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Best American Restaurants in El Cajon / Lakeside


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A photo of Black Angus Steakhouse - El Cajon restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • El Cajon / Lakeside
Booked 43 times today
Located in El Cajon, Black Angus Steakhouse is highly praised for its exquisite Steakhouse cuisine. Patrons rave about the tasteful top sirloin and perfect filet mignon. The restaurant has mastered the art of steak preparation, with many reviewers drawing attention to the well-cooked steak, lobster, and shrimp trio. The food consistently receives high marks, with customers further praising the delicious scalloped potatoes, Brussel sprouts appetizer, and the tempting Mud Pie. Beyond the food, Black Angus Steakhouse is celebrated for its friendly staff, effective management, and exceptional service. Whether it's a regular meal or a special occasion, this venue guarantees a first-class dining experience.
A photo of Farmer's Table - La Mesa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Mesa
Booked 36 times today
Farmer's Table in La Mesa is a highly praised establishment that excels in farm-to-table cuisine. According to the reviews, the restaurant's offerings such as the bison burger, salmon, carbonara, and gnocchi consistently exceed customers' expectations. Guests particularly enjoyed unique dishes like the short rib gluten-free pizza, noting that "the food is never a disappointment." The restaurant offers an extensive menu, with excellent options and prices and the food is described as always being great. Furthermore, the reviews highlight the pleasant ambiance and commend the service, citing it as impeccable and attentive, enhancing the overall dining experience. Despite it being on the pricier side, patrons consider the Farmer's Table worth the expenditure for its high-quality food and experience.
A photo of Claim Jumper - La Mesa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Mesa
Booked 13 times today
The Claim Jumper restaurant in La Mesa is a cherished gem of American cuisine, as multiple reviews explicitly attest. The restaurant is highly praised for its excellent service, with particular commendation for the staff's outgoing and attentive nature. The quality of the food at Claim Jumper is consistently noted as being not merely good, but also a generous portion size. Some standout dishes mentioned by the clientele include the delectable potato skins starter, rib eye, prime cut, and scrumptious desserts. Moreover, its convenience as a locale for family gatherings and special events such as Easter and Valentine's Day underscore its reputation as a welcoming and reliable establishment.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Mesa
Booked 15 times today
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in La Mesa is a reputable benchmark of American cuisine. Customers have consistently lauded them for their exceptional service, adherence to safety measures, and, importantly, their delectable food. Patrons highlight their tasty Buffalo chicken pizza, their abundant menu with ample choices, and the unique pizookie dessert as standout items. Their gluten-free options have also been appreciated by many. Notably, the restaurant has been praised for its extraordinary service during large gatherings such as graduation celebrations and for honoring veterans. With outstanding review comments such as "Our server was attentive and the food was excellent!" and "The food was over the top," BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a beacon of culinary excellence in American cuisine.
A photo of Press Box Restaurant + Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Rancho San Diego
Booked 2 times today
An East County neighborhood community gem for over 15 years, Press Box Restaurant & Bar offers a refreshing take on all-American classic cuisine. Featuring a wide selection of local beers on tap, original cocktails, and a whiskey lovers dream, Press Box's menu highlights creative bar staples like "Mediterranean Chicken Skewers" and "Beef Cheek Nachos," alongside more classic dishes like the "Ribeye with Seasonal Potatoes and Vegetables" and "Smash Burger Sliders." Owned and operated by Executive Chef Joseph "Papa Joe" Salem, the same mastermind behind the restaurant "Sahara of the Middle East," Press Box incorporates a Mediterranean flare into both the menu and design. Items are sourced fresh on a daily basis, and chef's specials can be found as a constant addition. Opened daily for lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch, the restaurant also features a large selection of TVs to highlight the upcoming game of the season.
A photo of Social Tap restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 1 time today
Social Tap is a well-loved American cuisine restaurant, boasting excellent reviews for its high-quality food and fantastic service. Situated with views of the Padres stadium, it offers a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy the game from the comfort of their table. The menu, although not specified, is highly commended with particular praises for the umami burger and the gluten-free options. Patrons have also lauded the restaurant's unique atmosphere, particularly during game nights, enhancing the experience of good eating. The staff at Social Tap, including servers Taylor, Angela, and Jordan, receive rave reviews for their attentiveness and personability, further establishing Social Tap as a true embodiment of the warm and hearty American dining experience.
A photo of Junction 52 Bar & Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • El Cajon / Lakeside
Junction 52 Bar & Grill is a prime destination for phenomenal American cuisine. Numerous patrons of this restaurant have appreciated not only the high-quality food but also the vibrant atmosphere, with one stating it's a "great spot, good food, fun environment", while another appreciated the "attentive service". A testament to its American character, the restaurant was noted for being a lively hub during Super Bowl Sunday, offering a truly indigenous experience to its visitors. The wonderful combination of delightful food, top-notch service, and a fun environment makes Junction 52 Bar & Grill a standout venue for authentic American cuisine.
A photo of The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • La Mesa
Booked 22 times today
The Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room features a unique experience of service where you can choose to grill your steaks yourself at the communal grill and offers numerous cuts of meat. Not interested in doing the grilling? We will grill for you and we also have a great selection of entrees and appetizers that are prepared for you. Extensive craft cocktail list, great beer selection and live music most nights in the turquoise room.
A photo of Lemon Grove Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Lemon Grove
Booked 6 times today
In addition to offering comforting American favorites, our menu provides a selection of flavors inspired by our chef’s culinary experiences, ranging from classic Spanish fare to Italian favorites. Our menu changes seasonally to feature the freshest ingredients and provide an exciting dining experience throughout the year.The Lemon Grove Bistro is in a historic mission-style building in the heart of Lemon Grove. Since 1912, it’s been a place where locals meet and build connections, whether they were picking up their mail at the Sonka General Store in 1944 or ordering custom cakes at the Grove Pastry Shop in 2012. Come for the food. Stay to experience the inviting ambiance of the historic building and its new garden. Let’s build community--together.
A photo of Terra American Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Mesa
Booked 16 times today
Terra American Bistro, situated in La Mesa, is a prime destination for contemporary American cuisine. Celebrated for its innovation and flair, the restaurant offers a range of dishes that are always cooked to perfection. As reflected in numerous reviews, guests consistently praise the restaurant's excellent service and delicious food. Particularly notable are the Brussel Sprouts with a Balsamic glaze and Grandma's Brisket, both acclaimed for their exceptional taste. Terra also offers an attractive 'Date Night' on Thursdays, providing a cost-effective way to sample their delicious menu. With its expert staff, creative chefs, and inviting ambiance, Terra American Bistro is a certain must-visit.
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