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The 9 Best American Restaurants Near South San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Hidden Spot

American, South San FranciscoAmericanSouth San Francisco
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

SSF Chickenbox

American, South San FranciscoAmericanSouth San Francisco
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Hometown Heroes

American, $$, South San FranciscoAmerican, $$South San Francisco
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Original Joe's Westlake

Italian, $$$, Daly CityItalian, $$$Daly City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Top 100 Restaurants

    San Francisco Chronicle

If you travel further

Keith's Chicken N Waffles

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

California Fish Grill

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sixteen Mile House

American, $$$, MillbraeAmerican, $$$Millbrae
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Boulevard Cafe

American, $$, Daly CityAmerican, $$Daly City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • CultureTrip

    The Top Daly City Brunches To Savor Anytime

    CultureTrip

Hashes & Brews

American, $$, San BrunoAmerican, $$San Bruno
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across South San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip and San Francisco Chronicle – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in CultureTrip - The Top Daly City Brunches To Savor Anytime and San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in South San Francisco are Cafe 382, Garden Club Restaurant, and Foundry & Lux.

Hidden Spot, SSF Chickenbox, and Country Cottage Cafe are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in South San Francisco.

Hidden Spot, SSF Chickenbox, and Country Cottage Cafe are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in South San Francisco.

There are 26 American restaurants in South San Francisco.

Cafe 382, Hometown Heroes, and Garden Club Restaurant are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in South San Francisco.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fried chicken


    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Vieux Carre with your 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.


  • The ideal pairing for grilled burger

    Experts suggest pairing a grilled burger with a glass of Margarita, a popular cocktail.


Factoids

  • 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

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


Parking tips

South San Franciscois 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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