Bobby Ogdin's Eaterie List

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CITY ST EATERIE STYLE SPECIALTY/INFO RECOMMENDED BY ADDRESS/PHONE/ETC
             
Albertville AL Country Farms Family Buffet buffet   Mary Carrigan  
Bay Minette AL Streets meat & 3 breakfasts,lunch and dinner Bob Parsons on hwy 59.
Bessemer  AL Bob Sike's BBQ BBQ pork bbq, 50 year family-operated US Air bobsykes.com
Birmingham  AL Niki's West cafeteria & menu tons of meats & veggies, full menu of seafood and meats/breakfast Don Chittam Findley Ave, one exit N of I59 @ I65, turn right, about a mile on the right.
Cullman AL Allstate family style orange rolls Steve Fletcher  
Daphne  AL Manci's   shrimp poor boy   1715 Main Street; 626-9917 (across bridge from Mobile)
Decatur AL Simp Magee's Cajun Crawfish Hush Puppies, Andouille Appetizers, Stuffed Grouper Bob Wray Old part of Decatur
Decatur  AL Big Bob Gibson's BBQ pork bbq, baked beans, bbq chicken & white sauce Elliott Jones Watch for sign on I-65 (winner of 6 national bbq competitions)
Exit 14 (I-65) AL Sarge's Shack steak   Tony Bowling  
Florence AL Dale's steaks filet Mike Chapman Near the TN River Bridge
Florence AL Dick Howe BBQ bbq hot dogs are world class Mike Chapman near Univ. N Ala
Foley AL Lambert's Caf country food home of the throwed rolls Ronnie Light hwy 59 http://www.throwedrolls.com/
Gulf Shores AL Original Oyster House seafood   Phil Ellenburg  
Guntersville AL Covingtons @ the Glover sou. Gourmet everything  Phil Ellenburg owned by friends of Phil- Reese & Julia Covington
Marvel AL Wayne Shaddens Grocery BBQ   Mike Chapman  
Mobile AL Rousseau's seafood fresh fish, brandy alexander w/ ice cream Charlie McCoy Ft Conde
Mobile AL Wintzell's Oyster House seafood gulf coast specialties Bobby Ogdin opened as a 6 stool oyster bar in 1938/ atmosphere
Mobile AL Wintzell's Oyster House   oysters Peggy Butler  
Orange Beach AL Bayside Grill Seafood lunch and dinner Bob Parsons Sportsman Marina off Canal Road
Orange Beach AL Calypso's Seafood&Jamaican lunch and dinner Bob Parsons Orange Beach Marina on Marina Road. Good atmosphere for the family
Orange Beach Al Nicky's Seafood dinner Bob Parsons Canal Road. Best Value on Fried Shrimp dinner
Orange Beach AL The Back Porch seafood lunch and dinner Bob Parsons Bear Point Marina off Canal Road
Orange Beach AL Zekes seafood   Phil Ellenburg upscale
Troy AL Buffalo's Rest   wings & beer Tom Parker  
Troy AL Mossy Grove School House Rest     Betty Townsend Elba Hwy (334) 566-4921
Troy AL Pines Restaurant   excellent menu and food Tom Parker Downtown on square- eat upstairs
Troy  AL Jackie B's Pit BBQ bbq   Tom Parker Geo Wallace @ University (turn-off to baseball field)
Tuscaloosa AL Benki japanese fried rice with shrimp sauce Pat Patton  
Tuscaloosa AL Cypress Inn southern cooking fried catfish (everything is good) Pat Patton  
Tuscaloosa AL Dreamland BBQ BBQ ribs & bread, period. Erik Clifford I-20/59 So  to McFarland Blvd Exit (#73- left; left on Jug Factory Rd, top of the hill, you'll see a Dreamland sign
Tuscumbia AL Southland southern cooking coconut pie Mike Chapman  
Bald Knob AR Bulldog Caf   Best Banana Milkshake in the Country Erik Clifford  
Brinkley AR Gene's Restaurant     Steve Townsend  
Dezark  AR The Princess     Steve Townsend  
Hot Springs AR McClards BBQ BBQ hickory pit bbq-family owned for 75 yrs- "ribs & fries" Bill Clinton  
W Memphis AR Old Feed House     Steve Townsend  
Phoenix AZ Stacy's Smokehouse bbq smoked chicken, soul food sides    
Queen Creek AZ Queen Creek Olive Mill   kalamata sandwich   in an olive grove
Scottsdale AZ Don & Charlie's     Elliott Jones  
various AZ In N Out Burger Burgers burger fries & shake (get a double double) Scott Williamson  
Big Sur CA Nepente     Elliott Jones  
Big Sur CA The Breakers american   Kevin Farris fantastic view of coastline from patio dining area
Camarillo CA Eggs N Things breakfast anything Scott Williamson 50 mi N of LA
Gardena  CA Jay Bee's BBQ bbq pulled pork, spare ribs; family owns Interstate BBQ in Memphis Guy Fierri 15911 Avalon Blvd, (310) 532-1064
Los Angeles CA Jerry's Deli deli   Scott Williamson several in LA area
Los Angeles CA Lawry's Prime Rib prime rib rest prime rib, yorkshire pudding Tim Smith La Cienega in Beverly Hills
Los Angeles (Chinatown) CA Man Kee chinese black bean sauce is house specialty (not on menu) reasonable Billy Ward Chinatown
Malibu CA Gladstone's 4 Fish     Elliott Jones  
Monterray CA La Ventana     Robbie S of Moterray on Pacific; luxury & wildlife
Sacramento  CA Huong Long Sandwiches sandwiches grilled pork sandwich    
San Francisco CA Alioto's seafood everything George Ogdin Fisherman's Wharf, on the water, get a window table
San Francisco CA Scoma's fish yellowtail snapper Pat McCoy on Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco CA Top of the Mark     Jim Brownlow  
San Jose  CA Huong Long Sandwiches sandwiches grilled pork sandwich    
San Luis Obispo CA Madonna's Hotel & Restaurant   steaks Kevin Farris expensive
various CA In N Out Burger Burgers burger fries & shake (get a double double) Scott Williamson  
Boulder CO Zoolo's   infusion drinks/ tortilla soup/ tuna Connie Ellisor  
Crested Butte CO Donita's Cantina gourmet mexican mexican Tim Smith award winning salsa/Elk Avenue
Denver CO Bump and Grind   breakfasts/lunches Connie Ellisor waiters, waitresses cross dress on weekends!
