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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Richmond

Updated: March 13, 2021

Want to find the best American spots in Richmond? We did the heavy lifting for you by checking out all the top review sites to find the 10 best American restaurants in Richmond. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Quetzal Taqueria and Restaurant

Richmond, Cortez/Stege
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.0

Juanita & Maude

New American
Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Chez Panisse

Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0


American · $25 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

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


Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0


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

Mely’s Cafe

San Pablo
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Duo Grill House

American · $17 avg. main dish
Albany, East Washington
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Crave Subs

American · $13 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28738 Richmond restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1899 top lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Spoon University and Eater. These spots have been featured in Infatuation - Where To Eat In Berkeley, Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate and Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants. 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. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Kentucky 75. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • Pair Vieux Carre with 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.

  • Chardonnay with your shellfish

    When enjoying shellfish, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of strong and acidicChardonnay, a white wine that balances richness with acidity


  • 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

    Did you know that every year in July foodies in Pittsburgh, The United States celebrate their passion for American? The Picklesburgh Festivalis held annually.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Richmond 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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