The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for a true taste of 'Murica

From food trucks to milkshakes, the Tel Aviv food scene has now got its very own version of America
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By Keren Brown |
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As the Tel Aviv restaurant scene continues to grow as a melting pot of every cuisine available under the sun, the local hunger pangs for nostalgic American food seem to strengthen. American joints are popping up all over Tel Aviv, serving up everything from authentic street food to the classic all-American breakfast. From food trucks to milkshakes and everything in between, we've got a list of the best American-style eateries in Tel Aviv, adding a little patriotic red and blue to the already White City.

The most patriotic American restaurants in Tel Aviv

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Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa

North Tel Aviv’s Santa Rosa showcases Californian cuisine with a plethora of freshly-harvested ingredients, light flavors, colorful presentation and a fusion of styles ranging from classic American to Asian and French. Opt for Californian pizzas with ingredients like prosciutto, peppers and a sunny side up egg, or munch on the ever-popular fish and chips.  Start your weekend mornings with the Californian brunch where you can get eggs Benedict, huge cobb salads and savory waffles topped with crispy bacon.

11 Kehilat Saloniki (03-9401011)

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Vitrina
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Restaurants, American

Vitrina - Ibn Gvirol

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Vitrina opened in 2011 by Nati Menashe and since then, it has become an inseparable part of the Tel Aviv landscape and a focus for those seeking a hamburger or quality sausage. In February 2017, renovations forced him to close the place. Although Vitrina remained in the game, Ibn Gvirol without Vitrina remained as deserted as a hamburger without french fries. Now, we are happy to announce Menashe's return to Ibn Gvirol, with their succulent burgers, golden buns and best of all - the half potato, half sweet potato matchstick fries zested to perfection. Come with growling stomachs...their burgers are well worth the wait.

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Brooklyn Pizza
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Restaurants, Pizza

Brooklyn Pizza

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For those missing a slice of oversized pizzas — 50 cm to be precise — the Brooklyn pizza that doesn’t fall apart also seems to have a never-ending selection of toppings like artichokes, ham and cornichons, all with some serious New York nostalgia. For a decadent ending to your meal, get the calzone filled with nutella alongside some luscious soft serve ice cream.

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Restaurants, Cafés

NOLA American Bakery

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Nola is an adorable American bakery and cafe on Dizengoff Street known for its nostalgic treats, including chewy chocolate chip cookies, homemade peppermint patties and Nola’s signature Mud Pie—made of Graham cracker crust and filled with chocolate fudge, cream, pecans and chocolate. They have a nice selection of breakfasts, sandwiches and American comfort food classics too.

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America Burger
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America Burger

This welcoming diner on Allenby Street serves up huge, juicy burgers layered with bacon, sloppy joe sauce and of course, lots of cheese! For the ultimate crunch, get yourself some oversized fried pickles—all salty and crunchy—for an indulgent treat. Also on the menu at America Burger, the huge flower-shaped onion ring, soft serve ice cream and inventive cocktails. Locals can’t get enough this place!

112 Allenby St (03-5280281)

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Dixie
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Restaurants, American

Dixie Grill Bar

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Dixie Grill Bar offers a selection of classic American-style dishes with a variety of Asian-fusion cuisine. Dixie serves the highest-quality, freshest meats, creating a menu full of delicious flavors and fragrances. In addition, Dixie offers a wide selection of wines and spirits, with a large collection of beers on tap. The burgers and desserts, including New York cheesecake and chocolate fingers, are made by hand daily in order to ensure the tastiest dishes. Dixie Grill Bar is open 24/7, making it a great place to stop by for late-night cravings.  

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French 57
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French 57

Step into French 57 and enjoy the jazzy New Orleans cocktail bar with comfort food bites and drinks to match. You’ll find authentic crab cakes, the famous fried shrimp Po’ Boy with crusted shrimp, housemade aioli and juicy bacon. There is also a vegan version with fried green tomatoes and portobello mushrooms. Pop up for the nighttime brunch served deep into the wee hours, where you can get creamy key lime pie and the crab beignets, mini doughnuts filled with crab meat and mascarpone cheese fried up in a beer batter.

2 Brenner (050-7347452)

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Salva Vida
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Salva Vida

What started as a pop-up has finally found a home on Hayarkon Street, commanding a stunning view of the beach. Chef Yuval Faschler’s fine dining spot serves up cuisine from his past: a mix of California meet Mediterranean, it’s a creative journey using local ingredients letting his American roots shine. You’ll find mac & cheese with crab, banana bread French toast and more at Salva Vida.

88 Hayarkon St (03-7788996)

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Sweet Box
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Sweet Box

Located in South Tel Aviv’s Shuk Levinsky area, Sweet Box is the adorable local bakeshop that bakes up all the American favorites that you can think of. Pop in to pick up sticky buns with white chocolate toffee and nuts, red velvet cake, fluffy muffins, chocolaty brownies, Monster chocolate chip cookies and the New York crumb cake. They deliver too!

6 Hachaluzim St (03-6196030)

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Pundak Deluxe
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Restaurants, American

Pundak Deluxe

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This friendly barbecue joint is your go-to destination for American comfort food. Choose meats by weight or on the bone alongside a slew of tasty side dishes. From chicken wings to juicy brisket, everything is succulently smoked and served with all the trimmings. The best of the comfort foods, include mac & cheese, fluffy cornbread, and extra creamy coleslaw. An ideal spot for sharing plates with friends, especially if you order the decadently addictive crack pie!

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