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The 10 Best American Restaurants Near Federal Way

Updated: October 6, 2021

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

Find the perfect American restaurant

Burger Express

American, $$, Federal WayAmerican, $$Federal Way, West Campus
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Chili Fries

American, Federal WayAmericanFederal Way
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse

American, $$, Federal WayAmerican, $$Federal Way
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Black Angus Steakhouse

American, $$, Federal WayAmerican, $$Federal Way, Steel Lake
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Billy McHale's

American, $$, Federal WayAmerican, $$Federal Way, West Campus
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, $$, Federal WayPizza, $$Federal Way
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Smuggler's Deli

American, AuburnAmericanAuburn
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Wally's Chowder House & Broiler

American, $$, Des MoinesAmerican, $$Des Moines, Marina District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Nana's Southern Kitchen

American, $$, KentAmerican, $$Kent
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Nazes Seafood

American, $, KentAmerican, $Kent
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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How did we curate these results?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 restaurants in Federal Way, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from experts at Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered Three Best Rated - Best Seafood Restaurants in Kent as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    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.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for grilled burger


    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

  • The perfect match for barbecue

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

Interesting facts

  • The origin of chocolate chip cookies

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

  • Celebrating American

    Did you know that every year in July foodies in Pittsburgh, The United States celebrate their passion for American? The Picklesburgh Festivalis held annually.


Parking tips

Federal Wayis notorious for tricky parking. 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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