Guy Fieri, one of the most famous celebrity chefs on Food Network has recently been spotted around Florida. In the past several months, the “Mayor of Flavortown” has been to multiple restaurants in the Daytona Beach area causing quite the commotion in the community.
The spiky blonde tipped hair chef and TV personality filmed episodes of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” at Daytona Beach Shores eatery Millie’s Restaurant, as well as New Smyrna Beach businesses Panheads Pizzeria and The Garlic.
The three restaurants are set to be featured in back-to-back episodes airing this month.
Fieri also recently became a Florida homeowner after buying a $4 million waterfront house in Lake Worth Beach, about a three-hour drive south of Daytona Beach.
To celebrate Fieri’s love for the Sunshine State and all we have to offer ahead of the new episodes about to air, here is a list of 29 Florida restaurants, presented in alphabetical order, that have already been featured on “Triple D.”
Timeline: Guy Fieri in Florida in 2022
Feb. 24:Celebrity chef Guy Fieri buys $4 million waterfront home in Lake Worth Beach
June 29:Guy Fieri, John Morgan visit Daytona restaurant for ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ filming
Aug. 19:Daytona Beach restaurant has air date for Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ episode
Aug. 26:New Smyrna restaurant has airdate for Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ episode
Sept. 2:Another New Smyrna Beach restaurant to appear on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’
3 Sons Brewing Co.
236 N. Federal Highway Suite 104, Dania Beach; 954-601-3833, 3sonsbrewingco.com
Wood-fired wings and pizza, that’s what’s for dinner at 3 Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach. The shrimp pizza and dashi wings are recommended to experience an umami wonderland.
Alpine Steakhouse and Butcher Shop
4520 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; 941-922-3797, alpinesteak.com
Open since 1975, Alpine Steakhouse was featured in 2007 during the first season of “Triple D” with Fieri famously eating the Sarasota restaurant’s turducken, which is a boneless chicken, stuffed inside a boneless duck, stuffed inside a boneless turkey. Alpine continues to offer the turducken along with many other delicious dishes such as their signature burger, which is among the best in Sarasota.
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
209 6th St., West Palm Beach; 561-812-2336, butchershopbeergarden.com
A father-son duo in West Palm Beach offers all things meat and beer. Not only is the restaurant a beer garden, but it also features a full-service butcher shop. The restaurant side serves American classics such as wings, burgers, homemade sausage and more.
911 Central Ave.,St. Petersburg; 727-202-7010, buyarestaurants.com
This St. Petersburg gastropub serves authentic ramen and tasty cocktails. Buya Ramen’s popular dishes include crispy duck ramen and blistered shishito peppers.
Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1406 Ocean View Ave., Marathon; 305-743-6247, castawayfloridakeys.com
Castaway in Marathon serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and sushi. With waterfront views, diners can enjoy anything from steak to fresh seafood.
Cholo Soy Cocina
3715 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-619-7018, cholosoycocina.com
Cholo Soy Cocina must be doing something right by having the only gourmet Latin street food in West Palm Beach. The Latin-American fusion menu offers all the classics, such as tacos, nachos and flavorful bowls.
4650 Donald Ross Road Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-249-6760, thecoolpig.com
Coolinary Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens offers classic dishes with an elevated twist. The menu features seafood, land dishes, vegetarian options and craft cocktails, a little something for everyone.
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Fat One’s Hot Dogs & Italian Ice
Serving the Orlando area, fatonesorlando.com
Formerly located at 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail in the Florida Mall Dining Pavilion of Orlando, Fat One’s is now a food truck offering a taste of Coney Island to Orlando. Some of its popular items are guacamole or mac-n-cheese topped dogs.
Herbie’s Bar & Chowder House
6350 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 305-743-6373, herbiesbar.com
The oldest restaurant in Marathon keeps its reputation high with scratch-cooking dishes such as classic chowder, pork belly burnt-ins and a Mahi fish sandwich.
Hofbrau Beer Hall (closed)
401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-483-8861, hofbraumiami.com
Located on Lincoln Road before announcing it was relocating to Biscayne Boulevard in 2018, Hofbrau Beer Hall was one of the only restaurants to serve authentic German cuisine in Miami Beach.
Irie Island Eats
4540 Overseas Highway, Marathon; 305-509-9398, irieislandeats.com
The farm-to-table Irie Island Eats in Marathon offers dishes inspired by the islands featuring jerk chicken and shrimp, seared tuna, mango barbecue ribs and more.
14815 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 305-944-4826, ivanscookhouse.com
This North Miami Beach joint cooks up authentic Haitian cuisine. The bold flavors are enjoyed in dishes like griot, grilled whole snapper and grilled octopus.
J28 Sandwich Bar
1854 N. Young Circle, Hollywood; 754-208-2902, j28sandwichbar.com
J28 serves authentic Peruvian food in Hollywood, Florida. The go-to dishes at this sandwich bar are the Chicharron pork belly sandwich and organic Peruvian quinoa and mushroom saltado.
