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Season , Episode

Friday
Jan 13
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

The Main Dish

Chef Robert Irvine heads to The Main Dish in Meridianville, Ala., where he finds a family desperate for help. Owners Lynn and Ken bought the restaurant five years earlier because Ken loved to cook, but with no restaurant experience at all, the couple is now working 80 hours a week and in more than $50,000 debt.

Wednesday
Jul 25
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 2

Holiday: Impossible

'Tis the season of giving and for Chef Robert's biggest mission to date. He's travelling to Joplin, Mo., a town devastated by one of the country's deadliest tornadoes. After the tornado hit, the local Boys and Girls Club turned into a safe house for kids of all ages, and while its attendance doubled, its funding did not. Robert's challenge is two-fold; to transform the Boys and Girls Club into a space both kids and parents will love, and to create a thank-you dinner for 1,000 volunteers in just five hours! With a $30,000 budget, three day deadline, and the help of chef Michael Chiarello and some of Robert's old Dinner: Impossible crew, it will be all hands on deck for Joplin.

Monday
Dec 10
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 13

Oleander Bar and Grill

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Olean, N.Y., to meet Kelli and her daughter, Abby, owners of the Oleander Bar and Grill. Open only six months, the two are facing financial ruin and the threat of losing the restaurant. When Robert arrives, it's clear that the tension between Kelli and Abby are the root of this young restaurant's problems: The two cannot agree on anything, causing confusion for the employees, and their fighting drives away customers.

Thursday
Apr 18
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 8

Sink or Swim

Chef Robert is off to Twin Lakes, Wis., to Pier West Restaurant, which has a scenic view and a boatload of problems. As Chip's restaurant falls deeper and deeper into debt, his family is getting angrier and angrier. No one has Chip's back except Robert. He has just two days to give Chip the tools he needs to run this restaurant and reunite the family.

Saturday
Jun 22
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Mamma D's

Pigs and chickens and goats? Oh my! This Restaurant Impossible takes chef Robert Irvine to rural Pipersville, Pa., and Mamma D's, a place that is part restaurant, part vineyard and mostly petting zoo. Owners Luigi and Liz Desiato are all over the place with ideas - they have a vineyard, a farm stand, a wine store, a petting zoo and, of course, the restaurant. Robert is confused by what he sees and can't get over the smell, the animals and the clutter everywhere. Could this mission prove to be too much for Robert?

Wednesday
Jul 24
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 5

In the Pits

Lynn has owned Bryan's Smokehouse in Lufkin, Texas for 15 years: Business was great at first, but now an oversaturated market and a staff of misfits have put Lynn further and further into debt. Can Chef Robert Irvine overhaul the poor service and lackluster barbecue recipe in two days to save Bryan's Smokehouse?

Thursday
Oct 10
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 6

Soul Searching

Chef Robert travels to Hagerstown, Md., on a mission to save the Georgia Boy Cafe. The stress of the restaurant is ruining the once loving relationship between owners Chuck and Montez, who now avoid each other at all costs or end up screaming at each other in front of their guests. Robert also needs to address the heaping health hazards in the kitchen, but first, he needs to get the owners back on speaking terms.

Thursday
Nov 21
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 8

Unfixable Family

Chef Robert Irvine may have met his match when he encounters the volatile owners of Mike LaSusa's Italian Restaurant in Oak Creek, Wis. Every time Patrick, Mary and their son, Mike, get together, they fight about everything from the food to serve to the artwork to hang on the wall. The two days Robert has for the renovation may not be enough time to turn this restaurant and family around, especially when one of the owners walks out and never returns.

Thursday
Dec 5
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 9

Goombazz Gone Wild

Sal and Brenda's one-year old restaurant, Goombazz Big City Eatzz, has struggled to find a strong customer base and is now more than $300,000 in debt. When Chef Robert Irvine investigates Goombazz, he discovers that Sal's short temper is driving people away: Brenda, the staff and the beloved and departed GM. Robert has two days to make Sal realize that he is the biggest obstacle in the restaurant's success, before he loses everything and everyone.

