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The 12 Best American Restaurants Near Coronado

Updated: August 7, 2022

Looking for Coronado’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. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Coronado eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Feast & Fareway

American, $$, CoronadoAmerican, $$Coronado
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat on Coronado

    Eater, 2019

Crown Bistro

American, $$, CoronadoAmerican, $$Coronado
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Peohe's

American, $$$, CoronadoAmerican, $$$Coronado
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat on Coronado

    Eater, 2019

ALBACA

American, CoronadoAmericanCoronado
Google: 3.4
Yelp: 3.0
  • Eater, 2020

    20 Essential San Diego Happy Hours

    Eater, 2020

Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint

American, $$, CoronadoAmerican, $$Coronado
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tent City Restaurant

American, $$, CoronadoAmerican, $$Coronado
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Trust

New American, $$, San DiegoNew American, $$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

    The 20 Best Restaurants in San Diego

    Trip Savvy, 2019
  • Eater, 2021

    38 Standout Restaurants in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Herb & Wood

Pizza, $$$, San DiegoPizza, $$$San Diego, Harborview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best American Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • USA Today

    Little Italy Is Where San Diego's Best Food Awaits

    USA Today

Ironside Fish & Oyster

American, $$$, San DiegoAmerican, $$$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Seafood in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

Phil's BBQ

American, $$, San DiegoAmerican, $$San Diego, Midway District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    9 Not-So-Southern Barbecue Spots in San Diego

    Zagat, 2016
  • Zagat, 2014

    Best Burgers in San Diego: Honorable Mentions

    Zagat, 2014

MishMash

New American, $$, San DiegoNew American, $$San Diego, Barrio Logan
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    19 Vegan Tacos To Try in San Diego

    Eater, 2019
  • Zagat, 2016

    10 Under-the-Radar Restaurants in San Diego to Try Right Now

    Zagat, 2016

Kettner Exchange

American, $$$, San DiegoAmerican, $$$San Diego, Little Italy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Little Italy Is Where San Diego's Best Food Awaits

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2021

    38 Standout Restaurants in San Diego

    Eater, 2021

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10162 restaurants, and 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and USA Today. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - 19 Vegan Tacos To Try in San Diego, Eater - 38 Standout Restaurants in San Diego and USA Today - Little Italy Is Where San Diego's Best Food Awaits. 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. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Boardwalk Beach Club, Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge, and Peohe's are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Coronado.

There are 16 American restaurants in Coronado.

Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge, The Tavern, and Peohe's are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Coronado.

Peohe's and ALBACA are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Coronado.

Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge and Peohe's are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Coronado.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • The best drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • The perfect complement to beef burger


    When ordering beef burger, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • 2,469 pounds of macaroni and cheese

    What is September 23, 2010 famous for? Among other reasons, Chef John Folse made the macaroni and cheese that day, weighing 2,469 pounds.

  • The history of chocolate chip cookies

    In The United States, during 1938, the chocolate chip cookies was born into culinary history!

  • Expensive taste

    At Tokyo Dog you can treat yourself to the Juuni Ban. It’s an exquisite hot dog, but the catch is that it’ll cost you $169.

Parking in the area

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Coronado. 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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