February 28, 2020

All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' restaurants within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. Inspired by his “gangsta” outlook on life, we decided to check just how many restaurants the mayor of Flavortown has visited during his diplomatic tours to the flavorblasted Central Florida area.

So, grab your favorite flame-print bowling shirt and buckle up for a “funkalicious” list of Central Florida's appearances in the Emmy-nominated show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

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Buya Ramen 
911 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
When Fieri and his family visited Buya, they approved of the restaurant’s crispy duck ramen and blistered shishito peppers. However, the restaurant offers five other ramen dishes and myriad of other appetizer dishes. The restaurant also boasts a wide selection of Japanese whiskys, which can be difficult to get your hands on.
Photo via Buya Ramen’s Facebook

Buya Ramen

911 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
When Fieri and his family visited Buya, they approved of the restaurant’s crispy duck ramen and blistered shishito peppers. However, the restaurant offers five other ramen dishes and myriad of other appetizer dishes. The restaurant also boasts a wide selection of Japanese whiskys, which can be difficult to get your hands on.

Photo via Buya Ramen’s Facebook
Taco Bus 
913 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
Guy called the torta chilorio, which is filled with pulled pork, cheese, cilantro, cabbage and tomatoes, “out of bounds.” Taco Bus had a humble beginning, operating out of a converted school bus, and has since grown to include 15 locations.
Photo via CL

Taco Bus

913 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
Guy called the torta chilorio, which is filled with pulled pork, cheese, cilantro, cabbage and tomatoes, “out of bounds.” Taco Bus had a humble beginning, operating out of a converted school bus, and has since grown to include 15 locations.

Photo via CL
Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish 
1350 S. Pasadena Ave., South Pasadena
When Guy Fieri visited Ted Peters, he was able to get in the kitchen to see how the restaurant has been smoking fish since the late ‘40s. Raw fish is cooked over the course of four-six hours over Floridian red oak. Alton Brown, another Food Network celebrity, featured the smoked mullet fish dinner on the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” 
Photo via YouTube

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish

1350 S. Pasadena Ave., South Pasadena
When Guy Fieri visited Ted Peters, he was able to get in the kitchen to see how the restaurant has been smoking fish since the late ‘40s. Raw fish is cooked over the course of four-six hours over Floridian red oak. Alton Brown, another Food Network celebrity, featured the smoked mullet fish dinner on the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

Photo via YouTube
Danny's All-American Diner & Dairy Bar 
4406 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa
Fieri has a hand in this burger joint’s success; he invented its Triple D Triple Play burger, which comes with mojo pork and pastrami. The restaurant is also popular for its chili cheeseburgers and Cuban sandwiches with capicola and Genoa salami.
Photo via Google Maps

Danny's All-American Diner & Dairy Bar

4406 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa
Fieri has a hand in this burger joint’s success; he invented its Triple D Triple Play burger, which comes with mojo pork and pastrami. The restaurant is also popular for its chili cheeseburgers and Cuban sandwiches with capicola and Genoa salami.

Photo via Google Maps
Fat One's Hot Dogs & Italian Ice 
Based in Orlando, location varies
After his success singing baritone in *NSYNC, Joey Fatone decided to open a hot dog kiosk in an Orlando mall. The actor and pop star isn’t selling hotdogs at the kiosk anymore. Instead, if you want to try guacamole or mac and cheese topped hot dogs, you’ll have to check the Fat One’s Facebook for food truck updates.
Photo via Fat One's Hot Dogs’ Facebook

Fat One's Hot Dogs & Italian Ice

Based in Orlando, location varies
After his success singing baritone in *NSYNC, Joey Fatone decided to open a hot dog kiosk in an Orlando mall. The actor and pop star isn’t selling hotdogs at the kiosk anymore. Instead, if you want to try guacamole or mac and cheese topped hot dogs, you’ll have to check the Fat One’s Facebook for food truck updates.

Photo via Fat One's Hot Dogs’ Facebook

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