2024 Best American Restaurants in San Diego Area

Best American Cuisine Restaurants in San Diego

A large part of a country's identity is food, and this certainly applies to the United States. There's a lot more to the American culinary culture than hamburgers, as chefs have found plenty of freedom within the realm of American cuisine.

Some restaurants present sophisticated takes on classic American comfort food, while other New American restaurants incoroprate influences from across the globe. Whatever your craving, you'll find something satisfying at these Best Restaurants for American Cuisine in San Diego, presented in alphabetical order.

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The Craftsman New American Tavern
14/20
Comfort food with clever culinary twists in a rustic tavern setting. See More
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DRIFT eat + drink
14/20
Gourmet eats and creative craft cocktails in a modern, high-design lounge setting at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. See More

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George's California Modern
16/20
Executive chef Trey Foshee creates imaginative, ingredient-driven California cuisine in an elevated setting with an ocean view. See More

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California, Mediterranean, American
Herb & Wood
15/20
Artistic, timeless design accompanies seasonal California cuisine at “Top Chef” Brian Malarkey's venue in Little Italy. See More

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California, New American, Progressive
Juniper & Ivy
14/20
Lively restaurant in San Diego’s Little Italy with a playful, ever-changing menu. See More

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Market Restaurant + Bar
16/20
Creative delicacies fill chef Carl Schroeder’s ever-changing menu. See More
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American, Sushi, Molecular
Nine-Ten
15/20
Adjacent to the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, this elegant restaurant showcases the season's finest ingredients. See More

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20|Twenty
15/20
The restaurant at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa offers an elegant American menu. See More

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