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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Needham

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Needham 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 Needham eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Cook Needham

New American, $$, NeedhamNew American, $$Needham
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Stages At One Washington

New American, $$$$, DoverNew American, $$$$Dover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, $$, BrooklinePizza, $$Brookline
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2021

    The best vegan restaurants in Boston

    TimeOut, 2021

Buttonwood

American, $$, NewtonAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Highlands
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

District 118 Kitchen and Bar

American, $$, NewtonAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Hemlock Grill

American, BrooklineAmericanBrookline, Chestnut Hill
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Cheesy Street Grill - Wellesley

American, WellesleyAmericanWellesley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Earls Steak Sandwiches

American, DoverAmericanDover
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Diverge

New American, DoverNew AmericanDover
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Jinny's Pizzeria

Pizza, NewtonPizzaNewton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Stalk

American, $$, DoverAmerican, $$Dover
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Cheesy Street Grill

American, $$, NatickAmerican, $$Natick
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lexie’s

American, DoverAmericanDover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dunn-Gaherin’s Food and Spirits

Irish, $$, NewtonIrish, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Grainne O’Malley’s

Irish, $$, BrooklineIrish, $$Brookline
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Needham, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at TimeOut and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like TimeOut - The best vegan restaurants in Boston. 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

Blue On Highland is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Needham.

Cook Needham, Blue On Highland, and McDonald's are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Needham.

Cook Needham, Blue On Highland, and McDonald's are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Needham.

Cook Needham, McDonald's, and Panera Bread are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Needham.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Needham are Cook Needham, McDonald's, and Panera Bread.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your grilled burger

    Experts recommend pairing a grilled burger with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering how to best enjoy your heavy meat dish, we would highlight how well a glass of Vieux Carre complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The ideal drink pairing for shellfish

    Knowing what to pair with 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.

Factoids

  • For the love of hamburger

    Grab your hamburger to celebrate International Hamburger Day! Don’t forget, it’s on May 28.

  • A hefty price-tag

    The most expensive hot dog costs a whopping$169! Would you be willing to pay$169 for a fancy Juuni Ban?

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking information

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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