Being famous must get pretty boring. You wear baseball caps to dodge your adoring fans, attend a gala or two, sit back in your 16-bedroom Hollywood Hills mansion, and wait for Neutrogena to offer you the endorsement deal of a lifetime. But some stars dedicate their free time to culinary pursuits, and when they do, we all reap the benefits.
What follows is a brief selection of notable celebrity-owned restaurant concepts, from Jimmy Buffett’s effervescent Margaritaville to Susan Sarandon’s weirdo ping-pong bar. Which of these esteemed institutions would you patronize?