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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

Pacific Beach

Avg 4.3 (46 restaurants)

North Park

Avg 4.3 (34 restaurants)

Little Italy

Avg 4.3 (29 restaurants)

Kearny Mesa

Avg 4.4 (26 restaurants)

Gaslamp

Avg 4.2 (25 restaurants)

East Village

Avg 4.6 (21 restaurants)

Hillcrest

Avg 4.4 (19 restaurants)

Point Loma

Avg 4.5 (11 restaurants)

Carmel Valley

Avg 4.7 (10 restaurants)
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More near San Diego to explore

La Jolla

Avg 4.4 (74 restaurants)

Chula Vista

Avg 4.4 (48 restaurants)

Coronado

Avg 4.3 (25 restaurants)

National City

Avg 4.5 (25 restaurants)

La Mesa

Avg 4.2 (24 restaurants)

Santee

Avg 4.2 (9 restaurants)

Lemon Grove

Avg 4.5 (7 restaurants)

Bonita

Avg 4.5 (7 restaurants)

Spring Valley

Avg 4.7 (6 restaurants)
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Avg 4.1 (75 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (951 restaurants)

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Avg 4 (27 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (20 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (68 restaurants)

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Avg 4.5 (12 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (660 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (757 restaurants)

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Avg 4.5 (122 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (50 restaurants)

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Avg 4.4 (165 restaurants)

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Avg 4.5 (569 restaurants)