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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Berkeley

Updated: March 5, 2021

Want to find the top American spots in Berkeley? To get you the definitive list of the finest American restaurants in Berkeley, we analyzed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. You can find everything you need to know about the best American restaurants in Berkeley below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Chez Panisse

American
Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

American · $18 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Longbranch

New American
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Grégoire

French · $14 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Easy Creole

American
Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cali Alley

American
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

IB’s Berkeley

American · $11 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Revival Bar & Kitchen

New American
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Summer Kitchen +bakeshop

American · $16 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Berkeley Social Club

Korean
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1904 top lists and articles from the likes of Spoon University, Infatuation and TimeOut. The restaurants you see have been featured in Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate, Infatuation - Where To Eat In Berkeley and TimeOut - 14 Best Restaurants in Berkeley to Try in 2019. 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. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for grilled burger

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


  • Vieux Carre with your heavy meat dish

    When considering what goes best with heavy meat dish, we recommend a glass of Vieux Carre, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


  • A great 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.

Interesting facts

  • The first ever

    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

Parking can be tough around Berkeley 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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