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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Oceanside

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Oceanside restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Oceanside eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

The Plot

New American, $$, OceansideNew American, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Pacific Coast Spirits

New American, $$, OceansideNew American, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Miss Kim's by That Boy Good

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2016

    The Best BBQ Joints in San Diego

    Thrillist, 2016
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Top 10 Restaurants In Oceanside, California

    CultureTrip, 2017

Rosewood Kitchen

New American, $$, OceansideNew American, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Wicked Poke

Hawaiian, $, OceansideHawaiian, $Oceanside
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Board & Brew - Oceanside

American, $, OceansideAmerican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

PCH Sports Bar & Grill

American, $, OceansideAmerican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Felix's BBQ With Soul

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ty's Burger House

American, $, OceansideAmerican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tony's Sports Bar and Grill

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tin Fish

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Enzo's BBQ & Alehouse

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

That Boy Good

American, $$, OceansideAmerican, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

New American, $$, OceansideNew American, $$Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    20 Best Restaurants in Oceanside, California

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Junkyard Grill & Sports Bar

American, $, OceansideAmerican, $Oceanside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across Oceanside, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, CultureTrip and Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Eater - 42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options, CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Oceanside, California and Thrillist - The Best BBQ Joints in San Diego. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Miss Kim's by That Boy Good, and Hello Betty are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Oceanside.

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Miss Kim's by That Boy Good, and Hello Betty are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Oceanside.

Hello Betty, Beach Break Cafe, and Don's Country Kitchen are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Oceanside.

There are 74 American restaurants in Oceanside.

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Miss Kim's by That Boy Good, and Hello Betty are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Oceanside.

Drink pairing tips

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    Experts suggest pairing heavy meat dish with a glass of oaked Vieux Carre, a cocktail that cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for grilled burger


    Knowing what to pair with 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.

  • Go for Chardonnay with shellfish

    To elevate your shellfish experience, we recommend some Chardonnay to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine balances richness with acidity.

Fun facts

  • Worth every penny?

    Have you heard of the Juuni Ban? It’s a one-of-a-kind hot dog. You can find it at Tokyo Dog, but you’ll need to fork out $169 if you want to indulge.

  • Most chili con carne ever?

    How much chili con carne could you finish in 6 minutes? Get out of Joey Chestnut way because they ate 18 pounds.

  • 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 in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in Oceanside. 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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