Restaurant: Impossible Episodes

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Restaurant: Impossible Season 8 episodes

No Day at the Beach Season 8, Episode 13

The Portu-Greek Cafe in Hudson, Fla., proves to be a challenge for Robert, who has to teach the self-described stubborn owner and his bickering family how to cooperate. read more

Saving Grace Season 8, Episode 12

A business and marriage are in trouble when Robert arrives at Grace's Place Bagels and Deli in Palm Coast, Fla., which is owned by a couple who are $320,000 in debt and are failing because of a lack of communication and teamwork. read more

The Writing on the Wall Season 8, Episode 11

Robert helps the owner and operator of a successful sawmill turn Big Jim's Bama Q in Hammondville, Ala., into a barbecue destination, but first he has to teach him a thing or two about what it takes to thrive in the food business. read more

Living in the Dark Ages Season 8, Episode 10

A BBQ restaurant with a caveman/dinosaur theme needs to be saved from extinction in Winter Garden, Fla. On Robert's to-do list is an overhaul of the decor, which consists of inflatables and foam rocks. He also offers tips to control the kitchen chaos created by the owner's brother. read more

Meet the Impossible Season 8, Episode 9

Chef Robert Irvine celebrates the show's 100th episode by offering a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes. Included: interviews with the people who make the makeovers possible; and a look back at the dirtiest kitchens, most stubborn owners and memorable reveals. read more

Bummed Out Season 8, Episode 8

High emotions and yelling mark Robert's trip to Bumbino's Italian Ristorante in Orange County, Fla., where he deals with crumbling relationships, the firing of staff and a switch made in the kitchen. read more

Treading Water Season 8, Episode 7

Robert offers advice to a seemingly passionless businesswoman who's finding it difficult to keep Bryant's Seafood World in Hueytown, Ala., afloat after taking over the hometown favorite four years ago, during which time she has neglected the menu, decor and grime. read more

Face the Music Season 8, Episode 6

Robert tries to help Urban Roots, a restaurant and entertainment venue in Oklahoma City, become a success, but first he has to reignite the owner/chef's passion for cooking and light a fire under the lackadaisical staff. read more

Ungratifying Season 8, Episode 5

Gratifi Kitchen and Bar in Houston receives a much-needed makeover that begins with cleaning the filthy kitchen. Also: The owner's snarky attitude doesn't sit well with his employees or Robert. read more

Pizza: Impossible Season 8, Episode 4

A New York-style pizzeria in Baton Rouge serves great food, but the business struggles because of a stubborn owner who is scaring away customers with his "my way or the highway" attitude. read more

Fiery Family Fusion Season 8, Episode 3

A couple who have spent two years trying to make Pasión Latin Fusion Restaurant in Albuquerque a success ask for help from Robert Irvine, who determines that tension between the owner's wife and brother is bad for business, as is a menu that leaves costumers confused and frustrated. read more

A Lot to Lose Season 8, Episode 2

Bland food, poor service and no lunch crowd are among the problems identified by Robert when he arrives at Tootie's Texas Barbecue in Cathedral City, Cal., which is owned by a woman who recently battled cancer. read more

Up in Smoke Season 8, Episode 1

Robert deems the barbecue bland and the management inefficient when he arrives at the Mill Creek BBQ in Redlands, Cal., in the Season 8 premiere, which also finds him helping to repair the owner's relationship with her 21-year-old daughter. read more

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Premiered: January 19, 2010, on Food Network
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Chef Robert Irvine tries to turn around struggling restaurants in just two days on a $10,000 budget in this reality series.

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