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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Clackamas

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Clackamas? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Clackamas eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Stanford's Clackamas

American, $$, ClackamasAmerican, $$Clackamas
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Café Yumm! - Happy Valley

American, $, ClackamasAmerican, $Clackamas
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar

American, $$, ClackamasAmerican, $$Clackamas
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Wichita Pub

American, $, ClackamasAmerican, $Clackamas
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

The Fried Spot

American, $$, MilwaukieAmerican, $$Milwaukie
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

veggie bowl

American, $, Oregon CityAmerican, $Oregon City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Ames Meat Research

American, $$, MilwaukieAmerican, $$Milwaukie, Historic Milwaukie
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Happy’s Bar and Grill

American, $$, GladstoneAmerican, $$Gladstone
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Backyard Burger Company

American, $$, West LinnAmerican, $$West Linn
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bacari

New American, $$$, GreshamNew American, $$$Gresham, Central City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Blue Pine Grill

American, $$, GreshamAmerican, $$Gresham, Kelly Creek
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Thirsty Duck Saloon

American, $, Oregon CityAmerican, $Oregon City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

    The Ultimate Dining and Drinking Guide to Oregon City

    Eater, 2018

Tavern on Kruse

New American, $$$, Lake OswegoNew American, $$$Lake Oswego, Lake Forest
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Roake's

American, $, MilwaukieAmerican, $Milwaukie
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Local Cow

American, $$, GreshamAmerican, $$Gresham, Central City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 9087 Clackamas restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 717 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater. For example, we considered Eater - The Ultimate Dining and Drinking Guide to Oregon City as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. 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.

Most common questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Clackamas are Chick-fil-A, Stanford's Clackamas, and Jersey Mike's Subs.

Stanford's Clackamas is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Clackamas.

Chick-fil-A, Stanford's Clackamas, and Jersey Mike's Subs are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Clackamas.

There are 16 American restaurants in Clackamas.

Café Yumm! - Happy Valley is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Clackamas.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy grilled burger with Margarita

    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.


  • Take barbecue to the next level

    Experts often pair barbecue with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


Fun facts

  • The first ever

    Mr. Feuchtwanger is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous hot dog.

  • The largest macaroni and cheese ever

    2,469 pounds is the record for the biggest macaroni and cheese. We hope people were hungry!

  • A priceless experience

    The hot dog which costs $169, can be ordered at the Tokyo Dog.

Parking information

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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