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The 8 Best American Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: October 8, 2021

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best St. Louis restaurants for American cuisine. 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 St. Louis.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Broadway Oyster Bar

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$St. Louis, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 4 best Cajun/Creole spots in St. Louis

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Seafood Restaurants In St Louis, Missouri

    Trip 101, 2019

Yellowbelly

American, $$$, Central West EndAmerican, $$$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Riverfront Times, 2018

    The Best New St. Louis Restaurants of 2018

    Riverfront Times, 2018

Retreat Gastropub

American, $$, Central West EndAmerican, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in St. Louis's Central West End neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Utah Station

American, Benton ParkAmericanSt. Louis, Benton Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Req Room

American, $, St. LouisAmerican, $St. Louis
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lemmons

American, $$, Bevo MillAmerican, $$St. Louis, Bevo Mill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

J. P. Fields West

American, $$, St. LouisAmerican, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Busloop Burgers

American, $, St. LouisAmerican, $St. Louis
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 5278 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in St. Louis and 147 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Hoodline, Riverfront Times and Trip 101 had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 top spots in St. Louis's Central West End neighborhood, Riverfront Times - The Best New St. Louis Restaurants of 2018 and Trip 101 - 10 Seafood Restaurants In St Louis, Missouriwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal 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.

  • A next-level pairing for Vieux Carre

    When ordering heavy meat dish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.

  • Chardonnay with your shellfish

    A shellfish can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Chardonnay. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its strong and acidic.

Fun facts

  • A tasty history lesson

    The next time you bite into a deliciousdeep dish pizza remember to thank Ike Sewell who is responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A big feat in 2012

    In Carlton, The United States, American-lovers celebrated a special day on September 2, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the hamburger was made, weighing no less than 2,014 pounds.


  • National Hot Dog Day

    The love for hot dog is unlimited in The United States - that’s why they celebrate National Hot Dog Day every year.

Parking info

Parking has always been a challenge in St. Louis. 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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