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Tuesday
Aug 30
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 9

Pappas Restaurant

Chef Robert Irvine's latest mission takes him to Pappas Restaurant in Benicia, Calif., a family-owned, Greek restaurant on the brink of extinction. Michael "Pappa" has owned and operated his namesake restaurant for over 15 years with his two sons, whose constant fighting is the source of much of the restaurant's problems. Robert has only two days to repair this dysfunctional family as well as the drab interior and lackluster food if Pappas Restaurant can have a chance at survival.

Thursday
May 24
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 15

Coffee's Boilin' Pot

When Chef Robert Irvine comes to Coffee's Boilin' Pot in Madisonville, La., the odds are stacked against him. Not only have the owners, Tim and Allene Oalmann, neglected the former landmark restaurant, but they have been divorced for three years and are barely able to speak to each other. Can Chef Robert and his team restore the restaurant to its former splendor and get the feuding exes on speaking terms again in only two days and with $10,000?

Thursday
Jan 31
3am | 2c
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
Feb 21
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 12

Soup to Nuts Diner

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.

Thursday
Mar 21
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 10

Caseyville Cafe

Chef Robert Irvine quickly sees why the Caseyville Cafe in Caseyville, Ill., is failing: From the kitchen to the servers, the staff have completely overrun Diane and Robin's restaurant, costing this Mother-Daughter team tens of thousands of dollars -- and their relationship. Robert can only help Diane and Robin fix the menu and decor of the restaurant once he gives the staff an ultimatum: decide who's in and who's out, or else Robert leaves and the mission is over.

Sunday
Mar 24
1pm | 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.

Sunday
Dec 8
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 13

Pie in the Sky

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Mason, Ohio to try to save Aponte's Pizzeria. Owner Tony has worked in restaurants since he was 11 years old and is a Jersey boy through and through -- complete with the attitude and edge. Eight years ago, despite already being in debt, and sacrificing precious time with his three daughters, he bought the pizzeria with the hope that this time he'd make it! With only two days and $10,000, can Robert turn the lackluster Aponte's Pizzeria around and save Tony from financial ruin or will all the lost family time be for nothing?

Sunday
Jan 12
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 10

The Writing on the Wall

Daniel is the owner and operator of a successful sawmill, and thought he would be able to run Big Jim's Bama Q in Hammondville, Ala., when he purchased it ten months ago. But his inexperience and naiveness in thinking he could sit back and cash in on the restaurant's reputation has instead left him seeking Chef Robert Irvine's help. Robert needs to find a way to make this restaurant distinctly Daniel's, and that means new food, a new look and new knowledge and passion to turn this dump into a barbecue destination.

Thursday
May 29
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 13

Recipe for Disaster

Papa C's Eastside Cafe in Fairport, N.Y., might have the most explosive family that Chef Robert Irvine has ever faced. Working in close quarters, Sal and his three sons spend more time pointing fingers than doing their jobs, resulting in inches of grease and grime throughout the restaurant and a screaming match so bad, it ended in a fistfight! Before Robert can address the problems that led to the business faltering, he must first keep this family from completely imploding.

Monday
Nov 3
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 12

An Abundance of Emotions

Chef Robert visits Abudanza Ristorante in Wilbraham, Mass., and meets owner Lou, a proud man with years of restaurant and executive chef experience who is burned out from the job and the demands of caring for a sick child. Chef Robert works to address management issues and the restaurant makeover, but is so moved by Lou and his family that he leaves them with another much needed surprise.

Saturday
Jun 6
2pm | 1c
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
Dec 3
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 5

Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse

When Chef Robert Irvine first sees Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse in Tupelo, MS, it's clear why owner Feather and her mom, Tricia, are drowning in debt. The dining room is a dusty, dark cave and the horrible tableside service is worse than the mediocre food. With only two days and $10,000 can Robert re-establish the restaurant into a Tupelo dining destination?

Thursday
Jan 21
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

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Salmon Piccata

Butcher's Steak

Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Robert Ribs

Cheesesteak

Pulled Pork Burritos

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Pork, Brisket, or Seafood Dry Rub

Chicken Marsala

Sauteed Flank Steak

Chicken Parmesan

Dungeness Crab Roll

Pork Osso Bucco

Chicken Parmesan

Seafood Alfredo

Lamb Burger

Sauteed Shrimp, Spicy BBQ, Apple Slaw

Ground Chicken and Blue Cheese Burgers

Branzino with Roasted Tomatoes, Olive Oil Poached Mushrooms

Roasted Beet Salad

Marinara Sauce

Porchetta Ravioli

Crisp Onion Rings, Spiced Ketchup