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The 9 Best American Restaurants In Baltimore

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for Baltimore’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Baltimore eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant


American, $$$$, Inner HarborAmerican, $$$$Baltimore, Inner Harbor
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best American Restaurants in Baltimore

    Zagat, 2016
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants with Harbor Views in Baltimore

    USA Today

Annabel Lee Tavern

American, $$, CantonAmerican, $$Baltimore, Canton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Local Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland

    CultureTrip, 2017

Cheezy Mike's Food Emporium

American, Mount VernonAmericanBaltimore, Mount Vernon
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Snake Hill

American, $, HighlandtownAmerican, $Baltimore, Highlandtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Huck's American Craft

American, $$, Brewers HillAmerican, $$Baltimore, Brewers Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Southside Burger Bar

American, Federal HillAmericanBaltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Outpost American Tavern

American, $$, Federal HillAmerican, $$Baltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Clark Burger

American, $$, Little ItalyAmerican, $$Baltimore, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Happy Hour Heaven

American, Upper Fells PointAmericanBaltimore, Upper Fells Point
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5440 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 127 lists and articles from CultureTrip, USA Today and Zagat and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for CultureTrip - The 10 Best Local Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland, USA Today - Best Restaurants with Harbor Views in Baltimore and Zagat - Best American Restaurants in Baltimorewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

There are 411 American restaurants in Baltimore.

Charleston, Annabel Lee Tavern, and Krispy Krunchy Chicken are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Baltimore.

Charleston, Annabel Lee Tavern, and Krispy Krunchy Chicken are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Baltimore.

Charleston, Cheezy Mike's Food Emporium, and K T's Kitchen are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Baltimore.

Charleston, Juicy King Crab House, and Spirits West are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Baltimore.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for fried chicken

    Experts recommend pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

  • The ideal drink pairing for shellfish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Fun facts

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • Celebrating a love for hot dog

    hot dog lovers in The United States indulge in hot dog come July to celebrate National Hot Dog Day.

  • 23 cheesesteak of Philly cheesesteak, please!

    Joey Chestnutate the most Philly cheesesteak in the world by finishing no fewer than 23. Who’s up for breaking this record?

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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