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The 10 Best American Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Seattle restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Seattle eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Canlis

American, $$$$, WestlakeAmerican, $$$$Seattle, Westlake
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

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  • Thrillist, 2013

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Matt's In The Market

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • CultureTrip, 2016

    The Best Hot Dogs In Seattle, Washington

    CultureTrip, 2016

Single Shot

American, $$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

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    Foursquare, 2020
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Eden Hill Restaurant

New American, $$$$, West Queen AnneNew American, $$$$Seattle, West Queen Anne
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2017

    5 Spots for Singing Pink Scallops in Seattle

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

RockCreek Seafood & Spirits

American, $$, FremontAmerican, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Female Foodie

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  • Visit Seattle

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Tilikum Place Cafe

New American, $$, BelltownNew American, $$Seattle, Belltown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2013

    A Map of Bourdain's Seattle 'Layover' Episode

    Eater, 2013
  • Seattle Magazine, 2017

    These Are the Best Restaurants in Seattle That Keep Us Coming Back

    Seattle Magazine, 2017

Opus Co

American, $$, Phinney RidgeAmerican, $$Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    Roasted, Fried, or Poached: 10 Restaurants That Have Perfected Chicken

    SeattleMet, 2018
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    The Best Tasting Menu in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

The Walrus and the Carpenter

American, $$$, BallardAmerican, $$$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare

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    Foursquare
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020

Terra Plata

New American, $$$, Capitol HillNew American, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2017

    5 Spots for Singing Pink Scallops in Seattle

    Zagat, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    The Seattle Outdoor Patio Hall of Fame

    SeattleMet, 2019

The Whale Wins

American, $$$, WallingfordAmerican, $$$Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    10Best - Savor Seattle's Bounty of Regional, Fresh Seafood

    USA Today
  • TripAdvisor, 2018

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Seattle. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10951 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from TripAdvisor, SeattleMet and Seattle Magazine and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence, SeattleMet - The Seattle Outdoor Patio Hall of Fame and Seattle Magazine - The Best Tasting Menu in Seattlewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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