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Top American restaurants in San Diego, California

If you’re searching for “American food near me” in San Diego, you’re about to embark on a tasty journey. San Diego has a wide variety of locations for American cuisine such as casual burger joints, diners, and steakhouses. From home cooking to delicious upscale dining, there is no shortage of options when it comes to this beachside city.

The beautiful weather is great for takeout in San Diego paired with a stroll on the shores or a morning bike ride before grabbing a fresh-pressed juice. No matter the occasion, there is American fare to enjoy. Take the family out for a nice meal together or offer your employees pastries from the local bakery. Downtown San Diego has cheesesteaks, breakfast, hot dogs, and seafood to choose from.

When you’re through enjoying a delicious meal, head over to one of the many local breweries and taste the unique flavors of San Diego craft beer. Perfect for a beer crawl with friends or a relaxing weekend. If beer isn’t your type of beverage there are plenty of other options like whiskey bars, cideries, wineries, and cocktail bars. There is a lot to enjoy about San Diego, so search for your favorites and discover what’s in store.

Must-try American restaurants in San Diego

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Neighborhoods within San Diego to explore

Banker's Hill

Avg 4.3 (7 restaurants)

Barrio Logan

Avg 4.4 (9 restaurants)

Carmel Valley

Avg 4.6 (7 restaurants)


Avg 4.4 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (7 restaurants)

East Village

Avg 4.6 (15 restaurants)


Avg 4.1 (16 restaurants)

Golden Hill

Avg 4.6 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.6 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (19 restaurants)

Kearny Mesa

Avg 4.4 (16 restaurants)


Avg 4.4 (4 restaurants)

Little Italy

Avg 4.4 (23 restaurants)

Loma Portal

Avg 4 (4 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (4 restaurants)

Mira Mesa

Avg 4 (4 restaurants)

Mission Hills

Avg 4.4 (6 restaurants)

Mission Valley

Avg 4.5 (3 restaurants)

North Park

Avg 4.4 (29 restaurants)

Ocean Beach

Avg 4.6 (6 restaurants)

Old Town

Avg 4.1 (5 restaurants)

Pacific Beach

Avg 4.3 (40 restaurants)

Point Loma

Avg 4.4 (10 restaurants)

Rancho Bernardo

Avg 4.1 (7 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (5 restaurants)

Scripps Ranch

Avg 4.3 (4 restaurants)

Sorrento Valley

Avg 4.8 (4 restaurants)

University City

Avg 4.5 (4 restaurants)

University Heights

Avg 4.3 (7 restaurants)

More near San Diego to explore

Lemon Grove

Avg 4.5 (4 restaurants)

La Mesa

Avg 4.3 (14 restaurants)


Avg 4.2 (15 restaurants)

National City

Avg 4.4 (12 restaurants)


Avg 4.2 (6 restaurants)

La Jolla

Avg 4.4 (50 restaurants)

Spring Valley

Avg 4.7 (8 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (5 restaurants)

Chula Vista

Avg 4.3 (35 restaurants)

El Cajon

Avg 4.1 (11 restaurants)


Avg 3.9 (4 restaurants)

Imperial Beach

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