Ft Collins CO Choice City Deli butcher & deli reuben Bruce Dees  104 w olive st, old town, ft collins  http://www.choicecitybutcher.com/home.shtml
Washington DC Kinkead's Seafood   Ed Dalch near White House & State Dept
Washington  DC Ben's Chili Bowl chili     1213 U ST, NW
Washington DC DC Ceiba Latin   Laura Ross excellent dcor & fabulous food, not cheap
Washington DC DC Old Ebbitt Grill full menu oldest saloon in Washington DC Richard Denton since 1856; 675 15th St NW; http://www.ebbitt.com/main/home.cfm?Section=Main&Category=History
Captiva Island FL Bubble Room     Robbie great dcor
Daytona Beach FL Inlet Harbor Restaurant     Steve Townsend  
DeLand FL J.C.'s Lobster Pot seafood-fish camp everything-shrimp, salmon, hot brown seafood dish Janice Sensing 2888 W Hwy 44 (386) 734-7459
DeLand FL Penachos mexican breakfast burrito (open Sun AM) Paul Embrey downtown DeLand128 N Woodland 386-734-4444
Destin FL Crabby Bills seafood   Elizabeth Tipton not much to look at but great fresh seafood
Destin FL Harbour Docks Rest seafood   Biff Watson great fish & ambience
Destin FL Sam's all-you-can-eat all you can eat of what you choose Elizabeth Tipton block bldg- the locals line up to eat here/ no advertising
Destin FL The Back Porch   Amberjack Sandwifh Erik Clifford  
Destin FL The Donut Hole breakfast   Lauren Koch best breakfast place ever
Fernando Beach FL Sliders     Diane Griffith Hwy A1A & Intercoastal Waterway, right under the bridge
Flagler Beach FL Flagler Fish Market fish excellent specials john Roper 180 S. Daytona Ave., just off the ocean
Fr Lauderdale  FL Southport Raw Bar seafood clam chowder (white) sandwiches Peggy Butler  
Ft Lauderdale FL Rustic Inn Crabhouse seafood pompano, garlic crabs- waterfront dining Lina Wetherington 4331 Anglers Avenue
Ft Myers FL Bahama Breeze seafood & carribbean   Charlie McCoy 14701 S. Tamiami Trail
Ft Myers FL The Prawnbroker seafood yellowtail snapper supreme, chowder, crusted grouper/shrimp Charlie McCoy 13451 McGregor Blvd
Ft Myers (N) FL Three Fishermen seafood open air waterfront Charlie McCoy 13021 North Cleveland Avenue
Grayton Beach FL Red Bar     Steve Gibson casual beach bar with good food
Indian Pass FL Indian Pass Raw Bar seafood oysters, shrimp, gumbo (www.indianpassrawbar.com/) Dennis Wage Hwy 98 Port between St. Joe & Apalachicola , turn on state C30A, drive 10 min (850 227-1670)
Indian Rocks Beach (Tampa) FL Keegan's Seafood seafood chef's specials; blackened grouper; gumbo   1519 Gulf Blvd Indian Rocks Beach, Florida 33785 (727) 596-2477
Jacksonville FL Clark's Fish Camp fish alligatork, rabbit, frog legs. Fish; spectacular dcor Kurt Dugan 12903 Hood Landing Rd, Mandarin 904-268-3474
Jacksonville Beach FL First Street Grill seafood, burgers   Janice Sensing on the beach, great patio
Jacksonville Beach FL Giovanni's Italian clam spaghetti (white sauce) Jim Shulman started as small rest with Giovanni cooking, his wife as hostess.
Jacksonville Beach  FL Parson's Seafood seafood family owned, since 70's; original at Mayport FL Janice Sensing corner of 8th St & 6th Ave; 249-0608
Miami Beach FL Blue Marlin Fish House Caf seafood smoked mahi mahi   2500 NE 163rd St, Miami Beach 305-957-8822
Miami Beach FL Joe's Stone Crab     Elliott Jones  
Orlando FL Coq au Vin French everything; crme brulee Marcia Bowen Orange Ave near Sand Lake Rd; family operated
Orlando/Kissimmee FL The Ale House full menu conch chowder; great beer selection; seafood, steaks, sandwiches etc Chuck Shockley 12371 Winter Garden Vineland Road; Hwy 535 off I-4; close to a Disney entrance; www.alehouseinc.com  (407) 239-1800
Panacea FL Angelo's seafood fried calamari Phil Ellenburg locals favorite
Pensacola FL Cactus Flower Mexican   Don Snowden 1425 N 12th Ave; 850-432-8100
Pensacola FL Charlie's Eatery southern soul food lunch buffet, weekdays only $9.00 Bruce Dees 315 S B St  (850) 438-9712
Pensacola FL Fish House seafood pecan encrusted grouper; anything Bobby Ogdin overlooking Pensacola Bay; eat outside: 850-470-0003 600 S. Barracks St
Pensacola FL Jerry's Cajun Caf' authentic cajun gumbo, anything Ron Hedgecock owner relocated from Baton Rouge; place is Pensacola's LSU headquarters. 6250 N 9th Ave 850-484-6962 (jerrysajun.com)
Pensacola FL Jordan Valley Caf Mediterranian plates   125 S Palafox Pl.
Pensacola FL Marina Oyster Barn   fried oysters, cheese grits, best hushpuppies, whatever's freshest Peggy Butler a Pensacola family tradition; @ Hooks Marina 505 Bayou Blvd; 850-433-0511; family owned since 1967. Take 1st left after seeing Bayou on rt.
Pensacola FL Nick's Seafood seafood on water next to new baseball stadium Bruce Dees  455 W Main St  all home made including key lime pie
Pensacola FL Original Point Restaurant     Peggy Butler blue grass band every weekend
Pensacola FL Sam's Seafood seafood mullet Bob Wray Main Street across from Joe Patti's
Santa Rosa Beach FL Goatfeathers seafood   Bobby Ogdin Hwy C30A
Sea Grove  FL Caf Thirty A gourmet fried frog legs, creamy grits Buck Schimpf 3899 East Scenic Hwy. 30A
Seagrove Beach FL Seagrove Mkt & Deli seafood, po-boys   Nancy O'Rourke not fancy-sit on the deck and view the ocean
Seagrove Beach FL The Lake Place seafood   Pam Hoffner near Destin
Seaside FL Bud & Ally's   top-notch upscale restaurant Buck Schimpf  
Tallahassee FL Bagel Bagel sandwiches wine & cheese sandwich Maryellen Tipton  
Tallahassee FL Chez Pierre French   Hanson Tipton 850/222-0936
Tallahassee FL Po Boys creole/po boys, breakfast   Maryellen Tipton  
Tallahassee FL Silver Slipper  steaks/seafood/prime rib best in town, little pricey Hanson Tipton 850/386-9366 M-Sat
Tallahassee (Havana) FL Nicholson Farmhouse steaks,chops,fish 1828 historic register farmhouse Hanson Tipton 850/539-5931  T-Sat 4-10pm
Tampa FL Bern's Steak House     Elliott Jones  
Tampa FL Columbia spanish   Bobby Ogdin wonderful spanish architecture and dcor, near Ybor City
Tampa  FL The Collonade   everything Charlie McCoy Bayshore Drive
Winter Park FL Bubbaloo's BBQ        
Perdido Key Fl. Lillians Pizza lunch and dinner Bob Parsons on Perdido Beach Blvd. www.lillianspizza.com
Athens GA Bischero itallian excallent pizza Vip Vipperman Prince St
Athens GA Golden Dragon Chinese all you can eat    
Athens GA Harry Bissett's New Orleans style   Vip Vipperman  
Athens GA Varsity Drive In burgers, fries   Vip Vipperman Broad & Willedge
Atlanta GA Bone's steaks   Buck Schimpf  
Atlanta GA Chequers seafooe/steaks crab cakes Phil Ellenburg Buckhead- there are 2
Atlanta GA Einsteins   in midtown (not the bagel place) Jim Brownlow  
Atlanta GA Fox Bros. BBQ bbq Texas bbq, brisket burger    
Atlanta GA Madelines french lunch David Foy  
Atlanta GA Sam & Dave's BBQ bbq      
Atlanta GA Silver Skillet breakfast grits, ham, red eye grav, biscuits   200 14th St; 404-874-1388; I75/85 @ 14th St
Atlanta GA The Lobster Bar fish   David Foy Buckhead
Atlanta (opens late 2011) GA Watershed Fried chicken Tuesdays only   formerly in Decatur
Atlanta GA GA Buckhead Diner American Home mead potato chips w/ blue cheese dressing; Fancy diner Buck Schimpf 3072 Piedmont Rd; 404-262-3336
Augusta GA Old Hickory House bbq   Bruce Dees 2808 Washington Ave
Clayton GA Green Shutters family style fried chicken, biscuits, tea in jars, cobbler Mary Line S of Clayton on old 441
Clayton GA Green Shutters country cooking   Mary Line old 441 So of Clayton Ga (Atlanta) quiet, looks out onto pastureland
Dillard GA Dillard House home cooking breakfast is teriffic David Hume 768 Franklin Street (Hwy 411just inside Ga)
Dillard GA Mountain Man BBQ bb1 home made potato chips Jon McWhorter 7923 Hwy 441 North   706-746-5646
Kennesaw GA Ippolito's italian stromboli, pizza Mark McGee Town Center Plaza 770-514-8500
Macon GA New Way  hot dogs     downtown Cotton Street; since 1916
