The BEST Episodes of Man v. Food

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2020

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.

Feast Special

#1 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Charlotte, NC

#2 - 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.

star 10.00
1 votes
Jackson, MS

#3 - 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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Green Bay, WI

#4 - 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.

star 9.50
2 votes
Milwaukee, WI

#5 - 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.

star 9.34
44 votes
Dallas, TX

#6 - Dallas, TX

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 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.

star 9.29
41 votes
Niagara Falls

#7 - Niagara Falls

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.74
76 votes
New Haven, CT

#8 - New Haven, CT

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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

star 8.54
61 votes
Street Eats Special

#9 - 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.

star 8.45
11 votes
Boston, MA

#10 - Boston, MA

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 15, 2009

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

star 8.45
185 votes
Portsmouth, NH

#11 - 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.

star 8.42
12 votes
St. Paul, MN

#12 - 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.

star 8.40
10 votes
Route 66

#13 - 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.

star 8.29
14 votes
Baltimore, MD

#14 - Baltimore, MD

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.22
96 votes
Sacramento, CA

#15 - Sacramento, CA

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 29, 2010

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

star 8.21
108 votes
Indianapolis, IN

#16 - Indianapolis, IN

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.16
142 votes
Minneapolis, MN

#17 - Minneapolis, MN

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.08
182 votes
Hartford, CT

#18 - 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.

star 8.04
136 votes
Omaha, NE

#19 - 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.

star 8.00
3 votes
Wilmington, North Carolina

#20 - 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.

star 8.00
13 votes
Providence, Rhode Island

#21 - Providence, Rhode Island

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 20, 2019

Casey Webb's cross-country culinary trek brings him to Providence, Rhode Island. He starts with a decadent brioche doughnut that's topped with brunch all-stars and then heads for the sea to dig oysters for a fresh feast. Finally, he faces three 24-ounce milkshakes at a creamery that has been dishing treats since 1928.

star 8.00
13 votes
Austin, TX

#22 - Austin, TX

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 17, 2008

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

star 7.99
169 votes
Des Moines, IA

#23 - Des Moines, IA

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.96
133 votes
Salt Lake City, UT

#24 - Salt Lake City, UT

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.94
174 votes
Phoenix, AZ

#25 - Phoenix, AZ

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.94
146 votes