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The 9 Best American Restaurants In La Mesa

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best La Mesa restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in La Mesa.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Veg’n Out

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Beach Hut Deli

American, La MesaAmericanLa Mesa
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Craft Kitchen

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Swami's Café La Mesa

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

BFF

American, $, La MesaAmerican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Johnny B's

American, $, La MesaAmerican, $La Mesa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

West Coast Barbecue & Brew

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Anthony's Fish Grotto

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.0

Claim Jumper Restaurants

American, $$, La MesaAmerican, $$La Mesa
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across La Mesa, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. 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

Farmer's Table La Mesa, Beach Hut Deli, and Craft Kitchen are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in La Mesa.

There are 33 American restaurants in La Mesa.

Anthony's Fish Grotto is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in La Mesa.

Farmer's Table La Mesa and Veg’n Out are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in La Mesa.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in La Mesa are Farmer's Table La Mesa, Beach Hut Deli, and Craft Kitchen.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    Experts suggest pairing grilled burger with a glass of sweet Margarita, a cocktail that balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The perfect complement to shellfish


    Experts often pair shellfish with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • 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.

Interesting facts

  • A long-held tradition

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

  • Most chili con carne ever?

    How much chili con carne could you finish in 6 minutes? Get out of Joey Chestnut way because they ate 18 pounds.

  • Celebrating American

    Take a trip to The United States during July and you’re in for a surprise. They put on the Picklesburgh Festivalaround July usually. food stands are a given.

Parking tips

Parking in La Mesa can be a challenge. 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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