Now Casting

Want to Be on the Show?

Do you know of a restaurant that is struggling and in need of Robert's help? We’re casting nationwide for future episodes. Apply now!

Get the Details

Get More From Robert

Partnered Workouts

Robert and Gail "motivate and push each other" at the gym.

Find Out More

Downright Filthy 10 Videos

Nothing could prepare Robert for these dirty restaurants.

The Worst of the Worst

Robert's Work, Revisited

Past owners say that Robert has changed their lives.

Get the Latest Dish
Season 15, Episode 3

Caribbean Catastrophe

Robert Irvine heads to Chez Olga in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the struggling Caribbean restaurant's dingy dining room, bland menu and terrible kitchen are tearing apart the mother and daughter who run it. Robert must completely revamp the look and menu as well as get the owners to work as partners, or this restaurant is sure to fail.

Sunday
Aug 11
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 4

Drowning in Debt

Chef Robert Irvine has faced many stubborn owners in the past, but he may have met his match in Carolyn, the owner of Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Carolyn and her husband George bought the restaurant 24 years ago, but now, six years after George's death, Carolyn refuses to make any changes, despite the ill-prepared food and mounting debt. Can Chef Robert get Carolyn to accept that embracing change and saving the restaurant is the best way to honor her late husband?

Sunday
Aug 11
3pm | 2c
Season 12, Episode 5

Ambush: Stay... Or Go?

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Ellendale's Restaurant in Nashville after former employees reach out for help. The restaurant has become rundown, and owner Julie's management style has left the staff frustrated and unmotivated. The employees see the potential in this historic Nashville staple, but Julie isn't the type to ask for help and is worried about how being on TV will affect her restaurant's reputation. Time is ticking away, so Robert begins to worry: will she let him stay and help, or will she make him go?

Thursday
Aug 15
4am | 3c
Season 15, Episode 1

Hard Times at Josephine's

Robert Irvine heads to Chicago's South Side to try to save an iconic restaurant from closing its doors. After more than 30 years as a beacon in the community, Josephine's Cooking is one month from closing. Robert must motivate the co-owner, Victor, to take over the reins and relieve his aging, strong-willed mother, Josephine. With only two days and $10,000, Robert has his hands full trying to keep an important piece of South Side history alive.

Saturday
Aug 17
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 6

Dull Diner Dilemma

Robert Irvine is faced with the problem of making a run-of-the-mill diner stand out in the heart of diner country in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After 13 years in business, mother and daughter co-owners Rosie and Bridget have run out of money and options. If they are going to be able to save Rosie’s Diner, Robert is going to need to change almost everything in this outdated restaurant.

Saturday
Aug 17
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 18

Revisited: Learning Leadership

Robert Irvine heads back to Off Street Cafe in Cerritos, Calif. During his first visit in 2011, one of the restaurant's owners, Rose, was ready to retire, but her partner, Robin, wasn't stepping up as the leader the restaurant needed. With an unruly and unfriendly staff, Robin was in over her head, and Robert gave her a crash course in running the business. Now he hopes that she has continued to lead her staff to success.

Saturday
Aug 17
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 13

No Day at the Beach

When Chef Robert meets Jordan, the self-described stubborn owner of the Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., he knows that he's in for a challenge. With all the squabbling over control of the restaurant, Robert is forced to bring the whole family to the beach and involve them in an exercise that forces this bickering bunch to cooperate. It's Robert's challenge to take the reins away from Jordan and keep this loud and boisterous Greek family from self-implosion.

Saturday
Aug 17
11pm | 10c
Season 15, Episode 6

Dull Diner Dilemma

Robert Irvine is faced with the problem of making a run-of-the-mill diner stand out in the heart of diner country in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After 13 years in business, mother and daughter co-owners Rosie and Bridget have run out of money and options. If they are going to be able to save Rosie’s Diner, Robert is going to need to change almost everything in this outdated restaurant.

