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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Riverside

Updated: May 2, 2022

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

Find the perfect American restaurant

Burger Boss

American, $$, Canyon SpringsAmerican, $$Riverside, Canyon Springs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Movoto

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Lenoir’s Bistro & Bakery

New American, Canyon CrestNew AmericanRiverside, Canyon Crest
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Brandon’s Diner

American, $$, ArlingtonAmerican, $$Riverside, Arlington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

American, DowntownAmericanRiverside, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Rustik Fork Eatery

American, $$, Mission GroveAmerican, $$Riverside, Mission Grove
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Low-Key Poke Joint

Hawaiian, $$, La Sierra SouthHawaiian, $$Riverside, La Sierra South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Market Broiler - Riverside

New American, $$, Magnolia CenterNew American, $$Riverside, Magnolia Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Rockstar Shrimp

Creole, $$, UniversityCreole, $$Riverside, University
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The Salted Pig

New American, $$, DowntownNew American, $$Riverside, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Pier 76 Fish Grill

New American, $$, Magnolia CenterNew American, $$Riverside, Magnolia Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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  • Vacation Idea, 2021

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Mission Burgers

American, $, Wood StreetsAmerican, $Riverside, Wood Streets
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Star Crab

Creole, $$, ArlingtonCreole, $$Riverside, Arlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Baba's Hot Chicken

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Riverside, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Plant Power Fast Food

American, DowntownAmericanRiverside, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Amy's

American, $, La SierraAmerican, $Riverside, La Sierra
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10624 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Riverside and 264 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Vacation Idea, Movoto and Three Best Rated had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Vacation Idea - 10 Best Restaurants in Riverside, California, Movoto - 15 Riverside Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Seafood Restaurants in Riverside, CA. 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. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Riverside are Burger Boss, Cheba Hut Toasted Subs, and The Sub Station.

Burger Boss, Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, and Brandon’s Diner are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Riverside.

The Cheesecake Factory - Riverside is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Riverside.

Burger Boss, Anchos Southwest Grill & Bar, and Brandon’s Diner are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Riverside.

Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, The Cheesecake Factory - Riverside, and NORMS Restaurant are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Riverside.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    Experts suggest pairing fried chicken with a glass of vibrant Kentucky 75, a cocktail that cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • 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.

  • The ideal drink pairing for shellfish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Did you know?

  • The most lavish hot dog

    The most expensive hot dog costs a whopping$169! Would you be willing to pay$169 for a fancy Juuni Ban?

  • The ideal pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating mac and cheese, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice Spanish granache.

  • Ready for some burger?

    If you think you could break the record set by Takeru Kobayashi for most burger eaten in 3, then you’re gonna have to do better than 12 burgers.

Parking info

Parking in Riverside can be a challenge. 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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