10 Best American Restaurants in Fishers

This is the best restaurants in Fishers series, all backed by review data ⭐


Are you looking to find the best American Food in Fishers?

What if there was a way to sift through the noise and pinpoint the top-rated restaurants based on a fair and unique rating system? Our Fishers Digest score does just that, blending popularity with quality to bring you a curated list of the top 10 restaurants in Fishers. Plus 3 honorable mentions 😉

How This List Works

To make this list, we had to come up with a unique Fishers Digest score. Here’s why:

If you sort a restaurant by their number of reviews or their star counts, you can get weird results. Imagine a restaurant with 5 stars but only 2 reviews. Heck, that might be the owner and their mom 😂 So without a weighted system, we’re not going to get an accurate list. 

Here’s a more real example. Which would you rather eat at:

  1. A restaurant with 4.8 stars and 750 reviews
  2. A restaurant with 3.7 stars and 1400 reviews

While restaurant B is not a bad restaurants by any means, option A rates much higher, more often. It’s also possible that restaurant B inflates their review count with more marketing. This isn’t a bad thing. But it felt important to make sure the playing field is as even as possible.

So here’s how our weighted score works:

  • Restaurants with over 500 reviews and at least 4.5 stars received a 2x boost to their weighted score
  • Restaurants with fewer than 500 reviews or 4.5 stars received an average of their rating and number of reviews. No boost for them.

This method ranks restaurants by their popularity and dining quality. 500 reviews and at least 4.5 stars is a significant achievement!

💡 If you want to nerd out and try it out for yourself, here’s the exact formula:

=IF(AND(C2 >= 4.5, D2 > 500), C2 (1 + D2 / 1000) 2, C2 * (1 + D2 / 1000))

  • C is the stars rating
  • D is the total number of reviews

So with this system, we took every restaurant with a Fishers address that serves American food (burgers, barbecue, fast food, bar food, steaks, etc) and sorted them. This list is entirely based on Google’s data.

The Top 10 American Restaurants in Fishers

Alright, no more talking. Here’s the top 10 list.

An image of the supporting data for the top 10 american restaurants in Fishers

1 – Portillo’s Fishers

Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs.

2 – City Barbeque

Counter-serve smokehouse chain offering classic barbecue fare in down-home settings.

  • Weighted Score: 24.732
  • Address: 9367 Ambleside Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Menu: City Barbeque Menu
  • Price: $$

3 – Five Guys

Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

  • Weighted Score: 19.809
  • Address: 11680 Commercial Dr, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Menu: Five Guys Menu
  • Price: $$

4 – Another Broken Egg Cafe

Casual chain featuring egg dishes & other breakfast items, plus brunch sandwiches.

5 – Sahm’s Restaurant

Flagship branch of a local chain known for housemade coffee cakes & other simple American eats.

  • Weighted Score: 19.17
  • Address: 11505 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038, United States
  • Menu: Sahm’s Restaurant Menu
  • Price: $$

6 – Yats Fishers

Laid-back, counter-serve chain restaurant specializing in hearty plates of New Orleans cuisine.

7 – Bubba’s 33

Burgers, pizza & beer served alongside many large-screen TVs showing sports & music videos.

  • Weighted Score: 18.5812
  • Address: 9770 N by NE Blvd, Fishers, IN 46037
  • Menu: Bubba’s 33 Menu
  • Price: $$

8 – The HC Tavern + Kitchen ⭐️

This restaurant gets 1 Fishers Digest star. It’s just like a Michelin star, except our version. We highly recommend this high-end restaurant.

9 – Peterson’s

High-end steakhouse with elevated cuts of meat, seafood & a large wine offering in chic surrounds.

  • Weighted Score: 16.4688
  • Address: 7690 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Menu: Peterson’s Menu
  • Price: $$$

10 – CR Heroes

Casual American restaurant with a bar area & kids’ game room, also offering weekly trivia nights.

  • Weighted Score: 16.0356
  • Address: 10570 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037
  • Menu: CR Heroes Menu
  • Price: $$

Honorable Mentions

These restaurants were close, but didn’t make the cut for top ten. They are all still absolutely worth your time!

1 – 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo

2 – Ale Emporium

Easygoing sports bar serving an array of standard pub grub & brews plus sports on jumbo TVs. If they had just .1 higher of a review (making them 4.5 instead of 4.4 stars) they would be number 3 overall on this list!

  • Weighted Score: 11.572
  • Address: 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr #100, Fishers, IN 46037, United States
  • Menu: Ale Emporium Menu
  • Price: $$

3 – Wolfies Grill – Geist

Price: $$

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