The best American restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 19 Aug 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Longing for distant shores across the pond? Stockholm boasts an abundance of American restaurants, steakhouses and sleek New York-style bistros. Think hearty comfort food, flaming grills and a slice of pecan pie and you’re on the right track. US cuisine has so much more to offer than the obvious collection of burgers, fried chicken and other meaty delicacies. Our guide to the best American restaurants in Stockholm has got you covered from coast to coast.
Austin Food WorksNorrtullsgatan 24, Vasastan
American comfort food
Austin Food Works exudes authentic Americana vibes à la the Deep South intermingled with hickory smoke and Mexican flavours. The restaurant boasts a special guacamole station and the menu features the obligatory fried chicken and Reuben sandwich in a sleek, industrial setting.
KommendörenKommendörsgatan 7, Östermalm
Ode to the Big Apple
Kommendören offers a virtual trip to the Big Apple; the sleek bistro is complete with subway tiles, leather and brass trimmings and a laidback vibe. Vassa Eggen's sister restaurant boasts an impressive East coast menu featuring steaks, lobster tacos and classic brunch favourites such as kale salad, blueberry pancakes and burgers. The bar is a popular haunt after hours.
Miss BehaveTullhus 2, Skeppsbrokajen, Old Town
You'll find this lively bar and restaurant in the middle of Skeppbrokajen, packed with nautical vibes and inspiration from the American east and west coasts. The bar is filled with various rums and beers from their own brewery and the menu is a tempting selection of "sea and junk food royal". Tuck into everything from chicken wings to substantial burgers and shakes.
Kitchen & Table2 addresses
Influences from Manhattan
Kitchen & Table is part of the Clarion hotel, an American restaurant with New York-based celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson at the helm. Culinary inspiration comes from Manhattan's multicultural food districts, but ingredients are local and largely green.
FolkparkenSveavägen 53, Vasastan
Folkparken on Sveavägen is inspired by neighbourhoods such as Vesterbro in Copenhagen and Brooklyn in New York. Tuck into the wide range of American BBQ-style dishes, washed down with craft beer, in industrial-chic surroundings.
TGI Fridays2 addresses
American since 1965
This American restaurant chain has a lot of years under its belt - TGI Fridays was founded in 1965 in New York and there are now several branches in Stockholm. A fun, friendly Friday atmosphere prevails all week and naturally the menu is filled with American classics such as hamburgers, ribs, steaks and decadent desserts. Their cocktails and happy hour deals also draw in the crowds.
Grill RubyÖsterlånggatan 14, Old Town
Texas in Stockholm
Grill Ruby is a popular melting pot in Gamla Stan. Fusing Texan-vibes with a hint of Mexican spice. Chargrilled meat and indulgent burgers are all part of Grill Ruby's repertoire. Count on American sides, desserts and selected cocktails, such as Texas Margarita. Southern sensibilities dominate the interior and the ambiance.
Texas Longhorn6 addresses
The American dream
This popular branch opened its first location in Stockholm in 1994 and now serves Texan specialties in several locations around the city. Its repertoire includes juicy steaks, ribs, burgers and spicy fajitas.
Texas Longhorn Sankt Paulsgatan
Texas Longhorn Gamla stan
Texas Longhorn Vasastan
Texas Longhorn Kungsholmen
Texas Longhorn Hornstull
Det Arroganta SvinetDåntorpsvägen 29, Haninge
Celebrated garage restaurarant in Jordbro
If you're craving true Texas-style BBQ, get down to Det Arroganta Svinet ("The arrogant pig") in Jordbro south of Stockholm. Tommy Granström opened up the doors to his own garage in the spring of 2018, serving up what he refers to as "Sweden's best Texas BBQ".
PepparTorsgatan 34, Vasastan
Spicy food and a warm atmosphere
It's impossible to miss this lavishly decorated little restaurant on Sankt Eriksplan. Regulars crowd in to eat Cajun food or have a beer and listen to music. Count on plenty of heat (the restaurant lives up to its name) and a lively atmosphere.