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The 10 Best American Restaurants Near San Marcos

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best San Marcos restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues San Marcos has to offer.

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The Bellows

American, $$$, San MarcosAmerican, $$$San Marcos
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Up In Smoke BBQ

New American, $$, San MarcosNew American, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Old California Mining Co

American, $$, San MarcosAmerican, $$San Marcos
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

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Vintana Wine + Dine

American, $$$, EscondidoAmerican, $$$Escondido
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best North County Outdoor Dining Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

Bellamy's Restaurant

French, $$$, EscondidoFrench, $$$Escondido
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Burger Bench

American, $$, EscondidoAmerican, $$Escondido
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill

American, $$, VistaAmerican, $$Vista
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

When Pigs Fly BBQ - Downtown Vista

American, $$, VistaAmerican, $$Vista
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Plan 9 Alehouse

American, $$, EscondidoAmerican, $$Escondido
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Farmer Boys

American, $$, EscondidoAmerican, $$Escondido
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 10162 San Marcos restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 San Marcos restaurant reviews, and 624 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater, San Diego Magazine and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Eater - 42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options, San Diego Magazine - 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best North County Outdoor Dining Restaurants in San Diego Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. 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.

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