Macon  GA H&H Restaurant Meat & 3 Iced Tea & Lemonade (best on the planet) David Perkins   
Marietta GA $3 Caf dive hot wings Phil Ellenburg  
Marietta GA Marietta Diner everything enormous menu of everything Brian Ryman Exit 265, east on Marietta Pkwy  to Cobb Pkwy, left 1.2 mi
McDonough GA Shane's Rib Shack ribs/bbq the original rib shack    2136 Highway 155 North,  Hours: Mon - Sat 10:30 AM - 9 PM,  Hours: Mon - Sat 10:30 AM - 9 PM 
Norcross GA The Palace-Rest & Banquet Hall Indian highly recommended, like walking into a 1st class Indian Rest in London Dave Pomeroy 6131 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross 30092/770-840-7770/www.thepalaceatl.com
Rabun GA Lake Rabun Hotel   lodge on the lake; fresh local ingredients Mary Line 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, Georgia, reservations
Rabun Gap GA Tomlin's BBQ bbq 2 mi S of Dillard Mary Line 5030 U.S. 441 Fri-Sun, May-Oct, 10:30-4:30
Tucker GA Matthew's meat & 3 brunswick stew, bisquits & gravy, fried chicken    
Tucker GA Matthews southern cooking Brunswick Stew, Breakfast, Fried Chicken    
Tybee Island GA The Sugar Shack   great food @ great price/ breakfast Mike Stewart On the left, 100 yds before Atlantic Ocean
Honolulu HI John Dominis Rest Seafood   Dean Slocum on the water, great views thru glass walls, filled with sea life
Honolulu HI McCully's Chinese Rest Chinese seafood Dean Slocum  
Honolulu  HI Elena's Phillipino lau lau   Tropicana Square; 94-866 Moloalo Street #D4A; Waipahu, Hi  
Kauai HI Kilauea Fish Market fish ahi wrap    
Iowa City  IA Hamburg Inn   burgers & shakes Mickey Melchiondo  
Chicago IL Chi Pizza & Oven Grinder Co pizza pizza pot pie   2121 N Clark Street
Chicago IL Fat Willy's Rib Shack bbq baby back ribs   south side
Chicago IL Gene & Georgetti's steakhouse steaks David Humphreys Old family-run; tops in Chicago
Chicago IL North Pond     Laura Ross high end, fabulous food with great view at edge of Lincoln Park
Chicago IL Prime House steakhouse steaks   Top Chicago steakhouse
Chicago IL Table 52   fried chicken Ted Allen Sunday night only
Chicago IL The Original Pancake House breakfast   Chris Lay you can sit outdoors in a nice neighborhood, 22 E Bellvue Pl 312-642-7917
Chicago IL Tsunami japaneses   David Humphreys  
Chicago IL Tufano's Vernon Tap italian lemon chicken   073 W. Vernon Park Pl.  312-733-3393; cash; closed mon.
Peoria IL Fairview Farms family style best fried chicken on the planet, corn fritters  Steve Gibson family run for 50 years; reservations recommended
Sauget IL Grizzlies Ball Park burger bacon cheeseburger wi/ Krispy Kreme bun Mark Rehwinkel across river from St Louis
Wheeling(Chicago) IL Bob Chinn Crab House seafood best seafood ever, best salad bar (guacamole & avacado) David Humphreys 393 South Milwaukee Ave/Exit I-294 @ Willow, west, Rt on Milwaukee Ave (Rt 45)
Nashville IN Brown County Inn   burger/chicken salad/soups Ray Price State 46 & 135 www.browncountyinn.com
Terre Haute IN Gerhardt's German beers Tom Parker (812) 466-9249
Fort Scott KS Aunt Toadies diner hole in the wall- fried mushrooms, thick pork chopw Mark Rehwinkel 1411 E Wall Street
Kansas City KS Golden Ox beef   Lynn Anderson located at the KC Stockyards, 1600 Genesee (816) 842-2866 http://www.goldenox.com/
Kansas City KS Oklahoma Joe's BBQ bbq worth the wait in line Mark Rehwinkel 11950 S Strang Line
Wichita KS Cy's Hoof & Horn steak, chicken fried steak Old place, a must in Wichita Mark Rehwinkel 425 N Commercial Ave, Sedgwick KS
Bowling Green KY Mariah's 1818 full menu wood-cooked fish specials Jean Griffing 801 State St downtown, in oldest bldg in BG; www.mariahs.com
Frankfort KY Nema's Grill Mediterranian buffet Bobby Vines 334 St Cloud St-downtown in historic district
Glasgow KY Mooses Restaurant     Steve Townsend  
Grand Rivers KY Patti's   Pork Chop Byrd Burton I fly my airplane there as often as I can, and they pick us up at the Ky Dam Airport
Guthrie (Clarksville) KY Schlabach's Bakery baked goods mennonite bakery Janet Buckwalter I24W, take Exit 4 (Clarksville TN) ; Rt. on Hwy79N, 5.5 mi to Guthrie; L. at Hwy 181 N, go 5.7 mi baker on left
Lexington KY Ala Lucie's Italian   Mary Schimpf 159 N Limestone, downtown near courthouse, great atmosphere; 859-252-5277
Lexington KY Dudley's steak/chicken baked oysters w/ bacon Phil Ellenburg downtown
Lexington KY Joe Bologna's Italian homemade soups Chuck Passons 120 W Maxwell in a historic church
Lexington KY Ramsey's pub diner burgers, poek chops, hot brown, corn oysters Tom Parker Harrodsburg Rd, UK area 219-1626
Louisville KY Brown Hotel   hot brown sandwich    
Louisville KY Pat's Steakhouse steak   Steve Fletcher in antiellum house
Murray KY Martha's diner   Farrell Owens just past the baseball field; 1409 Hwy 641 No
Owensboro KY Moonlight BBQ BBQ, family style buffet bbq mutton, burgoo soup, homemade desserts Steve Townsend 3rd generation owners
Owensboro KY Old Hickory Pit BBQ BBQ BBQ mutton & pork, chopped or sliced Weldon Myrick 338 Washington Ave, turn L off Frederica St/ Hwy 431 No; award winners
Paducah KY Starnes BBQ bbq only bbq/ Billy Sherrill 108 Broadway-downtown, and original location Joe Comer Ave.
Richmond KY Woody's   luncheon buffet Tom Parker everything on the buffet is always good; 3rd & Main
Sonora KY Whistle Stop Restaurant     Steve Townsend  
Henderson LA Pat's Waterfront Rest seafood   Lynn Anderson family atmosphere, reasonable
Lafayette (Beaux Bridge) LA Caf Des Amis cajun   Tom Crutchfield Live Zydeco music on Sat mornings 140 East Bridge Street Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337)-332-5273
New Orleans LA Acme Oyster House seafood oysters jamie gilliam French Quarter
New Orleans LA Bayona     Peggy Butler local haunt
New Orleans LA Brennan's upscale nola banana's foster Buster Phillips they  invented bananas foster
New Orleans LA Central Grocery   Muffalata sandwich Jim Brownlow Decatur St
New Orleans LA Gumbo Shop     Robbie in the French Quarter
New Orleans LA Mother's breakfast   Peggy Butler  
New Orleans LA Po Boy's   fried shrimp po boy   Belcastle & Anunciation St
New Orleans  LA Commander's Palace creole & modern NOLA fine dining $$$$- a legendary NOLA Rest Charlie McCoy 1403 Washington Avenue; in the Garden District- 
New Orleans LA  Brocato's It/ ice cream, pastries lemon gelato, canole Emirill mid-city, since 1905
New Orleans LA  Dominise's po boys   Emeirll Uptown, since 1929
Springfield MA Giovanni's Pizza Pizza   Tiger Fitzhugh several locations
Baltimore MD Di Pasquali's italian make all pastas & mozzarela;   3700 Gough Street; (410) 276-6787
Baltimore (area) MD G & M Restaurant seafood crabcakes Dawn 804 Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthinicum Hts MD 410.646.1777
Gaitherburg  MD Buca di Beppl Italian southern italian Richard Denton http://www.shopgaithersburg.com/stores/restaurant/bucadibeppo.html
Bath ME Beale Street BBQ bbq   Sammy Tipton 215 Water Street
Wiscasset ME Red's Eats   lobster rolls   Rt 1
Alanson  MI Dam-site Inn     Paul Wearley  
Detroit MI New Parthenon Rest Greek   Bobby Ogdin Greektown
Harbor Springs  MI The Pier     Paul Wearley  
Minneapolis MN Ike's Food & Cocktails breakfast   Laura Ross 50 So 6th St   612.746.4537  
Kansas City MO Golden Ox beef aged, hand-cut steaks Lynn Anderson 1600 Genessee St,KC MO 64102 (at the stockyards)   816.842.2866
Kansas City MO Lotta Bull BBQ St Louis Ribs OLN 2005 American Royal/  www.lottabullbbq.com/
Ozark MO Lambert's Caf country food home of the throwed rolls Ronnie Light between Springfield & Branson on hwy 65 http://www.throwedrolls.com/
Sikeston MO Lambert's  family style home of the throwed roll Elizabeth Tipton http://www.throwedrolls.com/
Springfield MO DiGiaCinto italian seafood ravioli, eggplant parmesan, and spinach lasagna Lina Wetherington 2259 S. Campbell Ave.
