The BEST Episodes of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 25, 2019
Network: Food Network
Host Guy Fieri travels across America in search of the best diners, drive-ins and dives. He visits classic "greasy spoon" restaurants and talks to staff and customers about the food. Episodes often feature eateries linked by a common theme, such as burgers or comfort food.
#1 - In The Family
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2008
Benny's Seafood Restaurant (South Miami, FL), Chaps Pit Beef (Baltimore, MD), Burger Bar (Roy, UT) Guy Fieri checks out some great family-run joints including a Baltimore favorite for pit beef with Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman. Next in Miami, visit a stop with recipes all the way from Puerto Rico and in Salt Lake City, a classic drive in burger joint.
#2 - Pizza, Pancakes, and Pork
Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 7, 2011
This trip, triple D is all over the triple P. In Detroit, Michigan, a pizza joint crankin' out pies with totally homemade toppings, and a unique crepe-filled lasagna. In Virginia Beach, Virginia, a beachside breakfast favorite the locals come running to for their citrus orange glazed pancakes and innovative benedicts. And in Chicago, Illinois, the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.
#3 - Something Different
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 14, 2008
Dot's Back Inn (Richmond, VA), Scully's Tavern (Miami, FL), Hillbilly Hotdogs (Lesage, WV) Guy Fieri rolls out to find some places doing great food their own unique way: The West Virginia joint built into a couple of old busses, where they’re serving one pound deep fried hot dogs – and three pound burgers; The Florida bar that’s doing classic French escargot and fresh mahi mahi sandwiches; and in Virginia, what looks like just another café’, but with a classically trained chef who’s making it all from scratch – from chicken with feta, white wine and artichokes, to home made pesto.
#4 - Meat Madness
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 16, 2012
This trip, Guy goes all animal. In Charleston, South Carolina, the husband and wife duo flying high for all things bird, like a duck club with homemade garlic mayo. In Queens, New York, a Cuban family crankin' out totally traditional steak and chicken dishes, like ropa vieja and arroz con pollo. And in Vancouver, British Columbia, the bar turned sausage joint stuffing, casing, and serving up links like the Thai chicken sausage.
#5 - L.A. Eats
Season 17 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 8, 2013
This trip Guy's got visitors — a whole cast of 'em! In this comedy-filled, star-studded episode, Guy gets a visit from Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade, the stars of the film Grown Ups 2, and invites them along for the Los Angeles ride. First, the Filipino barbecue joint that's got everyone going bonkers over the cornbread and the coconut beef. Then they're off to a decades-old family-run Italian joint, where they're piling up monster sandwiches and some meatball madness.
#6 - All Kinds of Barbecue
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 7, 2008
The Shed (Ocean Springs, MS), The Joint (New Orleans, LA), Texas Pride BBQ (Adkins, TX) Guy Fieri takes a Southern swing to check out different varieties of BBQ including a Mississippi barbecue "dive" where the locals like it sweet, a New Orleans, a little place doing North Carolina style pulled pork and outside San Antonio, Tx., visits a sprawling barbecue complex.
#7 - BBQ Road Show
Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired May 28, 2012
This trip, Guy's tucking in the napkin and gettin' into some righteous barbecue. In Dallas, the barbecue stand tucked into a farmers' market, dishing out classic beef brisket and Carolina pork. And outside Las Vegas, the longtime meat market turning its knives on fresh sausage and slow-cooked ribs.
#8 - Unexpected Eats
Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired May 7, 2012
This trip, Guy's going for some unique chow. In Stillwater, Minn., get a pirate's take on barbecue and a sadist twist on hot wings. In Santa Rosa, Calif., Guy's own joint serves up his twist on Asian, Mexican and Italian. And in Portsmouth, Va., check out an epic hot dog joint turning its attention on chicken dumplings.
