The Worst Episodes of Kitchen Nightmares (US)

Last Updated: Mar 5, 2019

Gordon Ramsay's British series gets made over for American Television. In this series, Ramsay will hit the road to help many a struggling restaurant find the path to success in just one week.

Revisited #1

#1 - Revisited #1

Season 2 - Episode 13

Chef Ramsay revisits Handlebar (Long Island), Casa Roma (Lancaster) and Black Pearl (New York).

star 6.78
32 votes
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Café Hon

#2 - Café Hon

Season 4 - Episode 15

Chef Ramsay heads to Baltimore, MD, and immediately has his hands full when he visits Café Hon, a Southern Comfort eatery in need not only of a restaurant renovation but also a public image makeover. The owner of Café Hon has come under fire from the city of Baltimore for trademarking the word "Hon," a term of endearment for Baltimore culture. Find out if the restaurant revamp and renewed public image will be enough to win back the city of Baltimore and revive its tradition of southern comfort cooking.

star 6.81
33 votes

#3 - Chiarella's

Season 4 - Episode 16

Chef Ramsay visits the "City of Brotherly Love" to check in on family-owned Italian restaurant Chiarella's. Although the Philadelphia eatery boasts over 30 years of business, Chef Ramsay is shocked by the restaurant's outdated menu, sloppy service and disorganized staff. Find out if Chef Ramsay is able to infuse the restaurant with classic Italian flair and revive its lackluster dining experience.

star 7.03
36 votes
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Revisited: Gordon Returns

#4 - Revisited: Gordon Returns

Season 1 - Episode 11

In this special two hour season premiere, Chef Gordon Ramsay wants to see if all of his hard work paid off, when he returns to check up on six of the failing restaurants he helped turn around.

star 7.20
41 votes
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Revisited #1

#5 - Revisited #1

Season 4 - Episode 5

Chef Ramsay returns to eateries he's helped in the past, including DownCity in Providence, R.I.; Classic American in West Babylon, N.Y.; and Davide in Boston.

star 7.24
76 votes
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Revisited #2

#6 - Revisited #2

Season 3 - Episode 8

Over the years, Chef Gordon Ramsay has helped numerous restaurant owners get back on their feet by laying the groundwork for their failing restaurants to succeed. It's been a while since Chef Ramsay first paid a visit to these restaurants, so he decides to check in with some of the restaurant owners he has helped in the past and find out if his advice has been put to good use. Find out if he will be pleased with the restaurants' progress or if he will find even more problems than before.

star 7.27
65 votes
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#7 - Blackberry's

Season 4 - Episode 1

Chef Ramsay heads to New Jersey in hope of helping the owners of Blackberry's improve their service and food quality.

star 7.30
119 votes
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#8 - Davide

Season 3 - Episode 6

Chef Ramsay visits Davide, a restaurant in Boston, MA. Find out if he will be able to turn the restaurant around or if it will be forced to close its doors forever.

star 7.30
89 votes
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#9 - Zocalo

Season 4 - Episode 17

Chef Gordon Ramsay visits University City, Pennsylvania, in the heart of West Philadelphia. The thriving neighborhood houses Zocalo, an authentic Mexican restaurant run by longtime employees-turned-owners Greg and Mary Russell.

star 7.32
57 votes
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Café Tavolini

#10 - Café Tavolini

Season 3 - Episode 9

Chef Ramsay's next restaurant project is Café Tavolini in Bridgeport, CT. Find out if his experience and expertise will help transform the eatery into a success or if Café Tavolini will have to shut its doors.

star 7.33
75 votes
Return to Amy's Baking Company

#11 - Return to Amy's Baking Company

Season 6 - Episode 1

Chef Ramsay pays another visit to the defiant owners of Amy's Baking Company.

star 7.35
221 votes
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Barefoot Bob's

#12 - Barefoot Bob's

Season 5 - Episode 5

star 7.35
97 votes
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#13 - Seascape

Season 1 - Episode 4

Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Seascape, a mother and son run restaurant located in Islip, NY. Ramsay must work together with a hard-headed chef, along with an inexperienced owner, to make some much needed changes to bring the customers back and to save the mother and son relationship.

