7 of Guy Fieri’s Favorite Bites in Southern CA
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Previously, we lusted longingly at seven restaurants that Guy Fieri visited in Northern California. We got a lot of positive response from readers, and decided to take a look at 7 restaurants Guy Fieri likes to visit in Southern California. Come take a road trip with us and discover new places to put on your “Must Eat” list! Everybody seems to love following this “guy” around; he’s just so lively, fun, and gets to live out our dreams of traveling the country eating food for free! Ha.
We’ll focus on 7 cities in Southern California where Guy Fieri has filmed episodes of his Food Network television hit, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” , namely the cities of:
- Fountain Valley
- Long Beach
- Palm Springs
- Santa Barbara
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601 Sumner St, Bakersfield
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 9, Season 22
A blend of Basque Northern Spain-style cuisine and American-style staples with breakfast, lunch, appetizer, soup, and salad entrees. They have cocktails available with every meal. They boast the “best breakfast in Bakersfield.”
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The oxtail and garlic fried chicken.
2 . Burbank
2018 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 2, Season 17
Serving home-style chili since 1946, this restaurant calls itself “Burbank’s Favorite Chili.” Chili John’s has three toppings you can choose with your beef, chicken, or vegetarian chili bowl: spaghetti, rice, or beans. They serve more than chili, though. You can order sloppy joe’s, tuna salad sandwiches, chili fries, chili dogs, tater tots, sweet potato fries, onion rings, and of course, chili by the bowl. For dessert, you can order whole lemon, pineapple, and chocolate mud pies.
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The midwestern-style chili.
3 . Fountain Valley
Paul’s Coffee Shop
16947 Bushard St, Fountain Valley
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 9, Season 12
You can definitely tell a military veteran owns this intimate diner establishment, as the walls are decorated in copious amounts of memorabilia, photos, and the stainless-steel food tray your meal gets served on (if you order the S.O.S. meal).
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The S.O.S. house special, which is “hamburger gravy on scrambled eggs, white toast, and potatoes.”
4 . Indio
Pablo’s Tacos and Beer
42425 Jackson St, Indio
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 14, Season 35
This unassuming sports bar serves tasty Mexican appetizer, breakfast burritos, and dinner, including seafood entrees like oysters and shrimp. It’s name is actually Los Pablos Birriera y Taquera, but the gringos call it “Pablo’s Tacos and Beer.”
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The torta ahogada and quesadilla taco au-jus.
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5 . Long Beach
4114 E 3rd St, Long Beach
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 3, Season 20
This diner had me when I saw they were described as having the best brunch in Long Beach and for having a vibe that is “quirky and snappy.” With menu items like “Blue Crab Scrambled Eggs” and “Breakfast Bruschetta”, I am definitely putting this place on my Must-Eat list!
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The pot roast and some scones.
6 . Palm Springs
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 12, Season 26
If you ever feel homesick for that kosher New York deli vibe, this is the place you need to eat. They have bagels on the side, pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, tuna, turkey, chicken, French dip, and brisket sandwiches, plus burgers, “impossible” burgers, liverwurst, plus soups and salads. If you’re feeling frisky, order the Matzah Ball soup or something off the appetizer menu like gefilte fish, stuffed cabbage, chopped liver, and a potato and meat “Stuffed Kishka” sausage. The bakery is a whole other delicious ball game! Click here to see their menu for the bakery. https://shermansdeli.com/bakery/ You might even see famous celebrities ordering food while you’re there; this place is a hot spot for the rich and glam!
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The latkes and turkey pastrami.
7 . Santa Barbara
Shaloob’s Funk Zone Patio
220 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Episode 1, Season 37
They have a “late night” happy hour from 9 to 10 p.m. with half-priced appetizers and drinks. Customers love their street corn, Baja fish tacos, Falafel Bites, and their mac & cheese with Orecchiette pasta and bread crumbs.
WHAT GUY FIERI LIKES TO TRY: The chicken tacos.
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