St Louis MO Charlie Gitto's italian   Tom Wild 5226 Shaw Ave; pricey, old-time wise-guy hangout
St Louis MO Cusanelli's italian   Tom Wild longstanding, family-owned, 705 Lemay Ferry Rd;  
St Louis MO Ragazzi's italian   Tom wild longstanding, family-owned, 4945 Dagett
St Louis MO Tony's   rack of lamb George Ogdin downtown
Town & Country  MO John Mineos Italian   David Hungate suburb of St Louis; world class
Algoma MS Seafood Junction     Rand Kane  
Bay St Louis MS Trapani's Seafood   Rand Kane  
Biloxi MS Brothers   calzone    
Biloxi MS Chimney's     Chip Lind  
Biloxi MS Jazzeppi's Italian   Chp Lind Porter Street, great bar
Biloxi MS LB's Steak House Steak   Chip Lind  
Biloxi MS Mary Mahoney     Chip LInd  
Biloxi MS McElroy   stuffed flounder (best on the coast) Chip Lind  
Biloxi MS The Grand's Seafood Buffet     Chip Lind  
Biloxi/Gulfport MS Yuki's Japanese   Chip Lind Pass Rd/Popps Ferry
Cleveland MS KC's fine dining   Rand Kane expensive , extensive wine list
Fannin MS Fannin Mart   fried chicken Rand Kane  
Greenville MS Doe's Eat Place   steaks, gumbo, spaghetti, tamales Rand Kane in a very run down area and bldg.
Greenville MS Sherman's     Rand Kane  
Greenwood MS Lusco's   pompano, steaks, gumbo Rand Kane old family establishment
Grenada MS Fiori's Italian   Rand Kane  
Gulfport MS 27th Street Bistro     Rand Kane  
Gulfport MS Blowfly Inn Casual seafood deserts, red beans & rice, gumbo Chp Lind  
Gulfport MS Vrazel's     Rand Kane  
Hattiesburg MS Conestoga Steak House steak   Betty Townsend 6313 Hwy 49 N (601) 264-8816
Ingram's Mill MS Chatter Box   catfish, hushpuppies, famous deserts Rand Kane  
Jackson MS Nick's fine dining   Rand Kane expensive, extensive wine list
Jackson MS Schimmels fine dining   Rand Kane  
Kiln MS Cajun Connection Seafood crawfish Rand Kane  
Law's Hill MS Betty Davis Grocery BBQ ribs Rand Kane 1/2 way between Oxford & Holly Springs, one block off Hwy 7
Long Beach MS Chappy's seafood   Rand Kane  
Magee MS Martha's Place   great salads, sweet tea Rand Kane lunch only
Magee MS Windham's Burgers "zip burgers" Rand Kane  
Merigold MS Crawdad's   steaks, crawfish Rand Kane burned, being rebuilt; fun spot
Mississippis Delta MS Hollywood Caf   Fried Green Tomatos Erik Clifford  
Neshoba Co MS Silver Star casino rest   Rand Kane on Choctow Indian Reservation
Ocean Springs MS Fisherman;s Wharf   Pie, Salvetti Rand Kane new, but excellent
Oxford MS 208   steak, crab cakes, lobster nachos Brian Ryman  
Oxford MS Abner's   Chicken Tenders w/ Special Sauce Erik Clifford  
Oxford MS Bottle Tree Bakery     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS City Grocery fine dining   Rand Kane expensive, on the square
Oxford MS Deli News     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Dixie Creek BBQ   Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Downtown Grill fine dining   Rand Kane expensive, on the square
Oxford MS El Charro     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Kalo's     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Old Venice Pizza Co Italian lasagna, pizza Rand Kane  
Oxford MS Oxford Steak Co     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Pinni-Oxford Catering Co     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Proud Larry's     Rand Kane  
Oxford MS Taylor Grocery catfish cornmeal-dusted catfish   8 mi SW onTaylor Road; 04-A County Road 338, Taylor; 662-236-1716
Oxford MS The Beacon     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS The Blue Marlin     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS The Mansion     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Two Stick     Rand Kane also recommended
Oxford MS Yokona River Inn   fried chicken Tyler 842 MS Hwy 334; 662-234-2464
Oxford  MS Ruth & Jimmy's southern cooking   Ben Kelley outside town, off the beaten path
Oxford  MS The Ajax Diner country cooking plate lunches - meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella   118 Courthouse Square, 662-232-8880
Philadelphia MS Peggy's   best fried chicken in MS (Tu & Th) Rand Kane lunch only, M-F
Port Gibson MS Canemount Plantation fine dining   Rand Kane 1/2 way between Natchez & Vicksburg on Hwy 61, only on Fri & Sat Nts
Robinsonville MS The Hollywood   fried pickles Rand Kane 2 blocks off Hwy 61 near Tunica casinos; cavorite of Memphians for years
Starkville MS Bulldog Deli sandwiches like mcalisters    
Starkville MS Harvey's upscale lemon chicken jamie gilliam  
Starkville MS Obys american/cajun po-boys jamie gilliam  
Starkville MS Old Venice Pizza Co. italian pizza, lasagna jamie gilliam downtown
Starkville MS Perry Cafeteria full menu breakfast jamie gilliam on msu campus
Starkville MS The Little Dooey bbq crawfusg, bbq Rand Kane town favorite
Taylor MS Taylor Grocery catfish weekends only Rand Kane  
Toccapola MS Yocona River Inn     Rand Kane 10 mi SE of Oxford, "fun spot"
Tunica MS The Blue & White Caf meat & 3 breakfasts Rand Kane Hwy 61
Tunica  MS The Hollywood simple southern fried green tomatoes Buster Phillips  
Vicksburg MS Biscuit Co. Caf'   steaks, seafood, poboys Rand Kane overlooking Mississippi River, live blues
Waynesboro MS The Round Table     Rand Kane  
Biloxi MS  The Biloxi Schooner   crabmeat w/ cheese po'boy w/ barq's root beer Rand Kane  
McComb MS  The Dinner Bell family style   Rand Kane lazy susan style
Nachez MS  The Carraige House fine dining   Rand Kane on grounds of antibellum  mansion
Ocean Springs MS  Germaines     Rand Kane  
Oxford MS  The Henry Caf        
Pass Chrtistian MS  Inn At The Pass bed &  brkfast   Rand Kane most beautiful town on the MS gulf coast
Balsam NC Balsam Mountain Inn   lunch on Sunday only David Hume 68 Seven Springs Drive (off Hwy 23/74) renovated historic inn
Banner Elk NC Stonewalls steak/seafood salad bar w/ homemade dressing, best prime rib & strip in NC Tm Smith Hwy 194 near Sugar Mtn
Calabash NC Cpt Nance's seafood shrimp Kevin Farris N of Myrtle Beach NC off Hwy 17
Charlotte NC Park Drive In bbq pulled pork, o rings Tim Sith Hwy 29, N of Charlotte near Speedway (voted one of 50 best bbq in America by People)
Charlotte NC Ranch House steakhouse blue cheese salad dressing/shrimp cocktail sauce Tim Smith Wilkinson Blvd near airport
Charlotte NC Ranch House steaks shrimp cocktail, family owned since 1951, old style family restaurant Tim Smith near airport, 
