Manliest Restaurants 2012
Woodshed Smokehouse is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

1. Woodshed Smokehouse

8.6
3201 Riverfront Dr (at Rogers Rd.), Fort Worth, TX
BBQ Joint · 112 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: This smokehouse relegates beef and pork ribs to its "Traditional Q" section of the menu while other options burst with modern flavors. Order piquillo peppers stuffed with brisket and cotija cheese.

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

2. Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

9.6
3002 W 47th Ave (at Mission Rd.), Kansas City, KS
BBQ Joint · Rosedale · 315 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: After the meat smokes for 17 hours, the restaurant cuts away the brisket and puts the fatty top back in to sweat for 5 more hours. The result is a sweet, crispy shell wrapped around juicy meat.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

3. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

9.5
246 W Willow St (at N Franklin St), Syracuse, NY
BBQ Joint · Downtown Syracuse · 240 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The folks at Dino take a slab of St. Louis ribs and coat it with a secret rub, smoke it, and glaze it to perfection. Pair it with the sausage-infused Bar-B-Que Beans and Dino's creamy coleslaw.

Cozy Corner is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

4. Cozy Corner

8.9
745 N Parkway, Memphis, TN
BBQ Joint · North Memphis · 54 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Try the barbecued Cornish game hen, a specialty the restaurant has been serving for decades. These birds are rubbed with a top-secret, family-recipe dry rub, then pit-roasted to juicy perfection.

Scott's Bar-B-Que is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

5. Scott's Bar-B-Que

7.5
2734 Hemingway Hwy, Hemingway, SC
BBQ Joint · 14 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Put a local spin on classic 'cue by mastering the "wrap around": order the barbeque sandwich for a half-pound of sauced barbeque pulled pork wrapped with a slice of white bread.

Roberta's Pizza is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

6. Roberta's Pizza

9.5
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 683 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Sample the double-garlic, sopressata and jalapeno pie known as Axl Rosenberg or the pork sausage, Pawlet cheese, fennel, lemon, and red onion number known as the Fennel Frontier.

DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

7. DeLorenzo's Tomato Pies

8.6
2350 Highway 33, Robbinsville, NJ
Pizza Place · 49 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Don't pile too many toppings on your tomato pie–you'll interfere with the robust char that makes this pizza so distinctive. Go for a large tomato pie with sausage.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

8. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

9.4
157 Wooster St (at Brown St.), New Haven, CT
Pizza Place · Wooster Square - Mill River · 215 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The original white clam pizza is so popular that they go through over 40 to 50 bushels a week. Order a large and split the pie, and a pitcher of beer or two, with a group of your closest guy friends.

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

9. Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

8.5
1650 Colorado Blvd (at Vincent Ave), Eagle Rock, CA
Pizza Place · Eagle Rock · 55 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Make it a "deluxe". The signature thin-crust pie arrives topped with peppers, mushrooms, and the aforementioned palate-altering sausage. Each pie is cut with signature-style scissors.

Burt's Place is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

10. Burt's Place

8541 Ferris Ave (btw Lincoln Ave & Capulina Ave), Morton Grove, IL
Pizza Place · 26 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Don't miss the spinach, tomato, and garlic pie. Cheesy and hearty, with a bit of crunch in the crust and a tomato sauce that's flavorful, slightly acidic and sweet without overpowering the toppings.

Strip House is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

11. Strip House

8.9
3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Steakhouse · The Strip · 36 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The New York strip weighs in at about 20 ounces and comes on the bone. It's everything you want a steak to be: massive, blackened, and tender. Take the black truffle creamed spinach on the side.

Prime Meats is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

12. Prime Meats

9.4
465 Court St (at Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 223 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The Côte De Boeuf is sold by the ounce with a minimum order of 27 ounces (about 1¾ pounds). Tackle a smaller steak on your own, or go for the 52-ounce monster to share.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

13. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

8.9
300 N LaSalle Dr (at Carroll Ave), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · River North · 124 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The restaurant’s name is a synonym for their signature cut of beef—the bone-in ribeye. It’s a deeply marbled 26-ounce steak seared on a charbroiler with a touch of sea salt and black pepper.

Cattleman's Steakhouse is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

14. Cattleman's Steakhouse

9.1
Indian Cliffs Ranch, Fabens, TX
Steakhouse · 55 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Wild West chain restaurants, you have nothing on Cattleman's. This restaurant sits on a 32,000-acres ranch. They even have a dining room where coyotes come up to the window to peer in as you eat.

La Boca Steaks is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

15. La Boca Steaks

8.5
870 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA
Argentinian Restaurant · Lower Garden District · 27 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Their signature dish: Entraña Fina con la Piel, a slow-cooked skirt steak cooked with the skin on. The result is a succulent, self-basting cut of meat that tastes like it was injected with flavor.

