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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Wellesley

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Wellesley 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 Wellesley.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Cheesy Street Grill - Wellesley

American, WellesleyAmericanWellesley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Smith & Wollensky

American, $$$$, WellesleyAmerican, $$$$Wellesley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

The Cottage

American, $$, WellesleyAmerican, $$Wellesley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Stages At One Washington

New American, $$$$, DoverNew American, $$$$Dover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Buttonwood

American, $$, NewtonAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Highlands
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

District 118 Kitchen and Bar

American, $$, NewtonAmerican, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Earls Steak Sandwiches

American, DoverAmericanDover
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Diverge

New American, DoverNew AmericanDover
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Jinny's Pizzeria

Pizza, NewtonPizzaNewton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Stalk

American, $$, DoverAmerican, $$Dover
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Cheesy Street Grill

American, $$, NatickAmerican, $$Natick
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lexie’s

American, DoverAmericanDover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Dunn-Gaherin’s Food and Spirits

Irish, $$, NewtonIrish, $$Newton, Newton Upper Falls
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ward 4

American, NewtonAmericanNewton, Auburndale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Lee's Burger Place

American, $, NewtonAmerican, $Newton, Newtown Centre
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 15185 Wellesley restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Wellesley restaurant reviews, and 1052 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Wellesley are Smith & Wollensky, Alta Strada - Wellesley, and The Cottage.

Cheesy Street Grill - Wellesley, Weston Road Cafe, and Smith & Wollensky are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Wellesley.

Cheesy Street Grill - Wellesley, Weston Road Cafe, and Smith & Wollensky are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Wellesley.

Cheesy Street Grill - Wellesley, Weston Road Cafe, and Smith & Wollensky are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Wellesley.

There are 6 American restaurants in Wellesley.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    A grilled burger can be tricky to find a cocktail pairing for. We would suggest trying Margarita. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its sweet.

  • The perfect match for barbecue

    Experts often pair barbecue with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

Did you know?

  • The traditional hamburger

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In The United States, hamburger is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • Celebrating a love for hamburger

    If it’s May 28, then you best not forget to grab a little hamburger for International Hamburger Day.

  • A big appetite

    chili con carne is tasty, but could you eat 18 pounds of it in 6 like Joey Chestnut?

Parking tips

Parking in Wellesley can be notoriously tough. 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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