March 05, 2020

All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' Restaurants Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. If you're a self-described foodie, we bet you'll want to retrace the mayor of Flavortown's steps and dine at the spots he's visited for Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Here are all the restaurants Fieri has dined — from here at home in San Antonio to a reasonable drive away in Austin or Houston.
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Lankford's Grocery & Market
88 Dennis St, Houston, (713) 522-9555, facebook.com/lankfordgrocery
Want to lick the volcano out of Flavortown? Guy Fieri suggests ordering the Firehouse burger here, made with cayenne butter and hot-sauce mustard. There’s other burgers worth trying, though you can always depend on one of the daily lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / wakeandbitehtx
Lankford's Grocery & Market
88 Dennis St, Houston, (713) 522-9555, facebook.com/lankfordgrocery
Want to lick the volcano out of Flavortown? Guy Fieri suggests ordering the Firehouse burger here, made with cayenne butter and hot-sauce mustard. There’s other burgers worth trying, though you can always depend on one of the daily lunch specials.
Photo via Instagram / wakeandbitehtx
Holy Roller
509 Rio Grande St, Austin, (512) 502-5119, holyrolleraustin.com
For the “Sandwich Showcase” episode in season 29, Fieri made it a point to visit this Austin eatery. Brunch and chill vibes are found here all day long, as is the Meatloaf Sandwich, made with crispy Parmesan and horseradish sauce. Guy was also a fan of the Monte Bisco, complete with house-made biscuits topped with powdered sugar, sweet tea-brined turkey, bologna, blackberry-thyme jam and aerated Swiss cheese sauce. Yep, you’ll be eating good here.
Photo via Instagram / holyrolleratx
Holy Roller
509 Rio Grande St, Austin, (512) 502-5119, holyrolleraustin.com
For the “Sandwich Showcase” episode in season 29, Fieri made it a point to visit this Austin eatery. Brunch and chill vibes are found here all day long, as is the Meatloaf Sandwich, made with crispy Parmesan and horseradish sauce. Guy was also a fan of the Monte Bisco, complete with house-made biscuits topped with powdered sugar, sweet tea-brined turkey, bologna, blackberry-thyme jam and aerated Swiss cheese sauce. Yep, you’ll be eating good here.
Photo via Instagram / holyrolleratx
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Road, (512) 221-4248, valentinastexmexbbq.com
Operating out of a food truck in South Austin, Valentina’s offers both classic barbecue meats and Mexican staples. If you’re trying to eat like Guy, get there early and score the Real Deal Holyfield, made with fried egg, beans, potato, bacon, tomato-serrano salsa and, of course, a generous slice of fatty brisket.
Photo via Instagram / valentinastexmexbbq
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Road, (512) 221-4248, valentinastexmexbbq.com
Operating out of a food truck in South Austin, Valentina’s offers both classic barbecue meats and Mexican staples. If you’re trying to eat like Guy, get there early and score the Real Deal Holyfield, made with fried egg, beans, potato, bacon, tomato-serrano salsa and, of course, a generous slice of fatty brisket.
Photo via Instagram / valentinastexmexbbq
Bob's Taco Station
1901 Avenue H, Rosenberg, (281) 232-8555, bobsrestaurantrosenbergtx.com
Head toward Houston and you’ll be on your way to this suburban taco spot. Here you’ll be able to score tacos, obviously, of which Fieri recommends the spicy carne guisada. “Snoballs” are also available in 35 flavors for a post-meal treat.
Photo via Instagram / bobs_taco_station
Bob's Taco Station
1901 Avenue H, Rosenberg, (281) 232-8555, bobsrestaurantrosenbergtx.com
Head toward Houston and you’ll be on your way to this suburban taco spot. Here you’ll be able to score tacos, obviously, of which Fieri recommends the spicy carne guisada. “Snoballs” are also available in 35 flavors for a post-meal treat.
Photo via Instagram / bobs_taco_station
The Cove
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
Guy Fieri first visited The Cove during season four of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the “Totally Unexpected” episode. Yep, Fieri really loved that The Cove is a restaurant, car wash, laundromat all in one. He loved it so much that he came back and had a Latin-spiced lamb burger as part of the “Best from the Road” episode where he revisited all of his favorites.
Photo via Instagram / alamocity.epicurean
The Cove
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
Guy Fieri first visited The Cove during season four of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the “Totally Unexpected” episode. Yep, Fieri really loved that The Cove is a restaurant, car wash, laundromat all in one. He loved it so much that he came back and had a Latin-spiced lamb burger as part of the “Best from the Road” episode where he revisited all of his favorites.
