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The 15 Best American Restaurants Near Wilmington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Wilmington’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. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Wilmington.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Mona’s Kitchen

New American, $, WilmingtonNew American, $Wilmington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Simard's Super Roast Beef

American, $, WilmingtonAmerican, $Wilmington
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Billerica's Home Sweet Home Cafe

American, $, BillericaAmerican, $Billerica
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Clover Food Lab

New American, $, BurlingtonNew American, $Burlington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Billy's Famous Roast Beef & Seafood

American, $, WakefieldAmerican, $Wakefield, Greenwood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Halal Eatz

American, $, BurlingtonAmerican, $Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Hornet's Nest Sub Shop

Pizza, $, North ReadingPizza, $North Reading
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

The Bancroft

New American, $$$$, BurlingtonNew American, $$$$Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Pit Stop BBQ

American, $$, WakefieldAmerican, $$Wakefield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Grassfields Steak & Seafood

American, $$, AndoverAmerican, $$Andover
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Black & Blue Steak and Crab

American, $$$, BurlingtonAmerican, $$$Burlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Deli King Restaurant

American, $, TewksburyAmerican, $Tewksbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Public Kitchen

Pizza, $$, WakefieldPizza, $$Wakefield, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Burtons Grill & Bar of Burlington

American, $$, BurlingtonAmerican, $$Burlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Friendly Toast - Burlington

American, $$, BurlingtonAmerican, $$Burlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Thrillist and Eater. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Steakhouses in Boston Area, Thrillist - The Best Steakhouses in Boston and Eater - Where to Eat Barbecue in Greater Boston. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

AJ's Kitchen, As Good As It Gets Cafe - Wilmington, and Sunny Side Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Wilmington.

AJ's Kitchen, As Good As It Gets Cafe - Wilmington, and Sunny Side Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Wilmington.

As Good As It Gets Cafe - Wilmington, 99 Restaurants, and Simard's Super Roast Beef are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Wilmington.

As Good As It Gets Cafe - Wilmington and The Habit Burger Grill are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Wilmington.

Rocco's Restaurant & Bar is the highest-rated American restaurant for dessert in Wilmington.

Drink pairing tips

  • A great drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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.

  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering how to best enjoy your heavy meat dish, we would highlight how well a glass of Vieux Carre complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • A next-level match for barbecue

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

Did you know?

  • A classic dish

    A trip to The United States is incomplete without having tried the local pecan pie, a national classic!

  • Once upon a time

    If you’re ever in St. Louis, bear in mind that hot dog was invented there in 1880.

  • A 2011-record from Paraguay

    A little hot dog never hurt anybody! The size of the longest hot dog might surprise you, coming in at 668 feet 8 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Wilmington can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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