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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Boston

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Boston? 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. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Boston.

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Ten Tables

American, $$$, Jamaica PlainAmerican, $$$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Saltie Girl

American, $$$, Back BayAmerican, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Yvonne's

New American, $$$, Downtown CrossingNew American, $$$Boston, Downtown Crossing
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Vee Vee

American, $$, Jamaica PlainAmerican, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Row 34

Peruvian, $$$, South BostonPeruvian, $$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Stillwater

American, $$, ChinatownAmerican, $$Boston, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Lenox Sophia

New American, $, South BostonNew American, $Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
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The Brewer's Fork

Pizza, $$, CharlestownPizza, $$Boston, Charlestown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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224 Boston Street Restaurant

American, $$, North DorchesterAmerican, $$Boston, North Dorchester
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Lily's Bar Pizza Patio

Pizza, DowntownPizzaBoston, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Audubon Boston

American, $$, KenmoreAmerican, $$Boston, Kenmore
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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dbar

American, $$, North DorchesterAmerican, $$Boston, North Dorchester
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Buttermilk & Bourbon

American, $$$, Back BayAmerican, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Bogie's Place

American, $$, Downtown CrossingAmerican, $$Boston, Downtown Crossing
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Boston Sail Loft

American, $$, North EndAmerican, $$Boston, North End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Boston. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 15185 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from Eater, TimeOut and Trip 101 and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Eat Lunch Outdoors on a Weekday in and Around Boston, TimeOut - The 16 best waterfront restaurants in Boston and Trip 101 - 12 Best Waterfront Dining In Boston, Massachusetts - Updated 2022we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Ten Tables, Saltie Girl, and Vee Vee are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Boston.

Stillwater, Audubon Boston, and Strega Italiano - Seaport are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Boston.

Ten Tables, Saltie Girl, and Vee Vee are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Boston.

There are 390 American restaurants in Boston.

Vee Vee, Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese, and Asta are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Boston.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Zinfandel

    Experts often pair barbecue with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    having grilled burger and not sure cocktail to drink with it? Go for Margarita. Its sweetflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • Vieux Carre and 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.


Interesting facts

  • The biggest macaroni and cheese ever

    Chef John Folse made an immense macaroni and cheese in 2010. How many of your friends would you take to New Orleans to tackle the macaroni and cheese that weighed 2,469 pounds.

  • The most lavish hot dog

    Tokyo Dog is home to the $169 hot dogcalled the Juuni Ban.

  • For the love of hamburger

    If it’s May 28, then you best not forget to grab a little hamburger for International Hamburger Day.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for 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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