Sunday
Aug 18
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 18

Revisited: Learning Leadership

Robert Irvine heads back to Off Street Cafe in Cerritos, Calif. During his first visit in 2011, one of the restaurant's owners, Rose, was ready to retire, but her partner, Robin, wasn't stepping up as the leader the restaurant needed. With an unruly and unfriendly staff, Robin was in over her head, and Robert gave her a crash course in running the business. Now he hopes that she has continued to lead her staff to success.

Sunday
Aug 18
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 13

No Day at the Beach

When Chef Robert meets Jordan, the self-described stubborn owner of the Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., he knows that he's in for a challenge. With all the squabbling over control of the restaurant, Robert is forced to bring the whole family to the beach and involve them in an exercise that forces this bickering bunch to cooperate. It's Robert's challenge to take the reins away from Jordan and keep this loud and boisterous Greek family from self-implosion.

Sunday
Aug 18
2am | 1c
Season 15, Episode 1

Hard Times at Josephine's

Robert Irvine heads to Chicago's South Side to try to save an iconic restaurant from closing its doors. After more than 30 years as a beacon in the community, Josephine's Cooking is one month from closing. Robert must motivate the co-owner, Victor, to take over the reins and relieve his aging, strong-willed mother, Josephine. With only two days and $10,000, Robert has his hands full trying to keep an important piece of South Side history alive.

Sunday
Aug 18
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 15

Revisited: One-Woman Show

Robert Irvine heads back to Campton, N.H., to check in on The Country Cow Restaurant and Bar. In 2014, he helped the two owners navigate through a chaotic situation that led to a shocking resolution. Now Robert wants to see if the current owner has been able to sink or swim on her own.

Sunday
Aug 18
1pm | 12c
Season 15, Episode 4

A Single Dad Sparks His Passion

Robert Irvine is in Nutter Fort, W.V., where a West Virginian-Italian-American-barbecue-family restaurant has a confused identity and is in for one of the biggest transformations ever. Single dad Mike Audia is going to lose his restaurant and his home unless Robert puts everything he has into helping him turn the restaurant around.

Sunday
Aug 18
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
Aug 22
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 1

Ambush: Breakfast Break-In

For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine ambushes Jodi, the owner of Theresa's Restaurant in Bradenton, Fla., after her friend and banker, Miriam, puts out a call for help. Robert quickly learns that Jodi is her own worst enemy, and must deal with her micromanaging ways, a kitchen staff threatening a walkout, and the surprises that greet the design team.

Saturday
Aug 24
8pm | 7c
Season 15, Episode 5

Saving a Family's Legacy

Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of a Maryland seafood restaurant that has been in the family for more than 60 years and is on the brink of closing its doors. Third-generation owner Chad and his sister, Cara, attempt to salvage what's left of their family legacy, determined to keep alive the memory of their late parents and grandparents. With the finances in disarray, nonexistent leadership and a divide between the uninspired staff and stubborn management, Robert faces one of his toughest challenges to keep this family business afloat.

Saturday
Aug 24
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 19

Revisited: All in the Family

Robert Irvine goes back to Sapori D'Italia in Fountain Hills, Ariz. In 2012, Robert saved the restaurant's owners, the Manno family, from being ripped apart by crushing debt and a dysfunctional staff. Now he wants to know if they've been able to run the restaurant together or if the pressure has become too much.

Saturday
Aug 24
10pm | 9c
Season 11, Episode 8

Bad Juju

The JuJu Bag in New Orleans is half cafe and half barber salon, and both are in desperate need of makeovers. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, with a cafe that looks like a cluttered living room, a kitchen without any commercial equipment, an owner who is stubborn despite her inexperience, and to top it all off -- a barbershop renovation!

Saturday
Aug 24
11pm | 10c
Season 15, Episode 5

Saving a Family's Legacy

Robert Irvine comes to the rescue of a Maryland seafood restaurant that has been in the family for more than 60 years and is on the brink of closing its doors. Third-generation owner Chad and his sister, Cara, attempt to salvage what's left of their family legacy, determined to keep alive the memory of their late parents and grandparents. With the finances in disarray, nonexistent leadership and a divide between the uninspired staff and stubborn management, Robert faces one of his toughest challenges to keep this family business afloat.

