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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Lake Oswego

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Lake Oswego? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. 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 Lake Oswego eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Tavern on Kruse

New American, $$$, Lake OswegoNew American, $$$Lake Oswego, Lake Forest
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Monkey's Subs - Lake Oswego

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, Mountain Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Oswego Grill

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, Westlake
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Baird's On B - Bar & Grill

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, First Addition-Forest Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Berkeley's Bar & Grill

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, Lake Forest
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Manzana Rotisserie Grill

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, Evergreen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

The Original Stanford's Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego, Lake Forest
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Walter Mitty's

American, $$, Lake OswegoAmerican, $$Lake Oswego
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Hanko's Sports Bar & Grill

American, $, Lake OswegoAmerican, $Lake Oswego, Mountain Park
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

GRILL68

American, $$, BeavertonAmerican, $$Beaverton, Neighbors Southwest
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The Fried Spot

American, $$, MilwaukieAmerican, $$Milwaukie
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

veggie bowl

American, $, Oregon CityAmerican, $Oregon City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Riptz City Eats

American, $$, BeavertonAmerican, $$Beaverton, Central Beaverton
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Ames Meat Research

American, $$, MilwaukieAmerican, $$Milwaukie, Historic Milwaukie
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Happy’s Bar and Grill

American, $$, GladstoneAmerican, $$Gladstone
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 9087 restaurants, and 717 lists and articles from top sources like Eater. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - 11 Steakhouses to Try in Portland and Beyond. 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. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

The Original Stanford's Restaurant & Bar is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Lake Oswego.

Killer Burger, Tavern on Kruse, and Baird's On B - Bar & Grill are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Lake Oswego.

Taqueria La Marquesa, Killer Burger, and Tavern on Kruse are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Lake Oswego.

Taqueria La Marquesa, Killer Burger, and Tavern on Kruse are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Lake Oswego.

Taqueria La Marquesa, Killer Burger, and Tavern on Kruse are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Lake Oswego.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    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.

  • Vieux Carre with your 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.


Did you know?

  • A match made in heaven: lemonade & hot dog

    If you’re gonna be eating hot dog, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice lemonade.

  • The Chicago Hot Dog Festival

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • Worth the big bucks

    Ever wondered how much the most expensive hamburger ever sold for? The sale price reached $5,000, in Corvallis, The United States in 2011.

Parking info

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Lake Oswego. 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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