After visiting over 1,250 restaurants throughout the U.S. Guy Fieri, who hosts “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” says this is the best place to eat in all of California.
Known for his love of comfort food and home-style cooking, Fieri highlights the best local food spots in cities large and small accross the nation on his Food Network show. The folks at food news and recipe site, Mashed reviewed all of the eateries Fieri has visited to compile a list of his favorite places to dine in each state.
Mashed determined that Fieri's favorite California restaurant is located 47 miles south of San Francisco in Pescadero, California. It's called Duarte's Tavern and the Food Network says they have the best Crab Cioppino. Duarte's is a fourth-generation, family-owned tavern that uses locally sourced seafood and produce. Fieri is a big fan of their abalone sandwich served on sourdough bread, followed by their olallieberry pie for dessert.
Fieri isn't the only one who thinks Duarte's Tavern is incredible, they were awarded the prestigious James Beard Award for American Classic Restaurant in 2003.
Guy Fieri is a California native who grew up in Humboldt County and now resides with his family in Santa Rosa, California.