Sunday
Dec 22
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 2

The Main Dish

Chef Robert Irvine heads to The Main Dish in Meridianville, Ala., where he finds a family desperate for help. Owners Lynn and Ken bought the restaurant five years earlier because Ken loved to cook, but with no restaurant experience at all, the couple is now working 80 hours a week and in more than $50,000 debt.

Thursday
Apr 17
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 2

Double Trouble

24-year-old Frankie is torn between his family's two Italian restaurants in Summerville, S.C., and he convinces Chef Robert Irvine to help him save both. Tackling twice the work without any extra time, Robert must get the family and the design team to focus on this double-sized mission.

Thursday
Mar 26
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

The Main Dish

Chef Robert Irvine heads to The Main Dish in Meridianville, Ala., where he finds a family desperate for help. Owners Lynn and Ken bought the restaurant five years earlier because Ken loved to cook, but with no restaurant experience at all, the couple is now working 80 hours a week and in more than $50,000 debt.

Thursday
Dec 31
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 7

Ambush: Facing Fears

Chef Robert Irvine is called to the Cape Horn Family Restaurant in Red Lion, Pa. after receiving a plea for help from the owner Joni's husband, Barry. Joni is having trouble paying the bills and has lost control of her staff, but after Robert installs hidden cameras he realizes it's Joni herself who needs work. As Robert navigates a rollercoaster of emotions with Joni, he aims to help her face her fears and repair her self-confidence in order to change her staff and, more importantly, herself.

Thursday
Mar 2
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 11

Barely Edible

Chef Robert makes his way to Edible's Restaurant & Pub in Horsham, Pa., to find a 26-year-old family restaurant suffering from a complete lack of inspiration and motivation. In order to fix this restaurant, Robert must spend precious time letting the family air their grievances and motivate them to take responsibility for their restaurant before he can tackle the inedible menu, dirty kitchen and drab decor.

Thursday
Mar 9
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 8

Bummed Out

Emotions explode when Chef Robert Irvine steps in to save Bumbinos Italian Ristorante in Orange City, Fla. The yelling first comes from owners Terry, her son Willie and her friend Cappy, whose animosity is killing their business. Once Robert notices some of their most egregious mistakes -- including firing most of the staff and foolishly switching cooking roles -- then he starts to yell. Robert must get above the noise to rebuild the relationships and sort out the roles of the restaurant for Bumbinos to stay open.

Thursday
Mar 16
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 2

Culture Clash

Marie's at Ummat Cafe poses many challenges for Chef Robert Irvine. Situated next to Atlanta's oldest Mosque, many potential customers falsely think that the restaurant is strictly for Muslims, owner Jaliwa's experience in catering has not translated into running a restaurant and the design team has a fight that puts the entire restaurant makeover in jeopardy.

Thursday
Mar 23
4am | 3c

About the Show

Turning around a failing restaurant is a daunting challenge under the best of circumstances. Attempting to do it in just two days with only $10,000 may be impossible. But Chef Robert Irvine is ready to take on the challenge. He'll channel MacGyver and use a lot of muscle to rescue these desperate places from complete collapse. Can one man, in two days, with just $10,000, turn the tide of a failing restaurant and pave the road to a successful future? Find out as Robert Irvine takes on Restaurant: Impossible.

About the Host

Robert Irvine

Robert is ready for any challenge on his shows, Restaurant Express, Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible.

Most Popular Recipes

All Restaurant: Impossible Recipes

Baked Chicken Wings

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Francese

Butcher's Steak

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Salmon Piccata

Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Cheesesteak

Robert Ribs

Pulled Pork Burritos

Pork, Brisket, or Seafood Dry Rub

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Chicken Parmesan

Dungeness Crab Roll

Pork Osso Bucco

Sauteed Flank Steak

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Parmesan

Seafood Alfredo

Tomato Soup

Salmon and Cod Cake

Oxtail Hot Pot

Spanakopita Eggrolls

Steak and Eggs with Bubble and Squeak

Tossed Salad

Chimichurri Flank Steak

BBQ Glazed Smoked Chicken