The BEST Episodes of Man v. Food
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019
Network: Cooking Channel
Every region has its own local culture and flavor. One of the best ways for a traveler to immerse him or herself in new destinations is to taste these unique dishes. This taste exploration allows even the strictest of dieters the freedom to indulge. In the new series, Travel Channel's Man v. Food, host Adam Richman sets out to travel the country in search of the best places to do some serious indulging. Starting season 5, Casey Webb took over as host.
#1 - Omaha, NE
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 26, 2011
Adam is in Omaha, NE, to try the finest cuts from the cattle country, including a massive cold cut sandwich to a whisky-soaked steak. Then, Adam coaches a local DJ through 8 lbs. of pork and corn in the Pig Wing Challenge.
#2 - Green Bay, WI
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 2, 2011
Adam is at the NFL's opening game in Green Bay, WI, to showcase the city’s best game day eats, including butter burgers, brats & cheese curds. He coaches Packers fans through a 93-ounce burger called the Gravedigger Challenge.
#3 - Feast Special
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 16, 2011
From the original Thanksgiving dinner to an Amish spread, Adam explores the nation for the best places to dig into hearty helpings of family style feasts.
#4 - Charlotte, NC
Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 9, 2011
Adam is in Charlotte, NC, to taste of a four-tier cheeseburger and glistening fried chicken. Then, he coaches a college freshman in taking down the Big Eats challenge: 25 pulled pork sliders and fries adding up to five pounds.
#5 - Jackson, MS
Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 11, 2012
Adam is in Jackson, MS, for a true taste of home-style Southern cooking: from fall off the bone BBQ, to a comfort food buffet. He also coaches a vegetarian through a three-patty hamburger and fries called the Whammy Challenge.
#6 - Boise, ID
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 22, 2018
Casey Webb ventures to beautiful Boise, Idaho, for a sushi and soup challenge so diabolically spicy, it goes by the name of Demon's Delight.
#7 - Savannah, GA
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 11, 2018
Casey travels down to Georgia to take on a four-pound pulled pork sandwich.
#8 - Street Eats Special
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 28, 2011
Adam journeys to Tampa, NY and LA to find the country's best food trucks. He samples tacos and waffles before ending his trip in LA to help "Big Dawg" take on the White Rabbit Burrito Challenge.
#9 - Detroit, MI
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 4, 2009
Adam visits Detroit, MI, to take on the massive Triple Threat Pork sandwich, 2 dueling Coney Dog joints and the world’s biggest burger at Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar.
#10 - St. Paul, MN
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 5, 2011
Adam is in St. Paul, MN sampling authentic Neapolitan pizza and a baked potato topped with every BBQ side. Finally, Adam coaches the youthful Jon Wolf to eat 2 spicy Juicy Lucy’s and 2-lbs. of fries in 45 minutes.
#11 - Sacramento, California
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 2, 2019
Casey Webb swings into Sacramento, Calif., for three gold-standard meals from the Golden State; a perfectly fried Chinese-American chicken, a savory waffle stack and a school's worth of raw fish and rice in a five-round sushi challenge.
#12 - Milwaukee, WI
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 3, 2011
Adam is in Milwaukee to sample some of the city's finest meats. Then he meets a behemoth of an eater to help him devour a huge burger, fries, and six blazing-hot wings in less than 23 minutes.
#13 - Saint Paul, MN
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 23, 2018
Casey takes on a terrible twosome of crepes and Thai rolled ice cream.
#14 - Portsmouth, NH
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 20, 2011
Adam visits Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a taste of some historical hot dogs, an outrageously loaded omelet and then to guide Man V. Food Nation member Paul "Chappy" Chapman through the Slapshot Challenge at JP's Eatery.
#15 - Indianapolis, IN
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 6, 2018
Casey travels to Indianapolis to battle a beast of a tenderloin sandwich.
#16 - Orange County, CA
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 2, 2018
Casey cruises into California to take down a spicy three-pound burger.
#17 - Route 66
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 24, 2011
Adam takes a road trip down Route 66, and his palatable pit stops include mouthwatering steak and frozen custard. Adam's trip ends in Tulsa, OK to lead a former Navy officer in his mission to eat 23 puffy tacos in 90 minutes.
#18 - Tucson, Arizona
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 24, 2019
Casey Webb's eating expedition brings him to Tucson, Arizona, where he faces off with a cheese and chile tamale pie with pulled pork, avocado hollandaise and more; a bacon-wrapped hot dog taco; the rib-diculous challenge of two full racks of ribs
#19 - Little Rock, AR
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 25, 2009
Adam Richman visits Little Rock, AR, for the mammoth Quadruple Hubcap Burger; a huge community barbecue; and the Shut Up Juice spicy pulled-pork challenge at The Mean Pig BBQ.
#20 - Seattle, WA
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 18, 2017
Casey Webb travels to Seattle where he climbs a Mount Fuji-sized burger and takes on seven terrifyingly spicy Buffalo wings that have defeated over 5,000 challengers.
#21 - Baltimore, MD
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 25, 2018
Casey's eating expedition brings him to Baltimore for a four-pound pho fight.
#22 - Atlanta, GA
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 4, 2018
Casey heads to Atlanta for a five-pound mountain of tater tot nachos.
#23 - Omaha, Nebraska
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 6, 2019
Casey Webb heads to Omaha to satisfy his hunger in the heartland. He chows down on a historic Reuben sandwich, a soul food feast featuring fried chicken from a 100-year-old recipe and a monstrous pile of pork with all the breakfast fixings weighing more than 3 pounds.
#24 - Hartford, CT
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 16, 2009
Adam Richman is off to Hartford, CT, for some humongous hot dogs, steamed cheeseburgers and a 10-pound super-stuffed pizza challenge at Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza Shop.
#25 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 9, 2019
Casey Webb visits Wilmington, N.C., for a barbecue bonanza, a crazy burrito and a big, bad behemoth in the undefeated Pierogi Team Challenge.