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Top 5 Most Popular American Restaurants in Salinas, CA | restaurant review

This list is based on feedback from previous customers.


The quality and smoothness of the food is what attracts people to a restaurant. However, it’s hard to sample every restaurant in town, isn’t it? Luckily, we’ve already done that for you, and below you’ll find our pick of the most popular American restaurants in town.

5. Elli’s Great American Restaurant

Elli’s is a vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian restaurant renowned for its delicious, freshly prepared meals. The chef has mastered how to prepare award winning meals and you will enjoy every bite. The staff are friendly and interactive in providing comfort in the restaurant and helping you understand its menu items and making suggestions on what to order.

4. Salinas City BBQ

Do you like barbecues? Salinas City BBQ is famous for the tastiest barbecues in town. Whether you choose to dine in or take out, you will love their meals. It also offers decent craft beers in its pleasant outdoor seating. Visit and rate the experience.

3. black bear dinner

Black Bear Diner boasts of offering a wide selection of favorite dishes. Meals are perfectly accompanied by wine or beer, and take-out meals are available. Parking is available and accepts credit cards. Food portions are generous to ensure you have every reason to return, and the staff will brighten up your experience with their friendliness and interactivity.

2. First Awakenings

First Awakenings offers takeout, table service, seating and wheelchair access. Its special diets include vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options. The services are good and the chef will delight your heart with mouth-watering dishes from his extensive menu. Its warm atmosphere is conducive to a special experience.

1. Rancho Cielo

Rancho Cielo is renowned for serving up unique gems, and you’ll appreciate its dinner and patio services. The views are exquisite and the food and wine are amazing and beautifully presented. You can’t fail to come back after your first visit. The place is a huge attraction.