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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Phoenix

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Phoenix’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. 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 Phoenix eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

The Arrogant Butcher

American, $$, Central CityAmerican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The Macintosh

New American, $$, Camelback EastNew American, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Bobby Q

New American, $$, North MountainNew American, $$Phoenix, North Mountain
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Beckett's Table

American, $$$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Rusconi's American Kitchen

American, $$, Paradise ValleyAmerican, $$Phoenix, Paradise Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Phoenix City Grille

American, $$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Tarbell's

American, $$$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles

American, $$, Central CityAmerican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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The Henry

American, $$, Camelback EastAmerican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Valentine

American, $$, EncantoAmerican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Restaurant Progress

New American, $$, EncantoNew American, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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  • Phoenix Mag, 2019

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Welcome Diner

American, $$, Central CityAmerican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Ocotillo

New American, $$, EncantoNew American, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Tru Burger

American, $$, EncantoAmerican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Anhelo Restaurant

New American, $$, Central CityNew American, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 11589 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 692 lists and articles from Female Foodie and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Female Foodie - Best Brunch in Phoenix: Top 10 Spots, Hoodline - Are these trending Phoenix restaurants on your radar? and Hoodline - Get these trending Phoenix restaurants on your radar today as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Phoenix are Ocotillo, Welcome Diner, and Beckett's Table.

There are 726 American restaurants in Phoenix.

Welcome Diner, Beckett's Table, and Rough Rider are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Phoenix.

Valentine, Ocotillo, and Welcome Diner are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Phoenix.

Valentine, Ocotillo, and Welcome Diner are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Phoenix.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    Experts suggest pairing grilled burger with a glass of sweet Margarita, a cocktail that balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • A next-level pairing for Kentucky 75

    Experts suggest pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.


  • Go for Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    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.

Interesting facts

  • Celebrating American

    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 big feat in 2012

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

  • lobster roll history

    The year was 1929 when the first lobster roll was made in The United States. Tasty history!

Parking info

Phoenixis notorious for tricky parking. 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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