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The 8 Best American Restaurants In Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best American restaurants in Berkeley? 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 Berkeley eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Gather

American, $$, Downown BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

American, $$, Downown BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Longbranch

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Crave Subs

American, $$, Downown BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Easy Creole

Creole, $, BerkeleyCreole, $Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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IB’s Berkeley

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Revival Bar & Kitchen

New American, $$$, Downown BerkeleyNew American, $$$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Summer Kitchen +bakeshop

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Spoon University and Do The Bay. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - 15 East Bay Restaurants Great for Gluten-Free Dining, Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate and Do The Bay - The Bay's Best Fried Chicken. 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. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for grilled burger

    Experts suggest pairing a grilled burger with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.


  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • A great 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.

Interesting facts

  • The first ever

    Ruth Graves Wakefield is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.

  • July = American festival

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


Parking tips

Parking can be tough around Berkeley 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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