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The 13 Best American Restaurants Near Oak Park

Updated: September 6, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Oak Park restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Oak Park has to offer.

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Pik Nik Basket

New American, $$, Oak ParkNew American, $$Oak Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Mookey's Beans & Greens

American, $$, Oak ParkAmerican, $$Oak Park
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 3.0

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Mabel Gray

American, $$$, Hazel ParkAmerican, $$$Hazel Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Beverly Hills Grill

American, $$, Beverly HillsAmerican, $$Beverly Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants

    USA Today

Smoky's Cigar Bar & Bistro

American, $$, Royal OakAmerican, $$Royal Oak
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Charlie's Restaurant

American, $, Madison HeightsAmerican, $Madison Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Front Page Deli

American, $$, SouthfieldAmerican, $$Southfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Howe's Bayou

Creole, $$, FerndaleCreole, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Detroit

    City Seeker
  • Detroit Metro Times, 2016

    Best Cajun in Oakland County

    Detroit Metro Times, 2016

Doug's Delight

American, $, Hazel ParkAmerican, $Hazel Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
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Alchemi

American, $$, Royal OakAmerican, $$Royal Oak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Otus Supply

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Voyager

American, $$, FerndaleAmerican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Detroit Metro Times, 2018

    Best Seafood

    Detroit Metro Times, 2018
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021

Vinsetta Garage

American, $$, BerkleyAmerican, $$Berkley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Visit Detroit, 2019

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How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 11294 Oak Park restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 792 top lists and articles from the likes of City Seeker, Eater and Visit Detroit. The restaurants you see have been featured in City Seeker - Best American in Detroit, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Hazel Park and Visit Detroit - The Best Burgers in Detroit (in No Particular Order). Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Eddie's Gourmet is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Oak Park.

Eddie's Gourmet, 9 Oaks Grill, and Coolidge Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Oak Park.

9 Oaks Grill, Coolidge Cafe, and Oak Park Social are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Oak Park.

Eddie's Gourmet, 9 Oaks Grill, and Coolidge Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Oak Park.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Oak Park are 9 Oaks Grill, Coolidge Cafe, and Oak Park Social.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for grilled burger

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Kentucky 75 complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • Enjoy heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

Did you know?

  • Ready for 12 burgers of burger?

    In 2014, Takeru Kobayashi became the proud world-record holder for eating the most burger by having 12 in one sitting.

  • Celebrating American

    Don't let the Picklesburgh Festival sneak up on you. The festival, with its tasty food stands, takes place in The United States every July.

  • For the love of hamburger

    It’s International Hamburger Day on May 28. You better not forget! Grab your hamburger and celebrate!

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Oak Park. 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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