10 Best American Restaurants Outside the States (Slideshow)
July 9, 2014
The 10 best American restaurants travelers can find overseas when those cravings for Tex-Mex, fry-ups, or chicken wings strike
Lox Stock & Barrel (Sydney, Australia)
We all know that bagels make the world go ‘round. They are something we can’t live without. There is a science behind making the perfect bagel, and Lox Stock & Barrel in Sydney, Australia, seems to have solved the equation. It’s no New York, but it is as close as you will get from down under.
MEATLiquor (London, U.K)
There is nothing like a good burger, and for once London may have actually gotten something besides fish and chips right. MEATLiquor in London is an ex-pat favorite for the best burger in town. Missing cheesesteaks? You can find that, too. Go on then, give it a go!
Vatos Urban Taco (Seoul, South Korea)
Good Mexican food is hard to find outside of North America, which is why Vatos Urban Tacos is a godsend for ex-pats and travelers in South Korea. The two-hour line is worth the wait. You can find slamming margaritas and to-die-for tacos at this Seoul-based Mexican joint.
The Big Bite (Hong Kong, China)
Chili cheese fries, onion rings, ribs, buffalo wings and free refills on soft drinks all in one Hong Kong-based eatery? Yes, please! Head on over to The Big Bite, a Canadian-owned restaurant that has ex-pats traveling all the way to the city’s north end for a big bite of home.
Claw's BBQ (Dubai, U.A.E)
Southern Hospitality has found its way to Dubai with Claw’s BBQ. Expect some jumbo fried shrimp, spicy chicken wings, and artichoke dip to get you started before moving on the main events, like the Texas brisket or colossal buckets of fresh seafood. Tie on that plastic bib, and get crackin’!
California Breakfast Slam (Berlin, Germany)
When you’re in Berlin and you have pancakes and French toast on the brain, journey no further than to California Breakfast Slam. This is one of Europe’s hippest cities, so expect to party all night and then re-fuel your soul with the best American breakfast you will find in Berlin.
Bugsy's (Paris, France)
Bugsy’s is an institution not to be missed. This pre-prohibition style bar and restaurant in Paris is where you can happily satiate your American appetite with all things that are not croissants. Go for the club sandwich, the cheesiest nachos, or freshen up with a Caesar salad.
DevilCraft (Tokyo, Japan)
Pizza and Japan don’t really go together unless you have made a visit to DevilCraft in Tokyo. Started by three Americans, DevilCraft brings Chicago deep-dish pizza to the Japanese metropolis with a range of craft beer to complement it. All you need is some Monday night football, and you will feel right at home.
Flippin' Burgers (Stockholm, Sweden)
If you are on the prowl for the best burger in Sweden (and possibly all of Europe), Flippin’ Burgers reigns supreme. The burgers are the perfect combination of lean and juicy, and the milkshakes are made with help from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
The Perfect Bun (Rome, Italy)
Sometimes we don’t always want cold cuts for breakfast, which is why The Perfect Bun is the hottest breakfast spot in Rome. Eggs and French toast are the heroes of the brunch menu, and by day you can gorge on some much-missed Tex Mex, burgers, and steaks.