Charlotte NC South 21 Drive In southern curb serv super boy, bbq sand., fried chicken, coleslaw, O rings Tim Smith fabulous fried flounder on Fri/ Independence Blvd across from Arena
Dillsboro NC Jarrett House southern   David Hume  
Durham NC The BBQ Joint bbq bbq, brussel sprouts Rachael Ray  
Holden Beach NC Fantasy Isle ice cream parlor   Kevin Farris off Hwy 17 near Shalotte NC
Kure Beach NC Freddies Italian Simple 'New York' Italian Frank Fulton At Boardwalk
Mooresville  NC Laney's Fish Camp fish   Kevin Farris Hwy 21 N of town
Shelby NC Bridges BBQ Lodge bbq hush puppies Tim Smith Hwy 74/Patty Loveless was a waitress/ closes at 8pm/ 704-482-8567
Winston Salem NC Lucky 32 Menu of the Month Monthly Menu: Fresh Produce from Local Farms Frank Fulton Business I-40 at Stratford Road
Winston Salem NC Sweet Potatoes Salads/Sandwiches Hippy but good. Frank Fulton Trade Street
Winston Salem NC Village Tavern Chops/Steaks/Fish Good Food at Moderate Price Frank Fulton I-40 at Stratford Road
Marmouth ND Pasttime Bar Steak house 16 oz ribeye   badlands
Seabrook  NH Brown's Lobster Pound lobster inside or outside   407 NH Highway 286 Seabrook, NH  03874 (603) 474-3331
Hamilton NJ The Old Homestead Italian veal marsala, porterhouse, cavatelli w/ meatballs, anything Mickey Melchiondo really something special; I go here on my birthday every yr, a rest.  frozen in time
Princeton NJ Tiger Noodles Chinese   Matt Kohut Nassau St; tiny, inexpensive rest. that rivals anything in NY or SF
Princeton  NJ Blue Point Grill   grilled fish Matt Kohut Nassau St; not cheap, but always excellent, different menu every day
Trenton NJ DeLorenzo's Pizza   Matt Kohut Hamilton Ave; often voted best pizza in NJ
Trenton NJ Pete Lorenzo's Caf Italian porterhouse steak Mickey Melchiondo opposite Trenton train station
West Trenton NJ Freddie's Tavern Italian charbroiled veal chop Mickey Melchiondo 609-882-9845
Albequerque NM Frontier Restaurant Mexican (24 hour) green chili stew, cinnamon rolls Ronnie Light 2400 Central, S.E. (part of the old Route 66)
Albequerque NM Monte Carlo Steakhouse steaks      
Santa Fe NM Tomacitas New Mex Tex Mex Serious Chili Rellino! Frank Fulton Next to Santa Fe RR Station
various NV In N Out Burger Burgers burger fries & shake (get a double double) Scott Williamson  
Brooklyn NY Peter Luger's steaks porterhouse   since 1800's; 21 consecutive years zagat+G284 best steakhouse in new york
Harlem NY Sylvia's Restaurant   fried chicken    
Long Island NY Jim's Rib Haven        
New York NY        Elliott Jones ***
New York NY any one Indian any restaurant on the block Connie Ellisor Little India, between 5th & 6th on the East Side
New York NY Blondie's Sports Bar   upstairs is a UT sports bar that gets 500 UT fans on game day Jim Brownlow 212 West 79th St
New York NY Blue Smoke bbq baked beans, beef ribs    
New York NY Corner Bistro burger joint best burgers in the city Buster Phillips W Village near 10th St/ paper plates
New York NY Eleven Madison Park seafood   David Foy  
New York NY Green Bamboo vietnamese dried beef and papaya salad, sesame beef W rice stick Buster Phillips not much to look at but great vietnamese food; Mott Street between Canal & Hester
New York NY Il Vaebando Ni italian veal parmesan Emeril upper east side
New York NY Jean Georges     David Foy fabulous 1 Central Park W
New York NY Jewel of India indian   Russel Nunnely theater district
New York NY John's Pizzeria pizza basic simple NY pizza Buster Phillips Bleeker Street
New York NY Katz's Deli deli corned beef, pastrami Emeril since 1888, smoke their meats
New York NY Keens Steakhouse steaks porterhouse, mutton chop Emeril since 1885; dry aged;
New York NY Le Cirque french   David Foy 455 Madison Ave
New York NY Lombard's pizza white pizza Emeril since 1897; invented NY style pizza; Little Italy
New York NY Lutece french   David Foy 249 E 50th St
New York NY Mana vegetarian moderately priced, some fish disnes Roger Blanc 646 Amsterday Ave near 91st St; 212-787-1110
New York NY Nirvana indian   Tim Akers overlooking Central Park
New York NY Ozu vegetarian moderately priced, no frills service, some fish dishes Roger Blanc 677 Amsterdam Ave near 87th St; 212-787-8316
New York NY Petrocelli's russian seafood David Foy near Carnegie Hall
New York NY Shun Lee Palace chinese almond-crusted seabass Tim Akers 212-371-8844
New York NY The Plaza Oak Room   great bar, soups, lunch David Foy  
New York (Chelsea) NY Le Zie italian lasagna, speghetti & meatballs-the best (entrees under 20) Billy Ward 172 7th Ave (between 20th and 21st streets)
New York (Flatiron) NY Tamarind indian rediculously great (entrees mid 20's) Billy Ward 41-43 East 22nd Street
New York (Upper W Side) NY Big Nick's everything(see menu)   brent mason (77th St. & Broadway) across form OTA Hotel
New York-Chinatown NY Green Bo Restaurant chinese very reasonable, local favorite Tim Smith 66 Bayard Street 212.625.2359
New York-midtown NY Pierre Au Tunnel Restaurant French Authentic French, many French eat there Tom Lee  
New York-midtown NY Smith & Wollensky steakhouse   Bobby Ogdin  
New York-Soho NY Midnight Caf full menu breakfast, open late night Pam Sixfin 218 Lafayette St (between Spring & Kenmare) 212.226.2572
Oneonta NY Brooks House of BBQ BBQ chicken (family owned since 1950's) Rachael Ray  
Southampton, LI NY The Lobster Inn seafood lobster Bobby Ogdin 162 Inlet Rd (516) 283-9828 great atmosphere
Cincinnati OH Goodie's BBQ   downtown    
Cincinnati OH Montgomery Inn Boat House ribs   Phil Ellenburg on the river 
Columbus OH Blue Nile Restaurant Ethiopian can't name the dishes but they are great Jim Kennedy near Ohio State campus, 2361N High St 
Columbus OH Schmidts Sausage Haus German Sausages, Beer, great buffet Jim Kennedy German Village, 540 E. Kossuth St
Portland OR Der Rhinelander German  Decent German + Good Beer Selection Frank Fulton 5035 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland OR Jake's Grill full menu dungeness crab/ everything Mickey Melchiondo huge complete menu
Portland  OR Pine State Biscuits biscuits & gravy, chicken     3640 SE Belmont St 503-236-3346 (7am-2pm)
Akron PA The Akron Restaurant   oyster stew; desserts Gene Eichelberger near Lancaster PA
Philadelphia  PA Bookbinders seafood lobster Bobby Ogdin 215 15th St http://www.oldoriginalbookbinders.com/
Philadelphia (So) PA Geno's cheese steaks      
