J. Alexander's is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

1. J. Alexander's

9.0
4600 Crabtree Valley Ave, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 1 tip

Ayana G.Ayana G: Alexa salad, chicken pasta soup, chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese is bomb! For dessert the carrot cake is amazing!

Mellow Mushroom is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

2. Mellow Mushroom

9.2
601 W Peace St (at Glenwood Ave), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 102 tips and reviews

Kelly K.Kelly Kennard: Had the veggie, it was delicious! Very chilled atmosphere, great gathering place for all.

Nick C.Nick Carroll: Get the Buffalo Chicken pizza.

David J.David Johnson: The mighty meaty is awesome!

Parkside is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

3. Parkside

8.7
301 W Martin St (Dawson St.), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 6 tips and reviews

MarionMarion: The chicken and rosemary-onion waffle sandwich is phenomenal.

Ginny T.Ginny Taylor: Shrimp and grits! Chicken and waffle sandwich! And biscuits and gravy!!!!!

Raleigh C.Raleigh Citizen: I enjoyed the Brie burger and the chicken and waffle sandwich. The menu offers the essential American favorites. The full review is here: http://raleighcitizen.com/2016/08/30/parkside/

The Cheesecake Factory is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

4. The Cheesecake Factory

8.8
4325 Glenwood Ave (at Crabtree Valley Mall), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 108 tips and reviews

Crystal W.Crystal W: Lemon raspberry cheesecake is a must. It gets overlooked for all the chocolate options, but it's the best! Chicken bellagio is good for dinner- there's enough for two.

Chip T.Chip Thomas: Let's see how that new Reese's cheesecake is.

Anne F.Anne Flanagan: Pear and goat cheese flatbread #yum

Winston's Grille is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

5. Winston's Grille

8.5
6401 Falls of Neuse Rd (at Spring Forest Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · North Raleigh · 44 tips and reviews

Ashley P.Ashley Phillips: Great food, love the eggs benedict & the outside patio’s are a lovely place to relax on a warm afternoon or evening.

Chuck G.Chuck Gallagher: Great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Always love spending time at Winston's!

Brian P.Brian Poillon: Hands down, the most consistently great restaurant in North Raleigh. Huge menu, everything is excellent - and the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive! Plus - HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!!

Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

6. Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery

8.7
2000 Fairview Rd (Glenwood Ave.), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 40 tips and reviews

Maria R.Maria Rodriguez: I had the tiramisu and my husband had the peanut butter mousse and chocolate brownie cake. Huge portions.  Definitely going back for more.  Absolutely delicious!

Hailey M.Hailey Maultsby: EVERY fat kids dream!~ LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!

Jennifer B.Jennifer Barker: Best dessert in all of Raleigh. Peanut Butter Pie and Fluffernutter are the BEST! Especially for pregnant women!

Second Empire is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

7. Second Empire

8.4
330 Hillsborough St (at N Harrington St), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 23 tips and reviews

Crash GreggCrash Gregg: The Roasted Colorado Rosemary Lamb Loin Chop with French green lentils is incredible. Seriously mouth watering

David W.David Wooten Jr: Great restaurant and great atmosphere great service great food! !!!

blair w.blair womack: the pistachio ice cream is awesome!

My Way Tavern is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

8. My Way Tavern

8.9
522 Saint Marys St, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Cameron Park · 5 tips and reviews

Jessica T.Jessica Thompson: Guacamole is fantastic and fresh. We like the chip and dip platter.

Ann-Cabell B.Ann-Cabell Baum: Go for the wings and a salad! Great ranch and blue cheese dressing's! :-)❤️😃

Tom M.Tom Moynihan: Salads, wings, burgers

Irregardless Cafe is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

9. Irregardless Cafe

8.8
901 W Morgan St (at Tryon Hill Dr), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 49 tips and reviews

Sally W.Sally Watterson: Great place to eat. Food is good and the setting is cosy. Really good servers and great music tge day we were there.

Susannah B.Susannah Brinkley: For brunch, try the huevos rancheros for a colorful and flavorful meal.

Beegee B.Beegee Brown: Try the shrimp & grits!

Glenwood Grill is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

10. Glenwood Grill

8.3
2603 Glenwood Ave (at Oberlin Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 15 tips and reviews

Jonathan B.Jonathan Bandy: The Carpet Bagger was excellent. The béarnaise sauce is great! For dessert the Pumpkin Bread Pudding was amazing!

Leigh Anne P.Leigh Anne Pearson: Hands down the best shrimp & grits I've ever had. Soooo flavorful. Comfort food at its finest.

Robin H.Robin Harris: The shrimp and grits are tear-inducingly amazing.

Margaux's Restaurant is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

11. Margaux's Restaurant

8.4
8111 Creedmoor Rd Ste 111 (at Brennan Dr), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 22 tips and reviews

Michael D.Michael Dorsey: Their cornbread is so soft and fresh. I tried the seared pork loin and it was amazing. The shrimp pasta was also good. Great wine selection!!

Ronnie W.Ronnie Webb: Best restaurant in Raleigh, hands down

Linda Craft  & Team R.Linda Craft & Team REALTORS: Had a great team event here! Highly recommend!

Death & Taxes is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

12. Death & Taxes

8.3
105 West Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 8 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Most everything comes off the grill, from lamb sausage with pickled celery to roasted oysters with chili butter. Vegetables make up nearly half the menu, imbued with smoky flavor via the coals. Read more.

Brandon 🍣🍶☕️Brandon 🍣🍶☕️: Perfect date spot. The lamb tartar is excellent.

Brittany L.Brittany L.: Get the steak! Great to share. The chocolate pudding/merengue is out of this world too!

Cameron Bar & Grill is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

13. Cameron Bar & Grill

8.2
2018 Clark Ave (in Cameron Village), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 35 tips and reviews

Matthew T.Matthew Taub: Good Cuban. Order it with spicy mustard. Great beer list and a nice outdoor patio.

Conrad M.Conrad Most: $2.50 pints on Thursday! That's all I need!

Laura B.Laura Beaver: Best cheese fries!

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

14. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8.5
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave (at Six Forks Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 51 tips and reviews

Michael H.Michael Huber: Had a great salad here. Some really great GF choices. Great location

Meg M.Meg McCusker: They've got some bombass bread. I could eat it for days.

Jocelyn Y.Jocelyn Yale: Firebirds BLT salad with added grilled chicken is FANTASTIC!

Lynnwood Grill is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

15. Lynnwood Grill

8.5
4821 Grove Barton Rd (at Lynn Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 134 tips and reviews

Justin R.Justin Riek: Was craving chicken fingers and took a gamble...awesome! Hand breaded and delicious, the perfect adult treat to compliment your draft on one of Raleigh's best roof top bar.

Justin B.Justin Baker: Amazing pizza and wings in one place?? This fat kid is impressed.

Matthew R.Matthew Rogers: The Buffalo Dip is the shizzle!