Finding great American food in Dubai is simple, thanks to the city’s abundance of eateries serving up anything and everything USA!
Burgers, barbecues, salads, appetizers, chicken steaks, doughnuts, and milkshakes, are the first things that come to mind whenever we think of American cuisine.
Fortunately, Dubai is home to several excellent American restaurants that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the very heart of the USA! We’ve highlighted some of the city’s most well-known options below.
1. Hard Rock Restaurant & Café
One of the most well-known American restaurants in Dubai is Hard Rock Restaurant and Cafe, which draws a crowd thanks to its hip, contemporary vibe and delicious food.
Also available are various cocktails, milkshakes, and other beverages made using locally sourced ingredients.
A variety of tasty items, including juicy burgers, crisp salads, and handmade, stimulating appetizers, can be found on the menu at Hard Rock.
The most well-known dessert is the molten lava cake, but the restaurant also serves specialties like the Hard Rock nachos, grilled ribs, and delectable barbecued brisket.
- Location: Dubai Festival City Mall, Zone 8A
- Trading Hours: 10:00 am to 02:00 am
- Contact: +97142328900
- Website: Hard Rock Cafe Dubai – Live Music & Dining
You shouldn’t miss Eggspection while searching for a delicious American breakfast or a hearty afternoon supper. Pancakes, waffles, omelets, and grilled cheese are only the tip of the iceberg of breakfast foods available there.
Steak & eggs, waffles, chicken, and giant pancakes are some well-known typical American foods at this eatery. Truthfully, you should visit this establishment since it is incredible!
- Location: Shop #1406, Roxy Cinema Building
- Trading Hours: 07:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +97144307252
- Website: Eggspectation – Restaurant – Cafe – Bar
3. Soho Bar & Grill
In Dubai, you’ve found the meat-focused, urban grill from New York City! This restaurant serves only lean, prime cuts, from tender “award-winning” steaks to juicy gourmet burgers, tender ribs, and top-secret sauces.
A straightforward motto reads, “No Frills, Just Grills,” indicating that they offer nothing less than the best.
All of the gourmet meat dishes on the menu are cooked from scratch using only the finest, freshest ingredients.
In 2014, Soho Bar & Grill received the “Best Burger” award from Time Out Dubai and the “Best Steakhouse” award from What’s On Magazine.
- Location: Century Village, Charged Parking, Garhoud
- Trading Hours: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am
- Contact: +97142868520
- Website: SOHO Dubai
4. The Grill Shack
The Grill Shack, a Dubai institution, serves up burgers, ribs, and steaks in a casual yet urban-industrial environment in the Dubai Mall. They are essentially American, yet with international flavorings.
The open kitchen design is a novel addition to the food court atmosphere, giving patrons a front-row seat to the culinary show. The menu is a meat lover’s dream, from the Fat Boy Burger and slow-cooked BBQ beef ribs to Wagyu sliders.
There are various appetizers, salads, burritos, seafood, and more available on the menu, in addition to the towering burgers produced from 100% pure Angus beef, excellent wet-aged steaks, and melt-in-your-mouth ribs!
- Location: 2nd Floor, Parking: P7, Cinema Parking The Dubai Mall
- Trading Hours: 10:30 am to 12:00 am (Sun-Wed); 10:30 am to 01:00 am (Thurs-Sat)
- Contact: +97143882382
- Website: The Grill Shack | Restaurant in Dubai Mall (thegrilllshack.com)
5. Buffalo Wings & Rings
First serving wings in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1984, Buffalo Rings & Wings has been dedicated to providing customers with delicious cuisine and the best possible sports-viewing experience ever since.
They have always had a thing for wings, but look at how far they’ve come.
They’ve got over 80 locations already and are continually expanding their menu and creating new ones. It has become a popular place for groups of friends and families to enjoy specialty dishes, an extensive beer menu, and a lively ambiance.
- Location: Liberty House, Level C, Al Sukouk Street, DIFC
- Trading Hours: 12:00 pm to 03:00 am
- Contact: +97143596900
- Website: Buffalo Wings & Rings UAE (BWR-intl.com)
6. CLAW BBQ, Crabshack, & Grill
CLAW is the best place to witness the mayhem of Downtown Dubai and have a good time with your friends; and is located in the heart of Dubai’s happening Souk al Bahar.
The CLAW-some drink menu and outdoor patio make it impossible for guests to turn down the opportunity to indulge in the restaurant’s messy, tasty, and addicting seafood and grills.
In typical CLAW fashion, their menu offers a variety of substantial obstacles for customers to overcome, such as enormous burgers and stomach-churning inferno wings.
Certainly not a task for the squeamish. CLAW is stocked with sweets and a delicious variety of smoothies to satisfy your sugar needs.
