Washington American restaurants you'll love

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Top American restaurants in Washington, DC

Visit the DC metro area for American fare that everyone will love. From gastropubs downtown to the hidden gems of the northwest side near Howard University. There are delicious classic American dishes to be enjoyed around every turn. Simply search “American cuisine near me” and you’re on your way to a savory selection of restaurants.

Choose from steak and mashed potatoes, juicy cheeseburgers, and southern home cooking that will satisfy every craving. Get your appetite ready for crispy fried chicken, chili, and fresh seafood. American and New American cuisine encompasses many popular dishes. Chances are you’ll find your favorites for dine-in, takeout, and delivery in DC.

If you’re feeling like a good meal and a solid brew, check out the local breweries off New York Ave for food and fun. If you’re looking for cocktails, visit the northwest side of Washington just off H Street for bars and lounges. Whiskey lounges, cocktail bars, and even a distillery or two are available for tastings and catching up with friends. This city is full of rich history, activities, and some of the tastiest food in the country. Whether you’re a local or tourist there is much to enjoy about Washington DC.

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Neighborhoods within Washington to explore

Adams Morgan

Avg 4.3 (7 restaurants)


Avg 4.4 (4 restaurants)

Capitol Hill

Avg 4.4 (21 restaurants)


Avg 4.8 (5 restaurants)

Columbia Heights

Avg 4.2 (9 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (29 restaurants)

Dupont Circle

Avg 4.3 (22 restaurants)

Foggy Bottom

Avg 4.1 (5 restaurants)


Avg 4.4 (16 restaurants)

Glover Park

Avg 4.5 (6 restaurants)

Ivy City

Avg 4.5 (8 restaurants)

Logan Circle

Avg 4.4 (10 restaurants)

Mount Pleasant

Avg 4.3 (3 restaurants)

Navy Yard

Avg 4.5 (25 restaurants)


Avg 3.5 (7 restaurants)

Park View

Avg 4.3 (4 restaurants)

Penn Quarter

Avg 4.6 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.3 (3 restaurants)


Avg 4.3 (13 restaurants)


Avg 4.6 (4 restaurants)

U Street Corridor

Avg 4.3 (16 restaurants)

Van Ness/Forest Hills

Avg 4.5 (3 restaurants)

Woodley Park

Avg 4.2 (4 restaurants)

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Avg 4.3 (101 restaurants)


Avg 4.3 (90 restaurants)


Avg 4.5 (15 restaurants)

Takoma Park

Avg 4.7 (3 restaurants)

Oxon Hill

Avg 3.9 (15 restaurants)

Chevy Chase

Avg 4.6 (4 restaurants)

Capitol Heights

Avg 4.3 (3 restaurants)


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Falls Church

Avg 4.4 (22 restaurants)


Avg 4.4 (41 restaurants)

Silver Spring

Avg 4.4 (25 restaurants)

District Heights

Avg 2.7 (3 restaurants)