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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Palo Alto

Updated: March 22, 2021

Figuring out which ones are Palo Alto’s finest restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the top restaurants, we checked out the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to easily compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours.

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Bird Dog

New American · $38 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

True Food Kitchen

American · $25 avg. main dish
Palo Alto
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

American · $60 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sundance The Steakhouse

American · $40 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

American · $29 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mendocino Farms

American · $13 avg. main dish
Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

American
Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Kirk's SteakBurgers

American
Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Tender Greens

American · $16 avg. main dish
Palo Alto
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Cibo Restaurant & Bar

American
Palo Alto, Barron Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Palo Alto. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Palo Alto, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Palo Alto Online and Eater – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Peninsula Easter Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, Palo Alto Online - Best Restaurants Of 2019 and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Palo Alto to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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