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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: April 6, 2021

Looking for the finest American food in Oakland? We did the heavy lifting for you by analyzing all the best review sites to find the top 10 American restaurants. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Commis

American
Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Chop Bar

American
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Kitchen Story

Asian
Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Grand Lake Kitchen - Dimond

American · $24 avg. main dish
Oakland, Upper Dimond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Marica

New American · $35 avg. main dish
Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Hopscotch

American · $24 avg. main dish
Oakland, San Pablo Gateway
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

World Famous Hotboys

American · $12 avg. main dish
Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Grand Lake Kitchen - Lake Merritt

American
Oakland, Adams Point
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Brenda’s Oakland

American · $16 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Kitava - at Buck Wild

New American
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Eater and Infatuation. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Retro Diners in San Francisco/Bay Area, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings to pull this list together. 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. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When enjoying grilled burger, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of sweetMargarita, a cocktail that balances the spice and salt of the burger

  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    To elevate your heavy meat dish experience, we recommend some Vieux Carre to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.

  • The best drink pairing for fried chicken

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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

  • 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.


  • 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 in the area

Getting a good parking spot in Oakland can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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