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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near University Heights

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in University Heights? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in University Heights.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Chicken Ranch

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

The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express - University Heights

American, $$, University HeightsAmerican, $$University Heights
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.0

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

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

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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

The Tavern Company

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

Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in University Heights. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5547 University Heights restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 209 top lists and articles from the likes of . These top contenders have appeared in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

Chicken Ranch, First Watch, and Swensons Drive-In are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in University Heights.

Chicken Ranch, First Watch, and Swensons Drive-In are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in University Heights.

The Sauce Boiling Seafood Express - University Heights is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in University Heights.

First Watch, Swensons Drive-In, and Dave's Cosmic Subs are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in University Heights.

There are 8 American restaurants in University Heights.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The best drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

  • A next-level match for barbecue

    When having barbecue, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • A fast eater

    Eric "Badlands" Booker knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 4 pounds of corned beef hash, setting a world record in the process!

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    Tokyo Dog is home to a special hot dog, called the Juuni Ban, that costs $169.

  • History lesson

    hashbrown was first made in 1890s in the country of The United States.

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in University Heights. 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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