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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Fresno

Updated: June 21, 2022

Looking for Fresno’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. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Fresno has to offer.

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Mike's Grill

American, $$, HooverAmerican, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew

American, $$, HooverAmerican, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Dog House Grill

American, $$, HooverAmerican, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Max's Bistro and Bar

French, $$, BullardFrench, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Heirloom

New American, $$, Woodward ParkNew American, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Lime Lite

American, $$$, BullardAmerican, $$$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Berrock Shop

American, $, BullardAmerican, $Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Berrock Shop

American, $, BullardAmerican, $Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Manhattan Deli

American, $, EdisonAmerican, $Fresno, Edison
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dervo’s Deli and Grill

American, $, HooverAmerican, $Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rhapsody's Restaurant

Southern, $$, BullardSouthern, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Triangle Drive In

American, $, BullardAmerican, $Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Triangle Burger

American, BullardAmericanFresno, Bullard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Eureka!

American, $$, BullardAmerican, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Starving Artists Bistro

American, $$, Woodward ParkAmerican, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 2478 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 141 lists and articles from Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Fresno's Northwest Fresno neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 5 top spots in Fresno's Northeast Fresno neighborhood and Hoodline - 3 top spots for hot dogs in Fresno. 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. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

The Lime Lite, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Veni Vidi Vici are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Fresno.

The Lime Lite, Mike's Grill, and Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Fresno.

The Lime Lite, Mike's Grill, and Rocket Dog Gourmet Brats & Brew are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Fresno.

There are 205 American restaurants in Fresno.

Fatburger is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Fresno.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Pair 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.


  • Chardonnay with your shellfish

    having shellfish and not sure white wine to drink with it? Go for Chardonnay. Its strong and acidicflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Fun facts

  • An iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    mac and cheese is commonly paired with Spanish granache, matching the greasy and salty taste of mac and cheese with the ripe, fruity sweet taste of ripe, fruity sweet.

  • A popular dish

    If you take a trip to pecan pie, then the well-known, tasty pecan pie should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • A 2010-record from The United States

    The macaroni and cheese was made in New Orleans, The United States in 2010 - setting a new record of 2,469 pounds.

Parking in the area

Parking in Fresno 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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