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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near La Quinta

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for La Quinta’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 La Quinta eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

RD RNNR Libations, Pints & Plates

New American, $$, La QuintaNew American, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Cunard's Sandbar

American, $$$, La QuintaAmerican, $$$La Quinta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

La Quinta Cliffhouse

New American, $$, La QuintaNew American, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Lavender Bistro

New American, $$$, La QuintaNew American, $$$La Quinta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

American, $$$, La QuintaAmerican, $$$La Quinta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill

Pizza, $$, La QuintaPizza, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bobby's Detroit Coney Island

New American, $, La QuintaNew American, $La Quinta
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Grill on Main

American, $$, La QuintaAmerican, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Scene

American, $$, La QuintaAmerican, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Fortun's Kitchen + Bar

American, $$, La QuintaAmerican, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

The Beer Hunter

American, $$, La QuintaAmerican, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

uniQue bite eatery

American, $$, IndioAmerican, $$Indio
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Little Bar

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Gastro Grind Burgers

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

C'los Restaurant

American, $, CoachellaAmerican, $Coachella
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10624 spots across La Quinta, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 264 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Palm Springs Area as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Cunard's Sandbar, Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in La Quinta.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in La Quinta are Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, The Grill on Main, and Fortun's Kitchen + Bar.

Cunard's Sandbar, Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in La Quinta.

There are 28 American restaurants in La Quinta.

Cunard's Sandbar, Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in La Quinta.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • Pair grilled burger with Margarita

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • The perfect match for your barbecue

    Experts often pair barbecue with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • 4 pounds of delicious

    4 pounds of corned beef hash is the crazy amount that Eric "Badlands" Booker ate in1 minutes.

  • A taste for luxury

    In 2011 in Corvallis a hamburger was made that sold for p$5,000.

  • Celebrating American

    If it’s July and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the Picklesburgh Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food stands.

Parking tips

Parking in La Quinta 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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