The Originals Restaurant List

Follow Emeril to each of the historic restaurant spots that have become American food icons.

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The Mecca in Dallas, TX.
San Francisco

Buena Vista Café
2765 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 474-5044
Situated in Fisherman's Wharf since 1916, the Buena Vista Café introduced the Irish Coffee to America in 1952. Since then, it has become a mecca of sorts and serves up to 2,000 cups a day.

Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-1101
A fish market in operation since before 1900, the Swan Oyester Depot is known among locals for serving the freshest seafood and chowder in all of San Francisco.

Tadich Grill
240 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-1849
California's oldest continuously operating restaurant, Tadich Grill first opened shop in 1849 and is renowned for its fresh, grilled seafood.


Union Oyster House
41 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2750
This Beantown mainstay isn't merely the oldest restaurant in Boston, but the the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the entire United States. Don't miss out on their fresh oysters on the half shell and famous clam chowder.

Doyle's Café
3484 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-2345
The very first Irish Pub to grace Boston's streets, its long mahogany bar dates back to 1882 and has been known to be a favorite watering hole for both local and national politicians.

Parker's Restaurant
60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8600
Situated in the oldest continuously operating luxury hotel in the United States, this classic cafe has made its mark on the city's food history. Not only did its kitchens introduce the first ever Boston Cream Pie, but also the seafood specialty, scrod (cod and haddock).

Los Angeles

The Apple Pan
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-3585
This old school diner opened in 1947, and loyal customers have been enjoying their infamous hickory burger ever since. The banana cream and apple pies, baked fresh on-site every day, also have a serious following.

Tam O'Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
The Scottish-themed decor at the Tam O’Shanter gives this Los Angeles original its unique charm. Opened in 1922, this cozy eatery is known for its mouthwatering signature prime rib.

Philippe The Original
1001 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781
Established in 1908, Philippe The Original served the first French Dip Sandwich – a delicious accident born from a sandwich dropped in au jus. Expect ample tradition and historic charm when you order at their famous counter.


Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 350-1800
From brisket and pulled pork, to ribs and jalapeno sausage, when it comes to Texas-style BBQ few can compete with Sonny Bryan's. With a tradition that dates all the way back to 1910, the Dallas smokehouse was recognized as one of "America's Classics" by the James Beard Foundation.

The Mecca
10422 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 352-0228
Known to serve some of the best breakfast fare in the city, North Dallas dwellers have been piling in since it opened in 1938. Swing by for catcher's-mitt sized cinnamon rolls, migas, pancakes and french toast. 

El Fenix
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 277-1121
Famous for having started the beloved Tex-Mex food movement, this downtown Dallas mainstay has been serving some of the cities best margaritas since 1918.
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