#9 - Regional Favorites
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 24, 2008
Charlie Parker's (Springfield, IL), Virginia Diner (Wakefield, VA), Tecolote Cafe (Santa Fe, NM) Guy Fieri journeys from the East Coast to the southwest for regional specialties including classic Southern cooking at a landmark diner in Virginia; the Horseshoe Sandwich at a steel Quonset hut in Springfield, Ill; and red and green chili, the signature dishes of New Mexico at a joint in Santa Fe.
#10 - Porkapalooza
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired May 24, 2010
At Last Cafe (Long Beach, CA), Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint (Nolensville, TN), Virgil's Cafe (Bellevue, KY) This trip Guy hits the road for pork from coast to coast. On Saint Simons Island, Georgia, a barbeque joint where the pit master's been perfecting pulled pork since he was a kid. In Bellevue, Kentucky, a local cafe making Andouille sausage from scratch. And in Long Beach, California, a neighborhood favorite where they're stuffing honey-marinated pork chops with granny smiths and cranberries.
#11 - Real Deal BBQ
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2007
Jay Bee's Bar-B-Que (Gardena, CA), Smoque (Chicago, IL), BBQ Shack (Paola, KS) Guy travels to LA, Chicago, and Kansas City for some real BBQ.
#12 - Comfort Food
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2008
Tip Top Cafe (San Antonio, TX), Grampa's Bakery & Restaurant (Dania Beach, FL), Blue Moon Cafe (Baltimore, MD), Central City Cafe (Huntington, WV) Guy Fieri uncovers some of America's greatest comfort food including a Baltimore cafe with a variety of French Toast, a third-generation family place in San Antonio with comfort food Texas style, a bakery-turned-restaurant in south Florida and a Huntington, W.V. cafe with home made cornbread
#13 - Fast Food Their Way
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 21, 2010
Northern Waters Smokehaus (Diluth, MN), Rainbow Drive-in (Honolulu, HI) This trip Guy's pulling up for a different kind of fast food. In Honolulu, Hawaii, a 48-year-old drive-in where burgers and dogs come with rice and macaroni salad. In Nashville, Tennessee, a Jamaican cafeteria at the farmer's market serving mango chutney chicken and curried goat. And in parking lots all over Los Angeles, California, a taco truck doing Chinese-Mexican fusion.
#14 - From the Heart
Season 17 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 12, 2013
This trip, Guy's hittin' up some spots putting their heart and soul into everything they do. In Carlsbad, Calif., the family-owned Italian joint staying true to a long-standing ravioli recipe. In Troutdale, Ore., the ages-old riverside tavern crankin' out killer sloppy joes. And in San Francisco, the Mexican joint with a real deal chef servin' up authentic Mexican dishes like quesadillas, tortas and pozole rojo.
#15 - Where The Locals Go
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 23, 2008
Matthews Cafeteria (Tucker, GA), The Rivershack Tavern (Jefferson, LA), Monte Carlo Steak House (Albuquerque, NM) Guy Fieri finds local favorites from a third generation cafeteria outside Atlanta that serves Southern favorites, a Louisiana bar with a culinary school grad who's making everything from rabbit to turtle soup; and the Albuquerque, N.M. steakhouse you can enter through the liquor store.
#16 - Turn On Traditional
Season 15 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 12, 2012
This trip, Guy's gettin' a taste of traditional recipes, with a kick. In Chesterfield, Mo., the Mexican joint serving up a turn on mom's pork chile verde. In Boston, a second generation lobster shack turning heads with cod cakes and lobster mac and cheese. And in Syracuse, N.Y., the real deal Irish pub stuffing the Rueben into fritters and layin' out an Irish meatloaf.
#17 - A Festival of Flavor
Season 17 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 17, 2013
This trip Guy's pullin' over for the bounty of the county. In Denver, the throwback bar going gangster on a short rib burger and a savory apple strudel. In Tempe, Ariz., the Pakistani spot serving up authentic goat and Tandoori chicken. And in Philadelphia, a local's joint crankin' out chicken pie without the pot and awesome grilled octopus.
