American FoodFrom burgers to barbecue and baked beans to biscuits n’ gravy, there’s a lot to love about American food.  And what better time to stop and appreciate the apple pie, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cobb salads that define our nation’s cuisine than Fourth of July week?

Like our great country, American cuisine is extremely diverse and each region adds its unique spice and flavor.  From San Francisco sourdough to jambalaya, and chicken fried steak to buffalo wings, the flavors in American cuisine certainly stretch from sea to shining sea.

Perhaps the wide range of options explains this: American cuisine is by far the best selling cuisine type on Restaurant.com.  That’s right, folks, you deal-loving diners can’t get enough of those Reuben sandwiches, BLTs and Maryland crabcakes.  In fact, American cuisine orders have nearly doubled that of the next most-popular cuisine, Italian, so far in 2013.

Getting hungry?  Give your backyard grill a break this holiday week and head out to one of our top 50 most popular American restaurants for a patriotic bite.

TGI Friday’s, Greenville, SC

Studio Diner, San Diego, CA

Top of the World, Las Vegas, NV

IHOP, Ontario, CA

Squeeze Inn, Sacramento, CA

Harvest Grill, Coon Rapids, MN

Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA

Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale, Edina, MN

The Egg Bistro (Formerly The Broken Egg Bistro), Chesapeake, VA

Sam Snead’s Tavern, Orlando, FL

Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar, Largo, FL

Arner’s Family Restaurant, New Castle, DE

Greenbrier Restaurant, Gatlinburg, TN

Stax’s Epic Curean, Greenville, SC

DICK’S WINGS AND GRILL, Orange Park, FL

Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Springfield, PA

The Egg Bistro, Suffolk, VA

Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Novi, Novi, MI

Meat, Lansing, MI

SAMMY’S TASTE OF CHICAGO, Milwaukee, WI

Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Ridgedale, Minnetonka, MN

Cactus Willies, Lancaster, PA

Seaside Grill, Pompano Beach, FL

Magic Time Machine, Dallas, TX

Woodfire Restaurant, Severna Park, MD

Kips Irish Pub, St Louis Park, MN

Wimpy’s Burgers and Fries, Southaven, MS

Morgan House Restaurant, Dublin, OH

Old Mining Company, San Marcos, CA

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles II, Oak Park, IL

Howley’s Restaurant Est. 1950, West Palm Beach, FL

Emmett & Ethel’s, Lehi, UT

The Stables Restaurant & Lounge, Westminster, MD

Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Lakeside, Sterling Heights, MI

Boathouse Bar and Grill, Belmar, NJ

Bob & Ron’s Fish Fry, Albany, NY

5th Street Diner , Temple, PA

Mindy’s Ribs, Mokena, IL

IHOP, Las Vegas, NV

94th Aero Squadron, Columbus, OH

Crossroads at House of Blues, Orlando, FL

Broad Street Grille, Chattanooga, TN

Vineyards Deli Basket, Farmington Hills, MI

Ice House Pub, Punta Gorda, FL

IHOP, San Dimas, CA

The Oak Grill at Macy’s, Minneapolis, MN

Katella Grill, Orange, CA

IHOP, San Bernardino, CA

Shula’s Steakhouse in the Westin, Indianapolis, IN

Stax Grill, Greenville, SC