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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Independence

Updated: July 5, 2022

Looking for Independence’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 Independence eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Crewitts Creek Kitchen & Bar

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

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Bouquet Restaurant

New American, $$$, CovingtonNew American, $$$Covington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Otto's

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Good Times Only Bar & Grill

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Herb & Thelma's Tavern

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Gyros On Main

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bard's Burgers & Chili

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mck's BBQ

American, $, CovingtonAmerican, $Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Gruff

Pizza, $$, CovingtonPizza, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Wander Cincinnati, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky

    Wander Cincinnati, 2020

The Standard

New American, CovingtonNew AmericanCovington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Rich's Proper Food and Drink

Southern, $$, CovingtonSouthern, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Dee Felice Cafe

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Luna's Tequila Bar and Grill

American, $$, FlorenceAmerican, $$Florence
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Fillmore's Dairy Hut

American, $, FlorenceAmerican, $Florence
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Libby’s Southern Comfort

American, $$, CovingtonAmerican, $$Covington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5724 restaurants in Independence, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 232 lists and articles from experts at Wander Cincinnati and more. All with some boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Wander Cincinnati - The 10 Best Restaurants in Covington, Kentucky. 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

Crewitts Creek Kitchen & Bar, Skyline Chili, and Buffalo Wild Wings are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Independence.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Independence are Skyline Chili, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Wendy's.

Crewitts Creek Kitchen & Bar, Skyline Chili, and Buffalo Wild Wings are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Independence.

There are 6 American restaurants in Independence.

Crewitts Creek Kitchen & Bar, Skyline Chili, and Buffalo Wild Wings are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Independence.

Drink pairing tips

  • Vieux Carre and heavy meat dish


    The flavors of heavy meat dish will be enhanced with a glass of oaked Vieux Carre, a cocktail that cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The best drink pairing for grilled burger

    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • A next-level match for fried chicken

    Experts suggest pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.


Factoids

  • A popular dish

    Have you ever had a tasty pecan pie? Well it’s an absolute classic in The United States!

  • The most expensive mac and cheese

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

  • macaroni and cheese history

    The macaroni and cheese was only thought up in 1769! We wonder what people ever did without some good macaroni and cheese in their lives...

Parking information

Finding parking in Independence can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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