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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Cambridge

Updated: October 10, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Cambridge? 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. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Cambridge eateries below.

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Puritan & Company

New American, $$$, Wellington-HarringtonNew American, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Alden & Harlow

American, $$$, West CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Bisq

American, $$$, Wellington-HarringtonAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Urban Hearth

New American, $$, North CambridgeNew American, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Waypoint

American, $$$, RiversideAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Talulla

American, $$$, West CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Area Four

Pizza, $$, The Port - Area 4Pizza, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Veggie Galaxy

American, $$, CambridgeportAmerican, $$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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The Smoke Shop BBQ - Kendall Square

American, $$, Wellington-HarringtonAmerican, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Vincent's

American, $$$, Wellington-HarringtonAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Cambridge Common

American, $$, Aggasiz - Harvard NorthAmerican, $$Cambridge, Aggasiz - Harvard North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Harvest

American, $$$, West CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Russell House Tavern

American, $$, RiversideAmerican, $$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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PlantPub

Pizza, $$, East CambridgePizza, $$Cambridge, East Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Forage

New American, $$$, West CambridgeNew American, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
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 Cambridge. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Trip 101 and Thrillist. These spots have been featured in Trip 101 - 10 Restaurants In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thrillist - 18 Incredible Spots to Eat and Drink Outside in Boston Right Now and Thrillist - Everywhere You Need to Eat in Boston Right Now. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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