Jose’s Real Cuban Food (closed)
8799 Cortez Road W., Bradenton;joserealcubanfood.com
Featured in an episode of “Triple D” that aired in 2011, Jose’s Real Cuban Food in Bradenton was praised for its “real deal picadillo and boliche” and remained popular through 2014 for a variety of dishes including their Cuban sandwiches. Alas, owner and chef Jose Baserva sold the restaurant in 2015 shortly before passing away following a head injury.
3828 N. University Drive, Sunrise; 954-909-4133, kabacacafe.com
Kababi Cafe offers real-deal Iranian food in Sunrise. The lamb shank (baghali polo) and chicken pomegranate stew (fesenjan) are recommended for ultimate Iranian comfort food.
1910 Hollywood Blvd. Suite B, Hollywood; 754-221-0914, krakatoacuisine.com
Krakatoa in Hollywood serves bold flavors of traditional Indonesian dishes. A couple of the restaurant favorites are singgang and semur daging for ultimate Indonesian flavor.
7420 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-536-6692, lobarestaurant.com
In Miami, LOBA is known for cooking Latin comfort food. Dishes such as their Patacon, an 11-inch fried plantain with meat and more alongside its Lentil Croquettes are go-to orders.
150 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables; 305-648-5687; thelocal150.com
The Local serves elevated southern food in Coral Gables. The eatery is known for its lamb belly BLT, roasted bone marrow and hen and dumplings.
7191 North, FL-7, Parkland; 954-637-4984, losbocados.com
Los Bocados might be in a gas station but serves anything but your typical fuel center food. This Mexican joint’s popular dishes include the citrus pork quesadilla and barbecue brisket tostada.
Lou’s Beer Garden
7337 Harding Ave., Miami Beach; 305-704-7879, foodnetwork.com/restaurants/fl/miami-beach/lous-beer-garden-restaurant
Lou’s Beer Garden in Miami Beach cooks up dishes bursting with flavors with an ever-changing seasonal menu. Bold tasting plates feature the restaurant’s paella and vongola.
MEAT Eatery and Tap Room
Mile Marker 88 on US 1 Oceanside 88005 Overseas Highway, Islamorada; 305-852-3833, meateatery.com
Some call MEAT Eatery and Taproom meat lovers heaven and they’re right. The Islamorada restaurant is known for its wings, burgers, pork rinds and more.
3302 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville; 904-398-3701, metrodiner.com
Opened in Jacksonville in 1992 and now with other locations throughout Florida and various other states, Metro Diner serves up all things breakfast and comfort food. Popular dishes include the chicken and waffles with strawberry butter, as well as the griddle-seared meatloaf.
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306 NW 27th Ave., Miami; 786-520-5420, foodnetwork.com/restaurants/fl/miami/miami-smokers-restaurant
Smoked meat is Miami Smokers’ specialty. The Miami eatery serves up tasty wings, ground-in-house sausage and more.
Milly’s Empanada Factory
13911 SW 66th St., Miami; 305-791-1848, millysfactory.com
Milly’s has been serving authentic Venezuelan cuisine to Miami for over two decades. Popular dishes are the empanadas and the Pabe Yo-Yo, a Venezuelan Monte Cristo.
Mojo Donuts and Fried Chicken
8870 Bird Road, Miami; 305-223-6656, foodnetwork.com/restaurants/fl/miami/mojo-donuts-and-fried-chicken-restaurant
Mojo’s in Miami is an artisan donut shop cooking up sweet and savory masterpieces. Well-known dishes are their chicken Brulee sandwich and Abuelita donut.
Mr. & Mrs. Bun
15572 Sunset Drive, Miami; 786-717-6244, mrandmrsbuns.com
A Peruvian couple serves scrumptious sandwiches on house-made rolls at Mr. & Mrs. Bun in Miami. The sandwich shop’s popular items include Asado con palta, pollo chi jao kai and aji de gallina bites.
The Pastrami Project
825 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando; 321-804-2686, pastramiproject.com
A taste of New York is what makes Pastrami Project flavors so good. The Miami restaurant serves authentic Jewish-deli dishes and is known for their New-York style pastrami sandwiches, bagel and lox and Reuben tacos.
Pirate Republic Seafood
400 SW 3rd Ave. , Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-3500, piraterepublicseafood.com
Pirate Republic Seafood brings global flavors to Fort Lauderdale. Popular fresh dishes include seafood moqueca and Snapper Escabeche.
Se7en Bites Bakeshop
617 Primrose Drive, Orlando; 407-203-0727, facebook.com/Se7enbites
Next-level Southern food is Se7en Bites Bakeshop cuisine in Orlando. The bakery serves elevated classics like chicken pot pie and vanilla bean bourbon bacon moon pie.
1351 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-203-2197, taquizatacos.com
Homemade tacos anyone? Taquiza in Miami Beach serves up craveable tacos with a spin. Totopos (chips) and tacos with marinated hanger steak and with toasted grasshoppers are popular items.
Caroline Hebert is the restaurant and dining writer for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. A New Orleans native and food enthusiast, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Support local journalism by subscribing.