#18 - Grabbin'a Sandwich
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 13, 2008
Moochie's Meatballs & More (Salt Lake City, UT), Cemita's Puebla (Chicago, IL), Tioli's Crazee Burger (San Diego, CA) Guy Fieri pulls up for a sandwich: In Salt Lake City, a old pottery school making homemade meatball subs and a cheesesteak done Philly-style; in San Diego, 30 kinds of burgers including ostrich, alligator and Angus beef and in Chicago, a one-of-a-kind Mexican sandwich.
#19 - Flavortown Medley
Season 15 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 1, 2012
This trip, Guy's diggin' into all kinds of fantastic flavors. In Memphis, the bar turned bistro offering low brow favorites like duck fried rice and Jack Daniels bread pudding. In Haleiwa, Hawaii, the food truck rocking out Thai short ribs and crunchy local shrimp. And in Baltimore, Guy revisits a joint firing up the grills for the signature taste of pit beef sandwiches.
#20 - You Called It
Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2010
Gordy's Hi-Hat (Cloquet, MN), Paul's Coffee Shop (Fountain Valley, CA), Rick's White Light Diner (Frankfort, KY) Guy Fieri checks out eateries suggested by viewers, including an old diner in Frankfort, Ky.; a burger joint in Cloquet, Minn.; and a coffee shop in Fountain Valley, Cal.
#21 - Timeless Traditions
Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 24, 2013
This trip Guy gets the lowdown on some longstanding traditions. In Philadelphia, the Jamaican joint going all out authentic with the jerk chicken. In Scottsdale, Ariz., the decades-old family joint servin' all kinds of sandwiches, and a time-tested sausage recipe. And in Denver, Guy's diving into some serious soul food for rabbit and chitlings.
#22 - Real Deal Fast Food
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2008
Joe's Farm Grill (Gilbert, AZ), Maria's Taco Express (Austin, TX), Panini Pete's (Fairhope, AL) Guy Fieri tracks down some great places that prove fast food can also be great food. In Fairhope, Ala., pressed panini sandwiches, filled with everything homemade; in Austin, Tx., homemade tacos done every which way; and in Gilbert, Az., a fast food joint right on the farm.
#23 - Farm To Table
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 28, 2010
Blackwater Grill (St. Simons Island, GA), Comet Ping Pong (Washington DC), Wallace Station (Versailles, KY) This trip Guy's getting it straight from the farm ... and the ocean. In Midway, Kentucky, a sandwich joint putting local flavor into their home made bread. On Saint Simons Island, Georgia, a vacation hot spot serving the low-country catch and Cajun coastal favorites. And in Washington, DC, a pizza joint/ping pong parlor where folks can hit the tables for a quick game and order pizza with red sauce that's straight off the vine.
#24 - South Beach Sizzle
Season 24 - Episode 9 - Aired May 6, 2016
This trip, Guy's hitting culinary hot spots in South Beach, Fla. First, a real-deal taqueria servin' up scratch-made tortillas and grasshopper tacos. Then, an authentic German joint cooking up standout sauerbraten and killer currywurst. Plus, a poolside oasis dishin' out legit paella and homemade linguine.
#25 - Wings, Dogs and Claws
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2010
Oohhs & Aahhs Gourmet Deli (Washington DC), The Brick (Kansas City, MO), The Lobster Shanty (Salem, MA) This trip Guy checks out some serious scratch cooking. In Washington, DC, a soul food joint serving up chicken wings smothered in house made buffalo sauce. In Kansas City, Missouri, a live music spot cranking out a bacon-wrapped, beer-battered, deep-fried hot dog. And in Salem, Massachusetts, a seafood shack doing a lobster martini ... and yes, it comes with a claw. The Lobster Shanty 25 Front St Salem, MA (978) 745-5449 www.lobstershantysalem.com The Brick 1727 McGee St Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 421-1634 thebrickkcmo.com Oohhs & Aahhs Gourmet Deli 1005 U St NW Washington, DC (202) 667-7142 www.oohhsnaahhs.com