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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Independence

Updated: June 15, 2022

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

Find the perfect American restaurant

A Little BBQ Joint

American, $$, BundschuAmerican, $$Independence, Bundschu
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Vivilore

American, $$$, BristolAmerican, $$$Independence, Bristol
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Big Boy Restaurant

American, $, ChapelAmerican, $Independence, Chapel
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Corner Cafe - Independence

American, $$, Highland ManorAmerican, $$Independence, Highland Manor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Black Bear Diner Independence

American, $$, RainbowAmerican, $$Independence, Rainbow
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

HiBoy Drive In

American, $$, GlendaleAmerican, $$Independence, Glendale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Saints Pub - Independence

American, $$, RainbowAmerican, $$Independence, Rainbow
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Jazz A Louisiana Kitchen

Creole, $$, Highland ManorCreole, $$Independence, Highland Manor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar

Creole, $$, IndependenceCreole, $$Independence
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

HiBoy Drive-In

American, $$, Ott-ChrismanAmerican, $$Independence, Ott-Chrisman
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.0

Hereford House

American, $$$, RainbowAmerican, $$$Independence, Rainbow
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
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Ain't Yo Momma Kitchen

American, $, Heart of IndependenceAmerican, $Independence, Heart of Independence
Google: 3.2
Yelp: 4.0

Old Chicago

Pizza, $$, 39th EastPizza, $$Independence, 39th East
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Pizza Ranch

Pizza, $$, 39th EastPizza, $$Independence, 39th East
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

Slim Chickens

American, $, 39th EastAmerican, $Independence, 39th East
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Independence. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5301 restaurants in Independence, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 257 lists and articles from experts at Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Steak Houses in Independence, MO. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

The Lunch Box, A Little BBQ Joint, and Vivilore are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Independence.

Ain't Yo Momma Kitchen is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Independence.

Vivilore, First Watch, and The Happy Greek are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Independence.

Vivilore and Hereford House are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Independence.

There are 74 American restaurants in Independence.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Margarita with 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.


  • The perfect match for fried chicken

    Experts often pair fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • Go for Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

Fun facts

  • The best day for mac and cheese

    mac and cheese lovers in The United States indulge in mac and cheese come July to celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day.

  • 2,014 pounds of hamburger

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

  • The most expensive ever

    The mac and cheese which costs $200, can be ordered at the Barton G.

Parking in the area

Parking in Independence 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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