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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Independence

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Independence? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues Independence has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Melt Bar and Grilled

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Slyman's Tavern - Independence

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tavern of Independence

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Winking Lizard

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Michael's Grille

American, $$, IndependenceAmerican, $$Independence
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Plant Based Burger

American, $$, Maple HeightsAmerican, $$Maple Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Hot Grillz Diner

American, $, Walton HillsAmerican, $Walton Hills
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Inn Cahoots Bar

American, $, Seven HillsAmerican, $Seven Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Oak Barrel

American, $$, Valley ViewAmerican, $$Valley View
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

    10 Best Places To Eat In Cleveland, Ohio

    Trip 101, 2020

49 Street Tavern

American, $, Newburgh HeightsAmerican, $Newburgh Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

A Taste Above

New American, $, Maple HeightsNew American, $Maple Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Courtyard Cafe

American, $$, BrecksvilleAmerican, $$Brecksville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tinkers Creek Road Tavern

American, $$, Walton HillsAmerican, $$Walton Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Das Schnitzel Haus

German, $$, ParmaGerman, $$Parma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The County Line

American, $, BrecksvilleAmerican, $Brecksville
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5547 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 209 lists and articles from Trip 101 and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Trip 101 - 10 Best Places To Eat In Cleveland, Ohio. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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.

Most common questions

Melt Bar and Grilled is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Independence.

Bonefish Grill is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Independence.

Scratch, Melt Bar and Grilled, and L.A. Pete's are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Independence.

There are 20 American restaurants in Independence.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Independence are Scratch, Melt Bar and Grilled, and Slyman's Tavern - Independence.

Drink pairing tips

  • 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 pairing for Zinfandel

    When ordering barbecue, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Vieux Carre and heavy meat dish


    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


Factoids

  • The origin of macaroni and cheese

    Do you know what food came to be in 1769 in Northern Europe? None other than the delicious macaroni and cheese.

  • The most lavish mac and cheese

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

  • A classic meal

    If you love of pecan pie runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pecan pie? The locals are so proud of their pecan pie that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Independence. 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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