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The 9 Best American Restaurants Near San Bernardino

Updated: May 11, 2022

Looking for San Bernardino’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. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues San Bernardino has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

The Burger Rush

American, $$, San BernardinoAmerican, $$San Bernardino, Terrace
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Burger Mania

American, $, San BernardinoAmerican, $San Bernardino, Show Place
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Star Crab

Creole, $$, San BernardinoCreole, $$San Bernardino, Show Place
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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The Cutting Board Restaurant & Bar

New American, $$, San BernardinoNew American, $$San Bernardino, Show Place
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Dino's Pizza Wings Subs

Pizza, San BernardinoPizzaSan Bernardino, Feldheym
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 3.5

Claim Jumper Restaurants

American, $$, San BernardinoAmerican, $$San Bernardino, Show Place
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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Pizza Fuego

Pizza, $, San BernardinoPizza, $San Bernardino, Arrowhead
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Le Rendez-Vous Cafe

American, $$, ColtonAmerican, $$Colton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

P & G Burgers

American, $$, ColtonAmerican, $$Colton
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10624 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 264 lists and articles from Three Best Rated and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The restaurants you see have been featured in Three Best Rated - 3 Best Seafood Restaurants in San Bernardino, CA and Three Best Rated - 3 Best American Restaurants in San Bernardino, CA. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Alice's Restaurant, Rodeo Cafe, and In-N-Out Burger are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in San Bernardino.

Hannah's Restaurant, Sundowners Family Restaurant, and BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in San Bernardino.

In-N-Out Burger, Guang Lin Cafe, and Red Lobster are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in San Bernardino.

Black Angus Steakhouse is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in San Bernardino.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in San Bernardino are Baseline Burgers, Guang Lin Cafe, and Sundowners Family Restaurant.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair fried chicken with Kentucky 75

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Kentucky 75 to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • A great drink pairing for grilled burger

    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • The perfect complement to heavy meat dish


    Experts suggest pairing a heavy meat dish with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.


Fun facts

  • A killer pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating hot dog, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice lemonade.

  • A 2012-record from The United States

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

  • Worth every penny?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in San Bernardino can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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