American Eats in Brisbane CBD - Visit Brisbane


American Eats in Brisbane CBD

Y'all better prepare your stomachs as Brisbane City has a bunch of US-style venues to satisfy those American cuisine cravings. Chow down on philly cheese steaks, onion rings and ribs for the ultimate good time. Consider us the BBQ sauce to your ribs, the ketchup to your hot dog and the guide to your belly. Eat your way through this list of American-style eats in Brisbane CBD. 

Hellcat Maggie

Residing in Rich Lane, this hole-in-the-wall laneway is reminiscent of the back alleys and rough streets of downtown New York. Hellcat Maggie has braved this backstreet reputation to serve up authentic American BBQ-style eats for breakfast and lunch, and bar snacks and burgers for dinner. Think taco spice wings, loaded fries, and charred corn on the cob - ya’ll better book a table!

Red Hook 

Brisbane locals cannot stay away from this laneway gem. Check out their American street food including philly cheese steaks, wings, mac n cheese squares and hawt dogs. Or if burgers are more your thing, chomp into their popular Brooklyn Cheeseburger and wash it down with a Brooklyn American Ale.

51st Street 

This New York-inspired burger bar delivers the classics in true American-style. From the traditional cheeseburger to the pork belly burgers, 51st Street will meet all your cravings. Our recommendation is The Mighty Manhattan, which features a beef patty, bacon, egg, cheese, beetroot, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles and STREET sauce.

Brooklyn Standard

Brooklyn Standard 

Enjoy a slice of Brooklyn cool at speakeasy live music venue Brooklyn Standard. Located underground on Eagle Lane, Brooklyn Standard hosts live music six nights a week specialising in jazz, funk and blues – all accompanied by a well-stocked bar with lobster rolls, crab tater tots, jalapeno poppers, and more.

Buffalo Bar 

Buffalo Bar Hoagie  

This joint’s calling card may be buffalo wings, but the whole menu is jam-packed with American classics. You'll find smoked beef brisket, a Big Texan burger and buffalo smoked chicken lining the menu, so just add a side of battered onion rings to complete this Southern US meal. For something to share with your pals, the USA Style House-Smoked Pork Ribs are as American as they come.

Miss Kay's

Burgers at Miss Kays 

Straight from the west coast of California comes Miss Kay’s, the go-to place for authentic American-style fast food. Go full Yankee and get the Mac Daddy, a beef and mac n’ cheese filled burger. The restaurant also offers crispy fries, chicken wings and ice-cream sandwiches that can be washed down with a creamy milkshake or jug of your favourite cocktail.

Embassy Craft Beer Bar 


Your tastebuds will swoon for Embassy Bar's awarded chef Rob Campbell's contemporary American-style traditional buffalo wings served with blue cheese sauce. For a true American experience, accompany the wings with mac & cheese balls and crumbed pickles.

Santa Monica 


Treat your friends to a laid-back Californian meal at Santa Monica. Our picks from the extensive menu are the chilli cheeseburger and classic cheeseburger - but what if one burger is not enough? Upgrade your meal to include cheese and bacon fries with spicy mayonnaise and jalapenos or pulled pork fries with American mustard and smokey bbq sauce.

Fat Angel Sports Bar and Grill 

Fat Angel Sports Bar and Grill is Brisbane’s first ever American sports bar. Unlike its sister venue, Brooklyn Standard, the above-ground bar in Eagle Lane features live sport direct from the US. Become one with American culture and chow down classic American snacks like wings, burgers, cheesesteaks and popcorn shrimp. 

By Brittany Mohr

Brittany’s ultimate weekend involves wine (rosé) and cheese (manchego) at La Lune, seeing a live show and going for a wander along the Brisbane River. Passionate about the leafy Western suburbs, she’s a lady of fine tastes so naturally her best kept secret is #treatingyo'self to a session at luxe day spa One Wybelenna. Bliss.

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