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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Sacramento

Updated: June 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Sacramento restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Sacramento eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Mulvaney's B & L

American, $$$, Midtown - Winn Park Capital AvenueAmerican, $$$Sacramento, Midtown - Winn Park Capital Avenue
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Cafeteria 15L

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Sacramento, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Veg Cafe

American, $$, Marshall SchoolAmerican, $$Sacramento, Marshall School
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Localis

American, $$$, Newton BoothAmerican, $$$Sacramento, Newton Booth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Fixins Soul Kitchen

American, $$, North Oak ParkAmerican, $$Sacramento, North Oak Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Monsoon Burger

American, $$, RP Sports ComplexAmerican, $$Sacramento, RP Sports Complex
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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The Porch

American, $$, Midtown - Winn Park Capital AvenueAmerican, $$Sacramento, Midtown - Winn Park Capital Avenue
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Tower Cafe

New American, $$, Land ParkNew American, $$Sacramento, Land Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Dad's Kitchen

American, $$, Land ParkAmerican, $$Sacramento, Land Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Golden Bear

American, $, Midtown - Winn Park Capital AvenueAmerican, $Sacramento, Midtown - Winn Park Capital Avenue
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Poppy by Mama Kim

American, $$, East SacramentoAmerican, $$Sacramento, East Sacramento
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Alamar Marina Resturant & Bar

New American, $$, SacramentoNew American, $$Sacramento
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

TableVine

New American, $$, DowntownNew American, $$Sacramento, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Frog & Slim

New American, $$$, DowntownNew American, $$$Sacramento, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Plant Power Fast Food

American, $$, Southside ParkAmerican, $$Sacramento, Southside Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 6627 restaurants, and 339 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - The 5 best vegan spots in Sacramento, Hoodline - Here are Sacramento's top 5 breakfast and brunch spots and Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Sacramento's Midtown neighborhood. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Veg Cafe, Mendocino Farms, and Canon are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Sacramento.

There are 331 American restaurants in Sacramento.

Nopalitos, Mulvaney's B & L, and Veg Cafe are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Sacramento.

Nopalitos, Mulvaney's B & L, and Jamie's Broadway Grille are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Sacramento.

Nopalitos, Mulvaney's B & L, and Jamie's Broadway Grille are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Sacramento.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair grilled burger with Margarita

    To elevate your grilled burger experience, we recommend some Margarita to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.

  • A great drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    When considering how to best enjoy your shellfish, we would highlight how well a glass of Chardonnay complements the dish as it balances richness with acidity.


Interesting facts

  • For the love of hamburger

    It’s International Hamburger Day on May 28. You better not forget! Grab your hamburger and celebrate!

  • A classic meal

    Have you ever had a tasty hamburger? Well it’s an absolute classic in The United States!

  • Hungry for corned beef hash?

    How much corned beef hash could you finish in 1 minutes? Get out of Eric "Badlands" Booker way because they ate 4 pounds.

Parking tips

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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