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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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5.0
5 (4)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
If you have to cancel, please give us as much advance notice as possible. We have a 10 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late. Thank you!

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday 10:30a - 3:00p. We also serve our full lunch menu during Brunch

We are all about the good vibes here at Fresh Boston, drawing from our original location on Nantucket! We have a full bar, full liquor store, & full dine-in area as well as "grab & go". Our unique concept has everything you need with a vibe

>We are open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
> Brunch Saturday + Sunday 10:30a-3p (we also serve our full lunch menu during brunch)
>Our Liquor Store is fully stocked with spirits, beer, seltzers & over 225 facings of wine.
>Catering & Private Events freshboston.com/catering
Top review
KelsieL
Dined on Dec 22, 2023
Absolutely love fresh my new favorite restaurant in Southie! Highly recommend
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4.9
4.9 (1657)
$30 and under
American
South Boston
About the restaurant
A modern -American, neighborhood bistro restaurant in Southie (South Boston) by Chef-owner Asia Mei (as seen on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay & Phantom Gourmet). With a globally-inspired, comfort food meets street food menu, Chef Asia puts her unique spin on both East & West Coast style cooking, striving to match the beautiful restaurant’s aesthetic, contributing to numerous glowing re-reviews, accolades & praise. Her "Best of Boston" Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, her award-winning Burgers & Vegetarian Burgers, Street Tacos & weekly changing specials are only some of the reasons she was awarded the 2023 Best of Boston Neighborhood Restaurant in South Boston.

Moonshine 152 is located at 152 Dorchester Avenue, on the corner of Dorchester Avenue & West 4th Street in South Boston. We are one block from the Broadway Red Line train station, with bus connections local bus connections. We are a short walk from the South End & Ink Block neighborhoods as well as The Seaport & Downtown Boston.
Top review
MorganG
Dined 2 days ago
The best food I’ve had in south boston, awesome experience can’t wait to go back
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4.9
4.9 (668)
$31 to $50
American
Jamaica Plain
About the restaurant
Vee Vee in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is a small, neighborhood restaurant operated by Kristen and Dan Valachovic. The food is best described as creative American, and we feature a well-curated wine and craft beer selection. The vibe is casual, and the menu modest but inventive. As of May 2022, we are open for indoor and outdoor dining in a seasonal patio by reservation or walk-in. We are also happy to offer takeout as well.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious dinner in an inviting atmosphere - I highly recommend checking out the new menu
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4.9
4.9 (87)
$50 and over
American
Fairhaven
About the restaurant
Coming soon, Olivia's Restaurant Fairhaven a neighborhood restaurant.
Top review
PegRvip
Dined 2 days ago
The food is delicious, super tasty cocktails and excellent service.
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4.7
4.7 (254)
$30 and under
American
Yarmouth
About the restaurant
Welcome to the 908 Bistro, a chef-owned restaurant in Yarmouth, MA, dedicated to creating unforgettable dining experiences that blend fine dining sophistication with the comfort of a neighborhood eatery. Operated by the wife and husband team, Versel and Lindsay Johnson, also residents of Yarmouth, MA, they have spent their entire working lives in the restaurant industry. In 2022, they finally got the chance to open their own restaurant in Yarmouth. Thanks to all their experience, the restaurant quickly became a hit, winning the Best New Restaurant on Cape Cod award from the Cape Cod Choice Awards in 2023. It was also featured in the Cape Cod Edible magazine and won OpenTable's Diners' Choice Award as a crowd favorite. Come give us a try!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The restaurant itself is small, so there is a cosy feel. We loved our food -- I ordered the cajun salmon with citrus avacado salsa, my husband the barbecue ribs. Nice presentation, and the accompanying sides were tasty. We will come back!
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4.9
4.9 (14)
$30 and under
American
Salem
About the restaurant
Welcome to your friend neighborhood bar and sandwich shop. Tucked away on Lafayette Park, just a block from the downtown and seaport neighborhoods of Salem, MA, The Babe is the perfect place to rendezvous after work for a cocktail, grab a bite with friends, or get together for a late night celebration. We take pride in our scratch kitchen with a menu inspired by Northeast sandwich culture and cuisine; touching on fan favorites from Philly to NY, and of course, Boston! Our menu includes specialties like house-ground cheese burgers, loaded Italian subs with freshly sliced salumi, crispy and cheesy mozzarella pockets, crispy wings, and more. The dining room and bar have a casual but intimate feel with high ceilings, updated vintage architectural features, and warm deco-lighting. The Babe also features live performances several nights a week as well as a cozy backyard patio in the warm weather season. Parties larger than 10 guests should contact the restaurant directly for booking
Top review
NolaR
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Loved it here! Great food, lovely patio out back ... a hidden gem. Seems like it would be fun for families or a night out with a group. We had two couples and enjoyed a relaxing meal with time to chit chat and kind service.
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4.8
4.8 (420)
$30 and under
American
Brookline
About the restaurant
We are currently open seven days a week. Saturday & Sunday we are open with an All Day Menu. Reservations can be made on our website, or through OpenTable. Due to the intimate nature of our dining room, if you would like to make a reservation for more than 4 guests, please give us a call at the restaurant.

We hold reservations for a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running late, we will do our best to hold your table but cannot guarantee it.

Our Beer Garden is also officially open for the season. It will be open during our normal business hours, weather depending. It will be seated on a first come, first serve basis, we do not take reservations for our outdoor space.

Reach us at 617-396-8199 with questions, comments or additional assistance. We always welcome walk-in guests.

We hope to see you soon!
Top review
AaaHvip
Dined 6 days ago
Exceptional. The drinks were superb. The yellowfin carpaccio was refreshing and delicious. The mushroom toast was out of this world as always. And the burger continues to be hands down my favorite burger in Boston, cooked to a perfect medium rare every time. Prairie Fire hit it out of the park once again!
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4.9
4.9 (1570)
$31 to $50
American
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Season to Taste focuses on celebrating the seasonal bounty of New England by using fresh local ingredients while also incorporating influences from Southern home cooking and traditional European cuisine. With the open kitchen and craft-cocktail bar in the spotlight, Season to Taste is the perfect setting for a casual yet elevated dining experience.

Our patio is open weather dependent and is availble on a first come first serve basis.

We accept reservations via OpenTable for the main dining room for parties of up to 6. For larger parties, please call the restaurant or email nick@seasontotaste.com.
Top review
Cambridgedinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Had to switch our outdoor table for an indoor because of heatwave. Inside a bit loud for older people. Food was terrific. Creative, flavorful. Server friendly. Will come back again.
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4.8
4.8 (2493)
$31 to $50
American
Salem
About the restaurant
This historically unique location houses the new restaurant from Matt O'Neil chef/owner of The Blue Ox in Lynn. O'Neil collaborates with Executive Chef, Daniel Gursha, formerly of Bambara, Cambridge and A Voce and Bouley in New York City, offering a progressive New England concept, where traditional 19th-century dishes, cocktails, and techniques will be elevated with 21st-century resources.
Top review
RebeccaC
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
We sat outside and had a great meal, lovely setting and good service.
A photo of Black Eyed Susans restaurant
4.8
4.8 (164)
$31 to $50
American
Nantucket
About the restaurant
An island institution for over 30 years, BES has recently been reborn under new management and ownership. Chef Todd Edwards returns to create new + old menu item favorites, including BES’ classic linguini w/ clams and tuna tartare. With an intimate and cozy atmosphere, the restaurant features an open kitchen with counter and table service. BYOB.

Breakfast is open! Walk-in only.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Tom and his team are outstanding in both their food prep and service
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