Joe's Stone Crab is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

16. Joe's Stone Crab

9.3
11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Seafood Restaurant · South Point · 378 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The shrimp cocktail, sweeter and plumper than most you can score in the U.S., rim a chalice filled with a house-made sauce. Order the jumbo claws if they're in season and larges any other time.

Fish Bar is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

17. Fish Bar

9.2
2956 N Sheffield Ave (at W Wellington Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · Lakeview · 100 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Fish Bar's Sachmo Po' Boy is the classic New Orleans Po' Boy–made rich. Enclosed in a New England lobster roll is shrimp and crawfish, crispy lettuce, sweet pickles, and roasted garlic aioli.

Waterman's Crab House is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

18. Waterman's Crab House

8.4
21055 E Sharp St, Rock Hall, MD
Seafood Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Choose from mediums, larges, and–in the late summer–jumbos, the sweetest crabs you can buy. Try the house specialty: garlic crabs-steamed blue crabs bathed in garlic butter.

Fisher's Club is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

19. Fisher's Club

429 Stratford St W, Avon, MN
American Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The lightly breaded and fried walleye is made using George Fisher's original recipe, unchanged since before the Second World War. The coleslaw's a classic as well.

Mabel's Lobster Claw is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

20. Mabel's Lobster Claw

8.7
124 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
Seafood Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Stick to the steamed lobster with drawn butter, or order a shell-less "lazy style" dish. The lobster savannah is stuffed with sautéed shrimp, scallops, and mushrooms, topped with crackers and cheese.

The Dandelion is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

21. The Dandelion

9.3
124 S 18th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City West · 214 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Order the deviled eggs as an appetizer and you'll taste a backbite of curry powder and cayenne pepper. As a main, request the rabbit, bacon, and spring vegetable pie, which arrives in a crock.

Snake River Brewery & Restaurant is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

22. Snake River Brewery & Restaurant

9.0
265 S Millward St (W Hansen Ave.), Jackson, WY
Brewery · 78 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Order a pitcher of Pako's, an IPA named after the pub's canine mascot. Pair it with the Zonker buffalo brat-cooked in house-brewed stout and smothered with kraut and grainy mustard.

El Bait Shop is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

23. El Bait Shop

9.5
200 SW 2nd St (at Market St), Des Moines, IA
Bar · Downtown Des Moines · 114 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Bring a few buddies and try the "Two Pounds, Two Pints" deal, where you can fill up on any of the 10 flavors of wings and 104 beers on draft. Try the Mexican wings, made with a spicy wet sauce.

Bukowski Tavern is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

24. Bukowski Tavern

8.3
50 Dalton St (btwn Belvidere & Boylston), Boston, MA
Bar · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 136 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The White Trash Cheese Dip, named for the trailer-park-raised employee who invented it, is a warm blend of American cheese and chilies. Order one for the table to soak up the beer you'll be downing.

Birch & Barley is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

25. Birch & Barley

8.9
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 104 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The Brät Burger–a mix of veal, ground beef, and pork–lends this burger its signature bratwurst flavor. It's a meaty, porky meld that's topped with beer-braised sauerkraut and Emmentaler cheese.

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

26. Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe

429 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
Sandwich Place · South End · 30 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: It's all about the turkey hash. Resembling an oversized potato pancake studded with chunks of turkey, it's fried crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and topped with two fried eggs.

Central Grocery Co. is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

27. Central Grocery Co.

9.1
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
Deli / Bodega · French Quarter · 124 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Just queue up, place your order quickly (one half muffuletta or one whole, if you're splitting, and we recommend a bag of cajun Zapp's chips), pay the man, and go. They're busy. And rightfully so.

Katz's Delicatessen is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

28. Katz's Delicatessen

9.3
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Lower East Side · 1065 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: You're in a New York deli. Attempt to fit in at least these items: sweet potato knishes, a pastrami sandwich, half-sour pickles, iced tea, and a New York egg cream for dessert.

Paesano's Philly Style is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

29. Paesano's Philly Style

9.0
1017 S 9th St (at Kimball St), Philadelphia, PA
Sandwich Place · Bella Vista - Southwark · 60 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Go for the roasted suckling pig, provolone, and broccoli rabe in the "Arista". For an Italian cold-cut, go for the "Daddy Wad," packed with mortadella, salami, sopresatta, cappacolla and prosciutto.

Bakesale Betty is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

30. Bakesale Betty

9.0
5098 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA
Bakery · Temescal · 107 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Order the fried chicken sandwich, of course. Ask for it the way owner Alison Barakat likes it: extra coleslaw, extra jalapenos.

