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 · 2 tips and reviews

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

Felicia W.Felicia Willems: Great atmosphere and fantastic food! I had the ahi tuna salad.

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

2. Parkside

8.9
301 W Martin St (Dawson St.), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 7 tips and reviews

Kendall T.Kendall T: Definitely try the French dip sandwich!

Allicat22 W.Allicat22 W: Great food! If you like Standard foods, you'll like this place!

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

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

3. Winston's Grille

8.8
6401 Falls of Neuse Rd (at Spring Forest Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · North Raleigh · 45 tips and reviews

William J.William Joyner: Clam chowder was great, black an blue, blackened chicken salad made for a great lunch..!

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!!

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

4. The Cheesecake Factory

8.9
4325 Glenwood Ave (at Crabtree Valley Mall), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 108 tips and reviews

Bernette F.Bernette Figuracion Stivers: Love the original cheesecake!

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

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

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

5. Death & Taxes

8.6
105 West Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 9 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.

Tom M.Tom Moynihan: Great locally sourced seasonal menu

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

6. Second Empire

8.5
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.

7. 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

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

8. Glenwood Grill

8.5
2603 Glenwood Ave (at Oberlin Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 15 tips and reviews

Andy M.Andy Minick: Meal was delicious from start to finish. Fried green tomatoes and arugala salad were a great starter. The seafood grits was outstanding but very close honorable mention to the catfish.

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.

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

9. Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery

8.6
2000 Fairview Rd (Glenwood Ave.), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 41 tips and reviews

ThiLynn G.ThiLynn Gallen: I can't believe that they make their desserts fresh every day!!! Insanely delicious! Had a Khalua chocolate.

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!

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

10. Irregardless Cafe

8.8
901 W Morgan St (at Tryon Hill Dr), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 50 tips and reviews

Nykolas D.Nykolas Danger: We always eat here for our anniversary and are NEVER disappointed. Wait staff is very cheerful, polite, & engaging. Best shrimp & grits around!!

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

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

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

11. Margaux's Restaurant

8.5
8111 Creedmoor Rd Ste 111 (at Brennan Dr), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Northwest Raleigh · 23 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!

Driftwood Southern Kitchen is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

12. Driftwood Southern Kitchen

8.2
8460 Honeycutt Rd #112, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · North Raleigh · 10 tips and reviews

Holly A.Holly Alvarado: Everything is good here that I've tried but some of my favorites are the mac & cheese, the meatloaf, and the dirty Shirley drink.

Suzanne H.Suzanne Hinnant: Try the Chicken-Fried Chicken summer style. I've never had fried chicken so tender, juicy & tasty! Don't tell my Mom I said that!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Jessica L.Jessica Longmire: Brisket and Collard Greens

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 · 36 tips and reviews

Ryan S.Ryan Shelley: Burgers, buffalo chicken sandwich and beer selection are great. Also the staff is always super awesome.

Laura B.Laura Beaver: Best cheese fries!

Christopher N.Christopher Nelsen: Get the club sandwich, its amazing!

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

14. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

8.6
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave (at Six Forks Rd), Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · 52 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!

Trophy Tap & Table is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Raleigh.

15. Trophy Tap & Table

8.5
225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC
American Restaurant · Central Raleigh · 3 tips and reviews

Michal S.Michal Schmitt: Another awesome trophy establishment. This one has tacos and their amazing signature beers.

Jonas B.Jonas Blank: Beer great. Food worst I've had in Raleigh. Did not have the heart to send back multiple iterations of undercooked chicken.

Larry G. J.Larry G. Jones: Great draft selection, food and staff!