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The 7 Best American Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best San Jose restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues San Jose has to offer.

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Braise Willow Glen

New American, $$, Willow GlenNew American, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Smoking Pig BBQ

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Jose Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

The Funny Farm Kitchen

American, $$, Santa TeresaAmerican, $$San Jose, Santa Teresa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mesquite & Oak

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

    The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose

    Hoodline

Sabores Of The Valley

New American, Almaden ValleyNew AmericanSan Jose, Almaden Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Brew City Grill

Pizza, $$, West San JosePizza, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

True Brew San Jose - Taphouse & Kitchen

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in San Jose. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Jose restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - The 5 Best Spots To Score Barbecue In San Jose and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in San Jose Area. 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. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for barbecue

    When ordering barbecue, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Enjoy fried chicken with Kentucky 75

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Kentucky 75. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.


Factoids

  • Celebrating American

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


  • History lesson

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

Parking info

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in San Jose. 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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