Best Comfort Food Mash-Ups from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Browse photos of Guy Fieri's favorite takes on comfort food from Triple D.

Turkey Sandwich — The Alley Restaurant (Aiea, Hawaii)

A bowling alley probably isn't the first place you'd think to get great food, but this spot is serving up grub that's homemade through and through. The turkey sandwich — yes, there's bread under there — has turkey marinated in cola, a light spread of mayo and crisp lettuce. 

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Meat Pierogi — Cafe Polonia (Boston)

"Polonia" is a slang term for Polish people living outside the mother country, but the food here is pretty close to tradition. The pierogi are made with two kinds of pork and caramelized onions wrapped in dough, boiled, then served with more caramelized onions and sour cream.

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Pot Roast Bundle — Starling Diner (Long Beach, Calif.)

Pot roast gets a makeover when it's slow-roasted with veggies and wrapped in a tortilla here. It even gets stuffed with a mashed potato-and-polenta mixture and covered in reduced gravy.

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Chicken and Waffles — Trina's Starlite Lounge (Somerville, Mass.)

Almost everything served here is comfort food, and one of the most-popular dishes on the menu is classic chicken and waffles. The meat is marinated in buttermilk and fried after being rolled in a homemade dredge; the whole thing is served with hot pepper syrup.

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Oxtail Stew — The Alley Restaurant (Aiea, Hawaii)

This stew at The Alley Restaurant is so good the flight attendants were telling Guy about it on his way there. The recipe is the chef's mother's, and it includes something out of the ordinary: sauce on the side. After the stew is traditionally prepared, it is served with the sauce, which is made with radishes, soy and lemon juice.

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Chinese Chicken and Noodles — Frank's Noodle House (Portland, Ore.)

This spot is definitely not your average takeout place because they're making the noodles fresh here every single day — by hand. The chicken and noodles includes cabbage, peppers, celery, onions and scallions. 

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Deep-Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu — Ramona Cafe (Ramona, Calif.)

If chicken cordon bleu isn't comforting enough, why not try it deep-fried? That's what they do here, with tangy Gruyère cheese and sliced ham stuffed inside a chicken breast that's dredged, deep-fried and covered in homemade hollandaise.

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Baked Lemonade Pork Chops — Gold 'N Silver Inn (Reno, Nev.)

Yes, you read that right: These chops are cooked in a sauce based in homemade lemonade. It ends up as more of a tangy barbecue sauce in which the chops are baked. And when you're done with dinner, you can head over to the other side of the restaurant to play some slots.

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Giant Cinnamon Roll — Ramona Cafe (Ramona, Calif.)

Everything in this cinnamon roll is homemade, including the icing it is smothered in before it's served. Each one is about the size of Guy's head (yes, he checked), and there's one regular who told Guy he eats one almost every single day.

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