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The 11 Best American Restaurants Near McMinnville

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in McMinnville? 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. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues McMinnville has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Mac Market

New American, McMinnvilleNew AmericanMcMinnville
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Thistle

New American, $$, McMinnvilleNew American, $$McMinnville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Red Hills Kitchen

New American, McMinnvilleNew AmericanMcMinnville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Tommy's Restaurant

American, $, McMinnvilleAmerican, $McMinnville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

1882 Grille

American, $$, McMinnvilleAmerican, $$McMinnville
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Nancy Jo's Burgers & Fries

American, $$, McMinnvilleAmerican, $$McMinnville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Hamblin Eatery

American, LafayetteAmericanLafayette
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Joel Palmer House

American, $$$$, DaytonAmerican, $$$$Dayton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Yamhill Bar & Grill

American, YamhillAmericanYamhill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Earth & Sea

American, $$, CarltonAmerican, $$Carlton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

The Horse Radish

American, $$, CarltonAmerican, $$Carlton
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 9087 spots across McMinnville, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 717 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Portland Area. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Morning Thunder Cafe, The Sage Restaurant, and Community Plate are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in McMinnville.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in McMinnville are The Sage Restaurant, Wendy's, and Carl's Jr.

There are 18 American restaurants in McMinnville.

Morning Thunder Cafe, The Sage Restaurant, and Community Plate are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in McMinnville.

Morning Thunder Cafe, The Sage Restaurant, and Community Plate are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in McMinnville.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 with your fried chicken

    With its vibrant flavors, Kentucky 75 matches a fried chicken really well because it cuts the fat of the fried skin. You won’t go wrong with this cocktail.

  • Vieux Carre and 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.


  • Enjoy 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.

Factoids

  • A tasty history lesson

    The year was 1880 when hot dog was born in the city of St. Louis.

  • All about mac and cheese

    If you have a soft spot for mac and cheese, you’ll appreciate National Mac & Cheese Day, a The United States tradition every year on July14.

  • A killer pairing

    Surely you’ve tried lemonade with your hot dog? It’s a classic pairing.

Parking in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in McMinnville. 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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