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Season 3, Episode 7

Pelican Grill

Chef Robert Irvine swoops in to save the Pelican Grill, a small breakfast and lunch place in Seabrook, Texas. Owners John and Laura are losing $2,000 a month and their savings can only keep them afloat for so long. In only two days, and with only $10,000, Chef Robert needs to overhaul not only the uninspired, cluttered interior, but also the lack of leadership and structure at the center of the restaurant's problems.

Monday
May 28
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 8

Mama Lee's

Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with turning around Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, a four-year-old restaurant that has never turned a profit and is only weeks away from closing. This cavernous restaurant is full of problems: a huge, outdated dining room; a useless, cockroach overrun restaurant; and an owner who lacks the passion, knowledge and leadership that Mama Lee's needs to succeed. Robert calls in reinforcements -- HGTV's Kitchen Cousins Anthony and John -- but even with all hands on deck, will he be able to pull off his biggest renovation to date?

Sunday
Aug 19
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 7

Scrimmages

Chef Robert Irvine travels to Scrimmages restaurant in Wilmington, Del., and quickly learns that the phrase "there is no i in team" truly applies here. Scrimmages has been owned for five years by four equal partners: brothers Brian and Jerry, their childhood friend Mike and Brian's former boss Leon. As the revenues have disintegrated so has the partnership. Robert has two days and $10,000 to turn around a sub-par restaurant and also mend fences among battling partners

Wednesday
Jan 23
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.

Saturday
Mar 2
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 1

Something’s Fishy

Chef Robert Irvine travels to Fishkill, N.Y., to help Joe and Dena save their floundering restaurant, Joe Willy's Seafood House. While experienced in purchasing seafood, Joe's skills as a head cook leave a lot to be desired, and the stress of the failing business is taking its toll on Dena and their three kids. Robert must force Joe to get past his pride in order to save his restaurant -- and his family.

Monday
Apr 15
1am | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 24
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Sapori D'Italia

Chef Robert Irvine is called to Fountain Hills, Ariz., where the family behind Sapori D'Italia desperately needs his help: The Italian restaurant's customers have been replaced with the sounds of fighting. Robert must fix a broken family in order to fix their restaurant.

Wednesday
Oct 9
11pm | 10c
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."

Sunday
Dec 8
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 2

A Lot to Lose

Eileen's restaurant, Tootie's Texas BBQ in Cathedral City, Calif., started a deep decline while Eileen was battling cancer. Weeks away from closing for good, she calls on Chef Robert Irvine for a rescue. Robert immediately identifies the tasteless barbecue, poor service and the fact that Tootie's isn't bringing in the lunch crowd as the problems causing the restaurant's downfall. Robert has just two days to give Eileen a second chance at success.

Wednesday
Mar 12
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 12

Saving Grace

Grace and Eddie were completely in over their heads when they invested their lifesavings and borrowed money from family to open up Grace's Place Bagels and Deli in Palm Coast, Fla. Two years and $320,000 in debt later, Chef Robert Irvine is their last hope to save both their business and their marriage. After realizing that it's not the restaurant, but the owners who are failing, Robert plays referee between Grace and Eddie in order to tackle the lack of communication and teamwork at the root of the restaurant's problems.

Thursday
Jun 5
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 5

Holiday: Impossible

Robert Irvine takes on his biggest challenge yet! He's headed to the Double H Ranch, a 320-acre camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York for kids with serious or life-threatening illnesses, where, in just three days, he will makeover the single largest space he's ever done. It's an enormous undertaking, but, for these kids, Robert's willing to take on the impossible!

Saturday
Dec 20
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 8

Biggest Blowups

Chef Robert Irvine has come across some really tough restaurant owners and staff but in this special episode, he will count down his top 10 biggest blowups ... from owners who just plain want him to leave to the biggest emotional meltdowns and most intense family drama -- you won't want to miss seeing all of your favorite explosive moments compiled in one place.

Saturday
Jan 3
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 1

Ambush: Faded Star

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Starlite Restaurant and Pizza in West Orange, N.J. after receiving a plea from the owner Patty's son. Patty has worked there since she was 13 years old and considers it home, but hasn't made a profit in almost ten years despite cashing in her retirement and mortgaging her home. When Robert arrives, he finds an extremely dirty kitchen and an old-school staff that is completely unwilling to change, including Patty herself. Will Robert be able to return this beloved restaurant to its former glory, or will the Starlite shine no more?

Wednesday
Mar 9
9pm | 8c
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

Dungeness Crab Roll

Sauteed Flank Steak

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Pulled Pork Burritos

Pork Osso Bucco

Chicken Parmesan

Robert Ribs

Seafood Alfredo

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Parmesan

Pan Seared Chicken, Strawberry Avocado Relish

Rib Rub

90 Minute Turkey

Lamb Burger

Sauteed Shrimp, Spicy BBQ, Apple Slaw

Ground Chicken and Blue Cheese Burgers

Lobster Taco

Swordfish Puttanesca

Trout with Caper Sauce

Herb Stuffing

Bison Tacos