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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Malden

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Malden restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Malden eateries below.

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Mystic Station

American, $$, MaldenAmerican, $$Malden, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Exchange Street Bistro

American, $$, MaldenAmerican, $$Malden, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Fresco's Roast Beef & Seafood

American, $$, MaldenAmerican, $$Malden, Maplewood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

C.G.K.

American, $$, MaldenAmerican, $$Malden, Maplewood
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Pearl Street Station Restaurant

American, $$, MaldenAmerican, $$Malden, West End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Puritan & Company

New American, $$$, CambridgeNew American, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Alden & Harlow

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Bisq

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Urban Hearth

New American, $$, CambridgeNew American, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Waypoint

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Talulla

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Area Four

Pizza, $$, CambridgePizza, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Veggie Galaxy

American, $$, CambridgeAmerican, $$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Tasting Counter

New American, $$$$, SomervilleNew American, $$$$Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Smoke Shop BBQ - Kendall Square

American, $$, CambridgeAmerican, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. 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 Eater and TimeOut. Yes, we even looked at Eater - The 38 Essential Restaurants in Boston, TimeOut - The best fine dining restaurants in Boston and Eater - Where to Eat Around Cambridgeport and West Cambridge to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

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