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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Shawnee

Updated: June 15, 2022

Looking for Shawnee’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Shawnee eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Harley's Hideaway Bar & Grill

American, $, ShawneeAmerican, $Shawnee
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Wandering Vine at the Castle

New American, ShawneeNew AmericanShawnee
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Nick and Jake's

American, $$, ShawneeAmerican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Blind Box BBQ

American, $$, ShawneeAmerican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Grandstand Burgers

American, $, ShawneeAmerican, $Shawnee
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Knub's Pub

American, $$, ShawneeAmerican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Betty C's Bar & Grill

American, $, ShawneeAmerican, $Shawnee
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pegah's Family Restaurant

American, $, ShawneeAmerican, $Shawnee
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Bates City Bar-B-Que

American, $$, ShawneeAmerican, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Hereford House

American, $$$, ShawneeAmerican, $$$Shawnee
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Seafood Island

Creole, $$, ShawneeCreole, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

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Novel Restaurant

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Crown Center
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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The Antler Room

New American, $$$, Kansas CityNew American, $$$Kansas City, Longfellow
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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  • USA Today

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Q39 Midtown

American, $$, Kansas CityAmerican, $$Kansas City, Roanoke
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Pigwich

American, $, Kansas CityAmerican, $Kansas City, River Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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How was this list created?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5301 spots across Shawnee, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 257 lists and articles from the likes of USA Today, Three Best Rated and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like USA Today - Best Restaurants in Kansas City, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Steak Houses in Kansas City, KS and Hoodline - Jonesing for burgers? Check out Kansas City's top 4 spots. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Shawnee are Harley's Hideaway Bar & Grill, Nick and Jake's, and Blind Box BBQ.

Hereford House is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Shawnee.

Blind Box BBQ, First Watch, and Eggtc. are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Shawnee.

Harley's Hideaway Bar & Grill, Nick and Jake's, and Blind Box BBQ are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Shawnee.

Harley's Hideaway Bar & Grill, Nick and Jake's, and Blind Box BBQ are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Shawnee.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for fried chicken

    Experts suggest pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.


  • A great drink pairing for grilled burger

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    A heavy meat dish can be tricky to find a cocktail pairing for. We would suggest trying Vieux Carre. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its oaked.

Factoids

  • The ideal pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s mac and cheese you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a Spanish granache. The ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the Spanish granache won’t detract from the flavors of your mac and cheese.

  • History lesson

    Our favorite treat, the cheesesteak, has its roots in The United States. We can thank Pat Olivieri for coming up with it too.

  • A hefty price-tag

    Tokyo Dog is home to the $169 hot dogcalled the Juuni Ban.

Parking information

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when 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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