Philadelphia (So) PA Pats cheese steaks     the originator of the philly cheese steak sandwich
Pittsburg PA Isaly's sandwiches chipped ham sandwich   chain
Pittsburg PA LoBello;s italian family-owned since 1944; everything made on premises     809 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis. 412-264-9721
Philadelphia (So) PA  Chickie's Hallic Deli Hoagie "chickie special"    
Newport RI Flo's Clam Shack seafood Clamcakes, raw bar items, "stuffies' Kati McCloy 4 Wave Ave, Middleton RI 401-847-8141, just across from Easton's Beach- eat on balcony
Buffalo SC The Midway   chicken stew(best on earth) George McCorkle hwy 215 not far from Spartanburg in Union Co
Charleston SC 82 Queen low country cuisine everything Jon McWhorter 11 dining areas & a signature garden courtyard/82 Queen St 843-723-7591
Charleston SC Bubba's shrimp beside the market downtown Tom Bongiorno Market St
Charleston SC CottonClub   high end Tom Bongiorno  
Charleston SC Grill 252   high end Tom Bongiorno  
Charleston SC Hominy Grill low country cuisine country cooking   207 Rutledge Ave   843.937.0930
Charleston SC Shuck's seafood high end Tom Bongiorno  
Isle of Palms  SC Sea Bisquit breakfast   Mary Line  
Mt Pleasant SC Capricccio italian   Tom Bongiorno  
Mt Pleasant SC Old Village Post Inn full menu B&B Tom Bongiorno  
Mt Pleasant SC Red's Ice House grill bacon wrapped bbq grilled scallop appetizer Bobby Ogdin overlooking Shem Creek
Mt Pleasant SC Shem Creek Bar & Grill seafood crab soup Brian Hastings overlooking Shem Creek
Mt Pleasant  SC Bouevlard Diner meat & 3 inexpensive, big menu, meat-&-3, a la carte, local's hangout Tom Bongiorno  
Mt Pleasant  SC Coco's american   Tom Bongiorno just over bridge fm C'tn
Mt Pleasant  SC Gulah Cuisine low country   Tom Bongiorno  
Mt Pleasant  SC Lochlare seafood, american   Tom Bongiorno  
Myrtle Beach SC Duffy's Crab House (?) seafood steam-pot Buster Phillips peanut shells on the floor
Orangeburg  SC Duke's BBQ pork bbq   Fred Foster Th, Fri, Sat only - lunch & supper
Pauline SC Bull Hawg's BBQ bbq   George McCorkle Just So of Spartanburg SC on Hwy 56 @ 215 junction.
Spartanburg SC Carolina BBQ bbq   Doug Gray near USCS campus
Spartanburg SC The Beacon Burgers Burger fries & sweet tea George McCorkle Reidville Rd; be sure and order "A-Plenty"
Tybee Island SC N. Beach Grill carribean seafood, burgers, hot dogs Bill Fort watch the ships enter the Savannah River
Beech Grove TN Sara's Diner homecooking   Klaus Lohmer inexpensive
Bell Buckle TN The Bell Buckle Caf   special fritters & apple butter Kris Wilkinson  
Bell Buckle  TN          
Bristol  TN The Troutdale Dining Room     Judy Crumrine (423) 968-9099-reservations;412 6th Street
Brownsville TN Helen's BBQ BBQ     1016 N Washington Ave, Brownsville, TN 38012
Centerville TN Breeces     Mickey Hiter  
Centerville TN The Beacon Light Tea Room     Andy Lane  
Chattanooga TN  The Public House high end meat & 3   Buck Schimpf 1100 Market St
Chattanooga TN Allleia italian/mediterranian   Buck Schimpf 25 e. main street
Chattanooga TN Bea's family style   Andy Lane  
Chattanooga TN Bea's Restaurant home cooking yeast rolls   4500 Dodds Ave; 423-867-3618; served on lazy susans at circular tables
Chattanooga TN Bellagio N Italian/American upscale Mickey Barker  
Chattanooga TN Boat House Grill grill/rawbar fresh shucked oysters Buck Schimpf on the water, casual 1459 Riverside Drive,423-622-0122
Chattanooga TN Canyon Grill steak/seafood wood grilled premium steaks Mickey Barker Hwy 109 Lookout Mtn
Chattanooga TN Mt Vernon Restaurant southern cooking amoretta pie Connie Ellisor foor of Lookout Mtn on Broad Street (closed Mon)
Chattanooga TN Nathans at the Stone Fort Inn American upscale    
Chattanooga TN Nick's Drive In family diner fried shrimp, chicken livers, onion rings, fried chicken Happy Schimpf 899 Cherokee Blvd
Chattanooga TN Pastaria Sicilian pasta Mickey Barker Signal Mountain
Chattanooga TN River Street Deli NY Deli   Mickey Barker  
Chattanooga TN St John's gourmet   Buck Schimpf 1278 Market St  James Beard Award winning chef
Chattanooga TN Sugar's Ribs bbq ribs, pork Buck Schimpf 2450 15th Ave 423-826-1199   www.sugarsribs.com
Chattanooga TN Unban Shack  burgers hot pimento cheese dip Buck Schimpf  
Chattanooga TN Wally's meat & 3   Mickey Barker  
Chattanooga  TN Hillbilly Willie's BBQ     115 Brown's Ferry Rd Ste 5, (423) 821-2272 closed sun/mon
Clarksville TN   chinese buffet chinese, grill, seafood in evening- huge selection Ray Baumgartner  
Clinton TN Hoskins Drug Store lunch counter pinto beans & onion Art Seymour old fashioned drug store counter
Columbia TN Betty's Parkway   steaks, shakes, homemade pies Daniel George Riverside Drive
Columbia TN Lucille's meat & 3   Kevin Farris on the square
Columbia TN The Catfish Campus catfish catfish Kevin Farris Campbell Blvd
Columbia TN The Lamplighter     Andy Lane  
Cookeville TN Bobby-Q's bbq banana pudding Walter Lambert 407 N Washington St (closed Sun & Mon)
Cookeville TN La Taquilla mexican chicken soup Tom Parker Tenn Tech Exit/Willow St
Cumberland Gap TN Webb's Country Kitchen country food   Walter Lambert  
Dandridge TN Taste of Dandridge home cooking   Joe Tipton 540 Patriot Drive
Dandridge  TN Tinsley Bilble Drug Store lunch counter hamburgers/hot dogs Art Seymour everyone in town hangs out here
Dickson TN Front Porch home cooking veg soup, blue plate specials   downtown
Dickson  TN Catfish Cabin catfish   Jimmy Capps  
Dickson  TN The Front Porch home cooking all from scratch TN Crossroads  
Dunlap TN Cookie Jar home cooking   Diane Griffith located on a dairy farm; beautiful view
Dunlap  TN Blue Orchid Bistro        
Fairview TN The Beacon Light Tea Room   fried chicken, country ham David Hungate hwy 100 W of Fairview
Farragut TN Little City   soup, pasta, filet, grilled chicken David Foy great bar, like Cheers
Franklin TN Barbara's   Fr chicken, mashed pot, gr beans, chocolate sheet cake Scott Williamson Old Hillsboro Rd just after split from Hillsboro
Franklin TN Grille @ Legends CC   everything (expensive) John Hammond not a private club; near Mack Hatcher-great for lunch
Franklin TN Miyako Sushi sushi dragon roll John Hammond near Haverty's & Petsmart in Cool Springs
Franklin TN One Stop Caf meat & 3 delicious cornbread Nancy O'Rourke downtown; breakfast & lunch, occasionally dinner with a band.
