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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Grand Rapids

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids eateries below.

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The Green Well

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

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

New American, CrestonNew 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, $$, CrestonAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Creston
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Backdoor BBQ

American, $$, South East CommunityAmerican, $$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, $$, HeartsideAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Heartside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Load a Spud

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

One Stop Coney Shop

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

Butcher's Union

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

Littlebird

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

Turnstiles

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

Grove

American, $$$, East HillsAmerican, $$$Grand Rapids, East Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Linear

American, $$, Belknap LookoutAmerican, $$Grand Rapids, Belknap Lookout
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 2361 Grand Rapids restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Grand Rapids restaurant reviews, and 52 lists and articles – looking closely at what Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Three Best Rated and Experience Grand Rapids had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for 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 Spotswe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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