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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Lexington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Lexington’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. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Lexington.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Town Meeting Bistro

American, $$$, LexingtonAmerican, $$$Lexington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Branch Line

American, $$$, WatertownAmerican, $$$Watertown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

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  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

The Tack Room

American, $$, LincolnAmerican, $$Lincoln
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Ritcey East

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Clover Food Lab

New American, $, BurlingtonNew American, $Burlington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Bedford House Of Roast Beef

American, $, BedfordAmerican, $Bedford
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Halal Eatz

American, $, BurlingtonAmerican, $Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tempo

American, $$$, WalthamAmerican, $$$Waltham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Town Tavern

American, $$, ArlingtonAmerican, $$Arlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Carl's Steak Subs

American, $, WalthamAmerican, $Waltham
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CBS, 2012

    Boston Area’s Best Cheesesteaks

    CBS, 2012

Deluxe Town Diner

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Bancroft

New American, $$$$, BurlingtonNew American, $$$$Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Steakhouses in Boston Area

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Craft Food Halls - Waltham

American, $$, WalthamAmerican, $$Waltham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Blue Ribbon BBQ

American, $$, ArlingtonAmerican, $$Arlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2021

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    TimeOut, 2021
  • Eater, 2022

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab

American, $$$, BurlingtonAmerican, $$$Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist, CBS and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Thrillist - 18 Incredible Spots to Eat and Drink Outside in Boston Right Now, CBS - Boston Area’s Best Cheesesteaks and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Steakhouses in Boston Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Town Meeting Bistro is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Lexington.

Jackson's Kitchen, Town Meeting Bistro, and Via Lago are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Lexington.

Town Meeting Bistro is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Lexington.

Town Meeting Bistro, Via Lago, and McDonald's are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Lexington.

There are 4 American restaurants in Lexington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with 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 grilled burger

    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • A next-level match for shellfish

    When ordering shellfish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • Worth the big bucks

    If you ever wondered what expensive hamburger can cost, wait ‘til you hear this. In 2011, the most expensive hamburger sold for $5,000 in Corvallis, The United States.

  • A day about hamburger

    Hooray! Hooray for International Hamburger Day! Grab a bite of some hamburger to celebrate International Hamburger Day on May 28.

  • The first ever

    The first cheesesteak ever made dates back to the 1930s in Philadelphia, The United States.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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