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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Wilmington

Updated: June 28, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Wilmington? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. 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 Wilmington eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Dorcea

American, $, Midtown BrandywineAmerican, $Wilmington, Midtown Brandywine
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

El Diablo Burritos

American, $$, WilmingtonAmerican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Americana

American, $$, WilmingtonAmerican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Harry's Savoy Grill

American, $$$, WilmingtonAmerican, $$$Wilmington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

    Top Steakhouse and Chop Houses in the Delaware

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

Corner Bistro

French, $$, WilmingtonFrench, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Two Stones Pub

New American, $$, WilmingtonNew American, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Farmer & the Cow

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Wilmington, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Newport Family Restaurant

American, $, WilmingtonAmerican, $Wilmington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Culinaria

New American, $$, WilmingtonNew American, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Urban Kitchen

American, WilmingtonAmericanWilmington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Buckley's Tavern

American, $$, WilmingtonAmerican, $$Wilmington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Trolley Tap House

American, $$, Trolley SquareAmerican, $$Wilmington, Trolley Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Wilma's

Creole, $$, DowntownCreole, $$Wilmington, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

The Crow Bar

American, $$, Forty AcresAmerican, $$Wilmington, Forty Acres
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant

American, $$, Little ItalyAmerican, $$Wilmington, Little Italy
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 16402 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 770 lists and articles from Philly Bite Magazine and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Philly Bite Magazine - Top Steakhouse and Chop Houses in the Delaware. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food 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.

Questions & answers

Snuff Mill, Capers & Lemons Restaurant, and Harry's Savoy Grill are the highest-rated American restaurants for a date night in Wilmington.

Dorcea, Jackson Inn, and El Diablo Burritos are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Wilmington.

Russell's Quality Food, Go Vegan Philly, and Dorcea are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Wilmington.

Snuff Mill and Auntie Anne's are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Wilmington.

Capers & Lemons Restaurant, Tonic Seafood & Steak, and Harry's Savoy Grill are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Wilmington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Vieux Carre and heavy meat dish


    The flavors of heavy meat dish will be enhanced with a glass of oaked Vieux Carre, a cocktail that cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • Margarita with your 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.


  • Enjoy shellfish with Chardonnay

    To elevate your shellfish experience, we recommend some Chardonnay to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine balances richness with acidity.

Did you know?

  • The largest hamburger from 2012

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

  • Name a more iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Did you know that Spanish granache pairs perfectly with mac and cheese? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • hot dog milestone

    The next time you bite into a delicioushot dog remember to thank Mr. Feuchtwanger who is responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

Parking information

Parking can be tough around Wilmington 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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