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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Gaithersburg

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Gaithersburg restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Gaithersburg has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Herby Vegan

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

DMV Empanadas

Latin, $, GaithersburgLatin, $Gaithersburg
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Coastal Flats

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Barking Mad Cafe

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Fry Guy Southern HomeStyle Cuisine

American, GaithersburgAmericanGaithersburg
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Dog Haus - Gaithersburg

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Ted's Montana Grill - Downtown Crown

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Burgers in Maryland Suburbs (DC) Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Copper Canyon Grill - Gaithersburg

American, $$$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Burgers in Maryland Suburbs (DC) Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Ted's Bulletin

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hershey's Restaurant

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Quincy's Bar and Grille

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Old Town Pour House - Gaithersburg

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

South House Garden

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

California Pizza Kitchen at Washingtonian Center

Pizza, $$, GaithersburgPizza, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

BGR Burgers Grilled Right

American, $$, GaithersburgAmerican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Gaithersburg, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Burgers in Maryland Suburbs (DC) Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

The Melting Pot is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Gaithersburg.

DMV Empanadas, L.A Cafe/Catering, and Woodfield Diner are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Gaithersburg.

Herby Vegan, DMV Empanadas, and Wow Deli are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Gaithersburg.

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Copper Canyon Grill - Gaithersburg, and The Melting Pot are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Gaithersburg.

The Office Cafe & Lounge, Coastal Flats, and Barking Mad Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Gaithersburg.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with 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.

  • The ideal pairing for barbecue

    Experts suggest pairing a barbecue with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.


  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Fun facts

  • Wallet breaking hot dog

    In 2014 in Seattle a hot dog was made that sold for p$169.

  • The world record from The United States

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

  • The origin of cheesesteak

    The cherished cheesesteak came from The United States in 1930s.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Gaithersburg. 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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