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The 14 Best American Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: August 23, 2022

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

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Butcher and Singer

American, $$$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Vernick Food & Drink

New American, $$$$, RittenhouseNew American, $$$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Friday Saturday Sunday

American, $$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Laurel

French, $$$$, East PassyunkFrench, $$$$Philadelphia, East Passyunk
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Vernick Fish

American, $$$, Logan SquareAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Logan Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Alpen Rose

American, $$$$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$$$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Talula's Daily

American, $$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Rex at the Royal

American, $$, Graduate HospitalAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Graduate Hospital
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Elwood

American, $$$, Northern LibertiesAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Fork

American, $$$, Old CityAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Abe Fisher

American, $$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Bud & Marilyn's

American, $$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Love

American, $$$, RittenhouseAmerican, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Southwark Restaurant

New American, $$$, Queen VillageNew American, $$$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16402 Philadelphia restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 770 top lists and articles from the likes of USA Today, Hoodline and Infatuation. The spots that made the cut have been featured in USA Today - Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, Hoodline - Get acquainted with Philadelphia's 5 best traditional American restaurants and Infatuation - The 10 Most Exciting Dinner Spots In Philly Right Now. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

There are 667 American restaurants in Philadelphia.

Laurel, Vernick Fish, and Butcher and Singer are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Philadelphia.

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, Talula's Daily, and Fork are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Philadelphia.

Vernick Fish, Butcher and Singer, and Fork are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips

  • Kentucky 75 and fried chicken


    Try drinking Kentucky 75 alongside of fried chicken to support the foods fatty The Champagne-based, bourbon in the drink make it vibrant so it matches the food excellently.

  • The ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Factoids

  • The most expensive ever

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

  • The traditional pecan pie

    If you love of pecan pie runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pecan pie? The locals are so proud of their pecan pie that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • A perfect match: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Surely you’ve tried Spanish granache with your mac and cheese? It’s a classic pairing.

Parking info

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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