The 10 Best American Restaurants Loved by Food Bloggers

September 25, 2015

Despite it’s impressive land mass, North America is only home to three countries. Luckily for every travel-loving foodie, these countries have developed distinct flavors and delicious culinary options. From the humble taco shacks of Texas to the fine dining of Maine, these are just ten of the best restaurants in the Americas.

1. Kevin and Amanda 

Mission Beach Cafe – 198 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94103

We’ll start in our very own backyard – San Francisco, California. Although the city may seem like it’s crushed between 7 square miles of hills, San Francisco is overflowing amazing places to brunch, lunch, and dine at. It’s hard to narrow the city down to one location but you have to visit Mission Beach Cafe during your trip to our fair City by the Bay! They’re famous for their perfectly poached eggs and decadent Dungeness Crab breakfasts!

Of course, this is only one of many amazing restaurants in San Francisco. Feel free to check out the rest of Kevin and Amanda’s suggestions.

2. Gran Tourismo Travels

Guero’s Taco Bar – 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

There is nothing like tracking down genuine Mexican food when you’re in the Wild West. Austin has developed a reputation for hosting some the largest music and tech conferences, such as South by Southwest, yet it is still home to some moderate grub. Guero’s Taco Bar plays with the savory flavors of Tex-Mex in a beautiful setting.

If you’re looking to go on an Texan taco tour, Gran Tourismo teamed up with local bloggers to find the best Mexican Food in Austin.

3. Inspiring Travellers

Banger’s Sausage and Beer Garden – 79 and 81 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Austin has surged ahead as a leader in the food scene. We can’t leave the city with just one suggestion. Banger’s Sausage and Beer Garden is home to over 30 different types of in-house sausages and boasts over 100 beers on tap! With options that range from traditional links to beer soaked sausages to wild game, you’ll be sure to settle any cravings you get in this Texan town.

We’ll leave Austin now – but Inspiring Travellers has a portion of their blog dedicated entirely to their favorite restaurants around the world.

4. Camels and Chocolate

Knox Mason – 101, 131 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Imagine all of the amazing foods made famous in depictions of the American South. You can get all of these savory dishes at Knox Mason! From fried catfish to savory banana bread and an appetizer of pork rinds, this small restaurant dedicates itself to perfecting the rich flavors of American comfort food.

If you ever find yourself starving in Knoxville, Tennessee, Camels and Chocolatebroke down the must-stop joints where you can grab a bite!

5. The Travel Bite

David’s Opus 10 – 22 Monument Square Portland, Maine 04101

For the most part, we’ve featured the best restaurants in America that serve delicious comfort foods. Portland, Maine is home to the largest marine lifestyle in the USA – it would be strange if their food offering weren’t dominated by seafood with an elegant twist. David’s Opus Ten offers tasteful dishes composed of delicate flavors and balanced portions.

As some who only spent 24 Hours in Portland, Maine, Travel Bite narrowed her list to her crucial favorite spots in the coastal city.

6. The Budget Traveller

Le Viet Restaurant – 1019 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The city of Philadelphia goes by many names – The Birthplace of America, the City of Brotherly Love, Home of the Cheesesteak. Their love of food has led to some deliciously affordable places. Le Viet Restaurant is an amazing place to sample genuine Vietnamese food at a great price. Their pho is perfect for warming up your entire body if you get caught in one of the infamous East Coast Winters.

If you’ve never had Vietnamese or are looking for food in the middle of a heat wave, you can check through the rest of the Budget Traveller’s Philly suggestions!

7. The Quirky Traveller

Krokodile Pear – 1867 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, Canada

We may have crossed the border of the United States, but we’re still in North America! As one of Canada’s more well-known cities, Vancouver is bursting with savory food. You can easily find a food tour in order to sample the very best. If you dine to richly, though, you’ll want to stop by Krokodile Pear. This fresh-pressed juice company nourishing drinks as well as liquid cleanses. Your body will thank you as you feel your weight lift.

Of course, if you’re craving some hardier foods, The Quirky Traveller breaks down her favorite food spots in the city!

8. Eat Like A Girl

Red Fish Blue Fish – 1006 Wharf St, Victoria, BC, Canada

Once again, we find ourselves at the sea. Yet Red Fish Blue Fish is a completely new dining experience. This outdoor eatery is all about sustainable food and eco-friendly actions. The restaurant operates out of a repurposed cargo container and serves the best in sustainably caught seafood. Toss in the stunning views of Victoria’s waterfront and you’ll want to dine here every night.

Eat Like a Girl swears by it!

9. Whiskey Tango Globetrot

Brasserie Dunham – 3809 Rue Principale, Dunham, QC, Canada

Before you depart Canada, you should stop by Brasserie Dunham to sample from their growing selection of craft beers. This young brewery is making a mark in the beer community and hosts constant launches for their anticipated releases.

If you’re not sure whether you’re the beer-drinking type, you can trace Whiskey Tango Globetrot as she weaves throughout Quebec in search of the best food trucks, wineries, and cheese makers in the country!

10. Dave’s Travel Corner

Zest Restaurant – 2 Tartak Street, San Juan, 00979, Puerto Rico

San Juan may not be located in North America, but this Caribbean island represents an amazing explosion of spices and flavors that are difficult to find anywhere. We recommend starting off slow at Zest, a culinary powerhouse that offers a muted, modern take of traditions Puerto Rican tastes.

Once your taste buds have assimilated to the burst of flavors, you’ll be able to branch out and try one of the many other restaurants that Dave’s Travel Cornersuggests.

North America is a huge continent! There is no way to spotlight the very best in American cuisine, but we’re going to try! If you think that we’ve missed anything, feel free to leave a comment or message us on social media. We’d love to hear from you!

This article was written by Gabriela Barcenas.

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