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The 8 Best American Restaurants Near San Leandro

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best American restaurants in San Leandro? 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. From plates of Pacific seafood to bowls of mac and cheese these are the best American venues San Leandro has to offer.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Sons of Liberty Alehouse

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Elios Family Restaurant

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro, Floresta Gardens
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Horatio's

American, $$$, San LeandroAmerican, $$$San Leandro
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Krispy Krunchy Chicken & Pizza

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

The Original Mels

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro, Halcyon Foothill
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Craft Eatery

New American, $$, HaywardNew American, $$Hayward
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Southern Comfort Kitchen

American, $$, Castro ValleyAmerican, $$Castro Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Papaito Rotisserie

New American, $$, HaywardNew American, $$Hayward
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Leandro, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to fried chicken


    Experts recommend pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    When enjoying a shellfish dish, it’s recommended you pair it with a glass ofstrong and acidic Chardonnay, a white wine that balances richness with acidity.

Fun facts

  • July = American festival

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


  • History lesson

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

Parking tips

Parking in San Leandro can be notoriously tough. 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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