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The 10 Best American Restaurants In Lakewood

Updated: September 6, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Lakewood restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Lakewood has to offer.

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Pier W

New American, $$$, LakewoodNew American, $$$Lakewood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best Seafood in Cleveland

    City Seeker
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Restaurants With the Best Food in Cleveland Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Rood Food and Pie

New American, $$, LakewoodNew American, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Salt+ a Restaurant

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Southern Cafe

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

Buckeye Beer Engine

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best Burgers in Cleveland

    City Seeker

Deagan's Kitchen & Bar

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Melt Bar and Grilled

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Forage Public House

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Harry Buffalo

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Winking Lizard Tavern

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5547 Lakewood restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 209 top lists and articles from the likes of City Seeker and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. The spots that made the cut have been featured in City Seeker - Best Seafood in Cleveland, City Seeker - Best Burgers in Cleveland and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants With the Best Food in Cleveland Area. 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. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

Mars Bar & Cafe, Melt Bar and Grilled, and Forage Public House are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Lakewood.

sarita a restaurant, Salt+ a Restaurant, and Forage Public House are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Lakewood.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Lakewood are sarita a restaurant, Eugene Kitchen, and Southern Cafe.

sarita a restaurant, Eugene Kitchen, and Shore Restaurant are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Lakewood.

sarita a restaurant, Salt+ a Restaurant, and Forage Public House are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Lakewood.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take grilled burger to the next level

    When having grilled burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.

  • 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.


  • The best drink pairing for shellfish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Fun facts

  • The go-to pairing

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache to complement the food’s greasy and salty taste with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

  • The best day for hamburger

    Looking for an excuse to have hamburgerfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? International Hamburger Day, celebrated every May 28, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much hamburger as you can handle!

  • A classic dish

    A trip to The United States is incomplete without having tried the local hamburger, a national classic!

Parking information

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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