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The 10 Best American Restaurants in San Leandro

Updated: March 13, 2021

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

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Moussaka Mediterranean Kitchen

Mediterranean
San Leandro, Estudiollo Estates
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sons of Liberty Alehouse

American · $19 avg. main dish
San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Elios Family Restaurant

American
San Leandro, Floresta Gardens
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Horatio’s

American · $18 avg. main dish
San Leandro
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hawaiian Grill Express

Hawaiian · $14 avg. main dish
San Leandro, Washington Manor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Krispy Krunchy Chicken & Pizza

American
San Leandro
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

The Original Mels

American
San Leandro, Halcyon Foothill
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Craft Eatery

New American
Hayward
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Southern Comfort Kitchen

American
Castro Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Papaito Rotisserie

New American · $14 avg. main dish
Hayward
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28738 spots across San Leandro, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to fried chicken


    Experts recommend pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.

  • Margarita with your grilled burger

    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • Chardonnay and shellfish


    When enjoying a shellfish dish, it’s recommended you pair it with a glass ofstrong and acidic Chardonnay, a white wine that balances richness with acidity.

Fun 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.


  • History lesson

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

Parking tips

Parking in San Leandro can be notoriously tough. 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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