Get stuck into these top 10 Americano restaurants in Sydney

Visiting Sydney from the USA and missing home? Or simply love Americano restaurants?


Check out our top 10 recommended Americano hotspots across Sydney. One thing is for sure – you won’t be going home hungry after tucking into these US of A delights.


Image: Roast Republic.


Roast Republic

If you’re a fan of Southern food (think New Orleans seafood gumbo), Roast Republic in Sydney’s CBD dishes up classic comfort dishes that make your mouth sing. Calling its offerings ‘American Soul Food’ it claims to put the ‘glitz into canteen-style dining’.  Think slow-cooked beef back ribs, blackened chicken, slow-cooked Texan beef brisket, a great range of American-style burgers and an awesome selection of seafood. It’s signature seafood dish is its lip-smackingly good shrimp and chicken Jambalaya, and you can’t venture here without trying its boards that are  loaded with five different entree options served with steak fries. Roast Republic was voted Diner’s Choice best food restaurant 2023. 

Image: Betty’s Burgers

Betty’s Burgers 

Betty’s Burgers opened its first burger joint in Noosa, Queensland in 2024. Fast forward ten years and it now has 60 diners across Australia, all with a signature retro-style fit-out and branding. Betty’s is a classic American burger shack that claims to have the freshest, juiciest burgers going. The goal of Betty’s Burgers is to offer diners an ‘affordable indulgence’ (a good idea in times like this!) and you can also get into its delicious milkshakes, thick shakes, ice cream, or even a local Aussie beer, wine or cider.

Image: Bar Luca

Bar Luca

A stone’s throw from Sydney’s Botanic Gardens, you’ll find Bar Luca, which is considered the go-to place for an ultimate mouth-wateringly good burger experience with a craft beer on the side. Recommended starter options include fried chicken wings, beer battered onion rings, and classic Southern fried chicken tenders. Then it’s hard work choosing one of Bar Luca’s eleven burger options including its Blame Canada – beef patty, cheese and bacon topped with maple aioli and poutine. If you’re gluten-free or don’t eat bread, order a burger bowl – which is a burger of your choice in a bowl, with lettuce and no bun! Genius.  

Image: Smoky Sue’s BBQ

Smoky Sue’s BBQ 

If you have a hankering for some American barbecued food, mosey on over to Smokey Sue’s BBQ, which, in their words, has “torn up the BBQ rule book and tossed it in the smoker, and turned it into a side of melting brisket you’d sell your mother for.”  For its platter servings, you can choose two meats with a side of slaw, with some classic options being brisket, pulled pork, and sticky BBQ pork ribs. The Southern Fried Chicken Burger is loaded with tasty fried chicken tenders topped off with lettuce, sliced tomato, onion and a generous dollop of Sue’s (rightfully famous) Burger Sauce. On Wingman Wednesday you can tuck into wings for just $1 each. 

Image: Lone Star Rib House and Brews

Lone Star Rib House and Brews 

Lone Star Rib House and Brews can be found Australia-wide, with venues in Sydney’s Edmondson Park, Campbelltown, Penrith, Parramatta and Rouse Hill. Here, it’s all about offering its guests a ‘taste as big as Texas’ and ribs that are slow-cooked over eight hours. The staff pride themselves on creating a big, fun atmosphere, and in their own words, they’ve ’rounded up a big ol’ helpin’ of Texas, and topped it off with a delightful dose of mid-west congeniality.’ Yeehaw … C’mon down cowboys and girls. 

Image: Surly’s American Tavern

Surly’s American Tavern 

Considered one of Sydney’s original Americano restaurants, Surly’s is an authentic slice of Nashville in Sydney’s uber-cool Surry Hills. It’s a fave hangout for locals, and touted as a place ‘where big kids go to play’.  The soul food is straight from the ‘Ole Hickory’ – a famous commercial fire-box smoker flown in from Missouri in the US. You don’t get more Americano than that. Upstairs you’ll find Smokey’s Cabin – where big kids will find shuffleboards and arcade games to enjoy after a hearty feed. 

Image: Wingboy Darling Square

Wingboy was launched in November 2021, by two mates who love hot wings and cold bevs, and now it has three venues in Darling Square, Randwick and Newtown. Many wing fans claim they arguably have the best wings in Sydney, with popular flavours including Buffalo, Smokey BBQ, Korean, Portuguese, and Honey Mustard. There’s also a range of flavoured fries on offer, including ‘Tiger’ flavoured loaded fries which is a tasty combo of honey mustard, Louisiana sauce and chives. This bustlin’ business is based on three things: big flavour, an electric atmosphere and friendly service. This bustlin’ business is based on three things: big flavour, an electric atmosphere and friendly service.

Image: Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Feeling like getting some good ol’ protein in? Outback Steakhouse is an Australian take on American-style food, so we’re including this one too. In busy North Strathfield, it’s the place to go to get yourself a top-notch steak served with a range of quality side dishes. Popular menu items include the T-Bone Directors Cut, and the Bloomin’ Onion entree – cooked to perfection and ready to dip in a signature bloom sauce. Or try some Bushies – seasoned and deep-fried butter mushrooms served with a spicy ranch dressing. Delish, and a good one for vegetarians. 

Image: Roadhouse Burgers and Ribs

Roadhouse Burgers and Ribs 

Located in the heart of Sydney’s China Town (just up from the CBD), Roadhouse Burgers and Ribs offers an ultimate burger experience – you can choose from many styles including haloumi mushroom, cheesy cheese, South style, Truffle Treasure or Oh Char Grill. Or tuck into a big-time rib experience that you’ll be writing home about. You can grab a lunch deal of a burger, chips and drink for only $19.99. 

Image: Wingmill


If you’re in tree-lined Neutral Bay, swing by Wingmill – considered one of the best Americano restaurants on Sydney’s North Shore. It has nine different wing flavours on offer – choose your main entree, then your flavour, and then a dipping sauce – and it also won best burger on the North Shore. Wingmill is a local hangout, known for its fun atmosphere and friendly staff, who ensure top American sports matches are being played on its big screen. It also has a dog-friendly courtyard and a great range of Australia beer, wine and mixed drinks. 

If you enjoyed this article about Americano restaurants in Sydney, read our awesome article about the best burgers in Sydney.

Travel to Sydney

Rex flies to Sydney. Book your tickets here and check out the route map below.

Scroll to Top


For travel inspo and recommendations, flight deals, and awesome giveaways straight to your inbox!

TrulyAus for Rex Subscriber Form