Seattle skyline with Space Needle
boam

The 10 Best American Restaurants Near Wheat Ridge

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for Wheat Ridge’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. 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 Wheat Ridge eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Large Marge's Philly Cheesesteaks

American, $, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

West 29th Restaurant and Bar

American, $$, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $$Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Apple Ridge Cafe

American, $, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Luke's, A Steak Place

American, $$, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $$Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Steak Houses in Arvada, CO

    Three Best Rated

Fat Shack

American, $$, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $$Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Hopper's Sports Grill

American, $, Wheat RidgeAmerican, $Wheat Ridge
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Mercantile Dining & Provision

American, $$$, DenverAmerican, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best American Restaurants in Denver/Colorado Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Zagat, 2015

    8 Must-Try Winter Soups, Stews, Hot Pots and Chowders in Denver

    Zagat, 2015

Root Down

American, $$$, DenverAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Denver's Highland Neighborhood

    Trip Savvy, 2020
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Where to Eat in Denver, Colorado | The 10 Best Restaurants

    CultureTrip, 2017

The Bindery

American, $$$, DenverAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2018

    The Hottest New Brunches in 15 American Cities

    Zagat, 2018
  • Zagat, 2018

    Hottest Restaurants in Denver

    Zagat, 2018

Beckon

New American, $$$$, DenverNew American, $$$$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Dine in the RiNo Neighborhood

    Eater, 2019

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 7480 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Wheat Ridge and 681 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater, USA Today and Zagat had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Where to Dine in the RiNo Neighborhood, USA Today - Best Restaurants in Denver and Zagat - Hottest Restaurants in Denver to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

West 29th Restaurant and Bar is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Wheat Ridge.

There are 21 American restaurants in Wheat Ridge.

Large Marge's Philly Cheesesteaks, West 29th Restaurant and Bar, and Joe's Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Wheat Ridge.

West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Sunrise Sunset, and Wendy's are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Wheat Ridge.

Large Marge's Philly Cheesesteaks, West 29th Restaurant and Bar, and Joe's Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Wheat Ridge.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The ultimate 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.

  • Zinfandel with your barbecue

    That spicy and smoky barbecueyou’re thinking about would be beautifully complemented by a rich red wine, like Zinfandel!

Fun facts

  • The most lavish hamburger

    How much would you pay for one hamburger? How does $5,000 sound? That’s what it costs at Juicys Outlaw Gril in Corvallis.

  • A long-held tradition

    If you love of pecan pie runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original pecan pie? The locals are so proud of their pecan pie that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Wheat Ridge 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.

Other options in this area

Similar spots in other areas

Show more

Similar spots in other areas

Show more