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The 11 Best American Restaurants In San Clemente

Updated: September 6, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in San Clemente? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. 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 Clemente.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Daily's Sports Grill

American, San ClementeAmericanSan Clemente
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

MRK Public

New American, $$, San ClementeNew American, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Rancho Capistrano Winery

New American, San ClementeNew AmericanSan Clemente
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Mulligan's Sports Bar

New American, $, San ClementeNew American, $San Clemente
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Barnoa Wine Bar

French, $$, San ClementeFrench, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Nick's San Clemente

American, $$$, San ClementeAmerican, $$$San Clemente
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Iva Lee's

American, $$, San ClementeAmerican, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Burger Junkies

American, $, San ClementeAmerican, $San Clemente
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

H H Cotton's

American, $$, San ClementeAmerican, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

BeachFire

New American, $$, San ClementeNew American, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

OC Tavern Grill & Sport's Bar

American, $$, San ClementeAmerican, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in San Clemente. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10621 San Clemente restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 264 top lists and articles from the likes of . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Daily's Sports Grill, The Riders Club Cafe, and Nick's San Clemente are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in San Clemente.

Daily's Sports Grill, The Riders Club Cafe, and Nick's San Clemente are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in San Clemente.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in San Clemente are Biggie's Burgers, Iva Lee's, and The Grill.

Daily's Sports Grill, The Riders Club Cafe, and Nick's San Clemente are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in San Clemente.

Biggie's Burgers and The Shwack Cantina are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in San Clemente.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    Experts suggest pairing grilled burger with a glass of sweet Margarita, a cocktail that balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The best drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with 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.

  • Enjoy shellfish with Chardonnay

    For an elevated experience, pair your shellfish with Chardonnay. This combination works particularly well because this white wine balances richness with acidity.


Fun facts

  • Hungry for burger?

    Takeru Kobayashiate the most burger in the world by finishing no fewer than 12. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • A long-held tradition

    A trip to The United States is incomplete without having tried the local hamburger, a national classic!

  • A long time ago

    If you’re ever in St. Louis, bear in mind that hot dog was invented there in 1880.

Parking in the area

Parking in San Clemente can be notoriously tough. 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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