Sunday
Aug 25
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 19

Revisited: All in the Family

Robert Irvine goes back to Sapori D'Italia in Fountain Hills, Ariz. In 2012, Robert saved the restaurant's owners, the Manno family, from being ripped apart by crushing debt and a dysfunctional staff. Now he wants to know if they've been able to run the restaurant together or if the pressure has become too much.

Sunday
Aug 25
1am | 12c
Season 11, Episode 8

Bad Juju

The JuJu Bag in New Orleans is half cafe and half barber salon, and both are in desperate need of makeovers. Chef Robert Irvine has his hands full, with a cafe that looks like a cluttered living room, a kitchen without any commercial equipment, an owner who is stubborn despite her inexperience, and to top it all off -- a barbershop renovation!

Sunday
Aug 25
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 1

Ambush: Breakfast Break-In

For his next mission, Chef Robert Irvine ambushes Jodi, the owner of Theresa's Restaurant in Bradenton, Fla., after her friend and banker, Miriam, puts out a call for help. Robert quickly learns that Jodi is her own worst enemy, and must deal with her micromanaging ways, a kitchen staff threatening a walkout, and the surprises that greet the design team.

Sunday
Aug 25
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 16

Revisited: A Family in Debt Regains Confidence

In 2012, Robert met the couple who owned Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant in Lebanon, N.H. They were deeply in debt after opening and closing several unsuccessful Mexican restaurants, and Robert helped them regain their confidence in the kitchen. Now he's back to see if his lessons are still making an impact.

Sunday
Aug 25
1pm | 12c
Season 15, Episode 6

Dull Diner Dilemma

Robert Irvine is faced with the problem of making a run-of-the-mill diner stand out in the heart of diner country in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. After 13 years in business, mother and daughter co-owners Rosie and Bridget have run out of money and options. If they are going to be able to save Rosie’s Diner, Robert is going to need to change almost everything in this outdated restaurant.

Sunday
Aug 25
2pm | 1c
Season 13, Episode 8

Ambush: Third Ambush Is the Charm

Chef Robert Irvine receives a heart-wrenching plea from Yianni, the son of the owner of Broad Street Bistro in North Versailles, Pa. Owner Tasso has only had the restaurant for a year and a half, but he's struggling to keep it afloat as it is dirty and dark with subpar food and a helpless staff. Tasso's wife, Kathy, is unhappy with all of the time he spends at the restaurant, and Yianni, a trained chef, tried to help out but his father would not listen. After ambushing both Kathy and Tasso, Robert plans a third surprise ambush that will keep everyone guessing.

Thursday
Aug 29
4am | 3c
Season 12, Episode 6

Ambush: Fight to the Finish

Chef Robert Irvine is headed to New Kensington, Pa. to ambush Stacey, the owner of Stella's Dine-Inn Restaurant. Stacey's daughter reached out after witnessing constant, out-of-control fighting between her mother, who is desperate to keep the restaurant going in her late husband's memory, and her brother, Dom, who serves as the main cook. Robert must work hard to help this family from being torn apart while also facing design struggles with the very large restaurant space.

Saturday
Aug 31
8pm | 7c

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

Ground Chicken and Blue Cheese Burgers

Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Tomato Sauce

Re-Stuffed Potato Skins

Eggplant and White Bean Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Chicken BBQ Sandwich

Coconut Walnut Halibut

Fresh Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Bruschetta

Parmesan Kale Chips

Muffuletta Meatball Sub

Salmon Capriccio

Pork Chops with Apple Bacon Salad

Braised Short Ribs with Seared Shrimp and Grits

Pulled Pork Slider with Green Cabbage Slaw

Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Soup

Cowboy Stromboli

Tossed Salad

Dungeness Crab Roll

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Sausage and Herb Stuffed Clams

Shows You Might Like

See All Shows