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Best American Restaurants in South Boston


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A photo of Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Boston
Booked 47 times today
Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant is a popular pick for American cuisine lovers. Nestled in Boston, it offers a diverse menu from sumptuous salads, sandwiches, pizzas to mouth-watering desserts. Various reviews praise the restaurant’s food quality, particularly the breakfast pizza, and Pork Chop entree while also commenting on the 'fantastic service' and 'chill ambiance'. The restaurant's creative food, 'friendly service', and 'great cocktails' are also highly appreciated. One reviewer even stated, "Boston isn’t a foodie city but the food was the best I have had in the city." This authenticity and commitment to quality make Lincoln Tavern the go-to for American cuisine.
A photo of Publico restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • South Boston
Booked 23 times today
Located in Southie, Publico is a beloved cornerstone of Contemporary American cuisine. The food here is more than just a meal—it’s an experience that keeps patrons coming back for more. Customers consistently rave about the eclectic menu with a slightly Mediterranean focus, singling out dishes such as the octopus, arancini, and meatball sliders as extraordinary culinary feats. Alongside the food, the service is also top-notch, with numerous reviews praising the efficiency, professionalism, and friendliness of the staff. The atmosphere, complete with beautiful outdoor seating and a chic decor, contributes to an overall memorable dining experience. So, whether you're in the mood for a casual brunch, an intimate date night, or a lively dinner with friends, Publico stands as a prime choice.
A photo of Moxies - Boston Seaport restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Seaport
Booked 100 times today
Moxies is an upscale casual restaurant sharing our passion for fresh ingredients and food & drink in an energetic and stylish environment. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and globally-inspired dishes like our Chipotle Mango Chicken, Vegetarian Power Bowl, and Salmon & Avocado Cobb Salad. Located in Boston Seaport, Moxies features two levels of stunning architecture and Harbor views with multiple bars, dining and lounge areas. Our handcrafted cocktails and food menu are served until late every day. Join us for Happy Hour. Our bartenders will be mixing favorites like the Cucumber Cobbler, Espresso Martini and our signature cocktail The Marky Marg.
A photo of Shy Bird - South Boston restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Boston
Booked 18 times today
Shy Bird in South Boston is a highly recommended establishment for great American cuisine. Known for its fresh and delicious food, this restaurant has received countless rave reviews for its amazing dishes and exceptional service. Guests frequently praise the freshness of their ingredients, with brunch being particularly lauded. Their chicken dishes, especially when accompanied by the pecorino ranch dip, are often singled out for their flavor. Reviewers consistently emphasize the friendly and attentive staff, who go above and beyond to create a memorable dining experience. With its excellent food, service, and ambiance, Shy Bird is a great place to experience quintessential American cuisine.
A photo of Grill 23 & Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Back Bay
Booked 105 times today
Grill 23 & Bar is an excellent choice for those in search of an unforgettable steak dining experience. Feedback from satisfied customers highlight it as a must-visit locale, with one patron describing the Kobe Cap Steak as the best they've ever had and others praising the exceptional service. The outstanding reviews reflect the restaurant's commitment to creating a premium dining experience, with remarks such as "Food and service were spectacular" underscoring its superb offerings. Noteworthy is the mention of the restaurant's martinis being the "coldest" in Boston, showing that every aspect of the meal, from beverage to main course, is thoughtfully prepared to impress.
A photo of Hunter's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Boston
Booked 25 times today
Located in the heart of South Boston, Hunter's is hailed for its exceptional Southern cuisine. Rave reviews highlight the delicious, authentic Southern dishes offered, with particular praise for the cornbread, gumbo, biscuits, and mac and cheese. The restaurant's innovative cocktail menu is also highly commended. Patrons appreciate the ambiance, likening it to a cozy hunter cabin and noting the great vibe and live music. Hunter's is renowned for its excellent service, with several customers attributing their delightful experiences to the friendly and helpful staff. Overall, Hunter's is praised as a gem in South Boston's competitive dining scene, offering a remarkable Southern culinary experience.
A photo of Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Back Bay
Booked 161 times today
Located in the heart of Boston, at the Prudential Center, Earls Kitchen + Bar is a beloved destination for aficionados of excellent American cuisine. Diners rave about the fantastic food and exemplary service, with one reviewer noting the "very American" menu filled with classic surf and turf options. The restaurant's atmosphere is frequently highlighted, described as "upscale, energetic, and clean" and capable of accommodating both special occasions and casual outings. The rooftop bar is another standout feature, enhancing the overall dining experience. The staff, including servers like Kate, Hunter, and Yesica, consistently receive praise for their friendly and attentive service. As one pleased customer put it, Earls Kitchen + Bar is "one of my favorite places to go in the city".
A photo of Moonshine 152 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Boston
Booked 15 times today
Moonshine 152, a winner for best restaurant in Southie this year, is renowned for its excellent American cuisine. With its menu characterized by a unique blend of Asian influence and American classics, this restaurant never disappoints. Patrons have praised the innovative cocktails and food, known for being artfully presented and graciously served. The jalapeño crab Rangoon and Leslie Knope’s Fried Chicken and Waffle are particularly beloved, while the Korean BBQ short rib tacos paired with a flavor-rich street corn salad are examples of the restaurant’s standout culinary creations. Chef/owner Asia Mei is commended for her personal approach and creative genius, with one review describing the restaurant as "equal parts friendly neighborhood spot and elevated, creative genius." With consistently high-quality food and excellent service, it's clear why Moonshine 152 has become a go-to spot for many.
A photo of The Banks Seafood and Steak restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Back Bay
Booked 45 times today
The Banks Fish House in Boston is a highly-recommended destination for lovers of seafood. Reviewers consistently note the freshness and inventiveness of the dishes, with one customer describing the seafood as "cooked perfectly, so fresh, and very inventive." The exceptional quality of the cuisine is underpinned by phenomenal service, with servers like Johan and Nina singled out for their attentive and courteous manner. From the unique seafood dishes to the fantastic view of the famous Trinity Church, this restaurant provides an immaculate experience that leaves customers eager to return. The Banks Fish House sets a high standard for seafood cuisine, ensuring a memorable culinary adventure for all who visit.
A photo of Serafina Seaport restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Seaport
Booked 55 times today
Serafina Seaport in Boston has been praised as an exceptional provider of authentic Italian cuisine. Its flavorful dishes and outstanding service have left an indomitable impression on many customers, some even comparing the restaurant's food to be as good as Italian dishes get in Boston. Particularly appreciated are dishes like the truffle, Ceasar salad, mussels, chicken parm and the seafood pasta, all of which are said to be deliciously worth the visit. The restaurant's ambiance is equally compelling, with a lively vibe, ambient evening lighting, and outdoor seating offering a soothing sea breeze. The excellent dining experience at Serafina Seaport is quintessentially Italian, backed by attentive staff, quality wines and an interesting, diverse menu. Reviewers have highly recommended the restaurant, with many planning on returning to try more of their offerings.
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