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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Shaker Heights

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for Shaker Heights’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. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Shaker Heights eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

American, $$, Shaker HeightsAmerican, $$Shaker Heights, Mercer
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Farmers Feast

American, Cleveland HeightsAmericanCleveland Heights
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Gigi's On Fairmount

French, $$, Cleveland HeightsFrench, $$Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chicken Ranch

American, $, University HeightsAmerican, $University Heights
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Tommy's

American, $$, Cleveland HeightsAmerican, $$Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Swerve Grill

American, $$, BeachwoodAmerican, $$Beachwood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

American, $$$$, BeachwoodAmerican, $$$$Beachwood
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Black Box Fix

American, $, LyndhurstAmerican, $Lyndhurst
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Yours Truly Restaurants

American, $, BeachwoodAmerican, $Beachwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

So Southern

American, $, BeachwoodAmerican, $Beachwood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Lee's Seafood Boil-Cleveland

American, $$, Cleveland HeightsAmerican, $$Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Chelo’s kitchen

American, $, South EuclidAmerican, $South Euclid
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Cedar Creek Grille

New American, $$$, BeachwoodNew American, $$$Beachwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

The Tavern Company

American, $$, Cleveland HeightsAmerican, $$Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hello Bistro

American, $, BeachwoodAmerican, $Beachwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Shaker Heights. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 5547 restaurants in Shaker Heights, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 209 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. 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 you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Shaker Heights are Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Boston Market, and Subway.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and Subway are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Shaker Heights.

The Rice Shop, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, and Boston Market are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Shaker Heights.

There are 5 American restaurants in Shaker Heights.

The Rice Shop, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, and Boston Market are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Shaker Heights.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with 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.

  • Enjoy heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Fun facts

  • The world-record holder

    Are you a fan ofburger? The current record for eating the most burger is 12 burgers! Do you love burger enough to beat this record?

  • 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.

  • The best day for hot dog

    Have you ever really wanted to celebrate hot dog? People in The United Statesdo, every July 23, and they call it National Hot Dog Day.

Parking in the area

Shaker Heightsis notorious for tricky 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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