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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Merriam

Updated: June 15, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Merriam restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Merriam.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Blondie's Corner Club Bar & Grill

American, MerriamAmericanMerriam
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Pegah's Family Restaurant

American, $, MerriamAmerican, $Merriam
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Novel Restaurant

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Crown Center
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Antler Room

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Longfellow
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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  • USA Today

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Q39 Midtown

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Roanoke
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Pigwich

American, $, Kansas CityAmerican, $Kansas City, River Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Room 39

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Volker
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Potpie

French, $$, Kansas CityFrench, $$Kansas City, Old Westport
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Burger State

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Western Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Stock Hill

American, $$$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$$Kansas City, South Plaza
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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True Food Kitchen

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Country Club Plaza
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Brookside Poultry Company

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Western 49-63
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Lunch Box

American, $, Kansas CityAmerican, $Kansas City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Wings Cafe

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Story

American, $$, Prairie VillageAmerican, $$Prairie Village
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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How does it work?

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 5301 restaurants, and 257 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today and Hoodline. Yes, we even looked at USA Today - Best Restaurants in Kansas City, Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Kansas City's Tanglewood and Regency North neighborhood and Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Kansas City's West Bottoms neighborhood 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. 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

Blondie's Corner Club Bar & Grill, Pegah's Family Restaurant, and Sonic Drive-In are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Merriam.

Blondie's Corner Club Bar & Grill, Pegah's Family Restaurant, and Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Merriam.

There are 11 American restaurants in Merriam.

Blondie's Corner Club Bar & Grill, Pegah's Family Restaurant, and Sonic Drive-In are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Merriam.

Sonic Drive-In, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and Denny's are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Merriam.

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.


  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • A great 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.

Interesting facts

  • A classic meal

    If you take a trip to hamburger, then the well-known, tasty hamburger should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • The Seymour Wisconsin Annual Hamburger Festival

    If you’re a big fan of American, then you should definitely consider visiting the Seymour Wisconsin Annual Hamburger Festivale in Wisconsin, The United States

  • A priceless experience

    How much would you be willing to pay for hot dog filled with smoked cheese bratwurst, butter teriyaki onions, maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, black truffles, caviar, Japanese mayonnaise, brioche bun? In 2014, someone in Seattle paid $169.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Merriam. 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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