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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near East Grand Rapids

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in East Grand Rapids? 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. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in East Grand Rapids.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Rose's

Pizza, $$, East Grand RapidsPizza, $$East Grand Rapids
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen

American, $$, East Grand RapidsAmerican, $$East Grand Rapids
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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The Green Well

New American, $$, Grand RapidsNew American, $$Grand Rapids, East Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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The Chop House

American, $$$$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$$$Grand Rapids, Belknap Lookout
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Cafe Mamo

New American, Grand RapidsNew AmericanGrand Rapids, Creston
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Clean Eatz

American, $, Grand RapidsAmerican, $Grand Rapids
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Wing Kingz

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Creston
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Backdoor BBQ

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, South East Community
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Vintage Prime & Seafood

American, Grand RapidsAmericanGrand Rapids
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Forty Pearl

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Load a Spud

New American, $, Grand RapidsNew American, $Grand Rapids, Garfield Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

One Stop Coney Shop

American, $, Grand RapidsAmerican, $Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Butcher's Union

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, SWAN
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Littlebird

New American, $$, Grand RapidsNew American, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Turnstiles

American, $$, Grand RapidsAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, West Grand
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 2361 restaurants, and 52 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Three Best Rated and Experience Grand Rapids. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Grand Rapids Area, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Steak Houses in Grand Rapids, MI and Experience Grand Rapids - The Great Burger Round-Up: Grand Rapids’ Must-Try Burger Spots to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Rose's and Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in East Grand Rapids.

Two of the highest-rated late-night American spots are Rose's and Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen in East Grand Rapids.

There are 2 American restaurants in East Grand Rapids.

Rose's and Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen are the highest-rated American restaurants that is good for groups in East Grand Rapids.

Rose's is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in East Grand Rapids.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    If you enjoy fried chicken, you should drink something vibrant to balance out the flavor. Think of sipping some Kentucky 75 along with your food. The cocktail really cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • Vieux Carre and 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.


  • Enjoy grilled burger with Margarita

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

Factoids

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  • 2,469 pounds of macaroni and cheese

    A macaroni and cheesewas made by Chef John Folse in New Orleans in 2010. Would you and your friends have been able to take it on? It weighed 2,469 pounds!

  • Craving some burger?

    In 2014, Takeru Kobayashi became the proud world-record holder for eating the most burger by having 12 in one sitting.

Parking in the area

Parking in East Grand Rapids can be notoriously tough. 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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