Homesick expats and locals with a craving for a good burger and french fries, welcome! We have rounded up the Top American Restaurants in Barcelona, three fantastic foodie establishments guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied by classic American fare. Whether you´re in it for the chili dogs or you´re in need of a frothy milkshake after a long day at work, you have come to the right place. So grab some extra napkins and read on!
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Big Al´s American Kitchen
Craving a burger bigger than what you can hold in the palms? One that oozes meet juice, condiments and melted cheese all over your hands? Then check out Big Al´s American Kitchen, located near the Hospital Clinic metro station in Dreta de l´Eixample. Their signature Big Al Burger is a monumental stack of 4 juicy patties, cheese, crispy onions and bacon, their house-made pulled pork and local greens, such as tomato and jalapeños on a brioche bun. The meat is hydrated with garlicky aioli. But we definitely don´t mind the garlic breath. This delicious creation is worth it! And did we mention, that if you finish the Big Al Burger in 30 minutes your picture goes up on their Wall of Fame? Feeling up for the challenge?
Along with their famous burgers, the restaurant also sells a wide variety of dishes great for sharing with friends, such as pulled pork nachos, quesadillas, onion rings and chicken wings. And to wash it down with, a wide selection of beers from Spain, Germany and England – an international twist to a fully American meal!
Big Al´s is located in the elegant Eixample neighborhood, just meters away from many of our fabulous Eixample Accommodations. The restaurant has an additional location in Sitges.
Located in the heart of the bustling el Born neighborhood, just a few meters from some of the most popular bars and other nightlife spots in the city, Bernie´s is a colorful diner-themed restaurant soaked in 40´s and 50´s era americana, as depicted in American films. They are known to play hip, fun music at all hours of the day and evening, to offer Barcelona a taste of the American Diner.
If the cherry-red booths and pin-up posters on the walls don´t get you nostalgic already, the menu for sure will. Here it´s not just about burgers and french fries. The restaurant offers a wide range of classic American food, including hot dogs, chili dogs, steaks, baby back ribs, onion rings and the creamiest milkshakes in the Ciudad Condal. They also offer some homemade favorites including fried green tomatoes, battered beef steak, and ravioli. And in case you are looking for a great place for brunch, Bernie´s also offers a variety of delicious bagel sandwiches, pancakes, a full English breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and Huevos Rancheros. Or combine it all and order an American Breakfast: two grilled or scrambled eggs with bacon, pancakes and maple syrup.
Bernie´s is located in the very center of the city, one that we recommend highly to those visiting Barcelona for holidays or those moving here for a long-term stay. To see some of our most popular accommodations in this area, check out our Apartments in El Born page.
Choose your favorite classic tunes on the jukebox, kick back and relax at Peggy Sue´s, a 60´s themed American restaurant named after Francis Ford Coppola´s famous “Peggy Sue Got Married.” The kitchen uses fresh, conservative. and additive-free ingredients to produce some of the best American food in town, everything from steaks, hamburgers and fries to fresh salads, healthy wraps and BBQ chicken wings. Create a personal burger by stacking classic beef, grilled chicken or breaded chicken with bacon, tomato, onions, and cheese. Add a variety of cheeses and extra to make it your own! And for dessert, try their famous pink carrot cake (it matches the decor!), classic New York cheese cake or brownie drizzled in hot fudge.
Peggy Sue´s has three locations in Barcelona: Carrer Balmes (near the University of Barcelona), Travessera de Gracia (in the Sarria – Sant Gervasi) and Carrer de Benet Mateu (in Sarria). Pick the location that works best for you, grab some hungry friends, and join us for an American feast at this delightful diner, full of 60´s charm.