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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Cathedral City

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for Cathedral City’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. 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 Cathedral City has to offer.

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Bubba’s Bones & Brews

American, $$, Cathedral CityAmerican, $$Cathedral City, Whitewater
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tony's Burgers

American, $$, Cathedral CityAmerican, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sunshine Cafe

American, $, Cathedral CityAmerican, $Cathedral City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Runway Bar & Restaurant

American, $$, Cathedral CityAmerican, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

JAX Bar+Dining

American, $$, Cathedral CityAmerican, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Upper Crust Pizza

Pizza, $$, Cathedral CityPizza, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Henry's Sports Bar & Grill

American, $, Cathedral CityAmerican, $Cathedral City, Whitewater
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Polanco Kitchen

New American, $$, Cathedral CityNew American, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

FARM

French, $$, Palm SpringsFrench, $$Palm Springs
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Goop

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  • Vacation Idea, 2020

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Elmer's Restaurant

American, $$, Palm SpringsAmerican, $$Palm Springs, Deepwell Estates
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Goop

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    Goop

Little Bar

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

The Heyday

American, Palm SpringsAmericanPalm Springs, Midtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Gastro Grind Burgers

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Eight4Nine

New American, $$, Palm SpringsNew American, $$Palm Springs, Old Las Palmas
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2020

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    Vacation Idea, 2020

Billy Q's

Pizza, $$, Palm DesertPizza, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10624 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Cathedral City and 264 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Vacation Idea and Goop had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Vacation Idea - 25 Best Romantic Restaurants in Palm Springs, California and Goop - The Best Palm Springs Restaurants. 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Cathedral City are Meester Zebra, Bubba’s Bones & Brews, and The Southern Belle Café.

Meester Zebra, Bubba’s Bones & Brews, and Tony's Burgers are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Cathedral City.

Bubba’s Bones & Brews, Tony's Burgers, and Don & Sweet Sue's Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Cathedral City.

Meester Zebra, Bubba’s Bones & Brews, and Tony's Burgers are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Cathedral City.

Meester Zebra, Bubba’s Bones & Brews, and Tony's Burgers are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Cathedral City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for grilled burger

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    For an elevated experience, pair your heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • 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.


Fun facts

  • Celebrating a love for mac and cheese

    Want to indulge in some amazing mac and cheese? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Mac & Cheese Day held every July 14.

  • The world-record holder

    The name is Joey Chestnut, and they ate a ridiculous 18 pounds of chili con carne in 6 minutes.

  • The largest macaroni and cheese

    2,469 pounds is the weight of a macaroni and cheese that was made in September of 2010.

Parking in the area

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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