Cleveland American restaurants you'll love

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Top American restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland remains one of the most well-known cities in the country and it has a restaurant scene to match its reputation. Spend a day out and about along the waterfront, and you'll see the difference between Cleveland and other cities nearby. It's a quaint vibe you can't find in other places in the state.

Here, you can choose from every type of cuisine you can think of, but Cleveland’s American-style restaurants are a solid choice when you don’t have time to decide. All of the American restaurants have great menus, and many of the most highly rated places provide curbside pickup and online ordering. But don't forget about the Elyria area either because it gives you more options in case you can't find an American place in Cleveland proper. It shouldn't be a problem to find a nice spot near Cleveland because it's easily accessible.

What's great about the American restaurants in Cleveland is that many offer unique menu items you can’t find anywhere elsewhere. What could be better for a self-respecting foodie? The answer is not much, especially if you live near the city.

Must-try American restaurants in Cleveland

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Neighborhood Map

Neighborhoods within Cleveland to explore


Avg 4.6 (7 restaurants)

East Bank

Avg 4.3 (4 restaurants)

Gateway District

Avg 4.1 (10 restaurants)

Ohio City

Avg 4.4 (19 restaurants)

Old Brooklyn

Avg 4.6 (4 restaurants)

Playhouse Square

Avg 4.4 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (4 restaurants)

More near Cleveland to explore


Avg 4.1 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (23 restaurants)

Maple Heights

Avg 4.2 (4 restaurants)


Avg 4 (23 restaurants)


Avg 4.8 (4 restaurants)

Rocky River

Avg 4.3 (9 restaurants)

Broadview Heights

Avg 4.6 (3 restaurants)

North Royalton

Avg 3.8 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.2 (6 restaurants)


Avg 4.6 (6 restaurants)


Avg 4.8 (10 restaurants)

North Olmsted

Avg 4.4 (7 restaurants)