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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Brookline

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Brookline 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 Brookline.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, $$, BrooklinePizza, $$Brookline
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

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Hemlock Grill

American, BrooklineAmericanBrookline, Chestnut Hill
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Grainne O’Malley’s

Irish, $$, BrooklineIrish, $$Brookline
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Parlour

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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The Publick House

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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  • TimeOut, 2021

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The Abbey

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline, Aspinwall Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Zaftigs Delicatessen - Brookline

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • USA Today

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Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2019

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Hamilton Restaurant & Bar

New American, $$, BrooklineNew American, $$Brookline
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Punch Bowl

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Lee's Burgers

American, $, BrooklineAmerican, $Brookline
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Hops N Scotch

American, $$, BrooklineAmerican, $$Brookline
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2013

    Boston's 12 Hottest Brunches, February 2013

    Eater, 2013

Village Fare Pizza

Pizza, $, BrooklinePizza, $Brookline
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Shaking Crab - Brookline

Creole, $$, BrooklineCreole, $$Brookline
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Ten Tables

American, $$$, BostonAmerican, $$$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How does it work?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 1052 lists and articles from top sources like TimeOut, USA Today and Eater, 15185 Brookline restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for TimeOut - The best vegan restaurants in Boston, USA Today - Best Breakfast in Boston and Eater - Boston's 12 Hottest Brunches, February 2013we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza, The Publick House, and The Abbey are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Brookline.

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza, Parlour, and The Publick House are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Brookline.

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza, Parlour, and The Publick House are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Brookline.

The Abbey and Martin's Coffee Shop are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Brookline.

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Brookline.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    Not sure what cocktail to drink with your heavy meat dish? Try Vieux Carre. The oaked flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The ideal pairing for barbecue

    When having barbecue, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Fun facts

  • National Hot Dog Day in The United States

    If you’re ever in The United Statesduring July, be ready to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. The people of The United States usually celebrate it on the 23 of July.

  • History lesson

    Do you know what food came to be in 1769 in Northern Europe? None other than the delicious macaroni and cheese.

  • Ready for some hashbrown?

    hashbrown is tasty, but could you eat 3 pounds of it in 3 like Dave Brunelli?

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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