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The 8 Best American Restaurants In Bethesda

Updated: September 21, 2022

Looking for Bethesda’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 Bethesda eateries below.

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Barrel & Crow

American, $$, Woodmont TriangleAmerican, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Terrain Cafe

New American, $$, Bethesda RowNew American, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

World of Beer

American, $$, Bethesda RowAmerican, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Silver

American, $$, Bethesda RowAmerican, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Brickside Food & Drink

American, $$, Woodmont TriangleAmerican, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Cooper's Mill

American, $$, Alta VistaAmerican, $$Bethesda, Alta Vista
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Matchbox - Bethesda

American, $$, Bethesda RowAmerican, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

Caddies

American, $$, Woodmont TriangleAmerican, $$Bethesda, Woodmont Triangle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16302 restaurants, and 518 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Infatuation - The Best DC Restaurants For Date Night. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Persimmon Restaurant, Black's Bar & Kitchen, and Peter's Carry Out are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Bethesda.

Persimmon Restaurant, True Food Kitchen, and Barrel & Crow are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Bethesda.

Persimmon Restaurant, Black's Bar & Kitchen, and True Food Kitchen are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Bethesda.

Persimmon Restaurant, Black's Bar & Kitchen, and Peter's Carry Out are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Bethesda.

Persimmon Restaurant, Black's Bar & Kitchen, and Peter's Carry Out are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Bethesda.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    Kentucky 75 is made with Champagne-based, bourbon and if you really want to get the most out of your fried chicken, we would recommend pairing these two together.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering how to best enjoy your heavy meat dish, we would highlight how well a glass of Vieux Carre complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


Did you know?

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    If you ever wondered what expensive hamburger can cost, wait ‘til you hear this. In 2011, the most expensive hamburger sold for $5,000 in Corvallis, The United States.

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    Are you a fan of crawfish? The current record for eating the most crawfish is 33 pounds! Do you love crawfish enough to beat this record?

  • A delicious pairing

    Surely you’ve tried lemonade with your hot dog? It’s a classic pairing.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Bethesda 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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