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The 14 Best American Restaurants Near Chula Vista

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Chula Vista? 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 Chula Vista eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Tavern At The Vogue

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Northwest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Get to know Chula Vista's newest businesses

    Hoodline, 2019

The Search Bar

American, Chula VistaAmericanChula Vista, Fenton St
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Buffalo Wing Star

American, Chula VistaAmericanChula Vista, Southwest
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Shake & Muddle

New American, $$, Chula VistaNew American, $$Chula Vista, Northwest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Balboa South

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Northwest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

3N1 Sports Bar & Grill

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, San Miguel Ranch
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Galley At the Marina

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Northwest
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated
  • Lyft

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    Lyft

Grater Grilled Cheese

New American, Chula VistaNew AmericanChula Vista, Otay Ranch
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Islands Restaurant

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Village Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Canyon Sports Pub & Grill

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Southwest
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Hurricane Grill & Wings

American, $$, Chula VistaAmerican, $$Chula Vista, Otay Ranch
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Ace Crab

Creole, $$, National CityCreole, $$National City, Eastside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Slappy's Burgers & Brews

American, $$, National CityAmerican, $$National City, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

D Wings & Ribs

American, National CityAmericanNational City, Eastside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like Three Best Rated, Hoodline and Lyft, 10162 Chula Vista restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Seafood Restaurants in Chula Vista, CA, Hoodline - Get to know Chula Vista's newest businesses and Lyft - Top 5 Most Visited Seafood Restaurants in Northwest, Chula Vista. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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.

Common questions

Tavern At The Vogue, Canada Steak Burger, and The Search Bar are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Chula Vista.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Chula Vista are Tavern At The Vogue, Canada Steak Burger, and The Search Bar.

Tavern At The Vogue, Canada Steak Burger, and The Search Bar are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Chula Vista.

Family House of Pancakes, Galley At the Marina, and Black Angus Steakhouse are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Chula Vista.

There are 70 American restaurants in Chula Vista.

Drink pairing tips

  • Vieux Carre and heavy meat dish


    When enjoying heavy meat dish, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of oakedVieux Carre, a cocktail that cuts through the heaviness of the dish

  • The ultimate 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 Chardonnay with shellfish

    When considering what goes best with shellfish, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it balances richness with acidity.


Fun facts

  • 2,014 pounds of hamburger

    In Carlton, The United States, American-lovers celebrated a special day on September 2, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the hamburger was made, weighing no less than 2,014 pounds.


  • A tasty first

    The next time you bite into a delicioushot dog remember to thank Mr. Feuchtwanger who is responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A popular dish

    If you love of pecan pie runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pecan pie? The locals are so proud of their pecan pie that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking tips

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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