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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Burlington

Updated: July 5, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Burlington? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Burlington has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Tousey House Restaurant

American, $$, BurlingtonAmerican, $$Burlington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Guthrie's

American, $, BurlingtonAmerican, $Burlington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Good Times Only Bar & Grill

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Kitchen 1883

American, $$, UnionAmerican, $$Union
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Weather Oar Knot "The Knot"

American, UnionAmericanUnion
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Luna's Tequila Bar and Grill

American, $$, FlorenceAmerican, $$Florence
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Fillmore's Dairy Hut

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Joella's Hot Chicken

American, $$, Crescent SpringsAmerican, $$Crescent Springs
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dixie Chili

American, $, ErlangerAmerican, $Erlanger
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

American, $$, UnionAmerican, $$Union
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hebron Grille

American, $$, HebronAmerican, $$Hebron
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Pub at Crestview Hills

British, $$, Crestview HillsBritish, $$Crestview Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Quaker Steak & Lube

American, $$, FlorenceAmerican, $$Florence
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Mad Mike's Burgers & Fries

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Breakers Grill

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 5724 Burlington restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Burlington restaurant reviews, and 232 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Tousey House Restaurant, White Castle, and Frisch's Big Boy are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Burlington.

Tousey House Restaurant, Washington Square Cafe, and Guthrie's are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Burlington.

Tousey House Restaurant, Washington Square Cafe, and Guthrie's are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Burlington.

Tousey House Restaurant is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Burlington.

Wendy's and Smashburger are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Burlington.

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.


  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    When considering how to best enjoy your shellfish, we would highlight how well a glass of Chardonnay complements the dish as it balances richness with acidity.


Did you know?

  • A killer pairing

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache to complement the food’s greasy and salty taste with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

  • The original deep dish pizza

    Chicago is where deep dish pizza has its roots, and those roots date back to 1943.

  • Expensive taste

    Have you heard of the Juuni Ban? It’s a one-of-a-kind hot dog. You can find it at Tokyo Dog, but you’ll need to fork out $169 if you want to indulge.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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