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Season , Episode

Tuesday
Aug 30
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 10

Ristorante Barolo

When Giovanni and his wife Christina purchased Ristorante Barolo in Aptos, Calif., 10 years ago they hoped the combination restaurant and hotel would be the perfect fit for them and their seven children. After a very successful first five years, a changing economy combined with the high cost of maintaining a historic building plus family health problems have hurt Ristorante Barolo. The couple has turned to Chef Robert Irvine to help save their business and their family.

Sunday
Jun 24
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 11

Pollard's Bar-B-Que

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Memphis to save a failing barbecue restaurant that's experiencing growing pains after upgrading from a takeout operation to a giant eat-in restaurant only four months earlier. Chef Robert may have met his match in stubborn owner Tarrance, who is clinging onto his cherished family barbecue recipe and refusing to see how cutting corners and failing to adapt to the challenges of a large restaurant is causing his business to fail. Can Robert get through to Tarrance and help turn around this family business before it all goes up in smoke?

Sunday
Jul 15
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 11

Pollard's Bar-B-Que

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Memphis to save a failing barbecue restaurant that's experiencing growing pains after upgrading from a takeout operation to a giant eat-in restaurant only four months earlier. Chef Robert may have met his match in stubborn owner Tarrance, who is clinging onto his cherished family barbecue recipe and refusing to see how cutting corners and failing to adapt to the challenges of a large restaurant is causing his business to fail. Can Robert get through to Tarrance and help turn around this family business before it all goes up in smoke?

Wednesday
Oct 17
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 5

Whiskey Creek Steakhouse

Pat and Karan, owners of the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse in Keyport, Wash., have lost nearly everything in the 20 years their restaurant has been open. As if the poorly cooked food and dreary design weren't big enough problems for Chef Robert Irvine to fix, he also must confront the staff when he uncovers money may be missing from the restaurant's financial records.

Friday
Jan 18
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 8

Nanny Goats Cafe and Feed Bin

Chef Robert Irvine's newest mission is to save the failing restaurant, Nanny Goats Cafe and Feed Bin, in Kilgore, Texas. Owner Nancy was once a successful restaurateur, but Nanny Goats has depleted her savings, and led to the volatile relationship with her daughter that's driving customers away. With the restaurant in a financial mess, food being cooked unsafely, and a restaurant that resembles a flea market, Robert and his team will need every minute and dollar of the two day limit and $10,000 budget if they're going to save Nanny Goats.

Sunday
Mar 3
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 11

Pollard's Bar-B-Que

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Memphis to save a failing barbecue restaurant that's experiencing growing pains after upgrading from a takeout operation to a giant eat-in restaurant only four months earlier. Chef Robert may have met his match in stubborn owner Tarrance, who is clinging onto his cherished family barbecue recipe and refusing to see how cutting corners and failing to adapt to the challenges of a large restaurant is causing his business to fail. Can Robert get through to Tarrance and help turn around this family business before it all goes up in smoke?

Thursday
May 30
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 6

Valley View

The Valley View Restaurant in Quarryville, Pa., is failing for a litany of reasons. This tiny diner located in the heart of Amish country is suffering from an outdated decor and menu, as well as reeling from structural issues. But Chef Robert Irvine's biggest challenge to turn this business around will be in changing the family roles of the three generations of women running this business into the ground.

Thursday
Jun 6
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 5

Holiday: Impossible 2

This is Chef Robert's biggest mission yet as he and his team are heading to the Jersey Shore to transform not one, but two, locations that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. With 3 days and $50,000 for the makeovers, Robert and his team will work to restore the LBI Pancake House to its former glory, and give the dedicated first responders of the Ship Bottom Fire Company a much deserved "thank you."

Thursday
Dec 19
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 11

Maniaci's Italian Bistro

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.

Wednesday
Feb 5
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 4

Rising Sun Bistro

The French-themed Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Mont., is facing a mountain of problems: A chaotic kitchen, an uninspired decor, $500,000 worth of debt, and owners who can't stand looking at each other. Chef Robert Irvine has two days and $10,000 to get the restaurant, and the owners, on the right track.

Thursday
Apr 10
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 7

Treading Water

Gail, a successful businesswoman, purchased Bryant's Seafood World in Hueytown, Ala., expecting to seamlessly continue its 30 year tradition: But now, four years later, she desperately needs Chef Robert Irvine to intervene. Robert quickly realizes that she hasn't done anything to make the restaurant her own -- the menu, decor and the grime all pre-date her ownership. Two days may not be enough time for Robert to turn this neglected restaurant and passionless owner around.

Wednesday
Apr 23
10pm | 9c
Season 12, Episode 2

Ambush: Eyes on the Surprise

Chef Robert Irvine receives a plea from Stephanie, the bar manager of the Copper Still CD Vodka Lounge and Eatery in Crestwood, Ill., which hasn't turned a profit since opening eight months ago. Owner Christina has put her heart and soul into the restaurant, but its failure has strained her marriage with her husband, Dominic. When Robert attempts a double ambush by showing up unannounced, Stephanie is furious she wasn't included and refuses to help. Robert must work alone to solve the financial problems, marital woes, and also deal with an unexpected theft.

Friday
Nov 6
12am | 11c
Season 13, Episode 2

Ambush: Beneath the Surface

For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine responds to a call from Tamara, whose mother Raquel owns De Rican Chef in Virginia Beach, Va. Raquel wanted a restaurant that specialized in authentic Puerto Rican food and expanded her business with help from her son, Reuben, but they are barely making a profit and their relationship is suffering. As Robert tries to get to the bottom of their problems, Raquel drops a bombshell about why she has lost her passion, leading Robert to try to heal the family and restore Raquel's love for her special piece of home.

Thursday
Feb 23
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

Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Chicken Francese

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Parmesan

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken Parmesan

Sauteed Flank Steak

Gnocchi with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Butcher's Steak

Robert Ribs

Demi-Glace

Veal Marsala

Salmon Tacos

Pork, Brisket, or Seafood Dry Rub

Fish Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

Seafood Alfredo

Cheesesteak

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Boil

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Dungeness Crab Roll

Chicken Marsala

Crab Leg Scampi

Salmon with Smoked Cashew Romesco

Tuna Tacos