The restaurant business is extremely competitive so getting on a popular television show gives Illinois owners an advantage in the marketplace.

What Is "Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives?"

"Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" is a popular television show on the Food Network featuring celebrity chef, Guy Fieri. In each episode, he visits restaurants throughout the United States that fit that criteria. The program is so popular, that the places become famous and customers swarm to the joint to try their meals.

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The Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri, has featured dozens of Illinois restaurants on his hit Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”


That includes multiple spots in Chicago, which you can visit yourself (if you haven’t already).


10 Illinois Restaurants Featured On Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives

Illinois is a big "foodie" state, especially in Chicago. It just makes sense for Guy Fieri to visit restaurants in the Land of Lincoln to feature on his TV show. Even though there have been many through the years, here are ten to help you get started.

#1 Kuma’s Corner

# 2 DMK Burger Bar

# 3 Hopleaf Bar

# 4 MFK.

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# 5 The Original Vito & Nick’s Pizzeria

# 6 Saucy Porka

# 7 Del Seoul

# 8 Smoque BBQ

# 9 Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

# 10 White Palace Grill

Bucketlist Of Illinois Restaurants

If you're always trying to come up with places to go out to eat, then this list is a very good start. You can't beat a restaurant approved by Guy Fieri.

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