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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Somerville

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Somerville restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Somerville eateries below.

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New American, $$$$, Spring HillNew American, $$$$Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Field & Vine

American, $$$, Union SquareAmerican, $$$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Trina's Starlite Lounge

American, $$, Union SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Highland Kitchen

American, $$, Central HillAmerican, $$Somerville, Central Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Avenue Kitchen + Bar

American, $$, Ball SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Ball Square
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

J and J Restaurant & Takeout

Portuguese, $$, Union SquarePortuguese, $$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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NU Kitchen

American, $$, Union SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Union Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Southern Kin Cookhouse

American, $$, Assembly SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Assembly Square
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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RF O'Sullivan & Son

American, $, Porter SquareAmerican, $Somerville, Porter Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Oliveira's Steak House

Brazilian, $$, SomervilleBrazilian, $$Somerville
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Five Horses Tavern

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Redbones BBQ

American, $$, Davis SquareAmerican, $$Somerville, Davis Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Happy Crab

Creole, $$, SomervilleCreole, $$Somerville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

True Bistro

New American, $$, Teele SquareNew American, $$Somerville, Teele Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Somerville. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 15185 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Where to Dine Gluten-Free in Boston, Eater - Where to Eat Vegetarian and Vegan Food Around Boston and Eater - Where to Find Greater Boston’s Most Romantic Restaurants 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. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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