Top Ambushes: Before and After
Top Ambushes: Before and After

Relive the most-unforgettable surprises and check out design highlights of each transformed restaurant.

One-on-One with Robert
One-on-One with Robert

Find out what the host says to all the stubborn owners he's met along the way.

Building a Better Bar
Building a Better Bar

Browse snapshots of the best bar updates done by Robert and his team.

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Robert's Work, Revisited

Hear from past owners to find out how their businesses have fared since Robert completed his mission.

Mr. Irvine Goes to Washington

In a special episode, first lady Michelle Obama challenged Robert to transform a local children's community center and build them a garden.

White House Inspiration
White House Inspiration
Robert Irvine Fan Gear

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Full Episode Guide
  • Join Chef Robert Irvine as he counts down his top ten worst of the worst from nine seasons of Restaurant: Impossible including; going head-to-head with the worst owner, trying to clean-up the worst clutter, fixing the most difficult family issues and attempting to eat the worst food. With surprises around every corner and restaurants you wish you could've forgotten about — which will Robert deem the absolute worst of the worst?

  • Maniaci's Italian Bistro in Mohnton, Pa., was a thriving family business that was run by Mrs. Maniaci until her death: Five years later, her three sons are running the business into the ground. Chef Robert Irvine has two days and $10,000 to overhaul the menu, décor and give the Maniaci brothers a fresh start to keep their mother's dream alive.

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  • Over the course of nine seasons on Restaurant: Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine has encountered some of the grossest restaurants in the country. From the dirty and smelly, to the calls to exterminators and professional cleaners to even the need for hazmat suits, Robert counts down the grossest places he and his team have transformed into clean, beautiful hot spots.

  • The Soup to Nuts Diner in Tavares, Fla., is a 1950s-themed diner that looks like it hasn't been cleaned since then! Owner Sharon is losing so much money on the restaurant that she's on the verge of losing her house to foreclosure. Chef Robert Irvine must tackle a restaurant that's filthy from the dining room, to the kitchen, to the young staff's attitudes in order to turn the Soup to Nuts Diner into a success.

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  • Chef Robert Irvine often sees restaurant owners with little experience and lofty ideas of how to run a restaurant, but Lynn, the owner of Chatterbox in Windham, New Hampshire, takes the cake. A former stay-at-home mom, she used her late husband's life insurance policy to open up a restaurant, hoping to provide for her five children. Robert has just two days to give the well-intentioned but naive family the tools and skills to run a successful family business.

About the Host

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

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.

More About Restaurant: Impossible

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.

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