star 7.35
175 votes
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Nino's Italian Restaurant

#14 - Nino's Italian Restaurant

Season 5 - Episode 10

star 7.38
85 votes
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#15 - Fleming

Season 2 - Episode 11

Gordon Ramsay heads to Florida to help the owners of Fleming, a Danish restaurant in Miami, Florida. The husband and wife team bought the business eight years ago in the hope of continuing the place's success, but started losing money rapidly. With a Cuban chef cooking Nordic cuisine and a filthy kitchen, things go from bad to worse until it all comes to a head on relaunch night.

star 7.39
49 votes
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#16 - Zeke's

Season 3 - Episode 13

Chef Ramsay heads to New Orleans, LA, to help transform Zeke's Restaurant. Will he be able to breathe new life and add some spice into this Southern eatery?

star 7.40
51 votes
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Grasshopper Also

#17 - Grasshopper Also

Season 3 - Episode 5

Chef Ramsay visits Carlstadt, NJ, restaurant Grasshopper. Find out if Chef Ramsay will be able to turn the restaurant around or if it will be forced to close its doors forever.

star 7.40
86 votes
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Sante La Brea

#18 - Sante La Brea

Season 1 - Episode 21

Chef Ramsey treks to Los Angeles and the Santa La Brea restaurant and finds that the owner is financially strapped and gets no respect from his staff. To make things worse he has spoiled ingredients and very few customers. Then the police arrive for an incident.

star 7.42
41 votes
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Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine

#19 - Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine

Season 5 - Episode 4

star 7.43
117 votes
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Revisited No. 8

#20 - Revisited No. 8

Season 5 - Episode 6

star 7.45
76 votes
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Revisited #2

#21 - Revisited #2

Season 2 - Episode 10

Chef Ramsay comes back to Sante La Brea and Giuseppi's to see if they have improved or not. He also takes a look at some of his noteworthy kitchen fights over that time.

star 7.48
69 votes
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#22 - Luigi's

Season 4 - Episode 4

Chef Ramsay lends his expertise to the owners of a failing California eatery called Luigi's.

star 7.48
78 votes
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Mama Marias

#23 - Mama Marias

Season 5 - Episode 3

Chef Ramsay heads to Mama Maria's in Brooklyn. This Italian restaurant and pizzeria was passed down from mother to son more than 25 years ago, but has proven to be more of a burden than a family gem. The owner is exhausted from trying to make ends meet for his family, which in turn has taken a toll on the staff, food and overall performance of the restaurant. Chef Ramsay is disgusted to find 12 freezers filled with rancid and inedible pre-made meals and he reaches his breaking point when one diner needs an ambulance after eating a defrosted piece of seafood. When Chef Ramsay levels with this owner, he leaves him in tears. Find out if Ramsay's push was enough to wake this owner and save his family and restaurant.

star 7.49
123 votes
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Classic American

#24 - Classic American

Season 3 - Episode 2

Chef Ramsay visits Classic American in suburban West Babylon, NY, a restaurant struggling to make ends meet with mounting debt and whose two inexperienced owners are fighting to keep their American dream alive. Owners Colleen and Naomi, former waitresses at Classic American, purchased the restaurant years ago, but their lack of business experience proves to be too much for the business to handle. Chef Ramsay has his hands full with a disorganized staff and a disappointing menu, but after observing dinner service, he realizes the restaurant's problems are rooted in the lack of leadership and communication in the kitchen. In the most emotional Kitchen Nightmares episode to date, Chef Ramsay is forced to stage an intervention with the staff and help the restaurant find its way with a modern spin on classic American fare. Find out if better communication and a new menu will be enough to keep the restaurant's doors open.

star 7.50
101 votes
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#25 - Lela's

Season 1 - Episode 8

Chef Ramsay tries to rev up business for Lela's, an upscale restaurant in desperate need of clientele. When Gordon gets in the kitchen and starts criticizing the menu items, the executive chef is less than thrilled and they have a showdown in front of the entire staff. Find out if the changes stick and if owner Lela will withstand this type of behaviour in her restaurant.

star 7.50
170 votes
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