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The 10 Best American Restaurants in Tampa

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say American food? To get you the definitive list of the best American restaurants, we examined the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Check out everything you need to know about the top American restaurants in Tampa below.

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Fresh Kitchen

New American
Tampa, North Hyde Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Olde Heights Bistro

New American
Tampa, East Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mr. Dunderbak’s

German
Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Foodys Diner and Pizza House

Pizza
Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ocean Prime

New American
Tampa, Tampa International Airport Area
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

BJ’s Alabama BBQ

American
Tampa, Virginia Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

CALI - South Tampa

New American
Tampa, Swann Estates
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Pop A Beer Bar & Grill

American
Tampa
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Chicken Salad Chick

American
Tampa, Swann Estates
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Metro Diner

American
Tampa, Bon Air North
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best American restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 7399 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Tampa and 266 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Creative Loafing and CultureTrip had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. For example, we considered Creative Loafing - 20 classic Tampa Bay diners, delis, and cafes you should have tried by now, CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Seminole Heights, Tampa and Creative Loafing - The 25 best restaurants in Tampa Bay right now, according to Yelp as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best 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.

  • The perfect complement to shellfish


    When ordering shellfish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Enjoy grilled burger with Margarita

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Interesting facts

  • Celebrating American

    Pittsburgh, The United States is the proud home of the annual Picklesburgh Festival, held every July to celebrate everything that is good about American.


  • Who made the first chocolate chip cookies?

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

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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