The Fourth of July is only a couple of days away, which means it's time to think about how you're going to celebrate. Specifically, where to find those classic foods that scream red, white and blue.
In the spirit of freedom, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find New York City's top all-American dining destinations, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list of options.
Sure, they’re not native to either the United States or the old British colonies, but few things seem more American than that summer staple, the hot dog. New York City, we’ve got ideas on that.
1. Sons Of Thunder
Topping the list is Sons of Thunder. Located at 204 E. 38th St. (between Third Ave and Tunnel Exit Street) in Murray Hill, the spot to score hot dogs and poke is the highest-rated hot dog spot in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 729 reviews on Yelp.
2. Crif Dogs
Next up is the East Village's Crif Dogs, situated at 113 St. Marks Place. With four stars out of 2,056 reviews on Yelp, the New American spot, which offers hot dogs and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
If you're craving classic American food like meatloaf, hamburgers or mac and cheese, consider a celebratory Fourth of July meal at one of New York City's top traditional American restaurants.
1. Knickerbocker Bar & Grill
Topping the list is Knickerbocker Bar & Grill. Located at 33 University Place (between Eighth and Ninth streets) in Greenwich Village, the traditional American spot is the highest-rated traditional American restaurant in New York City, boasting four stars out of 295 reviews on Yelp.
2. Burger Inc Nyc
Next up is Chelsea's Burger Inc Nyc, situated at 353 W. 14th St. (between Hudson and 14th streets). With 4.5 stars out of 88 reviews on Yelp, the traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite.
A solid option that conjures the feeling of the open road, one of these beloved New York City diners can serve up grub that'll have you singing "God Bless America" in no time.
Topping the list is George's. Located at 753 Coney Island Ave. (between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads) in Flatbush, the diner is the highest rated diner in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 128 reviews on Yelp.
2. Mikes Diner Of Brooklyn
Next up is Bath Beach's Mikes Diner Of Brooklyn, situated at 1454 86th St. (between Bay Seventh Street and 14th Avenue). With 4.5 stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp, the diner has proven to be a local favorite.