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American Restaurants

McAllen is home to a wide variety of popular eateries that are mind-bendingly delicious. Our local American restaurants range from modern cuisine to trendy pubs. Experience the flavorful creations of steakhouses boasting extensive menus and local culinary masterpieces to delight the palate. Check out some of the best American restaurants in McAllen:

Bodega Tavern & Kitchen

Enjoy some regional Texan cuisine and the tastes of house-cured meats, specialty cocktails, and the Bodega Burger at this McAllen favorite!

  • It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM until 10:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Closed on Monday.
  • Located at 2901 N. 10th
  • (956) 627-0482

Bubba’s 33

At this restaurant, you’ll find burgers, pizza, and beer served alongside many large-screen TVs showing vintage music videos.

  • It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 AM.
  • Located at 2608 W. Expressway 83
  • (956) 661-2233

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

This family-friendly chain serves American comfort food with a Texas twist – plus cocktails!

  • It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
  • Located at 3020 W. Expressway 83
  • (956) 686-6766

Dave & Buster’s

This is a family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting with American food and arcade games.

  • It’s open Sunday through Friday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 AM.
  • Located at 2700 W. Expressway 83
  • (956) 217-5800

El Divino

Get an unforgettable meal at El Divino or enjoy the ambience at this restaurant’s speakeasy lounge.

  • It’s open Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 12:00 AM. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • Located at 5001 N. 10th
  • (956) 627-3990

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

This retro-style chain is known for its burgers, hot dogs, and other fast-food staples, plus frozen custard!

  • It’s open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
  • Located at 2624 Expressway 83
  • (956) 540-2211

house. wine. & bistro.

If you’re the type that enjoys a relaxing ambiance with dinner, then try this restaurant’s aromatic, South Texas entrees – all made fresh!

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 1117 U.S. Bus. 83
  • (956) 994-8331

The Patio on Guerra

This restaurant offers upscale Valley favorites and a selection of steaks and seafood! Reserve your spot for one of their upcoming “Wine & Spirit Dinners.”

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 116 S. 17th
  • (956) 661-9100

Pepper’s at Uptown

This popular spot in McAllen offers live music and classic American dishes for both lunch and dinner. It also offers vegetarian options!

  • It’s open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 4620 N. 10th
  • (956) 618-5533

Philly 77

Dine at this locally-owned restaurant that focuses on Philly cheesesteaks and unique milkshakes. Enjoy your meal in their beautiful rustic-modern indoor space or outdoor patio.

  • It’s open Monday through through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM.
  • Located at 1123 U.S. Business 83
  • (956) 627-2577

PJ’s Pies

This specialty café offers sandwiches, salads, soups, and, of course, pies! PJ’s prides itself on its creation of pies for lunch, dinner, and dessert!

  • It’s open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 5500 N. McColl Rd.
  • (956) 627-0180

Prime by Il Forno – Steak & Seafood

If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience with a modern twist to the steak house concept, then this spot is for you!

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM, and closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 3400 W. Expressway 83 Ste. #140
  • (956) 391-1397

ProteinHouse

This eatery provides an inviting, comfortable, and modern atmosphere with healthy food served and prepared by a friendly staff. It offers everything from protein shakes to vegan dishes. This is a pet-friendly establishment as well!

  • It’s open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
  • Located at 5800 N. 10th
  • (956) 800-4313

Republic of the Rio Grande

Inspired by the great history of the Rio Grande, this restaurant prides itself on top-quality cuts of meat and unforgettable evening dining experiences!

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 1411 S. 10th
  • (956) 994-8385

SALT New American Table

SALT combines Asian, Italian, and Mexican flavors to bring you locally-sourced and freshly-made entrees.

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 210 N. Main St.
  • (956) 627-6304

Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina

You’ll want to make your reservation at Santa Fe for an unforgettable dining experience! Or dine-in at the cantina to listen to live music in the evenings!

  • It’s open Monday through Thursday for dinner from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM. Bar open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM until 12:00 AM and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Closed on Sunday.
  • Located at 1918 S. 10th
  • (956) 630-2331

Yard House

Calling all lovers of variety! Yard House offers over 130 taps of beer and different varieties of food for nearly every taste; from steaks to street tacos. This is a place for big appetites!

  • It’s open daily from 11:00 AM, dining room open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM until 11:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM through 1:20 AM.
  • Located at 2200 S. 10th in La Plaza Mall
  • (956) 664-1878