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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Knightdale

Updated: June 14, 2022

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

Find the perfect American restaurant

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

American, $, KnightdaleAmerican, $Knightdale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

American, $, KnightdaleAmerican, $Knightdale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Sports Page

American, $, KnightdaleAmerican, $Knightdale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Saltgrass Steak House

American, $$, KnightdaleAmerican, $$Knightdale
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

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Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern

New American, $$$$, RaleighNew American, $$$$Raleigh, North Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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The Pit

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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The Rockford

New American, $$, RaleighNew American, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Glenwood Grill & Annex

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Wilson's Eatery

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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The Flying Biscuit Cafe

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Stanbury

New American, $$$, RaleighNew American, $$$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Northside Bistro & Cocktails

New American, RaleighNew AmericanRaleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Beasley's Chicken & Honey

American, $$, RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Crawford & Son

American, $$$, RaleighAmerican, $$$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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How did we curate these results?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 Knightdale restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 212 top lists and articles from the likes of City Seeker, Trip Savvy and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. Don’t bother looking for City Seeker - Best Breakfast & Brunch in Raleigh/Durham, Trip Savvy - The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Raleigh/Durham Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Prime Barbecue, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, and Jersey Mike's Subs are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Knightdale.

Prime Barbecue, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, and Jersey Mike's Subs are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Knightdale.

There are 18 American restaurants in Knightdale.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Knightdale are Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, Jersey Mike's Subs, and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q.

Prime Barbecue, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, and Jersey Mike's Subs are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Knightdale.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Kentucky 75, it truly complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • Margarita and grilled burger


    With its sweet flavors, Margarita matches a grilled burger really well because it balances the spice and salt of the burger. You won’t go wrong with this cocktail.

  • The perfect match for your beef burger

    When having beef burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • Hungry for crawfish?

    Andrew Thevenet ate an astounding 33 poundsof crawfish in only 120. The United States played host to this feat.

  • Name a more iconic duo: lemonade & hot dog

    Did you know that lemonade pairs perfectly with hot dog? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • A day for mac and cheese-lovers

    Want to indulge in some amazing mac and cheese? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Mac & Cheese Day held every July 14.

Parking info

Parking has always been a challenge in Knightdale. 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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