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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Pontiac

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for Pontiac’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Pontiac.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Alaska Fresh Fish and Chicken

American, $$, PontiacAmerican, $$Pontiac
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0

Ducketts Sports Pub & Grill

American, $, PontiacAmerican, $Pontiac
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 5.0

The Captain's Table

American, $$, PontiacAmerican, $$Pontiac
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Nick's Corner

American, $, PontiacAmerican, $Pontiac
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Perry Street Grill

American, $, PontiacAmerican, $Pontiac
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Woodward's

American, $$, PontiacAmerican, $$Pontiac
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Birmingham Pub

American, BirminghamAmericanBirmingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Sylvan Table

New American, Sylvan LakeNew AmericanSylvan Lake
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Alan D Liquor

Pizza, $, Rochester HillsPizza, $Rochester Hills
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Chadd's Bistro

American, $$, Rochester HillsAmerican, $$Rochester Hills
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Antonio's Cafe & Grill

American, $, Rochester HillsAmerican, $Rochester Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

RH House

American, $$$, Rochester HillsAmerican, $$$Rochester Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rugby Grille

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

American, $$$, BirminghamAmerican, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Lefty's Cheese Steaks - Auburn Hills

American, $, Auburn HillsAmerican, $Auburn Hills
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 11294 spots across Pontiac, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 792 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, City Seeker and Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Detroit Area, City Seeker - Best Romantic Restaurants in Detroit and Eater - 17 Great Spots for a Monday Meal Out in Detroit. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

There are 30 American restaurants in Pontiac.

My Nana's Kitchen is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Pontiac.

My Nana's Kitchen, Big Nick's Coney Island, and Alaska Fresh Fish and Chicken are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Pontiac.

My Nana's Kitchen, Big Nick's Coney Island, and Alaska Fresh Fish and Chicken are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Pontiac.

My Nana's Kitchen, Big Nick's Coney Island, and Alaska Fresh Fish and Chicken are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Pontiac.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair grilled burger with Margarita

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Chardonnay with your shellfish

    Chardonnay goes great with the creamy flavors of shellfish because the pairing_drink_ingredients in the Chardonnay make it strong and acidic.

  • The ideal pairing for beef burger

    When having beef burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

Factoids

  • A 2,014 pounds feast

    In Carlton, The United States, American-lovers celebrated a special day on September 2, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the hamburger was made, weighing no less than 2,014 pounds.


  • Since the 1890s

    Oh, where does hashbrown come from you ask? Well from The United States of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 1890s.

  • Full of chili con carne

    Joey Chestnut knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 18 pounds of chili con carne, setting a world record in the process!

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for 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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