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Season 2, Episode 12

From Drive-By Diner to Diner Destination

Times have been tough at El Cabanal in Jersey City, as any of the funds the family has go to treating their mother's cancer diagnosis. The diner needs fixing, and it shows! Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag have just two days to turn this drive-by diner into a diner destination that reflects the family's Ecuadorian heritage while also infusing their American roots into the menu.

Jan 3
4am | 3c
Season 2, Episode 13

One-Stop Truck Stop

Las Vegas is known for the bright lights of the shining strip, but on the other side of town sits SNS Diner -- a truck stop that doubles as a car wash and diner. With just two days, Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will need to take this truck stop from tragedy to triumph with decor and dining that embrace the trucker lifestyle!

Jan 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 14

From a Blank Box to 70s Spectacular

Vickie's Diner in Las Vegas has seen better days. In fact, their best days may have been in the 70s, when the current owner, Vickie, first came there as a kid to visit her uncle. What was once a state-of-the-art diner is now rundown with no defining design or dining, and Renovation Expert Ty Pennington and Chef Amanda Freitag will have just 48 hours to give this strip staple a signature style and dishes that would make Vickie's uncle proud!

Jan 10
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 0

American Diner Revival: Shipwreck Rescue

Tim's Shipwreck Diner has been serving the town of Northport, N.Y., for a century. But times are tough for this beloved boxcar diner on Main Street and owner Tim is struggling to keep his ship afloat. Ty Pennington is rallying the locals to help renovate the diner, update the menu and give the town a revived diner to serve them for another hundred years -- all without Tim knowing a thing!

Jan 10
4:30am | 3:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All American Diner Revival Recipes

Everything Johnnycakes

Kettle Corn Dog with Chipotle Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Seven Layer Lasagna

Deviled Eggs

Southwestern Meatloaf

Smoked Ham Biscuit Sandwich

Braised Turnips

Corn Pudding

Poutine with Dark Sausage Gravy

Jersey Girl Pork Chops

Sweet Hot Fried Chicken and Waffles

Greek Meatball Hero

Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Greek Mayo

Captain Jack's Fried Fish Sandwich with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Carmel Big Apple Waffle with Salted Caramel Sauce

Upgraded Chicken-Fried Steak

Apple Pie

Pulled Pork Cobb Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing

"Born to Run" Savory Breakfast Hand Pies

Pimento Cheese Chili Fries

Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Pancakes

Corn Fritters

Eggplant Parmesan Hero

Brisket Melt with Steak Sauce

Fried Cheese Curds

Hash Brown Pizza

"Born to Run" Sweet Breakfast Hand Pies

About the Hosts

Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag is a judge on Chopped, and the co-host of American Diner Revival, alongside Ty Pennington. Amanda has battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, and in the fall of 2009 she competed for the title of America's Next Iron Chef.

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington first won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces. Later as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington helped transform the lives of thousands, while inspiring millions more around the world to volunteer their time to help others. The show was consistently rated among television's Top 20 programs and won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program.

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