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The 8 Best American Restaurants Near Richmond

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best American restaurants in Richmond? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. 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 Richmond.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Mely's Cafe

American, San PabloAmericanSan Pablo
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

If you travel further

Juanita & Maude

New American, $$, AlbanyNew American, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants

  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Chez Panisse

American, $$$$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$$$Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    8 Killer Bay Area Steaks for $25 and Under

  • Eater

    The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants



American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip

    The Best Burger Joints In Berkeley, California

  • SFist

    The 11 Absolute Best Burgers in Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay


Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best Cajun/Creole spots in Berkeley

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Do The Bay

    The Bay's Best Fried Chicken

    Do The Bay


American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Duo Grill House

American, $17 avg. main dish, AlbanyAmerican, $17 avg. main dishAlbany, East Washington
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Crave Subs

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Richmond restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Michelin Guide and Zagat. These spots have been featured in Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Zagat - 8 Killer Bay Area Steaks for $25 and Under. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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.

  • Pair Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    When considering how to best enjoy your heavy meat dish, we would highlight how well a glass of Vieux Carre complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

  • Chardonnay with your shellfish

    When enjoying shellfish, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of strong and acidicChardonnay, a white wine that balances richness with acidity


  • A tasty first

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

  • July = American festival

    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 in the area

Finding parking in Richmond 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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