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The 12 Best American Restaurants In Cleveland

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Cleveland restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Cleveland eateries below.

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Fahrenheit

New American, $$$, TremontNew American, $$$Cleveland, Tremont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Local West

American, $$, Detroit ShorewayAmerican, $$Cleveland, Detroit Shoreway
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Edwins Too

French, $$, Buckeye ShakerFrench, $$Cleveland, Buckeye Shaker
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Boney Fingers BBQ

American, $, CentralAmerican, $Cleveland, Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Soho Chicken + Whiskey

American, $$, Ohio City - West SideAmerican, $$Cleveland, Ohio City - West Side
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Townhall

American, $$, Ohio City - West SideAmerican, $$Cleveland, Ohio City - West Side
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The Grillfather

American, $$, FairfaxAmerican, $$Cleveland, Fairfax
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Big Bites

Middle Eastern, Clark FultonMiddle EasternCleveland, Clark Fulton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Lucy's Seafood & Steakhouse

American, $$, Old BrooklynAmerican, $$Cleveland, Old Brooklyn
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Marjees Bar & Grill

American, $, Goodrich-Kirkland ParkAmerican, $Cleveland, Goodrich-Kirkland Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Borderline Cafe

American, $, ClevelandAmerican, $Cleveland
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lee’s Seafood Boil-Uptown

American, $$, University DistrictAmerican, $$Cleveland, University District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5547 spots across Cleveland, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 209 lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Cleveland's top 4 breakfast and brunch spots, Hoodline - Here are Cleveland's top 5 traditional American spots and Hoodline - 3 top spots for burgers in Cleveland. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

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