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The 15 Best American Restaurants In San Antonio

Updated: July 5, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best San Antonio restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in San Antonio.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Bliss

American, $$$$, LavacaAmerican, $$$$San Antonio, Lavaca
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Signature

American, $$$, San AntonioAmerican, $$$San Antonio
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Clementine San Antonio

American, $$$, San AntonioAmerican, $$$San Antonio
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Cappy's Restaurant

New American, $$, San AntonioNew American, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Southerleigh Oyster Bar

American, $$, Tobin HillAmerican, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood

American, $$$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Silo Elevated Cuisine & Bar

American, $$$, San AntonioAmerican, $$$San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Rebelle

New American, $$$, DowntownNew American, $$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Outlaw Kitchens

American, $$, Alta VistaAmerican, $$San Antonio, Alta Vista
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
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Ida Claire

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Savor

New American, $$, Tobin HillNew American, $$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Supper

American, $$$, Tobin HillAmerican, $$$San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Fish City Grill

American, $$, San AntonioAmerican, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Maverick Whiskey

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Boudro's On the River Walk

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in San Antonio. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 6852 restaurants, and 747 lists and articles from top sources like Female Foodie and USA Today. These spots have been featured in Female Foodie - 12 Best Restaurants at the Pearl, USA Today - Best restaurants on the Riverwalk and USA Today - Best Restaurants for Spring in San Antonio. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Bliss, Clementine San Antonio, and Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in San Antonio.

Bliss, Clementine San Antonio, and Southerleigh Oyster Bar are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in San Antonio.

There are 892 American restaurants in San Antonio.

Sweet Yams, The Dogfather, and Blissful Burgers are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in San Antonio.

Bliss, Clementine San Antonio, and Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in San Antonio.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    When considering what goes best with fried chicken, we recommend a glass of Kentucky 75, it truly complements the dish as it cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • A great drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

  • The perfect match for beef burger

    Experts recommend pairing a beef burger with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • The first ever deep dish pizza

    The next time you bite into a deliciousdeep dish pizza remember to thank Ike Sewell who is responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • For the love of hamburger

    Looking for an excuse to have hamburgerfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? International Hamburger Day, celebrated every May 28, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much hamburger as you can handle!

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking in the area

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Antonio. 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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