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The 5 Best American Restaurants Near Sunnyvale

Updated: August 7, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Sunnyvale restaurants for American cuisine. 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 Sunnyvale has to offer.

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Metro City Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, SunnyvaleAmerican, $$Sunnyvale, Washington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Cheese Steak Shop

American, $, SunnyvaleAmerican, $Sunnyvale, De Anza
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Armadillo Willy's BBQ

American, $$, SunnyvaleAmerican, $$Sunnyvale, Ponderosa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Alexander's Steakhouse

American, $$$$, CupertinoAmerican, $$$$Cupertino
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

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Asa Restaurants | Los Altos

American, $$$, Los AltosAmerican, $$$Los Altos
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Sunnyvale. We analyzed 28808 Sunnyvale restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Sunnyvale restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Here are Sunnyvale's top 4 breakfast and brunch spots, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Steakhouses in San Jose Area and - The 26 Best Steakhouses In Silicon Valley. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.


Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger, and St. John's Bar & Grill are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Sunnyvale.

Homeroom is the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurant in Sunnyvale.

Country Gourmet, Marie Callender's, and Denny's are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Sunnyvale.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Sunnyvale are Falafel Flame, Chick-fil-A, and St. John's Bar & Grill.

Falafel Flame, Chick-fil-A, and In-N-Out Burger are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Sunnyvale.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Kentucky 75 to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • 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.

  • A great drink pairing for grilled burger

    Knowing what to pair with grilled burger can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Margarita. This, sweet, cocktail balances the spicy and salty grilled burger.

Did you know?

  • Celebrating American

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

  • The origin of chocolate chip cookies

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

Parking info

Finding parking in Sunnyvale 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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