The BEST episodes of Man v. Food

Every episode of Man v. Food ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Man v. Food!

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.

Last Updated: 2/1/2023Network:Cooking Channel
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Jackson, MS
star
10.00
1 votes

#1 - Jackson, MS

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/11/2012

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.

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Oahu, HI
star
10.00
1 votes

#2 - Oahu, HI

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 11/30/2011

Adam is on the island of Oahu for some Hawaiian-style hot dogs and spicy and scampi-flavored shrimp. His trip concludes when he coaches a native Hawaiian mother in the massive 5 lb. Moose Omelet Challenge.

Milwaukee, WI
star
9.35
43 votes

#3 - Milwaukee, WI

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/3/2011

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.

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Dallas, TX
star
9.30
40 votes

#4 - Dallas, TX

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/17/2011

Adam Richman is in Dallas, Texas to try a variety of authentic German sausages, some Texas-style brisket, and to guide the hungry member of Man V. Food Nation, Pete MacGillis, through the Super Pho Challenge at Sprouts SpringRoll & Pho.

Green Bay, WI
star
9.00
1 votes

#5 - Green Bay, WI

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/2/2011

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.

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Niagara Falls
star
8.81
74 votes

#6 - Niagara Falls

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/15/2010

Adam is in Niagara Falls, NY, the honeymoon capital of the world. Adam has a date at Mick and Angelo's for their 7-lbs. pasta challenge.

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New Haven, CT
star
8.71
56 votes

#7 - New Haven, CT

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2011

Adam Richman heads to New Haven, CT, to taste the original hamburger, a signature Clams Casino Pie and to help Man v. Food Nation member Ric Best take on the Caseus Cheese Truck Challenge

Boston, MA
star
8.41
177 votes

#8 - Boston, MA

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/15/2009

Adam takes on the 10-pound Eagle's Challenge Burger at Eagles Deli.

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Sacramento, CA
star
8.29
104 votes

#9 - Sacramento, CA

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/29/2010

Adam visits the California State Fair for fried food on a stick; Jim Denny's.

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Street Eats Special
star
8.22
9 votes

#10 - Street Eats Special

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/28/2011

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.

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Baltimore, MD
star
8.22
92 votes

#11 - Baltimore, MD

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/28/2009

Adam’s search for the best grub in the US takes him to Baltimore, MD, for some pit beef, blue crabs and the Great Steak Challenge.

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Indianapolis, IN
star
8.16
137 votes

#12 - Indianapolis, IN

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/19/2010

Adam visited Indianapolis, capital of Indiana and home of the legendary Indianapolis 500 motor race. His first stop was the Edwards Drive-In diner, known for its signature 1/2-pound, deep-fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich; Adam, however, was presented with a "Man"-sized version of the sandwich at his table.

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St. Paul, MN
star
8.13
8 votes

#13 - St. Paul, MN

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/5/2011

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.

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Portsmouth, NH
star
8.08
12 votes

#14 - Portsmouth, NH

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/20/2011

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.

Minneapolis, MN
star
8.04
180 votes

#15 - Minneapolis, MN

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/25/2009

Adam Richman meets up with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods at Brasa Premium Rotisserie. Then, Adam visits Matt's Bar, 5-8 Club and Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit to take on The Meterbratwurst Challenge.

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Des Moines, IA
star
7.99
129 votes

#16 - Des Moines, IA

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/6/2010

Fifteen minutes isn't much time to finish a challenge, but it's all Adam Richman's got to complete the Adam Emmenecker Challenge at Jethro's BBQ; also on Adam's stop are two more notable restaurants in Iowa's capital city.

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Hartford, CT
star
7.98
132 votes

#17 - Hartford, CT

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/16/2009

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.

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Salt Lake City, UT
star
7.96
170 votes

#18 - Salt Lake City, UT

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/7/2010

Adam takes on the Hellfire Challenge in which Adam must eat super spicy sushi rolls and prior to the actual rolls he must qualify though 3 lesser hot dishes.

Austin, TX
star
7.95
160 votes

#19 - Austin, TX

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/17/2008

Adam takes on Don Juan El Taco Grande -- seven huge breakfast tacos at Juan in a Million

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Phoenix, AZ
star
7.92
144 votes

#20 - Phoenix, AZ

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/15/2010

Adam takes on 12 slider style hamburgers with onion rings at Chompies restaurant and Adam must complete the meal in 30 minutes or less.

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Puerto Rico
star
7.86
196 votes

#21 - Puerto Rico

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/21/2010

Adam visits Puerto Rico to take on the Vaca Acostá Challenge and attempts to eat a nine pound steak platter and to win the challenge he must complete the meal in 40 minutes or less.

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Atlanta, GA
star
7.85
98 votes

#22 - Atlanta, GA

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/7/2009

Adam takes on the 13-pound Carnivore Pizza at Big Pie in the Sky pizzeria

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San Antonio, TX
star
7.84
235 votes

#23 - San Antonio, TX

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/5/2009

Adam travels to the Lone Star State and visits Lulu’s Bakery and Café for their 3 1/2-lb. cinnamon roll. Then he’ll head to Big Lou’s Pizza and Chunky’s Burgers for the Four Horsemen Challenge.

Jersey Shore
star
7.83
105 votes

#24 - Jersey Shore

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/25/2010

Adam heads to the Jersey Shore for some beach side cuisine. He samples a Trenton-style tomato pie before taking on the Ludicrous Wings Challenge at The Chicken or the Egg in Beach Haven.

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Detroit, MI
star
7.83
86 votes

#25 - Detroit, MI

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/4/2009

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.

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