Lilly's Taqueria is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

31. Lilly's Taqueria

8.8
310 Chapala St (at Parker Way), Santa Barbara, CA
Taco Place · Lower State · 46 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: You've made the trip, so grow some cojones and commit to something different. The beef cheek will surprise you with its juiciness. The tongue has a pleasant texture. The eye is unexpectedly succulent.

El Taco Rey is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

32. El Taco Rey

8.3
330 E Colorado Ave (at S. Wahsatch Ave.), Colorado Springs, CO
Taco Place · Downtown Colorado Springs · 20 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The avocado pork burrito is spicy and satisfying. Smoky hunks of pork play off the buttery richness of avocado, and the whole thing is smothered in the restaurant's signature pork green chile sauce.

Hankook Taqueria is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

33. Hankook Taqueria

9.4
1341 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
Taco Place · Underwood Hills · 133 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Thin slices of rib eye are marinated for 24 hours in a combo of soy sauce, pineapple juice, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, scallions, and onions. They then pan-sear the beef and place in a tortilla.

Empellón Taqueria is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

34. Empellón Taqueria

8.9
230 W 4th St (at W 10th St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · West Village · 197 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The chefs take a 1½-pound lobster and heat it in cream flavored with epazote, roasted tomato, and green chile. They then pile it onto tortillas and top with field corn, epazote mayonnaise, and cotija.

Tacos Atoyac is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

35. Tacos Atoyac

1830 W Glendale Ave (at 19th Ave), Phoenix, AZ
Mexican Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The interior is nondescript–walk up counter, basic tables and folding chairs–but it's what comes from behind the counter that makes the difference: mouth-watering, authentic Oaxacan-style street food.

Butcher & The Burger is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

36. Butcher & The Burger

9.3
1021 W Armitage Ave (at Kenmore Ave.), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · North Side · 99 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: How you stack your burger is up to you, but don't leave without trying the Kennebec fries–the name refers to a type of heirloom potato-twice-fried to perfection. Save room for their frozen custard.

The Cherry Cricket is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

37. The Cherry Cricket

9.4
2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO
Burger Joint · Cherry Creek North · 217 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: If you can handle it, order the half-pounder Cricket Burger. Then, ask them to slather on peanut butter and a fried egg. No, really. You'll have the world's most unforgettable, decadent burger.

Louis' Lunch is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

38. Louis' Lunch

7.5
263 Crown St, New Haven, CT
Burger Joint · Downtown New Haven · 90 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: One cheese, works–that's a burger with cheese, tomato, and onion. The sweetness of the onion is key, and the salt from the cheese and the moisture of the tomato are a good step away from condiments.

The Apple Pan is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

39. The Apple Pan

9.0
10801 W Pico Blvd (at Glendon Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Westside · 262 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: The Hickory Burger's so good because their recipe for the patty and "special sauce" are a secret. The ground meat is a mixture of prime and choice cuts of beef and the grilled bun gives a crusty edge.

White Manna Hamburgers is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

40. White Manna Hamburgers

8.6
358 River St, Hackensack, NJ
Burger Joint · 110 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: These sliders are for purists. You can't beat a classic burger done right for only $1.50. Try to wedge yourself in at the bar that wraps around the grill so you can watch them throw down the patties.

Incanto is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

41. Incanto

1550 Church St (at Duncan St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Noe Valley · 63 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Invite some friends to share the Leg of Beast dinner. You'll scoop marrow from the beef shank's bones, partake in the tendon, and gnaw on the bone-in beef of the shank itself.

Olympia Provisions NW is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

42. Olympia Provisions NW

9.0
1632 NW Thurman St (at NW 17th Ave), Portland, OR
Modern European Restaurant · Northwest District · 39 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Start with the chef's choice charcuterie board. Try the fried octopus, polenta and potatoes, leeks with garlic, and slabs of house-made foccacia swimming a pool of olive oil.

Hot Doug's is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

43. Hot Doug's

3324 N California Ave (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · Northwest Side · 244 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Order a foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse, and fleur de sel. The result is a meaty, creamy, rich blast of flavor that never disappoints. It's a cult classic.

Husk is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

44. Husk

9.2
76 Queen St (btwn Meeting & King St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 208 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Get the pig ears. They're bacon's more complex cousin–with the same smoky flavor and crisp chew–pressure cooked for 90 minutes, sliced into thin strips, smoked for several hours, and then deep fried.

wd~50 is one of Manliest Restaurants 2012.

45. wd~50

50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lower East Side · 165 tips and reviews

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: Ingredients you've tasted countless times before are reinvented at wd~50. Take eggs, for example. They cure the yolks for six hours so there isn't a deluge of runny proteins or crumbling, chalky yolk.