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8 :02x01 - Dodge City

Jul/06/2011
Chef Robert Irvine heads to Harrisburg, PA in an effort to try and save Dodge City USA from closing its doors after 30 years of service. He will have to find a way to tackle a Wild West theme that has run its course for decades. From the deer heads on the to the porcelain pigs behind the counter, this cowboy's dream has become a nightmare for its owners because they refuse to modernize their restaurant and leave their time warp. Will the owners listen to Robert and be able to step out of the past and make the best of these changes? Or will this prove to be a Restaurant: Impossible?

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9 :02x02 - La Stanza

Jul/13/2011
Chef Robert arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to help the owners of Italian Restaurant La Stanza improve its menu, image, and managerial skills to become a premiere hot spot in the city.

10 :02x03 - Sweet Tea

Jul/20/2011
Chef Robert Irvine's mission takes him to Chapin, SC where a little restaurant by the name of Sweet Tea is being run into the ground by its new owners. Robert is under enormous pressure of helping this restaurant succeed because a father's life savings and future retirement hangs in the balance. Christine and Jeffrey Spencer have been running this restaurant for less than a year and, at this rate, may not make it another year. Christine's father bought it for her in hopes that Sweet Tea would be the break she needed to be able to take care of her family. Instead, Christine and Jeffery are just weeks away from losing their jobs, their restaurant, and nearly every penny from her father's retirement fund. This small town restaurant has really made Robert question if he can truly overcome a Restaurant: Impossible!

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11 :02x04 - Country Fare

Jul/27/2011
Chef Robert launches a sneak attack on a neighborhood diner called County Fare in Stafford, Virginia and gets a surprise of his own at what he discovers. With a budget of $10,000 and a work schedule of 2 days, Robert and his crew have their work cut out for them to help the owners tackle issues that include a lack of signature dishes and décor, inedible dishes, and overall cleanliness. Despite running into a few bumps in the road during the renovation, County Fare had a successful grand reopening.

12 :02x05 - Snooty Fox

Aug/03/2011
Robert is racing to Indianapolis, IN to help Snooty Fox, a struggling English pub-style restaurant. It's been a mainstay in the city for 28-years but because of their aging clientele, it likely won't last another 8-months. Robert is underwhelmed by the British-influence and overwhelmed by grime and food safety issues. The first thing he does is close the kitchen down. But there are bigger fish (and chips) to fry when the head chef quits with no notice. With two days to get this place back on its feet, Robert kicks into high gear - interviewing new chefs, overhauling the décor and updating the menu. With time quickly running out, trouble with the design keeps everyone wondering if the Snooty Fox is ever going to run again.



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13 :02x06 - Pastori's

Aug/24/2011
Robert travels to Rascal's BBQ & Crab House in New Castle, Del., where many pass by but almost none stop to eat. Rascal's hides behind mountains of trash and one of the dirtiest kitchens Robert has seen. He orders a mass cleaning, and as the trash sorting begins, some treasures surface to update the restaurant's aesthetic. Robert also introduces fresh dishes and a new catering menu to help revive this dump. As the mission comes to an end, Robert still needs to do some serious work to triumph over the trash.



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14 :02x07 - Scrimmages

Aug/31/2011
Chef Irvine visits a sports bar in Wilmington, Del., that's failing because its four equal owners are butting heads.

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15 :02x08 - Mamma D's

Sep/07/2011
Pigs and chickens and goats? Oh my! This Restaurant Impossible takes chef Robert Irvine to rural Pipersville, Pa., and Mamma D's, a place that is part restaurant, part vineyard and mostly petting zoo. Owners Luigi and Liz Desiato are all over the place with ideas - they have a vineyard, a farm stand, a wine store, a petting zoo and, of course, the restaurant. Robert is confused by what he sees and can't get over the smell, the animals and the clutter everywhere. Could this mission prove to be too much for Robert?

Source: The Food Network

16 :02x09 - Off Street Café

Sep/14/2011
This mission takes Robert to Cerritos, a small town in sunny Southern California. But what he finds is the Off Street Café, a gloomy restaurant co-owned by the ex-mother and daughter-in-law team of Robin and Rose. Will Robert be able to mend extended family fences get the Off Street Café back on track?

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17 :02x10 - The Trails

Sep/21/2011
Robert hits the trail to San Diego, CA where he finds The Trails Eatery. An adorable little café owned and run by a young, energetic woman named Stacey. While, the surface here looks great, underneath the nicely painted exterior, is a business spiraling into bankruptcy. Will Stacey take Robert's advice or will it be the end of the line for The Trails?

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18 :02x11 - Cap'n and the Cowboy

Sep/28/2011
Chef Robert Irvine finds himself walking into a salty sea dog's worst nightmare on this mission to Port Charlotte, Florida... home of the run-down, overly cluttered, kitschy and disgusting Cap'n and the Cowboy restaurant.


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19 :02x12 - Mad Cactus

Nov/02/2011
Chef Robert Irvine finds himself walking into a salty sea dog's worst nightmare on this mission to Port Charlotte, Florida... home of the run-down, overly cluttered, kitschy and disgusting Cap'n and the Cowboy restaurant.


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20 :02x13 - McShane's

Nov/09/2011
Chef Robert Irvine's visit to McShane's Restaurant in East Syracuse, NY proves to be the most horrendous place he has faced to date. Inside there is dirt upon dirt upon dirt all the way to the soda tubing at the bar. Can Robert help the owner, Cindy bring the place back from the brink of bankruptcy?

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21 :02x14 - Coffee's Boiling Pot

Nov/16/2011
When Chef Robert Irvine comes to Coffee's Boilin' Pot in Madisonville, Louisiana the odds are stacked against him. Not only have the owners, Tim and Allene Oalmann, neglected the former landmark restaurant, but they have been divorced for three years and are barely able to speak to each other. Can Chef Robert and his team restore the restaurant to its former splendor and get the feuding exes on speaking terms again in only two days and with $10,000?


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22 :02x15 - St. James Soup Kitchen

Nov/23/2011
A dilapidated soup kitchen in Newark, N.J., is overhauled on a $10,000 budget.

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23 :02x16 - Wildcat Café

Dec/07/2011
It's back to school for Chef Robert Irvine as he travels to Canton South High School in Canton, OH to help the students of its culinary arts program that is struggling to survive due to state budget cuts. Canton South boasts the Wildcat Cafe, a working for profit restaurant located in the school which too is struggling with outdated, broken equipment in the kitchen and a dilapidated dining room. Can Robert help turn around the cafeteria as well as change the lives of some of the students?


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24 :02x17 - Sullivan's

Jan/04/2012
Chef Robert Irvine's expertise at saving failing restaurants is put to the test at Sullivan's in Fruita, CO. The restaurant is on the verge of bankruptcy and owner Ginny is on the verge of a breakdown. Neglected and dirty, Sullivan's needs chef Robert and his team to give it a new identity in the kitchen and in the dining room. Will the tight deadline and $10,000 budget be too much to save this failing pub?


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25 :02x18 - Hoffman's

Jan/11/2012
Chef Robert Irvine's intervention of Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie in Santa Cruz, Calif., couldn't come soon enough. The 10-year-old venture is more than $2 million in debt, and the stress on the family-run business has resulted in a tense and uncomfortable environment for employees and customers alike. Chef Robert's drastic plan to completely overhaul the restaurant is needed to save the business, but with only two days and $10,000, will they be able to reopen without alienating customers and tearing the family apart?


Source: Food Network
Warning: Restaurant: Impossible guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Status: Returning Series
Network: food network ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 19, 2011
Episode Order: 13
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