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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Temecula

Updated: May 2, 2022

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

Find the perfect American restaurant

Small Barn

New American, TemeculaNew AmericanTemecula
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    14 New San Diego Restaurants to Check Out Right Now

    Eater, 2021

Cheflavor

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Cork Fire Kitchen

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

The Smok'd Hog

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Richies Real American Diner

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

California Pizza Kitchen at Temecula

Pizza, $$, TemeculaPizza, $$Temecula
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Quick Burger

American, TemeculaAmericanTemecula
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

Texas Lil's Mesquite Grill

American, $$, TemeculaAmerican, $$Temecula
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Mad Madeline's Grill

American, $, TemeculaAmerican, $Temecula
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

The Chef's Grille

American, $$, MurrietaAmerican, $$Murrieta
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Shamrock Irish Pub and Eatery

American, $$, MurrietaAmerican, $$Murrieta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

J. Carter's Tavern Grill

New American, $$, MurrietaNew American, $$Murrieta
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

DownTown PUBlic House

New American, $$, MurrietaNew American, $$Murrieta
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Siggys Restaurant

American, $, MurrietaAmerican, $Murrieta
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Mega Tom's Burgers

American, $, MurrietaAmerican, $Murrieta
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10624 spots across Temecula, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 264 lists and articles from the likes of Eater – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - Where to Eat & Drink in Temecula Valley and Eater - 14 New San Diego Restaurants to Check Out Right Now. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Cork Fire Kitchen, Mad Mike's Gourmet Cafe and Food Company, and After You Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Temecula.

Cork Fire Kitchen and The Vineyard Rose Restaurant are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Temecula.

Cork Fire Kitchen, Mad Mike's Gourmet Cafe and Food Company, and After You Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Temecula.

The Cheesecake Factory is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Temecula.

Cork Fire Kitchen, Mad Mike's Gourmet Cafe and Food Company, and After You Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Temecula.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to fried chicken


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

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • The best 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.

Did you know?

  • A speedy eater

    Does eating 3 pounds of hashbrown in 3 sound crazy to you? Well Dave Brunelli achieved this impressive feat in October of 2014.

  • July = American festival

    If it’s July and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the Picklesburgh Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food stands.

  • For the love of mac and cheese

    People dedicate July 14 to mac and cheese in The United States. It’s called National Mac & Cheese Day!

Parking tips

Parking in Temecula can be a challenge. 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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