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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Watertown

Updated: October 10, 2022

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

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Branch Line

American, $$$, WatertownAmerican, $$$Watertown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Ritcey East

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Deluxe Town Diner

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Donohue's Bar and Grill

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Wild Willy's Burgers

American, $$, WatertownAmerican, $$Watertown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Conley's Pub & Grille

American, $, WatertownAmerican, $Watertown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Halfway Cafe

American, $, WatertownAmerican, $Watertown, Bemis
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Puritan & Company

New American, $$$, CambridgeNew American, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Alden & Harlow

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Bisq

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Urban Hearth

New American, $$, CambridgeNew American, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Waypoint

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Talulla

American, $$$, CambridgeAmerican, $$$Cambridge, West Cambridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Area Four

Pizza, $$, CambridgePizza, $$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Veggie Galaxy

American, $$, CambridgeAmerican, $$Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 15185 spots across Watertown, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1052 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Hoodline and Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat Around Cambridgeport and West Cambridge, Hoodline - Explore the 5 top spots in Cambridge's North Cambridge neighborhood and Thrillist - 18 Incredible Spots to Eat and Drink Outside in Boston Right Now. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. 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.

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