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The 9 Best American Restaurants Near Lakewood

Updated: November 19, 2021

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Lakewood 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 Lakewood.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Captain Crab

Creole, LakewoodCreoleLakewood, Southgate
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Southern Kitchen

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

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  • Thrillist, 2017

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    Thrillist, 2017

Wooden City

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Cooper's Food And Drink

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Manny's Place

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bar Bistro

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cooks Tavern

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

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Lobster Shop

American, $$$, TacomaAmerican, $$$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

Duke's Seafood

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, North End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Curiocity, 2019

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    Curiocity, 2019
  • Seattle Magazine, 2020

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    Seattle Magazine, 2020

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 11067 restaurants, and 2391 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Thrillist and Seattle Magazine. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 24 Essential Tacoma Restaurants, Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants and Seattle Magazine - The Best Seafood Restaurants in Seattle to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    A glass of something that balances the spice and salt of the burger should be what you pair your grilled burger with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a cocktail like Margarita.

  • The perfect complement to fried chicken

    Experts often pair fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • A great drink pairing for shellfish

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.


  • A match made in heaven: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s mac and cheese you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a Spanish granache. The ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the Spanish granache won’t detract from the flavors of your mac and cheese.

  • A tasty first

    The hot dog was only thought up in 1880! We wonder what people ever did without some good hot dog in their lives...

  • Hungry for corned beef hash?

    corned beef hash is tasty, but could you eat 4 pounds of it in 1 like Eric "Badlands" Booker?

Parking info

Finding parking in Lakewood can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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