Franklin TN Strouds BBQ BBQ   John Hammond just of Hillsboro, near Mack Hatcher
Gatlinburg TN Peddler Steak House beef   Jim Brownlow 820 River Road
Hendersonville TN Blue Goose   best hamburger, breakfast Penn Pennington  
Hurrican Mills TN The Log Cabin country cooking homemade marangue pies, veggies, country ham, catfish, etc David Bowen  I - 40 & Hwy 13 S - Exit 143 ; 15530 Highway 13 S
Jackson TN Brooksie's Barn southern buffet everything-catfish, bbq, ribs, salad veggie bars Mitch Johnson 561 Oil Well Rd; Hwy 45 N of I-40
Jackson TN Siler's Old Time BBQ     6060 Hwy. 100 E. Henderson, TN 38340  (731) 989-2242
Johnson City TN Caf Pacific Thai/Mediterranian everything (expensive) Debbie Willis 1033 W Oaklsnd- reservations suggested (in Victorian house)
Johnson City (Bluff City)  TN Ridgewood BBQ bbq pork bq plate Andy Lane 900 Elizabethton Hwy (Old 19E) Bluff City TN 423-538-7543
Kingston (Paintrock) TN Whitestone Country Inn country cooking elegant candlelight dinners; country cooking meals at bed & breakfast John/Lanelle Holley http://www.bbonline.com/tn/whitestone/
Knoxville TN Chesapeake's seafood   Sam Tipton 500 Henley St 673-3433
Knoxville TN Dead End BBQ bbq   Jon McWhorter 3621 Sutherland Ave    865-212-5655
Knoxville TN Falafel Hut middle eastern dessert pastries Sam Tipton 15th & Clinch behind UT Law School
Knoxville TN Italian Market & Grill     Sallie Guffon  
Knoxville TN Linderhof Restaurant German authentic, excellent Joe Tipton Only one good German beer(!)
Knoxville TN Little City   atlanta-like Sallie Guffon Kingston Pike; jazz some nights
Knoxville TN Puleo's italian/american   Bill Fort  
Knoxville TN Regas full fare old Knoxville establishment David Foy old Knoxville establishment
Knoxville TN Sitar Indian Cuisine Indian   Ronnie Light 6004 Kingston Pike
Knoxville TN Smokey Mtn Market dogs/burgers chili-cheese dog Mike Mullins take-out; drinks in the cooler out front; Chapman Hwy on rt. just across river from town 
Knoxville TN The Grill at Highlands Row steak & seafood   Jon mcWhorter 4705 Old Kingston Pike; 865-851-722
Knoxville TN Wright's Cafeteria country food   Sallie Cuffon 5403 Middlebrook Pike. Mon-Fri/Dinner on T & Th only.
Knoxville TN Ye Old Steak House   Steaks, Hershey bar cake w/ ice cream Bud Ford 6338 Chapman Highway
Knoxville  TN Bogart's      Sallie Guffon Bearden; fun food & menu
Knoxville  TN Chesapeake's seafood   Sallie Guffon Henley, downtown
Knoxville  TN Littons burgers   Sallie Guffon Fountain City
Knoxville  TN Naples italian everything  Salllie Guffon Kingston Pike
Knxoville TN King Tut's Grill Middle Eastern   Jon McWhorter 4132 Martin Mill Pike 865-573-6021
Lawrenceburg TN Rachael's     Mickey Hiter  
Lebanon TN Sunset Rest meat & 3 pies & cobbler Walter Lambert 640  S Cumberland St (closed Wed)
Lynchburg TN Mrs Bobo's family style   Jane George 931-759-7394
Manchester  TN Gasthouse Bistro & Pub German sauerbraten-wed & sat, schnitzels   1401 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN
Martin TN The Hearth buffet   Jeremy George enormous variety of food, downtown
Maryvile  TN Becky's Grill     Jon McWhorter 3856 Laws Chapel Rd  (865) 379-6121
Maryville TN Foothills Milling Co New So cuisine   Mary Line near Wearwood School - near Smokey mtns
Maryville TN Foothills Milling Co fine dining   Scott Williams 315 Washington Street South -  menu changes daily
Maryville  TN w Italian   Walter Lambert  
Mason TN Gus' Fried Chicken chicken     520 U.S. 70, Mason, TN; 901/294-2028
Mason  TN Bozo's BBQ nationally known for BBQ Sanford Gardner near Memphis in Tipton Co
Maynardville TN The 33 Diner diner breakfasts David Foy  
Memphis TN Button's Restaurant   Rolls Erik Clifford  
Memphis TN Central BBQ bbq bbq pork nachos, shoulder    
Memphis TN Cucos Mexican    Mickey Hiter  
Memphis TN Gridley's BBQ bbq ribs Gene Chrisman 4101 Summer Ave,6065 Old Macon Rd,5339 EP Blvd,6430 Winchester
Memphis TN Gus' Fried Chicken fried chicken      
Memphis TN Gus' Fried Chicken chicken     310 South Front Street; 901-527-4877
Memphis TN Interstate BBQ bbq   Guy Fierri 2265 S. Third Street, 150 W. Stateline Road (Southaven MS)
Memphis TN Kozy Korner BBQ   Erik Clifford  
Memphis TN McEwens pasta, fish, beef banana cream pie (expensive) Debbie Willis Monroe & 2nd close to Peabody Hotel; reservations suggested
Memphis TN Rendezvous Ribs   Erik Clifford  
memphis TN Uncle Lou's fried chicken fried, dipped chicken   3633 Millbranch Rd.    Memphis, TN 38116  901.332.2367 near airport
Morristown TN Morningside Place   appetizers: eggplant ramini/salmon roll Walter Lambert small- need reservations
Murfreesboro  TN All Souped Up Soups tuna & chicken salad, different soups every day Kevin Ward  
Murfreesboro  TN Busters Place Burgers cheeseburger & fries Kevin Ward right off Broad
Murfreesboro  TN Slick Pig BBQ smoked wings Kevin Ward about a mile of the square, close to MTSU
Nashvilke TN Neely's BBQ bbq voted #1 in Memphis and in Nashville Mickey Hiter 2292 Rosa Parks Blvd=- in the Metro Center
Nashville TN Cal's Country Kitchen home style-cafeteria   David Floyd Woodruff St off Gallitan Rd in Madison TN
Nashville TN Chappy's cajun   Lee Cannon 1721 Church Street  615-322-9932
Nashville TN Chicago Style Gyros Greek excellent baklava Kathy Burkley Gallatin Rd @ Burchwood Ave (next to McDonalds) Inglewood
Nashville TN Fates Pig & Pie Meat & 3/bbq   Lauren Koch  
Nashville TN Jay's meat & 3   Mary Carrigan Dickerson Rd, just before Broadmore "I bet there is one meat & 3 you have missed"
Nashville TN Joe's BBQ   tacos, carnitas & carne Lauren Koch in the Farmers Market off Jefferson Street
Nashville TN Kien Giang  Asian Vermicelli with pork and shrimp/spring rolls/ fried rice Dennis Wage 5825 Charlotte Pike
Nashville TN Las Americas mexican authentic mexican with mariachi bands Fri & Sat David Hoffner Nolensville Road
Nashville TN Swett;s meat & 3   Arthur Seymour 2725 Clifton St, 615-329-4418
Nashville  TN Bobby's Dairy Dip burgers, fries, shakes   Keith Merry 5301 Charlotte Ave, 615-463-8088
Newport TN Fox & Hounds     Walter Lambert  
Nolensville TN Martin's BBQ BBQ   Andy Brothers 7238 Nolensville, Rd. (615)776-1856
Old Hickory TN Masie's meat & 3 southern cooking from scratch    
Pittsburg Exit TN Oscar's BBQ   Buster Phillips 1/4 mi opposite from fireworks store
Pulaski TN Log Cabin buffet   Betty Townsend just behind the city baseball field
Pulaski/Fayetteville Exit I65 TN Sarge's Shack steakhouse best steaks anywhere Jane George  
Red Bank TN Dub's Place burgers, shakes small burger   4408 Dayton Blvd
Rutledge TN Shine's country food   Walter Lambert  
Sewanee TN Four Seasons Restaurant home cooking dinner buffet Kevin Farris  
Sommerville TN BBQ Store BBQ     17190 US Highway 64 Somerville, TN 38068
Spring Hill TN Country Farms Family Buffet buffet   Mary Carrigan  
Spring Hill TN Jack of Hearts BBQ bbq   Keith Merry 5075 Main St (Columbia Pike) 931-451-7887
