Hamburgers, French fries, big and juicy steaks … are you drooling yet? These are all the foods that come to mind when you think about American cuisine.
Kuwait has some of the staples of American cuisine right in the heart of its major city – no need to fly halfway across the world to experience it.
Whether you’re a local looking for a change in pace or a traveling American looking for something to curb your homesickness, Kuwait’s offerings will cater to your needs.
Read on as we take a deeper dive into some of the restaurants that are at the heart and soul of American cuisine!
1. Slider Station
This is one of the highest-rated American cuisine restaurants in all of Kuwait.
If American culture is hamburgers and cheeseburgers, then this place is about as traditional as you can get when it comes to American cuisine.
Not only is the food highly regarded, but you will also walk away having experienced something that only exists at Slider Station locations. They identify themselves as “industrial chic” with their food served to you on a conveyor belt. This “blast from the past” will transport you to a period of simpler times as Slider Station is modeled after an American gas station from the 1940s.
Make sure to check them out on Instagram: @sliderstation
2. The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is one of the most famous and best movies to come out of America, so it’s no surprise that one of the best American cuisine restaurants in Kuwait is named after it.
This is a place you will see on every review app out there – it is unanimously raved about across all platforms.
Make sure to check them out on Instagram: @breakfastclubkw
3. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory is the absolute Holy Grail of American cuisine. Everything from the menu to the portions is done BIG. With a menu as long as the dictionary, you are guaranteed to find something that appeals to you. From pasta to meatloaves to curry dishes, you don’t need to worry about the picky eater in your party not finding something they like.
Calling all people who love leftovers – this is the place for you!
4. Crowne Plaza Kuwait Rib Eye
Authentically decorated to encompass the ambiance of an American lodge in the mountains, Crowne Plaza Kuwait Rib Eye will leave you feeling like you just visited the heart of the United States.
Yet another steak house that prides itself on the quality of the meats as they have been flown in from all across the globe.
5. The Meat Co
Meat, meat, and… more meats!
Here is a message to all the meat lovers out there: do NOT pass by an opportunity to dine at The Meat Co. This place easily has a reputation for offering the best quality meats in all of Kuwait.
The chain pulls from its South African origins and provides uniquely aged meats from all across the globe, including Mayura Station Signature Wagyu and Prime 1kg Tomahawk steak.
Make sure to check them out on Instagram: @themeatcokw
6. Cocoa Room
Cocoa Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but their breakfast is what keeps their local customers coming back for more.
Their sweets are a staple of the menu and you will get to experience the various breakfast sweets that America is famous for.
You may have to prepare yourself to experience a sugar high unlike any other after a trip here – it will definitely be your children’s new favorite place!
Make sure to check them out on Instagram: @cocoaroom
7. Teatro Restaurant
Do yourself a favor and take a moment to dine at Teatro Restaurant – you will not regret it.
Dining at Teatro Restaurant is what the definition of “treating yourself” really refers to. Beauty surrounds you as you indulge in their wonderous menu. If you do not marvel at the live chefs that prepare your food right in front of your eyes, you most definitely will marvel at the sea breeze blowing off the Arabian Gulf as you enjoy your meal.
8. Pepper – Steak House
This is where you want to be if you want to experience a luxury steak house. Pepper – Steak House offers superb hospitality, wonderfully presented dishes, and a relaxing ambiance that sets it apart from the rest.
The restaurant is located at the beautiful Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, which allows you to experience all that the grounds have to offer – perhaps a post-dinner walks along the beach.
The tenderloin wagyu is a must-try here!
9. Texas Roadhouse
You know what they say in Texas… “Don’t mess with Texas!”
Texas Roadhouse clearly does not mess around when it comes to their meats and potatoes. They serve everything from Rib Eyes, to filets, to prime ribs, to New York strips. They also make all of their side items in house from scratch – including the free fresh bread served with their unique cinnamon butter.
Make sure you mention if it is your birthday – you may be in for a nice surprise birthday treat!
10. Johnny Rockets
You cannot get any more of an American cuisine experience than a visit to the classic Johnny Rockets. The first Johnny Rockets was founded in none other than the infamous Los Angeles, California. You will find yourself walking into a 1950’s diner with Coca Cola themed décor every place you look.
If you’re in the mood for a gigantic burger, greasy fries, and a classic ice cream shake to wash it all down, then a visit here is an absolute must!
Kuwait has a vastly diverse cuisine culture, and there are many options when you get hungry; however, Kuwait’s American cuisine restaurants rank amongst the top-rated restaurants in the country.
Experiencing American cuisine while overlooking the Arabian Gulf is something not most people can say they’ve done, but in Kuwait, that opportunity awaits at almost every corner.