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The 10 Best American Restaurants In Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best American restaurants in Palo Alto? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Palo Alto.

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Bird Dog

New American, $$$$, Downtown NorthNew American, $$$$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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True Food Kitchen

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

American, $$$$, Charleston MeadowAmerican, $$$$Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

American, $$, Charleston MeadowAmerican, $$Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mendocino Farms

American, $$, University SouthAmerican, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Crepevine Restaurants

New American, $$, Downtown NorthNew American, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Boheme

French, $$, Evergreen ParkFrench, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

American, $$$$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$$$Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Kirk's SteakBurgers

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tender Greens

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Palo Alto. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Palo Alto, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Palo Alto Online and TimeOut – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Peninsula Easter Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, Palo Alto Online - Best Restaurants Of 2019 and TimeOut - The 10 Best Restaurants In Palo Alto Right Now to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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