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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Birmingham

Updated: July 27, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Birmingham restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Birmingham.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Birmingham Pub

American, BirminghamAmericanBirmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Rugby Grille

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Detroit

    City Seeker
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Detroit Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best Romantic Restaurants in Detroit

    City Seeker

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

American, $$$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$$Birmingham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hazel’s

American, $$, BirminghamAmerican, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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Luxe Bar & Grill

American, $$, BirminghamAmerican, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    3 top spots for burgers in Birmingham

    Hoodline, 2019

The Morrie

American, $$, BirminghamAmerican, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Hunter House Hamburgers

American, $, BirminghamAmerican, $Birmingham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    3 top spots for burgers in Birmingham

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

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Bistro Joe's

French, $$, BirminghamFrench, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Social Kitchen & Bar

New American, $$, BirminghamNew American, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Detroit Metro Times, 2015

    Best Brunch in Oakland County

    Detroit Metro Times, 2015

220 Merrill

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Mad Hatter Bistro

American, $$, BirminghamAmerican, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Sidecar Slider Bar

American, $$, BirminghamAmerican, $$Birmingham
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Townhouse

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Beverly Hills Grill

American, $$, Beverly HillsAmerican, $$Beverly Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants

    USA Today

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 11294 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Birmingham and 792 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Detroit Metro Times, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and City Seeker had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Detroit Metro Times - Best Brunch in Oakland County, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Detroit Area and City Seeker - Best Romantic Restaurants in Detroit. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Forest, Birmingham Pub, and Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Birmingham.

Forest, Birmingham Pub, and Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Birmingham.

Birmingham Pub, Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro, and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Birmingham.

Forest, Birmingham Pub, and Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Birmingham.

Birmingham Pub, Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro, and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Birmingham.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for grilled burger

    When having grilled burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.

  • Go for Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    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.

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    Kentucky 75 is vibrant and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your fried chicken. The Champagne-based, bourbon in the drink play nicely with the fatty flavors in the food.

Did you know?

  • A tasty history lesson

    If you happen to think of Northern Europe, just know that the macaroni and cheese was invented there in 1769.

  • A big feat in 2010

    On September 23, 2010, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the macaroni and cheese, weighing 2,469 pounds.

  • All in a day’s work

    corned beef hash is tasty, but could you eat 4 pounds of it in 1 like Eric "Badlands" Booker?

Parking information

Birminghamis notorious for tricky parking. 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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