, halibut tacos and blueberry salsa.
42 Caterpillar Hill Rd Sargentville, ME, US
Phone: +1 207-359-2486
Elmyr
Located in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta, Elmyr is a hip, hazy dive named after famed art forger Elmyr de Hory. Elmyr attracts a huge late night crowd with their innovative burritos.
  • 1092 Euclid Ave
  • Atlanta, GA 30307 US

Elmyr

Located in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta, Elmyr is a hip, hazy dive named after famed art forger Elmyr de Hory. Elmyr attracts a huge late night crowd with their innovative burritos.
1092 Euclid Ave Atlanta, GA, US
Phone: +1 404-588-0250
Rachel's Taqueria
Martin Medina hails from East LA, but he brought his family recipes to Brooklyn over 20 years ago. Starting as pushcart, Rachel’s grew into a brick and mortar restaurant in 1990 and was the first burrito restaurant in Brooklyn.
  • 409 5th Ave
  • Brooklyn, NY 11215 US

Rachel's Taqueria

Martin Medina hails from East LA, but he brought his family recipes to Brooklyn over 20 years ago. Starting as pushcart, Rachel’s grew into a brick and mortar restaurant in 1990 and was the first burrito restaurant in Brooklyn.
409 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY, US
Phone: +1 718-788-1137
Coreanos Food Truck
Coreano is the Spanish word for Korean, which is appropriate since the motto of this truck is “Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between.” The menu hits the perfect combination of 2 great street food cultures.
  • Houston Food Park
  • 1504 St Emanuel St
  • Houston, TX 77003 US

Coreanos Food Truck

Coreano is the Spanish word for Korean, which is appropriate since the motto of this truck is “Mexican cuisine with Korean in-between.” The menu hits the perfect combination of 2 great street food cultures.
Houston Food Park Houston, TX, US
Papalote Mexican Grill
Victor Escobedo and his brother Miguel opened Papalote in San Francisco’s Mission District, famous for being burrito ground zero. They make their own roasted tomato salsa, which some say is what takes these burritos over the top.
  • 3410 24th St
  • San Francisco, CA 94110 US

Papalote Mexican Grill

Victor Escobedo and his brother Miguel opened Papalote in San Francisco’s Mission District, famous for being burrito ground zero. They make their own roasted tomato salsa, which some say is what takes these burritos over the top.
3410 24th St San Francisco, CA, US
Phone: +1 415-970-8815
Illegal Pete’s
Inspired by a trip to San Francisco’s Mission District, Illegal Pete’s first location was born in the mid-90s. Since then, owner Pete Turner has expanded to 6 restaurants all over Denver.
  • 271 South Broadway
  • Denver, CO 80209 US

Illegal Pete’s

Inspired by a trip to San Francisco’s Mission District, Illegal Pete’s first location was born in the mid-90s. Since then, owner Pete Turner has expanded to 6 restaurants all over Denver.
271 South Broadway Denver, CO, US
Phone: +1 720-287-5233
Original Flying Burrito
Jim Duignan hails from New York but has the instincts of someone born south of the border. Working in the kitchen of Flying Burrito during college, he eventually bought the restaurant in 2008 and reworked the menu to highlight Carolina flavors.
  • 4801 Grove Barton Rd
  • #106
  • Raleigh, NC 27613 US

Original Flying Burrito

Jim Duignan hails from New York but has the instincts of someone born south of the border. Working in the kitchen of Flying Burrito during college, he eventually bought the restaurant in 2008 and reworked the menu to highlight Carolina flavors.
4801 Grove Barton Rd Raleigh, NC, US
Phone: +1 919-785-2734
Lucha Libre Taco Shop
Lucha Libre was opened by 3 brothers with a passion for 2 things: authentic Mexican flavors and Mexican pro wrestlers. They have a Gold Champion’s Booth, and if you come in wearing a Lucha mask, you’ll get the Luchador discount!
  • 1811 W Washington St
  • San Diego, CA 92110 US

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre was opened by 3 brothers with a passion for 2 things: authentic Mexican flavors and Mexican pro wrestlers. They have a Gold Champion’s Booth, and if you come in wearing a Lucha mask, you’ll get the Luchador discount!
1811 W Washington St San Diego, CA, US
Phone: +1 619-296-8226

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