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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Amherst

Updated: October 10, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Amherst? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Amherst has to offer.

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Sal & Al's Diner

American, $$, AmherstAmerican, $$Amherst
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Brew Kettle Amherst

American, $$, AmherstAmerican, $$Amherst
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Dawg House Bar And Grill

American, ElyriaAmericanElyria
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Diso's Bistro

French, $$, LorainFrench, $$Lorain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Bubbas

American, $$, LorainAmerican, $$Lorain
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Foundry Kitchen and Bar

American, $$, ElyriaAmerican, $$Elyria
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mutt and Jeffs

American, $, LorainAmerican, $Lorain
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Amherst Diner

American, $, South AmherstAmerican, $South Amherst
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Lenny's Chicken

American, $$, ElyriaAmerican, $$Elyria
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Black River Tavern

American, $$, ElyriaAmerican, $$Elyria
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

1833

American, $$, OberlinAmerican, $$Oberlin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Chris' Restaurant

American, $, LorainAmerican, $Lorain
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Rubin's Deli & Restaurant

American, $, ElyriaAmerican, $Elyria
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Erie Steak & Seafood

American, $$, LorainAmerican, $$Lorain
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Scorchers Casual Eatery & Draft House

American, $, LorainAmerican, $Lorain
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5547 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 209 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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