- Location: Souk al Bahar
- Trading Hours: 03:00 pm to 11:30 pm
- Contact: +97144322300
- Website: CLAW BBQ | American Barbecue & Seafood Restaurant & Bar
7. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant is regarded as one of Dubai’s most well-known American eateries.
The restaurant’s most popular dishes include the Santa Fe salad, spaghetti, red velvet cheesecake, and the unforgettable American burger. It also serves cocktails and delectable cheesecakes.
Furthermore, if possible, they seek high-quality ingredients that are farmed, harvested, and reared in a way that minimizes negative environmental impacts but yet meets their standards of excellence.
The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant staff is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest quality food and service. Visit them for a truly authentic taste of the United States in Dubai.
- Location: Dubai Mall (near the Aquarium)
- Trading Hours: 11:00 am to 01:00 am
- Contact: +97144190223
- Website: THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY in UAE
8. Famous Dave’s
Invite your family and friends to the world-record-holding backyard barbeque!
You can have a delicious barbecue at Famous Dave’s with your pals and fellow pig-out enthusiasts. You may sit down for a meal, buy takeout, or even arrange for them to cater your next event.
Their love of real BBQ drives everything they do. Around 4 in the morning, their pitmasters start the hickory logs on the fire. They start with premium cuts of beef, hand-rub them with spices, then slow cook the meat until tender and flavorful.
Famous for their dedication to BBQ, they are regularly voted the best BBQ joint in the United States, and you can also visit their branch in Dubai.
They also like competing in BBQ tournaments to see how their skills stack up against the world’s best pitmasters. They’ve racked up almost 700 awards thus far!
- Location: Mall, Level 1, Water Front, Dubai Festival City
- Trading Hours: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: +97142876161
- Website: Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurants | Premium Steakhouse
9. Shake Shack
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The burgers at Shake Shack are unrivaled, and no list of American eateries in Dubai would be complete without them. The sandwiches themselves are fantastic, but if you need convincing, the cheese fries are a culinary marvel.
Shake Shack’s goal is to spread the spirit of hospitality beyond the walls of each Shack and into the neighborhoods beyond.
That’s why they’re so committed to using only the highest quality ingredients acquired from suppliers that share their values, building each Shack with care, and giving back to the neighborhoods where they’re located via various organized events and volunteer efforts.
A special combination of freshly ground, one hundred percent Angus beef is used in their burgers. Meat products from their butchery are 100% hormone- and antibiotic-free, including burgers, poultry, and hot dogs.
- Location: Dubai Mall, 1st Floor (next to the waterfall)
- Trading Hours: 10:00 am to 02:00 am
- Contact: +97144190370
- Website: Shake Shack in Dubai, | Dubai Mall
Distillery Dubai has everything you could want in a wonderful American bar and restaurant.
They have taken ideas from throughout the United States to develop a menu of classic, hearty American fare and a beer, wine, and spirit variety that is simply unparalleled.
If you’re looking for cocktails, they’ve got you covered. A group of highly regarded, award-winning mixologists is at your disposal to fulfill all of your cocktail desires. The distillery is well situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, with unrivaled views of the famous Burj.
- Location: Shop 01, Souk Al Manzil, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard (next to Ting Irie, near Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa)
- Trading Hours: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
- Contact: +971 54 998 2003
- Website: Home – Distillery (distillerydubai.com)
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Fuddruckers is a traditional American burger joint in Dubai, with juicy patties, crisp vegetables, and flavorful sauces. All beef in these irresistible patties comes from the USDA’s prime cuts.
You may fulfill all your American fast-food fantasies at Fudrukkers in Dubai. The Fuddruckers Dubai menu has a variety of appetizers, salads, drinks, desserts, wraps, and sandwiches.
You are guaranteed to get the “Worlds Greatest Hamburgers” at Fuddruckers, which is why it has become a monument to the Burger Arts.
According to research conducted by CitySearch, Fuddruckers has been voted “American’s Best” in several American communities.
- Location: Samhan Building, Opposite Al Khor Plaza, Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Garhoud
- Trading Hours: 08:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: +97142827771
- Website: Fuddruckers – Food Company
12. Five Guys Restaurant
When you order from Five Guys, they want you to get precisely what you desire from your meal.
That’s why they’ve made over 250,000 unique combinations of their finest burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs, in addition to a thousand possible meal combinations.
Famous for its “crispy” French fries, cut daily and fried in 100% peanut oil, you have to decide whether to follow the Five Guys Style route or spice up your fries.
The folks at Five Guys are looking forward to having you join in on the hilarity and good times.
- Location: La Mer, Jumeirah 1 Unit 611 A
- Trading Hours: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Contact: 042262513
- Website: Guys Five: Burgers & French Fries in Dubai (five guys. ae)