Photo via Instagram / alamocity.epicurean
Magnolia Pancake Haus
Multiple locations, magnoliapancakehaus.com
Magnolia has gotten a shoutout from celebrity chef Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives twice so far, y’all. On “Ultimate Bacon Fest,” Guy traveled across the country and ended up at this San Antonio spot for bacon waffles. Yum! Then, on “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,” Magnolia’s dominance in the morning meal sector was highlighted for its old school pfannkuchen from a decades-old recipe.
Photo via Instagram / sweet.savory.sassy
Magnolia Pancake Haus
Multiple locations, magnoliapancakehaus.com
Magnolia has gotten a shoutout from celebrity chef Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives twice so far, y’all. On “Ultimate Bacon Fest,” Guy traveled across the country and ended up at this San Antonio spot for bacon waffles. Yum! Then, on “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,” Magnolia’s dominance in the morning meal sector was highlighted for its old school pfannkuchen from a decades-old recipe.
Photo via Instagram / sweet.savory.sassy
SLAB BBQ & Beer
9012 Research Blvd C4, Austin, (512) 351-9977, slabbbqcateringaustintx.com
Barbecue isn’t hard to come by in Texas. But barbecue paired with a ‘90s, hip-hop atmosphere? That can be found at SLAB, and it’s exactly why Guy stopped here. He had his very first rib sandwich featured on the show. Order the McDowell, made with the restaurant’s deboned smoked ribs, Soul-Glo sauce, pickles and onions. You won’t be disappointed.
Photo via Instagram / slabbbq
SLAB BBQ & Beer
9012 Research Blvd C4, Austin, (512) 351-9977, slabbbqcateringaustintx.com
Barbecue isn’t hard to come by in Texas. But barbecue paired with a ‘90s, hip-hop atmosphere? That can be found at SLAB, and it’s exactly why Guy stopped here. He had his very first rib sandwich featured on the show. Order the McDowell, made with the restaurant’s deboned smoked ribs, Soul-Glo sauce, pickles and onions. You won’t be disappointed.
Photo via Instagram / slabbbq
Magnolia Café
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, (512) 445-0000, magnoliacafeaustin.com
Visit this Austin favorite and you’ll be able to explore the menu that Guy himself really loved during his season 5 visit. Giant gingerbread banana pancakes, jambalaya and chipotle hollandaise sauce on eggs Benedict, there’s a lot to enjoy here.
Photo via Instagram / magnoliacafeaustin
Magnolia Café
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, (512) 445-0000, magnoliacafeaustin.com
Visit this Austin favorite and you’ll be able to explore the menu that Guy himself really loved during his season 5 visit. Giant gingerbread banana pancakes, jambalaya and chipotle hollandaise sauce on eggs Benedict, there’s a lot to enjoy here.
Photo via Instagram / magnoliacafeaustin
Red Lion British Pub
2316 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, (281) 888-3599, redlionpubhouston.com
No need to travel across the pond for British-inspired bites. Just take a much shorter trip to Houston. At Red Lion, you’ll get your fill of an English staple that’s often ignored in pubs. Yeah, we’re talking about Indian food. You can truly have it all if you order the chicken tikka masala and the lamb shepherd’s pie. Might as well since you’re making the trip there.
Photo via Instagram / redlionbritishpub
Red Lion British Pub
2316 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, (281) 888-3599, redlionpubhouston.com
No need to travel across the pond for British-inspired bites. Just take a much shorter trip to Houston. At Red Lion, you’ll get your fill of an English staple that’s often ignored in pubs. Yeah, we’re talking about Indian food. You can truly have it all if you order the chicken tikka masala and the lamb shepherd’s pie. Might as well since you’re making the trip there.
Photo via Instagram / redlionbritishpub
Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
Guy Fieri stopped by this local barbecue favorite as part of the show’s 29th season for the "Burgers, Bacon and BBQ" episode. Of course, he tried the Big Mac Daddy — layers of pulled pork, brisket, sausage links and meat-studded macaroni and cheese on top of a 24-inch bun. You can bet that he enjoyed himself.
Photo via Instagram / foodiewithabanginbooty
Smoke Shack
3714 Broadway St, (210) 957-1430, smokeshacksa.com
Guy Fieri stopped by this local barbecue favorite as part of the show’s 29th season for the "Burgers, Bacon and BBQ" episode. Of course, he tried the Big Mac Daddy — layers of pulled pork, brisket, sausage links and meat-studded macaroni and cheese on top of a 24-inch bun. You can bet that he enjoyed himself.
Photo via Instagram / foodiewithabanginbooty