Tellico Plains TN Town Square Caf & Bakery meat & 3 breakfast all day Walter Lambert  
Tullahoma TN Piggy's Plaee BBQ bbq   Mickey Hiter 112 North Anderson Street
Wartrace TN My Place   best Thanksgiving buffet ever Ann Woodmore  
Watertown TN Depot Junction southern cooking   Elizabeth Tipton right off the square
White Bluff TN Carl's Perfect Pig BBQ BBQ   David Hungate  
Winchester  TN Hospital Cafeteria     Kevin Farris great food; on hwy to Sewanee
Amarillo TX Big Texan steaks   Lynn Anderson  
Amarillo TX Country Barn Steak House steakhouse beef   cut-to-order, bring beef tableside, family atmosphere
Austin TX Ironworks BBQ bbq brisket, ribs Rachael Ray  
Austin  TX The Old Salt Lick bbq open pit bbq Rachael Ray  
Austin area TX Black's BBQ bbq #1 favorite in Texas-worth the drive Milton Powell 215 Main St, Lockhart TX, 25 mi S of Austin on US 183 
Austin area TX Kreuz Market bbq better atmosphere, not as good as Black's Milton Powell 206 S Commerce St, Lockhart TX
Austin area TX Louis Mueller BBQ bbq   Milton Powell 206 W 2nd Street, Taylor TX <NE of Austin>
Austin area TX Luling City Mkt bbq   Milton Powell 633 Davis St, Luling TX <So of Austin>
Austin area TX Southside Mkt bbq   Milton Powell 1212 US 290, Elgin TX <East of Austin>
Bee Cave TX Barbara Ellens home cooking   Bobby Ogdin between Austin & Pedernales
Dallas TX Sonny Bryan's bbq brisket sandwich Rachael Ray since 1910
Dallas  TX El Phenix mexican   Vince Hatfield great chain
Dallas  TX Fearing's Rest. sw cuisine roast pheasant Emerill  
Dallas (East Dallas) TX Louie's Pizza Bar with great food   1829 N. Henderson  Dallas, TX 75206  (214) 826-0505
Dallas (Paris) TX Good to Go Tacos tacos breakfast tacos   inside Green Spot Gas Station (Dallas) 1146 Peavy Rd
Ft Worth TX Angelo's bbq   Elizabeth Tipton hole-in-the-wall; White Settlement Rd, west of downtown
Ft Worth TX El Phenix mexican   Vince Hatfield great chain
Ft Worth TX Fred's Texas Caf diner steaks, burgers, green chili stew   915 Currie St 817-332-0083
Ft Worth TX Joe T Garcia's Mexican   Elliott Jones 2201N Commerce St
Houston TX Thelma's bbq,  baked pot W/ brisket    
Houston (East Hous) TX Thelma's BBQ        
Lexington TX Snow's  bbq brisket Texas Monthly 50 mi N of Austin; Saturdays only- 8am 'til sold out
Midland TX La Bodega mexican   Vince Hatfield  
Midlnd TX Abuelo's mexican   Vince Hatfield 4610 N Garfield, 915-685-3335
San Antonio TX La Fagota mexican "best restaurant experience I had in ten years on the road" David Hoffner  
San Antonio TX La Fogata mexican   Pam Hoffner where the locals go; free courtesy van pickup from hotels
San Antonio TX Rio Rio mexican   Pam Hoffner on the Riverwalk
Thurber/Mingus Exit TX Smokestack Rest texas style full menu   Weldon Myrick Half way between Weatherford and Abilene TX
Tyler TX County Tavern bbq small menu of ribs & bbq Dan Williams Hwy 31 towards Kilgore, about 20 minutes; inexpensice but incredible, on old honky tonk strip
Tyler TX El Charro mexican don't overlook the chicken fried steak Dan Williams Loop 323 and 5th street
Provo UT Ottavio's Ristorante Italiano Italian Italian 'don't get no better' (Whats it doing in Provo Utah?) Frank Fulton 77 E. Center Ave.
Salt Lake City UT Rico's  Mexican flour tortillas, tamales, beans George Ogdin  
Abingdon  VA Martha Washington Inn fine dining   David Hume 150 West Main Street (Hwy 11)
Alexandria VA Eamonn';s Irish fish & chips Ed Dalch King Street Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria VA Five Guys Burgers burgers & fries Lenny Lynch fresh cut potatoes, fresh baked buns; free peanuts while you wait;107 N Fayette St
Alexandria VA Il Porto Italian   Ed Dalch King Street Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria VA RT's american oysters; catfish w/ shrimp etoufee;corn maque choux Judy Crumrine 703-684-6010; 3804 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria VA Taverna Cretekou Greek   Ed Dalch near Old Town Alexandria
Arlington  VA Carlyle Grande   ribs Judy Crumrine 703-931-0777; 4000 South 28th Street
Charlottesville VA Blue Ridge Pig bbq     (Milledgeford VA)
Charlottesville VA The Spot   Hamburger w/ a Fried Egg-a UVA Favorite Erik Clifford  
Falls Church VA Pistones Italian Inn Itilian prime rib, salad bar Ben Kelley salad bar has everything from caviar to peanut butter
Fredricksburg VA Carl's Frozen Custard       since 1947, family run
Meadows of Dan VA Chateau Morrisette Somewhat European Winery with Excellent Food (Try 'Black Dog') Frank Fulton Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 171.5
Rescue VA Capt Chuck-a-Muck's seafood crab cakes   21088 Marina Rd  Rescue, VA 23314  757-356-1005 (Newport News area)
Richmond  VA Hank's BBQ bbq   Jim Farnham  
Roanoke VA Hotel Roanoke   old-style elegant hotel dining George Ogdin  
Wytheville  VA 1776 Log House Restaurant american in a historic log house; fireplaces; great bar in back Bobby Ogdin 520 E Main St; Hwy 11
Olympia WA Ranch House BBQ bbq bbq salmon    
Seattle  WA Elliot's Seafood   Elliott Jones  
Seattle  WA Tillicum Village Indian village fresh caught salmon, homemade applesauce Scott Williamson take the harbor boat to Tillicum Village
Milwaukee WI Maters Restaurant German Usingers brats    
Christiansburg VA The Farmhouse Southern Farmhouse Varied menu and decent food Frank Fulton North End of Christiansburg
Milwaukee WI Miss Katie's diner breakfast omelettes Rachel Ray  
Milwaukee WI Real Chili        
South Charleston WV Taste of Asia Chinese/Japanese Schezwan Beef,  Sushi Jim Kennedy 236 7th Ave
Sutton WV Caf Camino italian family-owned; 7-course meals; trout Phil Marr I-79, 60 mi NE of Charleston (towards Morgantown)
Wellsburg WV Drovers Inn country food buffalo wings Ben Kelley  
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
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Vienna AUS Dubrovnik E European   Ed Dalch moderate prices, near town center
Vienna AUS Steirer Eck viennese, styrian expensive Ed Dalch  
Vienna AUS Waldschenke   roast chicken, veer, wine Ed Dalch In Maurvach, small town in the Wienerwald above Vienna )rustic setting outside garden
Brussels BEL Chez Leon mussels   Ed Dalch just of Grand Place, Rue de Bouchers, moderate prices
Brussels BEL Ogdnblick french, velgian   Ed Dalch just of Grand Place, fairly expensive
Brussels BEL Roy d'Espagne bar, sidewalk caf   Ed Dalch On the Grand Place, reasonable
Bermuda BER Aggie's pastries/coffee organic, scones HGTV family owned, eat in garden by the harbor
Clearwater ENG Acropal Greek Restaurant Greek   Michael Spriggs corner of Sunset & US19W: totally authentic
London ENG LaGavaroche   in Mayfair, Iveys in the theather district Jim Brownlow  
Warsaw POL Fukier traditional polish   Ed Dalch In Warsaw's Old Town
San Juan PR El San Juan Hotel Tequila Bar mexican good tequila selection Buster Phillips