My wife and I absolutely love the Food Network, and we're constantly binge-watching Guy Fieri's shows, especially "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." We've even gone on trips to check out some of the restaurants that Guy features on the show. If you're curious, there's a complete list of all the eateries showcased on the Food Network below.

Another popular show hosted by Guy Fierri is "Guy's Grocery's Games" which features chefs from around the country creating dishes using unconventional ingredients from the grocery store aisles. A Minnesota chef recently competed on an episode dedicated to seafood dishes.

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Josh Thoma from Smack Shack appeared on Guy's Grocery Games (S35 E10 -SEAFOOD) to compete against 3 other chefs. The Smack Shack known for its award-winning lobster rolls started as a Food Truck and began serving food at the 1029 Bar in January 2011.


In November 2011, Guy Fieri showed up to feature the food on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and business exploded.

Now the "casual, coastal restaurant" is located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis with a second location in Bloomington.

Minnesota Chef Competes on Guy's Grocery Games

The Minnesota Chef made it to the final round but did not win. Thoma said he had a spectacular time and would love to come back to compete again.

Watch the episode here. 

All 37 Minnesota Restaurants that Have Been Featured on the Food Network

Many Minnesota restaurants have been featured on the Food Network over the years. Some have closed now, but I checked out the Food Networks website, the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives website, and to find all of the Minnesota restaurants that have been featured on their channel in the past and found these 37 (in no particular order) that are still open.

Gallery Credit: Carly Ross

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